Initial Reaction: I Always Loved Dwight Lowery, Jets Move To 4-1


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What was that everybody was saying about the difficult start to the Jets schedule?

It was ugly at times, the weather was an issue…again, as God continues to strike the Jets with lightning whenever they host a primetime game. However, the Jets proved they were one of the elite teams in the NFL by beating a very good Minnesota Vikings team, despite playing far from their best game.

They were plagued by dropped passes on offense, questionable play calling and horrific time management at the end of the game but still ran the ball well and hit a few big plays when needed. Mark Sanchez didn’t turn the ball over. LaDainian Tomlinson continues to look great and Shonn Greene finally broke off a big touchdown run.

On defense, Darrelle Revis is clearly far from 100 percent. Antonio Cromartie played a terrific game against Randy Moss. I know he got him once but that was a perfect throw from Favre and beyond that Cromartie kept him in check despite being on an island with him on multiple deep balls. Drew Coleman played well. The run defense was good, not great…and yes TOJ favorite Dwight Lowery stepped up to make the game clinching interception.

It would have been gut wrenching to watch the Jets choke away a game they were firmly in control of on a last minute game winning drive by Brett Favre. It couldn’t have been written any better to win the game by taking one of his trademark interceptions back to the house.

The Jets just may be the best team in football right now but they will have a difficult challenge this week on the road in Denver.

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

  • Go home Brady

    Good work as always Joe!

    Two things… offensive line played great and what has gotten into drew coleman… he’s playing great this year.

  • Tony C

    If the weather was better we would have had at least one other passing TD. But when you watch it on a shitty TV and can see the rain… you know its bad, my father was at the game he even said the rain was awful. So lets not abuse Mark and the receivers, at the very least Mark… second year, still not used to launching in down pouring the rain.

  • simplysimon2

    In college, Dwight’s nickname was “Dwight, the swipe”. He lived up to that. Smarter play would have been to take a knee at the one like MJD did against us and then run out the clock without any Vikes timeouts and not giving Favre the ball again. Emotionally difficult but smart ball.

  • Jets4Life

    It was a great game but one thing really stood out for me. Revis is definitely not 100%. He looked slow and rusty. I think they should just let him sit out the Denver game and then we got the bye. I didn’t think there was any real need for him to play last night. Cromartie was great. Out of Braylon, Holmes and Cromartie, Cromartie is leading the race for the long term contract.