For starters, interim coaches simply do not work in the NFL.
“All week we talked about establishing the run game”, said McGuire, a sixth-round pick from Louisiana-Lafayette. The no longer tanking New York Jets (2-2) make their own trek to post apocalyptic OH to face the winless Cleveland Browns (0-4) at FirstEnergy Stadium. Hats off to those guys, they had a good plan for us. It wasn’t the prettiest at times.
Like his teammates, he is remaining grounded, saying “there are so many more games to be played this year”, while also pushing back against outside expectations – as they have all year – that the Jets don’t have a shot against the Patriots. And though their offense will continue to have its shortcomings, that’ll be enough to get into the win column for Cleveland. Should Britt sit, Rashard Higgins and Ricardo Louis would be the only 2 active receivers that were with the team in training camp. We keep a pitch count on all of them. McCown will have to be firing on all cylinders out of the gate next week if the Jets want to have a chance against New England.
Yes, Garrett’s second sack was a cleanup of a Josh McCown scramble, but there are plenty of positive elements to take away.
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The Browns penetrated to the Jets’ 32 the next time they got the ball, but then two penalties pushed them back to the Jets’ 47. This is what it’s about. It is tough to do that when you are not in the game due to poor performance. He has thrown 82 touchdown passes compared to 72 interceptions. Schobert has proven to be a strong run defender in his first year starting with the Browns, but opposing quarterbacks have learned they can beat him when they get him isolated in pass coverage. McCown added a 24-yard touchdown pass to Jermaine Kearse for a 17-7 lead to finish off a 97-yard drive in the fourth quarter. He also finished with a passer rating 101.2, the third time this season the 38-year-old has recorded a passer rating of over 100.0.
“It was big. We needed it”, said head coach Todd Bowles of the drive that made it a two-possession contest. “We needed it. We were struggling. We are finding ways to pull games out, so that is a plus”.
“I had no problem with him changing the play, because we practiced that option, but the timing between him and Crowell was not good”, Jackson said. He practiced fully on Friday and will play against the Browns. It led to numerous injuries.
So, playing in the first game of his career in Week 5, how did Garrett make his presence known?
“I was just doing my job”, Catanzaro said. To the trained – by which I mean open – eye, Osweiler is an very bad quarterback, now riding the bench behind Trevor Siemian in Denver after failing to make the 53-man roster in Cleveland. Right now I’ve left a couple out there, and I don’t plan on leaving any more.
Carolina and Detroit both go into their game at 3-1, and Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been a focal point for much of the week because of a snide remark to a female reporter.