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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:16 pm    Post subject: Jets game grades Week 2 @ Steelers Reply with quote

Thought id start doing something like this. SNY does something similar but everyone has their own opinions. Ill do each position group.

Quarterbacks: B-
The only reason this is not lower is because this game wasn't Sanchez's fault. He made a lot of good throws that should have been caught but weren't.

Running Backs D
Shonn Greene should not be starting anymore. He bearly breaks tackles and if he doesnt run straight up the gut he gets no yards. Powell is the more complete back. He can run up the gut, he is very quick and has good moves and he breaks some tackles. For a limited sample size against a really good run stopping defense he played pretty well. Powell+Tebow=A strong running game.

Recievers D-
The only reason this isn't an F is because they made some nice plays early. Santonio Holmes stinks, he dropped like 5 passes worst of all it was when the Jets really needed to score like in the third quarter. Stephen Hill was blanketed all day so there was no way Sanchez could get the ball to him at all. Jeremy Kerley caught two nice catches but wasnt a factor besides that. Meanwhile Jeff Cumberland let a ball hit him right in his [inappropriate/removed] he wasnt a factor until garbage time. Konrad Reuland is the better blocking TE and should be our #2.

O-Line B
Austin Howard played pretty well against Woodley most if the game. He beat him that one time for the sack. Brick, Mangold and Moore all had good games but at the end of the game Cameron Hayward beat Slauson for a sack. My only real concern is the lack of running room. Our RBs only had one run for more than 10 yards and neither of them ran for more than 4 yards per carry.

D-Line A
Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman went nowhere on like every play. Wilkerson,Devito and Pouha stopped the run exteremly well. Neither of the backs ran for more than 3 YPC.

Linebackers B+
Some ups and downs. McIntyre had a great game. He had 2 sacks and 6 total tackles. Hopefully if he keeps playing like this he can he someone who is worthy to play alot. However, he screwed up in coverage that allowed a long reception by Johnson. Harris,Scott, Pace and McIntyre also played the run really well but Harris allowed the Miller TD. He should have never had to cover him. Get Bell or Landry to cover TEs. Maybin had a lot of pressure but didnt record a sack.

Defensive Backs F----------------
Like we saw with mangold last year. If we lose a key compnent in either our offense (like this week we missed Keller dearly) or defense. Where to start? Antonio Cromartie had his worst game as a Jet. It seemed like Wallace caught everything when Cro was covering him. Kyle Wilson did horrible too. He allowed everything To be caught. If thats not enough LaRon Landry had 2 costly personal fouls, one was questionable but aviodable. I really hope we get Revis and Keller back next week.

Special Teams C
Well everything went well except for the Kerley fumble. Malone played really well. Nick Folk was 1/1 and did well kicking off. There were no huge returns allowed.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Until the point that Jets fans recognize Mark Sanchez is a huge part of the problem, the team will continue to struggle against the top AFC teams.

The drops happen all over the league, and they're not helped by the fact that they're always on comeback or slant routes. WRs are not given an opportunity to create separation.

Mark Sanchez is the Problem, look at the rest of the league. 10-27, regardless of drops, is not going to get it done in this league.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

QB: F The drops were an issue, but Mark Sanchez inability to take control of the offense is a concern. NFL Offenses succeed because of their Quarterbacks, not in spite of them. His inability to get the unit into a rhythm was the concern.

RBs: C- Running game looked to be effective early, but the Steelers countered and limited its success. Shonn Greene returning to the locker room did not help the situation.

WR: D Catching contested balls is difficult, but there were numerous drops. Stephen Hill was a non-factor and Holmes showed the inconsistency that unfortunately has defined his Jets career. Offenses need to get momentum and the team failed to do so.

TE: C Konrad Reuland and Jeff Cumberland had to fill a major void without Keller. Reuland might have ability as a pass catcher and Cumberland simply lacks the athleticism and body control to be an impact pass catcher.

Offensive Line: A- Nick Mangold played a tremendous game neutralizing Casey Hampton, and the interior played effectively. Tackle Austin Howard, aside from giving up one sack to Woodley, looked strong in pass protection. Ferguson was not heard from all day, which tends to be a good indicator. In contrast to last years unit, the offensive line has improve significantly.

