PIGSKIN 2018: WEEK FIFTEEN
Gang Green Saturday
BRONCOS -2 1/2 (Browns)
Loss; 17-16 Browns
Texans -7 (JETS)
PUSH; 29-22 Texans
New York Jets: We Don't Need Another Hero ... Just Punt!
The general outlook wasn't that great to begin with, but no one anticipated the Jets being this bad.
It's not enough for them to break a six game losing streak. After failing Todd Bowles all season long, the Jets collectively owe him a supreme effort through these last three games.
It's the least they can do ... they're all he has left.
With a 4-9 record to date, the Jets have assured themselves a third straight losing season with no improvements to speak of. One could argue Mike Maccagnan has so far done little in the way of upgrading talent, and that 21 of 22 starting positions need addressing. With all that accumulated salary cap space, he scarcely spends a penny in support of Todd Bowles. Likewise, the team's recent outpouring of support and commitment towards their head coach comes too late. The Jets continuing mistakes and overall fundamental failings under Bowles have agreeably become too numerous and indefensible.
Joe B of WFAN Radio on Friday served fans these nuts: the Jets haven't hired anyone with previous head coaching experience since Bill Parcells.
Nice observation by him..!
Four long decades, the Jets have searched high and low for a franchise quarterback. Now that they potentially have one, they had better take good care of him. Let's assume that against JJ Watt and the Houston Texans pass rush the Jets offensive line keeps Sam Darnold upright. With no running game (Bilal Powell and Isaiah Crowell are both out), and without his top receiver, what's a rookie quarterback to do? At this juncture of the season, the last thing the Jets need is Darnold trying to be a hero.
Let the punter carry them Saturday.