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  1. Game Information New York Jets (+6.5) @ Cleveland Browns (39.5 O/U) Date/Time: September 15th, 2022, 1:00pm EST Location/Weather: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH (84℉, 10-15 mph winds, 6% chance of rain) Announcers: CBS, Spero Dedes, Jay Feely Referee: Tra Blake Browns Home Openers, Since 2018 2018: L vs New Orleans Saints, 21-18 2019: W vs New York Jets, 23-3 2020: W vs Cincinnati Bengals 35-45 2021: W vs Houston Texans, 31-21 2022: vs New York Jets, ? Jets/Browns History Cleveland leads series 15-13-0 Last Matchup: 2020, Jets win 23-16 Jets have won 6 of their last 8 matchups Matchups to Watch CB Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner vs WR Amari Cooper Gardener got off to a fast and impressive rookie debut where he allowed a total of 1 catch for 8 yards, while locking up Mark Andrews in man coverage often. Now, he draws a polished route runner in Amari Cooper. Can Sauce put together another “lockdown” performance and suppress the former Pro-Bowler? LB C.J. Mosley/Kwon Alexander vs RB Nick Chubb/Kareem Hunt After gashing the Panthers defense for over 180 rushing yards combined last week, the dynamic running back duo of Chubb and Hunt look to duplicate against the Jets defense. With S Jordan Whitehead listed as a game-time decision for Sunday with an ankle injury, the responsibility of containing the run will primarily fall on Mosley and Alexander. Can New York limit the Browns’ rushing attack after holding Lamar Jackson and the Ravens to only 63 yards on the ground? Jets OL vs Myles Garrett/Jadaveon Clowney Last week in their win over the Panthers, Myles Garrett totaled 6 pressures and 2 sacks. He is going to be active early and often, so the offensive line as a unit needs to key in on where he is lined up on every snap. Sliding protections toward his side is good for so long, because then Clowney has opportunites to get into the backfield and create problems. Perhaps they will bring more tight ends in to help chip on the edge, but offensive line coach John Benton and offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur will need to get creative on how to stop this duo. Keys to Victory Run defense needs to be as stout as it was against the Ravens. Jordan Whitehead’s injury is a big factor in how well they perform. Can Quinnen Williams build off a great first game, where he scored his highest PFF grade in his career of 92.4? Get QB Jacoby Brissett moving off his spot. The defensive line was able to force pressure last week, but will need more in order to impact Brissett. While he is not the athlete that Lamar is, he will still use his legs to make plays, and the defense needs to be cognizant of that. If they are able to contain Brissett, who completed only 52.9% of his passes last week, the chances of coming away with a win go way up. Don’t become lopsided and one-dimensional on offense. The run game worked well in the first half last week, but was abandoned when the point deficit became too much. If Flacco is dropping back to pass again on every snap of the 4th quarter (1 run play on 45 offensive plays vs Ravens), the Jets will not be able to keep it close until the end. Rely on Michael Carter and Breece Hall to carry the load and help mitigate the Browns’ daunting pass rush. Predictions WR Garrett Wilson will score his first career TD RBs Breece Hall and Michael Carter will combine for 125+ yards rushing The Jets will win the turnover battle The Browns are another extremely talented roster, especially on defense. Myles Garrett is a game-wrecker if given the chance, so the Jets offensive line needs to have the answers on how to stop him. QB Joe Flacco will need to get the ball out of hands quicker than he did against the Ravens in order to have a chance. I still don’t feel confident predicting a Jets win, but I do, however, think they will be more competitive this week. This game could very well come down to who has the ball last, but until we actually see results, it’s hard to pick the Jets to win. I’m choosing Cleveland in a close one. Score: Loss, 17-14 The post Jets @ Browns; Week 2 Game Preview/Matchups to Watch appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  2. JetNation hosts Dylan Tereman and Glenn Naughton give their takeaways from the week one loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Our NY Jets Podcast now has audio and video versions. This week they chime in on whether or not the outlook should be doom and gloom. They also preview the upcoming matchup against the Cleveland Browns, as well as some more draft prospects to monitor in college football. Special thanks go out to our long-time sponsor, MILE Social a NJ Digital Marketing Agency. They help us with our online presence and social media. Our NY Jets Podcast can now be found on Spotify and Amazon Music. Also, be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes or Google Play. Here is some more information on how you can find us online. NY Jets Podcast on iTunes NY Jets Podcast on Google Play JetNation Radio on Amazon Music NY Jets Podcast Page NY Jets Podcast on YouTube The post Joyner on Defense; Need More Points on Offense – JetNation Live appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  3. Brant Boyer spoke to the media on Thursday and gave updates on the kicking situation. Boyer did say that the week one problems were not weather related. Braden Mann and His Back Injury Well, we’ll see where we’re at. I think Braden (Mann) obviously struggled a little bit in the game, his back started tightening up a little bit, but regardless of the situation he’s got to make those kicks. I mean he had two he wants back, I think. I thought he hit some really good balls in that game as well, so it’s just a matter of, we brought in Ty (Long) to get a look just in case with Braden and I know Coach already talked to you about the issues and stuff, so we’ll see where we’re at. I think that certainly last year he hurt his knee and had to sit out significant time and then they took out and then he had to come back and it takes time to get in a groove like that in games and things like that. So, I think that Braden has as much talent as anybody on this team, I’ve always said that and I believe that. There is no doubt in my mind that he can succeed in this league and be a really good successful punter. I think he’s shown that, but he’s got to stay healthy and that’s what it comes down to. Greg Zuerlein and His Week One Struggles I’ve seen such