The Jets (4-6) are now on their bye week. Their next game is against the Carolina Panthers on November 26th. Here's what's going on today...
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ICYMI on TJB
Penalties plague the Jets offense >> Read more
Defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers could be a candidate for the Tennessee head coaching job >> Read more
Bent breaks down the defensive performance against the Bucs >> Read more
Today's Jets links roundup
The plays that cost the Jets the game on Sunday >> Vasquez, The Record
Chad Hansen takes over from Jeremy Kerley as the third receiver >> Hughes, NJ.com
Getting a franchise quarterback in the draft is the only way out of this mess >> Mehta, NY Daily News
Todd Bowles can't afford any more games like Sunday's loss >> Cimini, ESPN
Bent, theJetsBlog.com Follow on Twitter
Coming up later today, I'll be sharing my in-depth analysis of the offensive performance in Sunday's game, but you probably don't need to wait for that to know that the offensive line had a really bad day.
The Bucs, who entered the game with at least five fewer sacks than every other team in the league, racked up six on Sunday and also hit Josh McCown 14 times. Surprisingly, most of the pressure in recent weeks seems to be coming up the middle, despite the fact the Jets have invested plenty of money in their veteran guards. Brian Winters apparently gave up three sacks and James Carpenter five quarterback hits on Sunday.
Both players played much better last year, which raises the question of how much of an impact playing alongside the inexperienced Wesley Johnson instead of Nick Mangold at center has had on their play. Unless they show significant improvement, the Jets will have to consider whether either or both should be on the team long term or whether upgrading elsewhere along the line will enable them to bounce back.
Perhaps changes should be considered in the short term too. Maybe the Jets can tweak their pass blocking schemes to more of an inside-out protection in order to mitigate the interior pressure. Alternatively, perhaps they should consider personnel changes. Ben Ijalana, Dakota Dozier and Brent Qvale have all started games within the last year and generally fared a lot better than what we saw on Sunday.
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The Jet Stream Podcast: Every Wednesday on SNY.tv
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