The Jets defense bounced back after an embarrassing outing in Duval County Womens Jordan Jenkins Jersey , allowing only 16 points to Case Keenum’s Broncos. For the most part, the coverage performance was strong across the board.Let’s take a look at the numbers!Previous editions: Pre 1, Pre 2, Pre 3, Pre 4, W1-DET, W2-MIA, W3-CLE, W4-JAXRULESThe coverage numbers include only legitimate targets into the general area of a receiver/defender; throws in which a defender in coverage was directly involved the outcome. Throwaways and deflections at the line are excluded.The stats for each individual are that of the quarterback’s passing numbers when targeting the individual’s matchup. A player could receive coverage credit even if a teammate finished the play. For example, against Denver this season, Morris Claiborne tipped a pass in this direction that ended up being intercepted by Marcus Maye. I credited Claiborne with that interception.Penalties and pass breakups counted are only those accumulated in coverage. Penalties/PBUs picked up on blitzes, or penalties tackling another player’s responsibility, are not included.“Burns mitigated by opponent miscue,” or “miscues” (M) are included in charting to attempt to knock defenders who benefited from an egregious error by the offense (drop, horrible throw) and give perspective to the validity of their raw stats. A defender can still register an interception or incompletion to his credit on a miscued play.First, here’s a look at each targeted player’s total numbers in coverage against Denver.Next Avery Williamson Jersey , let’s take a look at the coverage numbers broken down by individual player-vs.-player matchups and man coverage vs. zone coverage. Opponents who saw targets lined up both inside and outside are listed twice.Some takeaways from the numbers:It looks like an awful game from Darron Lee in the box score, but most of the production he allowed came in garbage time. They were still mistakes independent of the fact the Jets were playing soft prevent defense, but this game was not as bad as it looked for him.Interesting game from Morris Claiborne. He saw an absurd 12 targets in this game. On those, he was a mixed bag, but overall he provided more good than bad. He broke up a ridiculous 4 passes (more than any other Jet has on the entire year), with one of them ending up in the hands of Marcus Maye. While Claiborne allowed 5 first downs, a couple of those were in garbage time, and on the whole he allowed less than 6.0 yards per attempt. He has had a very good start to the season.Maye allowed a touchdown to Courtland Sutton early in the game, but settled in afterwards. He made a bunch of great plays in zone coverage, overall yielding only 26 yards on 5 targets. After a rusty game in Jacksonville and poor start against Denver, Maye spent the final 3.5 quarters of this game looking like the player Jets fans have been itching to see.Parry Nickerson has had a rough start in man coverage. He allowed two big gains in this game playing man-to-man. On the year, he has allowed 3 first downs and 83 yards on 6 targets in man coverage compared to no first downs and 31 yards on 6 targets in zone coverage. His cover fundamentals are very raw, but he has flashed using his athleticism and that click-and-close ability in zone situations.Quality game from Avery Williamson in coverage. A season high 5 targets for him, and he allowed only 14 yards and 1 first down, which came in garbage time. While his coverage responsibilities are not as difficult as Lee’s, you can’t help but appreciate that he has only allowed 84 yards and 6 first downs over 5 games playing every single down.I thought Darryl Roberts was a bit underrated last season but he has been toast so far this year. In addition to the 60 yards and 3 firsts he allowed Youth Spencer Long Jersey , including a big touchdown to Demaryius Thomas, Roberts was lucky not to be tagged for a 40+ yard gain on another play that was wiped out by a questionable offensive pass interference.FILMMorris Claiborne got his hands over the football in this game, and nearly had a couple of interceptions of his own. Here (top), Claiborne is all over the out route run by Emmanuel Sanders and gets two hands on the ball. 3 of Claiborne’s 4 breakups in this game came matched up against Sanders.Fans love to call out Buster Skrine, and sometimes it is deserved. However, it can be tough to realize that a player is starter-quality until he is replaced by a sixth-round rookie.Parry Nickerson has great athletic traits, but clearly has a ways to go until he is a viable man cover slot corner in the NFL. He follows Daesean Hamilton across the formation and takes him in man coverage. Nickerson bites very hard on the outside step and opens up towards the sideline. Easy money to the middle of the field.Marcus Maye allowed the first touchdown of the game that put the Jets behind 7-0. Maye (deep middle) has Sutton passed off to him by Williamson, and is in decent position to defend the in-breaking route. However, once Sutton comes out of the top of his route and begins breaking for the corner of the end zone, Maye gets caught looking at the quarterback and missteps, allowing enough separation for Keenum to complete a tight throw for the score.Maye did quite a bit to make up for that touchdown. Here, responsible for deep routes towards the middle of the field