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New York Jets: WR Jeremy Kerley’s Concussion Brings Bad News

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Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Chemistry between teammates often leads to success. Such cohesiveness must be present especially between quarterbacks and their wide receivers. Passing games rely on timing so they can truly flourish. A rookie signal caller in particular must get rhythm with those surrounding weapons. The New York Jets have an instance like this right now.

Geno Smith has solid potential given his performance against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Stephen Hill looked better as I already stated. Santonio Holmes, who at least on paper represents their best option, was used sparingly against Tampa Bay. An injury could halt some of the momentum that New York established.

From a speed perspective Jeremy Kerley has capability to stretch opposing defenses. Ideally using him lined up in the slot takes advantage of this skill. Unfortunately, his immediate future becomes somewhat clouded. After reentering Sunday’s game he was cleared of a concussion. It was reported Tuesday that Kerley did indeed sustain such injury on a play where his helmet came off. The receiver probably will not play Thursday against AFC East rival New England Patriots.

His three receptions showed that there could be a chance to make more plays under a new quarterback. Without him there are some issues with fellow wide outs. While Hill did show improved play there must be consistency, and Holmes needs to play extended minutes provided he is physically capable. No one else inspires confidence of a reliable weapon as Smith prepares to face New England’s head coach Bill Belichick who develops tremendous defensive game plans. When pressure comes he will need a dynamic slot receiver to find.

Nick Mamary is a New York Jets writer for Follow him on Twitter @NickMamary1, “Like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google


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