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New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker is tackled by Buffalo Bills strong safety Aaron Williams after making a catch during the first half at New Era Field. (Kevin Hoffman/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker is tackled by Buffalo Bills strong safety Aaron Williams after making a catch during the first half at New Era Field. (Kevin Hoffman/USA TODAY Sports)

The NFL offseason may be off to a slow start, but things are surely about to pick up with cuts and contract restructures on their way, and with the scouting combine just two weeks away.

With that in mind, here is our weekly look at some of the biggest questions facing the Jets, what's new about them, where they stand on finding an answer, and if any of the issues have changed.

1. Who is their quarterback?

They of course haven't answered this yet, but they did answer who'll be coaching the quarterbacks: new offensive coordinator John Morton and new quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates. Neither has an extensive resume at their current positions -- or really working with quarterbacks -- which is interesting if they're going to be entrusted with developing a young quarterback.

Tags: Ben Ijalana, Brandon Marshall, Breno Giacomini, Brian Winters, Bryce Petty, Charone Peake, Christian Hackenberg, Darrelle Revis, Eric Decker, Geno Smith, James Carpenter, Leonard Williams, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Mangold, Quincy Enunwa, Ryan Clady, Sheldon Richardson, Wesley Johnson, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) prepares to throw the ball against the New England Patriots during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) prepares to throw the ball against the New England Patriots during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY.tv

The Ryan Fitzpatrick Era was never supposed to happen for the Jets, and it certainly never was expected to last two roller-coaster seasons. In the end, though, it was a wild ride that rescued a franchise in one of its darkest moments before leading it back into the darkness again.

For better or for worse, the Fitzpatrick Era officially ended on Friday when the contract that the 34-year-old quarterback signed last summer automatically voided. All that's left is a $5 million cap hit the Jets must endure during the 2017 season. And memories - more than a few good ones, and plenty of bad.

So was it worth it? That all depends on your perspective, how much your sights are set on the Jets' long-term future, and how much you value all the fun that was had in 2015 during the Jets' near-playoff-miss.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Bryce Petty, Christian Hackenberg, Eric Decker, Geno Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson during practice at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson during practice at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY:

Now that the Super Bowl is over, the New York Jets can begin cleaning up the wreckage from their 5-11 season and start yet another rebuilding project. Despite being on the cusp of the playoffs a year ago, they seem farther away than ever now.

With that in mind, here are some of the biggest questions the Jets must answer this offseason. We'll check back in each week to see how they're doing, whether any of the questions have been answered, and whether any have changed:

Tags: Ben Ijalana, Brandon Marshall, Breno Giacomini, Brian Winters, Bryce Petty, Charone Peake, Christian Hackenberg, Darrelle Revis, Eric Decker, Geno Smith, James Carpenter, Leonard Williams, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Mangold, Quincy Enunwa, Ryan Clady, Sheldon Richardson, Wesley Johnson, Ralph Vacchiano
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GEICO SportsNite: Jets new OC 00:01:46
Ralph Vacchiano discusses the Jets hiring John Morton as their new offensive coordinator.

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY.tv

The New York Jets found a big piece to their offensive puzzle when they finally hired an offensive coordinator on Tuesday. But nothing they do really matters until they find a quarterback -- which remains the biggest piece of all.

That piece is going to be the real key to the success of John Morton, whom the Jets hired as offensive coordinator. Morton has never been a coordinator in the NFL, though he held that position at USC from 2009 to 2010. He was a wide receivers coach in San Francisco from 2011 to 2014 and again in New Orleans for the past two years.

It's somewhat alarming that he's never called plays in the NFL, but it's really surprising that the Jets had to go with an inexperienced coordinator to replace veteran Chan Gailey, who retired after two seasons on the job. The Jets' job wasn't exactly an attractive one, considering head coach Todd Bowles enters the 2017 season on the hot seat and the Jets don't have an obvious quarterback

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Bryce Petty, Charone Peake, Christian Hackenberg, Eric Decker, Quincy Enunwa, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ralph Vacchiano
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 (William Hauser - USA Today)
(William Hauser - USA Today)

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY:

It has been 48 years and two weeks since the Jets shook up the world and changed the NFL with their victory in Super Bowl III, and they have since taken their fans on a long, depressing and at times torturous run. It's been so painful at times that it's easy to forget the Jets went to back-to-back AFC championship games just six years ago.

