The offensive line for the New York Jets is taking the blame for the team’s rough 0-3 start to the 2019 regular season.
A few things have gone south for the New York Jets thus far in the 2019 regular season. Well, more than a few. Their starting quarterback has been out for multiple weeks with mononucleosis, their newly-acquired star running back has underachieved, and their star safety has caused social media-related drama. All of it has contributed to an 0-3 start for Gang Green.
Through all that, the offensive line has been very subpar as well. They’re tied for 27th in the NFL with 13 sacks allowed through the three matchups they’ve partaken in. As this team heads into Philadehplhia for their Week 5 game, the offensive line knows they need to step up from here on out.
“It’s always been on us,” left tackle Kelvin Beachum said, per Mark Cannizzaro of the New York Post. “As an offensive lineman, you understand that you don’t get credit when you win and you get all the [blame] when you lose. We accept that. We signed up for this. It’s up to us to go out and execute.”
“We can’t salvage those three [losses] in one game,” Beachum added. “We can’t get into trying to press. At the end of the day, we’re all playing for one another. All of our hopes and dreams are intertwined.”
The offensive line won’t have the most difficult assignment this weekend, as the Eagles pass rush has totaled just three sacks on the year. Regardless, the Jets will have a tough task overall. This Philly team is coming off a big Week 4 win in Green Bay.