Welcome to BGA Extra, where I draw a line under the previous weekend’s game by responding to your questions from BGA during the week which you can read here. After the jump, I respond to your questions about the game against the Browns.

David Aron: Do the Jets have the pieces to repeat Rex's blueprint to a win over the Colts? Also, in your opinion, would the jets have resigned Jason Babin if he hadn't already signed with the Ravens?


I'm not sure what Rex's blueprint to beat the Colts actually is. He went 3-1 against them, but the only one during the Andrew Luck era was the 35-9 blowout in 2012, aspects of which included a complete shutting down of the run, some good pressure numbers led by Coples and Wilkerson, an excellent running game so they didn't have to pass very often and Cromartie shutting down the number one receiver.

They still have Coples, Wilkerson, a good run defense, a decent running game and a shutdown corner on the roster, so maybe they will match up well.

As for Babin, he would have made sense as a temporary back-up for Mauldin who was only being used as a situational rusher, but I'm not sure Babin himself would have accepted such a role with a built-in expiry date, especially from the team that just snubbed him.

NYPCE in Germany: Can you elaborate on why you thought the Marshall catch would have been upheld by the replay booth? The announcers said that he didn't have full control and that also appeared to be the case to me, that the ball was moving in his hands after his feel were out of bounds. Is he allowed to shift it before establishing full control? Also, five turnovers feels like more than we had all of last year under Rex. Is that scheme-related or simply regressing to the mean?


Having re-watched it closely, my view was that while the ball appeared to be moving, Marshall had it in his hand the whole time, so they would hopefully have viewed that as demonstrating control or at least not indisputably failing to demonstrate control. Your understanding is correct though, if the ball was judged to have been moving or switched from one hand to another after the point at which both feet contacted inside the field of play then that would lead to it being overturned.

The team that recovers a fumble is viewed by the statistical community as completely down to chance, so regression to the mean is perhaps an explanation there. However, I'd attribute it mostly to the fact that the Jets were playing against an inexperienced quarterback and with the lead. They didn't do enough of either last year (remember that murderer's row of quarterbacks after Carr in the first half of last year?)

williamg1: Do you think Fitzpatrick has enough arm strength to use D Smith effectively to stretch the defense?


The thing about arm strength is that even the weak-armed quarterbacks in this league can loft the ball 50-60 yards down the field for a receiver to run under. While a post-shoulder injury Chad Pennington was unable to make use of Santana Moss, he was able to have some success getting it down the field to him earlier on in his career, not to mention the fact that this might just have been something the coaching staff simply chose not to do because they were so risk-averse. While Fitzpatrick - whose arm strength is closer to average than poor - might not have the zip to make some long outs or tight window throws, he can complete passes over the top if he has a receiver that can get a step deep. He just needs to learn how fast Smith is so that he doesn't underthrow him.

lcg12: Does Revis Island still exist? It seemed like there were 5 or 6 balls caught on Revis, including that spectacular one handed grab from Hartline.


For me, "Revis Island" represents those games where Revis gets an assignment that he sticks to and (ideally) shuts down a number one receiver. As the Browns don't really have a number one, Revis wasn't used in that way, which will be useful in future because when they face a team with a number one and use Revis in that way, the offense won't be able to anticipate any traps the Jets haven't used yet. So, I wouldn't worry too much about a game where he gave up a few catches here and there.

In terms of the catches he gave up during the game one came as the Jets had a big blitz that got picked up perfectly leaving him totally isolated for longer than would have been the intention. As for the Hartline catch, that was a complete fluke. The pass wasn't even intended for Hartline - Manziel overthrew his tight end and it was just fortunate to land right in Hartline's lap. Prior to that both Hartline and Revis had slipped on the turf so it's not like he got beaten.

With that said, I did say during preseason that I'm not convinced Revis is the same player so I am eager to see him match up with a number one receiver. With TJ Hilton's status uncertain for Monday, I'm not sure when that will be. I guess the Odell Beckham match-up in preseason was somewhat informative - they each had wins and losses - but it was just preseason at the end of the day.

carlhungus: Do you see a reason to carry Bohanon on roster? Fullback doesn't seem to be a priority for Chan Gailey, and I think his roster spot could be better used for a TE (Saxton) or LB.