Defensive Line: A The Defense as a whole played well, but the Steelers dominated time of possession. Sione Pua appeared a bit out of shape, Mike DeVito gave good effort got off blocks to scrape down the line. Muhammad Wilkerson is a star in the making, and he blew up a couple running plays. Finding a way to integrate Quinton Coples aside from moving to the 4 Man Line is necessary, but he appears to be a major asset for the future. Kendrick Ellis did a nice job in the rotation.

LBs: B- McIntyre did a nice job filling in for Bryan Thomas, flashing at times but also making some mistakes by breaking contain in other instances. David Harris did not have his strongest game, but I felt Bart Scott looked stout at the point of attack. He looked physical all over the field. Calvin Pace got pushed around all day. Heath Miller pancaked him numerous times, as did Marcus Gilbert.

DBs: C Revis absence changed the alignments and the defensive backs played a decent game altogether. The Steelers have a potent attack, but the Jets inability to play press coverage gave the Steelers the opportunities to develop an intermediate passing game successfully. LaRon Landry showed the concerns with his overaggressive game.

Special Teams: C Nothing spectaculuar
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Conquest8089 wrote:
Until the point that Jets fans recognize Mark Sanchez is a huge part of the problem, the team will continue to struggle against the top AFC teams.

The drops happen all over the league, and they're not helped by the fact that they're always on comeback or slant routes. WRs are not given an opportunity to create separation.

Mark Sanchez is the Problem, look at the rest of the league. 10-27, regardless of drops, is not going to get it done in this league.


The throw to Stephen Hill was right where it needed to be. at least 3 of the 5 drops by Holmes were right where they needed to be.

And then there are miss-communications where you cannot honestly know who to blame. 2 between Mark and Holmes, one with Cumberland, 1 with Kerley.

Sanchez didn't play well, but he wasn't truly awful. The team lost a lot momentum and the defense fell apart late in the game so they didn't even have a short to regain it. It was frustrating to watch all around, especially considering how well they played in the 1st quarter.

Grades.

QB- C

could be higher or lower depending on his level of guilt in the miss-communications. Came out very impressive, but the lack of run game allowed the Steelers to stiffen up their pass defense and play press. The receivers couldn't respond, and Sanchez couldn't take control. Needs to play better, but I'm not overly concerned he didn't play great against a very good Steelers defense without much help from his surrounding cast.

RB- C

Greene wasn't horrible until the head injury, but was just terrible afterwards. Was only in for a few plays and was ineffective in all of them. Powell looked decent in limited time, but not game changing. I'm counting Tebow as a RB and I would say this for this week only, I'd have liked to se him get a few more touches.

WR- F

Just poor performances all around. I can't even bump them to a D for the first drive. Kerley also had a bonehead play in special teams. Too many drops, not enough separation, and too much Holmes sickening body language.

TE- C+

Decent blocking and receiving (for the most part) but nothing special. Keller is still a key component in the passing game and the team needs him back.

OL- B-

Didn't play poorly really. Could have been more aggressive in run blocking, but there were no glaring issue to speak of. Howard struggled at times but wasn't a liability.

DL- B

Absolutely terrific first half, but they looked tired in the second half. It's a very aggressive line but it seems to sometimes hurt them. Less gap pushing and more play reaction would be nice.

LB- C-

Still slow. That includes Bart and that includes Harris. Very poor in pass coverage. Pretty stout against the run for 3 quarters, though. And then the tackling problems started. McIntyre was fired up and played with energy all game long. They couldn't get off their blocks late game, and they NEED to finish plays on Ben.

CB- C+

Most of Ben's success came in the middle of the field after extending plays. Kyle Wilson got beat early a few times but wasn't incredibly terrible. Didn't hear Lankster's name much, except for 1 deflection and 1 catch allowed. Cromartie was brought in for his ability to play the ball in the air, but he did not play it well against Wallace in the endzone.

S- D+

Bell wasn't bad, but not good either. Both safeties seem to think that throwing their body into the other player is the best method of tackling. It hurt the Jets multiple times. After an impressive first game, Landy didn't look good against the Steelers. I'm still excited for him and his high energy play, but he's got to get better at tackling and making smarter plays.

Special teams- C+

Not much from the return game, and then you have mistakes from Trufant and Kerley.
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