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    Turn On The Jets Offensive Film Breakdown Jets vs. Steelers

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    Turn On The Jets broke down the offensive game film from the New York Jets week two loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. A big thank you to everybody who sent in their questions on Twitter on what they specifically wanted to see broken down from the film. Make sure to check back tomorrow when Chris Gross will go through the defensive game tape -

    Let’s start with something positive, since the bulk of this article is going to be a negative review of Santonio Holmes, Shonn Greene, Mark Sanchez, and Jeff Cumberland. The New York Jets opening drive on offense was a thing of beauty. Mark Sanchez was accurate and aggressive, hitting Jeremy Kerley on a 45 yard completion on a well-designed play by Tony Sparano and a beautiful, shifty route from Kerley. The touchdown to Santonio Holmes took advantage of the Jets being so run heavy in their three tight end look that Sanchez’s well-executed play action held up both linebackers and brought the free safety towards the line to stop the run. This opened a huge window to Holmes for an easy touchdown. Great tendency breaking play-call by Tony Sparano.

    Unfortunately after a strong start from Holmes, he grew impatient with Pittsburgh’s aggressive, physical coverage. He showed no ability to respond to it and terrible releases and overall route-running technique. On a key third down early in the game, Sanchez was keying on him to run a whip route (similar to an out, but when you run a slant, plant your inside foot and work back to the outside), however as Sanchez rolled right, Holmes slammed into a linebacker and falls over instead of releasing to the outside. With Holmes on the ground, Sanchez ended up taking a huge shot from Lawrence Timmons after throwing it away.

    Later in the game, Holmes and Sanchez again struggled to connect on a third down. Last week on a nearly identical play, we praised Sanchez for being patient and hitting Jeff Cumberland on a 3rd and 9 instead of hitting Dustin Keller in the flat. However, here on 3rd and 16 and considering the Jets field position and complete lack of offensive productivity (this play took place midway through the 3rd quarter), he should have taken Kerley in the flat. Why? It either sets up a long field goal attempt, gives you a chance to go for it on 4th and roughly 6 or maybe Kerley makes a guy miss and gets a first down.
    Regardless, Sanchez decides to wait for Holmes to reach the first down marker. Unfortunately, Holmes rounds off the top of his route. Instead of driving off Ike Taylor by threatening him deep, he rounds it off too early and doesn’t make a sharp cut back to the quarterback. This doesn’t move Taylor at all who squatted on the route and easily knocked the ball down.

    Later in the game, Sanchez went to Holmes on a 2nd and 10 on a hitch route. Again, instead of driving his defender off, Holmes just slams into him and looks to push off. This disrupts the timing and it is why when he turned around, he wasn’t prepared to catch the ball which he dropped.

    What I have seen through two games of Santonio Holmes this season is lazy route running, poor communication with his quarterback and endless complaining to the official to bail out his poor play. I have defended Holmes time and time again on this site, however so far this season he looks like a player who received a big contract and stopped working on the little things that make wide receivers great. When you watch players like Hakeem Nicks or Victor Cruz in the early game and then watch Holmes, the dropoff is enormous. Here is Holmes staring down an official after he dropped yet another pass (and there was no pass interference) while childishly trapping Ike Taylor’s feet between his legs. Taylor flipped out screaming at Holmes after this play for how long he held him there.

    Moving on to Shonn Greene and the problems in the Jets running game. Here we see a well-blocked play and instead of Greene hitting the hole at full speed, he comes to a complete stop behind the of scrimmage and squats extremely low to the point of stumbling…again. This went for 3 yards and easily could have been a 7-9 yard again.



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    Later in the game, Greene had a monster hole on a well designed play by Tony Sparano. The Jets came out in a wishbone look and gave Greene a delayed draw. He literally goes untouched for 8 yards through the Pittsburgh defense, as you can see from both angles here. He has one person to beat, safety Ryan Mundy who steps up to fill. This is where it is a running back’s job to make the safety miss and score a touchdown.


    What does Greene do? He squats as low as he can, starts stumbling and basically gives himself a concussion by getting smacked by Mundy for exactly a 9 yard gain. So basically Greene didn’t receive any contact until 8 yards down the field and finished with a 9 yard gain…not good enough.

    There was a clear contrast between Bilal Powell and Greene in this game. Simply put, Powell looked quicker, more explosive and showed more of an ability to make people miss. On this play, Lawrence Timmons shoots through the gap unblocked and has a clear shot at Powell. If this is Greene, it is without question a 3 yard loss. However, Powell was fast enough to beat him through the hole and turn this into a 5 yard gain.

    Later in the game, Powell should have had a 34 yard touchdown run. This play was well blocked up front and Powell made a great cutback. All it took was Jeff Cumberland sealing his man and he would have been off to the races. Unfortunately, Cumberland whiffed and the run only went for 10 yards. This is what happens when you have limited depth at tight end and don’t have a player who can block at the position.


