Rams’ Aaron Donald doesn’t take Sam Darnold, Jets easily

Aaron Donald will be watching Sam Darnold around the field on Sunday, and the Jets hope to somehow keep the Los Angeles Rams defensive star away from their defender as much as possible.

While the Jets have been asked all week about the NFL sack leader and the No. 1 defense in the league, here’s a sample of “Donald on Darnold” from his Thursday Zoom call to the media.

“Obviously, he doesn’t play the way they want to play, but I think he’s a good defender,” Donald said. “She is very mobile. He can move, make things happen with his feet and get out of trouble. He seems to be strong. I saw him a few times when he looked like he was about to be fired, but he managed to break out and make something happen.

“He is a solid defender, so I studied this and I understood that the games will not be easy. We have to win them. We just have to do our job. He’s a good defender. They have some good players around him, young players. “

Darnold, who grew up in Southern California and played collegiate at USC, returned the compliments, even though his words were probably an understatement.

“Yes, Aaron Donald is a good player,” Darnold said. “He certainly appears on the tape, especially since it seems that whenever a song needs to be made, he is always there. So it will be fun to play against him. “

The Jets placed him on the defensive line Fatukasi Folorunso on the reserve list / COVID-19 due to close contact with someone outside the organization. Because he must remain on the roster for five days before he is eligible to return, he will miss Sunday’s game.

Adam Gase he said it was “a very good possibility” of that sideline Jordan Jenkins (shoulder) will have to undergo surgery. Ase Gase added that there is a “good chance” of a hit Sam Ficken will be active and “we hope we get [running back La’Mical Perine] back in the last two games. “

corner Bless Austin, who returned last week after missing four games with a neck injury to find out if the Jets’ 0-13 record was frustrating: “It was hard. To say “frustrating”, a lot of crazy things happen in this world. I don’t mean frustrating – that’s a pretty strong word – but it was hard to deal with the losers. “