New York Jets Report Card
Week 11 – Jets @ Broncos
Sanchez: 24/40, 252 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT
Your offense needs to net more than 3 points. Period. Can we throw the ball more than 10 yards downfield? Can we catch every snap? Can we convert on third downs? No, no… no.
Running Backs: C-
McKnight: 16/59/0, 6 catches, 62 yards
McKnight did a decent job filling in for Greene, nearly bringing a reception in for a touchdown… he’s clearly a weapon in the passing game moving forward. But without Greene and L.T., it’s no surprise the Jets couldn’t get going with the running game.
Wide Receivers/Tight Ends: D
Plaxico showed up to play, Turner made a nice catch when the game was on the line… but how about a little more consistency? The wide receivers and tight ends need to get off of coverage quicker.
Offensive Line: F
Sanchez was under constant pressure. Wayne Hunter is a revolving door. You know the drill by now. Well, at least Matt Slauson got a touchdown!
Defensive Line: A-
A very nice performance until the end of the game. Excellent job creating penetration into the backfield.
Great job shutting down the run, and Calvin Pace was credited with a forced fumble. Gave up the long drive to Tebow with the game on the line, but were impressive for 58 minutes.
They put up the type of performance you would expect against a very weak passing offense… and not much else, but folded in Tebow’s 2 minute drive at the end of the 4th quarter.
Special Teams: D
Very solid at times, but a nice return by the Broncos, a shanked punt by Conley and yet another special teams turnover by McKnight are more than enough to drop this grade to a D – and that’s being generous.
Brian Schottenheimer’s offensive gameplan needs to net more than 3 points, because that’s exactly what it did, given the pick 6. Where were the halftime adjustments?