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Flight Connections 12/22/17: Buster Skrine turned up his play, New York Jets want deep balls from Bryce Petty

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

Rich Cimini: The Jets have made it a point of emphasis to "score with the ball" instead of extending when going to the pylon to avoid a potential disaster.

Calvin Watkins: CEO Christopher Johnson says the key is progress on the field, not necessarily win. ...I guess six wins would be considered progress?

Daniel Popper: HC Todd Bowles won’t discuss his future with the Jets as the offseason nears.

Daniel Popper: The Jets may look for more deep-ball opportunities for QB Bryce Petty.

Dennis Waszak Jr.: Petty enters his second start of the year looking for progress. ...There’s nowhere to go but up!

Connor Hughes: QB Christian Hackenberg is still working exclusively with the scout team.

Connor Hughes: The Jets must find a way to bring TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins back next year.

Rich Cimini: With a solid contributor in WR Jermaine Kearse and a second-round pick in their 2018 pile, the Jets look to have gotten the better of the Sheldon Richardson trade.

Kristian Dyer: ILB Demario Davis has put up a Pro Bowl year for the Jets this season without the recognition.

Andy Vasquez: CB Buster Skrine is quietly putting together one of the best seasons of his career.

Ethan Greenberg: Skrine turned up his play following the bye week.

Randy Lange: DEs Leonard Williams and Xavier Cooper teamed up for a noteworthy interception.

Darryl Slater: The Jets have talked with DE Kony Ealy’s camp about re-signing him.

George Willis: There’s no reason for Bowles to be coy on DE Muhammad Wilkerson.

Rich Cimini: Wilkerson makes no apologies. ...He doesn’t want to take all the blame with aqua sea foam shame.

Brian Costello: S Jamal Adams agrees with his Pro Bowl snub.

LA Times: The short-handed Los Angeles Chargers run down angles to stop the Jets’ attack and find a way into the playoffs.

The Ringer: Chargers WR Keenan Allen is only scratching the surface of his potential.

Associated Press: The Baltimore Ravens seek to remain playoff-bound in a matchup with the Indianapolis Colts.

Associated Press: The Seattle Seahawks are fined $100K for QB Russell Wilson’s concussion violation.

Associated Press: The New Orleans Saints place S Kenny Vaccaro on injured reserve.

Deadspin: No one will say if Pittsburgh Steelers LB Ryan Shazier can walk.

Chase Stuart: San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo is the first quarterback to win his first five starts since Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger.

Dom Cosentino: All of a sudden, Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles is good enough.

Barry Wilner: Young quarterbacks are getting hurt too often in the NFL. ...Like Josh McCown, for example.

Danny Kelly: Opponents should watch out for the Carolina Panthers’ wheel route.

Associated Press: The NFL says it is not pressuring Panthers owner Jerry Richardson to sell the team.

Associated Press: The NFL has told its officials not to use index cards or any other paper to aid in measurements.

SI.com: A makeup artist who worked at NFL Network shares her firsthand experience with inappropriate sexual advances from on-air talent, in this case former players Eric Davis and Michael Irvin.

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Will the Jets win six games in 2017?

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    Yes.
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