Chaz was disappointing yesterday. Not only did he not appear in the boxscore, he didn’t appear there because he dropped balls all over the field. He wasn’t getting good position on the defensive backs, and simply couldn’t catch the ball. Even when the playcalling was ridiculous, Chaz could have come through, but he didn’t. What am I talking about? The third and two from the three yard line. I am not going to go back through the awkward playcalling at times, we all lived through it on Sunday. The spread formation and slant pass on third and two from the three was curious to say the least, but fact is that Chaz should have made the catch.
Stephen Hill is becoming a better receiver with each route he runs. His routes are crisp, and he is becoming a presence on the football field. The late game drop, though, was inexcusable. Hill still has a habit of letting the ball come into his body far too much, instead of catching the ball with his hands. In the picture is the late game drop. He let the ball come into his body, and started to run before securing the catch. As we all know that is a lethal combination for a wide receiver. If he can cure these two problems, he will be on his way to eventually becoming an elite receiver. You can say whatever you like about Mark Sanchez, but when he hits the reciver between his two digits, the guy has to make the catch. End of story.
The line looked good for the most part. It had better a few weeks since the Patriots had given up 100 yards on the ground, and the Jets reached that number. Give the Jets credit, despite the secondary of New England, the Jets worked hard at running the football, and it paid dividends at times. Was it perfect? Of course it wasn’t. But what it was, was good enough to give Mark a chance to work off of play action, which is where he excels.
In the passing game, they did perform well also. Although they did give up four sacks, Sanchez did have many clean pockets to make his throws, and it showed, with a 25-37 passing day. Sanchez had time. The worst day on the line had to be the performance of Brandon Moore. At times he started to show age, especially on the last play of the game, where he gotten blown by with ease. Mark should have protected the football obviously, but he really didn’t have a chance on the play, partially because of Moore. Austin Howard had some difficult moments as well, but that is to be expected as he is still learning. All in all, it wasn’t a bad day for the offensive line.
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