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Leave it to the Jets for that type of buzzkill performance, right? The blame for the Jets ugly 9-0 loss to the Green Bay Packers falls on the offensive side of the football, where the play-calling and consistency from key players remain problematic. In no particular order:
1. Catch the damn football. Jerricho Cotchery and Santonio Holmes in particular. You can’t afford to leave that many plays on the field.
2. Where is Shonn Greene? Six carries?
3. I usually don’t pile on the Schottenheimer bashing bandwagon but the play-calling has been predictable and perplexing the past two games. The Jets simply aren’t getting the most out of their collection of playmakers and that falls on the offensive coordinator.
4. Mark Sanchez was erratic but received no help from his receivers. He played well enough for the Jets to win this game.
5. You aren’t going to win when you have three turnovers, especially when all three are inside the 50. Nick Folk’s missed field goal is also basically another turnover.
Overall, it is a shame the Jets wasted such a strong performance from their defense. The fake punt on 4th and 18 was obviously a poor decision. Rex Ryan’s clock management and challenge calls leave something to be desired. The Jets didn’t deserve to win today and quickly need to establish some type of identity on offense, which needs to be aided by receivers catching the football when it hits them in the hands.
Yet, let’s not act like the sky is falling. The Jets played sloppy, turnover filled bonehead football and were still in position to win the game late. Hopefully, the reaction to this loss will be similar to the reaction to the Baltimore loss, when the Jets played terrific the following three weeks especially on offense.
Take the next day or two before you turn your thoughts to Detroit and bash on Schotty, he deserves it