The Jets have been gearing up for their Week 2 cross-country trip to the Black Hole. Traveling to Oakland is somewhat of a homecoming for Pro Bowl defensive lineman Leonard Williams, who will have 25-30 of his friends and family in attendance on Sunday. Williams spent a chunk of the offseason in Northern California training, meditating and spending time with Hall of Fame safety Ronnie Lott.
The Jets didn't come back from Buffalo with their desired outcome and head coach Todd Bowles said the team has to execute better on both sides of the ball. However, there were still positive takeaways from Week 1. Second-year cornerback Juston Burris registered his first pick of the 2017 season, rookie safety Jamal Adams had an "outstanding" debut and kicker Chandler Catanzaro nailed 48- and 52-yard field goals.
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Just the Beginning
Though all emotions for the players were high on Sunday, Jets rookie outside linebacker Dylan Donahue shed a tear prior to his first professional regular season game. The Green & White had six of their nine rookies suit up on Sunday as CB Derrick Jones and TE Jordan Leggett were inactive, and CB Jeremy Clark is on the Active/Non-Football Injury list.
Turn the Page
The Green & White have a tough task this week against the Raiders, a team that some pundits believe could represent the AFC in the Super Bowl this year. Jets starting left tackle Kelvin Beachum said the O-line needs to establish a run game in order to put the team in a position to win and numerous players have stressed early-down success in order to avoid third-and-long situations.
Offensive coordinator John Morton believed McCown played well against Buffalo, but said the entire unit needs to improve. Morton is also excited to travel to Oakland, the place he started his coaching career. The playbook could open up a little bit this Sunday because the new Jets pass catchers e.g. Jermaine Kearse, Jeremy Kerley and Will Tye have had more time to learn the system.