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Postby liny195 » Tue May 14, 2019 8:39 pm

Sam Darnold’s first preseason game Sometimes the difference between getting quality quarterback play and not getting quality quarterback play comes in a subtle form.With that in mind White Darron Lee Jerseys , I wanted to draw your attention to one throw Sam Darnold made on Friday night against the Falcons. What he did on this throw was easy to miss. It wasn’t a particularly important play in the game, but it is an encouraging sign to see Darnold understanding one of the subtleties of the position so soon.Darnold was looking for Tre McBride on an in breaking route.Darnold doesn’t lead McBride. The receiver has to stop to catch it rather than catching it in stride.At this point you might be wondering, “John, isn’t the quarterback supposed to hit the receiver in stride?”In many instances the answer is yes, but this is not always the case. Take a closer look at this play. There is a defender bearing down on McBride. If Darnold puts the ball further to the inside, McBride would have had a shot to catch it in stride, but the defender would have had a chance to lay a big hit on Darnold’s receiver. That is the type of thing that can result in the ball being dislodged or even injury. The receiver and defender were approximately the same distance from that spot.I hope you don’t misunderstand what I am saying here. I am not suggesting we enshrine Sam Darnold in the Hall of Fame because he completed this pass in his first preseason game.My point here is some of what separates good quarterbacks from bad quarterbacks in this league lives in the nuances of the position. It is certainly a good sign that Darnold understands something like this as he is entering the NFL.15 Instant Takeaways from the Jets-Redskins Preseason Matchup POSITIVESTeddy Bridgewater - Save for a forced downfield interception Darron Lee Jerseys 2019 , Bridgewater was absolutely tremendous. He had a great sense for the pressure, threw the ball well under duress, on the move, and from inside the pocket, consistently throwing on the money passes. He added a few plus pickups on the ground, and continued to play well after taking big hits - a huge question mark you would have liked to see him answer. Sam Darnold might be slowly seizing the starting job, but Bridgewater is proving he can still be a good starter in this league. He looked like he was playing with JV kids out there in the second half. He is better than more than a few starting quarterbacks and is quickly upping his trade value.Sam Darnold - It was a less impressive performance than his debut a week ago White Jordan Jenkins Jersey , but Sam once again looked poised and collected out there. He threw a forced interception on 4th & 1 in the red zone, but for the most part continued to look ready. His offensive line did him little favors but Darnold continued to do a great job understanding concepts and reading the field, for the most part getting the most out of what was presented to him. Bridgewater outplayed him tonight, but Darnold took another step towards starting tonight.Bilal Powell - Created a lot of yards himself after the catch and behind the line of scrimmage in the run game. Also threw a few crushing blocks in pass protection.Clive Walford - Stood out the most at tight end with a pair of first down catches created after the catch.Tre McBride - Had a pair of first down catches from Darnold. Probably the most impressive wide receiver through two games. He and Charles Johnson have blown Stewart and Hansen out of the water thus far.Charone Peake - Finally showed up with a tremendous touchdown grab from Bridgewater.Neville Hewitt - Continued to be very active defensively. Quick to the ball.Doug Middleton - Took advantage of a Washington drop for an interception. Also made a big hit in attempt to break up a TD in the end zone.Jordan Jenkins - A sack, a stuff, and two QB hits. He looked solid, getting a lot of reps with his hand in the dirt.George Atkinson - Unlikely to make the roster but played a much improved game after struggling last week. Created a lot of his own yardage in the run and pass game.Taylor Bertolet - Made two field goals and one extra point. A few close calls tonight Jordan Jenkins Jersey 2019 , but perfect through two games.NEGATIVESOffensive line - Brent Qvale and Jonotthan Harrison were terrible in their spot starts for the injured Kelvin Beachum and Brian Winters. The entire line struggled throughout the game to protect and create holes.Chad Hansen, Jordan Leggett - Hansen saw one target, seeing a nice dime down the field from Teddy Bridgewater go straight through his hands. Leggett didn’t register a target with two tight end competitors missing the game. ArDarius Stewart caught one 17-yard first down, so at least he showed up and did something. Darron Lee - Made a few fatal mistakes early in the game, making slow reads in coverage and poor gap-filling decisions against the run. Same mistakes that have plagued him throughout his early career.Most of the defense - The Jets held up in the red zone but for the most part saw their defense outplayed by the Washington offense. The Jets’ first team especially struggled. They were playing soft coverage and tackling poorly. I don’t think there was anything worrisome out of the game going forward besides Lee’s struggles with the same issues, but it was still not a great outing defensively.
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