It's all about flexibility. While the Jets motion other players into the backfield to do the same sorts of things Bohanon can do, those plays are designed to get a match-up advantage. So, maybe you put an Enunwa back there and if they match him up with a defensive back, he can motion to fullback and muscle that player out of the play, but if they put a linebacker on him, you can split him out and use his speed edge. Bohanon should still be superior to Enunwa at doing these fullback plays against a conventional defense and that could be somewhere that the Jets will have an advantage against certain opponents.

idothis2: Is it me or does Revis have more of a Safety frame than a Cornerback frame now? does he look a lot thicker up top to you?


Maybe that's just the evolution of the defensive back generally in this Legion of Boom era. Compare Young Revis to Current Revis and I'm not sure there's that much difference.

BDarc23: In your opinion, would the Jets defense be better off against the Colts with Cromartie on the bench or starting with a possible injured knee? Also, I was surprised that Decker only got 3 targets to Marshall's 9. Did you see Decker open but passed over to force it into Marshall who out muscles guys? Finally, it felt like the Jets were terrible on 3rd down defense and that the Browns were constantly picking up the 1st down. Could you see where they went wrong and did they improve later in the game?


They will certainly be better off starting someone else if Cromartie is less than 100% and he even admitted that himself yesterday. Over the past few seasons the difference in his performance level when playing hurt and when apparently completely healthy has been significant. I have confidence in the likes of Marcus Williams to step up. After all, his performance at the NFL level has been consistently better than Cromartie was in 2013 and the second half of last year while nursing injuries. Skrine should also see an increased role but he did well for most of last year as a full-time starter.

For Decker, he had three targets in the first half, but Fitzpatrick only threw seven times in the second half, so I wouldn't worry too much about him not being targeted. Had the game remained close, he probably would have had six or seven targets at the rate they were going. I didn't catch any obvious plays where Decker was open but not targeted.

The Browns were pretty good in the scripted portion of the game, converting their first four third downs, but only went 4-for-12 thereafter. Also, three of those first four were 3rd-and-2 or less. So, it wasn't that bad and, yes, the Jets did improve, although that could be attributed to Manziel being inferior to McCown.

r_in_ct: Why do you think the Jets were so susceptible to so many long QB runs? I know Luck likes to run, is this going to be a problem this week?


Bowles told the media that the Jets hadn't prepared for Manziel, although maybe that was gamesmanship on his part. You'd like to think that they could have spied him and contained him in the open field a little better.

As bad as it seemed, Manziel had five scrambles for 35 yards. His two longest gains were both negated by holding penalties. Had those been missed by the officials, Manziel would have had seven carries and 77 yards.

Yes, Luck is dangerous in those situations too, but I doubt the Colts will be hoping that's a major feature of their offense on Monday.

benjam: OT but I need to know if Matthew Dellavedova and Stan Wawrinka are different people?


C'mon man, I don't see Stan Wawrinka locking down Steph Curry in the postseason. Ok, so I didn't see Dellavedova doing that either...

This comparison would only be legitimate if the semi-final at the US Open was conducted with Wawrinka just lobbing point after point into an empty court while LeBron James randomly vacillated between barging Roger Federer off the court, crying to the umpire and checking his lip for blood...and Federer still won.

Rocky Mountain Jet: How often did Fitz try a hard count to see if the defense would flinch and make adjustments at the line, and how successful were those plays? Also, were you surprised that Willie Colon and Breno had no penalties?


The play I highlighted in the BGA was actually the only one where they killed a play. If you can believe it, they did more of that in preseason! There was just one other series where they had some hard counts and it didn't work too well. Initially, it did, as they drew the Browns offside on 3rd-and-7. Then, on 3rd-and-2, after a hard count, Fitzpatrick was able to identify the MIKE but the run was still stuffed. Finally, on fourth-and-1, they did a hard count and Bohanon motioned over to the left side, then another and he came back to the right, after which they snapped it and handed it off to him but he was stopped short.

Most of the cadences were the same, but they did mix in some different calls at the line which may have indicated a run-pass option or a check-with-me. I spotted some interesting patterns actually, but I'm going to do a bit more research into how that corresponds to what Fitzpatrick did last year, with Gailey in Buffalo and what he does in the next few games before I cover that in any detail.