on the defense’s left side, Maye (deep safety on defense’s left side) does a great job picking up Thomas and preventing him from getting to this deep pass. Thomas had the full head of steam to blow by Maye and get to this pass in stride, but Maye does a good job getting in front of Thomas and impeding the route without making the contact excessive, and then sticks to him tight down the field.Here is how the Jets are stacking up through five games. Mike Maccagnan is living in the present — with an eye on the New York Jets' future.The fourth-year general manager is far from pleased or satisfied with the team's third straight 3-5 start. He also insists there's plenty of time left before this season can be accurately judged.Playoffs or not, Maccagnan knows this: He and the rest of the franchise believe they've got their quarterback in Sam Darnold and the Jets will have plenty of money — about $100 million — to build around him during what the GM says will be a "very active" offseason for the team."We have a lot of things in place that with a successful offseason Youth Doug Middleton Jersey ," Maccagnan said Thursday, "we can actually put ourselves in a position — with cap space and cash in free agency, along with our draft picks — in our mind to really springboard this thing forward."Maccagnan's future with the Jets isn't a stone-cold lock beyond this season, and neither is that of coach Todd Bowles. New York has a game Sunday at Miami and home against Buffalo next Sunday before taking its bye-week break.The Jets might have a good sense of where this season is headed at that point. An eighth straight year without a playoff appearance won't sit well with fans, and maybe not with owner Christopher Johnson, either."Where Sam Darnold is today is not where he's going to be a year from now or two years from now," Maccagnan said. "The goal is the playoffs. If you don't make the playoffs, are we moving the team in that direction?"Progress is the key, and that's the goal over New York's final eight games of the regular season. Not that the Jets have chalked up this season to developing Darnold, and wins be damned."I don't know if you go in with the mindset of, 'Hey, we're just going to write this one off,'" Maccagnan said. "We're like everybody else: We want to win football games."The Jets haven't done that consistently enough over the past three years under Maccagnan and Bowles. Part of the issue has been the lack of success in the draft during that span — with only 13 of 22 picks taken from 2015-17 still on the roster — despite Maccagnan saying he feels "pretty good" about his selections.But this season is different in the sense that New York has Darnold, the No. 3 overall pick who has started from Week 1 and been the anointed face of the franchise since his name was called by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at the draft in April.It has been an up-and-down season for Darnold, whose 10 interceptions are tied for the most in the league. There are spurts of brilliance, though Youth Jamal Adams Jersey , and a mental approach that has been highly praised by coaches, teammates, opponents and media, along with his natural instincts."When you look at him from kind of his approach to the game, his work ethic," Maccagnan said, "it's something we knew coming in, but obviously watching him kind of handle that situation, handle the locker room, how he approaches it, his passion to be good and his competitiveness, that's been a really big positive for him."So far, that has been one of the few things Jets fans have been able to feel good about this season.Maccagnan understands the record isn't ideal. Neither are the tough losses. Patience, for now, is being preached."It's not enjoyable to go out and lose games every week," Maccagnan said. "I think anybody who has gone through that Color Rush Morris Claiborne Jersey , or is currently going through that, it's not a great experience. That's not what we get paid to do. But I do think that you're going to have to go through that maturation process at some point in time with the quarterback."Still, Maccagnan said the Jets' focus is trying to win as many games as they can in the second half of the season."There's things that we're going to go through this season that will help us going forward," Maccagnan said. "The idea is that, in the end, our goal is to go out there and compete consistently for the playoffs."That's the delicate balance of a GM in Maccagnan's position: trying to marry the short-term goals with the long-term view for the franchise."Where we are right now, we're not at the end result yet," Maccagnan said. "But we're in the process where we feel really good about some of the pieces we have and we're going through a maturation process."NOTES: CB Trumaine Johnson (quadriceps) was limited at practice after sitting out team drills the past three weeks. It's still unclear if he'll be able to play at Miami. ... WRs Quincy Enunwa (ankle) and Robby Anderson (ankle), TE Neal Sterling (concussion), NT Steve McLendon (ankle) and LBs Frankie Luvu (neck) and Kevin Pierre-Louis (foot) all didn't practice. ... WR-KR Andre Roberts tweaked his back and was limited. ... LT Kelvin Beachum (knee/ankle) was also limited. ... S Marcus Maye (thumb), C Spencer Long (knee/finger) and LB Jordan Jenkins (ankle) were all full participants after being limited Wednesday.