Sabo's Sessions, Sam Darnold
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Sam Darnold, Adam Gase and the New York Jets offense struggled mightily against the Buffalo Bills in their Week 1 matchup.

The New York Jets tallied a grand total of four yards on their first three offensive possessions. It, of course, yielded three-straight three and outs.

Jets fans are used to offensive ineptness. Sam Darnold’s struggles are something they do not want to get used to.

Darnold may have played his worst professional game on Sunday, in his team’s 27-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Finishing 21 of 35 for 215 yards, a touchdown and a terrible interception, the third-year quarterback missed guys early and put forth troubling decision-making all afternoon.

Although the entirety of Jets fandom will scream over Adam Gase’s play-calling, that was far from the biggest issue. Get on Gase about his team’s overall preparedness and Darnold’s development, but do not gloss over the fact the kid quarterback played horribly.

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Sabo’s Sessions breaks down (video above) Darnold’s misses early in the contest and looks through a few questionable decisions, including the wide receiver screen to Jamison Crowder near the end of the first half.

The Crowder touchdown featured one of the positives of the day. Upping the tempo, Darnold and the Jets took advantage of a Bills defense playing seven at the line (and eventually brining an all-out pressure). Aside from that and a two-minute drive, it was tough-sledding.

The 0-1 New York Jets will now welcome in an 0-1 San Francisco 49ers team to MetLife Stadium next Sunday. The reigning NFC champs dropped a tough one to the NFC West rival Arizona Cardinals in Week 1.

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Robby Sabo is a co-founder, developer and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor | Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]jetsxfactor.com

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rags11
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rags11

Every time I listen to someone it’s always Adam Gase fault. Sam had a poor game. Give it time.

Losmeister
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Losmeister

looks like Sam’s ceiling will be andy dalton…..