Jets speedster Robby Anderson makes fast and loud statement

From ESPN - August 13, 2017

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A look at the positive and negative performances from the New York Jets' 7-3 victory Saturday over the Tennessee Titans:


WR Robby Anderson -- This is not breaking news: Anderson can fly. Still. On the fourth play of the game, he blew past former New England Patriots cornerback Logan Ryan and made a 53-yard reception to set up the only touchdown. Ryan, one of the Titans' big free-agent signings, played a "bail" technique on Anderson, respecting his deep speed. Did not matter; he still got torched. "Speed is a premium in this league, and he has it in droves," said Josh McCown, who made the throw. It was a nice first game for Anderson (three catches, 71 yards), their No. 1 receiver now that Quincy Enunwa is done for the season. The question is, can he beat press coverage? That's what gives him trouble.

OLB Josh Martin -- Playing with the second- and third-stringers, Martin notched one of the team's eight sacks. He also hit the quarterback on another play and later recovered a fumble. Jordan Jenkins (one sack) and Freddie Bishop started at outside linebacker, with Lorenzo Mauldin (back) sitting out with an injury. The Jets have a lot of bodies at outside linebacker and they are waiting for two to separate from the pack. Martin is in the conversation. Chances are, they will go into the season with a committee approach.

QB Christian Hackenberg -- Coach Todd Bowles said Hackenberg looked "comfortable" in the pocket. His performance was far from elite -- no points in eight possessions -- but he completed 18 of 25 passes. A year ago, he would have struggled to complete 18 of 25 against air, let alone a real defense. That's called progress. "I was so proud of him because you have little hiccups here and there that were not necessarily his fault, but he kept battling through and played within the game," McCown said.


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