Initial Reaction – What Did You Expect? Jets Trampled 30-14 By Patriots

Joe Caporoso with an initial reaction to the New York Jets 30-14 loss to the New England Patriots

It is rare that a 30-14 score does not do justice to how one sided a football game is. This 30-14 score does not. This game was over after the first quarter. The points scored by the New York Jets, after the score was 30-0, came on a muffed punt into the end zone and on a pick six off New England’s backup quarterback. As it stands now, the Jets defense and special teams have three touchdowns in three games, while their offense has one total touchdown. This is Kotite-Era Football. 

This was a non-compete game and game plan. There was nothing unique or creative brought to the table to try to compensate for the team’s talent deficiencies. Plenty of teams in the NFL are dealing with injuries. Plenty are dealing with playing quarterbacks they never had any intention of playing. Yet, they at least manage *some* yards and *some* points. The Jets had 105 total yards on offense today. They were 0-12 on third down. Their leading receiver had 29 yards. Does this team coach? Did they show up today with any intention to compete?

The same holds on the defensive side of the football. Don’t buy into any nonsense that they showed up in any way that mattered. New England scored a touchdown on their first three drives of the game. The game is over when you allow that. This was an offense that played without two starting offensive linemen, their starting fullback, James White and lost Julian Edelman after the first quarter. The Jets had one sack on the game and it came in the fourth quarter and not against Tom Brady. You wouldn’t believe it but Leonard Williams had 3 tackles, zero sacks and zero quarterback hits.

Adam Gase has lost his last six games as a NFL Head Coach. He has lost by an average of 16 points and his team has scored 20 points in ZERO of those games. We have zero proof he is a remotely competent NFL Head Coach, as he is now 23-29 overall in three plus years. The assumption the Jets can hit a switch after the bye week when they start getting healthier and the Jets schedule gets softer is naive. You cannot get blown out week after week after week and then walk into wins.

The Jets are obviously short on talent. They are also obviously poorly coached. There is blown assignments all over the field on both sides of the football. There is no discernible game plan or strategy on either side of the football. There is no forward thinking play calling or game management. The Jets ran the clock out with 5 minutes left, while down by two possessions. This is not a team interested in competing. This is a team interested in utilizing a presumed hall pass they are going to get for dealing the same level of injuries that NFL teams deal with every single year. Don’t make excuses for such incompetence.

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