Looking at the Films - Part I

Here is Part I from "Looking at the Films" from the Jets-Seattle game.

Quarterback:

Cold, wet weather and Brett Favre don't have the relationship they used to.

Just like the Denver game, a young quarterback got the best of him in inclement weather.

Favre finished the game with a 48.7 QB rating, and Seneca Wallace had a 104.6.

Before the snowy conditions became a major factor, Favre seemed to play better. His first pass was a beauty, a 21-yard rocket to Jerricho Cotchery. Later on that drive, Coles did a great job improvising as he was being sacked by Brandon Mebane, he flipped the ball ahead to Coles for a five-yard completion on third-and-four.

Another nice early play by Favre was on the Jets second drive when he hit Thomas Jones in the left flat as the QB was getting hit by Lawrence Jackson.

But then as the weather got worse, so did he.

He made a very poor decision in the second quarter, essentially a "Hail Mary" square-out to Jerricho Cotchery on the right side that was picked off by Josh Wilson. It was an ill-advised throw.

Favre underthrew David Clowney down the right sideline in the third quarter.

To Favre's credit, his late deep post to Laveranues Coles was a thing of beauty, but the wideout couldn't come down with it.

Running Back:

The running game wasn't the problem. The Jets finished with 115 yards rushing and the Seahawks had 120 on 11 more carries.

Some of the best running was from FB Tony "T-Rich" Richardson with five carries for 34 yards. The Jets definitely caught the Seahawks off guard on the first series by giving the ball to Richardson three times for gains of eight, 16 and four. Another run of note from Richardson was when he converted a third-and-one in the middle of the fourth.

Richardson also had a couple of nice blocks, both on LB Will Herring. He knocked Herring out of the way on a Jones gain of six late in the second quarter. He nailed Herring with a big-time block on a Jones gain of five up-the-middle late third.

Thomas Jones had several nice runs in tough conditions (which will be documented in the OL section) , but his most impressive play might have been on a blitz pickup. Late in the third quarter, he had a tremendous block on a blitzing Lofa Tatupu which allowed Brett Favre to hit Chris Baker for a gain of 12.

Wide Receiver:

Both teams had 13 receptions by their wide receivers, so you would have to call it a draw at this position.

Things got off to a good start for the Jets wideouts when Jerricho Cotchery beat Josh Wilson on a quick for a gain of 21 yards on the team's first pass attempt. Another nice grab by Cotchery was on a 30-yard reception over the middle late.

Laveranues Coles best play was a fade down the left sideline on Wilson for a gain of 23 early in the second quarter. Coles couldn't come down with a deep post late. Coles had a terrific block on Kelly Jennings on a screen to Cotchery that gained six early in the third.

Tight End:

The Seahawks did a good job taking Dustin Keller out of the game.

Chris Baker had a gain of 12 over the middle late in the third.

Bubba Franks had a drop early in the fourth.

Offensive Line:

The offensive line gave up four sacks, but some of them were clearly coverage sacks.

Alan Faneca did some good things. He had a pancake block on Tony Richardson's third-and-one conversion for eight yards on the first drive. Faneca had the key block on a Thomas Jones gain of seven off left tackle early in the second quarter.

Nick Mangold had a nice block on Howard Green on a T-Rich gain of 16 on the first drive. Mangold was illegally downfield on the Jets second drive.

Brandon Moore was called for holding on the second possession. Moore did a great job pulling and knocking Will Herring out of the way on a Thomas Jones five-yard run off right tackle in the second quarter.

Damien Woody had a false start late in the third quarter. Woody cleared the way for a Jones gain of six off right tackle late in the second quarter.

D'Brickshaw Ferguson was beat for a late sack by his old Virginia Tech nemesis Darryl Tapp. Ferguson also gave up a second quarter sack to Brandon Mebane, but this might have been a coverage sack.


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