Anthony Clement started at right tackle, and there is a good chance he could beat out Adrian Jones for the job. With rookies starting at center and guard, the Jets might want to go with a more experienced right tackle. Jones is still a little raw . . .
Doug Jolley isn't considered a great blocking tight end, and that problem manifested itself when linebacker Marcus Washington pushed him aside and sacked Patrick Ramsey in the first half . . .
Tight end Chris Baker, who is usually a reliable blocker, was beat for a sack by safety Adam Archuleta . . .
Bryan Thomas had a terrific game, and seems to be taking well to his new position as a 3-4 outside linebacker. On one first half series, he stopped running back Rock Cartwright for no gain, and sacked Mark Brunell on a stunt.
He had two quarterback pressures in the game as well . . .
There were several nice blocks on Brad Smith's 61-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. One of the most impressive was center Nick Mangold flattening cornerback Mike Rumph in the open field. Mangold showed his mobility, and ability to get to the second level on this play . . .
Another open field block of note was by guard Doug Nienhaus, who also leveled Rumph, this time on a screen to Washington that gained 13 yards . . .
Dwayne Robertson was active, and led the Jets with five tackles . . .
While linebacker Anthony Schlegel is solid against the run, pass coverage clearly isn't his strength. He fell down while covering tight end Buck Ortega, on a 30-yard touchdown. He was also called for pass interference on fullback Nemo Broughton . . .
After the game, Jets coach Eric Mangini said he wasn't sure when Chad Pennington would rejoin the team. Pennington is with his father, who is believed to have suffered a heart attack. Mangini said the Pennington's absence wouldn't hurt his chances in the quarterback competition.
Quarterback Brooks Bollinger rushed five times for 35 yards . . .
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