Sam Darnold and the New York Jets struggle mightily against the Miami Dolphins, while the youngsters show progress.
Sam Darnold didn’t have fun last Sunday. Returning from a two-game absence courtesy of a reaggravated shoulder injury, the New York Jets quarterback extended his streak of games with no passing touchdowns to an incredible four. And in today’s NFL, that’s nearly an impossible feat.
The Miami Dolphins secondary really played well, but the Jets quarterback was much worse. After a decent first drive, he just couldn’t beat man coverage all afternoon. Brian Flores’s defense was too much.
While Darnold struggled, however, some of the Jets’ youngsters featured more progress.
Mekhi Becton continues his Pro Bowl-caliber season on the left side of the team’s offensive line. He locked up a solid Dolphins edge game and continued to pave ways for Jet backs on the ground.
Quinnen Williams flashed yet again. Racking up 1.5 sacks, three quarterback hits, two pass deflections and seven total tackles, the Jets’ second-year defensive tackle is en route to elite interior defensive line status.
Elsewhere, cornerback Bryce Hall played decently. Although he relented a few completions, his competitiveness and technique were on full display at MetLife Stadium. His situational awareness continues to impress.
Lastly, young Denzel Mims didn’t put up a monster game—67 yards on four receptions—but he showcased some excellent stuff from a catch radius perspective. Once the kid learns the intricacies of the professional route-running game, the Baylor product has a chance to become something special.
All of that and more on the latest Blewett’s Blitz film breakdown: