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It the Jets are going to beat Miami, there offensive line is going to have to play like they did against Indy, which is easier said than done. Lets take a look at the guys up front . . .
The Jets offensive line is going to have their hands full against Miami’s Front Seven, which is very talented. Joe Philbin inherited a lot of talent up-front.
You have to wonder if Brandon Moore’s hip is okay. He’s had hip issues over the last few years. This season, he has not been is normal consistent self.
Remember, against Houston, he gave up sacks to end two drives.
Then in New England, he had some more plays he would want back.
The Jets third possession started with a false start by Moore, so they began with first-and-15.
Then in the overtime, Moore had issues with LB Brandon Cunningham blitzing up the middle, and the linebacker hit Sanchez, causing a fumble recovered by Rob Ninkovich (who got by Austin Howard on this play).
The Jets need better play from Moore.
As for the other guard spot, this rotation continues to mess up the continuity of the line, in the opinion of some.
I mentioned a few days ago, a former long-time NFL lineman, who I ran into the other day, said this rotation is a very bad idea, and added, “Tony Sparano has to know this.”
Sparano was a long-time offensive line coach.
The safety was caused when Vince Wilfork blew by Matt Slauson, disrupting a handoff from Mark Sanchez to Shonn Greene.
Late in the game, Vlad Ducasse gave up a pressure to Ninkovich, who blitzed up the middle, and and the linebacker hit Sanchez as he attempted a throw.
I know the Jets want to get Ducasse ready to start next year, but what is more important – line continuity now, or grooming somebody for the future?
This isn’t a great idea . . .
There were so much talk before the Jets-New England game about Patriots rookie DE Chandler Jones, who the Jets had some interest in, and has done some good things this year.
Well in Sunday’s game, D’Brickashaw Ferguson dominated the kid, so let’s not put him in Canton just yet . . .
Joe McKnight worked his tail off this off-season to get stronger, not just in the Jets strength program, but at the TEST training center in Martinsville (near Jets camp). Bart Scott and McKnight are close, the they really pushed each other hard this off-season.
McKnight is clearly bigger and stronger this season. He has broken more tackles this year than in the past.
Late in the game, playing on a bad ankle, McKnight broke a tackle attempt by the powerful Wilfork, and made a potential short gain into a 13-yard scamper . . .
Mark Sanchez made a few terrific throws in the New England game, but he did check down an inordinate amount of times.
Why did he check down so much?
One scout has a theory.
“This could have been a point of emphasis in this game because he’s completion percentage is so low- don’t force it – hit your check downs,” said the scout.
October 23, 2012
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