Back to Reality: Jets Defense Loses Game

Well Miami shut Rex Ryan up, the Jets defense up, and of course they shut me up. Mark Sanchez and the Jets offense did everything and more for the Jets to get a win. Time and time again the Jets defense had a chance to close the deal and end the game, and time and time again they were overpowered by Miami’s offense and Chad Henne who came up with key timely throws.

Darrelle Revis was toasted by Ted Ginn Jr for a 53 yard touchdown in the 4th quarter. However, the Jets offense responded like they did all night and answered with a Thomas Jones touchdown set up by a pass interference penalty drawn by Braylon Edwards, who couldn’t have done anymore in his Jets debut to validate trading for him.

Miami got the ball with about 5 minutes on the clock down by 3 and let’s call it what it was…they drove the ball down the Jets throat and converted multiple key third and longs, as backup turned starters Dwight Lowery and Drew Coleman were beaten by Greg Camarillo. With the game on the line and Miami on the 2 yard line with one play to go before they’d be forced to settle for a field goal and send the game into OT. However, Kris Jenkins, Bart Scott, David Harris, Kerry Rhodes and the rest of the loud talking Jets defense was ran over without even putting up a fight.

For the second game in a row the Jets didn’t record a sack and in reality didn’t come near touching Chad Henne all night. Where is that hyped up Rex Ryan pass rush? Where is the run defense?

The positives? Mark Sanchez played very well. Braylon Edwards was terrific, also David Clowney played a great game. There were signs of life from the Jets running game, but it still isn’t all the way back yet.

Everytime the Jets get you excited, they quickly bring you right back down to reality. The 3-0 is start is just about gone now and the Jets are now just another 3-2 team. I am guilty of both overestimating the Jets and underestimating the Dolphins, especially Chad Henne and their offensive line. Well, at least we are all used to disappointment.

Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

  • Coach

    Mr. Caporoso, Wow, get all the sharp objects out of the house!!!! I do however appreciate your honest assessment and candid use of phrases such as: Toasted, Run down their throat and most notably, hyped-up Rex Ryan defense!!!!!!!! Not necassarly spoken like a “true” Jets fan, because I am sure there are still some looking for reservation in Miami for early February. You of course are still seeing the glass 1/2 full claiming a good game from a QB that throws for 50% and less than 200yds (avwerage for the past 3 games), but you are a realist as this article exemplifies. Keep your head by the time your season is over you will be gaining a historical perspective and knowledge of your heritage with no need to look for a Starbucks in which to access the internet to watch “my team” play yours as Santa begins to make his way back up North. Another Christmas will come and go with no February plans under the tree. But, perhaps BRay-man can give you some short time relief before he ends up exchanging tatoos with Plax. Bye-week, what am I to do?

  • Joe Caporoso

    coach…you should know more than anyone that a football season is full of peaks and valleys, while the Jets may not be the second coming of the 1985 Bears, don’t bury them at 3-2 with 3 of their next 4 games against the Bills, Raiders, and Jaguars

  • Coach

    Did I say bury?? I just said “enjoy your vacation overseas”! By the way I really like this forum in which to discuss your (our) passion. Additionally, don’t sleep on the Jags, bastards!