How Do The Jets Attack That Cardinals Defense and Contain Their Offense?
The Jets are facing a pretty tough pass defense and a really bad run defense in the Arizona Cardinals. This should make for a VERY interesting game plan to say the least. The Jets should be able to capitalize off the Cardinals run defense JUST enough to open things up for the passing game or the play action. Of course this is the Jets were are talking about here so they may make things difficult for themselves but according to the film, the Jets should be able to take advantage of the Cardinals defense both on the ground and through the air.
Once again, this is a week in which WR Stephen Hill should be able to take away the Cardinals’ best CB in Patrick Peterson because he doesn’t; Hill has a chance to be very productive. Peterson is a very talented CB but does tend to be TOO aggressive at the line of scrimmage as he showed against the Rams. Hill will have to beat Peterson off the press in order to get past him but if anyone CAN get past Peterson, its Hill but Hill has underachieved the entire season so this is more wishful thinking than anything. Against the Rams, the Cardinals allowed another ROOKIE in Chris Givens to run wild as he finished with 5 catches for 115 yards and 1 TD. Givens consistently beat Peterson OFF the snap and was able to run past him. The Jets will of course have to get their playmakers Jeremy Kerley and Dustin Keller involved against this Cardinals secondary that MAY be on its toes IF the Jets can effectively get the running game going which I’m confident they can.
Last week vs the Rams, the Cardinals allowed Stephen Jackson to go off for 24 carries for 139 yards. He averaged about 5.8 ypc. Jets RB Blial Powell is coming on strong lately and will look to continue his positive play against a pretty bad Cardinals run defense. Look for Shonn Greene and Bilal Powell to try to set the tone early as the Cards have shown on film that they have severe problems stopping the run.