In this edition of Coffee with the New York Jets, a look at preparing against Von Miller, head coach Todd Bowles ending a press conference with a funny fist pump, and how Muhammad Wilkerson is more than likely not coming back in 2018.
The weekend is finally upon us as it’s going to be another interesting weekend of football, snow if you live on the East coast, and hopefully another straight win by the New York Jets. This time around in Week 14, they have a road trip against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field.
It’s no secret that the Broncos are a struggling team that has lost their last eight games. Even their stout defense hasn’t been able to bounce back and be enough to actually win football games.
The Jets can’t afford to sleep on a team like the Broncos as for all they know, this could be a trap game for well, either team. The truth of the matter is, both teams are inconsistent but on paper, the Jets have a slight advantage as they’re a healthier team and could very well set the tempo of the game if they get off to a fast start.
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Brandon Shell on stopping Von Miller: ‘He gets people off balance’ by Lenn Robbins (ESPN)
“He’s very agile, very flexible, fast, power,’’ Shell said. “He’s good off the snap count. He’s a great player, great all-around player.’’
Needless to say, offensive lineman Brandon Shell will have his hands full trying to contain Von Miller and everything he brings to the table. The man hits like a wrecking ball and despite the Broncos not winning many games this season, Miller will still be a problem for the Jets if Shell doesn’t rise to the occasion and keep him in check. This will be one of the many battles in the trenches that will be interesting to watch all game long. Shell has done well before against top pass rushers so this will be yet another test for his solid skill-set.
Who’s that coach? Todd Bowles ends presser with fist pump by Rich Cimini (ESPN)
New York Jets coach Todd Bowles is a man of few words and little emotion, but he got fired up on Friday at his daily news conference.
Honestly, I’ve always been a fan of how head coach Todd Bowles handles himself on the sideline, at practice, and during press conferences. He’s a quiet yet strict kind of coach, which compared to the years when Rex Ryan was running the show, is a refreshing change of pace. It is, however, nice to see him get excited about a press conference ending in just two minutes flat to end a Friday early. Who doesn’t enjoy leaving work early?
Muhammad Wilkerson Reportedly ‘Gone’ from Jets After 2017 Season by Alec Nathan (Bleacher Report)
“Some people are ticked off at Wilkerson’s repeated violation of team rules,” Mehta wrote. “Others have grown tired of Wilkerson’s disappearing act on gamedays, while picking up a Pro Bowl paycheck.”
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There is no excuse when it comes to a veteran player habitually coming late to mandatory team meetings. It’s just not a good look for a professional football player and sets a bad example to his teammates around him. For a player like Wilkerson to have received such a huge contract extension not too long ago and for him to be always late to meetings pretty much has him one foot out the door. The Jets are doing everything possible to rebuild the right way and to be honest, it doesn’t look promising for Wilkerson to be in the long-term plans of the franchise. It’s a shame since he has exceptional talent but when it matters most, both on the field, and off it, he has fallen short over the past two years. It’s time to cut ties with him and move on with players that take things like team meetings seriously.