After leading for pretty much all of this game the Jets blew a 16-0 lead to ultimately lose 17-16 to the Buffalo Bills.
1. The offense needs to be better in every facet. Adam Gase, Sam Darnold and the offensive line need to improve in order to win next weeks matchup home against the Browns.
2. The defense played lights out early in this game, creating 4 turnovers and scoring 8 points. But when one players goes down, CJ Mosley, it should not be such a detriment to the unit that you ultimately lose the game. CJ said he expects to play next week, which should be a confidence booster for all fans.
3. Can we please for the love of god get a kicked in here who can make field goals!? I don’t understand how these guys can’t kick the ball through the upright, I mean that’s your job right? Apparently the Jets will be holding kicking tryouts on Tuesday this week with intentions of bringing in a new body.
The Jets figures to be active over the last few days when roster cuts were beginning across the NFL. The Jets made four waiver claims to add as much talent as possible to the 53 man roster.
WR Braxton Berrios
DL John Franklin-Myers
K Kaare Vedvik
S Bennett Jackson
The two names that stand out to me on this list are Kaare Vedvik and Braxton Berrios.
Kaare Vedvik will be the next kicked up to claim his stake to be the Jets kicker, the third such kicker this summer. Vedvik saw success early this summer with the Ravens which lead to the Minnesota Vikings trading a 2020 5th round pick to acquire him. Since that trade Vedvik cooled off, ultimately losing the the position battle to veteran Dan Bailey. The Jets as well as their fans are hoping Vedvik can solidify the position once and for all and be their kicker moving forward.
As for Braxton Berrios he figures to be in line to be the Jets WR4/WR5, as well as the starting punt returner. All summer Greg Dortch was turning heads with his skill set as a punt returner and was slowly improving as a receiver. Now that Berrios is in the mix and Dortch has been waved, that leads me to believe Dortch wasn’t making as big of an impact as a receiver to justify giving him the roster spot with a guy like Berrios available. I’m very interested to see how Adam Gase uses someone like Berrios, also how he fairs as the starting punt returner.
The Jets kicked off their roster cut downs with a pair of moves this afternoon, starting with the release of former 6th round pick in 2017 – Elijah McGuire. Another Mike Maccagnan draft pick has been released, a continuous theme we’re seeing when it comes to his players he drafted. I didn’t mind McGuire, I thought he played his best game last year against the Packers and was hopeful he would carry that into the 2019 season. But once the Jets signed running backs Leveon Bell, Ty Montgomery and brought Bilal Powell back I knew it was going to be an uphill battle for McGuire to make this roster. It also doesn’t help that Trenton Cannon continued to perform as a gunner on special teams, using his speed to make as much of an impact as he could. Eli McGuire will find work in this league with another team shortly as he will be a serviceable back for a team that struggles with running back depth.
Also today the Jets have signed former Colts safety Matthias Farley who was waived earlier this week. In three seasons with the Colts he has played in 37 games (16 starts), totally 3 interceptions, 118 combined tackles and 73 solo. Farley a well respected player within the Colts organization will bring a veteran presence to this secondary that is much needed.
We will continue to see Joe Douglas attack this portion of the offseason this weekend, trying to round out the roster as best he can before heading into week 1 next weekend verse the Bills.
Jets president Neil Glat has stepped down today and will be taking on more of a “senior advisor” role. Glat has been with the Jets for more than seven years as the teams president, contributing more on the business end of things rather than actual football decisions. Each teams president carries a different role with different tasks, some teams their president essentially acts as their GM, making most if not all the football decisions that need to be made. As for others, like the Jets and Glat, a team president can be more involved with the behind the scenes business aspect of the organization.
Glat stepping down opens the door for the Jets to bring in more of a football mind to take over as president. Could it be Joe Douglas who becomes the team president and essentially controls the entire organizations football operation? Or does Joe Douglas have somebody in mind who can come into this role who he also works well with? This is something to keep an eye on over the next few days as the Jets continue to overhaul the state of the franchise. 2019 will now feature a new head coach and coaching staff, a new GM and now a new president. Personally, I would love for Douglas to be named the president or bring in someone per his recommendation who he can work alongside moving forward. We will have to wait and see what direction the Jets decide to go in for this new hire.
The Jets are determined to bring in as many secondary bodies as possible and let the best players earn their spots. Today Joe Douglas and the Jets have reached a deal with the Colts to acquire cornerback Nate Hairston for their second 2020 6th round pick. Assistant GM, Rex Hogan, was with the Colts before taking his new role with the Jets a few months ago. You have to think he was involved with this move after being around the player during his time with his former team. I am confident in the approach Douglas has taken since becoming the GM, he continues to try and improve this roster down any avenue that is necessary. I anticipate more moves to come as cut downs for all teams will begin Thursday and into the weekend.