Jets Fry Fish, 40-13
By Joe Grinwis
Quarterback – A
Kellen Clemens – 15-24, 236 yards, TD, INT
Clemens’ mistakes were not on him. Brad Smith could not hold onto the ball over the middle and when he was hit it popped out and was snatched out of the air by Joey Porter. As for the Clemens fumble that was recovered by Michael Lehan and brought back for six, Chris Baker missed his blocking assignment. Kellen played very well today and showed Jets fans flashes of good things to come. Hopefully.
Running Back – B+
Thomas Jones – 24 carries, 75 yards, TD
Leon Washington – 10 carries, 68 yards, 2 TD
Jones was the thunder and Washington was the lightning, sparking the Jets’ offensive unit all day long. Jones wore down the Dolphin defense and with his speed, Washington just made things happen, having his best game, offensively, of the season.
Wide Receivers – B
Laveranues Coles – 5 receptions, 69 yards
Wallace Wright – 2 receptions, 24 yards
Wallace Wright and Chris Davis stepped in as the three and four men and made a couple of nice plays each. LC was back in the lineup for a full game for the first time since the Chad Pennington Era and made several nice grabs. Kudos to Justin McCareins on the Clemens bomb for reeling in a nice pass. As for Brad Smith, can we go a game without a costly drop from him?
Tight Ends – B
Chris Baker – 2 receptions, 10 yards
Baker missed his blocking assignment on the sack of Clemens, by Lehan, and the fumble that followed that that was returned for a touchdown, by, Lehan. It was a solid day other than that from Baker, Kowalewski and Ryan.
Offensive Line – D
Clemens was sacked six times and the running lanes were not there on a consistent basis for Jones or Washington. Will Montgomery should get a serious look at starting the final four games at Left Guard in place of Adrien Clarke.
Defensive Line – A
The Dolphins had no where to run all day as their leading rusher, Jesse Chatman, had just 26 yards on 11 carries. CJ Mosley continues to make plays in the limited amount of plays he’s in the game each week. Another sack for him against the Fins. Dewayne Robertson was also in on some plays in the backfield as well.
Linebackers – A
David Harris led the way once again with a strip sack and 8 tackles. Bryan Thomas had a strip sack as well and this unit hit hard all day. Heck, even Victor Hobson showed up for one of the few times this season.
Secondary – A+
The leading receiver on Miami, who was actually a receiver, had just 36 yards (Marty Booker). Three interceptions by the unit as Darrelle Revis recorded the second of his career, Drew Coleman got one and for the third straight game, so did Kerry Rhodes. It was a great game by the secondary.
Coaching – B
Nothing great, nothing horrible. In favor of the trick plays inside the redzone to get the redzone offense moving? I am. It worked today.
Stud of the Game: Kellen Clemens