Jets’ emerging cornerbacks face big test vs. Bengals’ dynamic receivers

The Jets’ cornerbacks have been the best unit on their defense, and possibly their whole roster.

Sunday against Cincinnati they’ll be tested by arguably the best receiving corps in football.

“I wouldn’t say this is a challenge; it’s a whole bunch of challenges. … They’ve got a phenomenal receiver corps, got a quarterback that can spin that thing, and you’ve got to be able to tackle this big back,” cornerbacks coach Tony Oden said. “So there’s not a challenge; it’s multiple challenges.”

One they claim they’re looking forward to.

The Jets upgraded their secondary in the offseason, signing corner D.J. Reed and safety Jordan Whitehead and drafting corner Sauce Gardner fourth-overall. That talent infusion has been evident so far.

“[Reed] has done phenomenal, but I’m not surprised,” Oden said. “That’s why we got him here, that’s what his film said. That’s what the man is.”

Still, that’s been facing the run-heavy Ravens and Browns. The Bengals are a different kind of explosive.

nfl, sports, ahmad 'sauce' gardner, ja’marr chase, new york jets, jets’ emerging cornerbacks face big test vs. bengals’ dynamic receivers

Ja’Marr Chase and the Bengals’ other dynamic receiver will be a test for Sauce Gardner (right) and the rest of the Jets’ secondary.

Getty Images (2)

“It’s a huge challenge. They’ve got a lot of different weapons. If one guy is getting shut down, they feel like they can go to another guy,” Gardner told The Post. “Great receiver corps all around: They’ve got more weapons.”

The Bengals have an arsenal featuring Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd, with Joe Burrow delivering the ball. Forget the 0-2 mark; they’re explosive.

“It’s a big challenge for the secondary playing against the good receivers. They have probably one of the best wide receiver corps in the NFL,” Reed told The Post. “I love it. I played in the Big 12. I love when they’re throwing the ball. It’s just more opportunities for me.”

Downfield mistakes could determine Sunday. Burrow has been picked off four times already, meanwhile the Jets gave up big plays on miscommunications in their first two games. They allowed an Amari Cooper score on a Gardner gaffe.

nfl, sports, ahmad 'sauce' gardner, ja’marr chase, new york jets, jets’ emerging cornerbacks face big test vs. bengals’ dynamic receivers

Tee Higgins makes a catch for a first down during the Bengals’ Week 2 loss to the Cowboys.

AP

“[Gardner] thought he heard something or didn’t hear something. There was a miscommunication. And it was something he’d tell you the same thing: It’s not going to happen again,” said defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich, adding Gardner doesn’t make the same gaffe twice. “He acknowledges the mistake, grows from it and he’s not going to be an error repeater, which is the best you can ask for rookies.”

Ulbrich said rookies have to be watched closely, because one mistake can often become two or three, and confidence can be lost. But Gardner has been a quick study, and ensured the Jets haven’t had to baby him.

“I hold myself accountable with everything. I don’t depend on coach having pity for me as a rookie,” Gardner told The Post. “I tell the other rookies we’ve got to be the ones to help change the culture, change the organization, so we can’t come in with the typical rookie mindset. We’ve got to hold ourselves accountable and be able to scout ourselves. If we make a mistake we’ve got to learn from it. We can’t put our head down, we’ve got a bounce back.”

That self-assurance is clear, with Higgins even saying, “You can tell they’re playing with a lot more confidence.”

What’s unclear is just how much the Jets will tweak their defense to slow the Bengals. Cincinnati has struggled against zone defenses, and while the Jets don’t play a lot of prototypical Tampa 2, Ulbrich admitted they do have some zone elements they can sprinkle in when needed.

The Jets’ corners also don’t typically travel with the receiver. But with Gardner’s 6-foot-3, 190-pound size, might they switch that up to keep him on the 6-4 Higgins? Would that leave Reed on Chase? Or vice versa?

“I wish,” Reed told The Post. “Personally, I definitely want to start traveling with the receiver. That’s just my competitive edge, my nature. I want to play against the best. So maybe we’ll get to that. Maybe we won’t. Whatever they want me to do.”

News Related

OTHER NEWS

David Beckham tells son Brooklyn ‘we don’t do this in our family’ after wife Nicola Peltz addresses feud publicly

allegedly told son Brooklyn “we don’t do this in our family” amid the ongoing family feud following Brooklyn’s marriage to Nicola Peltz. The former English football player, 47, ‘read the ... Read more »

Jersey’s all wet: The Supreme Court shouldn’t let N.J. unilaterally quit its Waterfront Commission partnership with N.Y.

