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1-1, 2nd in AFC East

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Sam Darnold was passed over by the Browns in the draft, but it doesn't sound like he carries a grudge. Asked if he wants to prove a point on Thursday night, he said, "No, I'm just trying to go out there and play ball." Actually, he was complimentary of the Browns. He spent a lot of time with team officials before the draft. "What coach (Hue) Jackson is capable of and what their whole coaching staff is capable of is nothing short of a championship. I'm really excited to play against them. I have great respect for their coaching staff and whole organization."

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

During most of the pre-draft process, Sam Darnold was considered a lock to be picked by the Browns at No. 1 overall. Now he faces them on Thursday night.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets injury report: Keep in mind, today was a pseudo practice.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets practice report (early version): With a game on Thursday, the Jets are practicing today — a light, walk-through-type workout. No sign of TE Neal Sterling (concussion), who probably won't play against the Browns. WR ArDarius Stewart is back from a two-game PED suspension, but he's still not on the 53-man roster.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Film breakdown of Miami's third-and-19 conversion: The Jets were aggressive, perhaps too aggressive, considering the down and distance. They rushed six, with S Jamal Adams making it seven on a delayed blitz. Miami blocked it with six, allowing RB Frank Gore to leak out of the backfield. Who blew the coverage? It had to be Adams or LB Darron Lee (blitzing). With seven rushing, and with the three corners in man-to-man coverage downfield (single-high safety), the middle was wide open. Why blitz? The Jets probably wanted to keep Miami (at the NY 45) out of FG range by forcing a quick throw. It backfired.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets stock watch: UP — WR Quincy Enunwa (another strong game), S Jamal Adams (playmaker), DE Henry Anderson (steal from Colts), LB Brandon Copeland (good pressure); DOWN — offensive line (no run game), WR Robby Anderson (fumble), CB Buster Skrine (Miami curse lives), TE Chris Herndon (dropsies), WR Terrelle Pryor (drop, bad route on INT).

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets playing time (defense): They went with a tight rotation, as only 14 players got real time. Oddest of all: They used only five DBs (not counting J.J. Wilcox's three-snap cameo). LB Kevin Pierre-Louis was limited to special teams in his Jets debut.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets playing time (offense): Returning from an abdominal injury, Jermaine Kearse was WR4, playing mostly on third down. He was eased in as he regains his conditioning. How will they handle PT now that all four are healthy and ready?

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Worst play of the game? Easy. It was the Jets letting Miami convert a third-and-19 with 3:36 to play. No one covered Frank Gore out of the backfield and he converted a short pass into a 19-yard gain, finishing the Jets. Todd Bowles said, "Somebody missed a pick up." Some players said there was a miscommunication. Jamal Adams said, "Put it on me," but it didn't sound like a genuine mea culpa. Bottom line: With the game on the line, the Jets committed an unpardonable sin.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Terrelle Pryor took the blame on Sam Darnold's second interception and later apologized to the rookie. Pryor said he ran a sloppy route on CB Xavien Howard in the back of the end zone. Said Pryor: "I said it to him after the game, ‘I hope you forgive me. I'll make sure I'm there next time.' That one, it's not on Sam and I wish it could go on a stat for me." That's the scouting report on Pryor: He has a ton of talent, but he needs to be more disciplined with his route running.

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Jordan Jenkins: We're on to Cleveland

Jets linebacker Jordan Jenkins discusses a tough home loss to the Dolphins and what the team will work on leading up to Thursday's game against Cleveland.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Todd Bowles gave an honest, lukewarm assessment of rookie QB Sam Darnold: "There are some things he can do better, obviously. I'm not saying he played a great game, I'm not saying he played a bad game. You want to take care of the football, obviously. That's important. Regardless if you're old or young at the quarterback position, you want to take care of the football. It's not just Sam. We didn't play well. We didn't coach well."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

So what happened in the ugly sequence at the end of the first half? QB Sam Darnold said he didn't see Quincy Enunwa wide open in the end zone. He said he was actually throwing the ball away. On the next play, with no timeouts remaining, his completion to a Chris Herndon was stopped at the 1 as time expired. Darnold said he was confident Herndon would score. Todd Bowles gave Darnold a pass, "The play was designed to get six points — a bang-bang play. The guy made a heck of a play." Given the situation, Darnold should've thrown it away or into the end zone.

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Sam Darnold: Will learn from mistakes

Jets quarterback Sam Darnold discusses what went wrong in his home debut and what he can correct before the upcoming Thursday game vs. the Browns.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets have some interest in Browns WR Josh Gordon, but it can be characterized as due diligence at this point. A trade to the Jets appears unlikely, but it's worth noting simply because they appear OK at wide receiver. They see Gordon as an immense talent that needs to be checked out, but they also recognize the risk factor.

Darnold up and down in home debut (0:57)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The new Jets looked a lot like the old Jets. Failing to build on their impressive opener, they played a sloppy game in a 20-12 loss to the Dolphins. QB Sam Darnold made some rookie mistakes, but he wasn't alone. There was shaky pass protection, dropped passes and dumb penalties by the defense. They have to regroup quickly because they play Thursday in Cleveland.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Sam Darnold has made some big mistakes, but this will be a great learning experience. He's had to deal with shaky pass protection, bad field position and, of course, a big deficit. It hurts now, but it'll help his development.

Team Stats

Passing Yards250.015th
Rushing Yards105.516th
Points For30.0
Points Against18.5Tied-6th

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