Jets vs Dolphins: 5 Quick Hits



Darrelle Revis looks to have a serious injury. In the second half, Revis went down with a non-contact left knee injury. Non-contact injuries such as this are often serious, and hard to watch, with Darrelle Revis visibly wincing in pain before gingerly walking off the field. Later in the half the Jets cornerback would be carted into the locker room and ruled out for the rest of the contest. This could be serious trouble for a struggling New York Jets defense as Revis is far and above the best player on the team. While no information has been made on the specifics of the injury, we can only hope it a sprain or pull and not something more serious like an ACL tear.


The absence of Dustin Keller is severely hampering the Jets offense. Without the security blanket provided by his talented tight end Mark Sanchez is forced to hold the ball longer, relying on his receivers to beat coverage on the outside. Jeff Cumberland has done nothing to impress and even quit on a route in the red zone that resulted in an interception. Cumberland stopped his route instead of cutting over the middle, allowing his defender to backpedal into what should of been a wide open window for Stephen Hill, resulting in a leaping interception and killing the Jets red zone opportunity. The offense needs Keller back as soon as possible to help extend drives and instill confidence early for a struggling Mark Sanchez.


Santonio Holmes had a good game, going over 100 yards receiving for the first time since 2010. His 9 receptions and 147 yards led the gang green receiving corps and provided a reliable target for Sanchez all day long. Holmes caught the pass the got the Jets into range for what was the game winning field goal, refusing to quit on the route as the defense committed a holding penalty against him during the play. Holmes also showed toughness, going over the middle to make tough catches in traffic to move the chains on critical downs. Stephen Hill aggravated his nagging hamstring injury and was held without a catch for the second straight week, a big disappointment for the Jets 2nd round draft pick.

4. Where is Quinton Coples? Coples has failed to make an impact so far this regular season. The preseason standout defensive end has yet to make the immediate impact the Jets coaching staff was expecting. While three games into a career is not long enough to make a judgement on Coples, but his 4 tackles thus far this season is a big let down. While he shined in the preseason, Quinton Coples has looked overpowered, and seemingly lost in the action when on the field, playing fewer downs than expected as he learns the nuances of the NFL game. While Coples is a promising player, he must make plays to inject life into what is a middling defense at this point in the season.


Bilal Powell may be overtaking Shonn Greene for carries in the backfield. Greene has never looked slower than he did today against a stout Miami run defense. He lacked a burst at the line of scrimmage and failed to hit holes when they did open.  The line played well today and Greene just seemed to plod behind his blockers, gaining two to three yards before hitting the turf. Powell maximized his opportunities by showing nice footwork ands speed to find his way through holes in the defense. His ability to find creases and hit the holes with crafty footwork was a nice change of pace compared to seemingly cement footed Grenne. Look for Powell to get an increased workload in the upcoming weeks until Greene can prove he deserves the carries.