NY Jets: Brandon Marshall has coming out party


The NY Jets notched their 6th win of the season and Brandon Marshall was a major reason why.

Marshall has dealt with a myriad of injuries and opposing teams seem to have crafted some unique ways to stop him over the last several weeks, but finally the Jets figured it out. The Jets talked all week about getting back to the basics on offense and the fundamentals seemed to pay off in a major way.

A lot of that included less pre-snap mechanics between Marshall and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and it equaled Marshall’s first multiple touchdown game of the season. The Jets saw the mismatch they had physically with Marshall (6’4) matched up with Brent Grimes (5’10) and they took advantage.

9 catches. 131 yds. 2 TDs. All smiles postgame. pic.twitter.com/MnZiMezl82

— New York Jets (@nyjets) November 29, 2015

Marshall was all smiles after the game and understandably so, he has been one of the best acquisitions the Jets have made in recent memory. With his monster game of 9 catches for 131 yards and 2 scores he has put himself in some elite categories with his performance.

It sounds almost like beating a dead horse with these remarks, but it’s worth mentioning every week as Marshall gets closer and closer to what some would consider a mundane statistic: 1,000 receiving yards. Jets fans don’t need reminding, but they haven’t had one since 2007. Marshall is 69 yards away with 5 games to go, it’s inevitable the streak will come to an end.

Marshall has 71 catches, 931 yards and 9 touchdown grabs 11 games in. Here are the single season best marks in franchise history for the Jets: 1,434 yards (Don Maynard, 1967), 93 receptions (Al Toon, 1988), 14 receiving touchdowns (Don Maynard/Art Powell, 1965/1960). Marshall has the potential to break every major statistical receiving category in franchise history all for a mere 5th round pick, not too shabby.

Marshall and Eric Decker have been quite the pair this year and the Jets’ offense has relied on it all season long. Marshall’s running mate Decker has had quite the season himself. Decker has 51 catches for 700 yards and 8 scores and he’s proven particularly effective in the red zone in 2015.

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For the most-part he’s been a reliable presence across the middle consistently moving the chains for this offense. Though as most fans would admit he’s had his fair share of mental lapses that have resulted in a few key drops. Marshall is no stranger to a few boneheaded mistakes as he’s made quite a few this season.

But what is clear is that both of these offensive weapons have made more good plays then bad. The problem for Jet offenses over the last several years has been the lack of weapons, that isn’t the issue in 2015. The Jets hope that Marshall and Decker can help this offense reach the postseason for the first time since 2010.