RB Isaiah Crowell - Free Agent
|5-11, 224||Born: 1-8-1993||College: Alabama State||Drafted: ---|
Week 21: bye week
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
Isaiah Crowell's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 14 vs BUF (2 / 5 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Crowell was forced out of the game early with a foot injury, and it is unknown if it will result in more missed time for him going forward.
2018 Week 13 vs TEN (21 / 98 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 9 / 0 rec)
While Crowell had his best day since the Week 5 drubbing he delivered to Denver, his efforts weren't enough to salt away the game for the Jets in the fourth quarter. Crowell carried the ball once on the Jets' first drive of the fourth and then didn't see a touch at all in the next series, while the Titans pulled to within a field goal. On the next drive he only got one touch, with the Jets calling a pair of pass plays to no avail, forcing them to punt. During the next drive, Crowell gained 13 yards on three carries before getting replaced by Trenton Cannon on 3rd and 5. Cannon didn't gain any yards and the Jets were forced to punt. Overall, Crowell looked good behind an offensive line which had issues opening holes and in an offense which is so short-yardage focused that it begs the defense to crowd the line of scrimmage.
2018 Week 12 vs NE (6 / 30 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)
Crowell saw the field less than Elijah McGuire, but caught the ball more for more yards. The Jets, while not trailing by an enormous amount until the fourth quarter, rarely ran the ball even though Crowell was averaging 5 yards a carry.
2018 Week 10 vs BUF (7 / 19 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Crowell had no more luck than anyone else behind this offensive line, and in fact struggled more than Elijah McGuire, who seems to be able to create more without the help of a line. Crowell did have a score in garbage time, a five yard run which featured a little agility.
2018 Week 9 vs MIA (13 / 49 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Crowell struggled to get any rhythm going, and had a hard time getting open running lanes behind a struggling offensive line. The Dolphins aren't run-stopping juggernauts, but they seemed to have a field day with the Jets offensive line, and were constantly able to hamper Crowell's efforts. This was exacerbated by quarterback Sam Darnold's issues, as the defense was able to stack the box without fear the young quarterback would beat them.
2018 Week 8 vs CHI (13 / 25 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
You wouldn't fault Isaiah Crowell if he missed Cleveland, and a much better offensive line these days. There wasn't much room for Crowell to run, and he was often hit behind the line of scrimmage. The second half saw very little work for him, as the Jets fell behind 14-3 and the team chose to move away from running the ball.
2018 Week 7 vs MIN (11 / 29 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 21 / 0 rec)
The Vikings were in no way letting the ground game beat them, and it didn't help the Jets that Crowell was playing with a bad ankle. The Jets couldn't lighten his load though, as Bilal Powell went down with a neck injury, and he was ineffective in the carries he got before the team abandoned the run.
2018 Week 6 vs IND (13 / 40 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
A week after a franchise record-setting day and nursing an ankle injury, Crowell took a bit of a back seat to Bilal Powell. Crowell's plays often took him around the edge or off-tackle, and there wasn't much room there for him, but he did have a nice run late in the third quarter where he broke through the middle of the line and bulled his way to a 21-yard gain. It's unclear how much he was hampered by his ankle issue, or what the long-term diagnosis is going forward.
2018 Week 5 vs DEN (15 / 219 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
It was a record-setting day for Isaiah Crowell against the Denver Broncos, as the running back set not only a career best but a franchise best as well. Crowell, who credited his offensive line with the big day, averaged 14.6 yards per carry and benefitted from some massive holes. Not only was he good between the tackles, but Crowell showed speed and athleticism getting to the edge and turning upfield. It was on one of those plays that Crowell broke for his 77-yard touchdown run. On the play, Crowell bounced outside and then made a defender miss as he turned upfield. He cut inside, making another defender grab air, before turning on the afterburners and, with a key block, cruised for an "easy' score. Not long after, Crowell was hit in the backfield by a Broncos defender, but kept his feet moving and slipped the tackle, gaining a first down with the second effort.
2018 Week 4 vs JAX (4 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
Crowell's most impactful play was also a completely negative one -- though not really his fault. Backed up on their goal line in the early part of the third quarter, the Jets called a run play -- what appeared to be a simple dive -- to get a little breathing room for the offense. But on the play, left guard James Carpenter chipped in to assist center Spencer Long and then stepped up to take on a linebacker, while left tackle Kelvin Beachem for some reason stepped left and had to reach back to try and slow Campbell down. Finally, tight end Eric Tomlinson was clearly supposed to block someone on the outside but why he didn't change course when Campbell was clearly unimpeded is a mystery for the ages.
2018 Week 3 vs CLE (16 / 34 / 2 rush, 3 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Crowell had a tough time finding room to run during Thursday night's game, but made up for it with a pair of touchdowns, which he then marred with an idiotic celebration on the second, drawing a penalty. His first touchdown was a nice run outside along the left side of the formation. Quarterback Sam Darnold sold that he was going to keep the ball and a combination of solid blocking by the receivers and defensive players crashing too hard into the backfield left him with nobody between him and the end zone. His second touchdown was the result of more good blocking, including from backup center Jonotthan Harrison, who lined up in the backfield as a fullback and helped open up a fat running lane into the end zone. Crowell saw more carries than Bilal Powell, though did less with them, and was targeted three times to Powell's one, catching two.
2018 Week 2 vs MIA (12 / 35 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 4 / 0 rec)
The backfield continues to split carries and as such, production for the position continues to be shaky. Not that it mattered on a day when the offensive line was being battered by the Dolphins defensive front and Crowell found himself hit at or behind the line of scrimmage too often. With the receivers dropping passes, the Dolphins stacked the box regularly, making it even harder for Crowell to gain positive yards.
2018 Week 1 vs DET (10 / 102 / 2 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Crowell didn't get the start but looked very good in his first regular season game with the Jets. He finished off a critical drive in the first quarter with a 6-yard touchdown run and put the final nail in the Lions' coffin with a late 62-yard score to finish off a 31 point third quarter. On that play, Crowell took the handoff and went right, finding a big hole opened by the Jets offensive line, which played very well Monday night. Crowell ran for the sideline, then followed it to the end zone, out-running the Lions defenders trying to catch him. On the first touchdown, Crowell showed determination and toughness in fighting his way and then stretching for the goal line while being tackled. It's clear Bilal Powell will get plenty of carries -- he actually had 12 to Crowell's 10 -- it certainly looks like Crowell will be a very effective runner when in the game.
Latest NewsJets | Isaiah Crowell released (Thu Mar 14, 10:50 AM) - New York Jets RB Isaiah Crowell was released Thursday, March 14. link to story Jets | Isaiah Crowell likely on the way out (Wed Mar 13, 01:28 AM) - New York Jets RB Isaiah Crowell is a strong candidate to be released no later than Friday, March 15 - the date where half of his $4 million base salary becomes fully guaranteed. The Jets will net $3 million in cap savings if they part ways with him by Friday while incurring $2 million worth of dead money on their salary cap. link to story
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