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East Rutherford – Rough loss for the Jets to Miami at “The Met,” a couple of shaky roster decisions today, Matt Moore being better than Ryan Tannehill and so much more . . .
It was mistake for Joe McKnight and Sione Pouha to be active today.
McKnight was hobbling all week in practice and in the locker room.
He has a high ankle sprain suffered in the Indianapolis game two weeks ago. It’s a six week injury at the very least, and he didn’t miss a game.
If you saw the player this week in Florham Park, you would have been shocked he was active.
The problem with dressing banged up players like this, is you can lose them quickly in a game, and you are down a roster spot.
And that is exactly what happened.
As for Pouha, he gave it his best shot, but he wasn’t very effective, not showing up on the stat sheet, finishing with zero tackles.
And he was pulled from the game in the second half, with Daniel Muir playing extensively.
After the game, Pouha was flat on his back in the trainer’s room with ice on it, and electro-stimulation.
Pouha should have sat out this game, and then used the extra two weeks during the bye to get healthier.
I think the Jets were so desperate to win this game and get to 4-4, they didn’t use their heads when it came to these two players. They figured they needed them, but what good are they if they are a shell of themselves. Rex should have thought this through a little better . . .
The Jets got a bad injury break in this game, and it didn’t involve one of their players.
Right now, veteran Matt Moore is a better quarterback than Ryan Tannehill. Moore has 35 career starts with two teams, the Carolina Panthers and Miami Dolphins. He played pretty well last year for Miami
He started 12 games for Miami last year, and threw 16 TD’s, to 12 INT’s and an 87.1 quarterback rating.
Moore has a reputation in the league of throwing very accurate deep passes, and you saw that today on his 37-yard fly to Marlon Moore, and a 30-yard pass to Jabar Gaffney.
Tannehill has more of an upside, but right now, Moore is better, so this is one of those rare rare situations where the backup coming in for the injured starter is an upgrade . . .
Seattle is the perfect game to start Tim Tebow.
Jets consistently have communication issues, and today was no different (they had a delay of game penalty today). They also have trouble with edge pass rushers. Loud stadiums and good pass rushers are a lethal combo, especially against an indecisive quarterback. Seattle has the best home-field advantage in the league – look what happened to New England out there.
When you have a great 12th man as they say, and the quarterback consistently has trouble communicating with his line and weapons, combined that with an outstanding pass rush, look-out.
Tebow’s style is perfect against Seattle – make them pay, by running when they “send the house” in the deafening Century Link Stadium.
Tebow should start out there, even if it’s just one game.
Seattle doesn’t score a lot – they win low-scoring games. That is the Tebow formula from last year – win low-scoring close games by making a few spectacular plays to push his team over the top.
And you need great leadership when playing in a lion’s den like Seattle. Tebow is a great leader. Sanchez is a good, not great leader . . .
Kyle Wilson had a poor game today, and he could be on the brink of losing his starting job to Isaiah Trufant.
I don’t know if you noticed, but Wilson was pulled for Trufant in the fourth quarter.
Wilson seemed to give up the two longest passes of the day. He got beat down the left sideline, by a nice distance, by Marlon Moore, for a gain of 37.
Also, he also was covering Jabar Gaffney, and let him go deep behind him, and instead chosing to cover somebody else underneath, and it resulted in 30-yard gain.
Wilson isn’t a starter, he’s best suited to be a nickel or dime back . . .
Rex’s hot-sauce comment from the first game didn’t help today. It was the Dolphins who brought the hot-sauce today. They played with their hair on fire, to use a Mike Pettine expression.
October 28, 2012
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