When the Jets schedule was released final spring, the bye week coming in Week four seemed a bit early. Most teams favor it to be either at the midpoint or even later in the season for a extra balanced break in the schedule.
Now a person should really be thanked simply because if there’s any group in desperate will need of a Sunday off it is the banged up Jets, who stay winless immediately after 3 games.
“There’s no point sitting right here and beating every single other up and pointing fingers. That is not going to do something,” coach Adam Gase stated for the duration of a conference get in touch with much less than 24 hours immediately after the Jets endured a 30-14 loss Sunday at New England. “We’ve got to go back to operate and get points fixed.”
The players and coaches can use the time off to take a breath. The Jets went into Sunday’s game against the defending Super Bowl champions with a third-string quarterback and eight projected starters out with injuries. The bye will give crucial players like quarterback Sam Darnold, linebacker C.J. Mosley, defensive lineman Quinnen Williams and WR Demaryius Thomas a possibility to heal. It will also give the coaching employees a possibility to evaluate what hasn’t worked more than the very first 3 games. It would appear a hopeless endeavor primarily based on what has occurred so far.
The Jets are coming off one particular of their worst offensive showings in franchise history, totaling just 105 yards and going -for-12 on third downs. But that came with third-string quarterback Luke Falk creating his very first pro start out against the major-ranked defense in the league.
To be fair, it is tough to evaluate the Jets or Gase at this point, obtaining played two straight games with no its most crucial player on offense (Darnold) and on defense (Mosley). The Jets looked wonderful for 3 quarters against the now three- Bills in the season opener just before turning a 16- lead into a 17-16 loss. The second game against the Browns was a Monday evening disaster with Darnold out with mono and backup quarterback Trevor Siemian going down with a brutal ankle injury in the very first half. Realistically, they had no possibility against the Patriots, who could be headed to yet another Super Bowl.
There is no purpose to panic. A week off is precisely what the Jets will need.
“We have to retain grinding,” Gase stated. “That’s just how I’ve usually been constructed. Factors do not usually occur suitable away. I know in this society everyone desires anything to be ideal suitable away. But it does not usually operate out that way. We’ve got to get continuity. We’ve had 3 distinct quarterbacks operating the huddle the final 3 weeks and had a lot of receivers in and out. We’ve got to get some continuity and create from there.”
Bye weeks are ordinarily a time when coaches evaluate which plays are functioning and which players are not. Game plans are either streamlined or expanded. Alterations in personnel are usually an alternative.
“We’ve just got to retain going via it and we will need guys to retain functioning when they’re outdoors the developing to exactly where we’re on the identical web page,” Gase stated. “It requires extra than just obtaining meetings with coaches and players. It is players and men and women taking time to dial in to what we’re carrying out. When that takes place, that is when you can see the chemistry and points start out to create. We haven’t hit that point however.”
There are glaring issues with cohesion along the offensive line, exactly where execution continues to be a dilemma. 5 sacks permitted and an typical of two.two yards per play are not winning football. And in spite of getting praised by Gase, the defense hasn’t played up to expectations. It didn’t register a single sack Sunday and permitted an typical of five.two yards per play.
“What I’ve got to do is take this week and get our offense straightened out,” Gase stated. “I enjoy how the defense is playing. I enjoy how the specific teams are playing. We’ve got to get anything straightened on offense and get on the identical web page. We’ve got to get healthier. It would be good to get [Darnold] back. That usually assists.”
Time to take a breath Jets.