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Offensive Game Plan for the Patriots? Win

Posted by Randy Lange on October 5, 2011 – 5:23 pm

Rex Ryan certainly laid it out there Monday, using some variation of the phrase “We have to run the ball better” in 12 of his sentences at his day-after news conference.

But it might be premature to think that means the Jets will be gunning for 50 carries or bust at Gillette Stadium against the Patriots on Sunday. The Jets’ locker room today offered variations of a slightly different theme.

“You can’t be one-dimensional,” said RB Shonn Greene. “We’ve got to spread some things out with the passing game. We’ll mix things up a little bit.”

“The biggest thing for us as a team,” said CB Antonio Cromartie, “is to go up there with the right mindset and come out with a win.”

Then there’s center Nick Mangold, who is giving signs that he’ll be able to return vs. the Pats from his high ankle sprain. What about this potential return to “Ground & Pound,” he was asked.

“I think there needs to be a return to winning. Whatever that is, passing the ball, running the ball, I don’t care what it is. We need to get back to winning.”

Sounds like winning is the game plan. Will the offense, though, be 70/30 run/pass or 70/30 pass/run? Seems like everyone’s got an opinion but no one’s really saying. As Bill Parcells always used to say, “You’re gonna have to come to the game to find out, fellas.”

“I’m not sure how the game plan is going to pan out,” said TE Dustin Keller. “But one thing I know from last year’s playoff game is that everybody’s going to be vital. If that’s passing to the tight end? Great/ The outside guys doing their thing? Great. Getting the running game going? That’s awesome.”

I asked Dustin if, regardless of the balance or the lack thereof in the Jets’ offense, this game figures to be a big tight end game? “I agree,” he said with a slight smile. “I agree with that.”

From the Patriots’ point of view, that goes without saying. Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski combined in their 2010 rookie seasons for 16 catches, 247 yards, a touchdown and 11 first downs in their three games against the Jets.

But Keller has had a similar impact on New England. Consider this trivia question: Since 2006, which NFL tight end has the most catches against the Patriots? It’s Keller with 28 in seven games, and he wasn’t even born as an NFL player in ’06-07. There were his eight catches for seven first downs in the OT win at Gillette in his rookie season of ’08, his TD catch in Rex Ryan’s home opener as Jets HC in ’09, his 7-for-115 and a score in Game 2 last season.

Keller is one of the constants who make questions about a Jets crisis utterly premature now.

“We definitely need to get back on track and start doing the things we’re used to doing and we’re capable of doing, but we’re definitely not in panic mode,” the now fourth-year pro said. “We know what we have to do. It’s just a matter of doing it.”

Injury Watch

Except for Bryan Thomas, of course, the Jets injury report isn’t too concerning. Oh, there was WR Plaxico Burress, listed for the fourth week out of five this regular season with his third different aching body part. This time, Ryan said, Plax woke up this morning with a swollen elbow. He didn’t practice but Rex said, “He looks good.”

Similarly, LB Calvin Pace was a DNP with an abdomen injury but the coach said, “I think he’s going to be just fine.” And first-year LB Garrett McIntyre (concussion) “seems to be doing better each day” but was also held out.

The Jets’ limiteds were Mangold and DL Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder).

Ryan confirmed that Thomas is out for the season with his Achilles injury from Sunday night but as of this afternoon BT had not been placed on IR, so he’s being listed as out. The only changes to the Jets roster were practice team moves: G Dennis Landolt was added today after WR Michael Campbell and TE Martell Webb were released late Tuesday.

The Patriots list 16 players on their first injury report of the week. Seven did not participate in team drills — WR Julian Edelman (ankle), DL Albert Haynesworth (back), TE Aaron Hernandez (knee), LB Jerod Mayo (knee), T Sebastian Vollmer (back), RB Danny Woodhead (ankle) and DL Mike Wright (concussion).

Eight others were limited up in Foxboro — CB Kyle Arrington (chest), S Josh Barrett (thumb/hamstring), CB Leigh Bodden (groin), S Patrick Chung (hand), CB Ras-I Dowling (hip), DL Shaun Ellis (knee), LB Gary Guyton (hamstring) and DL Kyle Love (ankle).

