I was able to watch this game for a change, as I live out of the TV viewing market and, was not impressed. The gameplan was horrible IMO, so let me disect the problems, starting with the offense first.
IMO why come out trying to run first pass second, slow tempo offense, instead of a uptempo, pass first to set the run up.I would have came out no huddle to really get the offense in a groove. The reason is that it would put the defense on their heels, as well as getting the Jags two big DT tired real fast to make them a non-factor, as the Jags depth along their DL isn't good . I know that the OL was having some problems at RT which hopefully will be addressed soon, how I really don't know but something needs to be done and, quick. The right side of the OL was the Jets run side last year, which is now a problem area, and now the left side is the strong side, with Slauson slowly becoming a truly elite LG. Then why not run behind the left side with some counters, pitches and, tosses.
First I have to qualify that I love Sanchez BUT, he still needs to improve in recognizing coverages which counts for one of the two int's yesterday. The other was because of locking on to a WR, however the play design was a bit at fault, I mean why would you bunch 3 WR together like that to get an ISO on the other side, then you better have Holmes or Burress lined up on the ISO side, even Keller or Cumberland would have worked. This whole thought go's into where is the Tom Moore influence ? I haven't seen it so far as I can tell it still seems to me that Schoty is still up to his bad game plan and execution of it.
The defense has been okay not lights out, unlike the grade's that I've seen these sports writers have given them. Why you ask? The Jags as well as the Cowboys have suspect OL. The Cowboys have practically no starting experience. Then the Jags have probably a worse OL then the Chiefs or Seahawks, well maybe not that bad but, you get what I'm saying. The Jets front 7 should've won every time hands down, every run play stuffed, every pass play a hit, pressure or sack. In the past two weeks the Jets run defense has given up over 100 yards total each game which is not good, considering that they have Baltimore with Ray Rice, Oakland with DMC and, Miami with Daniel Thomas. Then the Jets pass D has to deal with Brady and Rivers, sure the CB situation is looking good with Wilson starting to show his ability as a 3rd. However without pressure it won't matter how good they are. The saftey position is still a concern little Jim is a total liability in coverage and, Pool has been a non-factor. Rex and, Pettine need to deep six that silly ass overload blitz that doesn't work. They really need to get more creative, for instance I was switching to the Carolina Green Bay game and they where talking about a defensive front that Rivera calls a Nascar front where its all speed pass rushers and, it seemed to be working real well or how about those 1 down lineman sets or a bunch set, isn't defense all about fooling the offense or, shall I say like poker.
So all in all the coaching staff has to still mature starting with Rex, this here we are stop our running game and, go ahead and try to run on us attitude is getting old. Rex has to start realizing that his team doesn't have the horses up front to play that ground n' pound game. The defense is starting to get over played they need to get more exotic with the fronts, Rex has become very predictable in his game plans and, until he lets those go by the way side the Jets and, I hate to say it will never win the SB this year. The Pats, Ravens, Steelers, Texans, Chargers even the Bills and Titans have gotten better. I'm not the sky is falling type person, I'm more of the glass is half full, but I've seen enough that, this is going to be a long season for us as fans, and the Jets as a team.