NY Jets offensive grades for Week 2 loss to the Cowboys

The Jets offense was a mess in Week 2
NY Jets, Zach Wilson
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Duane Brown, OT, NY Jets

I must say that as a former quarterback and football offensive coordinator myself, the gameplan to leave Duane Brown on an island with Micah Parsons all game was one of the worst decisions I have ever seen.

I firmly believe that Micah Parsons is the best football player on Earth right now. He lines up everywhere, dominates every position, and single-handedly wrecks every offense he plays against. But that doesn't mean you don't even try.

Parsons lined up on the right edge against Duane Brown most of the game and created pressure after pressure after pressure. In the first half, Wilson did a really nice job of stepping up and stepping out, but only for so long did that work.

Parsons finished with four tackles, two sacks, three tackles for loss, four quarterback hits, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. Almost all of that was done against Duane Brown.

To be clear, the horrific game upfront was not just on Brown. The entire offensive line struggled, particularly Brown and Laken Tomlinson. But Brown has to be better.

Again, and I know I sound like a record player, for the Jets to win games this year, they must run the ball well and protect Zach Wilson long enough for him to deliver the ball for easy completions. They stand no chance when Wilson is running for his own life, and the running backs total 24 rushing yards.

Grade: F