New York Jets Week 9: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

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Nov 3, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan hugs New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan before the game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/The Star-Ledger via USA TODAY Sports

Nov 3, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan hugs New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan before the game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/The Star-Ledger via USA TODAY Sports

4) Rex Ryan & Marty Mornhinweg - Rex Ryan is a defensive genius and a master motivator. We can pretty much say that all the time but especially this year. Each time this young team has fallen on its face and were counted out again Ryan would get them to believe again and pull out a gritty victory. Last week Cincinnati threw the ball all over the field against the Jets and embarrassed them 49-9. New Orleans has a ton of weapons like Cincinnati and loves to throw it all over the field except their quarterback is Drew Brees, a future hall of famer. Another blowout, right? Wrong. The whole defense played angry and refused to be embarrassed and they ended up asserting their will on the Saints. Marty Mornhinweg Sunday somehow got 26 points out of a group of receivers that included Greg Salas, Zach Sudfeld, Josh Cribbs, David Nelson and Stephen Hill. They gained 199 yards on the ground with one rookie guard and the other guard being a game-time decision. The offense mixed wildcat including a pass that went for 25 yards, pistol, shotgun and traditional under center formations. The way that Mornhinweg and David Lee have been able to get the team moving the football without your best wide receiver for five games, without your top tight end for four games, and too many wide receiver injuries to count is nothing short of miraculous. All of this with a rookie quarterback.

5) Perfection - Nick Folk knocked through four more field goals Sunday to go to 23-23 on the season. He has been clutch with three of those kicks being game winners in the last  two minutes of regulation or overtime. There is no shortage of superlatives to explain how great Folk has been and how much he has meant for the Jets.

6) Josh Cribbs - Cribbs has been a difference maker since joining the team two weeks ago. He once again made a big play in the return game with a 42 yard return that started a touchdown drive in the 2nd quarter. Overall he had five kickoff returns for 134 yards which is a 26.8 yard average. He now runs the wildcat package and gave it a new dimension today by throwing to Zach Sudfeld for a 25 yard gain. He also runs from the wildcat and had  three carries for 12 yards. In addition to all that he is a receiver who had two catches for six yards. The team has said they will continue to expand Cribbs’ package of plays each week.

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