After the Jets lost Breece Hall for the season, there was a gaping hole in the Jets offense and everyone knows that. Hall was becoming a star before our eyes and took the offense to the next level.
Now, what did the Jets do? They're still a 5-2 team and Joe Douglas knows that.
The day of the official news of Breece Hall, Joe Douglas wasted no time and acquired 24 year old running back James Robinson from the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Well, he brings a lot to the table and he said it himself.
"I'm a hard runner. I try not to get too cute with a lot of things, but if I have to, I will. I try to score touchdowns and get yards," Robinson told NYJets.com.
"He looks like Michael [Carter] in stature, but he's a one-cut runner, he gets downhill in a hurry," Saleh said. "He's a really, really good complement to what Ty Johnson and Michael bring to the table, so just trying to keep that versatility in our room. Obviously, losing Breece is a big blow, but James Robinson is a pretty good football player, too."
Well Saleh speaks the truth. Robinson is still a good football player.
Robinson averaged 4.2 yards per carry in seven games this season (five starts), but his role changed rather quickly thanks to Travis Etienne's increased involvement in Jacksonville's offense. In the first three games of the season, Robinson scored four total touchdowns with the Jaguars and recorded 230 rushing yards.
Yes, he did have a serious Achilles injury but he is still a young and talented player that can help massively. In 18 games where he was given 15+ carries, Robinson rushed for 1,593 yards on 335 carries, giving him 88.5 rushing yards per game on a superbly efficient 4.8 yards per carry.
Robinson isn't a Breece Hall but he is someone that can come in and make a difference alongside Michael Carter. The New York Jets have trusted the run game and they will continue to feed the ball. They will have to try to get Wilson going but having backs like Robinson and Carter will keep helping him move the ball and remove pressure.
One more thing that is impressive is how well he was able to run with a not so good offensive line in Jacksonville. As we all know, Alijah Vera-Tucker is out for the reason and was the best lineman the Jets had. The Jets offensive line is struggling a little but Robinson is aware of that and still can make plays. Jacksonville has ranked in the bottom half of most run-blocking categories over the last three years, per JetsxFactor.com.
So yes, Robinson is a good player and Jets got him for a steal.
Douglas has sent a message and that is they want to win now. Well, they are doing just that as some difficult games are coming off.