There has been plenty to talk about in regards to the Jets 20-12 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, and JetNation.com took a look at some of the more surprising statistics from Gang Green’s first loss of the season.
Thanks, but no thanks: Coming back after missing the first week of the season, wide receiver Jermaine Kearse was expected to offer a boost to Jeremy Bates’ offense. Surprisingly, Kearse played 20 snaps but was targeted on just one pass play that resulted in a loss of 1 yard.
Jeremiah Attaochwho? After picking up a couple of QB pressures on just 8 pass rush attempts in week one, an expanded role for Jeremiah Attaochu would have made sense in trying to get to Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill. When all was said and done, Attaochu didn’t see a single rep on defense.
Long’s Pass Pro Looking Strong: Based on how hard Sam Darnold was working to avoid pressure on Sunday, nobody could blame you for coming away thinking the offensive line’s pass blocking was a complete failure. We haven’t watched the All 22 in its entirety just yet, but according to pro football focus, Long surrendered just 1 pressure on Sunday after not allowing any in the team’s season opener. So far this season, Long has struggled as a run blocker, but has been stellar in protecting Sam Darnold, allowing just the one pressure on 71 pass blocking plays.