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ICYMI: Jets Preparing Like Backs Are Against Wall

Posted Oct 6, 2017

Green & White Travel to Cleveland and Look to Extend Winning Streak


The Jets are set to hit the road for the first time in three weeks as the team will travel to Cleveland for a date with the Browns. Even though the Green & White are riding high following a two-game homestand, head coach Todd Bowles said his team can’t get big-headed because 2-2 is “nothing to brag about.” After a Week 4 OT triumph over Jacksonville in a contest that could’ve gone either way, Bowles has shifted the focus to closing out games.

“You have to prepare like your back is against the wall every single game,” offensive coordinator John Morton said. “You have to do that. That’s the way the head coach has been doing it and that’s the way I’ve been doing it. Making sure these guys know this is going to be a dogfight. It’s going to be a dogfight because they’re a good team.”


Going for Three in a Row
Even though the Browns are 0-4, Bowles said every team in the NFL is dangerous. It’s likely that the No. 1 overall pick from April’s draft, Myles Garrett, will make his debut against the Jets. Look for the Green & White to ride their running backs, who combined for 256 yards on 31 carries for an average of 8.3 yards per rush against the Jags. This is the first time in franchise history the Jets are coming off a game with more than two 60-yard scoring runs.

The Jets defense should have opportunities to create turnovers as Browns rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer has tossed eight interceptions through four games. Kizer is a talented thrower, who can extend plays and make the defense with pay his legs if he breaks contain.


Familiar Faces
Starting quarterback Josh McCown and inside linebacker Demario Davis know a thing or two about the Dawg Pound. McCown spent 2015-16 with the Browns and Davis was there last season.




Injury Update



With Roberts out and Burris questionable, four-year veteran CB Marcus Williams could see more playing time. 

"You have to treat it the same and just play your game," Williams said. "For me, I just have to prepare every single day to my best, go out there and do the best I can."

Rookie CB Derrick Jones, a sixth-round pick, could also be active for the first time this season on Sunday.

 


 


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