NY Jets play pathetic football against Oakland Raiders
The NY Jets blew an opportunity to make a statement against the Oakland Raiders but unfortunately, played a pathetic football game and rightfully lost
The NY Jets fell into the “Black Hole” the minute starting QB Ryan Fitzpatrick left the game after a thumb injury. Fitzpatrick ran for 12 yards where he dove head first and injured his left thumb. Hopefully, upon his return, Fitzpatrick will let this be a lesson learned every time his crazy legs wants to run with the football.
The infamous Geno Smith interception made its return in Week 8. Charles Woodson of the Oakland Raiders picked the ball during Geno’s attempt to complete a pass to WR Brandon Marshall. Geno completed 27-of-42 passes, 2 touchdowns and was sacked 3 times in his 2015 debut.
Has anyone seen the Jets’ defense? The Raiders blew through their defensive line like they were the practice squad. No tackles at all… really? It’s shameful to not see players like Muhammad Wilkerson bring Derek Carr down for at least 1 tackle. Darrelle Revis stood his ground against Amari Cooper for the most part. However, Antonio Cromartie seemed to be lagging in match-ups against Andre Holmes and Michael Crabtree at times.
Taiwan Jones’ touchdown was not only unreal, but it was unnecessary. He broke through 4 tackle attempts by Marcus Gilchrist, Marcus Williams, Demario Davis and a trailing behind him Sheldon Richardson. This is upsetting coming from one of the strongest defensive teams in the NFL. Careless plays like this are going to be the Jets downfall if they don’t get it together.
As if coming into this game without Nick Mangold and Calvin Pryor wasn’t spirit dropping enough, we leave this 34-20 loss against the Raiders with many injuries to keep an eye on. Fitzpatrick has been named questionable with more information to follow. Geno ended the game with shoulder and abdominal injuries that left his destiny unknown.
November 1, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) reacts after being sacked by Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack (52, not pictured) during the fourth quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
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The Jets are currently in the midst of reviewing new QB candidates and options. Another eye watcher this week is Marshall. Having left the game and then having re-entered left this gruesome loss with a knee injury. Although the severity of this injury is unknown, there will be more information to follow once post games exams are performed.
Watching this Week 8 match-up against the Raiders left me absolutely speechless. There are obvious issues with the Jets’ offensive line, but our defensive line was abnormally out-performed. The Jets are going to have to get it together before their Week 9 match-up against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
There are going to be many changes in the upcoming weeks for the Jets and if they can’t get it together now, they’re going to get left behind during the rest of the season. Let’s just hope the Jets put this loss behind them and plan for the weeks to come.