It was good that neither Colon or Giacomini were penalized but that did happen five times last year. Hopefully pre-snap penalties will happen less by virtue of the offense being more organized with the veteran Fitzpartick in charge, holding calls will happen less because they won't have to cover for mistakes by or give extra attention to the left guard and unsportsmanlike penalties will be reduced because it will generally be a less frustrating season than last year was! We can but hope.

jetsjerk: Did you happen to see the Browns gunners running right past our guys to our returner? I noticed it more than once and, I'm sure, so did Bowles and Westhoff.


The Browns only actually punted twice and the Jets did quite well in terms of slowing down the gunners on the first one (albeit by double-teaming both sides). On the other, they again doubled and Walls got burned. Ironically, Kerley got a longer return on the second one because the first man missed.

Wilkershakes: Can we get side by side GIFs of a typical Todd Bowles reaction on the sidelines alongside a Rex Ryan one?


Here's Rex:

Here's Bowles:

That is actually an animated GIF, he's just not moving.

Sackdance99: No BGA on Fireman Ed leading the cheers? He was limited and rusty; but what's your professional take?


Apparently this is just a one-shot deal, although Marshall was campaigning for him to return full-time. To me, it sounded like it was pretty effective on TV. I still think they should put a cartoon or puppet version of him up on the Jumbotron to lead the chants. Pay him (or, better still, his choice of charity) royalties if you have to.

Guy incognito: I remember reading somewhere that a QB coach criticized Brady because he only really has one throw. He went on to say that he's never seen someone be so successful with just having one throw in their toolbox. I admittedly don't know much about the technical specifics of being a QB, so I'll pose this question: any accuracy to the above statement?


I agree with the sentiment, although I don't know that I'd characterize this as a criticism. Brady is good at what he does, but he's blessed with efficiency and decision making abilities rather than natural arm talent.

Have you ever watched a Tom Brady "highlight" reel? IT'S SO BORING. His style works, though, and - when coupled with certain other in-game approaches - wins* games. It's just doing easy stuff over and over again with ruthless efficiency, not ever doing anything extra-ordinary. Can he make all the throws a Favre, Vick or even Eli can make? No, but he never needs to, because he does the simple stuff so well, they rarely get into a desperate enough situation where he has to do that.

JZ (via e-mail): I saw a crazy thing on the play where Leonard Williams ran Manziel out of bounds and was wondering your thoughts on it. As the running back ran into the flat he was spied by Big Snacks who actually had him covered well (especially for a 350+ dude) until he turned up field. Do you think having Snacks or another lineman cover a RB in space is a scheme concept or was that Snacks reacting as others were closing in for the sack? While Snacks did a great job on that play he could easily be over matched in space, even though I think I remember him getting a pick in practice once or twice.


No, it would never be a core concept to have a defensive lineman covering a running back in space. It happens sometimes because someone blew their assignment, but if a team drops a defensive tackle off the line it's to get in the passing lane or to make an immediate tackle and the ultimate responsibility in behind them would be someone else's. It may happen if the tackle senses the screen is coming or if they start to rush and can see that they're not going to get home so they drop into a passing lane instead, perhaps creating more room for someone else to get there.

Harrison, Wilkerson, Richardson and even Douzable are outstanding at sniffing out screens and dropping off to get in on the tackle, although we're told there will be less read-and-react from the linemen this year. Whether Harrison's play was a wrinkle, him smartly reacting to the situation or just an example of someone going maverick is unclear, but he's athletic enough to disrupt a play by doing that sort of thing - just don't ask him to chase the back on a wheel route.

And finally: The GIF of the week featuring Muhammad Wilkerson and Alex Mack...

I'll be back on Monday with an Expendables update and a preview of the Colts game.

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There's been nothing predictable about the Jets' season so far -- until now.

With three key defensive players out and a third-string quarterback who was on the practice squad having never played in an NFL game this time last week, the widely anticipated Patriots blowout was exactly what we saw on Sunday afternoon.

It didn't take long for any lingering hopes that the Jets might step up to make the game competitive against all odds to evaporate altogether, as Tom Brady drove the Patriots down the field for a touchdown on each of their first three drives. This gave New England a 20-point lead early in the second quarter.

Tags: Blake Cashman, CJ Mosley, Le'Veon Bell, Quinnen Williams, Sam Darnold, Trumaine Johnson
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Sep 15, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) warms up prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Sep 15, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) warms up prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

If you thought Friday's news that the Patriots were releasing Antonio Brown would be the end of his time in the news cycle, you were sorely mistaken.

