Dowell Loggains bought the Jets offense transferring early on Sunday, and never simply as soon as the ball was snapped.
In his first recreation calling performs after Adam Gase handed them off to him, Loggains added extra pre-snap movement to the offense, which he thought helped within the first half earlier than the Jets fell aside in an 18-10 loss to the Bills.
“I feel we have been in a position to create some advantageous appears to be like for us, create some angles within the run recreation, give Sam [Darnold] some formation indicators so he knew the protection earlier than the ball was snapped,” Loggains, the offensive coordinator, mentioned Thursday. “It’s one thing that as a training employees we noticed that might give us some advantageous appears to be like, particularly within the run recreation to find a way to tie in a few of the nakeds [bootlegs] and play-action passes to it. So, positively helped us within the first half.”
It will not be a everlasting change to the offense, nonetheless. Though the Jets used movement earlier than 25 of 51 snaps towards the Bills, in accordance to ESPN — in contrast to 103 of 382 snaps below Gase, per ESPN — Loggains indicated it was “game-plan particular.”
Still, Darnold mentioned the wrinkle helped to learn the protection.
“Having a few of that stuff in helps with diagnosing protection and clearly helps within the run recreation and cross recreation as nicely, simply with sure issues,” Darnold mentioned. “When you watch different groups do it on movie, you see the way it helps them. We mentioned, why not? I felt prefer it was actually good for us.”
Darnold mentioned he had talked with Gase about making an attempt the pre-snap movement earlier within the season, “however it was positively one thing we noticed different groups use towards Buffalo.”
Loggains’ play-calling appeared promising within the first half, when the Jets gained 186 yards, although they mustered simply four yards in the whole second half.
After lacking Sunday’s recreation with a groin harm, large receiver Jamison Crowder returned to follow Thursday in a restricted style.
“We’re simply going to mainly simply begin in particular person and form of see the way it goes and simply construct up from there,” Gase mentioned earlier than follow. “When I talked to him on Tuesday, it appeared like he felt like he was in place. We’ll simply see form of the way it goes.”
The Jets nonetheless won’t have their full complement of large receivers towards the Chiefs, although, as Breshad Perriman (concussion) missed follow again.
Kicker Sam Ficken (groin) and LB Jordan Jenkins (ribs/shoulder) returned to follow as restricted individuals. … S Bradley McDougald (shoulder), RB Frank Gore (not harm -) and OL Conor McDermott (sickness) didn’t follow, and OL Josh Andrews (shoulder), LB Blake Cashman (hamstring) and OL Alex Lewis (shoulder) have been restricted.