Gase Looking to Avoid Another Blowout Loss; Jets vs Jaguars Preview
Jets head coach Adam Gase hopes to avoid being on the short end of another blowout loss as the Jets travel to Jacksonville to take on Doug Marrone and the Jaguars. Dating back to his time with the Dolphins, Gase has seen his teams lose 12 of their last 16 games, and has his offense scoring fewer than 7 points per game this season.
Adam Gase’s offense rankings:
Offense scoring by game:
41 points in 6 games (6.8 ppg)
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) October 22, 2019
What does Gase have to do to get his offense to break the 7 point mark against the Jaguars? Let’s take a look.
LT Chuma Edoga vs OLB Josh Allen:
The player that many Jets fans wanted on draft day is off to a great start as a campaign with five sacks so far this season in Allen. Edoga will be making his second career start at left tackle and is likely to struggle against Allen the same way many other have. If Jacksonville looks to overload the left side and the Jets fail to adjust (again), look for Allen to have a multi-sack game.
RG Brian Winters vs DL Calais Campbell:
Winters has struggled this season and the Jags will look to get pressure up the middle against Winters. The Jets could always lend Winters a hand with Ryan Kalil on some double teams, but does anybody honestly believe Kalil can block anyone at this point? Campbell is a high-level interior defender who should be licking his chops for this match up.
WR Robby Anderson vs CB DJ Hayden:
Earlier in the week Hayden said he hoped Sam Darnold was still “seeing ghosts” because he can use a couple of interceptions. It’s entirely possible that Anderson will continue to be an afterthought in Adam Gase’s offense, but if the Jets do look to target the speedster, he’s good enough to beat just about any corner assigned to him.
DL Leonard Williams vs RB Leonard Fournette:
Williams has been very good over the past two weeks ever since trade rumors surfaced involving the defensive lineman. He’s one of the Jets better run defenders up front and will play a key role in trying to slow down the powerful Fournette who is averaging 5.0 yards per carry this season.
Adam Gase vs Doug Marrone:
Marrone was rumored to be the Jets top choice for their head coaching vacancy when they opted instead to go with Todd Bowles. Despite infinitely more talent on his roster last season, Marrone was no better than Bowles. With quarterback Garnder Minshew shocking the league with his play, he might save Marrone’s job. Gase brings his career record of 24-30 to Jacksonville where he’ll hope to get his offense going and perhaps even avoid a loss.
When the dust settles, we’re going to say the Jets fall in this one as the Jags take it 27-10, but the good news is that Gase puts together a drive the ends in a touchdown.