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    Cumberland also showed no awareness on a hot route in the second quarter. If he read the defense properly, the Jets easily convert a 3rd down and don’t have to settle for a field goal.
    A few other observations -

    • Austin Howard and the pass protection held up relatively well in this game. He did allow one sack but could have received more help from Shonn Greene on a chip block. Greene struggled in pass protection throughout this entire game.
    • Tony Sparano called a terrific first half. The Jets should have had an easy touchdown to Santonio Holmes in the end-zone to take a 14-6 lead. They rolled Sanchez out, got the coverage they wanted, Santonio Holmes ran a beautiful double move but Sanchez threw it high and behind him instead of out in front. Rob detailed this play here yesterday and it was a killer miss by Sanchez.
    • The deep ball to Stephen was another clever play call and a beautiful throw from Sanchez. Ultimately, it was just played very well by Ryan Clark. It is hard to put blame on anybody on this play. Hill probably could have ran a crisper route and he did struggle to get off press coverage all day…leading to Sanchez not looking his way very often.
    • Sparano got a little too conservative in the second half but his receivers weren’t helping the cause by getting pushed around so easily.
    • The 12 yard run by Joe McKnight was very impressive. There was nothing there and he broke a tackle, made two guys miss and showed good acceleration. It is time for more McKnight, Powell and yes Tebow running the ball. Shonn Greene doesn’t merit more than 15 carries per game at this point.

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    This is great stuff. I am sold. Get greene out of there and put powell in.

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    Great post, awesome site, I have never been there before.

    The still frame of greene's run could literally make me cry....how the team hasnt gone to powell is beyond comprehension.

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    Great stuff CMart (as usual).

    This pretty much mimics what a lot of us have been saying about Holmes and Greene.

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    [QUOTE=eaglenj;4602094]Great post, awesome site, I have never been there before.

    The still frame of greene's run could literally make me cry....how the team hasnt gone to powell is beyond comprehension.[/QUOTE]

    It really is. Greene looks for a defender to hit, its comical that a RB looks for contact so often. I am not sure how people can continue to defend him and think of him as anything more than an average #2 RB.

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    We have to stop forcing the ball to Holmes. Rex needs to tell Sparano to make him a lesser part of the game plan, and he needs to tell Sanchez to stop targeting him so much. If Santonio gets butthurt, tough ****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzsaw View Post
    We have to stop forcing the ball to Holmes. Rex needs to tell Sparano to make him a lesser part of the game plan, and he needs to tell Sanchez to stop targeting him so much. If Santonio gets butthurt, tough ****.
    True, lets see if all this tough talk from Sparano during training camp is true. He came in preaching accountability and a take no s**t attitude, lets see if it really is the case, or more hot air from the Jets coaching staff.

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    Give me Powell or give me death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eaglenj View Post
    Great post, awesome site, I have never been there before.

    The still frame of greene's run could literally make me cry....how the team hasnt gone to powell is beyond comprehension.[/QUOTE]

    It really is. Greene looks for a defender to hit, its comical that a RB looks for contact so often. I am not sure how people can continue to defend him and think of him as anything more than an average #2 RB.
    He sought out contact when he had miles of daylight....HE TRIED to hit the only tackler in his way?

    The irony is that the one run, that gave us all hope of what greene was, he did the exact same thing, he just happened to bounce off eric weddle and probably thought he could do that against everyone. Sadly 3 years later, he cant even give himself a concussion to help us out and get powell on the field.

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    What I gather from this breakdown is that Sporano's gameplanning, playcalling, and overall scheme is a huge step up from Schotty, but we don't have the personnel on offense to consistently move the ball

    I've been low on Powell in the past but it's time for him to start slowly taking Greene's job. Shonn isn't gonna cut it anymore.

    Santonio stopped doing all of the little things that made him great in 2010. He's gotten progressively worse and whiny. Tanny has to start thinking second thoughts about that contract.

    Sanchez, Hill, Tebow and McKnight need to keep working to get better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sec.101row23 View Post
    Sadly 3 years later, he cant even give himself a concussion to help us out and get powell on the field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzsaw View Post
    We have to stop forcing the ball to Holmes. Rex needs to tell Sparano to make him a lesser part of the game plan, and he needs to tell Sanchez to stop targeting him so much. If Santonio gets butthurt, tough ****.
    Who do we target? I don't love Holmes either but what are the better options?

    Hill's not ready and Kerley is a slot receiver....

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    This is an absolutely fantastic write-up.

    We have to hope that Lal and Sparano give Holmes a wake-up call, he obviously has talent.
    Hopefully Hill learns from the physical style deployed by the Steelers DB.

    More carries for Powell, dear God please

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    Quote Originally Posted by fidelioion View Post
    Who do we target? I don't love Holmes either but what are the better options?

    Hill's not ready and Kerley is a slot receiver....
    Exactly. They sign Schilens to be the vet WR here, and other than a handful of plays he is nowhere to be seen.

    Again, lets see if Sparano actually has some accountability and takes some of Holmes reps away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fidelioion View Post
    Who do we target? I don't love Holmes either but what are the better options?

    Hill's not ready and Kerley is a slot receiver....
    Getting Keller back should help, him and Sanchez have a pretty good connection. And you still have to throw to Hill on some deep passes, let him try to to make a play for the ball, and if it's incomplete you'll be keeping the safeties honest the rest of the game.

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    Time to pull the plug on Greene. Or at least don't run him until the 4th quarter.

    But they won't. He was a pick that they patted themselves on the back for and to do so now would make them look bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzsaw View Post
    Getting Keller back should help, him and Sanchez have a pretty good connection. And you still have to throw to Hill on some deep passes, let him try to to make a play for the ball, and if it's incomplete you'll be keeping the safeties honest the rest of the game.
    I agree, Keller is a key piece that was missing last week. This board seems to continually bash Keller...He does drop too many balls but he's been the Jets best receiver for three years and Sanchez's favorite target.

    Losing him last week was bigger than most people though.

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    It's amazing to me how stubborn some people can be...Sparano should have no loyalty to Greene. Play the best players, lets go

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