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Jets Put Cornerback Brian Poole on Injured Reserve

The Jets were hit with more injury woes on Tuesday, as the team has announced they have placed cornerback Brian Poole on IR.

The move means that Poole will be forced to miss at least the next three games. He left the loss last week with an injury to his knee.

Poole came back to the Jets this past offseason, and has started seven of the team’s nine games in 2020.

He’s appeared on 77 percent of the team’s defensive snaps. He’s also played 31 percent of the Jets’s special teams snaps.

This season Poole has 44 tackles, two interceptions, and a sack.

The move comes the same day the team has cut ties with veteran CB Pierre Desir, who was released after struggling in coverage.

Jets Release Struggling Veteran Corner Pierre Desir

The Jets have decided to part ways with cornerback Pierre Desir, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.

The corner has three picks and a touchdown this season, this after inking one-year, $3.75 million contract with the Jets this offseason.

If you look closer, Desir has allowed 39 completions on 51 targets (76.5 catch percentage) and 525 total yards already over nine games (eight starts). His quarterback rate, according to Pro Football Reference.

Desir will go through waivers now, and if he clears, will become a free agent.

Jets Can’t Put Too Much Focus on Le’Veon Bell in Sunday’s Affair with the Chiefs

The Jets have a huge test this Sunday for a team that has yet to win a game in 2020, as the club will take on the 6-1 Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.

The only loss for the Chiefs was a wild shootout loss at home to the Las Vegas Raiders a few weeks back. They rebounded last week with a road win against the Denver Broncos in the snow.

For the Jets, one of the more interesting storylines will be the “reunion” with former running back Le’Veon Bell, who is now a member of the Chiefs.

Bell had his first action as a member of the Chiefs last week, rushing the ball six times for a total of 39 yards, a healthy 6.5 yards per carry average.

In his last game with the Jets before his release, Bell ran for 60 yards on 13 carries, a 4.6 yards per carry average.

With all the weapons that the Chiefs have, they can’t just be focused on Bell.

“Yeah, I’m pretty sure that he’s going to be worried about just winning a game, period,” Jets coach Adam Gase said, via ESPN.

“That’s what most players are worried about. They’re worried about, ‘Hey, what do I have to do this week to help my team win?’ So, I’m sure that’s what he’s going to be worried about doing. We’ve got a lot of guys to worry about on that side of the ball against them.”

As a member of the Jets, Bell put up 80.2 scrimmage yards per game, way down from what he did in Pittsburgh with the Steelers, when from 2013 to 2017 he put up 129 yards per game from scrimmage.

The Jets just need a win, and while there will be some focus on Bell, they can’t forget about all the other playmakers on the Chiefs.

Adam Gase Says He Wasn’t Happy About Gregg Williams’ Comment About Jets Offense

Jets coach Adam Gase, trying to keep his winless team from fracturing, wasn’t pleased that defensive coordinator Gregg Williams took a veiled shot at the offense when speaking to reporters on Friday.

Gase addressed Williams’ comments Sunday night after a 24-0 loss to the Miami Dolphins, which dropped the Jets to 0-6., Rich Cimini of ESPN New York reports.

“Yeah, I wasn’t happy about it, but we talked about it,” Gase said. “Right now, our players are doing such a good job as far as trying to get things righted. It’s just that everything we say, it matters. He understood that we have to set the right example.”

With the season spiraling, the coaches have emphasized to players the importance of not pointing fingers. Williams seemed to do just that with a cryptic remark about the struggling offense, which is run by Gase.

On Friday, Williams was prompted by a reporter who noted the Jets were allowing 32 points per game. The fiery defensive coordinator replied, “It’s not a very good number — and a lot of it’s not all defensively.”

Asked to elaborate, he said, “You’d have to figure it out.”

Gase was irked. At first, he tried to downplay it, saying, “He was trying to talk about complementary football, all three phases playing together.”

