Jets vs Browns Last-Minute Look; Shorthanded Jets in for a Long Night

There’s no shortage of story lines this Monday night as the Jets prepare to take on the Cleveland Browns.  You can take a look at our game preview and a story on the Gregg Williams/Odell Beckham controversy here, but there are also a few more tidbits to pass along.

  • The Jets are officially the walking wounded (and suspended).  Here we are, a day shy of their week two contest, and they’ll be without the following players that were heavily counted on as training camp got under way.
    • QB Sam Darnold (mononucleosis)
    • ILB CJ Mosley (Hamstring)
    • ILB Avery Williamson (IR)
    • WR Quincy Enunwa (IR)
    • DT Quinnen Williams (Ankle)
    • TE Chris Herndon (suspended)
  • If the offensive line doesn’t play better or if things just get out of hand on the scoreboard, Jets fans could see two quarterbacks make their debuts.  Trevor Siemian will start and has a couple dozen NFL starts under his belt.  His backup, Luke Falk, has never taken an NFL snap.  A collegiate star just a coupe of years ago, Falk completed 68% of his passes at Washington State where he also had a 3-1 TD to INT ratio.  Falk has been elevated from the practice squad to back up Siemian.
  • The Jets currently have just five wide receivers on the active roster and one of them is dealing with a balky hamstring (Demaryius Thomas).  The injury report was a disaster all-around.  It might be in the team’s best interest to elevate an additional wide receiver from the practice squad along with Falk.

  •  The Jets opened some eyes when they decided to carry nine defensive linemen after setting their final 53.  It was supposed to be for a heavy rotation of D-linemen but only five were active in week one.  They’re still carrying nine.  How many suit up on Monday?
  • The Jets will need to get pressure on Baker Mayfield if they have any chance to stay in this game.  Jordan Jenkins did a nice job in week one.  If he can keep that up, it will make life easier on Gregg Williams’ defense.

 

Author: Glenn Naughton

Glenn was Born in the Bronx, New York and has followed the Jets religiously despite being stationed in several different countries and time zones around the world. He now resides in England and has been a JetNation member since 2005. Glenn will bleed green with the rest of us through the highs and lows.