Friday, September 13, 2019

N.Y. Jets: Sam Darnold Feeling Green in the Gills



Week one is proving more problematic than original estimates.

Receiver Quincy Enunwa's situation is a serious matter.  Quincy's season is tentatively over after sustaining a second neck injury.  He is targeted three times with one reception on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.  Suddenly the rest of his career is potentially in question.  The Jets 2014 fifth round draft pick plays 12 games in his rookie season.  As a sophomore in 2016 he appears in all 16 games amassing 857 yards receiving.  However Enunwa misses all of 2017 due to bulging discs in his neck.  He returns in 2018 to post 38 receptions and 449 yards through eleven games of limited play.

Enunwa's condition quite obviously leaves the Jets precariously thin at receiver entering week two, and beyond.  That means it's time new general manager Joe Douglas start earning his keep.

Compounding Jets problems is quarterback Sam Darnold reportedly contracting mononulceosis.  They can expect to lose Sam's services not only this week, but potentially for several more weeks to come.  Recovery from what is more commonly known as the "kissing disease" is known to extend several weeks.  I guess a sophomore is as a sophomore does, problem is this isn't high school or college, dude. But while I speak in jest, this is indeed a concerning ailment.  As luck would have it, the Jets will benefit from a very timely, albeit oddly scheduled week four bye.

The Trevor Siemian Era Begins, Now!

As they say: one player's mono is another man's opportunity.  After 26 games as a member of the Denver Broncos, Trevor Siemian will make his first ever start as quarterback of the New York Jets.  He is being handed the reins of a team under pressure to win first its first game of the season under a new head coach (and his personally appointed general manager), while minus the services of a primary receiver, and having to overcome last week's poor performance by the offensive line whom yielded four sacks and nine QB hits.

No red shirt can save him now!

Good luck with that.

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