Week 5 New York Jets Secondary Breakdown

Ben DiNapoli with a breakdown of the New York Jets secondary heading into week 6…

Although it’s early in the season and Sam Darnold’s development remains paramount, week 5 seemed like a tipping point for a team that was surrounded by scrutiny and seemingly trending in the wrong direction. Luckily, the Jets responded and took care of the Broncos thanks to strong performances across the board – the offense put up points and the defense was in control throughout the game, with the secondary keeping Case Keenum in check. Speaking of the secondary, the group was without number one corner Trumaine Johnson and lost Buster Skrine late in the 1st quarter, but was still able to limit the Broncos offense to 16 points.


Week 4 New York Jets Secondary Breakdown

Ben DiNapoli with his weekly breakdown of the New York Jets secondary…

Coming off two bad losses, the Jets put forth their worst performance of the season in week 4, losing to the Jaguars 31-12. Jacksonville dominated pretty much every aspect of the game and although the Jets had a chance to make it close in the 4th quarter, there was never a feeling they would be able to complete the comeback. It was a bad game for the defense as a whole, but especially for the secondary, which as a unit, made Blake Bortles look like one of the NFL’s elite quarterbacks. As a result, you have to wonder, is this ultra-confident secondary merely more bark than bite?


New York Jets Week 3 Secondary Breakdown

Ben DiNapoli with his weekly breakdown of the New York Jets secondary

Following week 2’s frustrating loss to the Dolphins, the Jets entered week 3 with a chance to bounce back in a game many circled as a win coming into the season. In what was a tale of two halves, New York lost a tough game against the Browns, 21-17. This is one of the more up and down games you’ll ever see with the Jets going from dominating on defense, to having absolutely no answer on either side of the ball. This applies heavily to the secondary, which, as a unit, fell apart and gave the game away once Baker Mayfield entered the game. Who’s to blame for the collapse? Is it time to worry about the secondary’s inconsistent play through the first 3 games?

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Week 1 Secondary Breakdown – Debut of New Jack City

Ben DiNapoli with a review of the New York Jets secondary in week 1…

Once an offseason filled with hype and big player predictions concluded, Jets fans were anxious to see how the team would respond on the field when real game action began. Safe to say, the team exceeded expectations on every side of the ball, cruising to a dominant 48-17 victory over the Detroit Lions. When keeping an explosive offense like the Lions in check, it’s a given that the secondary performed at a high level, but who stood out and who needs to improve going forward?