Initial Reaction – New York Jets Are Still Bad

Joe Caporoso on the Jets still being bad, after a 16-13 loss to drop them to 2-10

The New York Jets are now a 2-10 team. They are poorly coached. They lack talent in many areas. Losses shouldn’t be surprising at this point. They did lose in a relatively interesting fashion by over-committing to the running game with 49 carries. Geno Smith had 8 pass attempts heading into the game’s final drive and routinely handed off into 8 and 9 man boxes. The Jets didn’t get much evaluation in tonight on any of their young players and guys who will be back in 2015. We did get to see more of David Harris and Dawan Landry getting beat in coverage though. It was an odd, archaic game-plan. The Jets stayed in base defense regularly against the Dolphins spread, three receiver look and they just kept running and running on offense. It was a fitting loss as the Rex Ryan era comes to a close. 

Smith stunk with his limited opportunities. However, it is difficult to play quarterback when you are only asked to throw on third and long. The Jets need a quarterback but that isn’t new news. There isn’t much else to comment on. Nick Folk had an oddly off night, missing two field goals. The Jets had another blocked punt. Thomas McGaughey is likely to join David Lee, Marty Mornhinweg, Sanjay Lal and Dennis Thurman in the list of coaches from this staff who NFL teams won’t be lining up to hire next year. Rex looks ready for television. He is now 44-48 overall, 14-20 vs the AFC East and 16-31 in his last 47 games. He has more 10 loss seasons (two) than 10 win seasons (one) in six years as the Jets coach.

Chris Ivory and Chris Johnson ran hard. The offensive line and tight ends blocked well in the running game but were overmatched in pass protection, particularly when Mornhinweg decided to leave Jeff Cumberland singled up on Cameron Wake. The defense came up with a flukey interception but dropped two others and ultimately caved late.

Only four games left until a massive overhaul takes place. Who knows what game-plan we will see next week? Wishbone?

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