It’s a Victory Monday for the New York Jets as they defeated the Chicago Bears 31-10 yesterday at MetLife Stadium. To rejoice the triumph, let’s give out some recreation balls to deserving members of the Jets.
Mike White: There will likely be loads of time to debate the massive image that means of White’s Week 12 efficiency. Can he maintain that stage of play? How lengthy will he preserve the quarterback job? How far can he take the Jets?
We’ll get the solutions to questions like these in due time. For now, let’s simply admire how good White was towards Chicago. For his complete Jets profession I’ve doubted Mike White, and he simply retains making me look silly (admittedly not probably the most troublesome factor to do).
This was the second straight 12 months White stepped into the lineup and performed stellar soccer. His recreation towards the Bears was far and away the highest quarterback efficiency the Jets have obtained all 12 months lengthy.
On a group with the kind of line of defense and cornerback group the Jets have, the offense doesn’t have to be spectacular most weeks for this group to have an opportunity to win. They only want environment friendly quarterback play. A man who will get by way of his progressions on time, will get the ball to the open receiver, and protects the soccer will suffice.
White did greater than that on Sunday. He flashed a little bit of playmaking potential. Solely time will inform whether or not White can replicate what he did on a constant foundation, however I noticed lots that appeared transferable from recreation to recreation.
It doesn’t matter what occurs from right here, White gave the offense fairly a jolt towards Chicago.
Garrett Wilson: Wilson’s frustration with the offense Week 11 towards the Patriots was palpable. He by no means explicitly clarified how a lot of that frustration was with Zach Wilson, however the huge receiver appeared like he was in a significantly better temper this week. In a recreation the place the Jets unfold the soccer round with 10 totally different receivers recording not less than one reception, Wilson led the best way with 5 catches for 95 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Elijah Moore: I don’t suppose it’s all Zach Wilson’s fault, however he and Moore have simply by no means been on the identical web page. Moore has been largely invisible within the video games he has performed with Wilson the final two years. With different quarterbacks, he has seemed like a risk to defenses. Moore wasn’t a focal a part of the offense for the Jets Sunday, however the few instances he was concerned produced massive outcomes. Moore’s two receptions went for 22 yards and 42 yards. The 22 yarder was a landing. It might be no small improvement down the stretch if Moore may flip into a top quality sidekick for Wilson within the receiving recreation.
Zonovan Knight: Knight flashed in the course of the summer season in coaching camp and the preseason, however the backfield was too crowded for him to discover a roster spot. He needed to go to the apply squad and anticipate his flip. That flip got here on Sunday. James Robinson was inactive. Michael Carter was injured. Knight produced a powerful 103 yards from scrimmage. He seemed like a troublesome runner with a little bit of burst. He additionally seemed succesful as a cross catcher. Breece Corridor’s harm left a gap that no one has stepped into but. There’s each likelihood for the rookie to earn a giant position down the stretch.
Ty Johnson: Like many Jets followers, I’ve been laborious on Johnson. I don’t suppose it has been unfair. The again has been marginally productive at his finest and a legal responsibility out of the backfield at his worst the previous couple of 12 months. But when we criticize when he fails, we additionally should give credit score when Johnson produces. Johnson’s 32 yard landing run within the third quarter broke the sport open. It was a part of a recreation the place he produced 62 yards on the bottom on simply 5 carries and even added a 16 yard reception.
Bryce Huff: I’ve to confess I used to be skeptical months in the past when the Jets teaching employees revealed a research of their 2021 cross rush revealed Huff’s presence was some of the vital components behind the Jets attending to opposing quarterbacks. I imagine them now. He’s having a stellar 12 months as a situational cross rusher, and his sack yesterday got here with high pace off the road.
John Franklin-Myers: Franklin-Myers had a sack on the primary play from scrimmage of the second half (break up with Nathan Shepherd on the stat sheet.) It felt to me like that play set the tone for the remainder of the sport. A Jets protection that had a shaky first half instantly began taking part in as much as its requirements to start out the ultimate two quarters.
Greg Zuerlein: I do know he missed a discipline purpose within the second half, however that got here after the person made a 57 yard discipline purpose in unhealthy climate. Lastly the Jets’ kicking woes appear to be behind them.