a big body of work from him through the years and through camp that, I mean we’ve got to make those kicks, yes, and the team need those points, but at the end of the day, I am hardly not even close to pushing the panic button. I mean I have full trust in him and he had a couple of kicks he wants back and just like any other position, there’s some plays that you want back in every game. Both of those guys had two bad balls and it’s something we got to improve on for sure. You can’t pinpoint it. It’s just like I said, I think everybody, every position has a play or two they want back and that’s just one of his. I’m trying to be honest with you and that’s basically what we talked about. He kicked off really well and had performed really well during the week and he’s a great pro, so is Braden. I have no question that both these guys will get it fixed. Ty Long and his History of Kicking Field Goals & Punting We’ll see where we’re at. No, I don’t think that, like I said, I’m not worried about our kicking and punting issue, I’m really not. We’re just getting to know Ty and see where we’re at with him as well and he’s done really well since he’s been here and he’s a hell of a guy and he fit in with the room and stuff like that. We’ll see where we’re at when that time comes, if it ever does. Yeah, he’s done a good job throughout his career. I mean playing against him, just when we played against him two years ago, or was it last year, he did really well against us. So, I think he’s certainly got the potential and everything that you look for with the big leg and things like that. We’ll see where we’re at on both sides. The post Boyer Addresses Week One Kicking Problems appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  4. Are you ready for more Joe Flacco on Sunday? Ready or not, here he comes. Robert Saleh confirmed that Saleh would start during his press conference on Wednesday. There was no serious need to make a change with Joe (Flacco). It’s one game. We played a really good defense. I know the quarterback gets a lot of the brunt. He gets celebrated and all the negativity too – the positives and the negatives. There are a lot of things that we as a team could’ve done to help him out a lot during the game, too. We’ll give it another run, and I think Joe will be a lot better. When you look back at the game, when he had a clean pocket, he was very, very efficient. Part of a clean pocket is the offensive line’s responsibility to give it to him and for him, to just deliver the ball where it needs to and just get off of certain reads. It was a bunch of different things. I thought he handled the huddle well, the procedure was good, everything was fine. We just stalled in the sense of when the pocket collapsed, whether or not he could get it to his check down fast enough. Just little things that were just a little bit off, especially in that first half. There was more than just him. There’s the o-line, there’s route running, there’s dropped passes, fumbles that stalled drives. There’s just a comedy of errors that lead to what looked like a bad performance by him. Now, it wasn’t the best performance, but I think it wasn’t as bad as people think it was. We made our thoughts clear during the game. This is a team that has talent, and they are balancing the line between trying to win now and getting better for next year. Zach Wilson is the biggest puzzle piece and when he gets back, they will find out (hopefully) if he is the long-term answer at QB. What is already known is that Joe Flacco had a great career and it is unlikely that he will be on the team next year. So, why not play Mike White and learn if he can be along-termm backup? That is where we stand, apparently, Robert Saleh disagrees. Can anyone explain why Mike White isn't in the game at this point? Get the kid some experience. — JetNation (@JetNation) September 11, 2022 The Mike White chants have begun. pic.twitter.com/xCaTGnbysh — JetNation (@JetNation) September 11, 2022 The post Flacco to Start on Sunday; Why? appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  5. Corey Davis spoke to the media on Wednesday and talked about taking things personally and getting back to work. Trying to improve hand-eye coordination through drills. Davis said, “You can have all the yards you want, it comes down to points.” The team needs to cut down on self-inflicted errors, drops and fumbles need to be eliminated. He was asked how can the receivers help against Cleveland? He told the media they have a great front, they need to trust the game plan that coach LaFleur puts together and execute. How do they hold each other accountable? Let them know about it, it isn’t just dogging each other about things. Hold each other accountable and pick them up. Be sure to stop by our NY Jets Forum and read more about the latest news from the team and their week two matchup against the Cleveland Browns. The post Davis; You Can Have All the Yards You Want, it Comes Down to Points appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  6. Week One Thoughts… What happened to field goal kicking? It seems like everyone forgot how to kick a football all at once. We have guys making monster kicks from fifty and even sixty-plus yards, while at the same time guys are shanking extra points and kicks from inside forty. In some cases, these kicks are potential game tying or game-winning kicks. T.J. Watt’s injury is the most disappointing thing about week one. Watching offenses try to deal with him as he wreaked havoc in opposing backfields this season was going to be fun. As a fan of great defense, Watt’s absence from the field will make 2022 a lot less fun. Hey, didn’t you used to be the World Champion Los Angeles Rams? People other than fantasy football nerds need to learn the name D’Andre Swift. Welcome back Saqoun Barkley. That noise was the Tennesee Titan’s championship windows slamming shut. That other noise was the ‘experts’ jumping back on the Kansas City bandwagon. If you open that drawer marked ‘Done’, you’ll find the Dallas Cowboys in there. Do you think the Cowboys have any interest in Joe Flacco? I can dream, right? So, is this the final year New England will try to win without any skill position players? The Lions and Texans ain’t going anywhere, but they play hard, and they are fun to watch. Davis Mills is not bad. I think Kahlil Mack enjoys playing against the Raiders. Ja’Marr Chase…just wow! I’m not sure why the Jags felt like they needed to replace James Robinson. Justin Jefferson is still