Of course, since then they've brought the pain: Six straight seasons without a playoff berth, only one season with a winning record, and it was all capped off by a miserable 5-11 season that felt worse since the Jets had so much optimism after going 10-6 in 2015.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Brandon Marshall, Brian Winters, Buster Skrine, Calvin Pryor, Christian Hackenberg, Darrelle Revis, Darron Lee, Eric Decker, James Carpenter, Leonard Williams, Matt Forte, Muhammad Wilkerson, Quincy Enunwa, Wesley Johnson, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Jets defensive back Buster Skrine during a game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. (Raymond Carlin III/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets defensive back Buster Skrine during a game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. (Raymond Carlin III/USA Today Sports Images)

We've looked at some of the roster decisions facing the Jets as we head into the offseason over the past few weeks. Readers overwhelmingly voted to keep Eric DeckerNick Mangold and David Harris and to dump Darrelle Revis, but were torn on Brandon Marshall and Sheldon Richardson. How about some of the other decisions facing the front office and coaching staff?

Of course young players like Leonard Williams and Darron Lee or players that performed well in 2016 like James Carpenter and Bilal Powell will return in 2017, but that about those whose performance was more disappointing?

Tags: Ben Ijalana, Bilal Powell, Brandon Marshall, Breno Giacomini, Brian Winters, Buster Skrine, Darrelle Revis, Darron Lee, David Harris, Deon Simon, Devin Smith, Eric Decker, Erin Henderson, James Carpenter, Leonard Williams, Marcus Gilchrist, Marcus Williams, Matt Forte, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Folk, Nick Mangold, Ryan Clady, Steve McLendon, Wesley Johnson
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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

Brandon Marshall had 59 receptions for 788 yards and three touchdowns in 15 games for the Jets this past season.

Dealing with hip and shoulder injuries for most of the season, his production was down from his record-setting 2015 campaign, when he reeled in 109 catches for 1,502 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Before 2015, the 32-year-old Marshall had recorded double-digit touchdowns three times before in his career -- twice with the Bears (2012 and 2013), and once with the Broncos (2009).

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, Sheldon Richardson
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 (Bill Wippert/AP)
(Bill Wippert/AP)

Eric Decker had nine catches for 194 yards and two touchdowns this past season, with his season ending after Week 3 due to a rotator cuff injury that required surgery.

Before undergoing the rotator cuff surgery, the 29-year-old Decker also had surgery on his hip, and it's unclear whether he'll be 100 percent for the start of next season.

Decker joined the Jets before the 2014 season, when he had 74 catches for 962 yards and five touchdowns. In 2015, he had 80 catches for 1,027 yards and 12 touchdowns.

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 (Ed Mulholland)
(Ed Mulholland)

The Jets were crushed by the Colts, 41-10, on Monday night at MetLife Stadium as they fell to 3-9 on the season. Bryce Petty replaced Ryan Fitzpatrick during the game and will be the starter for the remainder of the season. Here's insight and analysis regarding the Jets' awful Monday night performance...

Quarterbacks

Ryan Fitzpatrick's performance speaks for itself. He only completed one pass beyond the first down marker, had a completion percentage below 50 percent, and punctuated his performance with an interception on the kind of forced throw he's been unable to get away with all season.

Tags: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Ben Ijalana, Brandon Marshall, Breno Giacomini, Brent Qvale, Bryce Petty, Buster Skrine, Calvin Pryor, Charone Peake, Darrelle Revis, David Harris, Eric Decker, Jalin Marshall, Leonard Williams, Marcus Gilchrist, Muhammad Wilkerson, Quincy Enunwa, Rontez Miles, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Sheldon Richardson, Steve McLendon
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New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa catches a touchdown pass over New England Patriots corner back Malcolm Butler during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa catches a touchdown pass over New England Patriots corner back Malcolm Butler during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa used his butt to help him make a highlight-reel touchdown that helped him record his first 100-yard receiving game in Sunday's 22-17 loss to the New England Patriots.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Darrelle Revis, Eric Decker, New England Patriots, Quincy Enunwa, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Jets showed flashes of what they had hoped to be a fluent offense and strong defense in a 22-17 loss to the New England Patriots. But at the end of the day, following another loss, they are still in the midst of a lost season.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Bryce Petty, Buster Skrine, Darrelle Revis, Eric Decker, New England Patriots, Quincy Enunwa, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Sheldon Richardson
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New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker (87) warms up prior to a game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. (Raymond Carlin III)
New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker (87) warms up prior to a game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. (Raymond Carlin III)

Ralph Vacchiano, NFL Insider | Facebook | Twitter | Archive

The start of the 2017 season appeared to be in jeopardy for receiver Eric Decker when the Jets revealed he needed both hip and shoulder surgery last month. But now it looks like even training camp next summer might be back in play.