Rather than suiting up for New England to face the Jets on Sunday, the embattled wide receiver spent his morning on Twitter, where he announced he was not planning on playing in the NFL again, before turning his attention to former Steelers teammate Ben Roethlisberger, Patriots owner Robert Kraft and FS1's Shannon Sharpe


The 0-2 Jets play their division rival Patriots, who are 2-0, in Foxborough. Here's what you need to know about where to watch...


DATE/TIME: Sept. 22, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. ET

NETWORK: CBS

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The Jets are visiting the New England Patriots in Week 3 and it's lining up to be a long Sunday for New York. According to Odds Shark, the Pats are favorites by three touchdowns, -21.5. 

Ouch. 

Being forced to play your third-string quarterback will do that to you, as Luke Falk starts against Tom Brady

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The Browns left last Monday's game at MetLife Stadium with a win over the Jets, but one of their star players also left with a hefty fine to pay.

Browns defensive end Myles Garrett, a former number one overall pick, was flagged twice during Monday's 23-3 win over the Jets for personal fouls committed against Jets QB Trevor Siemian.

The second foul, which occurred in the second quarter, resulted in Siemian suffering ligament damage in his ankle, ending his first season in New York shortly after it had begun. Garrett fell on Siemian with his full weight, and the quarterback's ankle got caught underneath him on the way down. The injury left the Jets with Luke Falk as their only healthy QB, who will now get the start this weekend in New England as Sam Darnold continues to recover from mono.

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Aug 22, 2019; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) hands the ball off to fullback James Develin (46) during the first half against the Carolina Panthers at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports (Greg M. Cooper)
Aug 22, 2019; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) hands the ball off to fullback James Develin (46) during the first half against the Carolina Panthers at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports (Greg M. Cooper)

While Friday's release of Antonio Brown has dominated the headlines for the Patriots, what's gone somewhat under the radar is just exactly how shorthanded New England's offense could be on Sunday against the Jets due to injury.

Fullback James Develin, who the Patriots use heavily in their offense as a blocker and a short-distance runner, has been ruled out with a neck injury.

Sticking on the offensive side of the ball, tight ends Ryan Izzo (calf) and Matt LaCosse (ankle) are both listed as questionable. If both Izzo and LaCosse are sidelined, the Patriots would not have an active tight end, as veteran Ben Watson is suspended for the first four games due to testing positive for testosterone.

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Aug 15, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Jets helmet on the sideline against the Atlanta Falcons in the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.  (Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports)
Aug 15, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Jets helmet on the sideline against the Atlanta Falcons in the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. (Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports)

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On Friday afternoon, the Jets announced their all-time team, as voted by the fans. The team will be recognized in a pregame ceremony before the home game against Dallas on Oct. 13th, as part of the celebrations marking the NFL's 100th season.

In an exercise such as this, it's impossible to please everyone. There have been so many great Jets players that there was bound to be some individuals to miss out, whom many would have considered worthy of a spot.

Two main factors always destined to skew the voting process were longevity and recency bias. In many cases, a player might have played at a high level and had memorable moments, but arguably wasn't a Jet long enough to warrant a spot over a loyal team member that suited up for a decade or more. Also, many younger voters may have voted for someone from their own era when there was a superior Jet at the same position in the past they didn't know about.

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Sep 15, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) warms up prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Sep 15, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) warms up prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

The Antonio Brown era in New England is over.

Just 11 days after the wide receiver signed a one-year deal with the Patriots following a quick falling-out with the Raiders, on Friday he was released once again.

"The New England Patriots are releasing Antonio Brown. We appreciate the hard work of many people over the past 11 days, but we feel that it is best to move in a different direction at this time," the Patriots said in a team-issued statement.

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Gase talks preparing for Foxboro 00:02:19
Jeane Coakley spoke to Adam Gase before the team heads to Foxboro to take on Tom Brady and the Patriots with their third string QB.

Four days after the Jets fell to 0-2 on Monday's 23-3 loss to the Cleveland Browns, New York's quick turnaround for Sunday's 1 p.m. road game against the Patriots presents the latest challenge for Adam Gase.

Before Friday's practice at The Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, New Jersey, the first-year head coach issued several injury updates ahead of the weekend's preparation for New England (2-0).

