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NY Jets: 6 quick thoughts from another blowout loss to the Bills

NY Jets, Mike White
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NY Jets, Michael Carter
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2. The NY Jets defense is bad. Really bad.

This might be the worst defense the Jets have fielded in decades. After allowing an average of 43 points per game over their last three contests, the Jets turned around and gave up 45 points to a Bills team that was held to just six points by the Jacksonville Jaguars a week ago.

Their issues are twofold. On one hand, the Jets just don't have the talent to be able to compete. They have absolutely nothing at safety and their linebackers have looked lost over the last few weeks.

On the other hand, the coaching staff's lack of adjustments has been particularly concerning. Teams have adapted to the Jets' defense that forced seven sacks on the Tennessee Titans in Week 4, but the Jets haven't been able to counter.

Short passes and play-action continue to kill the Jets, and while the coaches' hands are partially tied by a lack of talent, there's more they could be doing to adjust on a week-to-week basis.

The Jets' defensive woes fall on both the personnel and the coaching staff.

3. The NY Jets have a budding star in Michael Carter

Perhaps one of the only players to show up for the Jets on Sunday was rookie running back Michael Carter. Carter continued his stretch of recent standout performances with another excellent showing in Week 10.

The fourth-round rookie finished with 16 carries for 39 yards and a touchdown while adding another four catches for 43 yards in the air. But his performance was much more impressive than what the box score shows.

With Mike White getting the start, Carter was once again a frequent target on check-downs and he made the most of his yards when given carries on the ground.

Michael Carter might just be the Jets' best offensive playmaker. They need to continue feeding him the rock once Wilson returns to the starting lineup.

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