It’s Monday afternoon, so time for the weekly report card. Let’s just say that one side of the football is going to need summer school after these grade. OK, one guy especially. Let’s just get to it:
Anyone who reads this blog knows how I feel about this quarterback, but I cannot find any redeeming qualities in the performance of Mark Sanchez yesterday, as I said earlier in the Monday Morning Quarterback. The stats are one thing: 9-22 124 yards, 1 INT, 0 TDs. But it goes even further, when you have this game the “eye” test. By that I mean just look at what you see. Mark is still making rookie mistakes far too often. The interception in the red zone was inexcusable. And the fumble? That was all too familiar, as well as being inexcusable. Just a terrible day for the Jets quarterback.
Shonn Greene was the only running back that made an impact, with 15 carries for 58 yards. It wasn’t a great performance, but it wasn’t bad. 3.8 yards per carry is not an awful day, but the Jets did have to get away from the running attack as they fell behind. It was an OK day on the ground, from when it was used, so henceforth, the C+.
WIDE RECEIVERS AND TIGHT ENDS:C+
You know who brought this grade down a lot? A favorite player of mine, Dustin Keller. Yes, he did have 3 catches for 47 yards. He had some untimely penalties though, especially deep in the red zone. The false start on third and goal from the one was a KILLER. Jeremy Kerley had a decent game, with 5 catches for 57 yards. Nobody else had more than one catch, but the receivers didn’t lose this one. It again, was an average day, so they earn a C+.
To their credit, the offensive line stepped up and played better yesterday. They did have their penalties, I am not going to say that they didn’t. But, they did open the holes for the running game, averaging 3.8 yards per carry. They gave up 3 sacks as well, but for a good part of the game, kept Mark Sanchez on his feet. They were definitely not the reason that the Jets lost this game, but I cannot give out any A’s after a performance like that.
Turn the page for defense and special teams grades.