The first Monday in October begins the U.S. Supreme Court term. This season’s docket features the case of New York vs. New Jersey — deciding if Trenton can unilaterally end ... Read more »

AP PHOTOS: Kolkata artists paint, mold idols for Durga Puja

AP PHOTOS: Kolkata artists paint, mold idols for Durga Puja An unfinished clay idol of Hindu goddess Durga is wrapped with plastic sheet on a roadside temporary studio to protect ... Read more »

'I didn't cry until I knew I was going to live': Eric Idle, 79, reveals why he chose to keep his pancreatic cancer diagnosis a secret as he speaks out on his successful treatment

Monty Python star Eric Idle has revealed he decided to keep his pancreatic diagnosis a secret until he knew he was going to survive. The comedian and writer, 79, revealed ... Read more »

Roy Keane believes Manchester United's 6-3 defeat at Manchester City is a 'huge setback'

Roy Keane reckons Manchester United should feel embarrassed after the 6-3 thrashing Manchester City inflicted upon them on Sunday. Read more »

Anna Marsh Named Deputy CEO Canal+ Group

Anna Marsh François Roelants/Canal+ Long-serving Studiocanal exec, Anna Marsh, has been appointed Deputy CEO of Canal+ Group. Marsh joined the company’s production, distribution and international sales subsidiary, Studiocanal, in 2008 ... Read more »

Credit Suisse Is Not About to Cause a Lehman Moment, Economist Sri-Kumar Says

“I think the Federal Reserve is going to have to face the consequences of a credit event” if it were to occur, Komal Sri-Kumar told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia” on ... Read more »

Lewis Hamilton apologises to Mercedes for error at Singapore Grand Prix that led to crash

Lewis Hamilton apologised to Mercedes and said, "I f***** it up big time", after he crashed into a wall and fell off the road before finishing ninth at Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix. Read more »

'Deadly nightshade': Megan Fox turns up the heat as she slips into skintight purple jumpsuit for sizzling snaps

Megan Fox sent temperatures soaring on Sunday, as she shared a sizzling slew of snaps to Instagram. The actress, 36, slipped her lithe figure into a skintight purple denim jumpsuit, ... Read more »

Jobs growth for locals shows bringing in global talent not a zero-sum game: Tan See Leng

SINGAPORE – Bringing in global talent helps create more good job opportunities for Singaporeans, and does not present a zero-sum game, where global talents are placed into jobs at the ... Read more »

'Slay, sleep, repeat': Kylie Jenner slips her curves into black underwear and VERY racy thigh-high waders boots while eating grapes as she enjoys a break from her busy PFW schedule

She’s been taking Paris Fashion Week by storm with her show-stopping ensembles. And Kylie Jenner stunned in her raciest look on Sunday as she donned nothing but her black underwear ... Read more »

EXCLUSIVE 'He fits in with my family': Gemma Owen breaks silence on life with Love Island boyfriend Luca Bish and says dad Michael DOES approve as she unveils new PrettyLittleThing range after signing six-figure deal

Latest news and updates on all of your favourite Love Island contestants Read more »

Why a grey suit is the autumn trend with a royal seal of approval! Stylist says the 'hardworking wardrobe hero' is a mix of 'business and sultry' as Letizia of Spain and Charlene of Monaco put their twist on the classic look

Royals over Europe have been embracing the hardworking, sharp grey suit UK-based stylist Miranda Holder explains why this is set to a wardrobe staple Queen Letizia of Spain and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark both opted for grey suits this week, showcasing a stylish display of power dressing  Read more »

Joy for Mackenzie Hughes as he captures Sanderson Farms Championship in a playoff

Canada's Mackenzie Hughes drained an eight-footer for birdie on the second playoff hole to defeat Austria's Sepp Straka and win the PGA Sanderson Farms Championship. Read more »

130 people received wrong dose of Covid-19 vaccine, out of 16 million doses administered so far

SINGAPORE – There have been 130 people here who received a wrong dose of Covid-19 vaccine since Singapore began its vaccination exercise in late 2020, with 11 people affected by overdosing ... Read more »

What if Musk loses the Twitter case but defies the court?

What if Musk loses the Twitter case but defies the court? Twitter wants a Delaware court to order Elon Musk to buy the social media service for $44 billion, as ... Read more »

Live Politics live: Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng U-turn on tax cut for highest earners

Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng have for the highest earners. The Chancellor acknowledged that their desire to axe the in a move to be paid for by borrowing had become ... Read more »

YouTube is testing out on locking videos in 4K resolution for Premium users only

As many YouTube users continue to dodge YouTube Premium, Google seems to give them more reasons to do so. This is not confirmed yet, but some users have been experiencing ... Read more »

Britain's PM Truss drops tax cut for highest earners to fend off revolt

LONDON – Britain’s Prime Minister Liz Truss on Monday dropped a plan to cut taxes for the highest earners just 10 days after announcing it, in a bid to fend off ... Read more »

Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng U-turn on plans to scrap top 45p tax rate

Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng have abandoned plans to scrap the for the highest earners in a major U-turn. The Chancellor acknowledged that their desire to axe the 45% rate ... Read more »

