New York Jets put forth another embarrassing effort in Week 8 loss to Jacksonville Jaguars
By Justin Fried
The New York Jets put forth yet another embarrassing effort in their Week 8 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars by a final score of 29-15.
The New York Jets are a bad football team. We knew this heading into this week and their loss at the hands of the Jacksonville Jaguars by a final score of 29-15 has only further established this.
What’s wrong with this team? Perhaps the better question is, what isn’t wrong with them?
The product that we are seeing on Sundays is a result of a poorly constructed roster following years of neglecting football’s most important positions. But it goes beyond simply a talent issue.
This team is poorly coached and poorly run and it shows every time they step on the field.
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There’s no energy, no life, and no signs of change anytime soon. The Jets are a disaster and things aren’t going to get much better. Sure they might return some players from injuries, but the issues go far beyond that.
The Jets finished Sunday’s game with just 213 yards of total offense — 93 of which came on their opening drive. Quarterback Sam Darnold finished with three interceptions and was sacked a total of eight times in another disastrous performance from the offensive line.
Their struggles once again are far more than simply a lack of talent. Each and every member that has returned on the unit from last season has regressed and the team’s new acquisitions have all been failures — perhaps with the exception of left guard Alex Lewis.
That’s a coaching problem. That’s on every coach involved with the offensive line from offensive line coach Frank Pollack to offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains to head coach Adam Gase.
It’s clear at this point that a change needs to be made. The Jets are not a competent football team right now and that’s despite having more overall talent than they did last season.
They are a laughing stock and it’s affecting the only few building blocks on the team. Darnold has regressed as a result of an atrocious offensive line and a coaching staff in over their heads. Safety Jamal Adams played his worst game of the season and looks dejected on the field.
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Even the few positives have found it difficult to remain, well, positive.
Things must change and while it will take more than an offseason to resolve this team’s issues, it all starts with the coaching staff. It will be surprising to see Gase and company last past their first season with the organization if the front office is wise.
Which is clearly uncertain given their prior track record.
The Jets are who they are now, and with nine games still remaining in the season, there are few reasons to be optimistic. Perhaps the trade deadline could yield the team some future value picks in the NFL Draft.
Because at this point, the draft is the only thing this organization has to look forward to.