In the latest episode of The Jet Stream, Jeané Coakley and former Jets guard Willie Colon look back at the Sheldon Richardson trade, and discuss whether the deal was a thumbs up or thumbs down for Mike Maccagnan. Later, Jeané and Willie discuss the team's cuts, and preview the Jets' Week 1 matchup with the Buffalo Bills.
Jamal Adams got a lot of laughs a few weeks ago when he compared himself to Tom Brady and Aaron Donald, and a few more when he refused to back down from those words. His point, though, was serious - that he's really important to the Jets, and he should be treated that way.
The last two weeks he made that clear on the field.
In fact, it'll be hard to find a better two-game stretch in Adams' three-year NFL career. He had three sacks on Sunday in the Jets' 34-17 win over the Redskins, and for a second straight week was making plays all over the field. He's now had five sacks in the last two weeks, six in the last three, and that season-total of six is a Jetsrecord for a defensive back.
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After the Jets 34-17 win over the Redskins on Sunday, running back Le'Veon Bell spoke to SNY's Jeane Coakley on the field about his offensive line's strong performance.
"Those guys did great," Bell said. "Covered guys up well, got out of double teams, protected well. Those guys played real solid. I'm sure they'll be happy today's performance and try to get better for next week."
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He was a man the Redskins drafted 105th overall back in 2015 out of Duke -- someone they believed would be their secret weapon in the passing game for years to come.
But, on Sunday in Washington D.C., Jamison Crowder was handing it to his former employer instead.
The Jets took down the lowly Redskins 34-17 on the road, and Crowder played a big part in that. He hauled in five receptions for 76 yards with a 29-yard touchdown as the big highlight from his performance.
Tags: Jamison Crowder, Sam Darnold, Scott Thompson
It was a career day for Jets quarterback Sam Darnold on Sunday against the Redskins, as the No. 3 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft threw for a personal best four touchdowns in the win.
Darnold was 19-of-30 passing for 293 yards to go along with four touchdowns and an interception. He averaged 9.8 yards per attempt, a big time improvement from his season average of 6.4 yards per attempt.
He finished the game with a quarterback rating of 121.3, which is the second highest of his career and best rating in a game this season. His career-high quarterback rating of 128.4 came in Week 16 of the 2018 season against the Green Bay Packers. Darnold's previous season-high rating of 113.8 came in the team's Week 6 win over the Dallas Cowboys.
The game against the Giants wasn't a fluke. Sam Darnold really is back on track.
The Jets' franchise quarterback had one of his finest games of the season on Sunday, shredding the awful Washington Redskins in a 34-17 win. He completed 19-of-30 passes for 293 yards with four touchdowns and an interception.
Granted, it was against the Redskins and they are a truly bad team. But the 22-year-old Darnold showed a lot of the things that made people think he was destined for greatness before he began to regress earlier this season. He made a lot of throws outside the pocket, which has always been his specialty. He showed patience and leadership in the pocket, and some fantastic throws.
There was a lot going on for the Jets this season, and SNY's Ralph Vacchiano broke it all down "Inside the Pylon."
The 2-7 Jets travel to our nation's capital to face the 1-8 Redskins on Sunday at 1 p.m. on FOX. Here's what you need to know about where to watch...
DATE/TIME: Nov. 17, 2019 at 1 p.m. ET
Colin Kaepernick has been a lightning rod in recent years and his opportunity to finally workout for NFL teams on Saturday went no differently.
After a disagreement about the way the workout would go down in Atlanta, Kaepernick moved the time and location.
Per a release from the NFL, at 2:30 p.m., Kaepernick, upset with the lack of media viewing allowed for the workout, moved the event an hour away from the original location and slated it for a 4 p.m. start. The new location also included a live stream of his workout.
Like much of his team's 2019 season, things haven't gone according to plan for Jets running back Le'Veon Bell.
Brought in by the team's former front office led by then-general manager Mike Maccagnan, Bell signed a four-year, $52.5 million deal with the Jets this offseason after sitting out last season due to a contract dispute with the Steelers. The plan was a Bell-Sam Darnold one-two punch on the Jets offense.
Easier said than done so far.
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Colin Kaepernick was set to hold a workout in Atlanta Saturday afternoon, and while it's still expected to take place, the time and location have been moved.
The stage was set for 24 NFL teams, including both the Jets and Giants, to get a look at Kaepernick, who hasn't played in the NFL since 2016.
