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New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker is tackled by Buffalo Bills strong safety Aaron Williams after making a catch during the first half at New Era Field. (Kevin Hoffman/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker is tackled by Buffalo Bills strong safety Aaron Williams after making a catch during the first half at New Era Field. (Kevin Hoffman/USA TODAY Sports)

The NFL offseason may be off to a slow start, but things are surely about to pick up with cuts and contract restructures on their way, and with the scouting combine just two weeks away.

With that in mind, here is our weekly look at some of the biggest questions facing the Jets, what's new about them, where they stand on finding an answer, and if any of the issues have changed.

1. Who is their quarterback?

They of course haven't answered this yet, but they did answer who'll be coaching the quarterbacks: new offensive coordinator John Morton and new quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates. Neither has an extensive resume at their current positions -- or really working with quarterbacks -- which is interesting if they're going to be entrusted with developing a young quarterback.

Tags: Ben Ijalana, Brandon Marshall, Breno Giacomini, Brian Winters, Bryce Petty, Charone Peake, Christian Hackenberg, Darrelle Revis, Eric Decker, Geno Smith, James Carpenter, Leonard Williams, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Mangold, Quincy Enunwa, Ryan Clady, Sheldon Richardson, Wesley Johnson, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson during practice at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson during practice at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY:

Now that the Super Bowl is over, the New York Jets can begin cleaning up the wreckage from their 5-11 season and start yet another rebuilding project. Despite being on the cusp of the playoffs a year ago, they seem farther away than ever now.

With that in mind, here are some of the biggest questions the Jets must answer this offseason. We'll check back in each week to see how they're doing, whether any of the questions have been answered, and whether any have changed:

Tags: Ben Ijalana, Brandon Marshall, Breno Giacomini, Brian Winters, Bryce Petty, Charone Peake, Christian Hackenberg, Darrelle Revis, Eric Decker, Geno Smith, James Carpenter, Leonard Williams, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Mangold, Quincy Enunwa, Ryan Clady, Sheldon Richardson, Wesley Johnson, Ralph Vacchiano
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(William Hauser - USA Today)

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY:

It has been 48 years and two weeks since the Jets shook up the world and changed the NFL with their victory in Super Bowl III, and they have since taken their fans on a long, depressing and at times torturous run. It's been so painful at times that it's easy to forget the Jets went to back-to-back AFC championship games just six years ago.

Of course, since then they've brought the pain: Six straight seasons without a playoff berth, only one season with a winning record, and it was all capped off by a miserable 5-11 season that felt worse since the Jets had so much optimism after going 10-6 in 2015.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Brandon Marshall, Brian Winters, Buster Skrine, Calvin Pryor, Christian Hackenberg, Darrelle Revis, Darron Lee, Eric Decker, James Carpenter, Leonard Williams, Matt Forte, Muhammad Wilkerson, Quincy Enunwa, Wesley Johnson, Ralph Vacchiano
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Ralph Vacchiano, SNY:

It still seems unlikely that Ryan Clady will return as the Jets' left tackle next season, but the team has bought itself a little extra time to make that decision.

The Jets and Clady recently restructured his contract, eliminating a $2.5 million roster bonus he was due next month and rolling that non-guaranteed amount into his 2017 salary, which is now scheduled to be $10 million, according to NFLPA records. 

It's a minor tweak, as first reported by ESPN, but it means the Jets have a little extra time to evaluate Clady's health and their own roster and salary cap situation.

Tags: Ben Ijalana, Brian Winters, James Carpenter, Nick Mangold, Ryan Clady, Wesley Johnson, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Jets guard Brian Winters (67) against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Timothy T. Ludwig)
New York Jets guard Brian Winters (67) against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Timothy T. Ludwig)

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY.tv

Brian Winters would've been one of the better guards on the free agent market and he could've cashed in even bigger than the four-year, $29 million deal he got from the Jets. 

But instead of looking for more money and maybe a better situation, the 25-year-old Winters decided to stay put because he believes that, despite the misery of the Jets' 5-11 season, there are much better days for the franchise ahead.

Tags: Ben Ijalana, Breno Giacomini, Brian Winters, James Carpenter, Nick Mangold, Ryan Clady, Wesley Johnson, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Jets offensive lineman Brian Winters (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets offensive lineman Brian Winters (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports Images)

Latest Update (Jan. 17)

12:15PM: Winters received a four-year, $29 million contract extension, including $15 million guaranteed, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN

The $15 million guaranteed is the tenth-largest guarantee for a guard.

