Instant Reaction – Disappointing Jets Fall To 1-1

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It was going to be a tall order for the New York Jets in Pittsburgh, against a desperate 0-1 team particularly without Darrelle Revis, Dustin Keller and Bryan Thomas in the line-up. However, there are no excuses for how the Jets lost today. Dropped passes. Muffed punts. Porous tackling. Questionable coaching decisions. The game was there for the taking and the Jets put forth a sloppy, borderline embarrassing effort.

On offense the Jets got off a fast start but eventually fizzled thanks to a lack of a running game and dropped passes. Shonn Greene had 11 carries for 23 yards and again made nobody miss and broke no tackles. On the eye test Bilal Powell looked better when carrying the football and yes, the Jets should have turned to Tim Tebow more frequently as a rushing option. Greene isn’t good enough not be a supported by another option or two. Santonio Holmes spent the entire game whining to the officials and dropping catchable passes. Stephen Hill wasn’t involved in the offense at all and the Jets badly missed Dustin Keller, as Jeff Cumberland looked clueless at times. Mark Sanchez missed a few opportunities down the field and couldn’t get the offense in rhythm after the first quarter.

On defense, the tackling was awful. Rex Ryan consistently dialed up the proper blitz call but watch LaRon Landry and David Harris whiff on sacks. Landry also picked up a pair of personal fouls. It was frustrating to watch the Jets inability to bring Ben Roethlisberger down. Quinton Coples barely played. Aaron Maybin was invisible. Where is the pass rush going to come from? Antonio Cromartie looked lost on Mike Wallace’s touchdown and Kyle Wilson didn’t impress in extended duty.

Look, the Jets weren’t going 16-0. There are worse places to lose than on the road in Pittsburgh…like at home to Arizona for example. The entire AFC East is 1-1 and the Jets are 1-o in their division. They need to handle business in Miami next week before facing a pair of brutally tough games at home against San Francisco and Houston. In order to do that, they must find a running game and have their playmakers actually make plays.

7 thoughts on “Instant Reaction – Disappointing Jets Fall To 1-1

  1. We got to get Powell some more touches. At least as a change-of-pace. Getting sick and tired of Greene ==> 3 yards and a cloud of dust.

    Best player on D yesterday was Oh Canada. We need Wilkshakes to step up and give Coples more snaps.

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  4. Why is it when Shonn Greene gets injured, nobody notices. It’s almost comical. The guy got a concussion and never got his head together. He does his best work in the 4th Quarter but the Jets were behind and he was still woozy.

    This was just an all around terrible offensive performance and an equally pathetic defensive “effort”. I think the gameplan was crap.

  5. When Green gets his bell rung he takes himself out of the game.This time he lowered the boom and it was him that was woozy.Not the DB.After that he wanted no part of contact.That’s the problem I have with him.

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