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New York Jets Flight Connections 12/22/16

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Good morning, Gang Green Gangsters! Here are your daily New York Jets links for this Thursday...

Dennis Waszak Jr.: QB Bryce Petty will start for the Jets at the New England Patriots.

NY Jets: OL Brandon Shell makes good strides in his first NFL test.

Amarillo Globe News: OL Craig Watts moves up to the Jets active roster.

Rich Cimini: The Jets haven't devoted high draft picks on their offensive line in recent years, and it's showing up in a big way.

Rich Cimini: WR Brandon Marshall's stats are drastically down, but he still feels that he can be elite. ...The thin line between optimism and delusion.

Brian Costello: The disturbing bad luck stat is a big reason for the Jets' lost season. ...Injuries beget injuries. And players taking plays off results in teammates getting injured.

Daniel Popper: OLB Jordan Jenkins couldn't disagree more with the criticism of LSU RB Leonard Fournette.

Randy Lange: DE Leonard Williams is a proud Pro Bowl alternate.

Brian Costello: Williams plays inside more and does not have the pass rushing numbers of 4-3 defensive ends.

Mark Cannizzaro: The Jets need Williams and ILB Darron Lee to fill the glaring leadership void.

Kimberley A. Martin: CB Darrelle Revis knows why the Patriots never have a bad year. ...Because they don't have a glaring leadership void?

George Willis: The Jets have a locker room problem.

NY Jets: DC Kacy Rodgers is happy with CB Juston Burris' progress.

Dennis Waszak Jr.: The Jets' special teams is enduring an especially bad season.

Connor Hughes: STC Brant Boyer doesn't want to get fired.

Barry Petchesky: Patriots WR Michael Floyd was drunk enough for mandatory jail time.

Kristian Dyer: Buffalo Bills DL Leger Douzable says that HC Rex Ryan may not be on the hot seat.

Jason Fitzgerald: Breaking down the Pro Bowl rosters.

Ben Austro: Week 16 referee assignments.

Dom Cosentino: Green Bay Packers WR Ty Montgomery should have been a running back from the start. ...I'm gonna keep repeating this but we literally converted Danny Woodhead to receiver and then back to running back and never threw a pass to him and never considered him when Leon Washington was injured and Thomas Jones and Shonn Greene were banged up.

Geoff Schwartz: Two reasons why the Atlanta Falcons aren't your typical dome team.

Jeanna Thomas: The Houston Texans don't know what they're doing with quarterbacks. ...No wonder they didn't draft Christian Hackenberg.

Jeanna Thomas: Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton's kryptonite might be Falcons HC Dan Quinn.

Associated Press: Panthers LB Luke Kuechly has no plans to retire after his second concussion.

The Sports Quotient: There should be optimism surrounding the San Diego Chargers.

The Tennessean: Why Tennessee Titans RB DeMarco Murray returned to Pro Bowl form.

Star Telegram: Troy Aikman says that Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is the most impressive young quarterback he's ever seen.

Akron Beacon Journal: Ex Cleveland Browns WR Brian Hartline says that WR Terrelle Pryor shouldn't be re-signed.

Miami Herald: Miami Dolphins QB Matt Moore reminds his offensive coordinator of ex Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck.

How about some Me First and the Gimme Gimmes:

Sorry this post is up later than usual. I was in hiding so I don't have to help set up the office Christmas party. Happy Thursday!