Coffee with the Jets: The end of Josh McCown in 2017
In this edition of Coffee with the New York Jets, Josh McCown’s season is over, takeaways from Sunday’s embarrassing loss to the Broncos, and a look at Bryce Petty who will start at quarterback for the rest of the year.
It’s amazing how this team embodies the spirit of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In Week 13 against the Kansas City Chiefs, the New York Jets played competitive football. They were scoring touchdowns, making key defensive stops, and looked like a team ready to run the table for the month of December. Week 14, however, showed a team that resembled a bunch of amateurs trying to play a pro game.
The Jets were a complete and utter mess and once again, came crashing down to Earth as a pretender of a team that was in no way, shape, or form, ready to compete with the big boys. The Broncos, who lost their last eight straight games, ended their losing streak in a game that many dubbed them underdogs in their own home stadium.
Either way, this particular loss stings to get the week off on such a sour note. On top of that, the Jets got hit with their biggest injury of the year as Josh McCown is pretty much done as his backup, Bryce Petty, gets the nod to start from here on out. Here are some of the latest Jets articles from top sources on the internet breaking down the aftermath of Sunday’s embarrassing loss.
Josh McCown gets emotional talking about broken hand by John B (Gang Green Nation)
It is very rare we get such a clear look into the human side of the game. Every week we watch these guys take the field, but it is easy to forget these are people. The Jets take the field each year, but faces change.
It’s a sad day since McCown is truly a lovable kind of guy that gets everyone’s respect whenever he walks into a room. McCown broke his hand on Sunday and it effectively ended his year with the Jets. It’s emotional, to say the least, considering how well he’s played for the most part this season and what he’s meant to many players on the team. One can also imagine he’s worried about what his NFL future looks like after this season is over.
Three takeaways from the loss to the Broncos by Alan Schechter (Empire Writes Back)
Both Anderson and Seferian-Jenkins recorded drops on catchable balls on Sunday which didn’t help the stalling offense. The two of them combined for 28 yards receiving on four catches. On another day when the running game isn’t working, that simply isn’t good enough.
At the end of the day, good teams control what they can control. If some of the top receiving options on the Jets aren’t able to come through in the clutch, it’ll be a long day at the office. The truth of the matter is, the Jets offense wasn’t clicking on all cylinders like it was just a week ago and it was a deciding factor in their loss. The fact that they couldn’t muster up even just a field goal against a struggling team like the Broncos tells you that the Jets haven’t found their identity on offense.
Bryce Petty is ready for his moment to lead Jets by Mark Cannizzaro (New York Post)
“We have three games left,” Petty said. “I am going to give my heart and soul and prepare for this week for New Orleans. Whatever happens in the future happens. All I can do is worry about things I can control.’’
This could very well be Petty‘s audition to keep his spot on the Jets in the future. It’s no secret that the Jets will more than likely finally address their quarterback position in 2018 and well, Petty is on the roster bubble. He needs to play some lights out football to give the decision makers reasons why he’s worth keeping around. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be shocking to see Petty and even Christian Hackenberg gone next year if they’re not developing properly after quite some time as backups. There is only so much coaching and training the leadership regime can do. In the NFL, either a player has it or doesn’t. For Petty, it’s his time to prove what he brings to the table, otherwise, he’ll find himself elsewhere in 2018.