Tonight, JETSerious will bring you inside his camera, through the lens, and into last night’s game against the Giants.
I know Jets fans… it’s not one to remember. BUT, let’s focus on a few pictures and start thinking forward to next week vs. Carolina.
1st Quarter, 1st team:
There’s a lot going on here, so let’s break it down…
- Giants WR Victor Cruz (for some weird reason), is watching the play unfold from the BIG screen… not smart!
- QB Eli Manning doesn’t even seem interested. He appears to have his head down… from what I can see.
But let’s talk football here:
- Jets Lineback David Harris and new Safety Yeremiah Bell, team up to solidify the tackle on a critical running play in the 1st Quarter.
- It’s no surprise to see Harris making an assist on a tackle, but it’s great to see making an impact on our run defense. Get used to this now, because it’s only the pre-season. There’s plenty more to come!
This was a great matchup to watch. WR Victor Cruz vs. CB Darrelle Revis. To his credit, Cruz makes an excellent catch. However, you can clearly see that his feet are out of bounds. Revis has looked sharp thus far, unlike Wayne Hunter.
Speaking of Wayne Hunter (I just puked), he single-handedly gave up 4 sacks. We’re all aware that this is a HUGE issue moving forward, but you’ve got to figure that Hunter will not be isolated in 1-on-1 matchups like this during the regular season. Play-calls are going to be a little bit different because coaches don’t want to show their hand.
But, who’d blame them? It’s the pre-season… it doesn’t count!
This next picture will back up my theory. If you look at the formation, it doesn’t exactly spell out Tony Sparano. In fact, it kind of looks like a Brian Schottenheimer formation (I just puked again).
I understand that it’s not 2nd & inches, but this particular call leaves Mark Sanchez with limited protection. Dustin Keller, Jeff Cumberland, and Stephen Hill are all about to run their routes. That leaves RT Wayne Hunter matched up 1-on-1 with Justin Tuck. Now, I’m not 100% sure that this play was one of the Giants sacks. But the matchup does not favor the Jets. Not at all.
Tony Sparano prides his offense on protecting the quarterback and the football. However, assigning Wayne Hunter to a 1-0n-1 matchup isn’t exactly the best way to show that. Wayne desperately needs help on the right side of the line, so give him help! Assign another blocker, rather than a receiver. Yeah, Mark would have one less receiver to throw it to… but at least he’d be able to throw it!
Am I right?
Turn to page 2… where JETSerious will break down the rest of the pictures from last night’s game!