Jets need to play better chess on grass this week

This aspect of the Jets’ operation must improve in Week Three with New England coming to town.

And that is X’s and O’s.

In Week One, the Jets’ coaches were solid on this front, but in Week Two at Dallas, the Cowboys’ coaches won the chess match on both sides of the ball.

Cowboys head coach/offensive play caller Mike McCarthy, did a wonderful job of scheming against the Jets’ defense, with a perfect example being how many times his star receiver, CeeDee Lamb, was open for big plays.

The Dallas’ defense, coached by Morristown’s Dan Quinn, aside from one long TD catch by Garrett Wilson, got the better of the Jets’ offense most of the game. Quinn did a great job of moving around star pass rusher Micah Parson creating mismatches.

So with New England coming to town, the Jets must do a better job of playing “chess on grass,” as some people call football.

Because while the Patriots aren’t as talented as Dallas, we know they are well coached, and with Bill Belichick running the defense, and Bill O’Brien handling the offense, their “chess on grass” should be top-notch.

Dan Leberfeld
Dan Leberfeld
Publisher of Jets Confidential Magazine. Call 1-800-932-4557 (M-F, 12-4) to subscribe. Co-host of Press Coverage every Saturday on SiriusXM NFL Radio from 11-2.

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