Nevertheless, it prompted Gase to call a meeting with Williams to discuss it. Gase insisted the matter is resolved.

“I felt like we were good after we talked,” he claimed.

Gase also offered a harsh rebuke of Williams in the CBS production meeting on the eve of the game. According to the telecast, Gase told the CBS crew, “That’s not what we need. No one is pointing fingers. We all need to pull in the same direction. Everyone needs to shut up and play.”

Jets Place Veteran Wide Out Chris Hogan on Injured Reserve

The Jets have lost another vet, as today the team placed veteran wide out Chris Hogan on injured reserve.

Hogan was hurt during Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals in which he went to the locker room with a knee injury.

This season he put up 14 grabs for 118 yards. After three games he can return if he’s back to being close to 100 percent.

Video: Jets Look for First Win of 2020 as they Host the Cardinals

The Jets will look for their first win of 2020 on Sunday as they play the 2-2 Arizona Cardinals at home.

Arizona enters the game Sunday at 2-2, while the Jets are 0-4.

Gamblers Starting to Place Money on the Jets for Sunday’s Game Against Arizona

This may surprise you after watching the Jets lay an egg on Thursday last week against the Broncos at home, but those who like to lay the odds are placing money on the Jets this week.

New York is sitting as a 7-point underdog against the Arizona Cardinals, who enter the game against the Jets at 2-2, 1-1 at home and 1-1 on the road.

The Jets at 0-4 have allowed 131 points so far in their four losses, that’s 32.7 points per game.

Nevertheless, here’s the latest write up from Sports Illustrated’s gambling page on the Jets and Cardinals and how money is sliding to New York.

Arizona Cardinals at New York Jets

Moneyline: Arizona (-305) | New York (+260)

Spread: ARI -7 (-110) | NYJ +7 (-110)

Total: 47– Over: (-110) | Under: 47 (-110)

Game Info: October 11, 2020 1:00 pm ET / 10:00 am PT | FOX

This is easily the most perplexing movement of any line in Week 5. The Cardinals (2-2 SU; 2-2 ATS) have seen the line move against them after opening as 8.5-point road favorites against the Jets. Despite the strong support in ticket count for the Cardinals, the line has moved in favor of winless New York. Oddsmakers at DraftKings Sportsbook have adjusted the line to a current market offering of Arizona as only 7-point road favorites. Bettors are really expecting a clueless Adam Gase and his New York Jets (0-4 SU; 0-4 ATS) to cover the number against Kyler Murray in Week 5? I realize the Cardinals have dropped two straight, but there is no way anyone should ever be putting their hard earned money behind an Adam Gase coached team. Despite nearly 75 percent of the money being in support of the Cardinals the oddsmakers have moved this line surprisingly in favor of the Jets.

Jets Deny They’re Talking to Agents of Coaches with Adam Gase’s Job Not Safe

While head coach Adam Gase might be firmly situated on the hot seat, the Jets denied they’re making plans for his successor just yet, Chris Ryan of NJ Advance Media reports.

According to Pro Football Talk, the team denied a report that said CEO and acting owner Christopher Johnson started reaching out to top coaching agents who represent potential candidates for the Jets’ next head coach, should Gase be fired.

On Monday, Colin Cowherd of FOX Sports reported Johnson and the Jets started reaching out to agents with Gase potentially coaching for his job with the team at 0-3 entering its Week 4 game against the Denver Broncos.

“I’m told the Jets have already reached out to a top coach agent and started asking questions,” Cowherd said on his show Monday. “They’re going to look to college, they’re going to look to the pros. But the Jets have started the process. Of course, the Jets will deny this, but the Jets are now calling big-time agents. I’m not going to give you the name of the agent because that will give up my source. But they are calling big-time agents, Christopher Johnson, and they’re now compiling lists.”

Gase enters Thursday’s game against the Broncos with a 7-12 record since taking over as Jets coach in 2019.