Should the Jets consider offensive line moves?
Over the next two days, we’re going to start previewing the Patriots game, which is a game the Jets absolutely have to have.
First I wanted to just touch on the offensive line, I’ve seen a lot of people call for changes, so we’re going to explore that idea…but is it a good one?
Congratulations to Zonovan Knight who got activated to the Lions 53-man roster yesterday. I really liked Knight and will be hoping he can carve out a role for himself in Detroit.
Yester the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced 173 Modern-Era Nominees for the Class of 2024. There were some names with Jets ties, including Nick Mangold, Brandon Marshall, John Abraham, Thomas Jones, Tony Richardson and James Farrior.
Coach Saleh confirmed that the Jets don’t plan to add another QB this week. It’s a bold strategy, but I also think they’re giving themselves time to keep the focus on Zach. You bring in a QB and all of a sudden there’s an alternative option to Zach. I’m not sure many will be calling for Tim Boyle, no matter what happens. Maybe they just haven’t found the right guy.
Garrett Wilson was talking about the Jets losing streak against the patriots on ESPN: "It's time that things change around here. I don't like talking about it too much, but this is one of the first steps. Fourteen straight is unacceptable. That's unacceptable. I'm 0-2 against them. That's unacceptable. "I inherited -- I walked into a team that, we haven't beaten the Patriots. I feel like that's why they brought me here, brought me and Sauce here and the guys here -- to make things like that change. It's time we do what we get paid for."
I don’t think it’s come as a great surprise, but the offensive line who spent very little time together during the summer are struggling to start the season.
Before we get to the players in question, let’s look at some collective team stats.
The Jets have allowed pressure on 33.3% of dropbacks, that’s the 2nd highest rate in the NFL ahead of only the San Francisco 49ers (40%)
The average time the Jets QB has had between receiving the ball and making a pass, or pressure collapsing the pocket is 2.7…the second-best mark in football, behind the Chicago Bears.
The Jets have allowed 6 sacks through two games, and 11 teams have allowed more, including the Bills (7), Eagles (7) and Giants (10).
Despite the pressure rate, teams have blitzed the Jets just 10 times through the first two games, only 4 teams have been blitzed less.
The Jets have used play-action passes just 5 times this season, only 4 teams have used it less.
The Jets on average have had 2.3 rushing yards before contact, that’s middle of the back for the league.
The Jets average 3.0 yards after contact on rushes, which is the 2nd best mark in football through the first two weeks.
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