2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
0-2, 4th in AFC East

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

C.J. Mosley on Zach Wilson: "I haven't seen him with his head down. I haven't seen him look sad or feeling sorry for himself. That's the kind of person he is. That's the kind of man he is. We all believe in him. We all expect great things from him, but nobody ever said it was going to be easy. It's all about growing pains in this league and life. I think he's going to bounce back. I KNOW he's going to bounce back."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

On the day after his historically bad game, Zach Wilson received gushing support from Robert Saleh — as you'd expect. "There's going to be some hair-pulling moments. There's going to be some exciting moments. There's going to be unbelievable moments. Yesterday was a rough one, but it doesn't mean that's the trend. He's going to get better from this and he's going to have moments where it's like, ‘Holy cow is he special!"

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets stock report: DOWN — QB Zach Wilson (what else can you say?), RG Greg Van Roten (ranked 46th and 48th in pass-block and run-block win rate among guards in Wk 2. Also a holding penalty); UP — DT Sheldon Rankins (first sack), RB Michael Carter (team-high 59 rushing yards), CBs Brandin Echols and Bryce Hall (allowed only three completions between them), WR Braxton Berrios (7 catches). Stats: NFL Next Gen Stats.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets notable snap counts (out of 68): RB — Michael Carter 31, Ty Johnson 31, Tevin Coleman 6; TE — Tyler Kroft 50, Ryan Griffin 43, Trevon Wesco 2; Daniel Brown 1; WR — Elijah Moore 52, Corey Davis 49, Braxton Berrios 40, Jeff Smith 20, Keelan Cole 15. Analysis: Major adjustment in the run game. Fewer 2-back sets, with Wesco barely getting on the field. Relied more on traditional 2-TE package. Major drop in PT for Coleman.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets notable snap counts on defense (out of 57): DL — John Franklin-Myers 42, Quinnen Williams 39, Bryce Huff 30, Sheldon Rankins 29, Shaq Lawson 27; LB — C.J. Mosley 57, Quincy Williams 53, Hamsah Nasirildeen 17, B.J. Goodson 0; DB — Marcus Maye 57, Adrian Colbert 55, Bryce Hall 55, Michael Carter 40; Brandin Echols 39, Javelin Guidry 21. Analysis: Three players not in camp (Quincy Williams, Lawson and Colbert) among the leaders.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Corey Davis took responsibility for Interception No. 2, saying, "I should've had that." Davis supported fellow captain Zach Wilson: "There's no quit in him. There's no quit in us."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Explaining why WR Denzel Mims was a healthy scratch, Robert Saleh said the decision came down to special teams value and the ability to play multiple positions. So Jeff Smith and Keelan Cole dressed ahead of him as the backups. Saleh on Mims: "If he can capitalize off what he did this week (in practice), I don't anticipate this being much longer. At the same time, I don't see Jeff and Keelan relenting." Translation: Mims could see more pine time.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Robert Saleh made a questionable decision with 6:11 left, opting for a FG when down 22-3. Saleh: "At that point, it was strictly to make it a two-score game and give us a chance." It was fourth-and-9, so the chances of converting were slim. But the chances of ripping off two TD drives in six minutes also were slim.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets are actually playing a decent game, except for Zach Wilson (three INTs). They're running the ball (72 yards) and rushing the passer (three sacks), but Wilson is killing them with turnovers. But they're down only 13-3, so this game is far from over.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets inactives: WR Jamison Crowder, WR Denzel Mims, RB La'Mical Perine, RB Josh Adams, CB Jason Pinnock, DT Jonathan Marshall and LB Jamien Sherwood. Analysis: Robert Saleh sounded optimistic about Crowder's chances of playing, but he evidently still isn't ready because of a nagging groin injury. Mims is a healthy scratch. No surprise, but perplexing.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Predicting the Jets' inactives for tomorrow against the Patriots: LB Jamien Sherwood (injury), DT Jonathan Marshall, CB Jason Pinnock, RB Josh Adams, RB La'Mical Perine, WR Jeff Smith and WR Denzel Mims. Analysis: The expected return of WRs Jamison Crowder and Keelan Cole creates a numbers issue, one that could result in Mims being a healthy scratch. They can't dress all seven WRs. If it's six, Smith gets the edge over Mims because of special teams.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets-Patriots injury report: The expectation is that Jamison Crowder and Keelan Cole will play. They will have interesting decisions at WR. Denzel Mims and/or Jeff Smith could be inactive.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Jamison Crowder, who missed the opener due to a positive COVID-19 test, said: "It's something I had to deal with. The whole world is dealing with it." Crowder, nagged by a groin injury in recent weeks, said he would've played last week if he hadn't tested positive. He hopes to play Sunday. "I'll do what I do, be a valuable option for Zach (Wilson)," he said.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

LT Mekhi Becton is having knee surgery, Robert Saleh confirmed. The timetable is a minimum of four to eight weeks. Saleh was vague in his description of the surgery, saying there are "still decisions to be made." Sounds like the timetable is fluid. George Fant will start at left tackle; he played 132 snaps last year at LT. Good thing they signed Morgan Moses, who steps in at right tackle. They have two veteran tackles; no excuses for another bad day in pass protection.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Early in the offseason, Robert Saleh gave DC Jeff Ulbrich a poster for his office that says, "Eliminate Explosive Plays." Saleh called it a "cheesy old sign" that he's been carrying with him since he was the Jaguars' LB coach in 2014. It includes hand-drawn pictures of little bombs. Saleh's definition of explosive plays: Passes over 16 yards, runs over 12. In Week 1, they surrendered five passes and three runs.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards195.529th
Rushing Yards98.522nd
Points For10.031st
Points Against22.0Tied-20th