A little respite for the Jets’ overmatched secondary


Eventually there was some momentum on the Jets side.

Although he fully outplayed the first half of Sunday afternoon, he only followed the Bills with a touchdown.

Then Josh Allen and Stephen Diggs went to work against a poor secondary. The game was no longer in doubt.

Allen found Diggs on the left sideline on a 57-yard catch and the two reconnected after four plays, setting the tone for the Bills’ 45-17 emasculation at MetLife Stadium.

At full strength, the secondary of the jets is predicted to be a major weakness, and it is nowhere near full strength. Early defensive backs Marcus Maye and LaMarcus Joyner are both out for the season. Early cornerback Brandin Echols suffered a quad injury in defeat and his condition is uncertain. And the unit seems to be getting worse. Allen threw for 366 yards and two touchdowns a week after Carson Wentz threw for 272 yards and three scores. In their previous four games, the Jets have allowed an average of 43.7 points.

Stephen Diggs had his way with the Jets Secondary on Sunday.
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“It’s concerning. We need healthy bodies,” coach Robert Saleh said of his secondary, which is third-worst in the passing yardage per game (274.9). “As a coach, we have to find a way to help these guys get a little better. We’re going to get it and get ready for Miami [next Sunday]. “

The Jets had no answer for Pro Bowl receiver Diggs, who didn’t have a particularly strong year entering Sunday. He entered eight contests with a 100-yard receiving game. But against the Jets, he went for 162 yards on eight receptions. Strangely enough, the Jets were incompatible with their best cornerback, Bryce Hall, Diggs, who left the second-year cornerback Javelin Guidry even after Echols left the game.

“We’re not a matching team,” Saleh said. “There are a lot of different things at play when Diggs lined up in some places and started chasing a player who isn’t your style, when you start doing it and try to travel and figure out a match point of view. Get caught

The Jets’ defense has caught up a lot lately – giving up an average of 40 points in its last four games.

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