The New York Jets suffered an embarrassing loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, 15-10, to fall to 4-6. The Bucs were without their top two offensive players, quarterback Jameis Winston and star wide receiver Mike Evans. The Jets defense played a good game, holding former Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Bucs offense to just 15 points, however, the Jets offense could do nothing all day. The Bucs defense has not be very good this year, entering the game with eight sacks in eight games, and then registering six in this game. The offense looked exactly how people expected it to entering the season, due to the extreme lack of talent. Who were the few winners for the Jets in this game, and who were the biggest losers?
Adams and Maye shut down the Buccaneer tight ends on Sunday. Cameron Brate and O.J. Howard are two very good receiving tight ends, and they were completely shut down. Maye played a solid game, but Adams was the star of the two this week. Adams was all over the field, popping out on camera throughout the game. These two were the biggest bright spot on Sunday for the Jets.
Roberts played a very solid game on Sunday, which is very good to see. The Jets need some of their young corners to step up. The Jets lack talent at the position, and with Morris Claiborne constantly banged up, the Jets need someone to guard opposing wide receivers. Roberts wasn’t great, but he was the best Jets corner on the field in this one.
DL Leonard Williams
Leo had his first solo sack of the season Sunday, and looked unstoppable at time. He has begun to look like the player Jets fans expected him to be this season. Leonard Williams is a player with elite talent, and the Jets need him to become a consistent force at the line of scrimmage. Sunday was likely Williams’ best game of the season.
Robby Anderson was the lone bright spot on the offensive side of the ball. He didn’t have a perfect game, and his best play took place when the game was all but over. However, Anderson has now scored a touchdown in four straight games and continues to develop as an underneath route runner. Anderson has been very impressive lately, and is looking like a key to the future of this offense.
Wesley Johnson has been the weakest link on the Jets offensive line all season. His play has brought down the entire offensive line all year. Center is one of the biggest holes to fill this offseason and that was highlighted on Sunday. Johnson consistently lets defenders come free up the middle, making it impossible to run or pass.
QB Josh McCown
Josh McCown is the best quarterback on the Jets roster, and that is very hard to comprehend. He was terrible on Sunday, failing to lead a touchdown drive against the Bucs defense until the end of the fourth quarter. The offense put up only 10 points, and failed to move the ball all game, until down by two scores in the fourth quarter. McCown threw one terrible interception, and had another dropped. The Jets should move to Petty or Hackenberg soon to at least give them a look. Unfortunately, that likely won’t happen until the Jets have eight or more losses.
With a glance at ASJ’s stat line from Sunday, one would think that he had a solid game. In reality, ASJ was invisible all game until it was already out of reach. ASJ has been hyped as a great player all season, but his production has really lacked over the last month. The Jets need ASJ to use his elite size and athleticism in a more aggressive fashion. If ASJ doesn’t pick up his play, the Jets will probably let him walk in free agency.
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