The Jets releasing Le’Veon Bell was anticipated to open the door to a much bigger position for La’Mical Perine.
The rookie working again didn’t fairly smash via it on the primary strive.
Frank Gore nonetheless bought extra carries, and the lately signed Ty Johnson bought extra yards (on three carries) as Perine’s explosiveness remained bottled up Sunday throughout the Jets’ 24-0 loss to the Dolphins.
In one other depressing recreation for the offense, Perine was restricted to seven rushes for 27 yards and two catches for 9 yards. He additionally dropped a cross late within the second quarter when he appeared to have loads of room to run if he had corralled it, a play that coach Adam Gase indicated factored into his enjoying time.
“[Getting Perine more carries] was the plan getting in, and I used to be simply sort of watching these guys, the physique language,” Gase stated. “I do know after Perine dropped that one ball, I used to be simply attempting to ensure he was good confidence-wise. I didn’t need him to go within the incorrect route. Simply attempting to get him again in there after which attempting to get Ty concerned.
“I do know there have been a few alternatives that Perine will in all probability return and have a look at and need he might have that play again. We simply gotta maintain getting him increasingly more carries. Hopefully within the subsequent recreation, we are able to get the carries the way in which we would like them.”
The Jets began seven of their 14 drives with a handoff to Gore. The 37-year-old completed with 11 carries for 46 yards and 4 catches for twenty-four yards, whereas Johnson had three carries for 42 yards.
Johnson, whom the Jets claimed off waivers from the Lions on Oct. 2, took a carry for 34 yards within the third quarter — the Jets’ longest rush of the yr.
Whereas Bell is now in Kansas Metropolis, ready to play his first recreation with the defending Tremendous Bowl champion Chiefs, the Jets picked up one other loss of their first recreation with out him. However Gore stated his departure didn’t have any lingering results Sunday.
“I feel everyone on the staff, offense and protection, they consider in me, they consider in Perine,” Gore stated. “I don’t suppose there was a linger. They know I’ve been having success on this league for a very long time. They see me in follow, they noticed me in coaching camp, they noticed that I can play. They see Perine taking steps as a rookie. So I don’t suppose there was a linger.”