A New York Times feature on the Jets’ preparations, which was published today, offers an eye-opening look into the effort they’re putting into the trip.
The Jets do in fact have their bye following this week, but Bowles decided not to leave for London until after Thursday’s practice, which means most of the game install will be done on these shores.
The Jets and Dolphins meet up across the pond as the AFC East rivals head to Wembley Stadium in London, England on Sunday.
New York has right guard Willie Colon out with a knee sprain.
Fitzpatrick said of not leaving until Thursday and trying to become acclimated to the time change, “Both teams have to deal with going over there and do it. I think it’s even and leveled out in that regard”. “I like where I am”.
Often playing from behind, they’ve thrown the ball more than twice as much as they’ve run it, but haven’t done much damage through the air or on the ground.
But he steadfastly maintained, over and over, that facing the talented Suh and the rest of Miami’s D-Line won’t be anything out of the ordinary. You have to prepare for these things a lot in the spring.
If he’s slowed, that position takes a huge step backward because it’s questionable whether Dion Sims (concussion), who has missed the last two games, will be ready, and behind him is Jake Stoneburner.
But it isn’t any different facing Suh? “I don’t know. Take their wives to the beach?”
OK, so those answers were boring. It was easy to find him making plays all over the field and he was a big reason why the Dolphins were held to only 42 yards rushing.
The Jets had five takeaways in each of their two victories, but just one in last week’s loss to Philadelphia. And given the success that Watt has, anything you can do to emulate his health and wellness choices would seem to be in the best interest of National Football League players everywhere. Brian’s a tough guy.
Bowles joked that his advice to Winters would be, “Just eat your Wheaties”.
The Miami Dolphins shelled out $114 million Ndamukong Suh to transform the defense and the franchise into a playoff team. The lack of execution in all three phases of the game.
“He’s a great player, obviously”, Fitzpatrick said.
If that does occur, you can sure there will be “aggro” (trouble) for the offending players.
On if the team thought of departing earlier in the week for London, Bowles said, “Earlier in the spring, we did”.