enero 19, 2020

This isn’t exactly where the Jets expected to be right now.

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    At least David Njoku Jersey , not this way.Todd Bowles’ bunch is 1-2 after an embarrassing flop in Cleveland, falling 21-17 on Thursday night to a Browns team that hadn’t won since 2016. Two losses in five days have New York looking for answers and hoping things don’t quickly spiral before the season is even a month old.“It’s a 24-hour rule and you’ve got to have tough skin,” Bowles said Friday morning. “We’re a tough-minded team and it’s not going to drag. We’ve got a couple of days to get some rest and get some guys back and get healthy and move on to Jacksonville next week 鈥?no different from if we had won the ballgame.“We’ll be fine that way. I think we’re mentally tough.”Judging from the mistakes, penalties and missed opportunities in the Jets’ losses to Miami last Sunday and then at Cleveland, the team hasn’t backed up its coach.That assessment will certainly be tested, though. New York’s upcoming schedule includes some tough defenses 鈥?at Jacksonville, vs. Denver, vs. Indianapolis, vs. Minnesota and at Chicago 鈥?that will be licking their chops at the prospect of facing rookie quarterback Sam Darnold.“Going in, watching the schedule after he won starting job, I thought this would be his toughest game from a scheme-coverage standpoint because of the things they do on that side of the ball,” Bowles said. “I thought he handled that well.”It’s not that the No. 3 overall pick has been bad. Darnold hasn’t been particularly great, either.In the Jets’ two losses, he has one touchdown pass and four interceptions, although the two against Cleveland came late in the game while he was trying to rally New York to a comeback.“It’s not acceptable the way that I played tonight and I know that, but also take it like a man,” Darnold said after the game. “I feel like I’m responsible for some of the stagnant offense that we had. I just have to play better. That’s really it. I have to find completions and continue to do what I’ve been doing.”Darnold was 15 of 31 for 169 yards and the two INTs against Cleveland. He has said all the right things, showing the maturity of a veteran. But the 21-year-old face of the franchise is going through the rookie rollercoaster of ups and downs.“He has a fire within that you really can’t see Larry Ogunjobi Color Rush Jersey , but I thought he competed his butt off yesterday,” Bowles said. “I thought yesterday was one of his better ballgames from a mental standpoint and a toughness standpoint and a grit standpoint.”But Darnold was easily overshadowed in front of a prime-time crowd by Baker Mayfield, the No. 1 overall pick who replaced an injured Tyrod Taylor and energized the Browns while leading them to their first win since Dec. 24, 2016.While Mayfield was zipping passes all around the field, offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates seemed to play it mostly conservative with Darnold. Bowles thought the offense was “well-balanced,” but added that the Browns’ defense negated some of the Jets’ game plan in the second half.“I mean, we can run it better, we can protect better, we can run routes better and he can make some decisions better,” Bowles said. “But it’s a team effort. It’s not just Sam. From that standpoint, I’m not saying that people weren’t helping him out. We can do a better job all around helping him out.”Not committing silly penalties 鈥?on both sides of the ball 鈥?would be a start.There was Isaiah Crowell‘s touchdown celebration when he pretended to wipe his rear end with the football before firing it into the crowd, resulting in a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.Cornerback Trumaine Johnson had two penalties during one drive, including an unsportsmanlike conduct call on a third-down play when he flipped the ball to Browns receiver Jarvis Landry, and an unnecessary roughness call two plays later.Also, Mayfield was sacked on a 2-point conversion attempt at the end of the third quarter, but cornerback Morris Claiborne committed a holding penalty. The Browns converted the 2-point try, with Landry throwing to Mayfield, tying the game and shifting the momentum to Cleveland.“Well http://www.brownsfanshop.com/Austin-Seibert-Jersey , the penalties are definitely on the players,” Bowles said. “I mean, coaches can’t play for them. We understand situations and we know what to do and what not to do. Guys have got to be calmer in certain situations.”Perhaps the biggest swing came with the Jets leading 14-3 in the third period when Darnold completed a 17-yard pass to Robby Anderson, who then fumbled. The Browns kicked a field goal four plays later, making it a one-score game.“I know we have character and I know that we’ll fight and I know we have a decent team,” Bowles said. “We’ve just got to cut down and fix some things.”NOTES: WR ArDarius Stewart was re-signed to the practice squad after being waived earlier in the week. Stewart was a third-round pick out of Alabama last year. To make room, WR Deontay Burnett was released. … Bowles said there were no major injuries coming out of the game.___ TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Hue Jackson figured there was no way the Cleveland Browns were going to lose.Not on a 59-yard field goal in overtime.The coach was surprised the Tampa Bay Buccaneers even gave Chandler Catanzaro the opportunity, risking giving his team a shot to win with time running down in the extra period.“I said there was no way he’d make that, and he did,” Jackson said Sunday. “So they won.”The longest ever kick in OT barely cleared the cross bar, ending Tampa Bay’s three-game losing streak.Catanzaro missed an extra point in the first half and watched a potential game-winning 40-yard field goal sail wide right on the final play of regulation.“I stuck to my same routine. The most important thing is not to try to change things too much,” Catanzaro said. “I know I just left the first kick out there a little bit to the right, and I just needed to trust it. So, that’s what I told myself.”The Bucs recovered Jabrill Peppers‘ fumble on a punt return near midfield, and Jameis Winston shrugged off sacks on consecutive plays before throwing 14 yards to DeSean Jackson to give Catanzaro a chance to win it.The kicker was confident he would redeem himself.“I think it’s part of my DNA. I’ve always kind of found a way to bounce back,” Catanzaro said. “I rarely miss two in a row. Even if it’s from 59, I was just looking for a shot. If it was from 66 Sheldrick Redwine Jersey , I would have tried it.”Baker Mayfield rallied the Browns (2-4-1) from a 14-point deficit, using Nick Chubb’s 1-yard TD and a 16-yard scoring throw to Jarvis Landry to pull even.The No. 1 overall draft pick completed 23 of 34 passes for 215 yards, two TDs and no interceptions.The Browns defense scored a safety, forced four turnovers and sacked Winston four times.It wasn’t quite enough to get Cleveland over the hump in its fourth overtime game of the season.“It’s very frustrating any time you lose, especially because you could have done a lot of things better. That seems to be the moral of the season,” Mayfield said, adding that he also was surprised the Bucs went for the 59-yarder at the end.“I’m thinking if he doesn’t make it, we’re getting the ball at midfield, we have less than 20 yards until our kicker is in comfortable reaching distance,” the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner said. “That’s a great kick. You don’t see that very often.”Some things to know about the Browns and Buccaneers:WORKING OTCleveland has played four overtime games this season — most for a team since Arizona won all four it played in 2011, and tied for second-most in NFL history. The record is five in a season, set by Green Bay in 1983.The Browns, 1-2-1 in OT this year, don’t have a road victory since winning in overtime at Baltimore on Oct. 11, 2015.The Detroit Lions also dropped 24 in a row away from home from 2001-03.The next opportunity to end the skid is next Sunday at Pittsburgh.BETTER ‘DTampa Bay stopped a three-game losing streak that cost former defensive coordinator Mike Smith his job last week. The Bucs entered Sunday allowing a league-worst 34.6 points per game, ranked 31st in total defense, and dead last against the pass. They sacked Mayfield five times and allowed a season-low 305 yards in their debut under Smith’s replacement, former linebackers coach Mark Duffner.“Every win is different http://www.brownsfanshop.com/Sione-Takitaki-Jersey , but this one felt good,” defensive end Carl Nassib said.INCREASED WORKLOADCleveland’s decision to trade leading rusher Carolos Hyde to Jacksonville for a fifth-round draft choice was driven by a desire to give rookie Nick Chubb more touches and also get Duke Johnson, one of the team’s top playmakers, more involved.Chubb, who came in averaging 10.8 yards per carry, finished with 80 yards rushing on 18 attempts. He was targeted twice on passes, but did not have a catch.“I thought he did well,” Jackson said, noting the rookie also had one big gainer called back because of one of 14 penalties assessed the Browns.“We had way too many penalties … offensively and defensively,” the coach said. “We have got to get that squared away.”FAMOUS JAMEISWinston completed 32 of 52 passes for 365 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in his first home start since returning from serving a three-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct penalty. He also led the Bucs in rushing with 55 yards on 10 attempts, including a 14-yard TD run to make it 16-2 midway through the second quarter.“It’s huge to get a big win, especially here (at home),” Winston said. “This is a tough league, so you get a win any way you possibly can get it. We can play better, especially myself. But when you win, everything is better.”

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