Among the notables, the Jets remain without veteran linebacker C.J. Mosley, but rookie defensive tackle Quinnen Williams continues to progress as Week 3 approaches.

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Sep 15, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) warms up prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Sep 15, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) warms up prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

The Patriots already figured to be among the Jets' toughest opponents, but the rich got richer in New England when wide receiver Antonio Brown fell into its lap from the Oakland Raiders at the start of the regular season.

After the Patriots signed Brown to a one-year deal worth $15 million Sept. 7 following his release, he sat out the team's 2019 opener Sept. 8 -- not like New England needed him for its 33-3 rout of the Pittsburgh Steelers -- but made a splash when he debuted Sept. 15 in Miami.

The Patriots (2-0) downed the Dolphins for a 43-0 shutout, fueled early by Brown, who had three of his four receptions on the opening drive, totaling 56 yards and a 20-yard touchdown from veteran quarterback Tom Brady.

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Sep 16, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Luke Falk (8) checks into the game against the Cleveland Browns during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 16, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Luke Falk (8) checks into the game against the Cleveland Browns during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

With Sam Darnold missing his second consecutive game with mononucleosis and Trevor Siemian out the rest of the season due to ligament tears in his ankle that he suffered in Monday night's loss against the Browns, the Jets have turned to QB Luke Falk, who will make his first start of his career this Sunday afternoon. 

And what a game to make your first career start it will be, because not only are the Jets on the road, but they will be facing the reigning Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots in Foxborough.

Falk, taken with the 199th pick in the 2018 draft by the Titans, will be taking a similar start to his career as the pass thrower on the opposing sidelines--Tom Brady. Like Falk, Brady was also taken with the 199th pick in the draft, and also made his first career start in Foxborough, Mass--albeit in Foxboro Stadium, and not Gillette Stadium.

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Jalen Ramsey/Trumaine Johnson
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Trumaine Johnson has become a weight around the neck of the Jets defense, and his benching on Monday night likely was the beginning of his end. The 29-year-old cornerback likely won't be in the long-term plans, as the Jets continue rebuilding their defense.

But don't expect him to be replaced by Jalen Ramsey, who has asked the Jacksonville Jaguars to trade him. Johnson's albatross of a contract makes it very difficult for the Jets to do that.

That's the part that makes the latest mess with Johnson so bad -- the fact that he's only in Year 2 of a five-year, $72.5 million contract. He's already been paid more than $26 million, and he's costing the Jets $12 million against the salary cap this season. And the way his deal is structured, they might have to endure his presence on the roster for another two years, at least.

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Jamal Adams not happy with fine 00:01:46
Jamal Adams is puzzled after being fined, his response 'Next time I might just tag him on the hip and say, 'He's it' and play tag with 'em'

Jamal Adams might be done calling out the NFL on his social media, but he isn't done taking jabs after his recent fine by the league.

Adams was docked $21,000 by the league for his rougher the passer penalty on Baker Mayfield on Monday night, a call he publicly disagreed with on his Instagram where he said the league is a "joke." 

When speaking with reporters on Thursday, Adams made sure to keep it clean (he said it was "Bull----" in the post) because his mother told him to calm down. However, he did address the play again, and confirmed that he will be appealing the fine.

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Ty Montgomery talks family 00:02:05
Ty Montgomery sits down with Jeane Coakley and talks about his mom, his foster siblings and why Stanford. Get to know the insightful RB

When Luke Falk came into the game Monday night against the Browns, Jets head coach Adam Gase admitted that he was playing it safe. 

That won't happen this week against the Patriots. 

"I really didn't have to adjust much. I was probably being too cautious," Gase told reporters before practice. "...I probably held him back a little bit."

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New York Jets' Jamal Adams (33) defends Cleveland Browns' Demetrius Harris (88) during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)
New York Jets' Jamal Adams (33) defends Cleveland Browns' Demetrius Harris (88) during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)

Monday Night Football was a heck of a game for Jets safety Jamal Adams

The first storyline surrounding him following the 23-3 loss for his team to the Cleveland Browns was him being pulled from the game by head coach Adam Gase late in the contest.

Now there's a fine and some backlash to discuss.

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Aug 24, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) drops back to pass during the first half against the New Orleans Saints at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Aug 24, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) drops back to pass during the first half against the New Orleans Saints at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

Jets QB Sam Darnold has remained out due to mono. Due to the nature of the illness, a clear target date for his potential return has been hard to nail down. Here are the latest updates...


