When the Jets were backed up against their own goal line on Sunday they tried to give the ball to Le’Veon Bell to get some breathing room.
The result was not pretty.
The Jets were lucky that Bell was able to avoid a safety on this play. He was contacted by two players while he was still either near or in the end zone.
The first thing that jumped out at me was that the Jets were at a huge numbers disadvantage blocking this play. The Bills had eight defenders near the line of scrimmage, while the Jets only had six blockers lined up.
I wondered why Sam Darnold didn’t audible into a pass play. If the Bills were loading up a two man advantage up front in the run game, the numbers would dictate a Jets advantage outside in the passing game.
That would have been an accurate statement if the Jets were playing their full allotment of players.
Unfortunately the Jets only had 10 players on the field for this play.
Quincy Enunwa walked off the field injured with trainers after the previous snap. Originally I figured this was where the issue came from, but Josh Bellamy (Enunwa’s replacement) was in for this snap.
It’s tough to figure how Darnold and the coaching staff missed this. It almost cost the Jets a safety.
It certainly was a microcosm of how out of sync the offense was on Sunday.