open. I’m betting that I am not alone in hoping that Aaron Rodgers plays seventeen brutally painful games and goes away forever following the Packer’s last regular season contest. New Rule Proposal: Teams with top ten draft picks can waive them in return for being able to switch divisions for three years. Think about it…what do the Jets need more – another failed top ten draft pick. or a chance to play in the NFC East for the next three years? I can almost see it now. Tagliabue steps to the podium…”and with the ninth pick in the 2023 NFL draft, the New York Jets trade places with the Philadelphia Eagles”. Can you say “meaningful December games”? Our Heroes in Green Not only can’t I understand why Joe Flacco is starting games for the Jets, I don’t even know why he’s on the roster. Why does a rebuilding team have anyone over 35 on its roster? I understand the desperate moves the team had to make on the OL, but there’s no reason to have anyone as old as Flacco on this team. Mike White wouldn’t do much worse. He certainly brings more energy to the game. If the Jets are going to lose, let’s lose with young guys. Let White learn on the job or fail trying. Let’s see if these guys can play. Evaluate after the season. Cut the guys who can’t get it done and find younger ones in the draft to fill their spots. JetNation NFL Power Rankings Week Two Buffalo Bills (Last Week: 2) – The Bills were impressive on both sides of the ball Thursday night. They were easily the hungrier team of the two on the field. It would be nice if one of their backs led the team in rushing, instead of their quarterback, but it’s hard to find anything to improve on from their week one performance. Kansas City Chiefs (Last Week: 3) – Tyreek who? KC is still a problem for the rest of the league. Without a certain unnamed speedy receiver, Mahomes hung 360 yards passing and five TDs on the overmatched Cardinals Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Last Week: 6) – Brady has been having issues at home. The Offensive line is battered. Yeah…whatever. The Cowboys don’t want to hear it, not after getting shellacked at home by the “troubled” Bucs. The Bucs held the Cowboys to an opening-drive field goal. That’s it. The Bucs were dominant the rest of the way. Baltimore Ravens (Last Week: 8)– The Ravens scored a business-like win on the road to open up the season. The price of Lamar Jackson’s new contract keeps ticking upward. Maybe we can switch the signal callers for next season – Baltimore can have Flacco back and the Jets sign Lamar as a free agent. Los Angeles Chargers (Last Week: 9)– The Chargers and Raiders have a nice little rivalry brewing. LA took this one, but the Raiders were certainly game. The Chargers took much better care of the football and it led directly to a week one win. Minnesota Vikings (last Week: Unranked) – the Vikings throttled the Packers offense Sunday while running and passing effectively on the Green Bay defense. The preview of life without Davante Adams was painful for the Packer faithful. Los Angeles Rams (Last Week: 1) – the champs seemed uninspired Thursday to open the season. Their half-hearted effort was made worse by Buffalo’s strong play. If the Rams care, they have the talent to repeat, but their level of interest in this season is a question after week one. Miami Dolphins (Last Week: Unranked)– the Dolphins served notice that it will be they, and not New England, that will be the biggest threat to Buffalo’s chances to repeat as AFC East champs. Tua was the better quarterback, and the Dolphins used three turnovers to finalize a solid win against the punchless Pats. Pittsburgh Steelers (Last Week: Unranked) – The Steelers defense spent most of the afternoon in the Bengals backfield. They will need more from Trubisky, but if their defense can maintain Sunday’s level of play without T.J. Watt, they won’t need much more. Cincinnati Bengals (Last Week: 5) – The Bengals revamped their offensive line to protect Joe Burrow. It didn’t work in week one. Burrow was under siege all day, and Pittsburgh turned the Bengals over five times. Pittsburgh may have an elite defense, but the Bengals will need to deal with stout defenses if they want to return to the big game. The post NFL Quick Hits; Rankings appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  7. Zach Wilson returned to the practice field on Wednesday, with no brace. No word on when he will return to the starting lineup but Jets fans are hoping he is able to come back in week three. Will Parks was elevated to the active roster and it looks like that was done because Jordan Whitehead missed practice. Saleh said Whitehead is definitely questionable for Sunday. Here is the injury update that Robert Saleh gave to the media on Wednesday. Real quick guys because you won’t see me until Friday, just trying to give you guys some injury updates. Jordan Whitehead won’t practice today, he’s dealing with an ankle. George Fant’s got a veteran day. JFM (John Franklin-Myers) is dealing with a toe, he won’t be at practice, and Braden Mann is dealing with a back. Braxton (Berrios) is dealing with a heel. Braden is not up to kick today anyway, and Braxton will be limited. Zach (Wilson) will be on the practice field today, too. Braden Mann During the game, he was getting some back stiffness. He was dealing with some back stuff during the game. Obviously, it’s documented with some of the performance. We’ll see. He’ll punt on Friday. We just brought in the punter for backup purposes. On Bryce Huff Being Inactive Last Week Knock on wood, we have a lot of d-linemen. Traditionally, you only dress eight d-linemen in a game for us and we ended up with nine and just bigger body, run stuffers, just when you look at the overall, the group, the focus was to stop the run against Baltimore. The post Wilson Practices; Whitehead Questionable – Injury Report appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  8. As we mentioned earlier the Jets added a punter to the practice squad to provide competition for Braden Mann. The team also announced that Will Parks has been promoted to the active roster and CB Jimmy Moreland has been signed to the practice squad. WR-KR Diontae Spencer has been released from the practice squad. Robert Saleh said that Mann had back issues during the game. During the game, he was getting some back stiffness. He was dealing with some back stuff during the game. Obviously, it’s documented with some of the performance. We’ll see. He’ll punt on Friday. We just brought in the punter for