In this edition of Coffee with the New York Jets, quarterback Bryce Petty struggled in his season debut, players have spoken out about Todd Bowles returning to the team next season, and the official release of Jeremy Kerley.
Don’t worry fans of the New York Jets, this season will be over in just a few more weeks. Christmas is right around the corner and well, the Jets have overachieved this season no matter what their final record is so that in of itself, a nice gift for 2017.
With just two games left in the season, it remains to be seen if the Jets will give a green light to at least see what quarterback Christian Hackenberg has learned for the past two seasons. Despite head coach Todd Bowles confirming via the Media Relations Department of the Jets that quarterback Bryce Petty will once again start in Week 16 against the Los Angeles Chargers, it might make sense to at least give Hackenberg a start in their season finale on the road against the New England Patriots. Especially since the Jets have officially been eliminated from making the NFL Playoffs.
Either way, there is a ton of work that is ahead of the franchise as they prepare for their biggest offseason yet in 2018. It won’t be easy but the Jets have a lot of problems and well, a whole lot of salary cap money to spend in order to continue bolstering their roster to make a serious run over the next few years. As always with these Coffee with the Jets series, here are some of the latest articles on the internet around our beloved Jets.
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Bryce Petty’s struggles underscore hopelessness of Jets’ QB situation by Rich Cimini (ESPN)
Petty’s performance against the New Orleans Saints reaffirmed what the Jets have known: They love his moxie and character, but they don’t envision him as a future starter. Making his fifth career start and first of this season, Petty failed to deliver in key situations.
At the end of the day, Petty immensely struggled and didn’t play lights out football for all that time he had to prepare and develop. Considering this was just his fifth start of his young career, there will still be some growing pains when playing in a regular season football game. Petty did himself no favors against the Saints as he’s auditioning for the future, whether or not that is with the Jets remains to be seen.
Jamal Adams, other Jets players lobby for Todd Bowles’ return by Rich Cimini (ESPN)
“That’s what the head coach does is set the tone for the team and relay the message,” running back Matt Forte said. “He’s been huge. He can’t go out there and play the game for us. The mistakes that have been made mentally or physically, that’s on us.”
Head coach Todd Bowles has done enough to deserve another year with the Jets. Yes, he’s made a lot of mistakes on the gridiron due to time management and failing to adjust properly but he has almost his entire team believing in his culture. A good culture too, one that is built on working hard, teamwork, and doing whatever it takes to win football games. That isn’t easy to build from scratch but Bowles has done it and realistically, is just a few pieces, and of course, a franchise quarterback away from having everything come together. Players speaking out for him to return speaks highly of the impact Bowles is having in the locker room which again, is exactly what this franchise needs. A coach every player believes in that can lead them and their team to success.
Jets waive WR Jeremy Kerley by theJetsBlog (SNY)
That’s the bottom line on why the Jets cut Jeremy Kerley on Monday. He didn’t do all that much in his eight games with the Jets, so he clearly became expendable when he was suspended for four games.
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Despite many Jets fans that got excited about the return of wide receiver Jeremy Kerley this season, he didn’t do much of anything worth mentioning. When he got hit with a four-game suspension due to PEDs a few weeks ago and then later blamed it on a ghost, the writing was already on the wall. The Jets released him on Monday and it’s a wise decision since they don’t need that kind of distraction in the locker room and since they are still rebuilding, makes sense to give his reps to their younger players at the position.