The New York Jets don’t even have a chance at beating the Oakland Raiders as trying to be more aggressive will not work on the road.
So it seems due to various reports in the media that the New York Jets will try to be more aggressive in their Week 2 matchup against the Oakland Raiders. Head coach Todd Bowles recently said, courtesy of the Media Relations Department of the Jets, that they will “take their shots” against the Raiders.
As part of me can’t stop laughing, let’s be realistic here. Do the Jets even know how to contain linebacker Khalil Mack? I have had this game circled since the schedule came out that it would be quarterback Josh McCown‘s last game because there is no way the Jets will be able to stop Mack. It really does not matter how aggressive they want to be because there is no way that this team can beat a Super Bowl hopeful such as the Raiders.
The display last week the Jets put up against a subpar Buffalo Bills team is a true testament to what they are and where they are heading. Hopefully, it will be a No. 1 pick in the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft. The high-powered Raiders offense should be able to march the ball down the field and win this game by 17+ points without even trying.
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If Bowles wants to be more aggressive, a quarterback has to be able to take shots down the field and expose the one weakness the Raiders have and it’s the secondary.
Wide receiver Jermaine Kearse looked good on Sunday, maybe the only positive besides the interception by Juston Burris. McCown and he look to have some early chemistry already and Kearse is a guy that you can trust out there. Get the ball downfield and at least be competitive to take some risky shots as it might get something going.
With Weeks 3-5 coming up in which the Jets play the Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Cleveland Browns, they should be able to escape with one win maybe two wins. So far, this season looks to be a waste and it’s not even October yet.
Overall, the Jets don’t have enough talent to keep up with mediocre teams, let alone a powerhouse one like the Raiders. It doesn’t matter if they try to play more aggressive since they just don’t have the right people that can actually keep up against a premium team. Sorry Jets fans, get ready for a beatdown all game long against the Raiders.