Dan's post-game thoughts on Jets-Vikes

Here are some random thoughts from JC publisher Dan Leberfeld about the Jets preseason loss to the Vikings:

The Jets run defense improved in the second half, but that was after the departure of the Vikings starting offensive line . . .

The most disturbing aspect of Adrian Peterson's 43-yard run, was it came behind the right side of the Vikings line, which is the weakness of that unit.

Proof of that is that Shaun Ellis beat that side of the line for two sacks . . .

Tailback Danny Ware had his second strong game in a row. He has really good quickness for a 235-pound tailback. Ware looks like he has a very good chance of making the regular roster. He showed really good running instincts and patience . . .

Vikings defense end Ray Edwards dominated D'Brickashaw Ferguson throughout the first half. You have to wonder if the huge hit Ferguson took from DT Kevin Williams after Pennington's first interception, might've taken something out of him. Ferguson was absolutely leveled on the play. Perhaps he suffered a minor concussion . . .

TE/FB Jason Pociask is making a strong push for the roster. He had a 23-yard touchdown catch on a pass from Marques Tuiasosopo in the fourth quarter. It was a very difficult catch . . .

When asked by Dave Hutchinson if his two botched snaps might be perceived by some as an attempt to get released, Pete Kendall stopped the reporter before he could finish the question.

"I know where you are going with the question," said Kendall. "I can't do anything about what other people think. I will sleep tight knowing that I did the best I could."

Kendall is now the Jets #2 center. Ironically, the man he replaced as the team's backup center - Wade Smith - snapped the ball well late in the game as the third string center.


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