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Old 19.10.2015, 08:40 AM
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Chris Ivory! Can we clone him? Is that a thing? Redskins just couldn't handle him, and he showed he is more than just a power runner with some nice moves and impressive acceleration. Was a factor in the passing game too, which is a nice bonus.

Marshall and Decker. Up there with the best WR pairings in the NFL atm. Marshall in particular is capable of dominating any game. Both had sloppy early turnovers last night but made up for it in a big way.

Defense. Rock solid throughout, only allowing one TD which came after we turned it over at our own 35. Good to see Sheldon back and he was in on our only sack.

Penalties. Believe we only had 1 for 5 yards (fairly late on), which is a huge improvement on the Miami game. Hopefully a sign of things to come.

Bad

Being picky I know, but I would have liked to see more of an impact from our pass rush. The Redskins, without any real semblance of a running game, were forced to air it out early and often, yet we only got to Cousins once. The lack of a consistent edge rusher could be a problem in the bigger games.

Special Teams. Used to be a strong point but they've been an issue for a couple of years now. Didn't allow any long returns, but gave up a TD on a blocked punt and nearly allowed Washington to recover an onside kick. Nick Folk isn't as reliable this year either. And Folk doesn't seem to get many touchbacks.

Ugly

Turnovers. Bet you didn't expect that? Three very avoidable giveaways that allowed Washington to not only hang in there in the first half, but go in at half time with the lead. Fitz played well for the most part, but really needs to cut down on the interceptions. The two fumbles looked like good plays from the Washington Defense tbf, but you still expect better ball security from two veteran players...
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Old 25.10.2015, 08:34 PM
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The approach to this old battle. And the play - again to every man - on the day. Taking it to the 2-minute against this lot is nothing to be ashamed of and further sign of how far our franchise has come. In a very short space of time. Way to go but plenty to see that we've been missing for so so long.

BAD

Did i mention the 2-minute warning. Just all slipped a bit too far beyond our reach and did so in uncharacteristic fashion (vis-a-vis Todd Bowles era Jets). Injury worries again.

THE UGLY

The catch that wasn't quite. No chance.
The New England Patriots.
Again.
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Old 26.10.2015, 06:38 PM
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Third down conversions. For much of the game, the Patriots just couldn't seem to stop us converting, no matter what the yardage. Not something you want to have to rely on too often but, with the running game struggling, it's impressive that we were successful on so many and it allowed us to stay in the game until late on.

Ryan Fitzpatrick. After the disastrous start, I thought he did a solid job (especially without any real help from the ground game) and didn't make as many risky throws.

First half Defense. Played out of their skins and only allowed points when the Patriots started with a short field.

Bad

Chris Ivory. Not for his performances obviously, but because of the frustrating inability to stay healthy. This has plagued him throughout his career, and obviously isn't his fault, but it is a constant concern for Jets fans, especially with such a drop off in quality after him.

Second half Defense. Still played quite well, considering the number of injuries they picked up, but definitely not the same level as the first half. Especially disappointing that we weren't able to get more pressure on Brady, against a patchwork OL.

Steve Weatherford. Clearly not the same player these days. Had two or three shocking punts that gave the Patriots excellent field position.

Ugly

Injuries (potentially). When this team's at full strength, we're a tough matchup for anyone. We just can't seem to stay healthy though. Yesterday, among others, saw Mangold and Colon get injured on the same play as well as injuries to Ivory, Pryor, Skrine and Sheldon Richardson. I'm hoping that none of them are serious but we do seem to have a lot of walking wounded.

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Old 26.10.2015, 07:37 PM
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Mangold had scans that came back negative which sounds good. No word on Pryor but I had seen it reported that he tweeted something along the lines of the road to recovery starts here, which doesn't sound so good at all. Pryor was coming along nicely too.
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Old 26.10.2015, 08:13 PM
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Mangold had scans that came back negative which sounds good. No word on Pryor but I had seen it reported that he tweeted something along the lines of the road to recovery starts here, which doesn't sound so good at all. Pryor was coming along nicely too.
Sounds like a sprained ankle for Pryor...
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Old 02.11.2015, 04:07 PM
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Hmmm, struggling to find something here tbh. Thompkins didn't look terrible and might prove to be ok depth and our coverage teams didn't look like they were going to give up a TD every time we kicked. Geno made some good throws.

Bad
Just about everything else, particularly our much heralded run D who left running lanes so wide that an asthmatic 70 year old with a dodgy hip could have got positive yardage.

Ugly

Injuries, injuries and more injuries. Geno's lack of basic game awareness - just throw the damn ball away for crying out loud - and the way the D capitulated in the first half. And the CS get an ugly too. Some baffling decisions and another game where the team looks like they are playing a preseason game in the first half.
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Old 02.11.2015, 04:58 PM
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Everything. The Offense seems to be getting a lot of the blame, and they were poor (as I suspected they would be with Mangold out, but this was all about the Defense for me. The Raiders have some good young players, but for us to allow them to drive for TDs on their first three possessions is nowhere near good enough. For the amount of money we spent on this unit, and the big names we have on that side of the ball, we should be dominating teams.

Instead, there's a consistent lack of pass rush and big gaps in the secondary. Even the run Defense was poor yesterday, allowing their OL to open huge holes for Murray. I hope the manner of this defeat lights a fire under them and leads to a big improvement as, although they've had the odd decent performance, they have nowhere near lived up to expectations.
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Old 02.11.2015, 05:16 PM
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I believe it took until the 4th quarter before our defense forced a punt (and that was aided by a 3rd down drop). That's the worst sin of all, I know we are banged up but we still have Wilkerson, Richardson, Harrison, Williams, Revis and Harris in there. It's an embarrassing performance from a unit that should be one of the best in the games.
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Old 09.11.2015, 08:59 AM
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Fitz played well for the most part, especially without a running game.

Lorenzo Mauldin and Marcus Williams both had big days.

We won...

Bad

The running game (or lack of). When Mangold's out, we seem utterly incapable of running on anyone. Imo, Ivory isn't fit either and needs to be rested for a couple of games.

Ryan Quigley. Pulled double duty with Folk injured, but his kicking was probably better than his punting. Had a couple of horrible punts which put us in trouble, one of which allowed the Jags to get a TD before the half.

Ugly

The secondary. How can such an expensive unit be so utterly poor? Third straight week they've been ripped to shreds, and yesterday was by far the worst considering the opposition. Sick and tired of seeing Cro get toasted and even Revis hasn't been his usual dominant self. Our Defense is supposed to be capable of winning us games, like Denver's has for them (and Seattle's in previous seasons). Instead, it's a liability...
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Old 13.11.2015, 03:53 PM
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Chris Ivory had a return to form. Ball security remains an issue, but he ran hard and contributed in the passing game.

Pass rush. 4 sacks with Mo once again dominant.

Secondary. Much more solid this week (sadly probably not a coincidence that Cro was out).

Bad

Turnovers. Can't turn it over four times and expect to beat anybody. The fumbles were both heads up plays from their Safety, but were still both avoidable. First interception should really have been a catch too...

Dropped passes. Fitz didn't have a great day, but wasn't helped by his receivers spilling too many catchable passes.

Missed tackles. Defense played much better overall than in the last two and a quarter weeks, but sloppy tackling has been a problem for too long now. Allowed the Bills to extend drives that should have gone nowhere.

Ugly

Playcalling. Definitely not Chan Gailey's finest hour. Too many pass plays short of the marker, including in some key situations. Also failed to utilise our strengths (e.g not using Marshall in the Red Zone).
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