Your New York Jets GIF Dump and leftover observations from their 20-13 upset victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
So, this is how you throw the ball deep…
That Route Though…
Percy doing WR things
1. We now have over a quarter of a season worth of tape on Oday Aboushi and the early returns have been encouraging. He is generally improving with each passing week and the Jets are leaving him without help more frequently in each passing game. If he continues at this rate, he will be a starter at guard for the team in 2015. This is why it is silly to prematurely evaluate draft picks. After the first 10 games of Aboushi’s career, plenty of people would have called the pick a “F.” – Now it looks like the Jets may found a starter in the 5th round. Aboushi’s redshirt year could have been the best thing for him and hopefully the same proves to be true for Dakota Dozier and Dalton Freeman long term. The Jets need a new left tackle long term before anything else so these young players playing well at guard could be a huge boost.
2. Chris Ivory had six carries for 36 yards on the Jets opening drive. He then received one carry the rest of the half and one carry in the third quarter before finally getting six more carries in the fourth quarter. What happened to riding the hot hand? Marty Mornhinweg scripted a great opening drive and called a timely deep shot to TJ Graham but his use of the running backs remains frustrating…and yes the Jets are still running The Wildcat.
3. Despite getting away with a few near turnovers, Mike Vick played a solid all around game. He is decisive as a runner and was productive on third down, scrambling for a conversion, hitting Percy Harvin twice to move the chains and finding Jace Amaro for a touchdown. It is easy to look back and say Vick should have started after the San Diego game but remember he played poorly in relief that afternoon and Geno Smith followed with two competent performances. For now, Vick is a no brainer to leave under center as he continues to audition for a 2015 stopgap role either here or elsewhere. It would be nice to see the Jets have Vick take a few more shots down the field, like they did on the touchdown to Graham.
4. Calvin Pryor was appropriately benched for being late to meetings, in conjunction with his disappointing play. However, Pryor played his two best games of the season not all that long ago. Rex Ryan mentioned potentially using Pryor alongside Jaiquawn Jarrett and getting Antonio Allen back to safety full time – YES. The hope is that Jarrett can sustain productive play and Sunday wasn’t a mirage, while Allen can start building his career back up. At cornerback, hopefully Marcus Williams and Philip Adams stay afloat and can be depth players moving forward next season. We know Dawan Landry and Kyle Wilson won’t be back next year and neither are good at their jobs, so ultimately the less we see of them going forward, the better.
5. Another 50+ snaps for Jeff Cumberland with 0 receptions…although he did pick up a penalty that wiped away a 20 yard Jace Amaro reception.
6. Hat tip to Mark Sanchez for a strong debut in Philadelphia last night. Angry commenters have called this a Sanchez Apologist site AND a Sanchez bashing site long before they called it an Idzik Apologist site. Let’s not write a revisionist Sanchez history and forget the end of the 2011 season and 2012. It was time for him to leave New York, in case you forgot that fans and media were treating him basically the way they are treating Idzik now (making him the whipping boy and scapegoat for everything). Sanchez is obviously going to play better in a Chip Kelly system than a Rex Ryan system and has a strong offensive supporting cast, defense and special teams to help him. It is a great situation for him and we wish him all the best. It will be interesting to see how plays over a 4-7 game stretch, particularly when the competition toughens up a bit. It is always a little dangerous to be crowning somebody after one start.