Tags: Antonio Allen, Ben Ijalana, Breno Giacomini, Brian Winters, Geno Smith, James Carpenter, Kellen Davis, Nick Mangold, Ryan Clady, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tanner Purdum, Wesley Johnson
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New York Jets defensive back Buster Skrine during a game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. (Raymond Carlin III/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets defensive back Buster Skrine during a game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. (Raymond Carlin III/USA Today Sports Images)

We've looked at some of the roster decisions facing the Jets as we head into the offseason over the past few weeks. Readers overwhelmingly voted to keep Eric DeckerNick Mangold and David Harris and to dump Darrelle Revis, but were torn on Brandon Marshall and Sheldon Richardson. How about some of the other decisions facing the front office and coaching staff?

Of course young players like Leonard Williams and Darron Lee or players that performed well in 2016 like James Carpenter and Bilal Powell will return in 2017, but that about those whose performance was more disappointing?

Tags: Ben Ijalana, Bilal Powell, Brandon Marshall, Breno Giacomini, Brian Winters, Buster Skrine, Darrelle Revis, Darron Lee, David Harris, Deon Simon, Devin Smith, Eric Decker, Erin Henderson, James Carpenter, Leonard Williams, Marcus Gilchrist, Marcus Williams, Matt Forte, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Folk, Nick Mangold, Ryan Clady, Steve McLendon, Wesley Johnson
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New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty throws a pass in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at MetLife Stadium. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty throws a pass in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at MetLife Stadium. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports Images)

In this week's BGA, Bent analyzes Week 9 performances by Todd Bowles, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bryce Petty, Brandon MarshallBen Ijalana, Matt Forte, Bilal Powell, Jalin Marshall and the Wide Receivers, Leonard Willians, Julian Stanford and the Special Teams, among others, all which you can read here...

Tags: Antonio Allen, BGA, Bilal Powell, Brandon Marshall, Breno Giacomini, Brian Winters, Bryce Petty, Buster Skrine, Calvin Pryor, Charone Peake, Dakota Dozier, Darrelle Revis, Darron Lee, David Harris, Eric Decker, Jalin Marshall, James Carpenter, Jordan Jenkins, Kellen Davis, Leonard Williams, Lorenzo Mauldin, Marcus Gilchrist, Marcus Williams, Matt Forte, Mike Catapano, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Folk, Nick Mangold, Quincy Enunwa, Rontez Miles, Ryan Clady, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Sheldon Richardson, Steve McLendon, Wesley Johnson
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Going into this season, the Jets knew they had to just find a way to survive their brutal, six-game opening stretch to keep their hopes of a playoff berth alive.

They didn't. They're 1-5.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Brandon Marshall, Brent Qvale, Calvin Pryor, Charone Peake, Eric Decker, Geno Smith, Jalin Marshall, James Carpenter, Matt Forte, Nick Mangold, Quincy Enunwa, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Sheldon Richardson, Ralph Vacchiano
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Brandon Marshall told reporters he switched off Thursday night's Texans-Patriots game because it was "disgusting." If he relives the film from Sunday's 24-3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, he's probably going to end up throwing his TV set in the trash.

Let's get into our position-by-position review of what went wrong with the team's offense...

Quarterback: Fitzpatrick's double hat-trick sinks Jets


Tags: Ben Ijalana, BGA, Bilal Powell, Brandon Marshall, Brent Qvale, Brian Winters, Charone Peake, Eric Decker, James Carpenter, Kansas City Chiefs, Kellen Davis, Matt Forte, Nick Mangold, Quincy Enunwa, Ryan Fitzpatrick
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SNY NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano cites Darrelle Revis' ability to overcome early struggles as a key for the Jets to defeat the Chiefs.

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THE GAME: The Jets (1-1) at the Kansas City Chiefs (1-1) at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 4:25 p.m.

THE WEATHER: Wet and windy. The forecast calls for thunderstorms throughout the day, winds up near 15 miles per hour and temperatures around 70 and dropping through the 60s as the game goes along. The good news is the rain is supposed to come early, so maybe it stops or slows down in time for kickoff.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Darrelle Revis, Darron Lee, David Harris, Eric Decker, Erin Henderson, James Carpenter, Matt Forte, Quincy Enunwa, Ralph Vacchiano
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 (Timothy T. Ludwig)
(Timothy T. Ludwig)

Jets head coach Todd Bowles spoke with the media on Friday and provided injury updates...

