This is in no way a rant, nor do I think we are the worst team in the league heading for a 2-14 record, These are some of my observations and some of the things I would like to see each week. Feel free to criticize or agree.
-Plaxico must get more targets. He wasn't given the ball until the 4th quarter in the Cowboys game and Oakland game. He didn't even catch a pass vs Jax. Mark sees one on one with Plax, throw it up. He is huge and I think everybody knows he can still get up there and get the ball.
-Keller can get 1,000 yards, easily. He is such a matchup problem for every team it isn't even funny. Please give him the ball over the middle. These past 3 games he has been dynamic averaging 83 yds/gm. Good job so far getting him involved.
-Holmes will get his with his crisp route running. I think he is used more for those quick slants, and rightfully so. He won 2 games last year running slants and taking them downfield. We could do scary things with Keller finally showing his top TE skills and Burress being a monster when given a pass.
-Shonn Greene I'm on the fence about. I seem to think it is the O-Lines fault. Feed the hot hand is my suggestion. Greene had made some big chunks of yardage and then Schotty decides to throw the ball. If Greene is on a roll, give him the damn ball. If there is nothing there, let Sanchez use his weapons. Rex says he never wants the pass/run ratio to be off balance, but I see the Jets becoming a pass first team.
-I know its tough to criticize Schotty's playcalling becuase we are putting up points, but it's bad. On the goal line, in the 1st quarter, Shonn was given the ball once, then Sanchez on a bootleg ran it in, diving, yet protecting himself, but still something you don't wanna see in the 1st quarter with Brunell as your backup. Give the ball to Shonn or LT 4 times. If your "Ground and Pound" offense cant get 1 yard in 4 attempts, something's wrong. How many bootlegs does Schotty want to run? After the first 2, Oaklands D was ready for it, they had a DE waiting for Sanchez. After the 3rd bootleg was stopped, then go to something else, don't run the same play again. Then Greene was actually gaining good yardage on outside runs, but we stopped calling those plays before the D proved they could stop them.
-Rex has to blitz. That's it. We don't have a good pass rush, or a specialist. I have given up on Westermann. Try Maybin please, anything. On the final play that put the nail in the coffin, was Michael Bush running a wheel route right past Bryan Thomas. Campbell had all day to throw. If he didn't have 10 seconds to throw, Bush wouldn't have gotten downfield. The past 2 seasons Rex has been running blitzes all over the place, and our D has been atop the league. This year is a different story, and I belive it's due to the lack of blitzing.
Revis is Revis. Didn't hear his name called until the 3rd quarter, just what I expect from him. Cromartie, thanks for the loss. Bonehead play on the fumble. OK, so you were flagged 4 times. Maybe 2 were legitimate. You know how the game has changed in favor of Wr's, make the proper adjustments and don't put your hands on the WR constantly. Ask Revis for some tips.