Breaking down the New York Jets’ Week 1 film vs. Ravens: The good, the bad, and the ugly
New York Jets fans entered the 2022 season with plenty of cautious optimism and had it quickly shot down, as per usual. A 24-9 home loss to the Baltimore Ravens got the season off to a discouraging start.
Truthfully, the optimism dwindled slightly before the season even kicked off, thanks to a combination of injuries to Zach Wilson, Mekhi Becton and Duane Brown.
But fans were still expecting to compete with the Ravens (a favorite to make the playoffs in a stacked AFC conference) due to the apparent roster upgrades the Jets made in the 2022 offseason.
The full, member-only Jets-Ravens film breakdown (2:41:00 in length) can be found at the bottom of this article (must be a Jets X-Factor member and logged into the site).
Unfortunately, the Jets were blown out (argue the semantics of a “blowout” if you want) in a game they were actually able to keep respectable in the first half, trailing only 10-3 going into halftime.
The defense wasn’t able to match its first-half effort as blown plays led to big scores, although the unit received no help from an offense that played mistake-filled football.
While some talent showed out, the Jets could not overcome the drops, fumbles and miscues that littered them throughout the game, both on offense and defense.
The Jets struggled in many areas we expected them to, namely the quarterback, offensive line and safety positions.
At quarterback, 37-year-old Joe Flacco did not look good in any way.
At offensive line, the Jets were expected to go through early struggles after having to mix and match pieces so close to the season. Although, slightly unexpectedly, the two major culprits were George Fant and Laken Tomlinson – two players fans thought they could rely on heading into the season.
Thirdly, free safety Lamarcus Joyner had a brutal game. Joyner is a player who I consistently warned fans about this offseason. Fans started to come around to the idea he could struggle during his lackluster preseason, and he performed as expected in Week 1. He blew coverages and looked lost throughout the game. Who knew we couldn’t expect much from a player who has not played a full game of true safety snaps since 2018?
In this week’s edition of Blewett’s Blitz, we break down the film of Jets-Ravens to answer all of your key questions about the game.
- Who else struggled besides the obvious culprits?
- What were some of the bright spots in this game?
- Is this coaching staff in over its head?
- Can this be fixed?
These questions and many more are answered on this edition of Blewett’s Blitz!
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36:20 This reminds me of the Tampa Bay Bucs game last year which comes to question who’s fault is that and why we have not learned from this mistake?