The New York Jets got embarrassed in Week 10 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as here are the top five takeaways from this game.
The New York Jets took a tremendous step back in Week 10 as they lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium with the final score of 15-10. From the start of the game and to the bitter end, the Jets had a chance to go 5-5 but played flat in all phases of the game.
Looking at the offensive side of the football, the costly penalties was the key factor for the loss. The offense could not get anything going as they had numerous 3 and outs which are not good at all.
With the loss, the Jets are now 4-6 and will head into their bye week and prepare for the Carolina Panthers. In this game, there were a lot of things you saw on both sides of the football that as a fan you shake your head. Now, let’s take a deeper look and break down the top five takeaways from this Week 10 matchup.
Next: 5. Offensive line had a horrific game
5. Offensive line had a horrific game
The weakest part of the team continues to get exposed every week as the offensive line sputtered. The offensive line got exposed big time as they couldn’t get any penetration whatsoever. They allowed too many quarterback sacks which dictated the flow of the game.
Coming into the game, the Buccaneers only had 8 quarterback sacks and the Jets offensive line allowed six sacks. The offensive line was not able to contain the Buccaneer’s defensive pressure which allowed them to cash in on the Jets mental mistakes. They committed way too many costly penalties that were brought upon themselves.
The inexperience on the line will hurt the team from growing for the rest of the season. For now, they will continue to struggle and at the end of the day, they need to figure this problem out fast.
Next: 4. Secondary couldn't stop big plays
4. Secondary couldn’t stop big plays
Just like they played at the beginning of the season, the Jets had a below average performance by their defensive secondary. Even though they had two interceptions, they had once again too many costly penalties and too many missed coverages allowing the Buccaneers receivers to get open consistently.
Clearly, the secondary of the Jets has major areas of the game to work on before they face the Carolina Panthers. Otherwise, if they can’t fix this problem, mediocre and outstanding quarterbacks will continue to pick them apart every single week.
Obviously, they need to look at the game tape from last week and use what was working for them in the past during their bye week. They need to stick to their assignments, focus on the fundamentals of coverage, and adjust when necessary. The Buccaneers are a below average team but the Jets made them look better than they should have been.
Next: 3. Defense is unable to establish consistent pressure
3. Defense is unable to establish consistent pressure
From last Thursday’s game to Sunday’s game, it had two different end results. Last week, the Jets applied plenty of pressure on Tyrod Taylor and this week they couldn’t get much pressure on Ryan Fitzpatrick. Give credit to the Buccs in containing the frontline of the Jets.
Fitzpatrick threw for 187 yards and he was having a grand old-time in the second half of the game. The Buccaneers were 1 for 3 in the red zone and the Jets were unable to contain them as they played stronger in the second half.
The defensive frontline played hard for most parts of the contest and it completely changed in the second half. They didn’t bring constant pressure and they were embarrassed by too many missed assignments.
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The offense of the Buccaneers tallied 271 yards of total offense which tells you they need to grow fast. Like always, it’s frustrating to watch and you keep saying it’s the “Same old Jets” when it comes to the lack effort and efficiency from the start and to the finish of a football game. Consistency is the name of the game and the Jets dropped the ball on a game they should have won.
Next: 2. Jets offense is a complete no-show
2. Jets offense is a complete no-show
Unlike last week, the Jets offense looked completely lost and couldn’t establish any long drives. Again, the execution on Sunday was nowhere near what Jets fans saw just a week prior.
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Even though the Jets established 275 yards of total offense, it is something to not be excited about. They had multiple penalties in the game and four out of the eight were on the offensive side of the football.
It causes many to wonder what offensive coordinator John Morton was thinking because nothing worked all game. When the run game was not working they just should have stuck with the passing game. They need to stick with what works and not abandon it so quickly which has been a recurring problem all season long.
The Jets had their chances to have won this game if they played aggressively from start to finish but in the end, when it mattered most, they didn’t deliver. The Buccaneers took advantage of it and ended up with the win.
Next: 1. Costly penalties continue to define the Jets
1. Costly penalties continue to define the Jets
The Jets defense played exceptionally well and the offense was very stagnated. The secondary for the Jets made way too many mistakes and allowed the Buccaneers offensive drives to continue thanks to penalties.
Once again, cornerback Buster Skrine was the main cause for the defensive mental errors. He doesn’t establish consistent weeks of good clean football. You don’t know what player you will get week to week. He plays great one week and the following week he makes very costly decisions that should have him benched. He racks up too many penalties and has too many blown coverages.
The offensive line killed too many key drives with holding penalties which continues to hurt them. When the Jets offense has momentum in driving down the field they make dumb penalties. It continues to hurt the offense week in and week out. As a fan or even a coach, it gets you frustrated to watch happen on a weekly basis.
Since the Jets are heading into their bye week, it’s the perfect time to take a step back, reassess their season, and finally end all the behavioral problems associated with costly penalties. If something does not get fixed or worked on during this time, it will hurt the Jets in the final slate of games to end the regular season.