Corey Davis has been a Jet for more than 18 months, so in one sense, it is unsettling to hear him talk about trying to get his chemistry down with the offense and Zach Wilson. In another sense, if the second half of the Jets’ victory last Sunday at Pittsburgh is any indication, that process is nearing an end.
“Feels like we got it down,” Davis told The Post on Friday. “He did a great job of putting the ball where it needed to be.”
Davis finished the game with five catches on six targets for 74 yards. That may be a pedestrian stat line, but all five of those catches came in the second half and four of them came in the fourth quarter. One was a touchdown on third-and-5 to put the Jets within three points. Two more came on the final drive, when Wilson went into the huddle and told everyone, “Hey, let’s go down and score a touchdown.”
If the Jets are indeed a different team, with a different ceiling now that Wilson is back under center, it follows that the receivers, too, will be elevated.
Davis, at least when it counted, followed that mantra last Sunday. Now he’ll need to do it against Miami this Sunday.
“It’s different, man, [with Wilson],” he said. “He can keep it alive, he can extend plays with his legs. He has great talent, great arm strength. Glad to have him back.”
Head coach Robert Saleh dismissed the analytics that point toward the Dolphins’ defense, which ranks 28th in Football Outsiders’ all-encompassing DVOA measurement, being vulnerable.
“They’re explosive,” Saleh said. “They don’t let you in the end zone and they do a lot of really good things to create problems not only for the play-caller, but for the quarterback and the offensive line and the protection system.”
Tackle Max Mitchell (knee) and LB Quincy Williams (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday and are out for the game Sunday. LB Marcell Harris (neck) was a full participant and is questionable. RB Breece Hall (ankle) was a full participant and should play Sunday.
Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill’s status for Sunday is suddenly in some doubt. Miami coach Mike McDaniel told reporters that Hill had a quad issue come up, but the team is hopeful he’ll play. He was limited in practice Friday and was listed as questionable.
QB Tua Tagovailoa (concussion, back, ankle) and TE Cethan Carter (concussion) are out. OT Terron Armstead (toe) didn’t practice on Friday and is questionable. CB Xavien Howard (groins) and WR Jaylen Waddle (groin) were limited participants and are listed as questionable.
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