  • Brandon Marshall (foot/knee) was limited during practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. Bowles added that Marshall will likely be a gametime decision.
  • Erin Henderson and David Harris are both questionable.
  • Eric Decker and James Carpenter practiced fully and will play Sunday.
  • Bryce Petty didn't practice but Bowles is hopeful he'll return within a couple of weeks.
Tags: Brandon Marshall, Bryce Petty, David Harris, Eric Decker, Erin Henderson, James Carpenter

New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. (Kevin Jairaj)
New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. (Kevin Jairaj)

WR Brandon Marshall, G James Carpenter, LB Erin Henderson, and QB Bryce Petty did not practice on Thursday, according to head coach Todd Bowles.

LB Davis Harris was limited in today's practice, along with WR Eric Decker, who had sat out of practice on Wednesday.

If Carpenter is unable to play Sunday, Bowles said there are three guys in the mix to take his spot in the starting lineup, including Dakota Dozier, Wesley Johnson, and a third player that Bowles would not name. 

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Bryce Petty, Dakota Dozier, David Harris, Eric Decker, Erin Henderson, James Carpenter, Wesley Johnson

New York Jets guard James Carpenter (77) against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Jets 22 to 17. (Timothy T. Ludwig)
New York Jets guard James Carpenter (77) against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Jets 22 to 17. (Timothy T. Ludwig)

Left guard James Carpenter has been diagnosed with a mild calf strain and an MRI revealed Erin Henderson has a sprain in his foot, reports NJ.com

According to NJ.com, the Jets believe Carpenter and Henderson should be able to play Week 3 against the Chiefs. 

Carpenter, who left Thursday night's game and was to get an MRI on Friday, was replaced by Wesley Johnson, who is also the team's backup center. 

Tags: Buffalo Bills, James Carpenter
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 (Timothy T. Ludwig)
(Timothy T. Ludwig)

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None of the Jets could believe that Brandon Marshall returned to the game on Thursday night after suffering what looked to be a serious knee injury in the first half of the Jets' 37-31 win over the Buffalo Bills. And apparently it really wasn't serious at all.

Marshall was "fine" on Friday morning, according to Jets coach Todd Bowles, one day after suffering what Bowles thought was "maybe a slight sprain" of his left knee when he was pulled down from behind by his facemask by Bills cornerback Stephen Gilmore. Bowles said Marshall was "sore" but was walking around the Jets' facility.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Darrelle Revis, Erin Henderson, James Carpenter, Matt Forte, Quincy Enunwa, Sheldon Richardson, Ralph Vacchiano
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The offensive line had some good success Sunday against a formidable Bengals front. They paved the way for the running backs to rack up 137 rushing yards and also contributed by getting out in front of a few screen passes. In addition, the pass protection was good, with the Bengals picking up just one coverage sack.

In the running game, the Jets had some success with zone blocking concepts. On the play shown below, the line moves in unison to the right and James Carpenter uses his man's momentum to drive him upfield and create a cutback lane for the run back up the middle. Ryan Clady also contributes by making a cut block at the second level.

Tags: Ben Ijalana, Brent Qvale, Brian Winters, Dakota Dozier, James Carpenter, Kellen Davis, Nick Mangold, Wesley Johnson
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James Carpenter drops back into pass protection against the Colts last season. (Jeff Haynes)
James Carpenter drops back into pass protection against the Colts last season. (Jeff Haynes)

The Jets have activated offensive guard James Carpenter off the Physically Unable to Person List and he will return to training camp practice this week (Jets, Aug. 2).

Carpenter, who is projected as the team's starting left guard, had been sidelined with a hamstring injury. Dakota Dozier had been receiving first-team reps in his absence.

In 2015, Carpenter started all 16 games for New York.

Tags: James Carpenter

 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

The Jets have placed Muhammad Wilkerson, Devin Smith, Khiry Robinson, James Carpenter, Breno Giacomini, and Kendall James have been placed on the active/physically unable to perform (PUP) list, the team announced.

This usually means that the player is recovering from an injury and not yet ready to practice. However, it can also mean that they failed their conditioning test, in which case it's not uncommon for the player to retake the test the following day and then be removed from the list.

In most cases, this is just a procedural move protecting the team's right to retain them on the PUP list in the event they suffer an injury or setback before they are removed from the list and attend practice.

Tags: Breno Giacomini, Devin Smith, James Carpenter, Khiry Robinson, Muhammad Wilkerson
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James Carpenter restructured his 2016 salary in order to create more cap space for the Jets. (William Hauser)
James Carpenter restructured his 2016 salary in order to create more cap space for the Jets. (William Hauser)

The New York Jets have converted a portion of offensive lineman James Carpenter's 2016 salary on Wednesday in an effort to create more cap space, according to ESPN's Field Yates.

