The Jets defense is coming off a pretty disappointing performance vs the Patriots in the Thanksgiving Night Massacre of 2012. So they will be looking to rebound against a reeling Cardinals offense. The defense must be careful because as I noted earlier, the Cardinals are very capable of running the football on this Jets run-D that has had its share of problems this season. The Cardinals haven’t been efficient in running the ball nor have they been INSANELY effective according to the film but the Jets MAY be the cure for what ails them if the Jets aren’t ready for this Cardinals team that is also looking to play for pride and respect at this point.
Cromartie will play Fitzgerald and if anyone else is on Fitz then the Jets are obviously forfeiting. After that assignment, it can get tricky as the Jets have a few CBs that are injured (Isaiah Trufant and Aaron Berry) so that will once again call for CB Kyle Wilson to handle the Cardinals #2 WR in Floyd or Roberts, depends on which one they slide in the #2 spot. This is a potential problem for the Jets as Kyle Wilson has shown the propensity to get beat no matter WHO is throwing the ball. Make no mistakes about it, the rookie will be told to try Kyle Wilson early and often and hopefully Wilson is up for the challenge but according to the film I’ve done on the Jets defense all season, Wilson won’t be so the Jets will probably play a little zone here and there but will certainly look to rattle the rookie QB who gave Rams CB Jenoris Jenkins 2 gift wrapped pick 6s last week. There’s not much film on Lindley but from what the film shows in the Rams game is that Lindley isn’t that accurate and misses easy throws and has a problem audibling at the opportune times. This should make for a easy day for the Jets defense but again we’re talking about the Jets defense here so throw logic and common sense out of the window.
That said; the Jets should dominate on defense and make enough plays on offense to win this game.