Michael Carter, Elijah Moore and more New York Jets youngsters shine vs. the Miami Dolphins
Coming off of back-to-back blowout losses against two AFC playoff contenders, the Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts, the New York Jets were looking for a bounce-back in Week 11 against the division rival Miami Dolphins.
While the Dolphins entered the 2021-2022 NFL season with high expectations, the offseason prognostications now feel like an oversight. The quarterback situation and some of the obvious holes on the roster should have never allowed pundits to think they were primed to improve on a 10-6 season.
MetLife Stadium was treated to an exhilarating matchup between a 2-7 Jets team and a 3-7 Dolphins team. The cherry on top was that Joe Flacco was set to start for the Jets, a 36-year-old veteran.
The full Blewett's Blitz Film Breakdown of the New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins is at the bottom of this article (over two hours in length)
While nobody was truly invested in how Flacco played, considering Zach Wilson is the future, fans most definitely wanted to see the young offensive players perform well in this game.
While the Jets only put 17 total points on the board—low for today’s NFL standard—the Jets’ offensive “big three” (minus Wilson)—put forth excellent efforts.
Alijah Vera-Tucker, Elijah Moore and Michael Carter all played very well.
This makes it multiple good games that the trio has stacked together, shining some light on the Jets’ otherwise dark season up to this point. Moore finished the day with 156 total yards which included an exciting 62-yard touchdown and eight grabs.
Defensively, the Jets held up better than in past games—not allowing historic numbers—but they still showed they’re nowhere near a finished product. Robert Saleh and Jeff Ulbrich’s group let up 24 points, struggled with penalties, experienced blown coverages, and couldn’t get stops in key situations.
Still, while disappointing, some young defensive pieces performed admirably as well.
This and much more is included in the latest edition of Blewett’s Blitz (over two hours of film breakdown below).