The Day After

The Jets had a brief walkthrough practice today, as they try to regroup from yesterday's loss to the Dolphins.

The team's confidence is understandably shaky after suffering two lopsided defeats, but Herm Edwards tried to find a few positives from yesterday's game. The Jets rushed for 43-yards in the first half, while holding Miami to 57-yards on the ground. The defense played well on third downs, and stopped Miami 6 out of 8 times in third down situations. The score was 13-3 heading into the fourth quarter, when the Dolphins gained about 183 offensive yards in their last three possessions and put up 17 fourth-quarter points.


The Jets continued to miss tackles on Sunday, and Edwards seemed to think the players aren't trusting each other to make plays, and are compensating and trying to do too much. The team continues to wrack up penalties as well, and had seven more against the Dolphins for 55-yards.


Despite the cries from many Jet fans, there will not be a quarterback change next week. Vinny Testaverde had a poor game, but the problems go much deeper than just the quarterback position. The offensive line has clearly not come together yet, and surrendered another 3 sacks on Sunday.


Whether it's Testaverde, the play calling, or the receivers, the Jets have not been able to move the ball through the air. Edwards is going to sit down with Paul Hackett tonight and discuss the offensive game plan. Last weekend the team used a spread offense a lot, and had three, four, even five wide out sets. With no one in the backfield to help block, and a poor job from the line, Testaverde did not have much time to throw the ball. WR Santana Moss did not have a catch in the game.


S Jon McGraw did an okay job filling in at free safety last weekend, but FS Damien Robinson will return to his starting safety job next weekend again Jacksonville. LB Mo Lewis is questionable with a hip flexor. FB Richie Anderson has a left Achilles tendon strain, but is listed as probable. CB Jamie Henderson and T Chris Smith are probable as well.

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