1, Antonio Allen is a player. Great instincts and burst on the ball, sure tackler
2. Coples again a man amongst boys against the 2s. He is going to be terrific.
3. Hill ran some really nice routes
4. Jordan White played, and is solid on punt returns and has good hands
5. We got through the game fairly cleanly from an injury stand point
6, Maybins block and the fact he was getting double teamed opening up some lanes in the rush
7. Kendrick Ellis looked stout at the point of attack
8. It was only a preseason game
9. Tebow did look slightly better with his motion than even last week
10. NFL Network switched to a blacked out for me SD game giving me 10 minutes of my life back that I would have otherwise had to suffer through
I agree with everything you wrote. I loved the way Allen plays! The guy is a real gem in the 7th round. I hate that the NFL Netweork switched away with a few minutes remaining! To me it was embarassing!
Are you for real? Ellis was excellent tonight! Coples did very well. Release Revis & Holmes? For sure you are up past your bed time!
Ellis looks good, still a year from being really good. Obviously we keep revis and Holmes this year, but next year we need to trade revis not handicap ourselves by giving him (another) absurd contract. Holmes is cuttable next year and he should go.
Coples looks good against 2s, and I think he's gonna be awesome, but not this year. Like I said the future is brighter than right now.
The bright spot is that Rex Ryan is a good defensive coach who has drafted a good defensive squad and runs a system his defense buys into.
And of course that's the bad news too.
I do not believe the offensive players believe in each other or are buying into the system. It's not important that we haven't run the wildcat yet or that we are staying vanilla.
What hurt this team last year wasn't Santonio Holmes or Shonn Greene or Wayne Hunter - it was cumulative, with the offense losing faith in itself.
One thing about a guy like Parcells, if you didn't play your heart out, you were gone [for the most part]. It wasn't just because you need guys to really apply themselves, it's also because you need guys to not have a chance to lose faith in one another. It's a team sport and successful teams always need to have that unity and group momentum.
Through two preseason games the Jets offense doesn't have it. Not a drip of it. They might still get their mojo back - and the fairly easy schedule helps - but this season could reasonably be as big a disaster as last year was.
So - I love that the Jets have a great half-team - but they aren't going to do anything special without the other half. Hopefully this gets rectified somehow - because a complete Jets team would be top10 in the NFL.
Next week against Carolina is going to be hugely telling IMO.