One thing we’re pretty sure about: Ellis will play against his former team. In the 2009-10 seasons, including playoffs, the Big Katt started a Jets game week on the injury report 20 times. In all 20 games he wound up starting.

Two December Games Staying Put

Two of the Jets’ upcoming games on CBS have been “protected” and will not be subject to flex scheduling down the line. Those games are Dec. 4 at Washington, a 1 p.m. ET start, and Dec. 18 at Philadelphia, a 4:15 start.


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58 Responses to “Offensive Game Plan for the Patriots? Win”

  1. By Rick Rosselli on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    All I know is keep the pressure on Brady because when he gets rattled you know what happens, stop the run and the JETS should Win.
    WIN THIS AND IT STARTS ALL OVER
    GO JETS

  2. By Jack on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Ground % Pound to do that Jets will needs to have RB, John Conner and RB, Joe McKnight as will as Shonn Greene mix up the running games. They to throw the ball in the middle of the field, TE, and LT, on 3rd down.

  3. By Jack on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    They will need to throw the ball in the middle to Keller, and Homles and to LT, on 3rd down.

  4. By SCfromNY on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    I have said it before . . . PLEASE use an up tempo offence even some no huddle. The Jets have done well in these situations. How about some offense time for McKnight or will we just send Shonn at the opposing teams largest lineman every week?

    What about LB Curry a former first round pick? I have heard he can be had for a fourth round pick.

  5. By carl on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    I miss the Big Kat . I can’t belive that the Jets let him go ? Longest tenure Jet ! Still producing!? Good Player! Bad Move!Go Jets!!

  6. By walt on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    I have one overwhelming Question and that is who is going to defend against Wes Wealker.Unless we can defend against him we do not have the slightest chance of winning.Maybe we could put Trufant or Wilson on him or someone else.Make sure you give him a good bump at the line too.He has forty catches in four games.

  7. By dougmc on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Smash Brady in the mouth and other body parts and keep them under 24 points and we can win. We need to give Pats another divisional lose while they are banged up. Schotty and Sanchez and the running game need to click for this one. Let’s go Jets…

  8. By Row on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    I want Greene to sit this one. We have to see what Powell has in the tank. Everyone ragged on McKnight and now look at him. It’s time for Bilal Powell. He didn’t show up to camp overweight like Joe did last year. Give the kid a chance. Now is Sanchez turn to shut the critics up. New England has a terrible pass defense. Go Jets..

  9. By punchie on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Would rather had braylon than plax the guy runs slow sloppy routs. we would want to run it because its more than evident that we cant throw it . and our backers better go on the clay mathews diet if they wanna be productive you`ll only miss 2 games . cause mayben land mauga look like ants out there

  10. By IRA on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Randy,
    I thought the league rule was 5 night games max for a team is that the reason they can’t flex any of the remaining games?
    Keller has been a problem for the Pats and they seemed pretty banged up. One thing is for sure Mayo will be out and that should leave the middle of the field wide open for Keller and all the RB’s coming out of the backfield. We will see McKnight get some passes and they will try to get him in opne space to make some big plays. This game seems like it will take 31-34 points to win it.
    GO JETS!!!!

  11. By scjoe on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    My man Nick Mangold said it best. “We need to return to the winning, whether that means running more or passing more” I agree 100%. That said, at some point you need to get the offense balanced. It is a long season and one dimensional teams are at a disadvantage, for any team who’s QB is not named Manning, Brady, or Rodgers in particular. In this pats game coming up I think the biggest factor will be how much pressure can you put on Brady. I am not talking about sacks per se, just pressure, early and often. Without that pressure you can count on Brady putting up 28-35 pts. Think MS and company can keep up?

  12. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Jack, I like your ideas on mixing it up in the running game, we couldn’t possibly do worse than we are now and it’s a good time to start finding out how McKnight and Conner can do in the backfield. Sure it would be better if the line was less banged-up and more together but that’s the way it goes. Those two RBs would see it as an opportunity no matter who was on the OL, so you can’t let that stop you from putting them in. SCfromNY, I remember last yr for the NE game at Foxboro we were talking about the hurry-up O but we barely got to use it ’cause the game was over so quickly. I still think it’s a good idea as, again, we’re not doing too well the way we’re running the O at the moment. Why hold anything back? Except the Wildcat, of course.

