Three on O: Hall, Glaser, Bawden

After each game, we'll be highlighting three defensive and three offensive players and looking in detail at their performance. We'll wrap up today with the offense:

First Team Hall Pro

Breece Hall's sensational performance deserves a longer look as he carried 37 times for 178 yards, leaving him just six yards short of a thousand-yard season and three carries short of Johnny Hector's franchise record for carries in a game.

It was an excellent performance from Hall, who also caught two passes for 12 yards. That included a slick one-handed grab and, despite being one of his least productive pass catching games of the season, was enough to establish him as the league leader among running backs in terms of both receptions and receiving yards.

A few weeks ago, you'll recall that Robert Saleh suggest that Hall needs to get more "tough" yards and that he was constantly looking to break a long run rather than taking what the defense gave him. In other words, he needed to be more decisive. His recent success could certainly be attributed to him playing like this.

Here's a play which illustrates that well, while also giving us another excuse to enjoy Mekhi Becton's pancake.

Of course, this style can reap its own rewards because it still grinds on the defense and gives you a chance to break long runs as the game goes along. Hall's 50-yard touchdown to ice the game was testament to this.

It still allows him to be creative and change direction to pick up additional yardage at the second level and down the field though. Here's one of his most spectacular runs.

Having got through the season healthy and strung together some excellent performances at the end of the year, Hall is going to make the Jets very confident that their offense can revolve around him next year.

He might even face fewer stacked boxes, which should ensure fewer games with a low yards per carry average - he averaged 2.3 yards per carry or less in seven games.

Glaser Beam

Chris Glaser, who previously started the second Bills game at right guard and played six snaps at center in the Houston game was elevated for the final game of the season and had to play center for the last 20 snaps following an injury to Joe Tippmann.

The team was 6-3 up when Glaser took over and ended up winning 17-3 so clearly they functioned well enough with him in there to get the win. That was despite the fact he airmailed a high snap over Trevor Siemian's head on his first play.

In pass protection, Glaser only had to block for five plays but didn't allow any pressure as the Jets were obviously running most of the time by that stage.

After Glaser entered, the running game was initially less successful than it had been to that point. Hall started off by carrying the ball 10 times for just 26 yards after Glaser replaced Tippmann. However, he eventually broke the 50-yarder for a score.

Glaser didn't make any obvious mistakes or impact blocks other than his bad snap, but he did well on the two point conversion where Hall ran it in behind his block.

The likes of Glaser, Xavier Newman and Jake Hanson will battle for a roster spot in camp but none of them will be a lock as Joe Douglas is sure to bring in extra bodies in addition to the returning injured players. It will be interesting if any of them can build on the experience gained this year to earn a backup role or practice squad spot though.

Bawdy Romp

Let's end the season with some HOT FULLBACK ACTION.

Nick Bawden was elevated again off the practice squad and his sensational lead block led the way for Hall's clinching touchdown.

(Also, what a block by Irv Charles).

Bawden played 15 snaps, the third most he's been on the field for all season, and played a role in the success of the running game in addition to making a good block on special teams.

In all, over his last four games, Bawden played 56 snaps. He had only played 74 snaps for the rest of the season combined.

It was obvious the Jets would be retaining Bawden, as indicated by his increased usage over the last month of the season. Indeed, they announced that they had signed him to a futures deal on Tuesday.

Previously: Three on D: Davis, Hector, McDonald