Revenge on Dolphins may be Jets’ last chance to win for a while
Rather less than a 12 months in the past, the Dolphins have been 0-7 and seemingly on their method to the primary decide within the NFL draft. The Jets got here to Miami that week, and the Dolphins notched their first victory of the season, the primary of 5 wins that gave them hope getting into 2020.
Now, the Jets are returning to South Florida because the group looking for a win. The Jets are 0-5, and the Trevor Lawrence discuss is barely getting louder. Can the Jets return the favor from final 12 months and finish their shedding streak?
It received’t be straightforward. The Dolphins are 2-Three and coming off a powerful 43-17 win over the 49ers. Outdated good friend Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 350 yards and three touchdowns in that sport. That is the primary time the Dolphins have been favored to win since 2018, when present Jets coach Adam Gase was Miami’s coach.
Simply 21 video games into his Jets tenure, Gase has misplaced the religion of the fan base (way back), however has not but misplaced the idea of proprietor Christopher Johnson. He spent latest days making an attempt to rally his group throughout one other tumultuous week that featured the release of running back Le’Veon Bell.
“Once you lose, the week is lengthy,” Gase mentioned. “It’s lengthy and it’s painful, as a result of when you put the quantity of effort and time that everyone on this constructing has, actually for the reason that offseason, doing every thing just about after which coming again and making an attempt to determine how coaching camp was going to go. … It’s the fixed speaking to those guys, whether or not it’s at observe or in a group assembly or offense and protection cut up up. Simply maintain the reminders of, ‘Hey, that is how we are able to get issues flipped round. That is how we are able to enhance. That is what we are able to do to assist our group on this aspect of the ball.’ And that’s a dialog that’s positively been had the final couple weeks.”
It’s arduous to resolve what’s worse proper now — the offense or the protection. Each side have been horrible this season. The offense will likely be with out beginning quarterback Sam Darnold for the second straight week. Joe Flacco, who will begin in his place, mentioned the offense wants extra large performs.
“It’s essential to get some chunks right here and there,” Flacco mentioned. “Proper now, we’re simply going the lengthy arduous means.”
The schedule will get tougher after this sport with the Payments, Chiefs and Patriots arising. It appears like that is the Jets’ final, greatest shot at a win for some time.