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East Rutherford – It’s time for a heaping helping of post-game notes and thoughts from the Jets convincing win over the Indianapolis Colts. Let’s get it started . . .
This was a game the Jets had to win, and they did.
This was a game they were supposed to win, and they did.
The Colts had six starters out, a rookie quarterback (we forget he is, but he is) and they have little depth. That is bad combo. And the Jets did a nice job of taking advantage of it.
The Jets did exactly what they needed to do, and they deserve a hat-tip for that.
The Colts are one of those teams trying to transition from the a 4-3 to a 3-4, and they have some players who are just too small for their new roles in the Front Seven. Remember when the
Jets had this issue with Jon Vilma and Dwayne Robertson early in Eric Mangini’s tenure?
The Jets offensive line destroyed the Colts Front Seven – destroyed it – pounded the into submission.
The Jets finished with 252 yards rushing led by Shonn Greene’s 161 yards
This was a game they had to win, and should win, and they did win.
If they lost this game, and went to New England 2-4, their season probably would have spiraled out of control . . .
Quinton Coples is still a work-in-progress against the run, but while he tries to figure things out on that front, he continues to do some nice things as a pass rusher.
He had 1.5 sacks, but should have had 2.5. He had Andrew Luck in his grasp, and the quarterback threw it away, and was called for intentional grounding.
Coples is a stud athlete – 6-6, 280 with 4.70 speed. Guys with those measurable are rare. He’s going to be a good one. There is no question about it . . .
One big concern for the Jets this year has to be their coverage of tight ends. Obviously, this isn’t a new problem.
Rookie tight ends Coby Fleener (four catches for 60 yards) and Dwayne Allen (two catches for 33 yards) did some nice things today.
And lest we forget, Jets safety Antonio Allen was called for a 28-yard pass interference call on Dwayne Allen on the Colts’ second possession.
And you all know darn well who the Jets are playing next week – Mr. Gronkowski and Mr. Hernandez.
Mike Pettine better figure out something by next week . . .
The Jets two new starting safeties are both very secure tacklers.
Yeremiah Bell led the Jets with nine tackles, and LaRon Landry was second with eight . . .
One thing is pretty clear – nose tackle Daniel Muir knows what he is doing out there. He knows how to play 3-4 nose tackle.
He understands the art of tying up offensive linemen so the linebackers can make tackles.
And at 6-2. 323, he’s certainly built for the job.
Also, he’s a terrific guy, and a nice addition to the locker room . . .
I don’t get into marketing stuff too much on this website, but I have to say, it was a little bizarre for the Jets to have Boston-native, and New England Patriots’ fan, John Cena, the WWE star, as their honorary captain.
They need to tweak the vetting process a little bit . . .
October 14, 2012
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