New York Jets Report Card
Week 15: Miami Dolphins @ New York Jets
Petty: 20/36, 235 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT, 1 rush for 0 yards, 1 fumble lost
Fitzpatrick: 5/10, 31 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT
It’s not pleasant to see those 3 turnovers on the stat line, but the fumble was largely the fault of the blocking up front and his wideouts rarely did him any favors. Petty was impressive in the 1st quarter tonight, displaying a growing maturity and command of the offense. But things took a turn for the worse as the game went on, and the Jets couldn’t finish drives. Petty took a devastating hit from Suh and Wake and had to leave the game so we got Fitz all over again. Our luck, right? Oh, and of course, Fitz threw a pick of his own.
Running Backs: A
Forte: 4/21/0, 1 reception for 7 yards
Powell: 16/84/0, 11 receptions for 78 yards
Powell was fantastic for the second straight week. Partially because Forte saw limited reps with an injury and partially because we’re supposed to believe that this was part of Bowles’ master plan. There’s something to be said about keeping a back fresh and unleashing him on tired linemen and linebackers late in the season, but the Jets shouldn’t have waited until they were 11 games in before upping Powell’s touches.
Wide Receivers/Tight Ends: C-
B. Marshall: 1/16/0
Brandon Marshall had one of his worst games in a Jets uniform – looked like a lack of concentration. Seferian-Jenkins also hurt Petty with a drop. Enunwa and Anderson both stood out, and should be the cornerstones of a young, up and coming Jets receiving group.
Offensive Line: F
The Jets need to re-build on this offensive line, big time. They were manhandled by a tough Miami Dolphins front 7 early and often. There were plenty of poor snaps, and, although Petty’s inexperience likely contributed, there were way too many free (or nearly free) rushes to the quarterback. It was truly horrifying.
Defensive Line: D
Where is the hustle from this group and the resulting pressure? This should have been one of the most dominant groups in the league this year and it has been anything but.
The Jets limited the Dolphins pretty well on the ground, especially early on. But when the Dolphins figured out how to beat pass coverage, it no longer mattered – and this group does not do well in either the pass rush or in coverage.
Did you hear Calvin Pryor’s name called? I did. He’s still a Jet, believe it or not. Another rough game for Revis who has lost more than just a single step now. Burris pulled down a pick on Dolphins backup QB Matt Moore. F, F, F. I can’t give enough F’s.
Special Teams: F
Nick Folk nailed a tough 48 yarder. Otherwise? What a mess. Another special teams touchdown allowed – this time on a blocked punt. And they were in an illegal formation when it happened, so there’s that. The Jets are going to need to start from scratch with the specials unit next season.
How did Burris end up in man coverage against a burner in Kenny Stills? Come on, man. 2 timeouts lost on a 4th & 1. Brutal. A team that looks unprepared and confused week in and week out.