Strange Jets benching leaves Darnold with makeshift O-line

Strange Jets benching leaves Darnold with makeshift O-line
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Strange Jets benching leaves Darnold with makeshift O-line

Unusual Jets benching leaves Darnold with makeshift O-line


The Jets had all of their beginning broad receivers along with Sam Darnold for the primary time however couldn’t get their beginning offensive line on the market.

The Jets had a backup at left guard and a third-string proper sort out beginning within the 20-3 loss to the Dolphins.

The largest shock was left guard Alex Lewis being declared inactive. Lewis was not injured, and it seems he was sat down as a disciplinary measure.

“It was a workforce determination to make him inactive. It’s non-injury associated,” Jets coach Adam Gase mentioned.

When requested if it was disciplinary, Gase mentioned: “We’re going to deal with every thing internally.”

Lewis was listed as questionable on Friday after being restricted in apply for a non-injury purpose.

Pat Elflein, who the Jets simply claimed from the Vikings, began rather than Lewis. Elflein first practiced with the Jets on Wednesday. Conor McDermott began at proper sort out rather than George Fant, who missed the sport with ankle and knee accidents. Backup Chuma Edoga was additionally inactive with a sprained ankle.

This was the Jets’ sixth totally different beginning offensive line this season.

“It’s robust,” proper guard Greg Van Roten mentioned. “You wish to play the identical 5 guys all yr as a result of that’s the way you get in a rhythm. That’s the way you keep constant. It means you’re wholesome. While you’re taking part in guys that you just simply signed, it’s robust.”

Van Roten mentioned the gamers simply discovered on Saturday that Lewis wouldn’t be beginning.

Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki didn’t assume a lot of how the Jets performed protection in opposition to them, particularly WR DeVante Parker, who had eight catches for 119 yards.

“DeVante in the present day, what number of instances are you going to play in man protection?” Gesicki mentioned. “Like, why are you doing that? Play Cowl 2 or one thing else as a result of DeVante is, he’s going to run, he’s going to get on the man’s hip, the ball’s going to be back-shoulder, he’s going to catch it, and he’s not going to say something when he celebrates. … So DeVante goes to have his eight for [119], and we’re simply going to go about our day.”

The Jets had been outscored, 44-3, of their two conferences with the Dolphins this yr. The Jets have now misplaced six of their final seven conferences with the Dolphins. … LB Blake Cashman left the sport with a hamstring damage, a problem that has plagued him for many of the yr.

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