The Jets play the Patriots next week. For all the shocking information that will follow, please keep this in the forefront of your mind. As sparse, depressing and humiliating as the Jets' 23-3 loss against Cleveland Browns on Monday Football on Monday the most damaging part is that their season is almost but not only getting worse.
Last year, the New York Jets fell in Cleveland Browns on Thursday Night Football in Week 3, when the Browns interrupted their nearly two-year pointless streak with a back-to-back win. In some ways, Monday night's loss was worse for the Jets than losing one of the most unfortunate squads in NFL history. The New York slow motion crash began last Tuesday when the Jets cut kicker Kaare Vedwick and signed Sam Fiken, their fourth kick of the year. On Wednesday, franchise quarterback Sam Darnold was sent home from a workout with strep. On Thursday, it was revealed that Darnold had mono rather than strep throat and that if he played football his spleen could be torn. Nothing says that the New York Jets look a lot like this ESPN schedule:
The absence of Darnold made Trevor Simian the seventh-round pick that Broncos GM and infamous quarterback John Elway drafted in 201
Simian got an ankle injury midway through the second quarter when he was hit late by Cleveland defensive end Miles Gareth when the Browns were 13-0. He was due to have an MRI test on Tuesday morning. Before the injury, Simian completed three passes on six attempts for 3 passing yards. That's an average of 0.5 passing yards per attempt. A factor in the two sacks he took, he lost 17 yards and Simian's average drop lost 1.75 yards. More than a third of the way into the game, the Jets had 1 yard. Enter the fourth back Luke Folk, selected in 2018 for the sixth round, which followed Gase from Miami to New York this year. Folk went for 198 yards in passing 20-of-25, though Cleveland's two-point lead felt overwhelming the moment Folk entered the game.
This is likely to be the darkest season of the decade and the Jets haven't made the playoffs since 2010.
– Sean Fennessey (@SeanFennessey) September 17, 2019
The Jets & # 39 ; seven consecutive home losses mark the longest active streak in the NFL. Their list has 14 players made up of the team, at least in the league. The Graphic Crew Football on Monday is amused by the team's inability to find a competent kick. Truman Johnson, whose team signed a $ 45 million three-year contract last season, has been replaced. The offensive line delivered four sacks and even more hits to Gareth throughout the game. Former Jets offensive lineman and current ESPN analyst Damian Woody tweets "This is such a bad game [an offensive line] that I've seen."
Even harsher words come from Jets legend Joe Namat that it had nothing to do with the game. Earlier on Monday, the Jets tweeted a happy birthday to protect Bennet Jackson, but then the team cut off Jackson hours later and deleted the tweet. Namath quoted a tweet with his thoughts on the situation on Football on Monday.
"The first words I heard from Don Maynard at Shea Stadium in 1965 were, 'Son, this is a cold-blooded business,'" Namat writes . "When they're done with you, they won't even say goodbye. "Of course, this business may have changed. Just not on birthdays. "
There were two bright spots for the Jets on Monday. Their defense, led by former Browns defense coordinator Greg Williams, disrupted Brown's offensive line for much of the night and wiped out Cleveland Baker Mayfield early and often. While the end result seemed like a blow, the game was far closer than it looked, and the Jets' defense was more threatening than the offense for the second consecutive week. The other bright spot brought back Leon's Veon Bell, who looked great on Monday as he continually ventured for more yards, even when the game was out of reach. Bell finished with 21 carries for 68 yards and far better than he looked 3.2 yards per carry.
But both bright spots failed the Jets late. Williams' defense was burned by Odell Beckham, Jr. at Beckham's home in the Meadowlands, which doubles as a revenge game against Williams, which Beckham says wanted him to hurt in the 2017 preseason game . where he twisted his ankle. Beckham cleared for an 89-yard touchdown late in the third quarter, and he had a striking one-handed catch along the sideline on his first drive to Cleveland, though he missed three plays with a third goal and a touchdown. later because the reflex took him out of the field as there was a colored visor.
Bell nearly broke the Browns lead to 23-10 with a 17-yard catch and a run midway through the Browns' 24-yard line midway through the fourth quarter, but Browns leader Joe Schobert got his hat on the ball and popped it in. the air. The ball lands on the arms of Browns cornerback T.J. Carrie.
Cleveland did not play well from any stretch of the imagination. Mayfield looked neat, throwing one catch and missing a few open passes. Williams' strikes clearly put a clock in Mayfield's head – he will get rid of the ball quickly, even when he has good protection to avoid being hit. Their offensive line still looks porous. Cleveland's next five games are all against teams that started 2-0, including the Rams on Football on Sunday next week.
But their schedule does not compare at all to the Jets, who, if you recall, play the Patriots next week in Foxboro. The Jets will have to lick their wounds after that coincidence during Chao in Week 4, but then play again for the Eagles, Cowboys and Patriots. This second Patriots game is also in Soccer on Monday. As bad as it gets for the Jets this season and as low as it felt on Monday, remember that this team is not even close to the rock bottom.