Sunday, October 12, 2014

'Run' all of a sudden a bad word for the Jets


Two weeks ago, the New York Jets boasted the NFL's top run defense and second-best rushing offense.

What a difference half-a-month makes.

Seven days after getting annihilated by rookie backup tailback Branden Oliver of the San Diego Chargers, Gang Green let Denver Broncos reserve Ronnie Hillman run to the tune of 110 yards on 24 carries with a long of 26.

Meanwhile, through three quarters against Denver, Chris Ivory gained just 2 yards on seven carries, while Chris Johnson tallied a whopping 7 yards on two carries.

The Jets finished with 31 yards on 15 carries, with quarterback Geno Smith the team's leading rusher, thanks to an 11-yard scramble.

And like last week, the Jets lost--this time falling to 1-5 in a 31-17 loss to the Broncos.

"One thing, we have to run the football," Ryan said Sunday, via "We're built to run it and I think we've just got to stay the course with it, and we'll see what happens."

Last Sunday, the Jets surrendered 114 yards to Oliver on 19 carries with a one touchdown, allowing another 68 yards and a receiving TD to the young back.

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