  13. By Andrew Wachter on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    No offense, but I don’t think this will work at all. The Jets didn’t even compete in any facet of the game against the ravens last weekend. We need to stop the run better still, and with bryan thomas out, we have less of a pass rush. Also we NEED TO RUN THE BALL. we’re seriously missing damien woodey alan faneca and Cmart right now. Look for the jets to lose by more than three scores against the patriots. You’re letting me down Rex.

  14. By sal on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    there it is in a nutshell a runnig back not wanting the ball all the time. This kid replaced a running back and is back up by a running back that would want the ball all the time @ his age. Spread the ball ha, like atoss right. swing left slant over the middle, a ball 20 ft ahead of Burris, if you dont run the ball consistantly no of these well know plays stand a chance, Pound them, and pich your sots later in the game, If green can run and bang like he did, get conner to live up to the hype and let him bang with the ball, you got LT and maknight for your change up, and maybe get back to who you are. Or get rid of Green and get some one who can bang even if there is nothing there. they are turning into PUNKS!, Where is the talk, come on!

  15. By Karan on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    I love the concept of a up tempo offense SCfromNY, but the fact is we have schottenheimer and he will never employ that until the final 2 minutes in the 4th quarter where it could be too late. We stuck with this guy for the remainder of the season and I’ve lost all hope, he is the worst offensive coordinator I have ever seen. Even though Sanchez should play a little better, it’s because of Schottenheimer Sanchez gets criticized so much. The receivers run little 2-yard routes when it should be longer routes and the ball is run in the middle way over stretch plays. I do admit the O-line needs to get better because Sanchez is excellent in the play-action.

  16. By Another Tom on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    I hope we duplicate the same defensive game plan that we had in last years playoff win. That was a master piece…Of course someones gonna have to play the part of Shaun Ellis..

  17. By Ellis44 on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Can’t wait to see ELLIS!!

  18. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Amazing how different the sentiment from Jet fans is on the NFL website, even though I suspect some of those are the same people as here under different names. Almost no one says anything about Schotty but fire him, almost nobody thinks Sanchez is the guy. My feelings about Schotty have been almost unambiguous since the 2nd MIA loss in 2009, though I admit there’s evidence that Rex may be holding him back just like folks think Schotty’s holding our O back. But what’s amazing is how everyone on the NFL site talks about how Brees and Rivers got better when Schotty was out of their lives, you almost never read that here. I hope we win Sunday but if we lose the consolation prize could be Moore taking over for Schotty for the rest of this yr.

  19. By uncle joe on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    For those of you still bitter about losing Ellis, the Pats gave him like FOUR MIL, you can’t blame the Jets for not paying that and you can’t blame Ellis for taking that! I REALLY wish we would of got TE Miller or even Boss but who new Cumberland would be lost for the season,that injury I think hurt us the MOST because there’s no one on this roster with his measurables. I felt he was gonna have a MONSTER year.

  20. By uncle joe on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    We win this game All that was bad will be FORGOTTEN! Maybin gets a game ball!

  21. By uncle joe on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    And don’t tell me I am overreacting with Maybin. This kid does something special EVERYTIME he is on the field. One trick pony,maybe, but sacking the QB is the only trick we need him to do!

  22. By uncle joe on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    I also feel like Mason doesn’t have the patients to deal with this offense’ growing pains, I think Curly should get a little more playing time,plus Belichick doesn’t fair well against players that he doesn’t have much tape on.

  23. By IRA on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    With the WR’s the Jets have they should be able to score points this week. My biggest concern is that Sanchez played well last year at times when they had a running game of some type. He thrived off of the play action pass. As of now thats a dead issue because teams don’t respect their running game. I expect Schotty to open up the complete playbook this week which might even include getting Kerley involved in some down the field throws. Its world known the Jets OL as been a big problem. Bottom line if the OL plays better and they can run and give Sanchez time to throw the Jets could win this game. Sorry but still think they tinkered with the roster too much.

  24. By no one listens to Blinka on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    I wonder if Ellis Jr. will suit up this week. Jeesh who is running the draft?