backup purposes. Parks re-signed with the Green & White in March after he was originally claimed by the Jets last December. He started in two of the team’s final three games and had 9 tackles, 1 tackle for loss and a pass defense. Originally a sixth-round pick of the Broncos in 2016 out of Arizona, he played four seasons in Denver before a stint with the Eagles in 2020. He spent the summer with the Jets before he was released and jointed their practice squad. He has 189 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 4 interceptions, 14 pass defenses, 2 forced fumbles and 2 sacks in 76 games (20 starts). Moreland (5-11, 182) was most recently released by Philadelphia, where he signed in May. He was drafted in the seventh round by Washington in 2019 out of James Madison. He spent two seasons there, tallying 86 tackles, 1 INT, 5 PD and 1 FF in 30 games (10 starts). Moreland then spent the 2021 season with Houston, appearing in seven games. He’s taken 1,077 snaps on defense and another 331 on special teams. Spencer (5-8, 170) signed with the practice squad last week. He was most recently with the Broncos for the last three seasons, appearing in 42 games primarily as a returner. He averaged 9.8 yards per punt return over the last three seasons and 21.4 yards per kick return. He first signed with the Rams in 2014 as an undrafted free agent out of McNeese State before stints with the Toronto Argonauts (2015-16) and Ottawa Redblacks (2017-18) of the CFL. He then signed with the Steelers in 2019 before joining the Broncos. The post Jets Make Roster Moves; Will Parks to Active Roster appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  9. Since drafting punter Braden Mann out of Texas A&M just a few seasons ago, the Jets may have had enough. The former Texas A&M Aggie shanked a 20 yard punt on Sunday that set up a Baltimore Ravens TD following two underwhelming seasons with Gang Green. The poor punt may be the straw that broke the camel’s back as the Jets yesterday added former Chargers punter Ty Long, who also handled kickoffs for San Diego in 2019 and 2020, to their practice squad. His 46.5 yards per punt average is just over 2 yards better than Mann. In 2019, Long finished with his best average for a season at 47 yards per punt. The post Jets put Mann on Notice, add Punter Ty Long to Practice Squad appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  10. Yes, the NFL season is a long 17 games with its share of ups and downs for just about every team, player and coach. That’s why it’s almost never a good idea to get too high or too low after just one game. Almost never. Just one game, but didn't expect this from Laken Tomlinson. pic.twitter.com/DevS8zwkBP — Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) September 12, 2022 For the Jets, there had to be at least a handful of folks at 1 Jets drive who worried about what they saw in week 1 from Laken Tomlinson. The left guard who was brought in to solidify the offensive line after an outstanding career with the 49ers was, and there’s no other way to say it…abysmal. Well, there are a few other words, but none of them suitable for this space. If Jets didn’t know any better, they may have thought the team retained the departed Greg Van Roten and moved him to the left side. When all was said and done, Tomlinson allowed a whopping EIGHT quarterback pressures en route to a PFF grade of 35.2. It was Tomlinson’s worst grade since his 35.2 back in 2019. Laken Tomlinson's week 1 PFF grade of 38.6 is his worst since week 11 of the 2019 season when he earned a 35.2. Somewhat alarming for a proven veteran who is familiar with the system the Jets are running. It was ugly. pic.twitter.com/1oQmGErSOS — Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) September 13, 2022 It showed up on film time and again. One play after another, be it run or pass, Tomlinson was repeatedly manhandled. Whether it was a defender blowing past him right off the snap, putting him on skates with a bull rush, or just brushing him aside when Tomlinson was able to engage. The Jets will hope like crazy that this was an opening day aberration for Tomlinson and he’ll return to form in week two. But if you watched every Tomlinson snap from week 1, nobody could blame you for being at least a little bit concerned. The post Is it too Early for Jets to Start Worrying About Abysmal Performance From High Priced O-Lineman? appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  11. This isn’t great news for Robert Saleh. The head coach whose mantra since arriving at 1 Jets drive has been “all gas, no brake” may have just suffered a blowout. No, not the one the Jets experienced at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens, but a quote from his starting quarterback. While addressing the media, Flacco made a comment to kick things off that he’s almost certain to back away from or call a miscommunication. “We would get right around mid-field on a couple of drives and we should have had some energy going behind us and we kind of just” (Flacco then switches to a lazy “I don’t want to clean my room” teenager voice) ‘Oh yeah, let’s go…let’s go after the ball’ and then we just never turned the corner and got going” Flacco was also honest about his own play, saying there were plays on which he could have checked down and “picked up a short gain”. Instead, the Jets saw Flacco hold on to the football far too long time and again, leading to sacks, hits and pressures. Flacco’s poor play aside, it’s his suggestion that his teammates lacked urgency during a season opener at home (on the anniversary of 9/11, no less) that should have Jets fans raising a collective eyebrow. The post Flacco Suggests Jets Offense had Lack of Urgency in Season Opener appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  12. If Robert Saleh wants to be taken seriously as a head coach, he’s got some decisions to make. First and foremost, is about who should be taking snaps from under center in week 2 after the Jets anemic offense failed to do much of anything against the Baltimore Ravens, losing 24-9. After all the excitement that was built up over a very active off-season, the Jets offense couldn’t get out of its own way. The offensive line was bad, but was made to look far worse by an indecisive veteran quarterback who, at times, looked to be moving in slow motion. Joe Flacco would finish the day with over 300 yards passing (307 to be exact), but that came on a whopping 59 pass attempts. Many of which were checkdowns or late game dump