The New York Jets coaches and defensive unit outclassed in Foxborough
The New York Jets must figure out that this game called football isn’t rocket science. Hey, Bill Belichick, the man with six Super Bowl rings, certainly figured it out.
Robert Saleh‘s team entered its Week 7 contest against the New England Patriots with a massive deficit at the linebacker position. No C.J. Mosley and Jarrad Davis meant rookie Jamien Sherwood would be taking on MIKE responsibilities alongside young Quincy Williams.
Everybody who understands football knew Josh McDaniels would attack the Jets’ inexperienced linebackers. That is everybody but the Jets coaching staff—unless Jeff Ulbrich and company did know but refused to do anything about it.
This Blewett's Blitz film breakdown episode is free. Above is a shorter YouTube clip, whereas the full breakdown can be seen at the bottom of this article.
Screen after screen and long-developing rush after long-developing rush ultimately led to a 54-point offensive output.
Instead of adjusting in a softer, stay-at-home style that would at least showcase some semblance of awareness and football instinct, the Jets defense continued to play a stubborn and totally unaware brand of ball.
And this happened after a bye week.
It’s understood and even expected that this depth chart is not yet ready for primetime. Fans accept that reality, as general manager Joe Douglas looks to a future with a max-potential ceiling.
What’s unacceptable is two-fold:
- Douglas would allow a position to enter a game with guys who just aren’t ready to assume the responsibility (linebackers).
- Saleh’s coaching staff could not make the simplest adjustment in spite of the crystallized idea that the Pats were taking advantage of their defensive aggressiveness.
Blewett’s Blitz is back to break down the New York Jets’ horrific 54-13 loss to the New England Patriots in Week 7.
The YouTube video above focuses on the questionable coaching and terrible defensive play, whereas the video below covers the entirety of the game (over three hours of film breakdown).