The New York Jets lost in embarrassing fashion to the Los Angeles Chargers 27-6 on Monday night football. Going into the week 9 game, there was a lot of optimism. Aaron Rodgers was looking great in pregame. The Dolphins and Bills had lost and many were wondering whether the Jets could make their playoff dreams a reality. After an abysmal offensive performance, frustration boiled over in the postgame interviews.
A lot of frustration in the #Jets locker room because of the offensive struggles. Garrett Wilson: “If you’re not angry, something is wrong. It messes with your psyche.” Breece Hall said players have to “grow up” and do their job. Tyler Conklin said he was at a loss for words.
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) November 7, 2023
New York Jets Stars Frustrated After Week 9 Loss
The offensive struggles made many of the leaders of the team frustrated. Garrett Wilson said, “If you’re not angry, something is wrong. It messes with your psyche.” The star receiver had a solid game catching seven passes for 80 yards but it didn’t result in any points. Breece Hall said players need to “grow up” and tight end Tyler Conklin was at a loss for words. Zach Wilson struggled again and it now seems to be finally coming to a head. It doesn’t help that this game was nationally televised so everyone got to witness this offensive performance. I understand the frustration but also can’t help but wonder, how did they not see this coming?
Saw This Coming
Did anyone watch the week 8 game against the New York Giants? Wilson was 17/36 for 240 yards and a touchdown. After a first-quarter touchdown, the offense managed six points. The team almost lost to Tommy Devito. What made anyone think that tonight was going to suddenly be a high-level offensive performance? The Jets are the same team as last year. They have an ultra-talented defense that can keep them in games. That can only take them so far. If the team finds itself behind, the comeback potential is zero because Wilson cannot lead the offense on consistent scoring drives.
The New York Jets are holding out hope that Rodgers can save the offense. If, and that’s a big if, he comes back, will it be too late to save the season?