Why is Clemens getting sacked at a higher rate than Pennington?
That is easy - it's all about pocket presence, reading defenses, and knowing when to get rid of the ball. Pennington is much better at this than Clemens.
You see, there is a lot more to playing quarterback than having a rifle arm.
So while the Jets offensive line needs to play better, they also need some help from their quarterback . . .
The Jets are playing with fire at the tailback spot. Currently they have only two on the active roster - Thomas Jones and Leon Washington. If both got hurt in one game, the team would be in a lot of trouble. Remember fullback Stacy Tutt was the third string tailback, but he blew out his knee, and is out for the year.
And with the loss of Danny Ware from the practice squad (signed by the Giants), the situation is even more precarious. Let's say the Jets want to promote practice squad running back Alvin Banks to the active roster. Well, that would be tough right now because he was just signed this week, and isn't in football shape. He hasn't been with the team since training camp.
If the Jets lost their first two tailbacks, they would likely turn to wide receiver Brad Smith, an excellent running quarterback at Missouri . . .
Clemens currently has a 61.5 quarterback rating, and has completed 50.8 percent of his passes. Both of those stats aren't very good . . .
How bad do the Jets need a passing rushing outside linebacker? Well in the 3-4 defense, the lion's share of your pass rush should come from the OLB's. And the Jets starting OLB's - Bryan Thomas and Victor Hobson - have combined for 3.5 sacks in 12 games this year . . .
The Jets signing of punter Jeremy Kapinos to the practice squad has clearly made Ben Graham uneasy. On his first punt following the signing, he had a terrible shank in Miami . . .
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