New York Jets Week Two: Earning Their Wings

By Alan Schechter

Nov 11, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; New York Jets tackle Vladimir Ducasse (62) stretches prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated New York 28-7. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

It was a rainy night in Foxboro, as the Jets played tough, but fell short against their rival New England Patriots, 13-10. As we talked about this morning, there were chances to win, but the Jets just couldn’t capitalize. However, there were still game balls, or “wings”, to hand out. Who earned their wings this week?


Did anyone think we were going to put Vladimir into this piece at any time all year? I know I didn’t. But, we have to give credit where credit is due, and Vladimir Ducasse did an excellent job last night. He took out Vince Wilfork on many occasions, and did so without help. We all know that is a tall order, and for Vlad to do that, we have to give him his “props”, as the kids say. Maybe Vlad is not so bad after all.


The Jets were able to get Chris loose last night, to the tune of nearly 4.5 yards per carry. He ran the ball 12 times for 52 yards, which is exciting. We have all see what Chris Ivory can do when he gets in rhythm, and starts running hard down hill. What a great sign that can be for the Jets moving forward.


They weren’t perfect, but they were pretty close. A couple of blown coverages did happen, and they were bad. The initial touchdown was bad, and there was a bad conversion allowed to Julian Edelman. Other than that, the defense was stout. They held the New England Patriots to 13 points, and Tom Brady to under 200 yards passing. That tells you all that you need to know about how they performed last night. Nine times out of ten, a performance like that leads to a win against the Patriots. Last night was the tenth time. Nobody stood out, so we give wings to the entire unit.

What do you guys think?