Sept. 18, 3:44 AM:

The biggest issue with Darnold's illness is the fact that the possibility of an enlarged spleen could be a side effect. Well, that's exactly what Darnold has. 

He confirmed it during his press conference on Wednesday, saying it "needs to get a little smaller for me to play." An enlarged spleen is a serious matter, especially for someone playing a contact sport. Darnold can participate in non-contact activities, but if the enlarged spleen doesn't subside, he won't be able to go out there. So time will tell.

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Aug 15, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) celebrates after a sack against the Atlanta Falcons in the first quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports (Brett Davis)
Aug 15, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) celebrates after a sack against the Atlanta Falcons in the first quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports (Brett Davis)

Jamal Adams may have scared Jets fans Tuesday when he took the team out of his Instagram and Twitter bios. This day and age, that's a main cause for speculation that a player isn't happy with his current situation. 

Adams, though, went on WFAN afterward and didn't say he was displeased with the Jets. Instead, he brushed off the questions about his social media move. 

"It's social media. At the end of the day, it's outside noise. I'm not focused on that," Adams said when Maggie Gray asked what we should make of the changes. 

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Aug 15, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Jets defensive tackle Quinnen Williams (95) against the Atlanta Falcons in the second quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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Aug 15, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Jets defensive tackle Quinnen Williams (95) against the Atlanta Falcons in the second quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports (Brett Davis)

Before answering questions during his Wednesday press conference, Jets head coach Adam Gase dished out some injury updates and rookie DT Quinnen Williams had the best one. 

Williams has been dealing with an ankle injury that kept him out of Monday Night Football against the Browns. However, Gase says everything is trending in the right direction for him to return to practice on Thursday. 

Gase noted that Williams, the team's No. 3 overall draft pick back in April, won't be at practice today. Instead, he'll be working on his strength and conditioning, but he's expecting him to be back out there with the team tomorrow. That's big news as the Jets will want as many of their best players on the field as possible against the Patriots this week. 

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Ty Montgomery talks Jets 00:01:45
Ty Montgomery sits down with Jeane Coakley and talks about when he knew he wanted to be a football player and why fans should stay positive.

The Jets are signing QB David Fales to back up Luke Falk, a source confirmed to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano.

Fales played under head coach Adam Gase when the Jets' head coach was with the Dolphins.

The 28-year-old Fales has not played a regular season NFL game since 2017, when he played two games for the Dolphins -- completing 29 of 43 passes for 265 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

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As rookie quarterback Daniel Jones takes over the Giants' offense for 17th-year veteran Eli Manning, a decision announced Tuesday by New York, the crosstown starter has an idea of what the transition will be like.

Just last year, fresh off the Jets making him the No. 3 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft, Sam Darnold ascended to the top of the depth chart and began his rookie season with the Jets as the team's starter.

Now in his second year with New York while he works back from mononucleosis, Darnold understands that the news can be tough for Manning to process, but the development should only help Jones as the Giants move forward.

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Sep 8, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) dos back as Buffalo Bills defensive end Trent Murphy (93) defends during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Sep 8, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) dos back as Buffalo Bills defensive end Trent Murphy (93) defends during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

Speaking publicly for the first time since his mono diagnosis, Jets QB Sam Darnold gave an update on his health on Tuesday.

Appearing on The Michael Kay Show, Darnold explained that he's hopeful he can return for the Jets' Week 5 matchup in Philadelphia. 

While Week 5 seems to make sense, with the Jets coming off their early by week, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano has noted that Darnold's absence could stretch until Week 7, based on what he's heard from doctors.

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Luke Falk
Luke Falk

The Jets were forced to go to their third-string quarterback in Luke Falk during Monday night's 23-3 loss to the Browns after Trevor Siemian left with what was revealed to be season-ending ligament damage. 

So, with Siemian out and Sam Darnold still fighting mono, head coach Adam Gase has no choice but to go with Falk into Foxborough to face the 2-0 Patriots on their home turf. 

But make no mistake the Jets are definitely looking to add another signal caller before that game.

