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Friday, December 3, 2021

Zack Wilson returns, possibly sane for his time

Zack Wilson is finally out of the recovery chamber and is happy to return after missing four weeks with a sprained PCL.

“It’s awesome. I’m excited,” Wilson said.

Wilson isn’t worried about rust or mental impediments that can lead to injuries.

“I feel 100% confident in my ability to go out there and play football how I should play football,” Wilson said.

The QB said on Wednesday that being sidelined would only improve his reading and attacking abilities.

According to Next Gen Stats, when the No. 2 pick was played, he averaged 3.10 seconds to hold the ball the longest to starting quarterback.

Main reason why: He was trying to make plays and push the ball down the field. That’s why his intended air yardage per attempt was 8.8, the sixth highest in the NFL. They rarely took checkdowns, Josh Johnson, Mike White and Joe Flacco did a better job.

Robert Saleh called it “boring football” and meant it as a compliment, adding to how the offense stays on track.

Wilson agrees with that thought process, but wouldn’t call it monotonous.

“I wouldn’t call it boring football. Just play football the way it’s supposed to be played,” Wilson said. “Make the decisions they’re giving you. If they’re not letting us down the field, I understand what we’re calling the play for and being able to get the ball down to our playmakers. ,

Saleh always believed that sitting was beneficial to Wilson because the rookie could have the opportunity to see other quarterbacks committing the offense.

“I think he sees that it can be effective,” Saleh said. “Even Mike (White) and even Joe (Fleco) were in the game saying, ‘Hey, it’s okay, you can progress, get rid of running through checks. You don’t need to wait all the time.'”

Wilson seconds his coach.

“Looking at what other people are doing. Find out things that I could have done better, things that other quarterbacks could have done better,” Wilson said. “They did what they did well. Seeing how they process things and maybe talking about how I would have looked at it… so that was awesome.”

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But Saleh also knows that there is an equilibrium in this because you don’t want to completely oppose Wilson’s electric potential.

“There’s such a balance because you don’t want a Charlie checkdown, right? You don’t want people looking for a check down every time,” Saleh said. “One of his super strengths is that he can push the ball down and get it to any part of the football field at any time.”

In his first six starts, Wilson played as if he was still in college, a backyard playwright trying to generate explosive gains. It worked sometimes.

Two of his four touchdowns were out of structure. Some of his best plays were also his 54-yard off-platform throw to Keelan Cole in a Titans victory that traveled 56 yards in the air, according to NGS.

But it also caused trouble, as he threw four interceptions in the first Patriots game. Some were forcibly thrown; Others used to come to plays where it would have been better to catch the ball and take a sack.

It is worth saying again and again: these growing pains are normal for a cheater.

“I think that’s something I’m still going to figure out because I’ll be back,” Wilson said. “I think it’s something I’ve figured out more, the ability to put an end to something if it doesn’t look good. I need to have a trust in what I’m seeing and just say that.” ‘It’s not looking good, let me get the ball out of here.'”

Wilson’s first opponent is the 2-8 Houston Texans.

The Texans are allowing 255 yards and 27 points per game, both in the bottom third of the NFL. He played an exceptionally defensive game against the Titans, coming fifth in scoring, giving him 13 points in the win. The unit made four interceptions against Ryan Tanhill in the process.

The Texans also put the Dolphins on 17 points, but this was against Jacobi Brissette, so take that with a grain of salt.

No matter who he is facing, Zach is back. The Jets and their fans get another look at the No. 2 overall pick on Sunday.

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