    Eh, who cares what I think, no one sells my Jersey,
    #54

  25. By Tom Spicer on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    With the loss of Thomas I think & Rex has mentioned this the best chance the Jets have is to go to a 4-3. This puts our best players on the field. Put Pouha & Devito at the DT’S. With Kenrick Ellis & Tavesu rotating in to keep all four guys fresh. At DE Wilkerson on one end & the other Rapolti & Dixon split time. This way we have Wilkerson, Dixon & Rapolti getting after Brady all day. MLB is Harris with Pace & Scott at the OLB’S. Scott has played OLB before for the Ravens so he can play the spot. Plus I think this is our best way to generate a pass rush. Also with Pace & Scott blitzing off of the corner it is less likely to be picked up with the O line of the Pats being occupied by 4 down lineman instead of 3 & the center being focused on

  26. By Tom Spicer on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Harris I think Pace & Scott will at least both get a clean shot on Brady & that is what we need to pressure Brady all day.

  27. By wayne on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    He says he’s the man, BE THE MAN

  28. By IRA on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    uncle joe,
    I don’t know about a monster year but it took the two TE option of throwing the ball to that Moore helped install and killed it. You saw how they threw that pass to Cumberland in the Cowboys game. We would’ve seen a lot more of that. He also got better as a blocker and thats a big problem right now. They really miss Hartsock’s blocking and Turner in the tackle eligible play. I would possibly let McKnight get some snaps in the WC and see if he could find an open hole and make a big play or two.

  29. By kw65fan on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    I must confess 64 Tom….I am one of them…and it is so true about what you say with Brees and Rivers. I can say I followed Rivers more so and what he went thru the first couple of years with all his weapons and the frustrations of the stagnant offense. Look at them now. One already won a Super Bowl…the other has matured into a prolific passer and someday may win one once they get rid of Norv “clueless” Turner. Like the stats show since Schotty been here…not once with Pennington…then Favre and Sanchez…has the overall offense been in the top 10. Rushing the ball yes….but the passing has dragged down the overall stats…NOT being consistent,

  30. By Frank on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Spicer….you and your fantasy stats that you make up!
    The Real Sanchez rankings:
    2011 #28 55% completion
    2010 #27 54% completion
    2009 #28 54% completion

    THATS WHAT WE HAVE A LOUSY QB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Period end of story and I am sick of talking about it. ZERO improvement and he is holding this team down.

  31. By uncle joe on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Why would you run the hurry up against a team with the worst defense and the best offense? Run the ball,take as much time off the clock and stop their run and passes out of the backfield and this game is OURS!

  32. By Frank on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Spicer…Pace at OLB in a 4-3 base is hilarious. The Pats TE’s will feast on him all day long. He can’t cover anyone he is the worst pass defender on the team. He needs to play end and that is what Rex has been doing the last few weeks sending him after the QB from the line. Maybin needs to play a lot this week since Brady will throw 45 times plus.
    This weekend will be very telling about the balance of this season.

  33. By GaryC on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    speaking of the draft,clinkscales is the culprit with tanny, by the way all preseason their were accolades by henry ellard saying campbell reminded him of alvin harper,yet he is on and off the practice squad,so what is the truth,smokescreens and more smokescreens.

  34. By Frank on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    kw65 and 64 the both of you have no idea what you are talking about. Rivers became the starter AFTER Shottenheimer left. The last 2 years while B Shottenheimer was at SD Brees was the #3 and #10 rated passer completing 65% of his passes and while LT was setting all kinds of rushing records and TD’s. SD’s offense was one of the most prolic in the league. Stop spewing nonsense!

  35. By uncle joe on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    I think the Pats are gonna try to run on us,no Woodhead would be huge.Just gotta stop the passes out of the backfield

  36. By Clarke W. Griswald on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    If they beat the Pats all you knee jerkers are gonna be jumping back on the old band wagon. Everyone hating on Greene I don’t think is being fair in my opinion. The Jets have two running backs with different styles, one the shifty elusive back, one who is a bruiser. I guess I just don’t see the problem there. The Ravens were in the backfield so fast I thought they were offsides everytime, how can you blame him?

    P.S. Fire Schottenheimer yesterday

  37. By uncle joe on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    The A.M. Express Flight #51 to Brady is preparing for takeoff! I want to buy his Jersey but I don’t wanna jinx him!

