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The Good, The Bad, and Even More Ugly: New York Jets Struggle on Monday Night

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - SEPTEMBER 16: Luke Falk #8 of the New York Jets hands the ball off to Le'Veon Bell #26 in the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns at MetLife Stadium on September 16, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - SEPTEMBER 16: Luke Falk #8 of the New York Jets hands the ball off to Le'Veon Bell #26 in the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns at MetLife Stadium on September 16, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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The New York Jets struggled on Monday night against the Cleveland Browns. Myles Garrett and Odell Beckham shined against the Jets in their 23-3 loss.

Every New York Jets fan knew that Monday night was going to be a struggle with Sam Darnold, C.J. Mosley, and Quinnen Williams all out. What we didn’t know was just how ugly it was going to get.

Firstly, Trevor Siemian was so excited for this game. He couldn’t stop smiling every time the camera panned over to him. That is the good for him. That is all I have.

Siemian looked like a quarterback that hasn’t played since 2017. He was missing throws. He was holding onto the ball too long. He did not look good at all. Unfortunately for him, his play looked better than his ankle.

Siemian was forced out after a late hit by Myles Garrett and did not return. The Jets offense was hovering around 40 rushing yards and was negative in the passing yards category. His night did not go as planned.

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So for Jets fans, our new QB1 is Luke Falk. If I had to guess, he handed the ball off to Le’Veon Bell for his first eight plays. Falk came into the league from Washington State where he threw the ball — a lot. Falk won more games than any other Cougar ever had.

At least he has that going for him. His night was not completely terrible as he went 20-for-25 with 198 passing yards. He was able to find Robby Anderson a few times and Jamison Crowder even made an appearance to the stat sheet late.

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The Jets defense held their own as best they could considering the offense had a hard time doing anything at all.

Jamal Adams flew around the field all night doing his best to will his team to victory. Neville Hewitt and Blake Cashman did a good job in the linebacking core picking up key tackles along the way.

The best Jets player on the field Monday night was Bell and he showed why he got a $50 million contract this offseason. He was whichever quarterback’s favorite target and even lined up taking snaps a couple of times.

Bell showed patience on the field on Monday night and as long as Darnold is out, the Jets need Bell to show patience off of the field as well.

The Jets wore their new stealth black uniforms and I’m sure after a game like tonight they were hoping that they could be stealthy while leaving the stadium.

Adam Gase was chosen by the Jets for being an offensive genius. His skill is about to be put to the test.

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It’s not all bad news, there is some good sprinkled in, but it was definitely ugly. Next week against the New England Patriots may be even uglier.

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