This restructuring proves significant after Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News reported earlier that defensive tackle Steve McLendon would cost the Jets $2.5M and leave them out of cap space.

Carpenter, 27, signed a four-year deal with New York as a free agent last offseason.

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New York Jets guard James Carpenter against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Timothy T. Ludwig/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets guard James Carpenter against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Timothy T. Ludwig/USA Today Sports Images)

Offensive lineman James Carpenter, wide receiver Brandon Marshall and safety Marcus Gilchrist had their base salaries for 2016 guaranteed, according to ESPN New York's Rich Cimini.

Carpenter will earn $4.45 million in base salary this season, Marshall $9.5 million and Gilchrist $5 million.

Gilchrist's cap hit will be $5.625 million while Carpenter's will be $5.575 million -- both due to signing bonuses -- while Marshall's cap hit will be $9.5 million, according to Spotrac.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, James Carpenter, Marcus Gilchrist
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Nick Mangold blocks against the Patriots. (AP)
Nick Mangold blocks against the Patriots. (AP)

Over the next few weeks we will be looking at each position on the New York Jets roster and seeking your input on who you think should stay and who you think should go. Up next, the Jets' offensive linemen.

Overview: In short, the Jets line is in trouble and the front office needs to find ways to get the group substantially younger and better this offseason. Center Nick Mangold is still the crown jewel of the group and D'Brickashaw Ferguson is a passable left tackle, but the rest of the group you could easily do better. For the Jets the problem will be navigating the salary cap with cap clogging contracts in the offing for Muhammad Wilkerson and Ryan Fitzpatrick. The most efficient course would be to use some early draft picks to draft talented linemen as it would save them in free agency. If there is one good thing, it is that the John Idzik and then Mike Maccagnan regimes have used numerous late-round draft picks on offensive linemen. This is the time for them to either make a contribution or they could be out the door.

Expected to Return (10)

Tags: Ben Ijalana, Breno Giacomini, Brent Qvale, Brian Winters, D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Dakota Dozier, James Carpenter, Jarvis Harrison, Nick Mangold, Wesley Johnson, Willie Colon, Brian Bassett
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The New York Jets offensive line tries to protect quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Kevin Hoffman/USATSI)
The New York Jets offensive line tries to protect quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Kevin Hoffman/USATSI)

The offensive line got off to a rough start as the Bills controlled the clock for much of the first half. D'Brickashaw Ferguson whiffed on a block as the first run of the day was stuffed and it didn't get much better from there. In fact, I didn't have a single positively-graded play for any of the offensive linemen until the second quarter.

The second quarter got off to a better start, as James Carpenter initially doubled with Ferguson and then peeled off to seal his man at the second level to the outside. Ferguson and Nick Mangold controlled their blocks at the point of attack to create a huge lane for Chris Ivory's long run.

The Jets didn't dominate up front like this very often though. Brian Winters had a couple of good run blocks at the point of attack, but also missed a couple of times at the second level.

Tags: Breno Giacomini, Brian Winters, D'Brickashaw Ferguson, James Carpenter, Nick Mangold
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New York Jets offensive tackle Breno Giacomini defends against New England Patriots defensive tackle Alan Branch during the first half at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland/USATSI)
New York Jets offensive tackle Breno Giacomini defends against New England Patriots defensive tackle Alan Branch during the first half at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland/USATSI)

Right from the outset, the Jets were on the front foot in the trenches, creating some excellent running lanes and controlling the point of attack. This enabled them to pick up some good yardage between the tackles early on. The running game wasn't quite as effective in the second half, but still continued to grind out yardage, even after Chris Ivory had suffered an injury.

The line fared well in pass protection too, doing a good job of limiting the amount of pressure Ryan Fitzpatrick was under and only allowing him to be sacked once.

While they fared well as a unit, not everyone on the line had a great individual performance. Right tackle Breno Giacomini, in particular, had his struggles. He was beaten for the sack which led to Fitzpatrick's fumble and Jamie Collins's touchdown return, and got beaten a few other times in pass protection. He was also inconsistent in the running game, letting his man get off the block to get in on a tackle or leverage him into the path of the runner on a handful of occasions.

Tags: Breno Giacomini, Brian Winters, D'Brickashaw Ferguson, James Carpenter, Nick Mangold
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The New York Jets line up against the Tennessee Titans for a field goal at MetLife Stadium. (Vincent Carchietta/USATSI)
The New York Jets line up against the Tennessee Titans for a field goal at MetLife Stadium. (Vincent Carchietta/USATSI)

With the array of all-pro talent that the Jets' offensive line has had to deal with in recent weeks, this game must have come as something of a relief. While Jurell Casey is underrated, the Jets managed to limit the damage he was able to do as each of the starting linemen contributed towards a performance that saw the Jets give up just one sack and rush for 183 yards.

