New York Jets Week Five Report Card

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Aug 1, 2013; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson (91) and defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (96) stretch during training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

DEFENSIVE LINE:A The two guys pictured to our left, along with the rest of this group up front played a wonderful game. Mo Wilkerson led the group with six tackles, five solo, along with a sack and a forced fumble. They were challenged all game long to stop the run, and other than just a few plays here and there, they did just that. The Falcons ran for less than three yards per carry, which gives us what we need to know.

LINEBACKERS:B+ The linebacking crew looked good as well, led by the ageless David Harris, with 11.5 tackles, nine of them solo. Demario Davis flew all over the field as well with five solo tackles and 6.5 overall. The only blemish against the linebackers was Tony Gonzalez. Although he did not reach the end zone, he did put up ten more receptions for nearly 100 yards. Other than that, they looked quite good.

DEFENSIVE BACKS:B+ For most of the game, this group kept Matt Ryan and crew from pushing the ball down the field. Other than the 46 yarder to Julio Jones late, the longest completion they allowed was 18 yards. They did, however, allow Matt Ryan to throw for a rating of over 100, so the grade is kept down a bit. Bottom line is they didn’t let Matt Ryan beat them with his arm.

SPECIAL TEAMS:A+ Great night for the special teams crew. Jeremy Kerley had a huge punt return to set up a score. Nick Folk was money, like he always is, and they added a blocked punt. They can’t play much better than that.

What do you all think?

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  • RONBO19

    Alan, conspicuously absent from your critique is the play of Quenten Coples? Oh, bye the way, did he play?Hey, after a really nice victory I hate to nit pick but this guy is a former #1 pick and I don’t believe he made the stat sheet? Now while we realize he missed a lot of time with his injury but he’s been back enough time to start making a difference.Mo-Wilk and this years top pick Sheldon Richardson are creating havoc in opposing backfields and if Q can step up we can be a modern day “steel curtain!”

    • Frank Antonelli

      You’re way off base. He’s been moved to a new position and I watched his play closely yesterday and he played well. He broke up the play at the goal line and was a key factor in that goal line stand. Get a clue buddy.

      • RONBO19

        Frank, yeah, o.k buddy, keep drinking that cool-aid my man.I don’t know what game you watched, but even the Jets staunches supporters questioned his play thus far. Now granted, he is still not 100% healthy and frankly I am surprised he is even out there considering how recently he had the surgery.But if your gonna go out there you have to hold up your end and thus far that’s not happening. With the amount of heat Moe,Shell and Big Snacks on putting on opponents Copel’s should be making his presents felt and that’s simply not happening to date.can you imagine how much better this D will be when he starts playing up to his ability?

        • Patrick

          I’m so sick of fake fans like yourself. You know absolutely nothing about football. He played the role that he was given. You have no idea what his role on the defense was or the plays that were or were not called for him. I’m so sick of so called Jet fans getting critical after such a great win.

          • RONBO19

            Patrick, sorry bro, but your barking up the wrong tree if you think i don’t know football.Please don’t lump me with the “fair weather” fans, because that’s not who I am.As a 35 year old season ticket holder,a former division one college football player and high school coach I do have a clue of what I’m talking about.Attacking people for having a different opinion shows very little class so you may want to think before doing that in the future.Here’s a quote from today’s jets blog off the SNY site:”It was a disappointing performance by Quinton Coples in terms of impact plays,leading some to question how far along he is from his ankle injury in August” Look, nobody is saying the kid is a bust.But there is no question he is not yet playing up to his ability.Yes,he is learning a new position.Yes,he’s still getting his legs under him.But no, he is not a force like Moe & Sheldon and as they are all first rd picks the comparisons are gonna be there whether you like it or not.Dude, were both jet fans, why the hostility?

          • Frank Antonelli

            Getting on Q’s case shows that you don’t know what you’re talking about. Rex said on his presser today that he was fine with Q’s performance. If Rex thinks he’s doing fine given the circumstances that’s good enough for me.

  • Frank Antonelli

    Come on Alan. Geno deserves a A+ for that performance. What else does he have to do????? 147 QBR is about as good as it gets.

    • Alan Schechter

      Maybe Frank….I just don’t give out perfect grades…I’m a little harsh.