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An ideal foe.
A team with a average QB who doesn’t see the field well with a bad offensive line.
And the Jets grinded out a 21-14 win.
The key to the Jets’ win today as their defensive line destroying the Texans front, which is without their franchise left tackle, Laremy Tunsil, and today they moved guard Tytus Howard over to left tackle.
And then during the game they lost right guard Justin McCray to a concussion.
They have a mess up front, and the Jets’ defensive line, which might be the most talented starting unit on the team, took advantage.
John Franklin-Myers toyed with Texans right tackle Charlie Heck, who was totally overmatched by the Jets talented end. JFM had two sacks and also tipped a pass that he picked off. Good chance he lands AFC Defensive Player of the Week Honors.
Zach Wilson only had a minor impact on the win, throwing for just 145 yards, and getting picked off once, and it could have been three times. Wilson struggled with inconsistent accuracy today, like on the first series, when he was too high for Tevin Coleman out of the backfield, and then too far in front of Elijah Moore on third down.
Perhaps having to wear a knee brace hurt Wilson’s mechanics even more. His mechanics were an issue before the injury.
Something else that could be hurting Wilson is perhaps having too many voices in his ear. How many quarterback coaches does one guy need? You have Rob Calabrese, Matt Cavanaugh and John Beck coaching Wilson, and obviously offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur also.
It might be overkill.
But the Jets won, so I don’t want to be too negative here.
Like I said before, this was the perfect team for the 2021 Jets to beat.
With the Jets struggles on the back end defensively, top-shelf quarterbacks, with good offensive lines, tend to light them up. Full field-readers, with protection, see the holes in coverage, with have been aplenty this year, and light up this pass defense, guys like Carson Wentz, Josh Allen and Mac Jones.
Taylor doesn’t see the field well, and didn’t have a lot of time to throw today – a great combination for the Jets to win in 2021.
And next week, offers the same opportunity, with Philadelphia and Jalen Hurts (pictured above) coming to town.
Hurts today, in his first of two consecutive trips to MetLife Stadium, in a loss to the Giants, was 14-31 for 129 yards and three interceptions.
The only difference is that the Eagles have a better offensive line than the Texans, but the Hurts is mostly a one-read QB who doesn’t see the field very well, so that should help the Jets next week.
So next week is another winnable game for the Jets.
Aside from Bryce Hall, who actually got beat deep for a TD today, they have a lot of work to do on the back end in the off-season, and there is nothing they can do about it now
So games against limited quarterbacks, like Tua last week, and Tyrod this week, and Jalen next week, they can hang around in, but elite quarterbacks, with good protection, and a lot of weapons, that’s a tough one right now.
But kudos to them for winning the game. That’s the bottom line.
November 28, 2021
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