Grading Out Jets/Bills

TOJ grades out the Jets last minute win over the Buffalo Bills

Quarterback (C) – Yes, a “C” for a 4 touchdown performance and a last minute comeback victory. The inaccuracy and inconsistency shown by Mark Sanchez was too much to ignore. Why does he continue to throw the dig route into triple coverage? Why isn’t he on the same page as the receivers? He is capable of playing much better than he did yesterday, as he showed glimpses of late in the fourth quarter.

Running Back (B+) – Shonn Greene averaged 6 yards per carry but still looks a little banged up. Joe McKnight did very well with limited touches and needs more work down the stretch, particularly in the screen game.

Wide Receiver (A) – Plaxico Burress and Santonio Holmes were the heroes yesterday, especially Burress who might have saved the team’s season with a ridiculous one-handed grab on the final drive. Holmes reminded us of how clutch he could be, with yet another game winning grab. Patrick Turner made a big catch on the final drive for a key first down.

Dustin Keller (A) – Dustin Keller can score touchdowns when given the opportunity…and no penalties on Matthew Mulligan, wow.

Offensive Line (A) – Zero sacks on Mark Sanchez and a good push in the running game. However, let’s keep in mind how weak Buffalo’s defensive front is. Washington will provide a much stiffer test.

Defensive Line (A) – Solid against the run as usual. Muhammad Wilkerson played one of his better games and Marcus Dixon did a nice job picking up the slack for an injured Mike DeVito.

Linebackers (C) – Zero defensive stats for Bart Scott and another lackluster performance from Calvin Pace. Fortunately, Aaron Maybin picked up the slack with two sacks. David Harris continued to add on to his great season, with 8 tackles and a sack.

Secondary (D) – The worst game of Darrelle Revis career, was allowing 75 yards and a touchdown, which is a testament to how good he has been. Antonio Cromartie continued to have a subpar season. Eric Smith, Jim Leonhard, and Brodney Pool were average at best.

Special Teams (C) – Another turnover…

Coaching (C) – The playcalling remains inconsistent and the team didn’t really play with the desperation of their season being on the line.

Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the EVP of Content at Whistle Sports