Amid the stench of one more dreadful defeat in falling to 0-7, the Jets obtained a glimpse of a few of their future in Sunday’s 18-10 loss to the Bills at MetLife Stadium.
Rookie receiver Denzel Mims, the second-round draft decide who had been out with a hamstring damage since early in coaching camp, performed his first NFL recreation, catching 4 passes for 41 yards — all within the first half.
Rookie working again La’Mical Perine, a fourth-round draft decide, scored his first NFL landing, which additionally occurred to be the group’s solely landing of the sport. His 5-yard scoring run within the second quarter gave the Jets a 10-0 lead on the time.
“Superb feeling,’’ the previous Florida Gator mentioned. “Simply being within the NFL is a blessing. However having the ability to rating a landing within the NFL is even higher. It’s a blessing to attain my first landing. Hopefully, I’ll have many extra. I might have beloved to have gotten a win as we speak, that might have felt even higher.’’
Jets coach Adam Gase, who has been promising to extend Perine’s function, preferred what he noticed.
“That’s what we had been hoping for — give him some alternatives and see if we are able to get some explosive performs,’’ Gase mentioned. “We’re simply attempting to get him going as a lot as potential, put him in finest positions potential to the place he can continue to grow.’’
Perine completed with 11 carries for 39 yards and he caught two passes for 16 yards, however he lamented that he ought to have produced extra yardage.
“I want I might have gotten extra yards to do some extra for the offense,’’ he mentioned.
Mims, who was elevated to the lively roster late within the week, began and made his first NFL reception on the Jets’ first offensive possession, a 5-yard catch on the sixth play.
“I used to be very excited as we speak,’’ Mims mentioned. “I had lots of power. I used to be very excited to have my first catch. I had an enormous grin on my face.’’
Mims mentioned the velocity of the professional recreation “was a bit of quicker than what I’m used to in faculty, however I adjusted fast.’’
“Denzel did some actually good issues on the market for us,’’ quarterback Sam Darnold mentioned. “He’s an enormous physique, quick dude who can go up and make performs, make contested catches. We’re going to proceed to make use of him in ways in which present us alternatives for that.’’