Less than one month after undergoing surgery on his hip, the 29-year-old Decker is scheduled to undergo shoulder surgery on Tuesday, according to a Tweet from his wife. The Jets had said they estimated Decker's recovery from shoulder surgery would be eight months. If that holds, it puts him on track to be ready in mid-July, just a few weeks before training camp begins.

Tags: Eric Decker, Ralph Vacchiano
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In this week's BGA, Bent analyzes Week 9 performances by Todd Bowles, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bryce Petty, Brandon MarshallBen Ijalana, Matt Forte, Bilal Powell, Jalin Marshall and the Wide Receivers, Leonard Willians, Julian Stanford and the Special Teams, among others, all which you can read here...

Tags: Antonio Allen, BGA, Bilal Powell, Brandon Marshall, Breno Giacomini, Brian Winters, Bryce Petty, Buster Skrine, Calvin Pryor, Charone Peake, Dakota Dozier, Darrelle Revis, Darron Lee, David Harris, Eric Decker, Jalin Marshall, James Carpenter, Jordan Jenkins, Kellen Davis, Leonard Williams, Lorenzo Mauldin, Marcus Gilchrist, Marcus Williams, Matt Forte, Mike Catapano, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Folk, Nick Mangold, Quincy Enunwa, Rontez Miles, Ryan Clady, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Sheldon Richardson, Steve McLendon, Wesley Johnson
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New York Jets running back Matt Forte (22) celebrates his touchdown catch during the first half of their game against the Baltimore Ravens at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland)
New York Jets running back Matt Forte (22) celebrates his touchdown catch during the first half of their game against the Baltimore Ravens at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland)

The Jets' quarterback mess got all the headlines last week and again on Sunday, and that's certainly understandable. And it's a shame for Geno Smith that his big chance to revive his career ended in less than a half.But Smith, like Ryan Fitzpatrick, likely wouldn't have figured into the Jets' future regardless. So here's the real shame of what happened on Sunday for the Jets:If the rest of their team had played all season like they played in their 24-16 win over the Baltimore Ravens, they probably wouldn't have needed to switch quarterbacks at all and they wouldn't be sitting in this 2-5 hole.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Buster Skrine, Calvin Pryor, Eric Decker, Geno Smith, Leonard Williams, Marcus Williams, Matt Forte, Muhammad Wilkerson, Quincy Enunwa, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Sheldon Richardson
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New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker (87) warms up prior to a game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. (Raymond Carlin III)
New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker (87) warms up prior to a game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. (Raymond Carlin III)

Out for the rest of this season, WR Eric Decker is looking toward a full return at the beginning of the 2017 season, he told reporters Friday. Already ruled out for the season with a tear in his rotator cuff, Decker also had hip surgery earlier this week.

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New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker (87) runs into the tunnel after his team's 37-31 win over the Buffalo Bills in an NFL football game on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert) (Bill Wippert/AP)
New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker (87) runs into the tunnel after his team's 37-31 win over the Buffalo Bills in an NFL football game on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert) (Bill Wippert/AP)

The Jets have annouced that WR Eric Decker underwent surgery on his hip today.From the Jets announcement: "The hip surgery was deemed necessary during an evaluation that occurred when Decker was placed on injured reserve for a torn rotator cuff on October 12." The recovery time for his hip surgery is six months and once Decker is off crutches "he will subsequently undergo a procedure on his shoulder. The estimated recovery for his shoulder surgery is eight months."

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Going into this season, the Jets knew they had to just find a way to survive their brutal, six-game opening stretch to keep their hopes of a playoff berth alive.

