Tonight, JETSerious will bring you inside his camera, through the lens, and into last night’s game against the Giants.
I know Jets fans… it’s not one to remember. BUT, let’s focus on a few pictures and start thinking forward to next week vs. Carolina.
1st Quarter, 1st team:
There’s a lot going on here, so let’s break it down…
- Giants WR Victor Cruz (for some weird reason), is watching the play unfold from the BIG screen… not smart!
- QB Eli Manning doesn’t even seem interested. He appears to have his head down… from what I can see.
But let’s talk football here:
- Jets Lineback David Harris and new Safety Yeremiah Bell, team up to solidify the tackle on a critical running play in the 1st Quarter.
- It’s no surprise to see Harris making an assist on a tackle, but it’s great to see making an impact on our run defense. Get used to this now, because it’s only the pre-season. There’s plenty more to come!
This next picture came out a little blurry, so I apologize.
This was a great matchup to watch. WR Victor Cruz vs. CB Darrelle Revis. To his credit, Cruz makes an excellent catch. However, you can clearly see that his feet are out of bounds. Revis has looked sharp thus far, unlike Wayne Hunter.
Speaking of Wayne Hunter (I just puked), he single-handedly gave up 4 sacks. We’re all aware that this is a HUGE issue moving forward, but you’ve got to figure that Hunter will not be isolated in 1-on-1 matchups like this during the regular season. Play-calls are going to be a little bit different because coaches don’t want to show their hand.
But, who’d blame them? It’s the pre-season… it doesn’t count!
This next picture will back up my theory. If you look at the formation, it doesn’t exactly spell out Tony Sparano. In fact, it kind of looks like a Brian Schottenheimer formation (I just puked again).
I understand that it’s not 2nd & inches, but this particular call leaves Mark Sanchez with limited protection. Dustin Keller, Jeff Cumberland, and Stephen Hill are all about to run their routes. That leaves RT Wayne Hunter matched up 1-on-1 with Justin Tuck. Now, I’m not 100% sure that this play was one of the Giants sacks. But the matchup does not favor the Jets. Not at all.
Tony Sparano prides his offense on protecting the quarterback and the football. However, assigning Wayne Hunter to a 1-0n-1 matchup isn’t exactly the best way to show that. Wayne desperately needs help on the right side of the line, so give him help! Assign another blocker, rather than a receiver. Yeah, Mark would have one less receiver to throw it to… but at least he’d be able to throw it!
Am I right?
Turn to page 2… where JETSerious will break down the rest of the pictures from last night’s game!
If you only caught the first half of the Jets vs. Giants game, you’d be under the assumption that T.J. Conley did a job-well-done.
He had a very nice punt early on, that landed the Giants on their own 1 yard line.
Take a look:
The Jets special teams unit looked to be back on track early. Between the Aaron Maybin’s tipped punt and Isaiah Trufant’s down at the 1, you’d think that Mike Westhoff could ease off the players backs a bit.
Not at all.
A couple of “shanked” punts later, T.J. Conley looked like a completely different player.
He needs to get it together, and get it together quickly.
LaRon looks healthy:
Landry, you look so healthy and youthful… and Wayne Hunter, you look so….. riiiighhhtttt.
I wasn’t able to capture a picture of Landry’s INT, but I did catch him coming out of the tunnel. I’m glad to see #30 in Green & White!
LaRon Landry was one of the only bright spots of last night’s game. He recorded his 1st INT as a Jet, although it won’t count on his regular season statistics.
But the only statistic that we should be worried about is in the WIN column.
Still, Landry looked sharp.
I was able to get a couple good shots of Tebow, that I’d like to share.
On this play, LG Matt Slauson is playing center for the 2nd team offense. It’s just an ordinary shot, but it’s always cool to see the ball in mid-air.
This next picture is of Tebow rushing for a decent gain. Again, with a game that had very limited upside, this was one of the better things to take from the game. It’s obvious Tebow can run. But if he made that TD pass to Stephen Hill, that would’ve been the icing on the cake for his night. Still, you’ve got to consider that he’s up against the Giants 2nd team as well.
It’s good to see Tebow gaining some yardage for our sluggish-looking offense. If he hadn’t chose to tuck the ball and run, however, the play would’ve resulted in a sack… just like it did for Sanchez. The point is– our O-Line needs to STEP IT UP!
I don’t think anybody is satisfied with our play. We’ve got to improve in a lot of different areas– mainly protecting our QB. It doesn’t matter if it’s Mark or Tim, we need to provide them with the protection they need in order to get a pass off.
Mark’s interception was disappointing, but he’ll learn from the mistake. Hey, it’s only pre-season. I’m sure that everybody would rather him make the mistake now, rather than week 1 vs. Buffalo.
The Jets clearly need to get it together, but let’s not FREAK OUT just yet. There’s still a couple of weeks left in the pre-season to get these problems fixed. We can only hope Rex and company get these problems fixed rather sooner than later.
That’s going to be all from Inside the Lens with JETSerious.
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