Today’s Jets Twit Directory Links October 23, 2012
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- Film study: Dissecting the collapse
The furor over the play calling and the Jets’ deployment of QBs Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow has overshadowed something important: The team has improved since the 49ers debacle.
Look at the last 2 1/2 games, including the OT period against the Patriots: The Jets have outscored their opponent in seven of the last 11 quarters, and they haven’t been outscored by more than seven points in any one quarter. And they faced two quality opponents, the Texans and Patriots.
- Trufant: "We’re Coming Together as a Team"
The team is getting better despite Sunday’s tough loss
- Playing-time analysis: Defense
A breakdown of Sunday’s defensive snaps (based on a total of 78):
Quinton Coples — 70 snaps/90 percent
Muhammad Wilkerson — 65 snaps/83 percent
Mike DeVito — 50 snaps/64 percent
Daniel Muir — 16 snaps/21 percent
Damon Harrison — 5 snaps/6 percent
David Harris — 78 snaps/100 percent
Calvin Pace — 70 snaps/90 percent
Demario Davis — 69 snaps/88 percent
Bryan Thomas — 20 snaps/26 percent
Aaron Maybin — 18 snaps/23 percent
Bart Scott — 9 snaps/12 percent
Yeremiah Bell — 78 snaps/100 percent
LaRon Landry — 78 snaps/100 percent
Antonio Cromartie — 75 snaps/96 percent
Kyle Wilson — 73 snaps/94 percent
Isaiah Trufant — 69 snaps/88 percent
Antonio Allen — 13 snaps/17 percent
Ellis Lankster — 2 snaps/3 percent
Analysis: The big story here is Scott, who was relegated to a bit role.
- Playing-time analysis: Offense
A breakdown of the offensive snaps from Sunday’s game (based on a total of 82):
Mark Sanchez — 81 snaps/99 percent
Tim Tebow — 5 snaps/6 percent
Shonn Greene — 51 snaps/62 percent
Lex Hilliard — 37 snaps/45 percent
Joe McKnight — 10 snaps/12 percent
Jonathan Grimes — 4 snaps/5 percent
Dustin Keller — 75 snaps/91 percent
Konrad Reuland — 30 snaps/37 percent
Jason Smith (jumbo) — 18 snaps/22 percent
Jeff Cumberland — 9 snaps/11 percent
Stephen Hill — 66 snaps/80 percent
Jeremy Kerley — 62 snaps/76 percent
Chaz Schilens — 33 snaps/40 percent
Jason Hill — 12 snaps/15 percent
Analysis: Keller and Hill, both recovered from hamstring injuries, were back to a full workload .
- New Look New York Jets Passing Game Has Potential
The new look New York Jets passing game has a high amount of potential and the Jets must take advantage of it
- Five Plays: Jets at Pats
Here are five key plays that shaped Sunday’s 29-26 loss to the Patriots.
1. SPECIAL TEAMS BLUNDER: After the Jets took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, the Patriots got the momentum right back with a 104-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Points are critical anytime you play a high-octane offense like the Patriots, and the Jets’ special teams gave New England a quick seven.
2. GOTTA MAKE THAT THROW: The Jets trailed 16-7 and had the ball at the Patriots’ 36-yard line in the second quarter.
- Belichick lauds his ‘Jet killer’
The Patriots’ official web site has posted a video of Bill Belichick’s post-game address in the locker room. In his brief remarks, he singles out one of the stars of the game, DE Rob Ninkovich, who sacked Mark Sanchez and recovered the fumble in overtime to seal the 29-26 win.
“Rob … Jet killer,” Belichick declares, grinning.
In the background, Tom Brady can be seen yucking it up.
Speaking of background, there’s an interesting face in the crowd, hanging out behind a group of players.
- Greene: "We’re Taking Steps Forward"
Jets have to get over the hump
- Drive of the Game: Can’t get the stop
Here’s the drive that had the biggest effect on Sunday’s 29-26 overtime loss to the Patriots:
THE DRIVE: Six plays, 54 yards, elapsed time 1:37. It culminated in a 43-yard field goal from New England’s Stephen Gostkowski.
THE OUTCOME: The Patriots tied the game at 26-26 as regulation expired and would go on to win the game, 29-26, in overtime.
IMPACT: The Jets had a 26-23 lead and 92 seconds to hold Tom Brady from tying the game up or potentially going ahead to walk out of Gillette Stadium with the upset win.
- JetNation – Week 7 Power Rankings
Here’s the updated JetNation top ten power rankings: 10) Pittsburgh Steelers: With the Ravens hurting the door has opened for the Steelers to take the AFC North. 9) Minnesota Vikings: Adrian Peterson 4.8 yards-per-carry and Vikings third in the league with 22 sacks. 8) Baltimore Ravens: They are in trouble. 7) New England Patriots: Lucky! 6) [...]
- Rex Ryan: Once You Lose, That’s The End Result
Rex Ryan spoke to the media on Monday, here is the transcript. Opening Statement… I just went through the entire game and clearly when you look back on it, we definitely had opportunities to win that game, a play here, a play there. Obviously, it doesn’t matter. Once you lose, that’s the end result. At [...]
- Congrats Dennis! – Sincerely, Jets Nation
Fans Congratulate Dennis Byrd on his upcoming jersey retirement
- Hilliard Continues to Make an Impact
Jets FB has made a difference with his new club
- Besides drop, Rex pleased with WR Hill
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Even though Stephen Hill had a critical drop late in the fourth quarter of the Jets’ 29-26 overtime loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday, coach Rex Ryan was quite pleased with his rookie wide receiver’s performance up until that point.
“He was playing a terrific game. I mean he was really terrific,” Ryan said. “Some of the blocks that you’re not maybe necessarily going to see, he was knocking people on the ground, he was doing that, he was catching the football.
- Sanchez Breakdown: Head Check
Rob Celletti provides his weekly breakdown of Mark Sanchez’s performance
- Cumberland has dislocated right hand
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — New York Jets backup tight end Jeff Cumberland, sporting a black cast, told reporters Monday that he has a dislocated right hand.
“I’ll be back after the bye week,” Cumberland said.
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Cumberland suffered the injury when his hand collided with someone’s helmet during the Jets’ first kickoff return in Sunday’s 29-26 overtime loss to the New England Patriots.
- Video: Costly Mistakes For Jets
- Jets need more Tebow Time