Friday, November 27, 2015, 6:20pm
Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 6:15pm
Friday, November 20, 2015, 6:29pm
In the Jets’ first five games, Brandon Marshall caught 37 passes for 511 yards and four touchdowns on 53 targets, with four games of 100-plus receiving yards. The Jets were 4-1 in those games. In the four games since, he has 20 catches for 242 yards and two TDs on 43 targets, with a single 100-yard game. The Jets are 1-3 in that span.
If the Jets are going to make a legitimate run at a playoff berth, they are going to have to find a way to get Marshall back into the games, making the electrifying plays he made in the first five weeks.
“A high percentage of the time they’re doubling him and we’re trying to find ways to keep him involved,’’ Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey said. “So it’s a chess match of how they play and how we play. Hopefully, we’ll get him the opportunities to get him some more balls. We need him to be involved, to be a successful offense.
“They’re taking him away right now and we don’t have enough other people involved in the passing game to take that away from [the defenses] right now.’’
That’s been an issue. Eric Decker, who has 42 catches and leads the team with seven TDs, has been a big-time beneficiary of the attention Marshall has drawn. But after that, there is a significant fall-off, with no quality No. 3 receiver having emerged.
Marshall owned the #7 PPG average through the first six weeks. Since the double-teams started against New England (Week 7), he has been the #27 receiver on a per game basis. Meanwhile, Decker is the #11 receiver in that span.
Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:53pm
Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 6:07pm
Jets WR Eric Decker (knee) practiced fully Wednesday. Decker should be fine to play in Week 11. He has caught a touchdown in three straight games and in eight of his last nine, but he hasn’t gone over 100 yards receiving this season.
DT Kyle Williams (knee)
T Seantrel Henderson (illness), T Cyrus Kouandjio (knee)
New York Jets
S Dion Bailey (ankle), S Calvin Pryor (ankle)
CB Antonio Cromartie (quadricep), RB Bilal Powell (ankle)
CB Buster Skrine (shoulder, hand)
RB Tommy Bohanon (shoulder), TE Kellen Davis (hand), WR Eric Decker (knee), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (left thumb), RB Chris Ivory (hamstring), WR Jeremy Kerley (illness), C Nick Mangold (neck), WR Brandon Marshall (ankle, toe), CB Dexter McDougle (hand, ankle), CB Dee Milliner (wrist), RB Stevan Ridley (knee), QB Geno Smith (left shoulder)
Friday, November 6, 2015, 6:19pm
Jets WR Eric Decker (knee, probable) took full practice reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is probable for Week 9. The probable tag means that Decker is virtually certain to play.
Thursday, November 5, 2015, 6:20pm
Jets WR Eric Decker (knee) missed practice again Thursday. It’s a little worrisome that he was limited last Thursday, but missed this Thursday’s practice. The Jets play early on Sunday, which is good if this ends up being a game-time call.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 6:02pm
Friday, October 30, 2015, 6:45pm
Jets WR Eric Decker (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 8. Decker looks a little iffy for Sunday, and the Jets play late, which complicates matters. Hopefully we’ll get more clarity over the weekend.
Thursday, October 29, 2015, 6:14pm
Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 6:45pm
Friday, October 23, 2015, 7:16pm
Jets WR Eric Decker (knee, probable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 7. Decker is fine for a good matchup with the Patriots. He has found the end zone in each of his four games this season.
Thursday, October 22, 2015, 6:35pm
Jets WR Eric Decker (knee) was limited Thursday after taking full practice reps Wednesday. Midweek downgrades are usually a bad sign, but we’ll see what he’s able to do on Friday. The team may just be giving him some rest.
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