The Jets (4-6) are on their bye week and next face the Carolina Panthers on Nov. 26. Here's what's going on Wednesday:
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ICYMI on TJB
Breaking down the season so far on this week's Jet Stream podcast.
Bart Scott gets a high-profile radio gig with WFAN.
Bent breaks down the offensive performance against the Bucs.
Today's Jets links roundup
How often are the Jets and Giants this bad? >> Sheingold, The Record
The Jets must do something to fix their struggling offensive line >> Hughes, NJ.com
Three breakdowns that cost the Jets the game in Tampa >> Costello, NY Post
Jets trying to move on from Bucs loss >> Watkins, Newsday
Bent, theJetsBlog.com Follow on Twitter
Now that the bye week has arrived, it's a good time to take stock of the season so far. One interesting question is who would be the Jets' MVP so far this season on each side of the ball? It's telling that there are no obvious candidates, which underlines how hardly anybody has provided the team with consistently reliable play all season.
Leonard Williams, last year's winner, is the most obvious candidate on defense, and he is coming on strong over the past few weeks. However, he was disappointing over the first half of the season and nobody would have expected him to have zero sacks halfway through the season.
Finding other alternatives is tricky. Jamal Adams' performances have been encouraging, but his overall play has been uneven and he's constantly dealing with new learning experiences. Steve McLendon has been grading out well, but he plays a somewhat limited role. Demario Davis and Morris Claiborne have probably been the most consistent defensive starters, but neither seems to have made a major impact.
It's just as difficult to find candidates on offense. Josh McCown might have impressive statistics, but his limitations have probably cost the team a couple of winnable games. The line has played poorly all year and the running backs have been banged up. Austin Seferian-Jenkins' overall play has been a pleasant surprise, but he has fewer than 300 yards on the season with much of his production coming in garbage time. Perhaps Robby Anderson could turn out to be the best candidate as he continues to emerge.
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