This Sunday, the New York Jets hosted the Atlanta Falcons for the first time at MetLife Stadium and despite the outcome, the Jets are showing signs of life.
After an offseason where the New York Jets rid themselves on many veterans, not much was expected of a very young Jets team.
The effects of having a young team were evident for the third straight game, as the Jets were unable to hold on to a second half lead as they fell to the struggling Falcons, 25-20.
All season long penalties and turnovers at the wrong time have affected this New York Jets team and today was no different.
There are times when Josh McCown and the offense click on all cylinders and their short passing game takes advantage of his precise targeting of receivers. However, there are also way too many drives where the offense cannot sustain drives that can help them hold onto leads.
However, those days are not here yet and this season has been a lesson in how cruel the NFL can be to a young team learning on the fly.
For those of us most familiar with this franchise, this type of season has been the best possible outcome so far. What the New York Jets needed to see was if their young players can develop. So far this season, they have shown just that.
On offense, Robby Anderson has shown an improvement over last season. Sunday was another step in the right direction for him. For the defense, we have already discussed the future that both Adams and Maye have.
As for the rest of this season, New York Jets fans should just enjoy watching this team learn and develop players that they can depend on for seasons to come. While losses like the last three weeks have been hard to take, it’s much better than previous seasons where dysfunction was completely evident.