Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets week 17 loss to the New England Patriots to complete a 5-11 2017 season
The New York Jets wrapped up their second consecutive 5-11 season today with an uncompetitive loss to the New England Patriots. Their defense fought in the first half but ultimately cracked against a far superior unit and from having zero support from a completely dead offense led by soon to be CFL quarterback Bryce Petty.
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 14-7 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers…
The New York Jets lost today at MetLife Stadium 14-7 to the Los Angeles Chargers. It was an uneventful, sloppy game that only highlighted the team’s shortcomings at the game’s most critical positions. Their quarterback was awful. Their pass rush was awful. When it mattered, their coverage was awful. Rinse and repeat. The good news? The team moved from the 10th pick in the NFL Draft to the 8th pick, thanks to a Bengals and Bears victory.
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 31-19 loss to the New Orleans Saints
Unlike last week, the New York Jets showed up ready to play on the road today. Led by their defense, they hung around the superiorly talented New Orleans Saints en route to a 31-19 loss. They forced three turnovers and settled down after a slow start but received no support on the other side of the football from an offense that was largely inefficient, thanks to erratic play from Bryce Petty and conservative play calling. The team is now 5-9 overall and 1-6 on the road.
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 23-0 loss to the Denver Broncos
The New York Jets did not play football today. They appeared at Denver’s stadium, went through some “football like” motions en route to getting their teeth kicked in 23-0. At no moment was this game competitive and the Jets appeared to officially pack it in at some point early in the third quarter. They lost starting quarterback Josh McCown, likely for the season, with a broken hand. Despite the feel good vibes from beating a mediocre Kansas City team, the Jets remain a well below average organization who is now three games under .500 and 1-5 on the road this season. Since their 3-2 start, they are 2-6.
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 38-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs
The New York Jets lit up the scoreboard today in a wild, back and forth shootout against the Kansas City Chiefs 38-31 to move their record to 5-7. This was the offenses’s best performance of the year, as they went up and down the field at will which helped compensate for a less than stellar day for the defense. The Jets remain on the outside looking in when it comes to the playoff race (they are currently two games out of the sixth seed and behind at least four other teams) but today showed good resiliency as they bounced back from an early 14-0 hole to secure the victory.
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 35-27 loss to the Carolina Panthers…
The New York Jets played a familiar game today, punching above their weight for three quarters before ultimately collapsing in the fourth in a close game. Their 35-27 loss to the Carolina Panthers effectively ends any 2017 playoffs discussion, particularly with their remaining schedule. This team is good enough to compete every single week but not talented enough at the premium positions or well coached enough to beat good teams in close games. Nobody should have felt comfortable up 20-18 today and nobody should be shocked the team found a way to lose, after what happened against Atlanta, New England and Miami this year.
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 15-10 loss to the Tampa Bay Bucs
The New York Jets were due for a regression to the mean game. They got it on the road in Tampa Bay today, falling 15-10 in a game that was not as close as the score looked. This was an ugly, painful to watch display of football between two thoroughly mediocre teams, led by two thoroughly mediocre quarterbacks. On the whole, the Jets coaching staff has been pretty good this year but today they laid a complete egg, failing to do anything to adjust around the Jets notable talent limitations at premium positions. This team was also feeling just a little too good about themselves because of one divisional win, while failing to recognize they had lost the three games before it and are still in last place in the AFC East.
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets
Despite a three game losing streak and facing a team widely considered a “playoff contender” the New York Jets dominated the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium tonight in a game that was not as close as the score indicated. This was a throwback 2009/2010 style Jets win, where they were carried on the backs of a dominant defensive effort and special teams performance, complemented by a power running game. They are now 4-5 on the season and remain on the outskirts of the wild card discussion in the AFC as they head into November.
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 25-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, their third loss in a row
We have seen this movie before. The New York Jets start fast, usually with a seamless touchdown drive on their first possession. They keep rolling after that first drive. At halftime, the Jets are winning. John Morton is a scalding hot, future Head Coach candidate. Josh McCown has a gaudy stat line and needs to be brought back next year. The #haters are crazy for thinking an offense led by Matt Forte, Jermaine Kearse and Jeremy Kerley can’t compete for a playoff spot this year. Then the second half happens…
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets brutal 31-28 loss to the Miami Dolphins
The New York Jets thoroughly dominated the Miami Dolphins for three quarters today but for the second week in a row blew a 14 point lead. Despite being on their backup quarterback and without their starting left tackle, Miami charged back to beat the Jets 31-28 thanks to a field goal in the final seconds. The loss was a crippling reminder of this team’s limitations, particularly of the limitations of the veterans who continue to see major playing time. The Jets are now 1-3 in the AFC East and over a game behind all three other teams in their division.