Monday Morning Quarterback: Week 2 Jets vs. Steelers

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Sep 16, 2012; Pittsburgh , PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman (33) is tackled by New York Jets linebacker David Harris (52) during the second half of the game at Heinz Field. The Steelers won the game, 27-10. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-US PRESSWIRE

The defense missed so many tackles today, we probably don’t have enough fingers and toes to count that high. It was hard to watch, how many times the Jets either had Big Ben, or a back wrapped up, and they let him go! There were several times where the Jets had the right call on defense, with a free rusher coming at Ben, but they kept going high. If you go high on Ben, he is going to make you miss. You have to go low from the legs, and wrap him up. The Jets wrapped nobody up today.

And where was this fierce front four, that was going to get to the quarterback consistently? Did they stay home? They played decently against the run, but against the pass? It seemed like the only time the Jets got any pressure on the quarterback was when they blitzed. Isn’t that exactly what we were told wasn’t going to happen? I love the guy, but where was Aaron Maybin? Did he even dress? Hard to tell since we didn’t hear his name called.

September 16, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace (17) catches a 37 yard touchdown pass in front of New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie (31) during the third quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

The Jets clearly missed Darrelle Revis today, but not more than they did in the play in the picture to the left. Yes, Mike Wallace did a brilliant job getting his feet down in the endzone. But, the ball hung up in the air for 2-3 days. Did Cromartie have any idea where the ball was? He looked like one of the kids in the soccer game that doesn’t really want to be there, so he just stares into space. Not good.

And then, there were stupid penalties. LaRon Landry was guilty of two big ones. The late hit out of bounds, and the horse collar were huge. Both ended up setting the Steelers well into Jets territory. His aggressive play is terrific, but cannot change from aggressive to stupid.

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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.