For all you people that have been lobbying for the shotgun the last few years, be careful what you wish for. Quarterback Chad Pennington and center Kevin Mawae had a myriad of problems with shotgun exchanges, including the loss of two fumbles.
"We wanted the shotgun, and like I said from the beginning, the shotgun is great, as long as it doesn't go on the ground," said Jets coach Herman Edwards . . .
Defensive tackle Dewayne Robertson's broken left hand was clearly an issue in this game. Wearing a club on the hand to protect it, he finished with just one tackle . . .
John Abraham estimates he played between 20-25 plays, and he made the most of his opportunities. He did a good job stringing out running back Priest Holmes on a run off right tackle, allowing linebacker Eric Barton to make the tackle on the line on the Chiefs second drive. Abraham drew a hold on offensive tackle Jordan Black in the second quarter. Abraham also got by Black and hit Green as he was throwing at the end of the first half. Then a few plays later, he beat Black for a sack to end the first half. Abraham stopped Holmes for a loss of five yards in the fourth quarter. Not bad for a guy who missed training camp . . .
The Jets are going to need Abraham to put a lot of pressure on quarterbacks this year. Their secondary isn't blessed with great speed, especially at the cornerback spots. David Barrett and Law, certainly aren't one of the fastest cornerback combinations in the league, and it showed in this game. Law was called for pass interference in the second quarter when he basically tackled Kennison, after getting beat. Barrett had a few bad plays including when Kennison beat him on a crossing route, and then Barrett missed the tackle for a gain of 37 on the Chiefs second drive . . .
Wide receiver Laveranues Coles had three drops in the game, but the most painful one for the team was when he couldn't hold on to a post route in the third quarter that would have resulted in a touchdown. Coles went to Pennington after the game in the locker room and apologized . . .
Chiefs safety Sammy Knight said after the game that he didn't see any difference between the Jets old offense under coordinator Paul Hackett, and the new one, orchestrated by Mike Heimderdinger. Knight should know, as a member the Miami Dolphins the last two years, he faced the Jets four times.
"There offense really wasn't that new, " said Knight. "They ran the same basic stuff they normally run in the past with maybe a couple of new wrinkles, for the most part they had the same offense." . . .
If the Jets had their act together on offense, they really could have exploited the Chiefs secondary, which was playing two backup cornerbacks for over two quarters. Starting cornerback Patrick Surtain was forced out of the game with a neck injury in the second quarter, and Eric Warfield didn't suit up for the game due to a league suspension. But the Jets weren't able to score any points until the very end when Jay Fiedler hit tight end Chris Baker for a 23-yard touchdown . . .
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