Quinnen Williams, Sam Darnold
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A New York Jets Monday brings organizational information such as Sam Darnold’s status and Adam Gase’s vow to improve.

Robby Sabo

Another day, another afternoon jampacked with New York Jets information. Who could expect anything less from a squad dealing with so many injuries while looking to improve to 1-3?

The big-boy news of the afternoon places a spotlight on the franchise arm. Sam Darnold has been cleared for non-contact participation and will begin throwing on Monday, Jets head coach Adam Gase announced via a conference call.

Whether or not No. 14 straps it up for the Philadelphia Eagles remains in doubt. In fact, Gase admits the situation isn’t what he had hoped for heading into the new workweek.

“It’s not an ideal situation,” Gase admitted on the Darnold front.

Doctors are still working with the kid on pretty much an hourly basis while monitoring his spleen. The cut-off point during the week (as per naming a Week 5 starter) wasn’t set in stone by Gase, but it’s certain he has identified one.

Other Injuries

Good news actually hit the headlines on Monday in the form of Quinnen Williams. The Jets first-round rookie is officially back after dealing with an ankle that’s kept him out of the last two contests.

Demaryius Thomas is “trending in the right direction,” as per the head coach. He’s looking at a practice return day of Wednesday or Thursday.

Josh Bellamy’s status is completely “up in the air,” and is listed as week-to-week. Jordan Jenkins’s status hasn’t changed. He’s still listed as week-to-week with the calf that forced him to exit Monday Night Football two weeks ago.

C.J. Mosley is also progressing, but his status for Sunday is still very much in doubt. Mosley can run straight-lines with no issues. It’s the cutting and angles that still can’t be performed that are holding him back.

“I’ve made a lot of progress,” Mosley proclaimed via conference call. “(I’m) taking it day-by-day, because I don’t want to make it worse than it already is.”

Adam Gase Reflects

Unlike the Monday after Week 1, Adam Gase’s cool, calm and collected demeanor took center stage. The week off seemingly allowed the Jets head man to fully assess the situation.

When asked what he could do better moving forward, Gase pointed to the route concepts. He believes working towards primary receiver space is a shining example.

“Making sure that the QBs first (primary) read is open,” Gase cited as an area of coaching improvement.

Additionally, the five starting offensive linemen are on notice. It’s no secret the Jets O-line is one of the worst-performing groups in the NFL over the first quarter of the season. Gase publicly announced the search is on per finding the five right individuals.

“There are definitely some things we need to clean up,” Adam Gase said when addressing on the offensive line.

“We have to figure out who the best five guys are.”

Sam Darnold's Anxiousness

Sam Darnold, while cleared for non-contact, is still chomping at the bit to officially return.

“I’m super anxious to return,” Darnold said.

Interestingly, the kid feels 100 percent, and, in his mind, is ready to roll. It’s the reason why this situation is so tricky.

“That what makes me the most anxious, feeling 100 percent yet not having the ability to play,” Darnold said.

If only the kid’s spleen felt the same way.

The 0-3 New York Jets remain in search of their first victory of the 2019 campaign. To accomplish the goal, they’ll have to knock off a tough 2-2 Eagles squad this Sunday in Philadelphia.

Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (Sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]jetsxfactor.com