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Jets not giving up hope for Chris Herndon breakthrough

Jets not giving up hope for Chris Herndon breakthrough

Chris Herndon is a person looking for solutions proper now.

The Jets’ third-year tight finish entered this season with massive expectations. As a substitute, he has been affected by drops and had a important fumble. He has 13 catches for 98 yards and has not scored a landing but.

“You suppose you’re locked in and whatnot, and also you watch movie and see the straightforward errors that you simply made,” Herndon stated. “A number of it’s simply self-inflicted. So, for me, personally, I must lock in some extra on particulars. You realize, each element and each task, simply go on the market and play free.”

Herndon has not been in a position to try this but. The Jets began Ryan Griffin over Herndon final week, however Herndon nonetheless performed loads (42 % of the snaps) towards the Cardinals. He had one other unhealthy drop, one thing that retains taking place.

“Look the ball in first, tuck it and get north after that,” Herndon stated of the potential landing towards Arizona. “It’s simply one other occasion of the place I must focus in and take a look at to not make the large play earlier than I make the play. First, I’ve bought to catch the ball.”

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Head coach Adam Gase had a protracted sit-down with Herndon this week, making an attempt to ease his thoughts and rebuild his confidence.

“We’ve had a variety of discussions with him about taking part in it one play at a time, and no matter occurs on the earlier play — whether or not it’s good or unhealthy — simply transfer on to the subsequent one,” Gase stated. “We simply hold making an attempt to get him within the mode of taking part in as quick as he probably can play. Not overthinking, not worrying about what the top end result’s going to be.

“Simply play quick, run quick and do what you’ve performed and what we’ve seen him do previously.”

Herndon had a powerful coaching camp after lacking all however one recreation final season due to accidents and a suspension. That raised expectations he would have a monster yr. Gase will not be prepared to surrender on him but.

“I really feel like that is actually a type of issues the place, if he simply will get that one play the place he will get going,” Gase stated, “that could possibly be a superb snowball impact for him.”


The Jets activated LB Blake Cashman and WR Vyncint Smith off injured reserve. In addition they elevated QB Mike White from the follow squad to function Joe Flacco’s backup. They launched S Marqui Christian to clear a roster spot.


Judy Salley

Judy Salley writes for the Sports, Technology and Casino section of KYR News

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