The Jets lost to the Washington Redskins in overtime by a score of 23 – 20. We are not going to continue the theme of media negativity that we have seen this season towards the Jets. We are not going to talk about a defensive line that needs to be overhauled. We won’t mention an offensive line that still can’t run block. Nor will we discuss a coaching staff that continues to get out coached in the second half each week.
Instead we would like to talk about Kellen Clemens. And only Kellen Clemens. He showed a glimpse today, a glimpse that Jets fans hope is a sign of good things to come. He faced heavy pressure and made good decisions. He walked away with his head held high. Kellen gave the Jets a chance to win.
Young Kellen didn’t have his numer one wide receiver Laveranues Coles. Kellen’s numbers weren’t great. He threw 42 times and completed 23 passes for 226 yards and 1 touchdown. The bigger number was 0 interceptions. He was blitzed and rarely held the ball too long. He threw it away when needed. Kellen ran 7 times and picked up 48 yards. He showed toughness and encouraged his receivers after a dropped pass. It is going to take his receivers a little while to get used to his velocity. The ball was definitely getting downfield, further and quicker than they are used to.
Today is not a day for negativity. The Jets record now stands at 1 win with 8 losses. Today is a day to talk about Kellen Clemens. What he showed today was certainly encouraging. In a season that was over before it was started, it would be nice if the Jets emerged with a true franchise QB.