The NY Jets are seemingly ready to take on the Denver Broncos on Thursday Night Football.
Head coach Adam Gase will need to have the NY Jets ready and willing to rally a victory against a Denver Broncos team that has been decimated by injuries in recent weeks.
This is a rather huge game for Adam Gase. Rumors have been swirling regarding a potential firing of Gase if he doesn’t turn this team around in due time. There’s no other way to put it, this is a must-win game for the green and white.
If Adam Gase wants any chance of sticking around for longer than 24 hours after this Thursday night’s game has concluded, he’ll have to start with tuning offensive efficiency.
The Jets, much like last year, are trending towards the bottom of the barrel in almost every major offensive category through three weeks of the season. That’s bad. That’s really bad.
Quarterback Sam Darnold hasn’t had much to work with throughout this early portion of the season, although, help may be on the way. Wide receiver Jeff Smith is slated to return to the line-up from IR this week to play against Denver.
As Adam Gase would say, it’s another pulse.
Wide receiver Jamison Crowder, who missed the trip to Indianapolis with a hamstring injury, is also slated to play. Left tackle Mekhi Becton (shoulder) and right tackle George Fant (concussion) both will practice on a limited basis on Tuesday, Gase says they’re both looking good on a short week.
Fant is expected to start while Becton will only be active on an emergency basis.
The Broncos are just as injured as the NY Jets are.
As for the Broncos, they currently have 11 (!) players on injured reserve, most notably wide receiver Courtland Sutton, pass-rusher Von Miller, and cornerback A.J. Bouye will all be out for Thursday’s contest.
Bottom-line is that both teams are still severely injured, although one team is starting to work back to full health, and that’s the Jets. This should be a game that the Jets not only compete in, but come out victorious.
If Adam Gase truly wants to keep his job, which I see no reason why anyone would want to forfeit a head coaching gig, he’ll have his team come out firing on all cylinders.
Keeping an eye on the Denver Broncos’ offensive situation, it hasn’t been pretty. Although, one bright spot has been fourth-year left tackle Garett Bolles.
He’s been exceptional in both run, and pass-protection thus far. It’ll be interesting to see how Gregg Williams dials up a blitz on his side of the ball.
The Broncos also have rookie wide receiver Jerry Jeudy and second-year tight end Noah Fant at their disposal. Keep an eye on both as the Broncos will surely deploy many offensive plays for the ball to end up in either one of those players’ hands.
As for the Jets’ defense, they’ve had their fair share of struggles as the first quarter of the 2020 season is winding down. Gregg Williams has been able to produce little-to-no pass-rush with the current personnel.
The pass defense on the back-end has been abysmal, as they’re currently ranked 32nd in the league when it comes to defending the pass.
This is a winnable game for the Jets. A game they will win.
Score Prediction: NY Jets 23, Broncos 16