Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 22-21 win over the Miami Dolphins
The New York Jets earned their first AFC East victory of the 2019 season today with a 22-21 win over the Miami Dolphins. Sam Ficken hit a 44 yard field goal as time expired in a win that was far from pretty but was a needed win for their young quarterback, Sam Darnold. They moved their 2019 record to 5-8 and will now face off with arguably the best team in the NFL, the Baltimore Ravens, on the road this Thursday night…
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 22-6 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, their most embarrassing loss of the season
You wanted to believe it, didn’t you? The Jets had turned a corner over the past three weeks. Early season missteps aside, they found their stride. The Jets just might have found the exception to the rule when it came to giving a Head Coach a second chance with zero years in between jobs leading a team. Sam Darnold was on a trajectory to a monster finish to the season and found the perfect pairing with this staff. The locker room was different after weathering early season problems. Gregg Williams could do no wrong on defense. The streak, the real streak was ready to happen. 5-7. 6-7. Five wins in a row. A meaningful game in primetime against Baltimore. A potential .500 or better finish? You started looking up long shot playoff scenarios…
….You forgot a few unpleasant realities, which you had your faced rubbed into today when the 0-11 Cincinnati Bengals throttled the New York Jets 22-6 to drop their record to 4-8.
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 34-3 domination of the Oakland Raiders…their best win of the 2019 season
The New York Jets won their third straight game in a commanding fashion against the previously 6-4 Oakland Raiders, 34-3. This was a thorough domination from start to finish and easily the team’s most impressive performance of the season and the best game Adam Gase and his coaching staff have put together since being hired. Sam Darnold continued his recent hot streak and looks like a completely different quarterback than he did earlier in the season.
Kyle Fahey with an initial reaction to the New York Jets extending TE Ryan Griffin
Background: Joe Douglas and the Jets locked up their number one Tight End Ryan “Sticky Hands” Griffin to a 3 year 10.8 million dollar contract. Griffin has been a standout amongst the fairly average Jets offense. Griffin put up over 100 yards against the Redskins in week 11 and looks to be developing a strong connection and trust with QB Sam Darnold.
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 34-17 win over the Washington Redskins
Beating the bad teams is part of the job description of becoming a competent NFL team and the New York Jets checked that box today by dominating a miserable Washington Redskins team 34-17. The highlight of the afternoon was a strong Sam Darnold performance as he put together his first career four touchdown game and threw for 293 yards (9.8 YPA). Outside of an ugly first half interception, Darnold looked the part of the player Jets fans expected and hoped to see this season.
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 34-27 win against the New York Giants
The New York Jets beat the New York Giants today 34-27 in a back and forth, sloppy football game, moving their record to 2-7 and dropping the Giants record to 2-8. After a fast start from Sam Darnold and the offense, the Jets managed to hold on, thanks mostly to a looting of Daniel Jones by Jamal Adams and a total shut down of the Giants “generational” starting back Saquon Barkley, who had less rushing yards than Trevon Wesco on the day. What does the win mean in the grand scheme of things?
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the hopeful end of Adam Gase’s tenure as the New York Jets Head Coach
The New York Jets have hit rock bottom…again. This is after a near decade of finding new rock bottoms in creative, unique and surprising ways. They out did themselves yet again by handily losing a football game to a team who is openly trying to lose every game on their schedule. It may not be fun in the short term but if this leads to the Jets executing the common sense of firing Adam Gase and his entire coaching staff, this loss will be worth it.
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 29-15 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, dropping their record to 1-6
Another week, another double digit loss for the New York Jets, who kicked off the “soft” part of their schedule today with a 29-15 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Adam Gase now has more double digit losses (25) than wins (24) in his coaching career, as the Jets dropped to 1-6 overall and 2-15 in their past 17 games. Sam Darnold’s return to the lineup has been far from a cure all for the Jets who again looked unprepared on defense and completely overmatched on offense.
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 33-0 drubbing at the hands of the New England Patriots
The New York Jets had a chance in primetime to have a season changing performance against the New England Patriots. They could pull of an upset and legitimately position themselves to make an interesting run over October and November. They could trade punches with the best team in the league, hang around and show they turned a corner, even in a competitive loss. They could come out, hang for a bit but ultimately run out of steam against a more talented roster…none of that happened. The Jets got beat down. Sonny and Carlo beat down… in primetime, in their building. 33-0.
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets first win of the 2019 season, 24-22 over the Dallas Cowboys
The New York Jets got their first win of the 2019 season today against the Dallas Cowboys, 24-22. Sam Darnold’s return to action was nearly flawless, as he racked up 338 yards passing with a pair of touchdowns and a YPA of 10.6. The Cowboys late comeback charge fell short when a Jamal Adams blitz forced an incompletion on the game tying two point conversion. It was a desperately needed victory for a team who was clearly reenergized by the return of their starting quarterback.