NY Jets: 3 takeaways from Week 3 loss to the Denver Broncos

NY Jets, Zach Wilson
NY Jets, Zach Wilson / Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

Congratulations, you made it. In a game that was over early, the NY Jets fell to the Denver Broncos 26-0 to drop to 0-3.

A Mile High Mismatch

Unprepared, undisciplined, unreliable (and those are just words that start with “un”). No matter what term you use, one thing is certain: the Jets were a bad football team today totaling 162 yards and recording eight penalties with two turnovers.

“It’s frustrating, just a lack of execution,” rookie quarterback Zach Wilson said after the game. “We’re all learning and trying to get better every single week. It might be hard for people to see that but we’re learning a lot in those games.”

While the Denver Broncos appear to be a quality squad, to have this game be such a one-sided affair is something that will give even the most loyal Gang Green supporter cause for concern.

At the end of the day, performances like this need to become a thing of the past otherwise the Jets will continue to be viewed as the punchline of the NFL.

Another slow start for the NY Jets

Through the first three games, the Jets have been outscored 46-3 in the first half and that problem falls on the shoulders of two men: head coach Robert Saleh and offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur.

While this is a new gig for both of them, they need to figure out a way to get this team out to better starts and make Wilson comfortable early.

“The execution is very high during the week,” Saleh said. “We’ve got to find a way to bring it to Sunday and execute at the high level that we’re practicing at. Otherwise, these games are going to happen.”

While many knew this season would be filled with growing pains, one has to wonder when the pain stops and the growing begins.

Outside of one decent half against the Carolina Panthers, Gang Green has given its fanbase little to be proud of and not much room for optimism that things will improve anytime soon.

An abysmal day for the NY Jets offense

In today’s edition of Wheel of Misfortune, the Jets’ offensive line reverted to its Week 1 tendencies allowing five sacks and ensuring Wilson’s day was filled with a stampede of Broncos in his face.

Not only that, but the wide receivers did not offer much help as there were several key drops throughout the game that could have at least made the unit’s performance look somewhat respectable.

“These guys are professional men, we’ve got great character in this locker room,” Saleh said in regards to the team folding.

"I have yet to be part of a team or ever seen a team that just folds and quits. It’s three games of a 17-game season so there’s a heck of a lot of football to be played and anytime you step out onto the football field, whether you’re a coach or player, the expectation is you put out your absolute best.”"

Robert Saleh

While the defense did its best to keep the team in the game, it is impossible to win any game scoring zero points.

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So, unless the Jets are looking for an early trip to Aruba they will need to figure out a way to score some points and do so soon.