They didn't. They're 1-5.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Brandon Marshall, Brent Qvale, Calvin Pryor, Charone Peake, Eric Decker, Geno Smith, Jalin Marshall, James Carpenter, Matt Forte, Nick Mangold, Quincy Enunwa, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Sheldon Richardson, Ralph Vacchiano
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Vacc's 3 Keys: Jets-Cardinals 00:03:21
SNY NFL insider Ralph Vacchiano discusses his three keys to a Jets' victory on Monday night against the Arizona Cardinals.

THE GAME: The Jets (1-4) at the Arizona Cardinals (2-3) at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. on Monday, Oct. 17, 8:30 p.m. ET.THE WEATHER: The stadium has a retractable roof, so it may not matter, but the forecast calls for temperatures around 90 during the day and dropping into the 60s -- pretty typical for the desert this time of year. No rain or wind either, not surprisingly.WHAT IT MEANS: I don't know if it means anything anymore because the Jets are pretty much done at 1-4, but at 1-5 maybe even Brandon Marshall will believe it. Remember, it's going to take a record of 9-7 to get into the playoffs, maybe even 10-6. If the Jets lose this and fall to 1-5 … well, does anyone think they'd be capable of finishing on an 8-2 run? Right, Brandon Marshall. I mean besides him.PLAYER TO WATCH: WR Quincy Enunwa. It's his ballgame now. Eric Decker is going to have shoulder surgery and won't be back until next season, which means Enunwa is the unquestioned No. 2 receiver and the man responsible for taking some of the heat off Marshall. So far he's been a decent receiver this season, but it's obvious he's not really worrying anyone given all the attention Marshall is receiving from opposing defenses. If Enunwa can even do a little of what Decker did, Marshall's life will become a lot easier and the Jets won't have to rely on one of their rookies to emerge as a third option.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Darrelle Revis, Darron Lee, David Harris, Eric Decker, Nick Mangold, Quincy Enunwa, Ralph Vacchiano
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 (Mark Konezny)
(Mark Konezny)

Brandon Marshall told reporters he expects the team's young wide receivers to step up with Eric Decker set for season-ending surgery.

"It definitely hurts," Marshall said about the loss of Decker. "He's one of the great receivers in the league but we're more than confident in the younger guys that we have that they'll make plays, right Robby?"

That question was directed to Robby Anderson.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, Quincy Enunwa, Brian Bassett
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New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker (87) warms up prior to a game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. (Raymond Carlin III)
New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker (87) warms up prior to a game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. (Raymond Carlin III)

The New York Jets placed WR Eric Decker on injured reserve with a partial rotator cuff tear, the team announced Wednesday morning

Head coach Todd Bowles said he expects Decker to get surgery soon and that the recovery time will be around eight months. 

Decker attempted to push through the injury to get back on the field, but the pain and limited range of motion was too much for the receiver.

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 (Tommy Gilligan)
(Tommy Gilligan)

The Jets have claimed WR Jeremy Butler off waivers, the team announced.

WR/KR Jeremy Ross was released to make room on the roster.

Butler, 25, was waived by the Buccaneers on Sunday after being promoted to the roster from the practice squad.

Tags: Eric Decker, Brian Bassett, Danny Abriano
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 (Timothy T. Ludwig)
(Timothy T. Ludwig)

C Nick Mangold and LB David Harris suffered injuries during the Jets' loss to the Steelers on Sunday in Pittsburgh.

Mangold injured his knee during the second half and is expected to have an MRI.

Harris injured his hamstring late in the first half and did not return.

Tags: Darrelle Revis, David Harris, Eric Decker, Nick Mangold
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 (Jason Bridge)
(Jason Bridge)

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PITTSBURGH - It would be great if Brandon Marshall's happy-face outlook was believable. It would be swell if a 1-4 record really did put the Jets in the "perfect position." It would be tremendous if there was any sign that they were capable of going on a run and finishing this season incredibly strong.

The reality, though, is something much different, much darker. And there was only one really believable quote to come out of the Jets' latest loss.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Brandon Marshall, Darrelle Revis, Eric Decker, Leonard Williams, Marcus Williams, Matt Forte, Quincy Enunwa, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Sheldon Richardson, Ralph Vacchiano
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Vacchiano, Coakley on Jets' loss 00:03:04
Ralph Vacchiano and Jeane Coakley discuss Todd Bowles' game management in the Jets 31-13 loss to the Steelers.

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PITTSBURGH -- Todd Bowles was right about one thing: The blame falls on him.

