On this edition of the New York Jets Gang Green Report, progress for Christian Hackenberg and a swap in transactions.
After the New York Jets 7-3 victory over the Tennessee Titans in Week 1 of the Preseason on Saturday night, Sunday, today, has seen little buzz around the franchise. With the team off, digging up views and news is hard to come by.
Most have turned their attention to young Christian Hackenberg.
Not one, not two, but several writers have preached about progress for No. 5. Finishing 18-of-25 for 127 yards, beat reporters and columnists are focusing on growth rather than immediate impact when it comes to the Penn State product.
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Rich Cimini of ESPN New York labels Hack’s debut a “short story.” He admits there were no “wow” moments. He also builds on the idea that the kid didn’t force anything that wasn’t there.
“I think, overall, it felt good,” Hackenberg said after the New York Jets’ 7-3 win over the Tennessee Titans. “Felt good to play.”
Check out the breakdown of his pass distances, based on our breakdown of the tape:
- Throws to or behind the line of scrimmage: He was 6-for-6.
- Throws in the 1- to 5-yard range: He was 8-for-10.
- Throws in the 6- to 10-yard range: He was 4-for-5.
- Throws in the 11-plus range: He was 0-for-3.
In response to a number of check downs throughout the contest, head coach Todd Bowles provided a pretty standard explanation.
“Some of it was by design,” said coach Todd Bowles, explaining the dink-and-dunk approach. “He was comfortable when he came out. Some of it was him being comfortable. He had some plays downfield that didn’t pan out and he got rid of the ball, so he did a good job of doing that.”
Other Jets Stories, News:
- ESNY’s Robby Sabo explains how Preseason Week 1 should put all doubts about a “tank-worthy” roster to bed.
- Daniel Popper of the New York Daily News writes that Jets linebacker Frank Beltre is looking to become the first Dominican to play an NFL game.