4. NY Jets front office issues
The NY Jets “culture” has been dysfunctional since Bill Parcells — and before that probably not since Weeb Eubank.
We’re two years into the Joe Douglas regime, and the team is 9-25. So how close are they really to turning this around?
This locker room lacks veteran presence, primarily due to Douglas’ penny-pinching ways. So why would any great player looking for a paycheck ever come here?
Douglas has been anointed a player-personnel guru. But his first draft looks like a dumpster fire on par with ex-GMs Mike Maccagnan or John Idzik.
Cornerback Bryce Hall was the only member of his nine-member 2020 class to take the field Sunday, with Mekhi Becton, Braden Mann, Cameron Clark, and Ashtyn Davis on IR.
Denzel Mims and La’Mical Perrine are bubble players buried on the inactive list. Final cut Jabari Zuniga signed to the practice squad, while the Panthers snagged James Morgan.
Also, why no veteran backup QB? They’ve got a rookie coach, rookie offensive coordinator, and rookie quarterback. They offered no good reason for refusing to sign a veteran as a sounding board, if nothing else.
Peter King thinks Joe Douglas has left Zach Wilson out to dry.
Keep patient, Jets fans. After game one, most Jets fans felt okay despite the loss. However, after Week 2, many seem ready to jump ship. Jets fans booing Zach Wilson after halftime should be ashamed.
Denver’s has a stellar front seven featuring Von Miller, an excellent secondary, and a distinct home-field advantage with their stadium situated one mile above sea level.
Let’s hope Zach Wilson’s not left gasping for air.