The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New York Jets at Lincoln Financial Field tonight, 10-9.
Let’s take a look at the good and the bad in this game.
Jason Myers. The Jets scored 9 points in this game. Myers scored 6 of them, including a long 58 yard field goal. Myers probably cemented his spot as the Jets place kicker unless both kickers are cut.
Clive Walford. Walford led Jets receivers with three catches and 40 yards. Was it enough to secure a roster spot? That isn’t clear.
Derrick Jones. A nice interception on one long pass and a breakup of another lands Jones in the good column.
Neville Hewitt. Active and always around the ball, Hewitt led all Jets with seven tackles to close an impressive preseason campaign.
Brandon Bryant. Six tackles, some nice coverage, a nose for the football; it was a good game for Bryant, but probably a case of too little too late for a roster spot. Maybe he makes the practice squad.
Kendall Reyes. Had a sack and several pressures. Probably not enough to make the team, but it was a good game for Reyes.
Xavier Cooper. A fumble recovery and several pressures. Quietly had an effective game.
Trenton Cannon. A couple of drops, and little generated on the ground. Had a nice punt return, but overall another underwhelming performance by Cannon. He has shown virtually nothing to deserve a roster spot.
Chad Hansen. A drop, a play where he stepped out of the back of the end zone, and a single catch for eight yards. Hansen concludes an utterly invisible preseason. If draft position isn’t taken into account Hansen does not deserve a spot on this football team.
Thomas Rawls. Stonewalled near the goal line. Five carries for 15 yards. Finished off a bad preseason. The offensive line did him no favors, but Rawls should not make this team.
John Wolford. It’s harsh and maybe not fair to somebody who just walked onto the team, but he was out there playing so he gets evaluated. And Wolford was not good. Inaccurate, late on his reads, unable to move the team, Wolford showed very little to make a case for a practice squad spot.
Jordan Leggett. Invisible. Leggett has shown nothing. He should not make this team, but his draft position and his limited playing time to date might save him.
The Offensive Line. Opened few holes for the running backs, provided barely adequate time for the quarterbacks.
Jets receivers’ hands. The Jets dropped pass after pass in this game. Charles Johnson, Tre McBride, Chad Hansen, Trenton Cannon, the list goes on and on. Not good.
What about you? What do you think was good or bad about the game? Let us know in the comments.