LeSean McCoy Injury: Bills RB Leaves Game Holding Wrist
Sep 11 2017 by Johnnie Parsons
If the Jets are to win, McCown needs to use his leadership and savvy to take advantage of the inexperienced secondary of the Bills. The Bills kicked off the fourth quarter by continuing to add to their lead.
The Jets aren't the only franchise believed to be as earnest about winning in 2017 as Sylvester Stallone is when he claims he's made the last Rocky movie.
On third down, the Jets had a conversion rate of only 28 percent compared with the Bills' 47 percent. Down nine points with 4:27 left and facing fourth-and-8 from the NY 47, Bowles punted. The Jets are one awful football team that might not win a game all season. That makes six straight years that NY has missed the postseason.
"If we can't run the ball and can't stop the run, we're going to have a problem", Jets coach Todd Bowles said.
Here's Bowles' logic: The Jets had their full complement of time outs. However, disaster struck after they reached the Jets 2-yard-line.
In a black-and-white world, it makes some sense. It is too early to say the Bills will be better than where most projected them to finish. Eighteen of their 72 plays went for at least 10 yards. The 38-year-old McCown played fairly well in the second half of last season with the Cleveland Browns, throwing for 1,100 yards in five games, but NY lost emerging receiver Quincy Enunwa to a season-ending neck injury in the offseason, leaving aging running back Matt Forté and all-purpose threat Bilal Powell as the top playmakers. The Bills used McCoy only sparingly in the red zone, replacing him at times with burly backup Mike Tolbert. What's more, the offensive line is overmatched and the two best receivers - Jermaine Kearse and Jeremy Kerley - both joined the team in the last week, thus have insufficient familiarity with the Jets playbook, and no chemistry yet with McCown.
LeSean McCoy rushed for 107 yards on 20 carries to lead Buffalo's offense, which racked up X total yards on an underwhelming Jets defense. "And we pretty much hurt ourselves", Wilkerson said. "It would have been hard to go about 90 yards".
When the schedule was first released, I thought this was one of maybe four games this year that the Bills had a realistically-high chance to come out on top.
The victory came in McDermott's first game since the former Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator took over in January after Rex Ryan was sacked in the final week of last season. Bowles said that was just the flow of the game - but it seems odd the Jets left one of their greatest weapons on the bench for so long. Some decline. In 27 games with Buffalo, he is averaging 110 yards from scrimmage per contest. I mean, I'm going to get tackled, I'm going to rehab and do all the things to prepare myself physically, but I'm fine with that.