Blewett's Blitz, Sam Darnold
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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold just isn’t reading NFL defenses in the most elementary way, as evidenced by the Seattle Seahawks loss.

Joe Blewett

The New York Jets have reached another new and obvious low point. Their 40-3 shellacking at the hands of Jamal Adams and his Seattle Seahawks put the Jets on full display for all the wrong reasons this past Sunday.

Perhaps that’s what happens the week after giving up one of the most inexplicable touchdowns in recent football memory (the Henry Ruggs III MetLife miracle). Or, maybe Gregg Williams‘s firing was bound to turn one of the league’s worst defenses into the undoubted worst unit in football overnight.

Either way, the team put up a wash of a performance.


Leading the charge was third-year quarterback Sam Darnold, a man who finished the game with just 132 yards and no touchdowns to no interceptions on 14 of 26 passing. The fact he finished the contest with no interceptions is a mini-miracle in itself, as he had three of them dropped.

Adams had a chance to snag one as he lurked underneath on one particular play. Darnold looked right and threw the ball on the inn-cut only to see it smack Adams right between the numbers and fall incomplete.

The kid simply isn’t reading defenses even at an elementary level right now. His fundamentals are nonexistent, his confidence is totally gone, and what he’s seeing downfield doesn’t match up to reality.

Blewett’s Blitz breaks down the Jets-Seahawks film with a focus on Sam Darnold’s inability to read NFL defenses.

***Below is the full Blewett’s Blitz episode (available to subscribers only). Click here for the YouTube version.


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Dark Demonik

Jets need to do massive research on the next QB… they have missed on every QB since Chad Pennington that pick was made 20 years ago since they HIT on a QB was you born yet Joe? But seriously they need to hit on HC and QB