This week the Jets (5-7) travel down to Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars (2-10) in the “Hurry Up And Get It Over With” Bowl. It’s no secret that both of these teams are struggling as both have unsettling issues at the QB position and it has undoubtedly cost them their seasons essentially. The Jets have been the talk of the NFL this past week after Jets HC Rex Ryan saw just about enough of QB Mark Sanchez after his 3rd int vs the Arizona Cardinals defense and decided to bench him for 2nd year QB Greg McElroy who then led the Jets to victory. The Jaguars on the other hand saw a QB change after 2nd year QB Blaine Gabbert was injured thus allowing Chad Henne to get the shot he figured he would get when deciding to sign with the Jaguars in the off-season. Jaguars enter this game ranked 28th against the pass and 31st against the run so needless to say the opportunities will certainly be there for the Jets this week. The Jaguars aren’t exactly running up and down the field like the Patriots and have struggled to find any consistency on the offensive or defensive side of the ball for the most part but that won’t stop us here at The Jet Press from showing them the respect they deserve because again, as much as the Jaguars have struggled this season, the Jets have struggled as well and may just be the cure for what ails this Jaguars team.
The Jaguars unlike the Cardinals, have somewhat more consistent QB play from the QB position and should be able to take advantage of mistakes by the Jets defense unlike the Cardinals were unable to last week. That’s not saying much but it’s saying SOMETHING. Case in point; last week vs the Bills, the Jaguars were able to capitalize on a Bills mistake on a drive that the Bills had initially played the Jags pretty well and was able to come up with a stop but ONE mistake by the Bills team left the door open for the Jags to capitalize on it and that they did and we’ll concentrate on that drive this week in our All-22 Review.
4th Quarter 13:29 remaining in the game, the Jags are on their on 17 yard line:
- The Jaguars come out in a No-huddle, shotgun formation ~~~>
Notice that the Jags are in the spread formation with 4 WRs spread and a lone RB in the backfield. This will be a common theme on this drive and obviously its a formation that Chad Henne is comfortable in as they use it ALOT.