In this edition of Coffee with the New York Jets, the frustrations of safety Jamal Adams, a look at what has changed between Gang Green and the Patriots since Week 6, and Bryce Petty getting the final start of the season.
Just a few days after yet another abysmal loss by the New York Jets, frustration is not only found on the roster but also with fans. Most Jets fans want the team to at least give Christian Hackenberg a shot to prove one way or the other if he’s worth keeping around.
Besides the ever-popular question as to what exactly to do at quarterback with the season finale on Sunday against the New England Patriots, the Jets will need to eventually figure out what makes the most sense with the most important position on the team. It makes sense to at least give Hackenberg a shot but the leadership regime has firmly stated that quarterback Bryce Petty will get the final start of the season to wrap up another forgettable year. But as of Wednesday, head coach Todd Bowles said there might be a chance Hackenberg sees some playing time.
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Rookie Jamal Adams is frustrated, and so are the Jets by Rich Cimini (ESPN)
“It’s not about me and interceptions. It’s about this team finishing ballgames, getting wins and laying that foundation and building for next year. That’s what it’s about. It’s never going to be about me. Interceptions? You can write about it, but that’s the least of my concerns.”
Safety Jamal Adams has had a solid year and looks like he’ll be a very good defensive player for years to come. Yeah, he still has to work out some kinks here and there but for the most part, is undoubtedly frustrated due to so many losses this season. The Jets are a young team on the rise but a rebuild doesn’t happen overnight and especially not in just a year. Realistically, it will take about two, maybe even three more years before the Jets are real contenders with high-quality talent across the entire roster, especially at quarterback. Until then, the frustrations and growing pains will continue.
What’s Changed Since Jets-Pats in Week 6? by Ethan Greenberg (New York Jets)
The Patriots rank No. 26 against the rush and allow 119.7 yards per game. Conversely, the Jets had success on the ground against the Saints and the Chargers while averaging 160.5 yards and 5.5 yards a clip in that two-week span. If the Green & White can establish a run game, it’ll allow the offense to eat up the clock and keep the Pats’ offense on the sideline.
Sorry to say, the Jets truly have no shot against one of the top teams not only in the AFC East but of the entire league. The Patriots always come through when it matters most and even though at times they’ve shown they can be beaten, they have far too many talented players that deliver in the clutch. It’s best that the Jets stick to the run and feed the football to both their running backs in Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire. Since they figure to both be building blocks for the future, they should get the most reps at running back on Sunday. Maybe if the Jets get a successful running game going, they could stun the Patriots on the road. Maybe. A pretty big maybe.
Why Jets plan to start Bryce Petty again in Week 17 at Patriots by Darryl Slater (NJ.com)
As for why Petty still has accuracy issues, Bowles said, “It’s something we’ve got to figure out. Accuracy, timing, pass routes, the whole thing. He has accuracy. He just hasn’t had it in the last game or so.”
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Petty had one of the worst performances of his young career last week against the Los Angeles Chargers and yet head coach Todd Bowles is adamant about making sure he continues to start. Unfortunately, Bowles is somewhat delusional to believe that Petty’s accuracy issues can be ultimately fixed. When it comes to quarterbacks, either you have it or you don’t. Timing issues and hitting receivers in stride are things that can be fixed but not accuracy. It’s one of those attributes that can doom any quarterback if they can’t put the ball in a place to make their receiving targets shine consistently. Such is the case with Petty and well, this is his last shot to show if he can finally put everything together and deliver a solid performance since he’s fighting to keep his job for next season.