I said earlier the Jets "went through the motions" in the second half and the blocking up front in the running game was one place where that appeared to be the case. After consistently creating big running lanes in the first half, enabling the Jets to average over seven yards per carry, they were held to just 56 yards on 16 carries (an average of 3.5) in the second half.

Center Nick Mangold led the way, controlling the point of attack in the running game all day and doing a solid job in pass protection. The only sack of the day was a miscommunication, as he tried to pass off his man to James Carpenter in order to pick up the man stunting underneath, but Carpenter didn't react in time. Other than that, the Titans didn't have any quarterback hits.

Tags: Breno Giacomini, Brian Winters, D'Brickashaw Ferguson, James Carpenter, Nick Mangold
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New York Jets center Nick Mangold snaps the ball against the New York Giants during overtime at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USATSI)
New York Jets center Nick Mangold snaps the ball against the New York Giants during overtime at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USATSI)

Unexpectedly, the Giants opted to line Jason Pierre-Paul -- who had played at right defensive end all season -- on the left side. The Jets perhaps weren't prepared for this, because right tackle Breno Giacomini had a horrible time with him. Pierre-Paul was wielding his protective mitt like a weapon, something which is supposedly against the rules these days, and he rocked Giacomini over and over again as he racked up consistent pressure all game long.

This was the source of most of the Jets' issues on the offensive line on the day. Giacomini didn't give up a sack, but the amount of times he got beaten in pass protection was well into double figures. Right guard Brian Winters was able to save him a couple of times but Pierre-Paul still got home on a couple of the plays where Winters came over to double-team him.

It was a strange game for Winters, who started the game pretty well but then had a series of really bad plays in quick succession -- allowing two run stuffs, a sack and a quarterback hit. Then he seemed to settle down again, although he also got called for a hold and had a poor second half in the running game. Is it unique to consider an offensive lineman as "streaky"?

Tags: Breno Giacomini, Brian Winters, D'Brickashaw Ferguson, James Carpenter, Nick Mangold, Willie Colon
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Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (93) tries to get past New York Jets right guard Brian Winters (67) and right tackle Breno Giacomini (68) in Game 12 of the NFL International Series at Wembley Stadium. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (93) tries to get past New York Jets right guard Brian Winters (67) and right tackle Breno Giacomini (68) in Game 12 of the NFL International Series at Wembley Stadium. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Facing the formidable Ndamukong Suh for the second time this season, the Jets once again handled the Dolphins' front seven by limiting the damage he was able to do. Suh had four tackles (one for a loss) and a quarterback hit, but Miami only had one sack as a team and the Jets were able to rush for 137 yards.

The Jets opted to take a different approach to the challenge of mitigating Suh this time, relying a lot more often on quick-developing plays and hoping their linemen could handle him one-on-one in those situations. There were mixed results here, with right guard Brian Winters getting badly owned by him a few times, including on fourth and short on the first drive and early in the third quarter where he got driven into the backfield and his holding penalty negated a long run.

Manish Mehta of the Daily News tweeted after the game that Winters "won the head-to-head match-up" with Suh both times this season, based solely on Suh's numbers, but the reality was that he rarely had to block him one-on-one and often got blown up when he did. Nevertheless they asked more of him this time than last time, which could be a sign that he's developing and settling into that starting right guard role. I wouldn't go overboard with the praise yet though, because this was still an extremely uneven performance from him.

Tags: Breno Giacomini, Brent Qvale, Brian Winters, D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Miami Dolphins, James Carpenter, Nick Mangold, Wesley Johnson
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Entering this game, it was pretty obvious that the Jets were going to have to figure out a way to slow down J.J. Watt. That didn't go so well, as Watt racked up two sacks, five quarterback hits, five tackles for loss and led the Texans in total tackles.

However, they did figure out one way to slow him down, as they ran 26 plays in the fourth quarter and he had just one tackle (on a four yard run) and one quarterback hit. The Jets had run 37 plays in the other three quarters, during which he did the rest of that damage. He wasn't rested in the fourth, nor is he typically the type of player who will wear down over the course of the game. They were simply able to slow down his influence by upping the tempo and throwing more quick passes. That begs the question; why didn't they do that from the start?

Tags: Breno Giacomini, Brian Winters, D'Brickashaw Ferguson, James Carpenter, Nick Mangold, Wesley Johnson
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