GSN: Raiders Prep (Geno / Richardson / Pace) – 12/11/13

Here’s last night’s Jets SportsNite package – all about Panthers prep – includes sound from Geno Smith, Sheldon Richardson, and Calvin Pace.




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MoSacks MoSnacks
MoSacks MoSnacks

Finally figured out the name adjustment thing. Being that the Panthers have a stellar defense, but we have Kerley on the field, I think that offensively we'll put up 17 points. I think this game is going to come down to our defense's ability to stop Steve Smith and Olsen, assuming we shut down their run game completely (which I anticipate we will).

ww85
ww85

@MoSacks MoSnacks Carolina is #1 against the run & they are basically a top 5 D overall according to PFF. Well, they only have an average pass rush so Geno may have some time, but then again we have Winters. They are top 5 pass coverage overall. Gonna be very tough to score on them. Tone, Kerley, Nelson, Winslow have to play out of their minds & actually make some tough catches for us to win this game. Those tough catches will allow the running game to get moving. Basically the WRS need to play WAY ABOVE the level they've been playing all year. Tone needs to repeat his Buffalo 1 Performance.

MoSacks MoSnacks
MoSacks MoSnacks

I understand all that. However, I've been saying for the past 4-5 weeks that this offense revolves around Jeremy Kerley. I don't exactly know why, but when he's playing we succeed on the offensive side of the ball, and when he's out we put up 3 points a game. I don't think that I can name any other NFL offense that relies so heavily on a slot receiver, but such appears to be the Jets' case. Kerley playing is the only reason that I think we'll put up points on offense. If he were out, I'd be saying we'd get shut out.

a57se
a57se

With no deep threat to worry about, it seems like Carolina should be able to take away whatever Receiving option they want to.

We really need to establish a running game v them or it will be a really tough day on offense.

a57se
a57se

I agree about Kerley being a good little receiver.

ww85
ww85

@me He's our only receiver that consistently makes tough catches.

a57se
a57se

I think that is an illusion. As much as I like Kerley, I don't think he makes THAT much of a difference. The Jets did lose badly to Cincinnati and Tenn. when Kerley played as well. I think it is mere coincidence that he was hurt the weeks where our offense played really poorly vs. Buff., Balt. and Miami. Stephen Hill hasn't been healthy for those games and neither was Holmes.

ww85
ww85

@MoSacks MoSnacks The problem is Kerley will probably be doubled. Everyone else Nelson, Tone & Winslow will have the looks. I think the best looks will be deep because their LBs are so strong. This is going to be tough. Like I said, these guys have to play above their normal levels.

ww85
ww85

@me They'd load the box because the only thing the Jets do well is hand off to Ivory or let Geno run. I think Geno will have to prove he can complete a long pass to stretch out the D.

a57se
a57se

If we can't establish a running game against their 'natural run D', why would they load the box with extra guys?

Seems to me they would force the Jets into a short passing game where they can keep everything in front of them and force the Jets to play mistake free football in order to sustain drives. That is something we are not very good at.

ww85
ww85

@me That's the whole point though. Carolina wont be protecting against the big chunk plays as much because we have no threat. I don't think we will be able to establish a running game against this natural run D. They will add 1-2 men to the box as well. I don't think the running lanes will be open, but deep passing lanes will.