"Looking at the Films" - Part II

Here is Part II of "Looking at the Films" from the Jets-Denver game.

Defensive Line:

The defensive line has had better games. Fullback Peyton Hillis gashed the Jets for 129 yards.

Shaun Ellis did a poor job of two-gapping on Hillis' first carry that went for 19 yards. On the next play, Ellis tipped a pass. Ellis got flagged for being off-sides late in the first half.

Kris Jenkins couldn't get off a block on another Hillis gain of 19 late in the first quarter. Jenkins best play was when he pushed Casey Wiegmann back into Hillis on a run that went for no gain in the third quarter.

Kenyon Coleman had a nice play early in the second quarter when he stopped Hillis on the line on 3rd and one.

The Jets also finished the game with no sacks, but that was more the fault of the next category.

Linebacker:

Over the last month, the Jets pass rush has stalled, and that is part of the reason the secondary is struggling. They have to cover too long.

Bryan Thomas had another quiet game finishing with three tackles and not creating much pressure.

Calvin Pace was a little more active, but he didn't create much pressure either. His only good pass rushing play seemed to be when he got near Jay Cutler in the third quarter, forcing an incompletion on the right sideline.

The best play by a Jets linebacker was by Eric Barton when he had a PD on Daniel Graham way down the right seam late in the first quarter. Barton was a little late coming over on a Graham crossing route that gained 20 yards in the middle of the third. Barton was called for delay of the game in the third quarter for flipping the ball.

Cody Spencer did a great job of tackling on Brandon Marshall on a swing pass that lost one yard late in the third quarter.

Defensive Backs:

The lack of a pass rush hurt the secondary, but they also hurt themselves.

Eddie Royal caught a first quarter pass between Ty Law and Abram Elam, and proceeded to take this short pass 59 yards for a touchdown. Elam missed a tackle on the right sideline in the middle of this long-gainer.

Law had a real nice PD on Brandon Marshall in the end zone at the end of the first quarter to force a field goal.

Elam had several rough plays. He was late coming over to Tony Scheffler on a gain of 22-yards in the middle of the second quarter (to the one-yard line). He also seemed to be late coming over to Brandon Stokely on his 36-yard TD reception in the fourth quarter.

Darrelle Revis had a terrific game with four PD's, including a pair on consecutive plays at the beginning of the second half. The first one was on a deep pass to Marshall. He also had one down field on Marshall in the first quarter. Revis had a really nice tackle on Scheffler on the right sideline. He is outweighed by 50 pounds by the tight end, but did a great job of not giving up any ground, and limiting this play to a four-yard gain.

Dwight Lowery, played sparingly, perhaps due to his hamstring injury, but did have a pick in the back of the end zone in the third quarter.

David Barrett had a terrific PD on a deep out to Marshall late in the first half.

Special Teams:

Reggie Hodges had a solid game punting in bad weather, with two of his punts landing inside the 20.

Leon Washington had an impressive kickoff return in the first quarter for 31 yards. Early in the run he broke a tackle attempt by Mario Haggan to make something out of nothing.

The best special team's stops were by James Inhedigbo in the first quarter and Brad Smith in second quarter.

Jay Feely made his only field goal attempt and has now made 11 in a row.


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