Inside the Jets vs. Titans Film Room: Defense

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JETSerious will bring you inside the defensive film room and dissect plays from the beginning to end…. each and every week.  We’ll look at what the Jets defense did right and wrong for each play.

The Jets traveled to Tennessee this past Monday, and put together a great defensive effort. The defense carried the offense, but in the end, the Titans were able get the victory. Mark Sanchez had 5 turnovers, leaving the Jets defense in a terrible spot.

Regardless of the loss, let’s take a look at what the Jets D did good and bad on Sunday.


Right after the lead-changing touchdown pass to Jeff Cumberland, the Titans drove down the field and responded with a 14 yard touchdown run by Jake Locker.

The Titans essentially had an extra blocker on this play. Normally, Chris Johnson would be the ball carrier with 9 blockers and Jake Locker carrying out the fake. But with Locker keeping it, he is able to run behind 10 blockers, and Chris Johnson becomes his lead blocker.

Jake Locker is highlighted in yellow. He runs a sweep to the left, similar to the touchdown run by Colin Kaepernick in the 49ers win at Metlife Stadium.

The left guard pulls left, with the other Titans picking up the remaining defenders.

With 4 lead blockers for each of the 4 Jet defenders, the Jets defense doesn’t have much of a chance to stop this play.

The left guard is able to lay a hat on Yeremiah Bell. Chris Johnson gets a seal on the other side on Ellis Lankster, creating a nice lane for Locker.

LaRon Landry is the last defender at about the 5 yard line.

But with the seal on Bell, it’s difficult for Landry to get in position to make a tackle.

This was a tough one to swallow, because this play was executed to perfection… and identical to the run by Kaepernick.

The Titans stole this one out of the 49ers playbook, but who could blame them.

It worked didn’t it?


Well now that we’ve got the bad out of the way, let’s take a look at the good.

Please turn the page and join us as we break down a defensive turnover from Sunday’s Jets vs. Titans matchup…

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