The game upcoming for the Jets in Seattle is unique, at least for the Rex Ryan era. The Jets have played on the west coast, and have played rookie QBs. But, in the three and a half years of Rex Ryan’s term, they have not combined the two yet. Until Sunday, that is, when the Jets head to Seattle to take on rookie quarterback Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks. It becomes even more unique when you realize that the Jets had a full week to look at tape on Wilson, at least when they could thanks to Superstorm Sandy. Antonio Cromartie talked about what he saw on film from Wilson:
I had the whole bye week to actually get a chance to look at him. He’s an athletic guy, a guy that can extend the play (and) get the ball down the field. I think his best attribute is getting the ball deep down the field on play action. (We have to) try to keep him in the pocket (and) try to contain him to make him throw (the type of throws) that we want him to throw. I think on the backend we just have to play solid. We have to play better than we have been playing. I think we had a lot of miscues the first eight weeks and we have to clean up on the back end and make sure that we are fully focusing on the things that they are doing and make sure that we are reading our keys and those things that we need to do.
Although the Jets historically do play well against rookie quarterbacks, this could be a tough one of they allow Wilson to break contain from the pocket. They are going to have to stop Marshawn Lynch, and stay in their assignments on Wilson to keep him in the pocket. If they can’t do it, it could be a long afternoon.