He wasn't solely responsible for the Jets' 31-13 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, of course, and no double-digit loss can be pinned on one bad decision or two. But the Jets head coach, who built up so much optimism with a 10-win season in his rookie year, is the one responsible for this current 1-4 mess. He has a mistake-prone team and a bunch of cranky players crying out for leadership.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Darrelle Revis, Eric Decker, Marcus Williams, Muhammad Wilkerson, Pittsburgh Steelers, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Sheldon Richardson, Ralph Vacchiano
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Vacc's 3 Keys: Jets-Steelers 00:03:16
SNY NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano believes the Jets can slow down the Steelers' offense by getting to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

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THE GAME: The Jets (1-3) at the Pittsburgh Steelers (3-1) at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 1 p.m.

THE WEATHER: It should be a perfect fall day in Western Pennsylvania, with plenty of sun and temperatures in the low 60s.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Brent Qvale, Brian Winters, Buster Skrine, Dakota Dozier, Darrelle Revis, Eric Decker, Marcus Williams, Quincy Enunwa, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ralph Vacchiano
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GEICO SportsNite: Mystery island 00:00:33
New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis gives an update on his hamstring injury and explains the severity of the issue.

Jets CB Darrelle Revis is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Head coach Todd Bowles said Thursday that Revis was progressing, but Revis missed practice Friday for a third-straight day.

Other injury updates from Friday...

  • WR Eric Decker (shoulder), G Brian Winters, and QB Bryce Petty are out on Sunday.
  • WR Jalin Marshall (shoulder) is doubtful.
  • WR Quincy Enunwa (knee) didn't practice and is listed as questionable.

 

Tags: Brian Winters, Bryce Petty, Darrelle Revis, Eric Decker, Quincy Enunwa

New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) looks on in the second half against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium. Seattle Seahawks defeat the New York Jets 27-17. (William Hauser)
New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) looks on in the second half against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium. Seattle Seahawks defeat the New York Jets 27-17. (William Hauser)

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At 1-3 the Jets are looking for answers on both offense and defense. While the Jets offense has shown signs of life, the loss of Eric Decker for the time-being and some of the struggles with the run-game has the Bent and I looking at the importance of Brandon Marshall in this offense. So Bent, are the Jets asking too much of Brandon Marshall?


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Tags: Bilal Powell, Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, Matt Forte, Quincy Enunwa, Ryan Fitzpatrick
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New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis catches the ball during pregame against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium. (William Hauser/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis catches the ball during pregame against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium. (William Hauser/USA Today Sports Images)

Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis and wide receiver Eric Decker sat out practice Wednesday with injuries, and they're both uncertain for New York's game at Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Revis is dealing with a hamstring issue that caused him to miss most of the fourth quarter of the Jets' 27-17 loss to Seattle last Sunday. New York faces the possibility of facing Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers' strong passing game without the leader of its secondary.

Decker remains week-to-week with a partially torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder. He was originally injured at Buffalo in Week 2, but the shoulder worsened at Kansas City and Decker sat out the game against Seattle.

Tags: Brian Winters, Darrelle Revis, Eric Decker, Pittsburgh Steelers
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New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker (87) catches a pass in front of Buffalo Bills defensive back Nickell Robey (21) during the second half at New Era Field. The Jets beat the Bills 37-31. (Kevin Hoffman)
New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker (87) catches a pass in front of Buffalo Bills defensive back Nickell Robey (21) during the second half at New Era Field. The Jets beat the Bills 37-31. (Kevin Hoffman)

New York Jets WR Eric Decker said he is still undecided if he will play Sunday vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers even though his shoulder is feeling better this week, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini.

Decker, who missed Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks with a partially torn rotator cuff, said his shoulder feels "better this week than last week," according to Cimini.

The Jets considered placing Decker on injured reserve, but instead are calling him "week-to-week." He did not rule out the possibility of getting surgery at season's end.

Tags: Eric Decker, Pittsburgh Steelers
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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

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The Jets are now officially in crisis, just as they have been for so many of the last 47 years. Their season has been a major disappointment, even to them. And they are one more bad game, or maybe two, away from watching the media and the fans turn their attention to 2017 instead.

It's not a complete shock that they got here, given how difficult the first six games of their schedule were expected to be. But the Jets expected to thrive in the face of the challenge. Their fans expected them to at least survive. Instead, they took a dive thanks to a suddenly mistake-prone quarterback, a Swiss cheese secondary, and a shocking disappearance of their pass rush.

