Rookie wide receiver Denzel Mims is healthy and should be targeted often in the offense.
The Jets are selling and want to get a look at their young group of players. Mims could start to get more significant work, much like La'Mical Perine is perhaps starting to get at running back. Many players on the current roster were not hand-picked by GM Joe Douglas. They’re from the past regime. If Douglas can get more draft capital by dealing some players that he didn’t acquire and aren’t in his plans, he won’t hesitate to make a move.
Through seven games, and a 5-2 record, the Chicago offense ranks 27th in points per game (19.7), 30th in yards per play (4.8), 30th in yards per run (3.8), 29th in yards per pass (5.6), 30th on third-down conversions (35.1%) and 29th in red zone efficiency (47.6%), the story said. Foles is the 27th-ranked NFL passer in terms of QBR (46.2), the story added.
“He’s done everything that he needs to do,” Indianapolis running backs coach Tom Rathman said. “It’s just about getting experience. The more he gets, the better he’s going to be.”
Taylor's numbers have been pretty good the past four games the author pointed out. The rookie is the one keeping the rushing attack afloat right now, according to the story. Taylor has rushed 54 times for 244 yards over the past four games, a 4.5-per-carry average that dwarfs the rest of the running game. Over the same four-game span, backups Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines have produced just 107 yards on 39 carries, an ugly 2.7 yards per carry. Despite fumbling issues in college and not being known as a pass catcher, Taylor hasn't fumbled this season and is third on the team in receptions.