DEFENSIVE LINE:B- Everbody on the defense gets a pretty good grade when the defense holds the other team to a mere 137 net yards. The Cardinals’ offense never got in a rhythm at any point, all day long. The only decent rush that the Cardinals executed was a 40 yard run by Rashad Johnson on a fake punt. Without that play, the Cardinals ran it 20 times for 41 yards. Awesome job. It only comes down below an A because they didn’t get a lot of pressure on the QB. The Jets recorded only 2 sacks, and Mo Wilkerson recorded .5 sacks. But all in all it was a good day for the Jets defensive line all in all.
LINEBACKERS:B Again, 137 net yards says a lot about how a defense performed. These guys were all over the field. As I said above, the running backs did nothing. Even Bart Scott and David Harris got into the act in the back field, with 1.5 sacks between them. They gave young quarterback Ryan Lindley different looks all game long, and he was confused and baffled all game long. It only came down to a B because there wasn’t CONSISTENT pressure on the quarterback.
DEFENSIVE BACKS:A Excellent job by the defensive backs yesterday. Larry Fitzgerald recorded 1 catch for 23 yards. A lot of that was the poor play of the quarterback, but you can’t take credit away from the Jets defensive backs either. The quarterback was 10-31 on the game, a lot of credit goes to the coverage down field. LaRon Landry added an INT, putting an exclamation point on a terrific game played by the defensive backs.
SPECIAL TEAMS:D Another game, another bad day for Mike Westhoff’s group. I said during the game that maybe Mike Westhoff retired and he forgot to tell anyone, and it really does seem that way. They gave up a fake punt that went for big yardage, and there were two missed field goals. Bad day for that group.
A win is a win. We will see later in the week who the quarterback is going to be.