Three takeaways from the Jets’ 24-16 preseason win over the Falcons on Monday night at MetLife Stadium:
Bryce Hall had a brutal game. The third-year cornerback got beat by Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts for a 52-yard gain on the second play of the game. He also gave up a touchdown, committed a penalty and missed a tackle. Hall, a starter a year ago, is likely going to be the team’s fifth corner this year.
Jonathan Marshall had a strong sequence in the third quarter with a sack and a tackle for loss on back-to-back plays to force an Atlanta punt. Marshall, a 2021 draft pick, is fighting for a rotational role on a deep defensive line.
Yes, it was mostly backups out there, but the Jets did not play well for most of the night, especially early in the game. The Falcons had 306 yards in the first half and hit several big plays against the Jets. The Jets committed 11 penalties in the game, too. Ugly football.