New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson takes a small step by playing “slower” vs. the Miami Dolphins, and Blewett’s Blitz breaks it down.
In Wilson’s first game back, he led the team to a 21-14 victory over the Houston Texans. The entire team started slow, but Robert Saleh’s bunch found a way to come from behind and squeak out an ugly win.
The Philadelphia Eagles game followed—a Sunday that featured one of Wilson’s best overall outings of this rookie campaign. Interestingly, he played well from the jump, which is something that hasn’t happened much (if at all) this year.
The full Blewett's Blitz Jets-Dolphins film breakdown can be found at the bottom of this article (over two hours in length).
Blewett’s Blitz Jets-Dolphins Week 15 YouTube clip
While No. 2 could not get much going in the second half, what happened around him represented much more of the culprit than he did.
Next came the New Orleans Saints game that was, without a doubt, nothing short of embarrassing for the entire organization.
Now, in comes Trevor Lawrence and the Urban Myer-less Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 15. But prior to that, Wilson had a chance to take on the Jets’ most bitter AFC East rivals, the Miami Dolphins.
Although the box score does Wilson no favors—13 of 23 for 170 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions—the BYU product actually did take steps forward. The only way to realize these steps is through the game tape.
Blewett’s Blitz Jets-Dolphins Week 15 podcast episode
The Jets started the game hot as the defense shut down a Dolphins drive, forcing a punt and intercepting Tua Tagovailoa. The Jets offense followed suit as they were able to put ten points on the board in a hurry.
Unfortunately for the Jets and for Jet fans, the Jets were not able to keep it together, as they ended up losing the outing, 31-24.
The bad news is the defense continues its historically horrid play. The good news is, as already mentioned, Zach Wilson performed much better than the general consensus would have fans believe.
But how well did he play, exactly?
Another consensus suggests Mike LaFleur called a good offensive game. Is this true, and if so, how true is it? And why did Jeff Ulbrich’s defense fall flat on its face yet again?
These questions and many more are answered on the newest holiday edition of Blewett’s Blitz.