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Another potential weapon for the New York Jets, Lehigh WR Ryan Spadola.

3) The best of the rest of the offense - Khalil Bell looked the part tonight. He ran hard and had a nice burst as well as nice vision running 19 times for 70 yards and 2 touchdowns including an 8 yard Wildcat run for a touchdown. Bell had a very nice catch out of the backfield for a 1st down where he somehow kept the ball from hitting the ground. He might be able to contribute while Goodson is suspended. Mossis Madu had 9 carries for 33 yards but also had 5 receptions for 32 yards mostly on screens. Michael Campbell flashed nicely with 5 catches for 90 yards including a 41 yard catch. Ryan Spadola has 6 catches for 47 yards including a 29 yard back shoulder catch but he did fumble in the first half. Zach Rogers had 4 catches for 40 yards which included a terrific catch and run where he stopped in the zone, pivoted backwards then jukes the cornerback for 23 yards but also a bad drop. Rogers had a great, heads-up block to let Simms runs for a first down on a 3rd and 8. Hopefully Rogers and Campbell can be stashed on the practice squad. Obomanu had 3 catches for 24 yards with a drop. Vlad Ducasse played well making a few key blocks including one on Bell’s touchdown run.

4) Worst of the rest on offense - Mohamed Massaquoi was invisible.  Brian Winters had a few miscues especially early when he whiffed on his man for a sack then looked confused and got beat the next play. He also couldn’t get downfield fast enough to help out on a screen and may have been responsible for a jailbreak sack up the middle it was he or Schlauderaff. He did run block well and built confidence as the half wore on. Jason Smith was brought in to be a jumbo tight end for mostly short-yardage running downs and that is lucky for him because he got beaten by speed rushers at least 3 times. Winters played at left guard while Ducasse lined up on the right with Colon resting. Konrad Reuland had 6 catches for 30 yards but also a drop, a fumble lost and allowed himself to be dragged out-of-bounds stopping the clock while the Jets were trying to run it down.

5) Special Teams - Dan Carpenter had touchbacks on all of his kickoffs as well as a 45 yard field goal that snuck inside the right goalpost. It would have been good from 50 yards. Nick Folk hit a 28 yard chip shot. I don’t like Kyle Wilson back returning kickoffs or punts because he has no burst or elusiveness. He fast but not electric like a kick returner needs to be.  Neither Rogers nor Edwards Jr. were able to take advantage as they decided to settle for fair catches and touchbacks instead of trying to make an impression. Rogers muffed a punt with 45 seconds left that turned into a Philadelphia touchdown. Malone was uneven with a good punt and a poor one. Spadola had a nice special teams tackle helping his push for the roster.

6) Injuries – No major injuries noticed.

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  • Bennny K

    Truthfully they didn’t look that bad. I remember last preseason all I could think is that we looked like a high school team. Not this year, there were hiccups but the looked like a pro team. I actually have hope for this year.

  • Frank Antonelli

    Interesting comments by Mike Westhoff after the game. He thought Matt Simms looked good but he shouldn’t get the start. He felt Geno had better mobility, a better arm and was an overall better QB. He said he made that judgment during training camp watching all the QBs. It was obvious to him that Geno was the best QB on the team and that he should start. Interesting stuff from Mike who obviously was with Mark the last four years, and to hear this from him speaks volumes about his opinion of Mark and Geno.

    • matr dontelli iii

      I love listening to westhoff, his addition is easily the best thing espn has done in years. Buttle is great also, his insight is excellent. I used to like LaGreca but he has become a card carrying clown media member. I think the fact that they start the calls with Ira each week shows that he’s a non-card carrier but a clown nevertheless. His calls sicken me. I’m beginning to wonder if he’s really cimini with a voice synthesizer!

      • Frank Antonelli

        I agree with you on LaGreca. I also would place Bob Wischusen in that media clown status. Last night he was actually defending Manish. He stated that it’s not his fault that players tell him things off the record! Amazingly he misses the point which is that the clown Manish just makes up stories!!!! Even Olbermann can figure that out!