Game ball has to be given to Mo Wilkerson yesterday, who is finally showing all of the promise that caused the Jets to select him with their first round pick in 2011. He recorded 3.5 tackles, and the strip sack on Sam Bradford was a thing of beauty. Congratulations to Mo. The defense, as a whole, looked by and large terrific after the first drive. The first drive had us all a bit nervous, but then the defense shut the Rams out until over halfway through the fourth quarter. Kudos to the Jets defensive coaches for making the necessary adjustments to stop the Rams.
The only black mark today goes to the special teams. They gave up another blocked field goal today, which is absolutely unacceptable. People said during the game that Mike Westhoff should retire at haltime, while I am not going to go THAT far, I will say that this is strange, how the special teams have been so bad for so many weeks. Normally this is a strength of the Jets, now it is proving to be a liability.
That includes, and now I know everyone is going to jump on me for this, Tim Tebow. The fake punt was selfish, and a terrible call. The coaches have said that Tebow has free reign there, so the play is on him. The Rams regular defenders were in the game, sitting on a fake. He should have recognized that and decided not to bother. Instead, he went ahead with it simply because he wanted to. He needs his actions to back up his words, as that action was not for the good of the team, and a good team would have made it hurt them. Thank goodness that the Rams weren’t good enough to capitalize.
And by the way, Tebow looked just as disinterested on the sidelines as everyone usually says about Mark. Did not look into the game at all.
A quick turnaround, but we get a day to enjoy this one. Nice win for the Jets yesterday.