Nov 11, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; New York Jets tackle Vladimir Ducasse (62) stretches prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated New York 28-7. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets Week Two: Earning Their Wings


It was a rainy night in Foxboro, as the Jets played tough, but fell short against their rival New England Patriots, 13-10. As we talked about this morning, there were chances to win, but the Jets just couldn’t capitalize. However, there were still game balls, or “wings”, to hand out. Who earned their wings this week?

VLADIMIR DUCASSE

Did anyone think we were going to put Vladimir into this piece at any time all year? I know I didn’t. But, we have to give credit where credit is due, and Vladimir Ducasse did an excellent job last night. He took out Vince Wilfork on many occasions, and did so without help. We all know that is a tall order, and for Vlad to do that, we have to give him his “props”, as the kids say. Maybe Vlad is not so bad after all.

CHRIS IVORY

The Jets were able to get Chris loose last night, to the tune of nearly 4.5 yards per carry. He ran the ball 12 times for 52 yards, which is exciting. We have all see what Chris Ivory can do when he gets in rhythm, and starts running hard down hill. What a great sign that can be for the Jets moving forward.

THE DEFENSE

They weren’t perfect, but they were pretty close. A couple of blown coverages did happen, and they were bad. The initial touchdown was bad, and there was a bad conversion allowed to Julian Edelman. Other than that, the defense was stout. They held the New England Patriots to 13 points, and Tom Brady to under 200 yards passing. That tells you all that you need to know about how they performed last night. Nine times out of ten, a performance like that leads to a win against the Patriots. Last night was the tenth time. Nobody stood out, so we give wings to the entire unit.

What do you guys think?

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  • matr dontelli iii

    a frustrating game to lose but as i’ve been saying for five months now, decent qb play and we’ll contend for the playoffs. malone needs to be more consistent. i don’t know why we didn’t sign leon when he was available. we need goodson, i don’t fault rex at all for going without a punt returner. our best return of the night was a jets roll of a late punt, and there was no risk of fumble which we were holding our collective breaths over each time wilson caught one. the line needs to protect geno better and hopefully that will come. ivory looked good and i can only hope we didn’t see more because marty is gradually getting him up to speed. cro was better, walls looked good. the receivers need to catch the ball and need to interfere with the defender rather than stand there and watch them intercept bad throws. i hope the injuries aren’t serious. maybe we get coples back next game. we should be competitive all season and that tough stretch doesn’t look at all insurmountabe after the first tso games. it’s not baseball. there’s only sixteen games. we can’t afford to let games like this get away from us. there are no moral victories. they don’t get paid to cover the spread. we are far better than the clown media suggest. everytime they say or write something they prove their simplemindedness. rex will be roasted for going without a punt returner but it was a better option than wilson. they will not see it that way. we shoulda put cro back there, until he gets hurt returning at which point they can second guess that.

    • Bennny K

      “we shoulda put cro back there, until he gets hurt returning at which point they can second guess that”. That made me laugh.

      • matr dontelli iii

        But you know it’s true. Just like Sanchez shouldn’t be out there behind the backup line, until mangold or brick get hurt and then they’d second guess that. I’m yet to hear an argument about how Sanchez should have gotten his reps without risking the line, whether it be late in game three or early in game four when the starting line would not have been on the field. They’re clowns and ninety percent of the football watching public listen to them and repeat after them like lyrebirds.

    • Alan Schechter

      All fair points as usual my friend..thanks for hanging out at the game thread last night.

  • Edwin Cuquito Camacho

    Im elated that big Vlad is finally showing us something… Somewhere Tannenbaum feels like a genious…

    • Alan Schechter

      You are right Ed, he is probably patting himself on the back right now.