Tags: Ben Ijalana, Bilal Powell, Brandon Marshall, Brent Qvale, Calvin Pryor, Darrelle Revis, Eric Decker, Matt Forte, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker (87) catches a pass in front of Buffalo Bills defensive back Nickell Robey (21) during the second half at New Era Field. The Jets beat the Bills 37-31. (Kevin Hoffman)
New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker (87) catches a pass in front of Buffalo Bills defensive back Nickell Robey (21) during the second half at New Era Field. The Jets beat the Bills 37-31. (Kevin Hoffman)

The Jets have considered putting injured WR Eric Decker on injured reserve, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter

Decker was diagnosed with a partially torn rotator cuff and was ruled out for Sunday's game after missing three straight practices during the week. The Jets are playing the injury week-to-week. 

"It's a matter of how much [of a tear], how manageable [the pain is], and what I need to do to get my strength back," Decker said Friday. "It's going to be a group decision, but medically based. It will mostly come down to how I feel."

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Vacc's 3 Keys: Seahawks-Jets 00:03:05
SNY NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano believes the Jets must contain Christine Michael and the Seahawks' running game in order to win Sunday.

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THE GAME: The Seattle Seahawks (2-1) at the Jets (1-2) at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J. on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 1 p.m.

THE WEATHER: The weekend rain and wind should have moved through in time for kickoff, so the current forecast calls for a gray fall day with temperatures in the mid-to-upper 60s. There is at least some chance of a sprinkle or two, though, so it may not be completely dry.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, Seattle Seahawks, Ralph Vacchiano
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 (Kevin Hoffman)
(Kevin Hoffman)

Jets WR Eric Decker is out Sunday against the Seahawks due to a partially torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, head coach Todd Bowles said.

Decker will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis and it's too soon to know whether he'll need surgery for the injury, according to Bowles.

"I'm not sure," Bowles said when asked if it could be a season-ending injury. "They have to monitor it. Some people have played with it. We have to see how it goes."

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, Matt Forte, Quincy Enunwa, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brian Bassett, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker (87) catches a pass in front of Buffalo Bills defensive back Nickell Robey (21) during the second half at New Era Field. The Jets beat the Bills 37-31. (Kevin Hoffman)
New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker (87) catches a pass in front of Buffalo Bills defensive back Nickell Robey (21) during the second half at New Era Field. The Jets beat the Bills 37-31. (Kevin Hoffman)

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Jets receiver Eric Decker missed practice Thursday for a second straight day due to a shoulder injury, head coach Todd Bowles said.

According to Bowles, Decker is still receiving treatment but has not yet had an MRI. Bowles added that he's hopeful Decker's injury won't keep him out for more than a week.

Tags: Darrelle Revis, Eric Decker, Quincy Enunwa, Ralph Vacchiano
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Brandon Marshall told reporters he switched off Thursday night's Texans-Patriots game because it was "disgusting." If he relives the film from Sunday's 24-3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, he's probably going to end up throwing his TV set in the trash.

Let's get into our position-by-position review of what went wrong with the team's offense...

Quarterback: Fitzpatrick's double hat-trick sinks Jets


Tags: Ben Ijalana, BGA, Bilal Powell, Brandon Marshall, Brent Qvale, Brian Winters, Charone Peake, Eric Decker, James Carpenter, Kansas City Chiefs, Kellen Davis, Matt Forte, Nick Mangold, Quincy Enunwa, Ryan Fitzpatrick
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Vacc's 3 Keys: Jets-Chiefs 00:02:56
SNY NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano cites Darrelle Revis' ability to overcome early struggles as a key for the Jets to defeat the Chiefs.

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THE GAME: The Jets (1-1) at the Kansas City Chiefs (1-1) at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 4:25 p.m.

THE WEATHER: Wet and windy. The forecast calls for thunderstorms throughout the day, winds up near 15 miles per hour and temperatures around 70 and dropping through the 60s as the game goes along. The good news is the rain is supposed to come early, so maybe it stops or slows down in time for kickoff.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Darrelle Revis, Darron Lee, David Harris, Eric Decker, Erin Henderson, James Carpenter, Matt Forte, Quincy Enunwa, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker (87) jumps to make a catch while being defended by Buffalo Bills cornerback Ronald Darby (28) during the second half at New Era Field. The Jets beat the Bills 37 to 31. (Timothy T. Ludwig)
New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker (87) jumps to make a catch while being defended by Buffalo Bills cornerback Ronald Darby (28) during the second half at New Era Field. The Jets beat the Bills 37 to 31. (Timothy T. Ludwig)

Wide receiver Eric Decker and defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson have both been fined $9,115 for penalties in Week 2 against the Bills. 

