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    Jets Land Hard

    The Jets and Geno Smith blew it. In front of their home fans at MetLife Stadium, the Jets failed to score a touchdown and struggled to make first downs in a 19-6 loss to the Steelers. By walling off the Jets' running backs and wide receivers, the Steelers (1-4) bullied a New York offense that had instilled hope in an often fatalistic Jets fans base a week ago with a startling come-from-behind victory in Atlanta.

    Smith never looked like the quarterback who won the AFC's Player of the Week award after his 16-for-20, three-touchdown performance in Atlanta. Against the Steelers he threw over and behind receivers and couldn't squeeze passes between defenders. His lowest moment came with the Jets trailing 16-6 in the middle of the third quarter. Smith took a snap at the Pittsburgh 23-yard line, scrambled to his right and lofted a pass in an effort to throw the ball out of the end zone, he would explain later. But he didn't throw it hard enough. The ball glided into the chest of Ryan Clark, one of the three Steelers nearby, who intercepted the ball just in front of the goal line.

    Ryan said he wanted to focus on running the ball Sunday, but the team was only modestly successful. Smith and his three running backs, Bilal Powell, Mike Goodson and Chris Ivory, rushed for a combined 83 yards on 20 carries.

    Both teams, unable to break through rigid defenses, began trading field goals, with the Steelers taking a 9-6 lead into halftime.

    After that, the Jets defense failed twice. More specifically, Antonio Cromartie failed twice. On Pittsburgh's third play of the third quarter, Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders bolted down the right sideline, with Cromartie following suit. Sanders quickly cut to his left, and Cromartie couldn't turn his hips quickly enough to keep up with the receiver, inviting Sanders to a 55-yard touchdown reception and a somersault into the end zone.

    The Jets now look ahead to games with a trio of Super Bowl contenders in the next three weeks: New England, Cincinnati and New Orleans. After Sunday's loss, it's possible the team that had fans dreaming of the playoffs as recently as Monday night could be 3-6 by Veterans Day.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...569157500.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmeyer52 View Post
    The Jets and Geno Smith blew it. In front of their home fans at MetLife Stadium, the Jets failed to score a touchdown and struggled to make first downs in a 19-6 loss to the Steelers. By walling off the Jets' running backs and wide receivers, the Steelers (1-4) bullied a New York offense that had instilled hope in an often fatalistic Jets fans base a week ago with a startling come-from-behind victory in Atlanta.

    Smith never looked like the quarterback who won the AFC's Player of the Week award after his 16-for-20, three-touchdown performance in Atlanta. Against the Steelers he threw over and behind receivers and couldn't squeeze passes between defenders. His lowest moment came with the Jets trailing 16-6 in the middle of the third quarter. Smith took a snap at the Pittsburgh 23-yard line, scrambled to his right and lofted a pass in an effort to throw the ball out of the end zone, he would explain later. But he didn't throw it hard enough. The ball glided into the chest of Ryan Clark, one of the three Steelers nearby, who intercepted the ball just in front of the goal line.

    Ryan said he wanted to focus on running the ball Sunday, but the team was only modestly successful. Smith and his three running backs, Bilal Powell, Mike Goodson and Chris Ivory, rushed for a combined 83 yards on 20 carries.

    Both teams, unable to break through rigid defenses, began trading field goals, with the Steelers taking a 9-6 lead into halftime.

    After that, the Jets defense failed twice. More specifically, Antonio Cromartie failed twice. On Pittsburgh's third play of the third quarter, Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders bolted down the right sideline, with Cromartie following suit. Sanders quickly cut to his left, and Cromartie couldn't turn his hips quickly enough to keep up with the receiver, inviting Sanders to a 55-yard touchdown reception and a somersault into the end zone.

    The Jets now look ahead to games with a trio of Super Bowl contenders in the next three weeks: New England, Cincinnati and New Orleans. After Sunday's loss, it's possible the team that had fans dreaming of the playoffs as recently as Monday night could be 3-6 by Veterans Day.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...569157500.html
    Good post, the Steeler game was very winnable; however, we didn't execute on some many levels. We just couldn't stop Ben from getting those crucial 3rd and long. Health Miller is 6'5" and our safeties are much smaller. Once Ben found that Miller couldn't be stopped, that was the game right there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmeyer52 View Post
    The Jets now look ahead to games with a trio of Super Bowl contenders in the next three weeks: New England, Cincinnati and New Orleans. After Sunday's loss, it's possible the team that had fans dreaming of the playoffs as recently as Monday night could be 3-6 by Veterans Day.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...569157500.html
    The thing with this current Jets team is that they are very hot and cold ... so far we've been W / L / W / L / W / L ... haven't strung good games together yet. We could just as easily surprise any of the next three teams we play, then fall flat again the following week. That's the joy of a rookie QB - you never know what you're going to get.

    Losing to Pitt doesn't say anything more to me than I already knew - we'll be inconsistent all year long, until Geno gets some more time under his belt and probably abother full off-season to work through the various things he's learned this year. I'm just taking it one game at a time, with no expectations of where we'll be at season's end.

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    Games rarely go the way they look on paper. Two weeks ago most would have thought we would lose to Atlanta soundly but then be really competitive with Pittsburgh and eke out a win. Now people are saying we should lose the next 3. I doubt we do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesR View Post
    The thing with this current Jets team is that they are very hot and cold ... so far we've been W / L / W / L / W / L ... haven't strung good games together yet. We could just as easily surprise any of the next three teams we play, then fall flat again the following week. That's the joy of a rookie QB - you never know what you're going to get.

    Losing to Pitt doesn't say anything more to me than I already knew - we'll be inconsistent all year long, until Geno gets some more time under his belt and probably abother full off-season to work through the various things he's learned this year. I'm just taking it one game at a time, with no expectations of where we'll be at season's end.
    The hot and cold, w,l,w,l is a Rex Ryan trait. This is what we will have as long as he's a coach. A defense coordinator as head coach doesn't work. Top rated d that gives up a lot of 3rd and longs, gives up at least one long td a game is not really what fans need.

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    Cincinnati is NOT a Superbowl Contender. Good lord....

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnysd View Post
    Games rarely go the way they look on paper. Two weeks ago most would have thought we would lose to Atlanta soundly but then be really competitive with Pittsburgh and eke out a win. Now people are saying we should lose the next 3. I doubt we do.
    I doubt it also. Two of the games are at home and players are getting used to each other. Geno is due for a good game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srobjets View Post
    The hot and cold, w,l,w,l is a Rex Ryan trait. This is what we will have as long as he's a coach. A defense coordinator as head coach doesn't work. Top rated d that gives up a lot of 3rd and longs, gives up at least one long td a game is not really what fans need.
    Could you be any more knee jerk?

    Why did you not post this last Tuesday?

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