First a few updates:
1. I’m not going to get on Rex Ryan for thinking the Jets were mathematically eliminated from the playoffs after yesterday’s game. Who could figure out this AFC mess, where somehow the Jets still remain within reasonable distance of a playoff spot? I spent an hour today messing with that Yahoo playoff generator and it is scary how alive the Jets still are…of course all scenarios involve them winning football games, a difficult task for a team with a choke artist defense, a terrible quarterback, and no kicking game…well maybe that was harsh but I am still bitter from yesterday.
2. Here is some more bitterness…glad to see Chad Henne throw three picks and blow the game for Miami in OT…tired of seeing the Randy Moss “silence his critics and is still dominant” story angle, the guy had 5 catches for 70 yards against Buffalo…the Buffalo Bills who haven’t made the playoffs since I was in like 6th grade. There I got my shots in on all the AFC East teams.
3. The stats have been updated…20 interceptions…yes 20.
Grading Out Jets/Falcons Game…quick and sarcastic version
Quarterbacks (F) – Well at least he only threw 3 interceptions, not 4 like against New England or 5 like against Buffalo. Why not throw 3 picks against the worst secondary in football? Mark…there is safeties on a defense…they play over the top, they are the guys who keep stepping in and intercepting your passes. This isn’t a USC September game against Oregon State…oh wait, never mind you lost to them too.
Running Backs (C) – Tough day for Thomas Jones who gets a pass because he has been great all year…obviously the unsportsmanlike penalty is unacceptable. Shonn Greene was also quiet. You have a better chance of seeing Mark Sanchez making a Pro Bowl than seeing Danny Woodhead break a tackle.
Wide Receivers (B) – Great day from Braylon who is earning that new contract. Cotchery did his job as usual. Brad Smith is starting to play well on a weekly basis.
The Tight Ends are too irrelevant on this offense to be assigned a grade.
Offensive Line (D) – One of their worst games of the year…the penalty on Alan Faneca at the end of the game was a terrible call however.
Defensive Line (C) – Good job against the run but zero sacks….and zero snowballs thrown by Shaun Ellis.
Linebackers (C) – Nobody has talked more trash on a more average team than Bart Scott. Bryan Thomas has done his best Vernon Gholston impression most of the season.
Secondary (B) – Darrelle Revis is as good as it gets but if he has one thing to improve on, it is catching the football. Kerry Rhodes played his best game of the season.
Special Teams (F) – Kellen Clemens would a great holder/#3 quarterback in the USFL.
Coaching (F) – Do I need to explain?