Richardson was fined for his taunting of the Bills' Richie Incognito in the first quarter, while Decker was hit for taunting two Bills defenders after making a catch in the third quarter.

This is Decker's second fine of the season, as he was penalized for unnecessary roughness in Week 1. 

Bills CB Stephon Gilmore also received a $9,115 fine for his facemask penalty against Brandon Marshall, which led to the receiver's knee injury. 

Tags: Eric Decker, Sheldon Richardson

 (Timothy T. Ludwig)
(Timothy T. Ludwig)

Jets head coach Todd Bowles spoke with the media on Friday and provided injury updates...

  • Brandon Marshall (foot/knee) was limited during practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. Bowles added that Marshall will likely be a gametime decision.
  • Erin Henderson and David Harris are both questionable.
  • Eric Decker and James Carpenter practiced fully and will play Sunday.
  • Bryce Petty didn't practice but Bowles is hopeful he'll return within a couple of weeks.
Tags: Brandon Marshall, Bryce Petty, David Harris, Eric Decker, Erin Henderson, James Carpenter

New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. (Kevin Jairaj)
New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. (Kevin Jairaj)

WR Brandon Marshall, G James Carpenter, LB Erin Henderson, and QB Bryce Petty did not practice on Thursday, according to head coach Todd Bowles.

LB Davis Harris was limited in today's practice, along with WR Eric Decker, who had sat out of practice on Wednesday.

If Carpenter is unable to play Sunday, Bowles said there are three guys in the mix to take his spot in the starting lineup, including Dakota Dozier, Wesley Johnson, and a third player that Bowles would not name. 

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Bryce Petty, Dakota Dozier, David Harris, Eric Decker, Erin Henderson, James Carpenter, Wesley Johnson

 (Timothy T. Ludwig)
(Timothy T. Ludwig)

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It's almost as if the New England Patriots are daring teams to catch them, holding the door to the division wide open in the hopes they can just slam it in their faces. And the Jets are standing there, looking in at an opportunity that almost certainly will never come.

First it was the DeflateGate suspension that cost Patriots quarterback Tom Brady the first four games of this season. Now it's the shoulder injury to his replacement, Jimmy Garoppolo, that's likely forcing them to go into their Week 3 game with a quarterback no one ever heard of a week ago.

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New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) makes a catch and tries to evade Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore (24) during the first half at New Era Field. (Timothy T. Ludwig)
New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) makes a catch and tries to evade Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore (24) during the first half at New Era Field. (Timothy T. Ludwig)

Wide receivers Brandon Marshall (knee) and Eric Decker (shoulder) both did not practice Wednesday and could be game-time decisions for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, head coach Todd Bowles told reporters. 

Marshall, who twisted his knee awkwardly during a catch in the Jets' win over the Bills last Thursday, said earlier this week that he hoped to play at Kansas City

Along with Marshall and Decker, G James Carpenter (calf), OLB Erin Henderson (foot) and QB Bryce Petty (shoulder) did not practice. Running back Matt Forte was limited in practice, as he is dealing with a sore knee, Bowles said. 

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 (Kevin Hoffman)
(Kevin Hoffman)

Jets head coach Todd Bowles spoke with the media on Monday. Here's what we learned...

  • WR Brandon Marshall does not have a sprained MCL. 
  • Bowles would like to eventually settle on one right tackle, but added that Ben Ijalana and Brent Qvale both have pluses and minues.
  • WR Eric Decker is dealing with a sore shoulder in the wake of Thursday's game.
  • RB Matt Forte has done everything the Jets hoped he would do. Bowles later added that "30 is the new 25."
Tags: Ben Ijalana, Brandon Marshall, Brent Qvale, Eric Decker, Matt Forte

New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker (87) catches a pass against Cincinnati Bengals safety Shawn Williams (36) and safety George Iloka (43) during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker (87) catches a pass against Cincinnati Bengals safety Shawn Williams (36) and safety George Iloka (43) during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)

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Jets receiver Eric Decker was hit with a fine of $9,115 for an unnecessary roughness penalty he took last Sunday in the Jets' 23-22 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Decker was punished for his actions on the Jets' final play from scrimmage, when their ugly comeback attempt ended with an interception by Bengals cornerback Josh Shaw with 40 seconds remaining. Shaw picked off Ryan Fitpatrick by stepping in front of Decker at the Jets 40. Decker rode him out of bounds and then threw him to the ground after the whistle, drawing a 15-yard penalty.

