New York Jets Week 2: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

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1) Geno Smith’s 4th Quarter - The Jets had a 3rd and 5 from the Patriots 26 early in the 4th quarter and Smith threw an interception on a pass that was behind Santonio Holmes on a play where Smith should have tucked the ball and ran or throw it away. The problem is instead of letting this mistake go and try to win the game with a clear head, Smith instead went 3 and out in his next possession followed by two more interceptions and looked like a flustered rookie playing in his first road game. This lack of poise, after showing it Week 1, is disappointing but is part of the ups and downs of an NFL rookie. There will be better moments this year for Geno Smith as he grows but this 4th quarter was one to forget and definitely cost them a game they should have won.

2) Wide Receiver Miscues - Geno Smith was not alone in his culpability for this loss he shares that with his wide receivers who were awful. Stephen Hill had a drop, a fumble of a beautiful deep post pass and a mental mistake where he ran his route too shallow and could not fight for a 1st down. Clyde Gates had just 2 catches on 8 targets including a drop on a deep ball that would have set them up inside the Patriots 10 yard line. Ryan Spadola also had a costly drop (although not classified as one by Pro Football Focus it was catchable and a drop in my opinion). Santonio Holmes had 3 beautiful 3rd down conversions but still isn’t at the level the Jets need him to be at.

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  • Paul Newbold

    It was ugly. Both teams played terribly. The combined WR groups played more like high school players then professionals, there were more dropped passes then caught. While the RB’s improved,, a combined 129 yds for 4 quarters of football did little to impress. Our DB’s played poorly throughout, Millner is catching the heat in the media, but Wilson and Cromartie were sub par again. The front line of the D played well, showing that they will be a force to be reckoned with, but on the same note they brought little pressure on the QB. Thank goodness the Pats didn’t have their starting WR’s playing, otherwise we’d be suffering through another embarrassing blow out loss. They will get better as the season progresses, the O line should gel, and Geno will mature. They have a tough schedule ahead, there will be some growing pains, we all need to be patient as fans, and they need to tighten things up. Go Jets!!

    • Frank Antonelli

      Wow you’re negativity has hit a new low! The Jets should have won this game. The Pats had no chance of blowing us out. Like I told everyone, bet the farm on the Jets and the points, since they’ll have a great chance to win not just cover.

      • Paul Newbold

        You see it as negativity, Sorry for that. What I saw was a secondary that played very poorly. They were beat deep and often by a group of no name receivers, fortunately they couldn’t catch either!!

  • Frank Antonelli

    What is this Mevis is unhappy in Tampa??? Who would have predicted that!!!! Like I said many times I hope Mevis enjoys his last place team!!!

    Darrelle Revis unhappy in Tampa?

    September 17th, 2013
    9:30 am

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a bit of a mess right now and Darrelle Revis is reportedly not thrilled with his new team.

    “He’s not happy,” according to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports. “[Greg] Schiano’s rules are a little too strict for him after coming from Rex Ryan.”

    Revis is also unhappy that Tampa Bay is not playing enough man coverage, which he would prefer.