Remember all the hand-to-hand combat on the Jets’ offensive line at the start of the season?
The Jets allowed 15 sacks for a loss of 118 yards in their first three games – all losses.
In the last two, victories over the Titans and Sunday’s loss to the Falcons in London, the Jets have conceded just three in a 34-yard loss – one for 8 yards against Tennessee and two for 26 yards on Sunday.
“It’s a great feeling when you can watch a movie and see some really cool security and you don’t have to help Zach [Wilson] Far off the ground,'” Jets center Conor McGovern said Tuesday. “we had two” [sacks] This past week and for us this two is too much.
“We’re starting to communicate really well, start to flow together really well, start working as a unit, really prison as a unit. We all believe We’ve got a really good unit – all five, six, seven, eight guys who dress up on game day, try to be the best unit in football.”
Wilson’s theory as to why his short passes have been wrong has been “overthought”.
“I would just say, to an extent, [I’m] Aiming the throw instead of just throwing like I’ve always done my whole life – just reacting to what a defense is giving me and just throwing it, rather than putting too much thought into it,’ They said.
Wilson said he is going home to visit his family for the four-day sub-week break that the players have.
“I think it would be nice to be away from football for a while,” he said. “I haven’t seen him in a while. I’m excited. I’m going to work with my quarterback coach, John Beck, with whom I train. He’s obviously very close with our staff as well, so I’m going to go. Looking forward to and working on some things that I think I can clean up.
“I’m going to watch the first five games of this season, see what things I really want to emphasize and how I can clear my mind and spend a little time with family and then I’m ready to come back.” Maybe. Go back and get behind it next week.”
Jets head coach Robert Saleh said he was not upset with LT Mekhi Becton, who was out due to injury, not on the London Tour, tweeting during the first half of the loss to Atlanta: “UNLEASH MIMS!!!!”
“Mekhi’s heart is always in the right place and he just wants to see his teammates do well,” Saleh said. “When you’re young on social media, when you tweet, you don’t understand what other people might see it. Have a great relationship with that [Denzel] Mims, as do all of us. I don’t think it is a malicious tweet towards his partner, although people can see it that way.
Saleh defended having defensive linemen – John Franklin-Myers and Bryce Huff – tightly covered the Falcons on two TDs in Sunday’s game.
“The goal-line defensive call was selling for runs,” Saleh said of Franklin-Myers trying to cover Kyle Pitts on a TD. “First down, sell for the run. They got us, good for them. Second, those zone pressures have been working for us all season long. When it works, you’re talented, when it doesn’t.” If so, you are a fool.”
Saleh said he “hopes” the Jets to get the protection of Marcus May and linebacker Jarad Davis from injuries in time to play the Patriots on October 24.
“We’ll have to go through the goodbye weekend and next week to see where they are,” he said. “I’m not guaranteeing anything, but we’ll have a pretty good idea of where they start next week.”
Davis has been replaced by Quincy Williams, who has played very well over the past few weeks. But Saleh made it clear that when Davis is healthy enough to play, “he’s going to get full sports reps.”
Jet will return to practice on Monday.