This Jets defender showing great leadship

Sometimes you need some “blunt force trauma” as one former Jets coach used to say.

In other words, you need blunt honesty about what is going on.

And Jets cornerback D.J. Reed is providing that.

Two weeks in a row, the Jets allowed wide-open touchdown receptions to the other team’s top receiver in the middle of the end zone – Cleveland’s Amari Cooper and Cincinnati’s Jamar Chase. How does that happen?

“We gotta on be on the same page and we’re not right now,” Reed said.

The Jets are allowing opponents to get too many easy explosive plays. Not just the two plays mentioned above, but in their opening day loss against Baltimore, receivers Devin Duvernay and Rashod Bateman, were left wide open for easy touchdowns.

“We aren’t letting teams beat us by out-executing us, we are just giving them stuff – we gotta get that fixed ASAP,” Reed said.

Good for Reed. He’s not trying to put lipstick on this.

“Right now we are not communicating loud enough to hear each other,” Reed said.

There will be no excuse for communication issues on the road in Pittsburgh.

Remember, home crowds are quiet for their offense.

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Dan Leberfeld
Dan Leberfeld
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