Re: Patriots-Jets Matchup
posted at 10/18/2013 5:37 PM EDT
that the jet D will knock Brady off his spotand get bit time pressure on TB
The Jets defensive line has not been good at knocking any quarterback off of the spot.
that having Gronk wont make a big difference, thye can double team him like they did Gonzo (altho Gronk is at least a better blocker) I wonder if we see cromartie on Gronk?
New Orleans didn't guard the Patriot receivers without Gronk. Sure, the Jets can double team him, but then who is open? Having 12 or more defenders on the field isn't a viable option.
that Pats cannot run on jets
For the Jets' basic formation, pretty much true up the middle. When the Patriots run wide against the Jets, not as true. The Patriots' O-line is good at pulling and zone-blocking, and the Jets defensive big uglies are limited in their ability to run wide. Also, Gronk's league-leading blocking changes the equation when going wide. If/when the Jets adapt to the Patriots' passing attack, they will probably loosen up their defensive front, so the run is always a possibility. Finally, the Patriots now have their fast-break up and running. If the Jets' big fat guys can't catch their breath, after a while they won't pass-rush, they won't keep their lanes, they won't do anything. Just keep going. Snap, snap, snap, snap, snap, gasp, gasp, gasp. At some point the Jets might try the "our guy is injured for 2 minutes because we don't want to burn a timeout, so let's wipe him down with the magic sponge and he'll come off the field for one play" trick.
that if it werent for a break down on coverage the Pats wouldnt have score a td last time
The Saints' blown defense sure made it easy for that one play!
Don't judge a team by one play. Judge them on the entire season's work, where the latest games count more.
because vw, mayo and talib arent there, the jets can run on the pats
Mayo in 2013 was horrible against the run. He was easy to take out of the picture all year, per ProFootballFocus.com
that Gino has the ability to be like Wilson from Seattle.
They're all the second coming of Tom Brady on good days, or JaMarcus Russell on bad days. Smith was a second rounder for good reason. He'll have his good days and his lousy days. Against Bill Belichick, rookies tend to have horrid days, especially if this is the second time in the same year that the two teams meet.
some players and NY POST saying that (read the team's cue card word for word, please).
At the beginning of September I posted a photo of an actual Jets cue card, leaked by a disgruntled ex-Jets running back, on boston.com. The Jets script writers say almost the exact same thing about almost any opponent, and the same cue cards come up every year. It's getting stale.