New York Jets Must Minimize Mistakes to Reach Full Potential in 2015

August 25, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Seventeen penalties. 
The New York Jets may have accomplished some positive things in their 30-22 preseason victory over the Atlanta Falcons, but those 17 penalties lord over the team like a bag of bricks hanging on by a thread, waiting to do irreparable harm to the Jets' playoffs dreams.
That is, unless they are addressed before that thread snaps.
"You aren't going to win ball games having 17 penalties," head coach Todd Bowles said after the victory. "The effort was great, penalties were terrible. That was way more than I imagined. We got better in some areas. We got worse there, we've got to clean that up."
The Jets were penalized 17 times for 125 yards against the Falcons. For the sake of comparison, the Seattle Seahawks were the league's most penalized team in 2014 with 151 total penalties in their 19 games (7.9 penalties per game), according to NFLPenalties.com. The Buffalo Bills were penalized 124 times in their 16-game season (7.8 penalties per...

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