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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New York Jets – Week 2 Secondary Breakdown

Ben DiNapoli breaks down the New York Jets secondary performance through two weeks…

Fresh off the heels of a dominant week 1 win, the Jets entered their home opener with an early chance to prove this year’s team is legit. Unfortunately, the team came out flat and fell victim to the classic trap game, falling 20-12 against the Dolphins. While the offense never got going, the defense played well enough to win, limiting Miami to 20 points and pitching a shutout in the second half. Surprisingly, the secondary had more difficulty forcing stops against the Dolphins’ pedestrian group of pass catchers, but overall it was a somewhat quiet afternoon in coverage. There were, however, a few critical mistakes that helped seal the Jets’ fate in what turned out to be an ugly loss.


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?