Garrett Wilson: We have to get better in the passing game

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Jets quarterback Zach Wilson didn’t throw three interceptions against the Patriots this Sunday, but the team’s offense was even worse than it was in their Week Eight loss to New England.

Wilson was 9-of-22 for 77 yards and the Jets picked up just 103 total yards of offense. Two of those yards came after halftime, so the lack of turnovers was hardly a reason to celebrate.

Despite the offensive ineptitude, the Jets were tied 3-3 until Marcus Jones returned Braden Mann‘s 10th punt of the day for a touchdown with five seconds left to play. Wide receiver Garrett Wilson called the offensive effort “sorry” and said that the team has to work smarter in order to make the kind of progress he believes they can make.

“We all gotta take that responsibility and build each other up. Come the right way, come ready to work, have a plan,” Wilson said in the locker room. “You can’t just be passively working and can’t just be in the facility and not know what we’re there for. I’m gonna call it like it is. We gotta find something to get better at in the passing game. We have to get better in the passing game if we want to be where we want to be at. We know we can be there, that’s the most frustrating part. We ain’t gotta be in these games like this. They didn’t even score on offense and we lost the game.”

At 6-4 and 2-2 in the AFC East, the Jets remain very much alive in the hunt for both a playoff spot and the division title but that’s not likely to remain the case if the offense keeps looking like the one that was on the field in New England on Sunday.

18 responses to “Garrett Wilson: We have to get better in the passing game

  1. It felt like that game was right there for them, for the taking. Their defense is legit. It’s gotta be frustrating to get that many stops and not be able to even muster 1 more score on offense.

    I can’t figure Wilson out. He was genuinely good against the Bills this year. Belichick always seems to confuse young QB’s. It took Manning quite a few years to figure it out against the Pats.

  2. I can’t figure Wilson out. He was genuinely good against the Bills this year. Belichick always seems to confuse young QB’s. It took Manning quite a few years to figure it out against the Pats.

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    Before 2007 AFCCG, Manning always looked Harrison and Wayne FIRST. Since 2nd half of the AFCCG, Manning started looking for other options and Belichick was never able to figure out.

    BTW, Belichick is a master of feeding on lousy QB (single digit) to show off his “greatness”.

  3. The Defense is really the only good quality of this Jest team & yes they can get better but it’ll have to be with a different group QB’s! Take a good look at Miami – their starting QB Tua looks great if he’s healthy and being protected, but if he gets hurt there’s no backup QB on that bench to bail them out & of course that goes for most teams & my Bills are no exception however with NYJ & NE their own starting QB’s aren’t cutting it!

  4. Before 2007 AFCCG, Manning always looked Harrison and Wayne FIRST. Since 2nd half of the AFCCG, Manning started looking for other options and Belichick was never able to figure out.

    BTW, Belichick is a master of feeding on lousy QB (single digit) to show off his “greatness”.

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    Joe Montana and Kurt Warner were not lousy QBs both were stopped by Belichick’s defense. I would also add, it was the rule changes by the NFL that finally made Manning get past Belichick’s defense.

  5. Joe Montana and Kurt Warner were not lousy QBs both were stopped by Belichick’s defense. I would also add, it was the rule changes by the NFL that finally made Manning get past Belichick’s defense.

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    LOL, before 2007 AFCCG, every defense in playoff suffocated Peyton, not just Belichick’s defense. So obviously, the problem is how Peyton played before 2007 AFCCG.

    Figure it out, OK? that is exactly how Joe Montana played since he had Jerry Rice, and Kurt Warner did (threw 44 times, run only 22 times though the formation of Pats defense was to stop his passing games)

  6. The Jets have a legit D but that is about all. Wilson is not a very good QB. Flacco would of done better in that game.

  7. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    November 20, 2022 at 6:59 pm
    Before 2007 AFCCG, Manning always looked Harrison and Wayne FIRST. Since 2nd half of the AFCCG, Manning started looking for other options and Belichick was never able to figure out.

    BTW, Belichick is a master of feeding on lousy QB (single digit) to show off his “greatness”.

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    Joe Montana and Kurt Warner were not lousy QBs both were stopped by Belichick’s defense. I would also add, it was the rule changes by the NFL that finally made Manning get past Belichick’s

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    BB also dismantled Montana numerous times and was carried off the field by his defense as Parcells looked on all jealous.

  8. Wilson is a punk he never takes responsibility for the loss. Start Flacco the rest of the year and see where it goes.Maybe start the White era?

  9. BB also dismantled Montana numerous times and was carried off the field by his defense as Parcells looked on all jealous.

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    He didn’t. In 2nd meeting, his defense played only 39 minutes.

  10. Wilson needs to sit the rest of the year. He looks so lost. Saleh and LaFleur need to come up with a new game plan with White at QB. LaFleur game plan and play calling has been horrible. How can it be one week, you throw to one WR and the TE’s and the following week not throw to the TE’s at all. The sad thing is that Saleh doesn’t see it, he thinks Wilson and LeFleur are doing a great job.

  11. irishdude79 says:
    November 20, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    Wilson needs to sit the rest of the year. He looks so lost. Saleh and LaFleur need to come up with a new game plan with White at QB. LaFleur game plan and play calling has been horrible. How can it be one week, you throw to one WR and the TE’s and the following week not throw to the TE’s at all. The sad thing is that Saleh doesn’t see it, he thinks Wilson and LeFleur are doing a great job.

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    Oh I bet Saleh is telling everybody behind closed doors exactly what he thinks of how they are doing.

    That’s what good leaders do. They sit someone down have a talk and say at the end of it, “You aren’t getting the job done. Do better or I’ll find someone who can.”

    They don’t go to social media or a media person to air problems and they certainly don’t throw people under the bus in public. That’s not leadership that’s trying to cover your sorry a$$ for you own failures.

    As too Wilson I have said for years you keep drafting a QB until you find your “guy” and then right after you do you start drafting his replacement. If your guy can’t handle the competition, he ain’t ‘the guy’. Regardless of how the Jets finish up this year they need to draft a QB next year and next year after that until they have ‘their guy’. And if Wilson isn’t mentally strong enough to compete, well he got very well payed for his shot and he’s the one who blew it.

  12. Before 2007 AFCCG, Manning always looked Harrison and Wayne FIRST. Since 2nd half of the AFCCG, Manning started looking for other options and Belichick was never able to figure out.

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    Belichick was 6-3 vs Manning after that game. In 5 of those games Mannings teams scored 21 points or less.

    You don’t have a clue

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