Rich Cimini, ESPN Staff WriterNov 19, 2023, 06:00 AM ET
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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — A look at what’s happening around the New York Jets:
1. Cut it out: The blocking technique that caused a firestorm in the aftermath of Aaron Rodgers‘ left Achilles injury appears to be history. That’s right, the Jets have cut the cut block from their game plans.
The offensive line hasn’t executed any designed cut blocks since the game where their starting quarterback was injured in Week 1 on “Monday Night Football,” a person familiar with the situation told ESPN, which confirmed it with a video review of every pass play.
On the infamous play, the fourth snap of the season, tackle Duane Brown tried to cut-block Buffalo Bills defensive end Leonard Floyd — a perfectly legal play. But it didn’t work, Rodgers was sacked by