Who would’ve thought a week two match up between the NY Jets and the Miami Dolphins would be a key game to watch on your NFL Sunday? Well, after the Fins marathon win over the Titans and the Jets Monday Night Massacre of the Lions, that is exactly what you got. Head on over the Kevin’s Other Show section for Dolphins coverage because I am going all in with the J-E- T-S Jets Jets Jets. Save the tweets, (@RealCoachK) telling me this is an overreaction and not to read too much into Jets win over the Lions. The future for Gang Green is bright and here is why:
The Kid Under Center
Sam Darnold became a officially became a Jet in complete Jets fashion when he threw a pick six on the first snap of the game and it may be the best thing ever happened to him. Darnold took a “can’t get any worse than that” approach and responded with absolute poise and efficiency finish the game 16-21, 198 yards and two TDs including a long strike to speedster Robby Anderson. Darnold also showed enough athleticism to move around the pocket and even ran a designed QB sweep for a first down. The biggest thing you see is the “IT” factor. Players and coaches alike all seem to enjoy being around the QB, watch for him to grasp that leadership role by mid season. Can’t believe I am actually typing this but, the Jets may have finally found their franchise quarterback.
New Jack City:
When the Jets drafted Jamal Adams he immediately infused a level of confidence and swagger that haven’t been seen on a Jets defense since the early Rex Ryan days. That attitude seems to be spreading as Jets defenders fly around the field following up big smack talk with big plays. Against the Lions’ the Jets had 5 interceptions (Including Adams 1st career pick). More telling is if you watch the players in between plays. There is constant movement and communication. Linebacker Darron Lee looks like he is finally ready to come into his own (2 interceptions), and MLB Avery Williams is a tough as advertised. If the Jets can find a pass rusher, this unit will be one of the tops in the league. The good news for now is, with the acquisition of Trumaine Johnson, Todd Bowles can scheme more pressure through blitzes and play a man coverage behind it. This Jets defensive unit is becoming must watch TV.
Get Your Cap Room Here:
Next off season the Jets will have almost 100 million dollars in cap space without many big contracts to resign. the Jets can add pieces in the all important window of a franchise QB in a rookie contract. Think Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks. Brady is in his 40s, the Jets are young and exciting.
BRING ON THE DOLPHINS!!!