February 21, 2018

Brady shrugs off shoulder injury

12 October 2017, 10:37 | Sandy Nunez

The Jets failed to establish a run game making it harder on every part of the offense

The Jets failed to establish a run game making it harder on every part of the offense

As good as the Jets are the moment, "there's that lingering thought around the league that says, 'Yeah, but they're still the Jets, '" Adam Kurkjian of the Boston Herald says.

Robby Anderson #11 of the New York Jets catches a touchdown pass against the Miami Dolphins during the first half of an National Football League game at MetLife Stadium on September 24, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

The biggest issue for the Patriots through the early part of the season has been shockingly poor play on defense. "Basically things that quarterbacks don't like, they like ... just little knicky-knack stuff just to pick his brain".

If the Bills are going to get back into first place after the bye, they need these three players on offense to step up. Even though they played better last week against Tampa Bay, this is a very flawed unit. "I have a lot of respect for him, a lot of respect for his competitiveness, his toughness, his leadership".

Oh my goodness. this team had so many penalties on all three phases of the game: offense, defense or special teams got flagged hard.

It was clear that the Jets took the Browns lightly last week.

"Winning breeds confidence, man, it breeds enthusiasm", Hall of Famer Joe Namath told ESPN on Tuesday about his former team.

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The Jets will only find success if they manage to pressure Brady and keep him off balance while at the same time stopping the Patriot run game. That was squashed opening night in a convincing loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

He even singled out defensive lineman Leonard Williams as one of the guys who could give the Patriots fits on Sunday. [We] just have to be sound and play football - hopefully, make some plays on the back end. Brady has already been sacked 16 times this season - that's one more sack than he had in 12 games a year ago.

Yes, the injury is to Brady's non-throwing shoulder, but that doesn't mean it isn't going to affect the way he plays. Gronkowski also didn't practice Wednesday because of a thigh bruise but is expected to play.

The prognosticators appeared to get both the Patriots and Jets wrong. "We expect them to be ready to go and be on top of things ..."

We're still waiting for Mike Gillislee to really break out, White is a consistent contributor and Lewis has been a weapon in spots. This is some of the worst pass protection Brady's had during his career, and at age 40, that's worrisome. Brady has thrown for 1,7-2 yards, 11 touchdowns, and only one interception this season. They each have 220 receiving yards and have combined for four touchdowns.

But the two are equal, at least so far this season, in the all-important wins column. "We'll say hi", Bowles said, laughing. "It's shocking to them, but we knew we could be in this position".

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