The Jets (3-3) take on the Dolphins (3-2) on Sunday in Miami at 1 p.m. Here's what's going on today...
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The Jets practice today at Florham Park.
SNY's Ralph Vacchiano will be out at practice on Thursday and Friday. Follow @RVaccianoSNY on Twitter to keep up with all the latest Jets news and rumors.
In case you missed it on TJB
Jamal Adams had his hands full with Rob Gronkowski in Sunday's game >> Read more
Bent breaks down the defensive performances in this week's BGA >> Read more
Willie Colon bemoans "a wasted Tuesday" at NFL meeting >> Read more
Brian Costello of the New York Post guests on the Jet Stream podcast >> Listen here
Today's Jets links roundup
Christopher Johnson is happy with the Jets' start >> Cimini, ESPN NJ.com
An early look at Sunday's matchup with the Dolphins >> Vasquez, The Record
Jets need pro bowler Leonard Williams to step up his production >> Hughes, NJ.com
Breaking down three key plays from the Patriots loss >> Costello, NY Post
Bent, theJetsBlog.com Follow on Twitter
Much has been made of Adams' comparative struggles over the past few weeks, but -- as noted in my BGA yesterday -- he almost made an outstanding play on Gronkowski's second touchdown, only to unfortunately trip over Gronkowski's foot a split second before the ball arrived. Had he not tripped, everyone would be raving over how he handled that play.
Adams was also unlucky on a dubious pass interference call and, on Gronkowski's other touchdown, Kony Ealy tried to chip Gronkowski at the line, which probably ended up helping Gronkowski more than it hurt him. Otherwise, he had a couple of nice plays, despite about as tough of an assignment as a rookie safety can get, so I'm not ready to write Adams off yet, nor would I accept that Gronkowski was too tough of an assignment for him to handle.
Adams' confidence and versatility have bolstered a defense that has seen some of the other players they were relying on to be leaders this year dramatically underperforming. That, coupled with the excellent range and positional play his rookie cohort Marcus Maye has provided alongside him in the secondary gives the Jets a dimension they haven't had since Kerry Rhodes' prime.
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