offs as the Ravens defense backed off with the outcome no longer in doubt. Too many times, Flacco held on to the football for 3, 4 or 5 seconds. The QB would scan the field until inevitably a defender would arrive to apply pressure. At that point, Flacco would roll out and throw an incomplete pass or run out of bounds. When the Jets attempted a QB sneak late in the game, Flacco looked more like a fainting goat than an NFL QB. The quarterback appeared to simply lean forward and hope for a hole to open up that he could fall through. Instead, the Ravens defense showed up and forced Flacco to the turf, nowhere close to a first down. Jets fans have been subjected to plenty of bad QB play over the past 10…erm…35 years. Today was another one of those days. Slow processing, no deep shots, and several dirt balls with or without defenders applying pressure. If this is the best Joe Flacco can do, then Robert Saleh has to, at the very least, announce a quarterback competition between Flacco and Mike White. Pre-season star Chris Streveler should also be in the running. At this point, why not? If Flacco is going to give you what he gave today, there will be no wins before Zach Wilson returns. With that being the case, what’s the harm in allowing for White or Streveler to take some live reps in the hopes of developing a good backup QB, because it certainly seems the Jets don’t have one now. The post Say it Ain’t Joe; Saleh Can’t Hand Week 2 Starting job to Flacco Without Competition appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  13. The New York Jets open up their 2022 campaign against an opponent with a very close connection to GM Joe Douglas: the Baltimore Ravens. Although he was hired from the Eagles, Douglas got his start with the Ravens under GM Ozzie Newsome. If there was a game to take personally, this is the one for the man in charge in New York. Head coach Robert Saleh also has a strong connection to today’s game, as it is the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. That day was a life-changing moment for the Jets coach, one that made him change his career path when he left his office life behind for the NFL. Emotions will certainly be high this afternoon. We already know Zach Wilson is not playing today, and is likely to sit until Week 4 vs Pittsburgh, at the earliest. Veteran Joe Flacco will get the start at quarterback. Offensive tackle Duane Brown, who was signed last month in the aftermath of the Mekhi Becton injury, is dealing with a shoulder injury of his own that will leave him out of the opener, as well as the next three games after landing on the Injured Reserve. That means that, once again, George Fant will move back to left tackle and rookie Max Mitchell will start at right tackle. Fant himself was limited in practice with a knee injury, and was questionable entering today, meaning Mitchell is the only tackle at “100%”. An advantageous matchup for the Jets now becomes a huge question mark. WR Denzel Mims will be a healthy scratch. Defensively, the team is fairly healthy with the exception of cornerback D.J. Reed, who was limited earlier this week with a knee injury. He was able to log a full practice on Friday, however, so he will suit up today. A big boost to the backend of the defense for the Jets. DE Bryce Huff, who impressed in the preseason finale against the Giants, will be a healthy scratch. Here is the entire list of Jets players out for today’s season debut: QB Zach Wilson (knee) OT Conor McDermott (ankle) WR Denzel Mims (healthy scratch) TE Jeremy Ruckert (foot) DE Bryce Huff (healthy scratch) Here is the entire list of Ravens players out for today’s game: DT Travis Jones (knee) OT Ronnie Stanley (ankle) OT Daniel Faalele (healthy scratch) RB J.K. Dobbins (knee) TE Nick Boyle (ankle) CB Marcus Peters (knee) The post Week 1 Inactive List vs Ravens; Duane Brown out, Rookie Mitchell to Start at RT appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  14. While the Jets and their fans were less than thrilled to find out the team will be without left tackle Duane Brown for tomorrow’s opener, it does open the door for a bit of team history to potentially take place. With Brown out for the next several weeks, rookie tackle Max Mitchell will start at right tackle. This means right tackle George Fant will slide over to the left side. What this does for the Jets is set up a possible first for the franchise going all the way back to their first even draft in 1961 when they were of course, the New York Titans. Mitchell starting at right tackle means that every single member of the team’s rookie class could play on opening day. We checked the database on pro football reference and unless we’re mistaken, that has never happened in team history. And we’re not talking about a snap here or there. The rookies should see a healthy number of reps across the board. Of course the team’s first pick, cornerback Sauce Gardner, will be starting along with Mitchell. Meanwhile, fellow rookies Garrett Wilson, Jermaine Johnson and Breece Hall may not “start”, but they should see a ton of action. Same goes for defensive lineman Michael Clemons who figures to be a part of the team’s heavy defensive line rotation. Tight end Jeremy Ruckert is unlikely to see the same snap counts as his fellow rookies, but without a true fullback on the roster, Ruckert will likely find the field in some capacity should the team opt to go with free agent additions Tyler Conklin and CJ Uzomah. Joe Douglas earned effusive praise for a class that many believe has the potential to be one of the best in franchise history. Now with the season about to start, this class could easily start the season with perfect attendance. The post Jets Rookie Class Has Chance to Make History for Gang Green in Season Opener appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  15. The Jets were hit with more bad news on the injury front today as left tackle Duane Brown landed on short-term IR with a shoulder injury. #Jets LT Duane Brown will be placed on IR today with the hope he’ll be back in a few weeks, sources say. Brown and doctors discussed multiple options, including surgery, but Brown wants to rehab and try to return as soon as Week 5. