Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 41-10 regime ending loss to the Buffalo Bills
The New York Jets laid down to die in MetLife Stadium this afternoon, as Matt Barkley (!) and the Buffalo Bills, who had managed 20 points over the past 3 weeks, ran it up in a 41-10 victory. Any shreds of delusion around this failed Jets regime, that is now 23-35 over 58 games, have firmly been put to bed. The Jets are no better than they were 4 years ago when they laid down to die against the Buffalo in Detroit and received a similar whooping. The myth is over, no matter how much media posturing continues to take place.
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 13-6 loss to the Miami Dolphins
When you are working on a 8 year playoff drought, there are many bad football games along the way. The New York Jets added one to their recent Mount Rushmore of incompetence today in a 13-6 tic-tac-toe match against the nearly equally incompetent Miami Dolphins. It was a tour de force of trash as the Jets porous game management and haphazard roster building was on full display alongside a career worst game from their rookie quarterback, Sam Darnold.
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 24-10 loss to the Chicago Bears…
The New York Jets were comically short handed on the offensive side of the football today due to a rash of injuries. Without their three best skill position players available (Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson, Bilal Powell), they rolled out a mish mash of Jermaine Kearse, Deontay Burnett, Andre Roberts, Trenton Cannon, a seemingly hobbled Isaiah Crowell and recently signed Rishard Matthews at receiver and running back.
Considering the circumstances expecting a Jets loss on the road was reasonable, however the organization playing like they expected to lose and playing like they welcomed a competitive loss is a problem. This is the culture of mediocrity we discussed last week and have talked about ad nauseous on this site. Today was another perfect demonstration of it in an uninspiring 24-10 loss to the Chicago Bears.
Greg Armstrong with his initial reaction to the Rishard Matthews signing…
The New York Jets are dipping their toe in the receiver market. Adam Schefter reported that the Jets are signing former Titans recevier Rishard Matthews. (more…)
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 37-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings…
Despite being undermanned on both sides of the football, particularly with a recent rash of injuries, the New York Jets had opportunities to potentially steal a game against a superiorly talented Minnesota Vikings team. Unfortunately, they did not take advantage of those opportunities and the Vikings finally broke through in the second half to slam their foot down on the gas pedal en route to a runaway 37-17 victory. It is not overly surprising the Jets lost this game by double digits but it was frustrating to see them make mistakes that had nothing to do with the talent disparity.
Greg Armstrong with his initial reaction to the Jets cutting Terrelle Pryor…
This move really isn’t that much of a shocker. Pryor came into camp hurt and had a little spat with Todd Bowles after he revealed he had broken his foot. It was a weird season filled with injuries, no shows and touchdown catches.
Pryor had 14 catches for 235 yards and two touchdown catches with the Jets this season. Although his athletic stature matched up with anyone in the league, he routinely showed laziness running routes, missed a ton of time in the preseason because of injury and couldn’t quite shake the rhetoric of a bad locker room guy that plagued him in Washington and Cleveland.
The timing of this injury and the ensuing release isn’t great for the Jets heading into their game against the Vikings. Quincy Enunwa is out and Robby Anderson has been hobbled all week with an injury. You need all of your best weapons when going up against a team that can put points on the board in bunches like the Vikings can. This will be the first real test to see if Sam Darnold can muster up some magic on Sunday.
The Jets reportedly are willing to bring Pryor back after his injury heals (estimated two weeks) but I’m willing to bet a receiver needy team scoops him up before then.
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 34-16 win over the Denver Broncos…
We know from week one the New York Jets are capable of hitting on all cylinders, silencing critics who say they have no offensive weapons or pass rush and delivering a convincing win. The problem has been consistency and making sure *that* team shows up every week or at least close to every week. After a three game hiatus, those Jets were back in a 34-16 pummeling of the overmatched Denver Broncos. This was a clinic in all three phases of the football game and an afternoon filled with redemptive performances for players who had been struggling lately. Most importantly, it was a step in the right direction for rookie quarterback Sam Darnold who compiled three touchdown passes, all on plays of 20 yards or longer.
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets lifeless 31-12 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars…
The New York Jets put on a lifeless display of football this afternoon in Jacksonville, en route to a 31-12 loss to the Jaguars. They were overmatched from the opening whistle and coached a passive, conservative game that seemed geared to lose by as few points as possible instead of actually winning. Nobody thought this was a playoff team in 2018 but this team should be more competitive than this, especially for all the chest bumping they do about changing the culture.
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 21-17 loss to the Cleveland Browns
The New York Jets ended the Cleveland Browns win drought tonight by blowing a 14-0 lead on the road to rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield (it shouldn’t be a surprise to anybody that he looked good), who relieved Tyrod Taylor after a second quarter injury. Like many Thursday Night games, this was an ugly, sloppy one at times but the Jets looked gassed, unprepared and lackadaisical after taking their early lead. This season is about Sam Darnold’s development more than anything else and tonight was a rough patch in that learning curve as he struggled throughout the game, while also concurrently being let down by his supporting cast. The defense started fast but faded down the stretch and was bullied with the game on the line in the fourth quarter.
Dan Essien with instant reaction to the New York Jets signing Jeremiah Attaochu.
It’s been a mystery what the Jets plans are for the edge position for this season after the Bears outbid them for Khalil Mack amidst a bunch of roster cuts. With Jordan Jenkins, Josh Martin, and Brandon Copeland the only true OLB’s on the roster many wondered if they’d address the position again before week 1. Well, they made an addition today.
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