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New York Jets don’t need practice, they need R-and-R right now

NY Jets, Le'Veon Bell (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)
NY Jets, Le'Veon Bell (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)
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The New York Jets haven’t practiced during their Week 4 bye week. Here’s what a slew of experts have to say about this and why it’s not a big deal.

We talking about practice?

Yes, much has been made of the decision by New York Jets head coach Adam Gase to give his team the week off with no practice during the team’s Week 4 bye.

The Jets did not hold any practices during the Week 4 bye, instead choosing to focus on getting healthy and some classroom time, per ESPN’s Rich Cimini.

Although it should be mentioned that the players had their own meeting on Tuesday morning, outside of that the team did not officially congregate.

That has irked some fans and media analysts because the team is 0-3 and could use some more practice.

Although Connor Rogers of the Stick to Football Podcast had a much different take on Drive Time Sports on The Score 1260 this week:

“I saw people complaining about the team not practicing during the bye, no one practices during the bye week that’s insane. This New York Jets team needs to get away, clear their heads, and get ready to go on a run.”

The No. 1 priority for the New York Jets during the bye week should be getting healthy. This team has struggled on a lot of different levels obviously with the 0-3 record so far this season, but one of the big reasons for that is because of injuries.

No Sam Darnold completely changes this offense. No Trevor Siemian makes things even worse.

No CJ Mosley completely changes this defense. No Quinnen Williams makes things even worse.

While the playcalling has been admittingly awful, can you truly throw all of the blame at Adam Gase minus the team’s biggest stars?

This team doesn’t need practice, they need rest and relaxation. The NFL season is long and arduous, the bye week should be maximized by getting away from football.

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If everything lines up appropriately, the Jets should be getting all of their injured players back for their Week 5 road trip to play the Philadelphia Eagles.

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