The New York Jets have clearly stated ‘Falk’ the road trip to visit the New England Patriots. What does this mean? We explain.
The New York Jets (0-2) have to travel to play the New England Patriots (2-0) in Week 3 of the 2019 season.
Tom Brady and the Patriots are currently 23 point favorites over the green and white. Per ESPN’s Rich Cimini, the Jets have never been a greater underdog than they will be this weekend in team history.
Most Jets fans have already uttered the phrase, ‘Falk’ me.
Apparently the team is saying ‘Falk’ this road trip.
On Thursday morning, Jets head coach Adam Gase spoke to the media. To start off every presser, Gase provides an injury update on his players and whether or not they practiced or will be practicing.
Based on what Adam shared, it seems like the team is looking at their early Week 4 bye as a blessing.
“Yeah, we’re looking at that and taking it into consideration.”
Instead of possibly forcing one or both to play vs the New England Patriots in Week 3, they could possibly hold them out so they can get two weeks of rest before they have to return in Week 5 for their road trip to play the Philadelphia Eagles.
Speaking of the Eagles in Week 5, that’s the updated timeline for when quarterback Sam Darnold is expected to return.
This bye week appears to be the dividing line on two different seasons for the Jets.
On one side (Weeks 1-3) have been mired with injuries, mono, and lethargic playcalling. If the Jets fall to 0-3 as expected, perhaps the team can regroup during the bye week and make a rally through the rest of the season with a healthier squad.
The Jets Zone w/ @BoyGreen25 feat @RichCimini:– Details on his podcast #FlightDeck. – When Sam Darnold should return. – What the #Jets can do w/ Trumaine Johnson. – Why #TakeFlight should be optimistic about the rest of 2019.#NYJvsNE #JetUphttps://t.co/0mui3DI2Ut
— The Jets Zone (@TheJets_Zone) September 18, 2019
Not saying the Jets, their players, or coaches are simply assuming Week 3 is going to be a loss, but with the odds stacked against them, perhaps they can use it as back-to-back bye weeks to their own benefit.
If/when Darnold returns, the Jets will have plenty of time to get back into the wildcard race and salvage their season. The key to all of this is being smart monitoring these injuries and making sure you don’t rush anyone back too soon where they can be susceptible to being injured again.