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Amy
10-09-2011, 08:59 PM
Ahh, beating the Jets is sweet! It was a bit of a sloppy game, at times, but we won. We're keeping pace with the Bills, and that's good.

Observation 1: The Jets are one Tony Romo meltdown from being 1-4.

Observation 2: The Jets have lost three games, in a row, to potential playoff teams: Raiders, Ravens, Pats. They're losing wildcard tie breakers at a serious rate.

Observation 3: We had 11 offensive possessions. Any time we have more then 8 or so, it's too close of a game. We want long scoring drives, not lots of short possessions.

Rant 1: Dear CBS. We do not care about replays of 3 yard runs, we don't need to see a tribute to Al Davis instead of the Jets-Pats game you are supposed to be doing. And, you missed 2 snaps. You should miss zero. Really, the Simms-Nantz team needs to start watching film of thier performance.

Rant 2: When something is not working, a good coach needs to stop doing it. We didn't. We kept trying to go deep to a gimpy Aaron Hernandez even though he had zero catches of any pass that went more then 5 yards in the air. It could have cost us the game! As soon as we worked Gronk back into things, we started moving the ball again. BB, please learn to adjust offensive game plans the way you do defensive ones.

Now, onto the stats:

Running: The Jets took away Welker, and up to the plate stepped the Law Firm. It's was the Ben Jarvis Green-Ellis show tonight!

Brady: 1 carry, 3 yards
Green Ellis: 27 carries, 139 yards, 2 TD
Ridley: 7 carry, 13 yards (1 carry, for 3, negated by face mask on Gronk)

Passing: Brady could have been better. He didn't play bad, but he didn't play great. I'd give him a B+ for this game.

Branch: 8 target, 7 catch, 75 yards, 1 TD, 1 pass defended by Revis
Green Ellis: 1 target, 1 catch, 18 yards
Gronk: 5 target, 4 catch, 31 yards, drew 1 DPI
Hernandez: 11 target, 5 catch, 2 overthrow, 1 drop, 1 False Start, drew 1 PI, 1 Illegal contact, 55 yards (1 catch for 12 and a Branch recovered fumble negated by holding on Solder). The drop led to a first half ending interception
Ocho: 4 target, 2 catches, 1 overthrow 22 yards 1 target negated by 12 men on D, 1 False Start
Welker: 8 target, 5 catch, 1 drop, 1 overthrow, 125 yards

Sacks: 4

Welker still had a pretty solid game, even with Revis on him and Branch had a quietly great game. Ocho had his most targets yet, and played well.