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New York Jets Report Card: Week 6

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New York Jets Report Card: Week 6

Washington Redskins @ New York Jets

Quarterback: C

Fitzpatrick: 19/26, 253 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT, 4 rushes for 31 yards, 1 TD

It was an up and down day for Fitzpatrick, much the same as it was for his receivers. He’s still trusting Marshall a tad too much and jamming passes into tight coverage. Sometimes Brandon will actually reward him for that, but sometimes that will lead to a pick, as it did today. What’s been very impressive about Fitzpatrick of late is his ability to scramble for 1st downs and today he split through the defense for a touchdown run. He may be a vet, but his wheels look quite young. Fitz is who we thought he was, and with a 4-1 record, that’s fine.

Running Backs: A

Ivory: 20/146/1, 3 receptions for 50 yards

Powell: 4/-2/0, 1 reception for 1 yard

Stacy: 13/46/0, 2 receptions for 15 yards

Ivory was a monster as usual and has now become a weapon in the passing game. Stacy showed some signs of life, and demonstrated why he’s a similar back to Ivory. Powell left with an ankle injury.

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends: C

Marshall: 7/111/1

Decker: 4/59/1

Enunwa: 2/17/0

Marshall and Decker were each responsible for a turnover, but each made plays to redeem themselves. Each had a touchdown and Decker knocked free an onside kick recovery. Marshall went over 100 yards yet again. The Jets still need to find a consistent third contributor from the receivers group.

Offensive Line: B-

There were a couple disappointing moments, such as the line’s inability to pick up an important 3rd & 1 conversion, but the offensive line looks like it’s beginning to gel and it’s providing just enough (and no more) protection than Fitzpatrick needs.

Defensive Line: A-

The line looked sluggish just a tad early on, but as Richardson was worked in, the Jets began to consistently win the match-ups on the line of scrimmage.

Linebackers: A

The Redskins posted just 34 net rushing yards on the day. Jets linebackers did a great job against tosses and screens.

Secondary: A-

The Jets held Washington QB Kirk Cousins under 200 yards on the day and the secondary provided two interceptions in the 2nd half.

Special Teams:D

The Jets kick return coverage looked solid and Kerley even provided a good return (out to midfield). But another missed field goal by Nick Folk, a punt blocked and returned for a touchdown and a nearly successful onside kick by the Redskins drops their grade considerably.

Coaching: B

Jets coaches have turned around the penalty problem. Half-time adjustments sent the Jets offense screaming out of the locker room in the 2nd half. Still, excessive conservative play late in the game could cost the Jets against a better opponent.

This Article Was Written By Matt Keach

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