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 10, 2022 Brown reportedly considered surgery for his injury but instead opted for rehab in hopes of returning as early as week five. This is clearly a blow to Gang Green who had hoped Brown would replace the injured Mekhi Becton who is out for the year with a knee injury. Hermanns, an undrafted free agent out of Purdue who stuck around after signing last season now finds himself on the active roster. Given the injures to Becton, Brown and a recently recovered Conor McDermott, the Jets are pretty thin at tackle so Hermanns gets the call. The post Jets Place LT Brown on Short-Term IR, Elevate Hermanns From Practice Squad appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  16. Max Mitchell is set to make his first start against the Baltimore Ravens and he explains to the media what training camp has been like. He realized he was ready and could play in this league during OTAs. He also speaks about how much he has learned over the past few weeks. The post Max Mitchell Talks About Starting vs the Ravens appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  17. The NY Jets Injury updates seem to be non-stop this week. Earlier this week we found out that Zach Wilson is out until week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, which means it is Joe Flacco at QB. Today Duane Brown was officially ruled out against the Ravens in the opener and his status for week 2 is unknown at this time. Glenn Naughton has some video reaction to Brown being out, check it out and let us know what you think in our forums. The post Video Reaction; Brown Out – Mitchell In appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  18. We have always had a NY Jets podcast and it has millions of downloads. Thank you for your support of JetNation Radio. That show will continue and you can listen to it wherever podcasts are heard. We are pleased to announce that the show is expanding and will now also include a live-streamed version on Thursday night at 6:30 pm. The video at the top of this post is the first episode of JetNation Live. The audio-only version of the podcast appears below. Special thanks go out to our long-time sponsor, MILE Social a NJ Digital Marketing Agency. They help us with our online presence and social media. Our NY Jets Podcast can now be found on Spotify and Amazon Music. Also, be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes or Google Play. Here is some more information on how you can find us online. NY Jets Podcast on iTunes NY Jets Podcast on Google Play JetNation Radio on Amazon Music NY Jets Podcast Page NY Jets Podcast on YouTube The post JetNation Live is Here appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  19. NY Jets Game Preview Game Information Baltimore Ravens (-6.5) @ New York Jets (44.5 O/U) Date/Time: Sunday, September 11th, 2022 – 1:00pm EST, CBS Announcers: Andrew Catalon and James Lofton Location/Weather: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey (81℉, 5-10mph wind, 6% chance of rain) Referees: Craig Wrolstad Ravens Season Openers, since 2018 2018: vs Buffalo Bills, W, 47-3 (Flacco start) 2019: vs Miami Dolphins, W 59-10 2020: vs Cleveland Browns, W 38-6 2021: MNF @ Las Vegas Raiders, L/OT 27-33 2022: @ New York Jets, ? Outscored opponents 171-52 Avg. YPG: 449.7-287.5 Total TDs: 23-6 Ravens/Jets History All-Time Series: 9-2 Baltimore (outscored Jets 248-156) NYJ has lost 4 of last 5 since 2010 (won 24-16 in 2016) Most Recent Matchup: Jets Loss, 42-21 in 2019 Matchups to Watch OTs George Fant/Max Mitchell vs DEs Calais Campbell/Odafe Oweh A lot of unknowns surround the Jets offensive line as Fant thought he was moving back to right tackle. Now with the injury to Duane Brown, Fant is going back where he started, left tackle. That means rookie Max Mitchell will be making the start at right tackle. If the Jets can establish the run early, look for both tackles to have an impact. These are the only two pass rusher/DEs on Baltimore’s roster (Justin Houston is, however, listed as an OLB), so players with “fresh legs” will not be at the Raven’s disposal. This bodes well for the Jets tackle duo, and offensive line as a whole. CBs Ahmad Gardner/D.J. Reed vs WRs Rashod Bateman/Devin Duvernay For his rookie debut in the Green & White, Gardner draws a 2nd year wideout primed to take the sophomore leap. Bateman has been mentioned as a “breakout player”, so the 4th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft will be immediately tested, after a preseason where he saw 0 targets on 24 pass coverage snaps. Devin Duvernay is a proven burner that can make a housecall on any play. If the Jets can take away targets on the outside of the field, it will make for a long afternoon for Lamar Jackson. Veteran D.J. Reed is still a bit of an unknown after limited exposures in the preseason, but he is spoken highly of and should come in right away and be a steady player for the backend of the defense. Keys to Victory – Eye discipline! Don’t get caught peeking the zone read/RPO plays, stay on your keys and force Jackson into bad decisions in the run game. Kwon Alexander should be a big help in this area. Head coach Robert Saleh said Tuesday “.. it’s just a matter of making sure you are fundamentally sound and in a mental state where you can execute at the highest level..” – Control the line of scrimmage, particularly on offense. Force the Ravens LB to come up and make plays. If Baltimore’s front 4 gets home, it will be a long game. Keep Flacco in the pocket and upright, only rolling out on designed plays. Take advantage of the Raven’s front 7 by running the ball efficiently and not giving their secondary opportunities to take the ball away. – Occupy the vertical and seam areas of the field on defense. Perhaps meaning less Cover 3 and more Quarters to try and take the TEs out of the game. Force Lamar Jackson to make check downs underneath and rally to the ball carrier. More man coverage is also an option, and looked to be their best chance to get a stop throughout the preseason. Predictions WR Elijah Moore will lead all offensive skill players in snaps. DE Carl Lawson and John Franklin-Myers will each get a sack. QB Joe Flacco will throw for 225 yards and 1 touchdown. S Jordan Whitehead will lead the defense in tackles. Jets fans show up and rock MetLife and the players match the energy and start fast. This game is a perfect “litmus test” for a young Jets team that needs to see as much adversity as possible. Baltimore’s unique offense will push the defense to their limits, making sure they are disciplined. Offensively, the Jets should be able to move the ball well, with the key being redzone execution. If the Jets can convert drives into touchdowns and not field goals, New York will be able to stay in this game. Lamar Jackson is entering a contract year, so