New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills Quick Hits

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130821-coach-rex-ryan-presser-v2-650-nfl_thumb_130_954) Jets getting completely out coached - The Buffalo coaching staff has done a lot better job making adjustments from the 1st time they played. Mike Pettine has been able to scheme a gameplan that took away the run and forced Geno Smith to beat them and he didn’t. Rex Ryan was not able to scheme the same pressure that resulted in 8 sacks in the 1st game and had the corners play off against backup receivers giving them a free release and playing zone giving Manuel easy throws. Then the Bills guessed the Jets adjustments in the second half of going man to man and threw two long bombs that resulted in a touchdown. Rex Ryan will be questioned about taking the team to Dave and Buster’s Saturday night after the team meeting.

5) Intensity from previous week just not there again - Each time the Jets have a big win they have watched and listened to the positive press and came out the next game poorly and without the proper intensity. This team has to play it’s best game to win each week they cannot come in overconfident and underestimate anyone or else they will lose and get embarrassed in the process. After a while alternating wins and losses is not a positive or acceptable result. The Jets were better than the Bills but the Bills were more focused and intense.

6) Special teams lacking - Nick Folk finally missed a field goal as a pretty large wind gust blew his 47 yard kick very far to the right. Folk’s kickoffs are allowing returns consistently as well. Ryan Quigley was hot and cold depending on which way the wind blew. Josh Cribbs was a highlight with 115 yards on 5 kick returns.

7) Turnovers - EJ Manuel and the Bills had none and Geno Smith and the Jets had 4 with 3 interceptions and a fumble that resulted in 20 Buffalo points. Until Smith learns to value the football consistently the Jets will not be a playoff team. You cannot win many football games when you lose the turnover battle by 4. Smith needs to find the safety a lot better as well as feel backside pressure from corners and safeties. The forced fumble wasn’t his fault as he was holding the ball correctly.


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  • Paul Newbold

    Up one, down one. Win one loose one. It’s a trade mark of a young team with a rookie quarterback. So far they have shown flashes of what they could become, but it is a young roster for the most part and consistency takes time. I still think the secondary needs help and the Jets need to address it at some point. The offensive line lost the battle all day, like you said they were shutout in the run game, and Geno had another tough game. Tough loss. For those already grumbling for Simms to start, be patient with Smith. Geno has played terrible at times, he’s struggled, and he’s made a bunch of mistakes, but allowing a rookie to make the mistakes and learn from them is what developing a quarteback is all about. Give him the season at the very least!