6-7 tight end poses big threat to Jets Dan Leberfeld
The Jets have been inconsistent covering tight ends this season, and they face another significant challenge this week.
Buffalo Bills TE Jeff Chandler, who is 6-7, has six touchdowns on the season.
“He’s become a big red-zone threat,” said Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine. “It’s just one of things, I just think he’s developed some chemistry with (Ryan) Fitzpatrick. He runs good routes. He’s tall. He doesn’t run away from a lot of guys, but I think he’s faster than you would think when you first look at him.
“There are times when he’s well-covered and even if it’s not a well-thrown ball, he finds a way to come up with it, so he’s a guy that’s a matchup problem for us, just from a size standpoint as it would be for most teams. A (defensive back) you think could cover him might be all over him, but you’re covering him with a guy who is 5’10”, 5’11”, 6’0” at best, and he’s 6’7”.”