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Jamal Adams (Noah K. Murray)
Jamal Adams (Noah K. Murray)

If the Jets weren't going through enough with their quarterback situation, injury woes, and falling to 0-2, Jamal Adams added to the pile on Tuesday morning when he removed the Jets from his social media bios on Twitter and Instagram. 

In this day and age, that is to normally send a message to a team. But speaking on WFAN with Maggie Gray and Bart Scott, Adams assured everyone that wasn't the case. 

"It's social media. At the end of the day, it's outside noise. I'm not focused on that," Adams said when Gray asked what we should make of the changes. 

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Aug 24, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) drops back to pass during the first half against the New Orleans Saints at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Aug 24, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) drops back to pass during the first half against the New Orleans Saints at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

Jets QB Sam Darnold will remain inactive for Week 3 against the Patriots, but he is making progress in his return from mono.

Darnold, who had been quarantined since his illness was diagnosed, was at the Jets' facility on Tuesday, head coach Adam Gase said, adding that Darnold is "feeling better."

"We will really have a better idea (of when Darnold can return) when the doctors give us the green light that he can progress," Gase said. "The doctors are letting us know when to proceed with him."

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Sep 16, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Trevor Siemian (19) walks off the field after an injury during the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Sep 16, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Trevor Siemian (19) walks off the field after an injury during the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Jets QB Trevor Siemian, who exited Monday night's loss against the Browns due to an ankle injury, is out for the season, head coach Adam Gase said on Tuesday.

Gase said the injury was ligament related and that there was no break, adding that Siemian will likely need surgery.

While the Jets are now without starter Sam Darnold and their backup, Gase said Tuesday that the team will go with Luke Falk as their starter until Darnold returns -- with the team looking to acquire a backup.

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The Jets' quarterback situation after Trevor Siemian went down with an injury on Monday night got even worse, as Sam Darnold is still fighting mono. That paired with other issues the team is facing has sportsbooks predicting their next contest to be a blowout. 

The Jets are set to travel to Foxborough to face the 2-0 Patriots this Sunday, and New England is an obvious favorite to stay undefeated in this one. But with Luke Falk set to start for the Jets and the Patriots being absolutely dominant in their first two games, the spread is massive. 

The Patriots are giving 22.5 points to the Jets, according to multiple sportsbooks. That spread is unheard of for an NFL game, but with the Pats outscoring their opponents 76-3 so far this season, paired with the Jets' struggles, many believe it isn't far-fetched. 

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Aug 15, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) on the sideline against the Atlanta Falcons in the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports (Brett Davis)
Aug 15, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) on the sideline against the Atlanta Falcons in the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports (Brett Davis)

The Jets suffered another loss on Monday, and it certainly hasn't been the start to the season the team had hoped for. 

And it doesn't look like Pro Bowl safety Jamal Adams is taking well. 

Adams has taken out the Jets from his Twitter and Instagram bios, and it appears he unfollowed the team on his Instagram page. He is still following them on Twitter as of now. 

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Dec 23, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Brock Osweiler (8) before a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Dec 23, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Brock Osweiler (8) before a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

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Trevor Siemian will have an MRI on his ankle Tuesday morning, but the injury sure didn't look good. Sam Darnold is already out with mono, possibly until late October. That leaves Luke Falk, who made his NFL debut on Monday night, as the only quarterback on the roster.

So yes, the Jets need help at quarterback and they need it quickly.

Unfortunately, quarterbacks aren't exactly easy to find.

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Reaction to Johnson benching 00:01:59
Ray Lucas and Bart Scott react to Trumaine Johnson's benching, their take on the situation might surprise you.

No one knew why cornerback Trumaine Johnson spent roughly the first three quarters out of action until head coach Adam Gase spoke briefly after the game.

Unable to sustain drive on offense, the defense suffered for the Jets in Monday's 23-3 loss to the Cleveland Browns.

Among the questions SNY's Ray Lucas and Bart Scott had once the final horn sounded, what was the real reason why Gase and Gang Green kept Johnson on the sidelines?

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Johnson comments on benching 00:01:00
Trumaine Johnson reacts to not starting against the Browns. It was a surprising move that Gase said wasn't due to discipline reasons.

Decimated by injuries, including linebacker C.J. Mosley (strained groin) and defensive tackle Quinnen Williams (sprained left ankle), the Jets trotted out a revised defense against a Browns offense littered with dangerous skill players but did not play Trumaine Johnson until the cornerback was forced into action.

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