Monday Morning Quarterback: Week 2 Jets vs. Steelers

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Sep 16, 2012; Pittsburgh , PA, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan and Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talk before their game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-US PRESSWIRE

Monday Morning Quarterback time. With the Jets taking a 27-10 pounding at the hands of the Steelers yesterday, there is quite a bit to dissect from this game, so let’s get to it.

First we will start on the offensive side of the ball. The first drive was brilliant, they were having success on the ground, and Mark was getting the ball to the outside, all over the field, and the Jets looked like the offense from last week.

But then, we saw the offense from the preseason. In a word, anemic. They couldn’t get anything going at all. In real time, Mark Sanchez went over 2 hours without completing a pass to a wide receiver. That’s a long time. Shonn Greene was running well early, but he came out after a hit to the head, and wasn’t the same when he came back. Bilal Powell had some bursts, but only finished with 33 yards over 9 carries. The longest run of anyone all game long, on either side was a 22 yard run by Tim Tebow.

Sep 16, 2012; Pittsburgh , PA, USA; New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (15) runs the ball past Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Ziggy Hood (96) during the second half of the game at Heinz Field. The Steelers won the game, 27-10. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-US PRESSWIRE

And that brings me to the Wildcat. Why didn’t they go to it much? I am not saying that it would have made the difference in the game, but it might have helped. It’s not like the offense was in rhythm like last week, a change of pace could have helped. Tebow had success with it last season against Pittsburgh. If you brought him in to run it, why wouldn’t you use it against a team it has worked against? Just surprising.

Mark was a whole lot less accurate than last week, that’s for sure. 10-27 was not all on the wide receivers. The offense had no flow, from the playcalling, right through everyone, including the quarterback.

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  • Jack McNulty

    If we are going to go with a qb who makes less than 40% of his passes, why not use tebow? At least there is a chance he WINS, and isn’t that the whole point of these games? I’d rather have a qb who doesn’t make a single catch and wins, than one who throws pretty, and loses. C’mon, just win.