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When key players want to change teams, blame the teams not the players

Khalil Mack wanted out of Oakland. He got what he wanted. Antonio Brown wanted out of Pittsburgh. Then he wanted out of Oakland. He got what he wanted, both times. Minkah Fitzpatrick wanted out of Miami. He got what he wanted. Jalen Ramsey wants out of Jacksonville. He may get what he wants. Other great [more]

Sam Darnold says doctors estimating Week Five return

Jets quarterback Sam Darnold won’t be back with the team for this Sunday’s game against the Patriots, but he doesn’t expect to be out too much longer than that due to mononucleosis. Darnold appeared on 98.7 ESPN New York on Tuesday and said that his goal is to be in the lineup for the Jets’ [more]

Freddie Kitchens wants Baker Mayfield taking fewer hits

The Jets lost their starting quarterback who had been their backup quarterback before Monday night. They will start a third quarterback in three games this week. The Browns got out of Monday night’s game with a victory and a healthy quarterback, but coach Freddie Kitchens wants to make sure Baker Mayfield stays that way the [more]

Patriots surge to 22.5-point favorites over Jets

With Sam Darnold and Trevor Siemian out, the Jets are down and out. In the eyes of Las Vegas. The spread for the Week Three game between New England and New York has moved all the way to 22.5 points, via David Purdum of Coupled with the Cowboys favored by 21.5 points over the [more]

Jamal Adams: I’m just focused on this team

In 2019, who a player does or doesn’t follow on social media becomes fodder for conversations and that’s what happened with Jets safety Jamal Adams on Tuesday. Adams reportedly unfollowed the Jets on Instagram in the wake of Monday night’s 23-3 loss to the Browns. Adams was on the bench for the final five plays [more]

Jets QB Trevor Siemian out for the year

If the Jets are going to escape the “world of suck,” they’re going to have to do it without backup quarterback Trevor Siemian. Jets coach Adam Gase just announced that Siemian was out for the year after leaving last night’s game with an ankle injury. Siemian needs surgery to repair torn ligaments he suffered against [more]

DirecTV will televise 11 Thursday night games in 4K

For those, like me, who rushed to get a DirecTV 4K receiver several years ago only to wonder when anything worth watching in 4K would be televised in that format, the answer has finally arrived. DirecTV has announced that 11 Thursday Night Football games will be broadcast in the vastly superior format, beginning with the [more]

Jamal Adams unfollows Jets on Instagram

On the surface, it feels stupid, petty, and foolish to track the social-media habits of pro athletes. At a deeper level, gestures like unfollowing the team and/or removing any reference to it from the bio provide important glimpses into a player’s mindset. The latest player who may be thinking about moving on from the team [more]

Jets tackle: “We’re in the world of suck right now”

For generations, football coaches have conditioned players to speak in meaningless cliches, to offer little in the way of insight, and less in the way of art. Kelvin Beachum has resisted that urge. Despite spending eight years in a league that hates clarity and beauty of language, the Jets offensive tackle is nothing less than [more]

Myles Garrett happy about sacks, disappointed by penalties

Browns defensive end Myles Garrett said this offseason that he felt limited while playing in the defense put together by Gregg Williams in Cleveland and that he was looking forward to more freedom this season. Williams now runs the defense for the Jets, so he got to see the freer Garrett in person on Monday [more]

Adam Gase: We have a long way to go

The Jets are 0-2 after watching third-string quarterback Luke Falk finish out a 23-3 loss to the Browns that felt like a much more lopsided blowout given how little chance they had to come out on front against Cleveland. Injuries have knocked several starters out of the lineup, the offensive line was a sieve, the [more]

Trumaine Johnson benched, won’t ask for trade

The Jets continue to distance themselves from deals made by the previous administration, though they aren’t out from under the financial burden of this one. Via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets benched cornerback Trumaine Johnson last night, in favor of Nate Hairston. That would be Johnson, of the five-year, $72.5 million [more]

Odell Beckham Jr. gets his shots in at Gregg Williams, the Giants

With one big play, Odell Beckham Jr. was able to get his revenge. On the defensive coordinator who mocked him last week, and the team he clearly believes held him back. Beckham’s 89-yard touchdown was the highlight of the Browns 23-3 win over the Jets Monday, and allowed the new Cleveland wide receiver to get [more]

Odell Beckham said he was dealing with cramps with early trip to locker room

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. made an early departure for the locker room prior to halftime of Monday night’s 23-3 win over the New York Jets. Beckham returned for the second half and finished the night with six catches for 161 yards and a touchdown  However, he said he was dealing with hamstring [more]

Odell Beckham, Nick Chubb carry Browns to 23-3 win over banged up Jets

Playing a depleted New York Jets team was just what the Cleveland Browns needed to bounce back from a disappoint showing against the Tennessee Titans in their season opener last week. Odell Beckham Jr. caught six passes for 161 yards and a touchdown and Nick Chubb added another score on the ground as the Browns [more]

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