Inside the Jets vs. Patriots Film Room: Defense


JETSerious will bring you inside the defensive film room and dissect plays from the beginning to end…. each and every week.  We’ll look at what the Jets defense did right and wrong for each play.

The Jets faced the Patriots on Thanksgiving Night at Metlife Stadium and had a good terrible defensive outing. The offense ended up self-destructing, leaving the team in no-man’s land. The Patriots 21 points in 52 seconds were devastating. So, what went wrong?

JETSerious will analyze the tape, and show you what’s happening.

I know it was a brutal loss… but try and enjoy the breakdown!

So what happened on the heartbreaking 80-yard swing pass to Vereen?

Bart Scott got burned.

That’s it… right?


Join us as we go inside the film room and figure out what Rex was thinking on this defensive down.

The Patriots lined up in a Shotgun, 1 RB, 1 TE, & 3WR set.

The Jets are line up in their Nickel defense, which is not such a terrible call… until we see the man-to-man matchup. Bart Scott looks to be the culprit here.

Unless Antonio Cromartie had the wrong call, this was a man-coverage assignment for Mr. Bart.

Bart is circled in black, trailing Shane Vereen out of the backfield.

Antonio Cromartie is man-to-man inside the black box. The Patriots receiver, whoever it may be, serves as a decoy on this play. By taking Antonio Cromartie out of the picture, it leaves Bart Scott closest to Vereen… a total mismatch at that angle.

The Jets only hope at this point was a chase down.

It didn’t happen.

The Patriots really caught us out of position on that play. It hurt to watch such an easy touchdown, but in reality, it was a breakdown in coverage. When a player can’t keep up with his man, these type of things happen.

I’m not saying that Bart didn’t play good at all. I am, however, saying that he blew his coverage on this play.

It’s more of the fact that we’re paying him good money and he’s not doing his part to help the team.

At this point, let’s give Demario Davis some experience.

Please turn the page and join us as we break down another coverage breakdown in this Jets vs. Patriots matchup…

This next play is a total breakdown in coverage. LaRon Landry has played well for the Jets this season… and the key word is PLAYED because he’s “injury prone”. I actually think he was the best of the Jets off-season acquisitions this off-season… but I suppose that isn’t saying much, is it?

Nevertheless, on this play Landry slipped up.

It costed the Jets six.


The two receivers to the top are going to run toward the middle of the field. By drawing the defense to the middle, Tom Brady is able to counter it, and throw it over the top.

Yeah, Tom Brady throws a perfect pass.

You just can’t allow him to roam the pocket with no pass-rush. It’s an easy win for him, and another painful loss for us.

We almost got to Edelman, but you can see that he clearly gets the ball over the goal-line.

Unfortunately, this play put the Patriots over the top.

I wish we had better plays to break down, but it is what it is. The Jets didn’t play well.

Whether it’s on Woody Johnson, Mike Tannenbaum, Rex Ryan, or the players… that’s debatable.

The fact of the matter is, the Jets are 4-7. It’s hard to focus on the playoff’s, when you’re thinking about the 2013 draft pick.

All I know is… we have to stick by our team.

If you’re not going to, then get out.

That’s going to be all from The Jet Press, Inside the Jets vs. Patriots Film Room: Defense.

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