Posted by Daniel Feuerstein Posted on 1:08:00 AM with No comments
After all the issues the Jets have had off the field with Sheldon Richardson and IK Enemkpali's sucker punch breaking Geno Smith's jaw in two places. New head coach Todd Bowles finally got his first Pre-Season game under his belt with a 23-3 loss at Ford Field against the Detroit Lions.
There were some good moments from the Jets in this first pre-season game, but on the opening drive the starters on defense allowed the Lions to march down the field and Golden Tate was able to score a 35 yard grab and run into the end zone for the touchdown.
While the Lions look to be a solid playoff team this season, the Jets had some decent moments with Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB in their opening drive as he marched the team down the field, but ended with the only score of the game as Nick Folk converted a 34yd field goal. But there was a moment in the game where Bowles had a 4th & 1 call and decided to go for it and converted it with a 4yd run by Chris Ivory.
But the real questions are going to come on depth as well as can this defense that looks stacked and nasty handle the four game loss and possibly more as Richardson will be missing in action on his suspension and what could happen on his arrest that he kept quiet on.
Yes this is the first pre-season game for Bowles and his team, but what I saw on the sidelines is a man that has so far looked comfortable wearing the headset as the main man for the first time in his career. We shall see what will happen at the start of the regular season, but right now Bowles looks to be calm, cool & collected.