  38. By Clarke W. Griswald on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    I see all the hind-sight, arm chair, knee jerk, G.M.’s are abound, take it easy, you win some, you lose some. The Pats haven’t had the greatest drafts lately either, but they manage to coach up less qualified players and use them to there strengths. Our O is sloppy, unprepared and clueless.

    P.S. Fire Schottenheimer yesterday

  39. By scjoe on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    spicer, I have to disagree a little about lining up in a 4-3 this week or any week. I believe the best solution we have right now for applying pressure is to stay with the 3-4 with Pace and Maybin applying the bulk of the pressure. You can spell those guys with Westerman and McIntyre and not give up a whole lot. What I believe would really help the pass rush is a healthy dose of the 350 lb Kenrick Ellis to tie up a couple of blockers, but I guess this guy is so far behind the rest of the lineman that he can’t even make it off of the inactive list (according to Rex anyway)

  40. By scjoe on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    uncle joe, I agree with your philosophy of “running the ball” early and often this week, problem is we have shown no sign we are able to do that. I for one am scared to death when we gain a hefty three yds total on 1st and 2nd down then turn the ball over to MS in a obvious passing down. If that happens to often early on and Brady remains Brady it will be to much to overcome. It will result in abandoning the run and playing catch up, “with this O Line” that would be disastrous. I think this game is going to be determined by the play of the D. If they can slow Brady AND we can run the ball a little better it will result in a W.

  41. By IRA on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Gary, The PS is a rotating squad all year and its all about keeping some players who maybe are worth keeping around and working with and seeing if they can develop them into a player. Campbell showed enough this summer in practice besides the drop in the Hou game to keep him around this year to see if they can get something out of him.

  42. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Frank, I didn’t say I entirely believed what I read on the NFL site about Rivers and Brees, just that it’s striking that the views are so different. I remember Brees’ last yrs at SD very well, since he proves that a shorter QB like we’ve got can win. I also remember him racking up a lot of stats but not winning the big games, which is why SD let him go and which is somewhat the opposite of the problem that Sanchez has had for us. Anyway, my main pt about Schotty is that with the exception of a few games from Chad and Favre, he has a way of making every QB regardless of his skills play the same dink-and-dunk game, at the moment at the expense of our WRs. Tell me you think Holmes, Plax, and Mason wouldn’t shine on most other teams.

  43. By sam on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Sanchez needs to stop staring down his receivers. if he keeps doing it i dont think we could be successful. If he stops doing it, Super Bowl here we come!

  44. By Howie D on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Based on the last 2 fiascos it’s tempting to lean more towards rushing, but passing is going to be the key to winning this game. Rushing plays right into their hands. Their D line is not fast, but they’re broad and they’ll just wait for us to run into them. They’re also hurting in the middle and their secondary is mediocre at best. The problem is passing engages a shoutout and gives them more time on the clock. We also need to put someone who’s about the same size and speed EXCLUSIVELY on Welker (Kyle?). They cannot beat us if Wellker has a bad game! We should be able to win with decent O play calling, but we’ll know who’s at the helm, so good luck to us all.

  45. By uncle joe on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    We have basically the same team as last year,we ran the ball last year and we will run it this year,,,,RELAX !!!! Hunter was good last year and he will be good this year,,,RELAX!!! Sanchize will be SANCHIZE, as the line goes we go and I have a good feeling that this Line will be out for BLOOD this SUNDAY!

  46. By davetharave on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah but we need some runs at least, and Joe McKnight has to be in the mix. More speed than Greene, younger than LT, last year was lost, this year definitely knows what’s going on. Remember the big game he had at Buffalo last year, a couple of runs like that would REALLY help open the passing game up, I just don’t think Greene is the kind of runner to strike that kind of fear into an opposing defense. Tell you what, I’d START him at RB and see how it goes.

  47. By Tom Spicer on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Frank, I copy & paste the stats right from NFL.com so dont even go there.

  48. By scjoe on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Ira, you defined the purpose of the PS to a tee, but I believe that the NY Jets, this year, with the weeknesses being what they are, there should have been a few more O Linemen on that squad, even if it were some that were previously on the roster and released, because aside from the 31 other PSs there is not a whole lot out there and those reps would have been valuable. Based on the depth at that position a back up plan should have been in place. Aside from Brick and a healthy Mangold there are just to many question marks on that unit.

