Coffee with the New York Jets: Team gets first preseason win


Grab an iced coffee and enjoy some fine reading material on the New York Jets from across the internet. In this edition, articles on how the team did in their first preseason victory against the Atlanta Falcons, how well Ryan Fitzpatrick did and why there might be some reason to worry about the Jets’ defense. Enjoy!

Jets beat Falcons, but Ryan Fitzpatrick & Co. struggle in extended outing by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"Fitzpatrick (13-for-19, 118 yards) led the first-team offense to only one touchdown in six possessions — and the score came against the Falcons’ backups. He was smart with the football, making short and safe throws — often to his check-down receivers."

Durell Eskridge, who once lived in car and dodged bullets, hopes to stick with Jets by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"That Eskridge has made it to an NFL training camp is a small miracle. He grew up in the Pork ‘n’ Beans projects in Liberty City, one of Florida’s poorest and most dangerous neighborhoods."

Jets’ Win over Atlanta: 7 Observations by Randy Lange (

"“Leonard’s been playing with a lot of energy. I felt after that, guys started playing,” Bowles said after his first win as Jets coach. “We got better in some areas, we got worse in others. We’ve got to clean that up.”"

Fitzpatrick-to-Marshall looks like fearsome connection already by Brian Costello (New York Post)

"Marshall’s size at 6-foot-4, 230 pounds makes him nearly impossible to cover on short routes when he can use his leverage. Marshall was covered on some plays by former Jets cornerback . Phillip Adams"

Shaky Defense Creates Familiar Feeling for Jets by Zach Schonbrun (New York Times)

"Hampered by penalties, the first-team offense looked sluggish behind Fitzpatrick, making his second start since taking over for . Chan Gailey, the new offensive coordinator, gave Fitzpatrick a bevy of opportunities to advance the football in the air, but the majority of his early throws were short dinks and safe dunks. Geno Smith"

Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick sees more playing time, throws for 118 yards against Falcons by Daniel Popper (New York Daily News)

"Fitzpatrick hit Marshall on the second play of the drive for a 30-yard gain. Two plays later, running back scampered 33 yards for the Jets’ first touchdown. Fitzpatrick then found Marshall again for a successful two-point conversion, cutting the Atlanta lead to 14-10. Chris Ivory"

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