Oct. 8, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) is sacked by Houston Texans outside linebacker Brooks Reed (58) during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

Quick Hits on Jets vs. Texans Game

Here are some quick thoughts on the Jets 23-17 loss at home to the Houston Texans.

  • The team showed a lot of heart tonight.  Everyone counted the Jets out of even being in this game, and the Jets kept it a game until the very end.  Not for nothing, this Jets team does not quit, sorry Carlos Rodgers.
  • Antonio Cromartie played well.  Other than the TD where he got caught turning the wrong direction, Cro played well.  He was open on the pass down field, the throw by Sanchez was not good.  For the most part, Andre Johnson was not a factor in the game, and that is a major credit for Cromartie tonight.
  • Mike Westhoff is the best special teams coach there is.  You cannot say anything else.  11 straight years for the Jets with a kick return for a TD.  Mike will be sorely missed when he calls it quits at the end of the season.
  • The personnel changes for the Wildcat are not working.  The communication is not there from the sideline to the field on offense when they are changing from Sanchez packages to Tebow.  That was clear with all of the confusion tonight.  Get the plays in faster, and get the personnel in.  You cannot waste two timeouts like that.
  • Mark Sanchez was vastly inconsistent.  Mark Sanchez made some good throws, but had two costly interceptions.  They both were tipped, but the throws could have been more on point.  The late throw to Cumberland was high, although he could have made the catch.  Sanchez was up and down, but still completed less than 50% of his passes.
  • JJ Watt is a wonderful football player.  He might be the most athetic pass rusher out there right now.  He was all over the field.
  • Love Kerley, hate Greene.  It’s hard to watch Shonn Greene run the football, and it is time that we don’t have to.  Give Bilal Powell a chance.  Jeremy Kerley is becoming a deadly threat.  Big game again for him with 5 catches for 94 yards.
  • Defense was better against the run.  Although Arian Foster ran for around 160 yards, the defense was improved.  They did come up with stops when they had to, and gave the offense a chance.

We will have a more detailed recap with the “Tuesday Morning Quarterback.

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