New York Jets Week 8: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly & Dee Milliner

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Aug 17, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (96) reacts during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

The Jets were destroyed in Cincinnati by the Bengals 49-9. It was a brutal day all the way around and not too many bright spots but we will highlight what was. So without further adieu here is the good, the bad, the ugly & Dee Milliner for Week 8:

The Good

1) The game only counts as one loss in the standings - Despite how ugly, embarrassing and terrible Sunday’s loss was it still only counts one game in the standings. Big picture the Jets are 4-4 and almost to the end of the toughest part of their schedule. This is where a young team struggles normally and the Jets are young all over the place not just at quarterback. The New England game was a very emotional game for this team so some sort of let down was inevitable and the players learned today that if you let down in this league it will get ugly against a good team and it did.

2) David Nelson - Nelson quickly became Smith’s favorite target with the Bengals taking Jeremy Kerley out of the game and Nelson delivered with eight catches for 80 yards. He ran good routes and was able to beat man coverage as well as find soft spots in the zone. Nelson’s play will improve as Holmes returns so defenses will focus more on Holmes and give Nelson easier match ups.

3) Muhammad Wilkerson - Wilkerson had a sack, a quarterback hit, a tackle for loss and an interception of a screen pass in a game where he was one of the few who came to play or were competent today. Each week Wilkerson continues to grow into more and more of a star and has blossomed into the dominant talent we hoped he would become. He now has seven sacks in eight games after having just five sacks all of last year. Damon Harrison also had a good day against the run with seven tackles (three solo).

4) Nick Folk’s field goals - Three more field goals for Folk Sunday. One from 45, another from 47 and a third from a season-high 50 yards. Folk has still not missed on the year and is 19-19. He has also kicked three game-winning kicks in the 4th quarter and overtime in the 1st half of the year.

5) No major injuries - David Nelson and Stephen Hill both left the game briefly with leg injuries but both returned and the Jets left the game relatively healthy. If Santonio Holmes is able to return next week the Jets should be full-strength and can work on resting the nagging minor injuries during the bye week. In a league where almost each game has season-ending injuries the Jets have avoided the major injury unlike last year.

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  • Joe Willie

    We played a better team yesterday starting at the point of attack on both sides on the ball and after that everything else is moot. Our rookie QB plays bad on the road and good at home–If I was Marty Id take that 12 yard out to the left side of the field out of the playbook for now!. Last year I seen Coples have some impressive moments hoping that he could build on this year–that hasn’t happened and the sad thing is every time I watch the pats play and think what could have been if we drafted Chandler Jones instead of QC like I wanted them to. Im not saying that Coples cant be a good player -I hope so. –Dee Millner is so bad he scares me !–Im getting V-Golston flashbacks —3 Red Tide CBs have been drafted #1 in the last few years and they all sit the bench. I never like the selection of Dee Millner -again I hope Im wrong. Next year we should just draft nothing but WR’s and CBs—brutal.

  • matr dontelli iii

    We lost Aaron Berry for the season during the first practice. At the time I thought we were pretty deep at corner but we’re apparently not nearly as deep as I thought. We also lost Goodson to season ending injury.
    Nothing that has happened before yesterday indicates that we should expect more performances like yesterday. That said, we should fire the coach, trade anybody that anyone will give us anything for, burn down the training facility and since it’s still October we should buy woodhead a pink bow tie. Anybody left on the roster after the trades should be waived and we should
    just forfeit the rest of our games.

  • Paul Newbold

    The Jets secondary needs a refit, I’ve been saying it all season. Milliner is a rookie, they get abused and picked on by quality receivers and quarterbacks, too early to panic. Same goes for Winters, the Jets had their chance to draft higher at the position and chose to gamble on Ducasse. We all know how that worked out, allow Winters a learning curve. Coples is still only a second year man, though I think we expected more this season. They added a bit more responsibilities; asking him to play linebacker, and the injury seems to have slowed him a bit. This team has a lot of youth and young guys struggle, make mistakes, and appear lost at times. It is a rebuilding year and with all the new blood out there, its a year to watch players develop, and not worry too much about wins and losses. .500 at this point isn’t all that bad for this team.

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