Corey Griffin and Brian Bassett pick up the pieces from last week with Kristian Dyer, Jets beat writer for Metro NY. Plus – QB talk present and future, a Raiders preview, and at least the “The Forecast” remains competitive.
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- Miami Mess, Corey is Super Depressed, What Now Geno? A+ What?!
- Kristian Dyer, Jets beat writer for Metro NY, calls in (12:00)
- What’s the mood of the team?
- Why is Ed Reed playing so much?
- A+ Draft, really??
- What now at QB?
- New QB for next year?
- The Forecast (29:10)
Heading into the Week 10 bye, the Jets were riding high. Many urged the immediate re-signing of the head coach who only had one year left on his deal. At the time Idzik was pleased with his coach’s performance, but didn’t offer any guarantees to Rex’s job security.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com
Since then, the Jets have lost three straight and have essentially eliminated themselves from the playoff hunt, mostly due to the woes of the offense. With just four games left what will become of the Jets and their head coach?
This has been the topic of many an article over the past three days in the wake of the Jets loss to the Dolphins. While there’s a number of interesting reads on the matter, a funny thing happened on the way to the chopping block; when questioned about the lack of results from the 2013 NFL Draft class, Rex Ryan gave out A-pluses to the Jets rookies where C-pluses might still be a stretch.
Per Darryl Slater over at the Star-Ledger, here’s what Rex said when asked about his rookie class.
“If this is not an A-plus class, I don’t know what you’re looking for,” he said. “I think it’s as strong as I’ve ever seen. Will they all make it? I don’t know. But when you watch them, I see improvement. I think it’s going to be a real strength for this franchise moving forward.”
Eaaaaaaasy there Rex.
But not before another solid quote of Rex chiding the media, per Seth Walder in the Daily News. To read more of this story, click here
Santonio Holmes, Antonio Cromartie, Muhammad Wilkerson and Kellen Winslow were all limited is practice on Thursday.
Jeremy Kerley fully participated in practice.
Rex Ryan said he believes Kerley and Holmes will play against the Raiders.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comThe Jets fell to the rival Dolphins last Sunday, pushing their losing streak to three games. Here, we grade the team’s offense, defense and special teams:
The Jets were only able to score three points against one of the league’s worst run defenses, not that the Jets running game has been much better of late. Even so, there was a clear way to best this Dolphins defense and limit their exposure in the passing game and yet the Jets only ran the ball five times in the first half after trying to catch the Dolphins defense off-guard with some early throws. It didn’t work and Geno was benched at the half. This marked the third time this season that the Jets removed Geno from the lineup in favor of their backup. Statistically, Simms had just about the same performance as Geno with the two combining for a passer rating of 27.1.
The receivers were underwhelming and the head-scratching activation of Santonio Holmes to use him on three plays was bizarre. Brian Winters is a detriment to the line and yet the team stubbornly keeps playing him even if that means putting the quarterback in harm’s way.
This pushmepullyou of an offense is the result of the unholy union of a coaching staff not on the same page combined with no talent at the skill position.
This grade is is the aggregated efforts of the defensive line playing well and a ragged secondary falling to pieces. To be fair to the group, the defense was on the field for 25 minutes in the first half and running out of gas in the second. The unit only tallied one sack and allowed 125 rushing yards and but it was still a good performance for the Jets front. No running back averaged more than 3.5 yards per carry and the Dolphins did their best to protect their quarterback to buy him time exploiting what seems a mortally wounded secondary. The secondary is dissolving around use. Antonio Cromartie is obviously injured, the team continues their unwise accommodation of Ed Reed, they benched their rookie corner again who is obviously drowning and they tried out a new Cover-Two look that didn’t seem to work.
Special Teams: D
Nick Folk hit his one field goal attempt and Ryan Quigley had a busy day and looked adequate, but it was the coverage and protection that really suffered for the Jets. Marcus Thigpen had two long returns, one a punt and another a kick. The punt was almost blocked twice and the coaches are reaching now when it comes to personnel.
The talent the special teams unit started this year was suspect, but it has gotten worse over the season. David Harris actually saw time on specials and the erosion of core guys to injured reserve is making the team’s special teams results slip quickly. In addition, it is not out of the realm of possibility that the man groomed for years to take over Mike Westhoff’s job, Ben Kotwica won’t be dismissed in any coaching purges that might take place this off-season.
Here’s last night’s Jets SportsNite package – all about Raiders prep – includes sound from Santonio Holmes, Geno Smith, D’Brickashaw Ferguson, and Stephen Hill.
Welcome to BGA Extra, where I draw a line under the previous weekend’s game by responding to your questions from Bent’s Game Analysis during the week. After the jump, I respond to your questions about the loss to the Dolphins. If you would like your questions answered in future, remember to read my BGA game breakdowns every Monday and leave your question in the comments section. To read more of this story, click here
TE Kellen Winslow (knee) did not practice on Wednesday.
CB Antonio Cromartie (hip), WR Santonio Holmes (foot, hamstring), WR Jeremy Kerley (elbow) and DE Muhammad Wilkerson (wrist) were all limited.
G Willie Colon (calf), DT Kenrick Ellis (back), WR Stephen Hill (knee), RB Chris Ivory (ankle), C Nick Mangold (wrist), LB Garrett McIntyre (knee), CB Dee Milliner (wrist), WR Greg Salas (finger) and QB Geno Smith (right wrist) all fully participated on Wednesday.
Roof with another one of his entertaining photo essasys from this past weekend’s matchup between the Jets and Dolphins over at his site, Lola Sports Talk.