he will have added motivation to perform at a high level. The Ravens had all summer to prepare for this game, and history shows they start their seasons off hot. While this is a game that could be within reach late for the Jets, especially being in MetLife on September 11th, I’m still not comfortable giving New York a win against one of the league’s most prolific and consistent teams. Loss, 28-21 The post Jets vs Ravens; Week 1 Game Info \ Matchups to Watch appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  20. The New York Jets have yet to play a single snap in the 2022 season and they’ve already lost two starting left tackles. Coach Saleh says T Duane Brown will miss Sunday's game against Baltimore. pic.twitter.com/t40lYCCveA — New York Jets (@nyjets) September 9, 2022 Head coach Robert Saleh met with the media and confirmed what Jets fans had feared in Brown being unable to go. The head coach also said the team would continue “gathering information” to figure out what the plan is for Brown moving forward. Ominous words from a coach who had a similar take when left tackle Mekhi Becton was injured earlier this year. The team quickly went from “not too worried” according to Saleh, to out for the year. We wondered yesterday if Brown being out would mean George Fant moves to left tackle with rookie Max Mitchell getting the start and that is in fact the plan. Fant to LT and Mitchell at RT? https://t.co/URkZhXznQk — Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) September 8, 2022 According to Saleh, Mitchell will get the nod on Sunday while the team digs deeper into the Brown injury to determine how much time he’ll miss. The post Duane Brown Ruled out for Sunday, Possibly Longer; Fant to LT with Rookie Mitchell Starting on Right Side appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  21. We are pleased to announce that we are launching a new show tonight, JetNation Live. We have always had our NY Jets Podcast, JetNation Radio. Starting tonight at 6:30 pm eastern time we are turning this into a live video show. The podcast version will remain the same, you can listen to that wherever you get your podcasts now. The new show is being hosted by Glenn Naughton and Dylan Tereman and they will cover the latest news, draft talk, and everything else that happens during the season. As we know with the Jets there is never a shortage of things to discuss. Please check out the show and let us know what you think. Where can you watch JetNation Live? YouTube Facebook Twitter Special thanks go out to our long-time sponsor, MILE Social a NJ Digital Marketing Agency. They help us with our online presence and social media. Our NY Jets Podcast can now be found on Spotify and Amazon Music. Also, be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes or Google Play. Here is some more information on how you can find us online. NY Jets Podcast on iTunes NY Jets Podcast on Google Play JetNation Radio on Amazon Music NY Jets Podcast Page NY Jets Podcast on YouTube The post JetNation Live – New Video Show appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  22. Offensive line continuity remains a concern as Duane Brown did not practice on Thursday. George Fant and Connor McDermott were also limited. Here is the full injury report. Injury Report for 09/08. Offensive line continuity remains a concern. Did Not Practice: Zach Wilson, Duane Brown Limited Participation: Conor McDermott, George Fant, DJ Reed Full Participation: Justin Hardee — JetNation (@JetNation) September 8, 2022 The coordinators spoke to the media on Thursday ahead of the week one home matchup vs the Baltimore Ravens. Here are some notable quotes. Mike LaFleur Does the game plan change with Joe Flacco at QB? No, in terms of, how we’re going to approach this game, you have to fit a game plan to fit a player’s skill set whether it’s the receivers, running backs, o-line, quarterbacks, so does Joe do stuff better than Zach (Wilson)? Does Zach do stuff better than Joe? They’re different quarterbacks, but in terms of how we’re approaching this game, and what we’re putting on the play, we have to attack the Baltimore defense, which is going to give us a lot of different challenges because the coordinator, obviously, being at Michigan last year and being on that staff, how much is he going to do of what Wink (Don Martindale) was doing and all that, so there’s a lot of unknowns always going into Week One. We’re going to approach it with the way we always approach games, but ultimately, this game is going to be decided, particularly the offensive side of the ball with the style that we come out and play with. Offensive line continuity? As a coach, you’re always concerned about everything, am I concerned about the continuity? No, is it the most ideal situation? No, you want them to be playing from the first snap of OTAs to training camp, that’s not the cards we were dealt and that is what it is. I’ve been in other situations where you go out there with a bunch of young guys that yeah, they might of had all August together, but they haven’t play Calais Campbell or the Baltimore Ravens defense before, so that’s a whole other concern. The cool part about this offensive line is they played a lot of football games on Sunday’s and there’s no practice that can get you to that moment, it’s just that experience and that preparation that those guys have gone through that you feel confident in them. Jeff Ulbrich How do you stop Lamar Jackson? It’s a tremendous challenge. It’s just one of the most unique offenses and obviously, Lamar’s one of the most unique players in this League, so it is an absolute headache, but I really believe our guys are up for it and I’m excited about the challenge, although it is a tremendous one. Having Carl Lawson on the field? Yeah, I mean he is absolutely impossible to replicate. He brings not only pass rush and he brings skill, but also brings this toughness and this strain and this effort and this mindset that absolutely rubs off on other people, so we missed him last year, we’re excited to have him back we really are and I know he’s excited too. CJ Mosley Yeah, I’d say the Mike linebacker, and especially a guy like C.J. which we lean on so hard to run our defense and make all the checks, and adjust, and communicate, and get everybody lined up. He is absolutely critical, he’s a guy that elevates everyone around him. He’s the guy, because of him we’ve got a chance to be a good defense and he’s got a lot of the glue that holds us together. So, we go a