NY Jets can’t seem to get a break


For the first time this season, the NY Jets have dropped two games in a row. Given their performance and rash of injuries, it may be time to grow concerned on the green side of New York

Losing to the New England Patriots wasn’t unexpected. Tom Brady & Co. are on a tear this season with no signs of slowing down. In fact, the loss was a feather in the Jets’ cap. They played a strong game and came up just short of the victory. But then they traveled to Oakland…

I’m concerned primarily because of injuries. Chris Ivory isn’t as explosive following hamstring trouble. Nick Mangold was out with a neck injury. Eric Decker has a troubled knee. Brandon Marshall was shaken up twice on the field yesterday.

Last but definitely not least, Ryan Fitzpatrick‘s first quarter hand injury made way for the return of Geno Smith

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The health of this team is of utmost importance if they want to make a playoff run. The depth of the roster at multiple positions hasn’t shown up as of yet. The defense is obviously in need of Calvin Pryor.

If we learned anything from the game against Oakland is that our defense, as good as it is, is a fragile piece of the team.

Take out one or two important components and teams like the Raiders with an impressive OL and Derek Carr will slice you up.

Oct 25, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New York Jets strong safety Calvin Pryor (25) during warm-ups before the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

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The road only gets tougher as the season goes on. The Jets are nearly halfway through the season and already past their bye. It’s a straight shot toward the end from this point on with a feisty Jacksonville Jaguars up next followed by a short week leading to a Thursday night divisional matchup with the Buffalo Bills.

That’s no ordinary game with emotions sure to be running high with the return of former Jets head coach Rex Ryan to MetLife Stadium. Concern is warranted now. Injuries are pilling up at the worst possible positions while we hope the rest of the lineup can stay healthy. It’s the kind of bug that can derail a season faster than a New York minute.