Well what else can you say about yesterday's game? You have to admit that the Jets got lucky, that Steve Johnson lost all concentration on his dropped pass on the final drive of the game. How he was so open is hard to fathom, maybe even surprised Johnson himself. The Bills offense( who was without Fred Jackson) played fairly well, especially considering how they faired in the previous meeting. Let me get to some points on the game:
Mark Sanchez: Seems like every week he is a weakness in the offense. He did not play very well for most of the game. He was sailing throws, throwing behind receivers, and just had all sorts of communication problems. You had that one throw where Keller was wide open, went way too high but Keller had to make an acrobatic catch. There was another play where Turner was running a post and if Sanchez throws the ball either higher or out in front of him, its a TD. I think the play where he just totally threw it behind Holmes in the flat was only part his fault. I thought Rich Gannon made some great points on him yesterday, such as how he doesn't pick up his receivers fast enough and hence throws behind them. You have to give him credit on the final TD drive to win the game. I've heard some say that he made a horrible throw to Burress, and if not for an unbelievable catch, the Jets would have lost. Well on that play he got blitzed and he threw it where only Plax could catch it. I am nit picking as how many teams have a QB that can throw 4 TD passes?
Darrelle Revis: I played cornerback in high school and I can tell you the hardest routes to cover are the slants and the comebacks. It seemed like Johnson was running these routes on Revis all day. His TD catch was a quick slant in which Revis faked playing press and then dropped five yards back. There was another catch Johnson made in which he ran as hard as he could ten yards then stopped and actually slipped, got up and caught the ball. Those routes are impossible to defend unless you get up on the receiver and jam the crap out of him to disrupt timing. The Jets pass rush was non existent yesterday so Johnson could make 4-5 moves to get open. I think Revis is still the best corner in football. Imagine what he would do with a constant pass rush?? Not sure why he was playing off the entire game though.
The coaching staff: Ten days to prepare for this game and that's what you came up with? How flat was this team in all three aspects? I heard Craig Carton this morning say you have ten days to prepare and your first play on offense is a run up the middle to Conner? Shonn Greene and the OLine where doing good things, but he only had 8 carries in the whole first half! I just don't understand what is going on with the offense. Are we gonna ground and pound or pretend we are the Patriots? On defense, again with the prevent on the final drive of the game? I understand you were afraid to send the house,since it burned you against Denver, well Fitzpatrick thrives in the pocket. You have to force him out of the pocket and he is highly inacurrate. Rex needs to sit down with Pettine and rethink their strategy. How did the defense go from killing the Bills earlier in the season, to not even being able to get pressure on Fitzpatrick??
If any Jet fan can sit here and think the team, in it's current state can win a playoff game, you need to think again. There are some major problems with this team. Now they are going to face a Redskin team that came back from 17 points to beat Seattle. Let's hope they get it worked out.