In the Jets week 2 matchup against the Patriots, the team was without WR Santonio Holmes, who was absent due to a substance abuse suspension. The Jets enjoyed a successful passing game performance on TD receptions from Braylon Edwards, Jerricho Cotchery and Dustin Keller. It appeared in the 2nd half of week 2, that the Patriots secondary did not have enough skill to match up against the Jets offensive firepower..
Well that was all before Santonio Holmes suited up in week 5. It is arguable that Santonio Holmes is now the Jets #1 receiving threat, surpassing Braylon Edwards and Dustin Keller. Yet with the addition of Holmes, will it give the Jets a sizable advantage against the Patriots in Foxborough?
I believe it will. The Patriots definitely have a star in the making in NJ native Devin McCourty, however, the rest of their secondary isn't too strong. They are ranked 32 overall in pass defense and Santonio Holmes should be able to exploit the defense with his quickness. Lets hope that Brian Shottenheimer opens up the playbook for Mark Sanchez so that he can find some quality targets, especially on those killer slants.
I don't think I've been this excited for a regular season Jets game in a long time.