But shortly before the workout was set to take place, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported there was an issue.
The Ryan Kalil experiment for the Jets has come to an end.
The Jets announced on Saturday that the center will head to the injured reserve list, ending his season, and perhaps career.
In a corresponding move, the Jets signed offensive lineman Leo Koloamatangi to the team's 53-man roster from their practice squad.
This season, the Jets have had losing streaks of four and three games, but for just the second time this season, the Jets have a chance to win two games in a row.
"Guys have just put their head down and go to work," Adam Gase said on Friday. "Once we hit Wednesday, we put last week behind us. Our guys know, and we talked about it before, we got to get ready for the next one because that's the only one that matters.
"You never want to take a step back, you want to be able to look at your season and say, 'Hey, we're getting better as we go,' and then you're playing the best football at the end of the year. That's why to me these last seven games are so important. Keep trending upward, we don't want to be peaks and valleys."
In the first half of the Jets' season, almost anything that could have gone wrong, did.
With Sam Darnold sidelined for three games due to mono, plus other injuries to key players like CJ Mosley, the Jets stumbled out of the gates to a 1-7 record.
But Gang Green rebounded to beat the Giants last week in a 34-27 game, and now the team hopes to take some momentum into this Sunday's game at Washington.
Tags: Le'Veon Bell, Sam Darnold
Colin Kaepernick has not played in an NFL game since January 1, 2017, but the quarterback could be making his return to NFL action in the near future.
Kaepernick will hold a private workout on Saturday in Atlanta, and SNY's Ralph Vacchiano has previously confirmed that both the Jets and Giants will be in attendance. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, more than 24 NFL teams will be on hand to watch the former 49er work out.
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At the end of Thursday night's game between the Browns and Steelers, Browns defensive end Myles Garrett hit Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head with his own helmet, causing a massive brawl between the two teams.
Many NFL players were shocked to see such a violent act take place during a game, and it made Jets veteran offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum ask the question if Garrett could get in more trouble than just a suspension and fine.
"If he's going to be charged with assault or not?" Beachum told reporters."I think that should be a question... I mean, it's a slippery slope. But it's a possibility for sure."
Tags: Kelvin Beachum, Le'Veon Bell
The saddest thing about the current state of the Jets is that this was supposed to be the year they arrived. After nine years of waiting for a playoff game, after enduring three years of rebuilding under ex-GM Mike Maccagnan, it was all supposed to come together in 2019.
Not only didn't that happen, but now the Jets appear to be on the brink of a rebuilding project again.
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Quincy Enunwa tweeted on Thursday night that he has been fined nearly $28,000 by the Jets for missing two treatment sessions.
In the Twitter thread, Enunwa claims that one of the missed sessions came when he took his wife, who is a veteran, out for lunch on Veterans Day. Enunwa attributed the second missed treatment to an emergency at this house.
Enunwa played in just one game for the Jets this season, suffering his second neck injury of his career in a Week 1 loss to Buffalo before heading to Injured Reserve.
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On Wednesday, Jets owner Christopher Johnson told reporters that head coach Adam Gase will be returning for the 2020-21 season, despite the team's current 2-7 record.
Many players were pleased to hear this news, especially second-year quarterback Sam Darnold, who spoke to media during Thursday's press conference.
"I think if everything works out how it's supposed to, and Adam's here again, I think that would be absolutely amazing," Darnold said. "Already going into OTA's and knowing the whole offense, and even being able to build off of things we've already done this year. It would be incredible."
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All 32 NFL teams received notification Tuesday of free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick's private workout Saturday in Atlanta, and both franchises from New York are set to be on hand.
The Jets and Giants will each have a representative in attendance for Kaepernick's session, which the league helped set up, an NFL source told SNY's Ralph Vacchiano on Wednesday.
The two teams have their respective franchise signal in Jets second-year pro Sam Darnold and Giants rookie starter Daniel Jones, and they have at least one backup between the Jets' Luke Falk and the Giants' Eli Manning.
Christopher Johnson made official what was already pretty obvious, despite the knee-jerk screams to the contrary. He has no plans to fire Jets coach Adam Gase in the middle of his first season, nor will he fire him after the season either.
And despite the pain and the agony of yet another losing season, that is absolutely the right thing to do.
Consider this a moment of sanity: It simply would've been crazy to fire a coach for the second time in a calendar year. And it would've been insane to make Gase the scapegoat for the mess this season has become.
