New York Jets Loss Monday – The Vent, Week 7

Joe Caporoso with a Monday vent after the New York Jets 30-23 loss to the New England Patriots

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The 3rd and 17: The Jets decided to rush four and drop seven into a standard cover 4, a fairly common and understandable move considering the situation.

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Unfortunately, Tom Brady and Julian Edelman are very…very good and were unable to take advantage of a soft spot between David Harris and Dion Bailey, filling in for an injured Calvin Pryor. In Todd Bowles press conference, he put the play more on Bailey than Harris, who was willing to accept blame post game for not dropping deep enough. On rewatch, it does appear that Bailey was a step late, particularly knowing Harris’ limitations in coverage. Blame goes to both players and credit goes to a great quarterback and wide receiver making a play.

Damn it.

The Drop: Brandon Marshall has to make that catch, plain and simple. He knows it. He is still a great football player who is going to bring way more positive than negative but will occasionally make mistakes. Jeff Cumberland also dropped a touchdown pass in the first quarter and had poor effort on a fourth quarter target…confusing for somebody who barely gets any chances.

The 3rd and 6: Throw it to Decker, Fitz…throw it to Decker who had been cooking Malcolm Butler all game on third down and did again here. The lowest percentage throw, particularly if you are Ryan Fitzpatrick, is a 9 route. Similar to the Marshall drop, no excuses here and you can’t compound mistakes in the fourth quarter in New England and expect to win. Other Lessons: Don’t throw to Jeff Cumberland in the red zone…also don’t throw slants to Chris Owusu in the red zone.

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The Clock Management: It was not optimal, to say the least. My guess on the logic before the half was to play conservative to prevent New England from doing their patented score before he half, get the ball to start the 3rd quarter and score again. But can you get away with playing that conservative versus New England, especially when you have a productive two minute offense? At the end of the game, the Jets were playing in recognition that New England was throwing every play and hoping to force incompletions to save timeouts for their offense but too time much passed in those final five minutes, especially with the Jets giving Brady open, short throws while blitzing him. The staff needs to learn and improve on it for future tight games.

Silver Linings: Buffalo lost to Jacksonville, meaning the Jets have the added benefit in the wild card race of both Miami and the Bills having lost to the Idziks. Pittsburgh lost to Kansas City, which also helps in that department.

Calvin Pryor is really good (if you haven’t noticed yet) but he is unfortunately hurt now. Tommy Bohanon has actually turned into a very competent NFL fullback. If you still think Eric Decker is a product of Peyton Manning, you are still not very smart. Nick Folk is good at onside kicks. Stevan Ridley will be back next week.

Negative Town: Quinton Coples has 0 sacks, 4 penalties and 7 tackles in 6 games. Zac Stacy is a poor man’s Shonn Greene.

On to Oakland. SOWELL TRAIN!

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