Dec 15, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) tries to run away from New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson (91) during the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets vs. Carolina Panthers: PFF Grade Roundup


The Jets move ahead, playing out the final two weeks against Cleveland and the Dolphins, possibly to save coach Rex Ryan’s job. With that, let’s take a look back at last week’s game against the Panthers, courtesy of our friends at Pro Football Focus.

Let’s take a look at the grade roundup, and see who performed well, and who didn’t.  First with the….

OFFENSE

Santonio Holmes  -1.1
Jeff Cumberland -1.2
D’Brickashaw Ferguson -0.5
Brian Winters -2.6
Nick Mangold 0.6
Willie Colon -0.1
Austin Howard -2.1
David Nelson 1.0
Geno Smith -0.2
Tommy Bohanon 2.1
Chris Ivory -1.6

I think it goes without saying, any time the fullback has the highest grade on offense, the group didn’t exactly excel. If only one offensive lineman has a positive grade (Nick Mangold), it’s also not a great day. Geno with a -0.2, however, shows what we saw, that he did make some good decisions. The game wasn’t all bad for him.

DEFENSE

Muhammad Wilkerson 3.6
Damon Harrison 1.7
Sheldon Richardson 1.8
Calvin Pace 0.3
David Harris -2.4
Demario Davis -3.3
Quinton Coples -0.7
Dee Milliner 0.0
Dawan Landry -2.0
Ed Reed -0.4
Antonio Cromartie 0.0

As usual, the three big guys up front had big games. To draw some other positive, it’s nice to see Dee Milliner pick it up a bit. He didn’t make it to a positive number, but 0.0 isn’t a negative. He’s getting there.

Calvin Pace has quietly had an excellent season. It’s nice to see.

Tags: Dee Milliner Geno Smith New York Jets Tommy Bohanon