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 (Timothy T. Ludwig)
(Timothy T. Ludwig)

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - It really can't be understated how desperately the Jets needed to beat the Bills on Thursday night. A loss would've dropped them to 0-2 and cleared a path to 1-5 or 0-6. As brutal as their opening six games are, it's hard to see how they could have fared any better.

Now the whole tone has changed. The desperation is gone. They have confidence in an offense that is clicking and a belief that their stacked defense will eventually come around. Maybe they still will have trouble with their next four games -- at Kansas City, vs. Seattle, at Pittsburgh, at Arizona -- but at least for now they stopped their season from snowballing downhill.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Brandon Marshall, Darrelle Revis, Darron Lee, Eric Decker, Matt Forte, Quincy Enunwa, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Sheldon Richardson, Ralph Vacchiano
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Todd Bowles and Ryan Fitzpatrick talk after the game about the Jets' 37-31 road victory against the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night.

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The storm came early in the second quarter in the form of one long touchdown pass and one fumble return for a touchdown, and just like that the Jets' 10-point lead was gone and they trailed by four. The next offensive series was a penalty-filled disaster. All their momentum was lost.

But as Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick took the field again for the next series midway through the third quarter, he could sense his teammates believed they'd find some way, somehow to win.

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Brandon Marshall, Darrelle Revis, Eric Decker, Matt Forte, Quincy Enunwa, Ryan Fitzpatrick
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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

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The way the Jets lost to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday was absolutely painful, but it's made even worse by their opening schedule. Perhaps you've heard: It's brutal. And it gets worse as it goes along. That's why it was imperative that the Jets get off to a fast start.

They almost did. And then they didn't.

Tags: Ben Ijalana, Brandon Marshall, Brent Qvale, Darrelle Revis, Eric Decker, Leonard Williams, Matt Forte, Quincy Enunwa, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Sheldon Richardson, Steve McLendon, Ralph Vacchiano
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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

Brandon Marshall got off to a disappointing start to the year, as he had one of his quietest games as a Jet. Marshall had two first down catches over the middle, but his only other reception saw him unable to beat two defenders to get to the goal line after catching a short pass in the red zone.

He also made a poor attempt at a downfield block and his drop at midfield -- even though the pass was thrown slightly behind him -- cost the Jets a chance at getting into range for a potential game-winning field goal.

Marshall was also called for offensive pass interference, negating a fourth catch for a would-be first down. In addition, the Bengals' defenders wanted pass interference called on him on one of his other first down catches and again as he ran a rub route on the play where Ryan Fitzpatrick threw a touchdown pass to Quincy Enunwa.

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New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (15) throws a pass during the second half of their game against the Carolina Panthers at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE)
New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (15) throws a pass during the second half of their game against the Carolina Panthers at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE)

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The Mets' decision to bring Tebowmania to their organization may seem like a publicity stunt to some, but Jets receiver Eric Decker believes it's nothing like that to Tim Tebow. He lived through Tebowmania in Denver. He got to know the wildly popular former quarterback.

And he's sure that Tebow's pursuit of a baseball career is absolutely sincere.

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - They haven't been to the playoffs since 2010, and the drought became agonizing for the Jets with their near-miss last season. But the pain is about to end, according to cornerback Darrelle Revis.

These Jets, this year, are definitely a playoff team.

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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Ryan Fitzpatrick looked out at the practice field and couldn't help but get excited.

After a terrific season a year ago, the New York Jets' offense is expecting even bigger things. And, with Matt Forte now teamed with Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker, it's enough to make a quarterback downright giddy.

"I feel pretty good about it," Fitzpatrick said Wednesday. "It was fun out in practice today, just to have everybody out there running around, with all the different options and guys. Just continue to work on that communication, but that's what we're looking forward to."

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