Jets fans don't want to think about this past NFL trade deadline when S Jamal Adams was reportedly almost dealt away. He wasn't traded, but it didn't create a little rift between Adams and the front office.
Since then, the choppy waters have settled, and Jets owner Christopher Johnson may have just put them at a standstill with his comments Wednesday on the dynamic Pro Bowler.
"Jamal is a fantastic player. We saw that this Sunday. He's an extraordinary player," Johnson told reporters. "He's the kind of player you can build around -- you should be around given the chance. Absolutely amazing."
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Jets owner Christopher Johnson told reporters on Wednesday that he won't be moving on from head coach Adam Gase this season.
In fact, he'll be returning for the 2020-21 season.
He will be trusted, along with GM Joe Douglas, to lead the Jets next season and hopefully turn things around.
"I want to assure you there will be no changes in coaches here," Johnson said. "Adam has the trust of this team. He has the trust of Sam [Darnold]. He has Joe's trust. He has my trust. He's a good man. He's a good coach."
Jets head coach Adam Gase entering another week coming off a win at home, searching for his team's first win streak of the season. They have a good chance to make that happen against the lowly Redskins, whose only win this season came against the Dolphins.
During his daily presser before practice, Gase was brought to the attention of some of his players saying this franchise as had a hard time sustaining success, though. Just when it looks like they've turned the corner with a big win, they end up taking a loss the next week to counteract it.
That's why Gase is determined to focus solely on this week, and not have the win in the back of his mind. For him, the past week -- win or loss -- doesn't matter.
After arguably the best performance of his career and one of the best defensive performances in the NFL this season, Jets safety Jamal Adams has been rewarded.
Adams, who had nine tackles, two sacks, and two forced fumbles in Sunday's win over the Giants, has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week.
On one of the sacks Adams had on Sunday, he ripped the ball right out of Daniel Jones' hands and raced to the end zone for a touchdown.
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Adam Gase joined ESPN and YES Network's The Michael Kay Show on Tuesday to discuss the Jets' huge win over the Giants this past week.
Gase discussed the performance of his young quarterback Sam Darnold and how his play seemed different when compared to other weeks this season.
"I thought he played really well," Gase told Michael Kay. "He did a great job of controlling really the things that he could control. He did a good job of making the right decision when he was in the pocket, whether it be taking a sack, throwing the ball away, just those little tiny things instead of trying to go out there and win it by himself. He did a good job of spreading the ball around, doing what he had to do to move the ball down the field."
Tags: Daniel Jones, Jamal Adams, Sam Darnold, Saquon Barkley
It was announced by Jets head coach Adam Gase that TE Chris Herndon and G Brian Winters suffered tough injuries during the win over the Giants on Sunday. Now, it's the last game the two Jets will play this season.
The Jets announced via Twitter that both Herndon and Winters have been placed on the season-ending IR. Herndon suffered a fractured rib, while Winters re-dislocated his shoulder and may need surgery.
This is particularily tough for Herndon, who had the exact opposite sophomore campaign (or lack thereof) than his rookie season, where he proved to be a playmaker at the tight end position.
Tags: Brian Winters, Chris Herndon, Sam Darnold
The Jets need some cornerback help, and the Bucs may have just helped them out a bit with a transaction on Tuesday.
Tampa Bay released Vernon Hargreaves III, a former first-round pick back in 2016, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Hargreaves, who was arguably the top cornerback prospect coming out of Florida in that Draft, hasn't panned out with the Bucs. And during the team's loss to the Cardinals on Sunday, a certain non-hustle play that resulted in a large gain for Arizona prompted head coach Bruce Arians to bench him for the rest of the game.
Tags: Trumaine Johnson, Scott Thompson
The Jets win over the Giants in Week 10 came as a costly one.
Head coach Adam Gase said two starters, tight end Chris Herndon and offensive lineman Brian Winters, both suffered extensive injuries.
Herndon, who was making his season debut, fractured a rib. Winters re-dislocated his shoulder and may need surgery.
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The Jets picked up their second win of the season on Sunday over the cross-town rival Giants, and the guys in the studio were pleased with the team's performance.
SNY's Ray Lucas and Bart Scott gave grades out to all aspects of the team, starting with the offense and moving on through the defense and special teams before reaching their thoughts on the coaching.
All in all, the Jets received some of their highest grades of the season from the guys after getting back on track with a win.