2022 BoyleSports World Grand Prix attracts star-studded field to Leicester

The 2022 BoyleSports World Grand Prix gets underway in Leicester on Monday, as the iconic double-start event returns to the Morningside Arena. Read more »

Readers sound off on making baseball history, neo-fascism and electors

The thrill of watching this Yankee make history Huntington, L.I.: In what sometimes feels like a sea of sadness and sorrow surrounding our society, your editorial “Amazing Aaron” (Sept. 29) ... Read more »

Who’s paying for Britain’s disastrous mini-budget? We are, with our health

The British economy has spiralled into chaos: the UK government’s £45bn plan to cut taxes for the super-wealthy has resulted in the pound sinking, interest rates rising, and the Bank ... Read more »

Novak Djokovic downs Marin Cilic to win 89th title at the Tel Aviv Watergen Open in Israel

Novak Djokovic defeated Marin Cilic in straight sets to win the Tel Aviv Watergen Open on Sunday, notching up his 89th career title in the process. Read more »

UK government drops key part of tax cuts package that sparked market turmoil, sent pound plunging

UK government drops key part of tax cuts package that sparked market turmoil, sent pound plunging UK government drops key part of tax cuts package that sparked market turmoil, sent ... Read more »

President Marcos under fire for S'pore F1 trip as Filipinos reel from typhoon

MANILA – President Ferdinand Marcos Jr drew flak for flying to Singapore to watch the Formula One Grand Prix just days after Typhoon Noru pummelled parts of the Philippines. Photos ... Read more »

Christian Horner: Red Bull did not break Formula 1 cost cap rules

Christian Horner insists he is not facing a nervous wait to discover if Red Bull have broken Formula One's cost cap rules. Read more »

Sacheen Littlefeather, who gave Marlon Brando's Oscar rejection speech, dies at 75

Sacheen Littlefeather on stage at AMPAS Presents An Evening with Sacheen Littlefeather at Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on Sept. 17, 2022 in Los Angeles. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption ... Read more »

Horror moment groom dislocates elbow after falling on dancefloor while serenading bride – ruining couples wedding night

A GROOM spent his wedding night in hospital after dislocating his elbow while trying to serenade his bride on the dancefloor. Footage shows the moment Adam Quinn and his friends ... Read more »

Green Bay Packers leave it late to secure nail-biting win over the New England Patriots

The Green Bay Packers needed a Mason Crosby field goal in the dying moments of overtime to secure a narrow 27-24 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday. Read more »

Texas alleged serial killer to go on trial Monday

Accused serial killer Billy Chemirmir trail set to begin. AP An alleged serial killer in Texas is going on trial this week for one of the nearly two dozen murders ... Read more »

What Do Tax Cuts and Market Chaos Mean for Young Brits? 3 Experts Give Their Advice

The U.K. economy has been gripped by market mayhem for the last week. The British pound plummeted, the value of government bonds crashed and the Bank of England intervened with ... Read more »

British Pound Jumps as UK Government U-Turns on Cut to Top Tax Rate

It represents a major and humiliating U-turn for new Prime Minister Liz Truss, who was insisting as recently as Sunday she was “absolutely committed” to the cut. She also revealed ... Read more »

A local’s guide to Ghent, Belgium: artisanal beer, bargain vintage and docklands clubbing

Food Ghent is blessed with an exciting eating-out scene, with unpretentious, creative young chefs favouring local, seasonal ingredients with plenty of vegan and vegetarian options. I recommend Aroy Aroy, the ... Read more »

Motsi Mabuse reflects on ‘traumatising’ experience growing up in South Africa

Strictly Come Dancing judge Motsi Mabuse has spoken about her childhood growing up in South Africa (Guy Levy/BBC/PA) (PA Media) Strictly Come Dancing judge Motsi Mabuse has spoken candidly about ... Read more »

Yolanda Hadid Jokes She's ‘Worst Mom Ever' in Almond-Eating TikTok Video

Yolanda Hadid's TikTok video has received mixed reactions, with some calling it "toxic" Read more »

Palestinians: Israel military kills 2 during West Bank raid

Palestinians: Israel military kills 2 during West Bank raid Palestinian officials say the Israeli military has killed two Palestinians in the occupied West Bank TEL AVIV, Israel — The Israeli ... Read more »

Malaysia's NCT Group partners Microsoft to accelerate digital collaboration for NCT Smart Industrial Park

Malaysia-based property developer NCT Group of Companies (NCT Group) has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft in Malaysia to support NCT Group in the digitalisation of the upcoming ... Read more »

Indonesia's Cosmart raises $5M Seed funding from Lightspeed, East Ventures, and Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia & India

Cosmart, an Indonesian membership-driven ecommerce platform for essential goods, announced Monday that it raised $5 million in an oversubscribed seed funding from Lightspeed, East Ventures, and Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia ... Read more »

Concealed carry insurance business booming as more Americans pack heat

Concealed carry policy sales have surged over the past few years Read more »
Breaking thailand news, thai news, thailand news Verified News Story Network