  49. By Pranit on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    NE has the 32nd ranked defense in the NFL. And teams have put up points on them. Now come the Jets. It would not surprise me if Jets are unable to put up many points; because that’s the mark of the Jets. Schotty will make it happen; trust him.

    And can the Jets defense even remotely get close to replicating their performance from last years playoffs? Even 50%. If NE is scoring on every possession, then it can get out of hand real quick; and throw in a Sanchize pick or two early. Another week praying for a non-blowout scenario.

    The last two losses for some reason have taken the air out of the season…yes, a win this week and who knows..

  50. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    uncle joe, I appreciate your enthusiasm but the whole problem is we DON’T have the same team as last yr and we didn’t get the same summer to prepare for this yr. Holmes, J-Co, and Edwards played well together, this yr the WRs can’t even get on the same page with the QB. We have a new starter on OL and lost the best C in the NFL for two key games. We’ve lost 2 starters on D, 1 to the Pats and one to injury. Worst of all, we drafted 2 big guys on D and are using only 1 of them. Of course, the OC is still the same so the O is still the same, only worse. The HC is still the same so his largely hands-off-anything-but-D approach to the team is still the same. Oh, yeah, rising star Joe McKnight, THAT’S new…but we shoulda cut him last yr, right?

  51. By GaryC on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    ira I know about the rotation of this practice squad,but if you think a guy can be compared to alvin harper as was said of campbell by a jet coach, do you play russian roulette by cutting him, bringing him back and so on. sounds like Ellard and Tanny are on different wavelengths.

  52. By Pranit on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Jets should draft a quality safety, and a bunch of LB’s next year. Too bad we paid Cromartie; he’s not what we want.

  53. By TONY GARCIA on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    need to hit Brady early get him out of sync. and must run the ball jet fan since 1969.Also next year we draft linebackers from the SEC, or the ACC.

  54. By Tom Spicer on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Frank, Hear are some more numbers for you out of 32 teams 80% of them have QBS that have been sacked less than Mark. Mark has been sacked 11 times you said at least 11 guys have been sacked more than him. Well hear are the 7. 1 kolb 12 2 ryan 13 3 smith, 4 jackson & 5 big ben all 14 6 cutler 15 7 bradford 18. No one else in the NFL has been sacked more than him look it up yourself.

  55. By Tom Spicer on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    SCjoe, I would not worry about Kenrick Ellis just yet. He is a rookie who had no mini camps, no OTAS & half a training camp. He moved to a new city & was handed a NFL play book & was told learn this & by the way kid we have a pre season game in 2 weeks. He also was a 4-3 DT who would just line up over the guard beat the guard & dominate he has to learn to be a NT & take on double teams all the time mabye if we had a regular offseason okay but we didnt. Pouha is at least 32 I would not be suprised at all if next year or definatly the year after that he was our starting NT.I think within a year or 2 our starting D line will be Wilkerson & Rapolti at the DE’S & Ellis at NT.

  56. By Tom Spicer on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Frank, Todays New York Post page 77 this week you will see the Jets in a 4-3 for parts of the game with Bart Scott at outside linebacker. Anyway when they do that Pace will be like Kiwnuka on the Giants a strong side OLB who rushes the passer all game. I know he is not good in coverage. While in the 3-4 it says Westerman, Maybin & Maugua will split time in that spot.

  57. By Row on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    The only way for a Jet win is to run the ball. Brady needs to stay off the field. There is no reason to put Sanchez up against Brady because we know who will win. No offensive line can pass block for 40 plays a game and be good at it. Commit to running the ball Schotty. Holmes needs to get the ball. Mark needs to set his feet and make the throws. The lob that was picked last week was terrible. No more soft defense in the middle of the field. I need to see Pool absolutely decleat someone. It’s time for the Jets to make a statement. Win.

  58. By cgb on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    if n.mangold is close to 100% i believe the jets o-line gets going this week. its all about the o-line for the offense. the jets cannot be so predictable when they run, mix in different players at the rb position.and use more 2 back sets,and im not talking only conner. use lt,greene, Mcnight, powell. passing game should also open up. this is a game where they can pass to open the run game also.they just cant be so predictable . someone said in an early post that the strength of the d-line is now a 4-3 this is propably right. go jets.

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