The New York Jets entered Monday’s night game against the Buffalo as a rested team with aspirations of building off of their victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Following a putrid performance in a 38-3 blowout loss to the Buffalo Bills the Jets are once again searching for a new direction.
Offensive line dominated- One of the keys to the game was for the Jets offensive line to contain the Bills pass rush. Well, that never happened as the Buffalo defense tallied 7 sacks and numerous quarterback pressures. Left guard Oday Aboushi was manhandled while Willie Colon and Breno Giacomini struggled under duress.
Vick prepared? A strange performance by quarterback Michael Vick as he appeared to be dazed and confused for 3 quarters of the game. Vick made questionable decisions with the football and seemed to fold under the relentless pass rush. Most surprising was Michael Vick’s body language as he looked to be defeated with slumped shoulders and his head down. Not exactly the type of play you expect from a veteran signal caller that was given a chance to resurrect his career.
Poor play calling- A predictable and conservative game plan played right into the hands of an aggressive Buffalo defense. The Bills secondary jumped routes while the front seven attacked the line of scrimmage. The Jets have lost any type of identity on offense.
Awful pass defense- Once again the New York Jets made Kyle Orton look like a Pro Bowler as the veteran signal caller marched his offense up and down the field. Orton utilized a quick passing game that kept the pass rush off balance while he picked apart the secondary. Rex Ryan’s coverage schemes are continuing to fail him and for whatever reason he refuses to change them.
A complete mess- A nightmare of a night for the Jets special teams as Ryan Quigley had an awful 27-yard punt in the first quarter and a blocked kick for a touchdown in the 3rd quarter. The kickoff returns were non-existent with Jeremy Kerley providing the lone spark with a 41-yard punt return.
The New York Jets entered this game with no excuses, as the team should have been prepared coming off of a bye. Not only did the Jets seem unprepared, but they were completely outclassed and outcoached on the field as well. If it could go wrong for Gang Green it did as the blown assignments, missed blocks, and stupid penalties continued to add up throughout the game. This was a truly inexcusable outing from the New York Jets, a team that was supposedly going to play with pride and passion. Performances like this get coaches fired and players cut.