Studs Vs. Duds JETS vs. steelers
Posted 13 October 2013 - 03:01 PM
Just a game we'd all like to forget and learn from...we aren't as good as most thought we were....but this is how we start to learn who we really are...we show up next week we will know that we are headed in the right direction...we can't win every game but we need to learn from what we don't do well and move forward....
Posted 13 October 2013 - 05:09 PM
Folk .....Hasn't missed a fiel dgoal yet this season....two more today....deserves a stud for being so solid
Mcintyre had a pretty solid game.
The whole defensive line did a solid job shutting down the run. They did everything they could except help the linebackers and secondary cover passes
Geno.....another multi-pick game
Mornhinweg .....very bad game plan this week put us in a hole early
Powell isn't great but he has been pretty solid for us every game
Goodson had a decent game also
Posted 14 October 2013 - 03:29 PM
Agreed. Looking back the play-by-play, it took eleven plays for the offense to get the ball in the hands of someone other than Geno Smith or one of the running backs. Phil Simms and Bill Cowher were saying how they liked that approach as it allowed a rookie QB time to 'get a feel' for the defence, but I disagree. Against Atlanta we were mixing things up and that set the tone for the match. By not coming out and playing aggressively on offense against Pittsburgh let them off the hook because their offense started pretty slowly too (how different may the game have been had Roethlisberger not slipped through the grasp of Wilkerson and avoided the safety???).
What's been said previously about the secondary holds too. On the Steelers TD it may have been a bad call to not provide our corners with any safety help, but the success Roethlisberger was having moving the ball left Rex with little choice but to apply pressure.
I've also been disappointed with our pass protection. The offensive line is fine running the ball, but when protecting Geno there are too many blown assignments, allowing too much pressure on the quarterback. And that helped lead to the second interception, even though a touchdown may not have changed much there.
On the positive side, defensively the front seven was great again, especially against the run. Powell was solid again without being spectacular, while Gates had some nice touches. Goodson also was a threat when he had the ball in his hands. It's just a shame he's now gone for the season too. His time with the Jets has been pretty hellish - caught up in legal trouble in the offseason meaning he missed most of camp, suspended the first four games of the season, does well on limited touches when he comes back, then suffers a serious injury in only his second game back.