Falcons 2017 schedule preview: Atlanta gets a shot at the Jets in Week 8 – Atlanta Falcons News

Falcons 2017 schedule preview: Atlanta gets a shot at the Jets in Week 8 – Atlanta Falcons News

The game against the Patriots in Week 7 is likely to be difficult, emotionally draining, and bring back a lot of bad memories for everyone involved. When you’ve got a game like that on the docket, you sincerely hope that the 2017 season will allow you a reprieve the following week.

The Falcons got one! We call that reprieve “the Jets.”

The New York Jets of 2017 will be a joke, and possibly the worst team in the entire NFL. They have no obvious solution at quarterback, very few established options in the passing game, a line that’s either young and unproven or aging and washing up on the shores of time, and a good defense that’s short a few pieces. When you add that all together, it’s a squad the Falcons should handily thump, even if they’re on the road. I’m genuinely looking forward to this game.

Here’s a preview of this Jets team and the moves they made this offseason from our friends at Gang Green Nation.

New York Jets

Notable free agent additions: Josh McCown, Morris Claiborne, Kelvin Beachum, Chandler Cantanzaro

Notable free agent departures: Brandon Marshall (released), Darrelle Revis (released), Nick Mangold (released), David Harris (released), Eric Decker (released), Breno Giacomini (released), Ryan Fitzpatrick, Nick Folk

Trades: First round bust Calvin Pryor was traded to the Cleveland Browns to reacquire linebacker Demario Davis

Draft picks expected to contribute as rookies:

Jamal Adams: If you draft a player in the top ten, he is expected to contribute. Many felt the Jets got a steal with the LSU safety at 6. He is expected to take a leadership role on the defense from day one.

Marcus…

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