On the sixth play of the Jets’ opening drive Saturday night, Robby Anderson pennyless divided from the crowd and jogged to the distant right side of the margin at MetLife Stadium. The second-year receiver looked forward at Titans cornerback Logan Ryan and done his pre-snap read. He beheld Ryan personification off-coverage and saw an event for a big play.
Josh McCown took the snap, and Anderson sprinted ahead, leaving Ryan in his tracks. McCown stepped up and unleashed a mountainous chuck down the right sideline that floated in between Ryan and haven Kevin Byard and into the watchful arms of Anderson, who fought for the finish section but was tackled out of finish two yards brief for a 53-yard gain. Two plays later, Charone Peake held a four-yard TD pass.
If the Jets offense is going to be anywhere close to adequate this deteriorate — which is a lofty idea — Anderson must have a dermatitis campaign. And he showed signs of that ability Saturday night in a 7-3 preseason feat over the Titans. Anderson finished with 3 catches for 71 yards. He was towering to the top of the abyss draft at receiver last week after Quincy Enunwa was placed on harmed haven since of a prominent front in his neck.
“Speed is a reward in this league, and he has it in droves and he can really roll,” McCown pronounced of Anderson. “So when you have that kind of speed, the sky’s the extent for you, really.”
Anderson assimilated the Jets as an undrafted free agent last open and held 42 passes for 587 yards and two TDs in his rookie season. Now he’s the second-most gifted receiver on the active roster. After Saturday’s win, Anderson gave credit to McCown for the prolonged completion. “He forsaken a dime,” Anderson said. “He done it easy on my partial to make that catch.”
The Jets had 9 sacks from 9 opposite players Saturday night. In standard fashion, though, Todd Bowles wasn’t impressed. “That’s not demonstrative to how they played. we got to see the film,” he said. “I suspicion some run holes were open and some people misfit some runs. But overall, they held them to 3 points. There’s things to get better at.”
No. 6 altogether collect Jamal Adams perceived his first ambience of NFL movement Saturday, but the haven was unhappy he only got to play two series.
“I was a little dissapoint that we only played a little bit. I’m so used to personification a lot, being on the field,” Adams said. “The veterans were shouting and giggling, joking about it. But I’m training from it, training from the plays on the margin that I’ve done and we’re just going to continue to get better.”
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