NY Jets: 3 players to blame for Week 2 loss to the Patriots

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3. Tyler Kroft, TE, NY Jets

It was honestly hard to find three players to strictly point fingers at considering how consistently they played. This isn't even on Tyler Kroft himself. It's mostly just the head scratching decision to involve him so much in the game plan over other weapons on offense.

Denzel Mims was a healthy scratch after a promising week in practice. While he rested on the sidelines in street clothes, Kroft was used in the slot on several occasions, making people wonder just what the scheming is when it comes to the offense.

The only reason to point a finger at Tyler Kroft is that he's getting more love in the offensive scheme than more deserving players like Keelan Cole, or the biggest elephant in the room, Denzel Mims.

Kroft himself had only one catch for eight yards. Not exactly TE1 numbers, and not exactly proving to be a great target for his rookie quarterback Zach Wilson. It might only be Week 2, but a true tight end has proved to be a top need for this team in the future.

Kroft wasn't necessarily going to turn into a Travis Kelce or a Zach Ertz, but if he's going to be running at slot receiver on a handful of packages, wouldn't it make sense to have a playmaking receiver in Denzel Mims do it instead?

There have been some ups and downs for Robert Saleh and Mike LaFleur so far in their Jets tenures, but the misuse of Denzel Mims is proving to be the sore thumb.