little bit as he goes and if there’s a guy I want to lean on, that’s the guy I want to lean on. The post Thursday Injury Report; Coordinator Quotes appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  23. On Wednesday the first NY Jets injury report of the year was released. Ahead of the week one matchup against the Baltimore Ravens, Zach Wilson and Duane Brown did not practice. We know that Zach won’t return until week 4, but Brown missing time is a concern. OT George Fant (knee), CB Justin Hardee (calf), OL Conor McDermott (ankle), CB D.J. Reed (knee) were all limited. With Fant limited and Brown not practicing the starting offensive line spent very little time together this preseason. McDermott, the backup offensive tackle, being limited definitely means all eyes will be on the tackle position when practice starts today. DJ Reed was back on the field on Wednesday according to Robert Saleh. Robert Saleh did give an update on the thought process that went into holding Zach Wilson out until week four. No, to be honest with you guys, I’m just going to lay this out. I really don’t want to talk about the situation anymore. The earliest he is going to be available is Pittsburgh. That’s going to be the earliest, just from everything we gathered over the last couple of days. Now, could it change? Sure, I’m always going to leave that door open. You guys know me, I’m the eternal optimist. We’re going to make sure that both mind and body are 110% and make sure we do right by him. We feel like, talking to the doctors and everyone, it’s going to be that Pittsburgh week. Saleh also said they didn’t want to put him on short term I.R. because they want Wilson to be able to practice as soon as he is ready. This week, he’s going to be off to the side with the trainers. Then, we will slowly, as a part of his rehab schedule, start implementing him back into practice over the next couple of weeks. The post NY Jets Injury Report (Wed) appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  24. Here are our week one top 10 rankings. Los Angeles Rams – the champs hold the top spot until someone knocks them off. Stafford’s elbow is something to watch (the backup situation is not great) as is the team’s motivation for managing the grind that goes with defending the title. Buffalo Bills – will see if Von Miller pushes this team over the hump. The defense was much better in the early part of last year than they were late. If the running game can spring someone for more than 100 yards in a game more regularly – that only happened twice in 2021 – it would sure help. Kansas City Chiefs – the preseason trend toward closing KC’s window for contending is way too premature. Tyreek Hill’s departure will hurt, but KC still has one of the best offenses in the league. Green Bay Packers – speaking of teams written off after the loss of their top wideout, Green Bay is still as solid on both sides of the ball as any team. Aaron Rodgers is ageless, and he’ll help one of his receivers emerge as a star this season. Cincinnati Bengals– the Bengals spent the offseason rebuilding its offensive line to protect its young star at QB. Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase will only be better in their second season playing together. That is scary. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Brady’s odd offseason has the Bucs entering the season as a bit of a question mark. It does give us the feeling that he could step away from the game at any moment. Assuming Brady stays and is focused, the Bucs are a contender. How the Bucs compensate for Godwin’s health and Gronk’s retirement will go a long way to determining success this season in Tampa. San Francisco 49ers – the Niners were a factor despite missing key players for long stretches last season. Trey Lance takes over for Jimmy G and has the security of a big running game and a stud TE in George Kittle. The Niners are a decent bet to come out of the West if Lance can play like people are saying. Baltimore Ravens – The Ravens cannot have horrendous luck on the injury front two years in a row, can they? 2021 was catastrophic. Lamar Jackson’s contract situation will hang over the team for as long as it is not resolved. It does not matter – if the Ravens can stay healthy, they will play into January. Los Angeles Chargers – Justin Herbert is a decent early-season bet for MVP. The Chargers may play in front of a half-filled stadium as LA’s second most popular football franchise, but they are as talented on both sides of the football as anyone and closer to giving LA two straight championships than most people think. Indianapolis Colts – the Colts have a championship-caliber quarterback for the first time since Andrew Luck. Recycling Philip Rivers did not work out. Matt Ryan cans still play and is a major upgrade. The Colts also have the league’s best back running behind one of the league’s best offensive lines. The defense played under its potential last year. If they step it up, the Colts can do some damage in the AFC. The post JetNation NFL Power Rankings (Top 10) appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  25. The reports earlier this week sounded encouraging for Zach Wilson. Returning for week one always seemed like it was going to be a long shot, but there are reports today confirming that Joe Flacco will start against the Ravens. Sources: The #Jets are starting QB Joe Flacco on Sunday vs. the #Ravens, as Flacco is set to face his old team. Zach Wilson (knee) is progressing well, but not quite ready. pic.twitter.com/NET7CiF1Om — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 7, 2022 Sounds like a week two return for Zach Wilson has already been ruled out. Saleh said Zach Wilson is out until at least the Pittsburgh game. So he'll miss the first three games. Saleh said after gathering all the information that's the decision the team came to. — Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) September 7, 2022 Robert Saleh told the media that this is about the long game with Zach Wilson because he is a young man. So they are going to keep him out the first three games, with Wilson on track to return on the road vs the Pittsburgh Steelers. We are going to make sure that both mind and body are 100%. Jets fans are discussing this news and sharing their thoughts about Joe Flacco and Zach Wilson in our forums. The post Flacco to Start Week One; Zach Won’t Return Until Week 4 appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
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