Warning: include() [function.include]: http:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_include=0 in /nfs/c01/h09/mnt/13075/domains/greenpinstripes.com/html/football/2007/08/index.php on line 24

Warning: include(http://www.greenpinstripes.com/header.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /nfs/c01/h09/mnt/13075/domains/greenpinstripes.com/html/football/2007/08/index.php on line 24

Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening 'http://www.greenpinstripes.com/header.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php-5.3.27/share/pear') in /nfs/c01/h09/mnt/13075/domains/greenpinstripes.com/html/football/2007/08/index.php on line 24

Recently in Football: August 2007 Category

Aug
27
2007

Battle of the Big Apple Goes to Jets

Yes, I know both teams play in New Jersey, but it just sounds cooler this way.

Anyway, the Green and White defeated Big Blue, 20-12 at The Meadowlands on Saturday night.  However, who won and what the final score was isn't really that important.  What's important (sort of) is seeing how the first-team offense and defense performed.

And those results were mixed.  At best.

Here are some quick notes:

The Jets scored on their first play from scrimmage -- a 79-yard TD pass from Pennington to Leon Washington.  That was encouraging.  Too bad it was the only good thing to come from the first stringers.  The Jets were stuck in neutral for the rest of the first half.  And by neutral, I mean reverse.  The Jets also failed to convert on the extra point.  Guh!

The Jacob Bender/Adrien Clarke hybrid played terribly at left guard.  This is going to be a headache for the Jets the entire season.  Pennington was under constant duress in the first half and if the Giants were able to pressure the QB in a preseason game, God only knows what the Pats are going to do against the Jets when they kick it off for real in a couple of weeks.

The D continued to look spongy.  The Giants were able to move the football up and down the field almost at will.  The Jets toughened up in the red zone (and were helped by two missed field goals), but it looks like they are still struggling to master the 3-4 defense.

The pride of Rutgers, CB Manny Collins was abused by the Giants on Saturday night.  The free-agent rookie was burned on a TD grab by Anthony Mix right before the half.  

On the plus side, rookie CB Darrelle Revis saw his first action as a Jet and looked terrific.  He was blanketing receivers and making tackles all game.  He also returned a punt for 13 yards.  I guess he showed everyone why the Jets traded up for him in the draft.

Second-round pick LB David Harris also looked good.  It seems like he's really going to help the Jets stop the run this year.  Lord knows they need help in that department.

Danny Ware had another solid game and looks like he's locked up the spot as the third running back.  He finished with 57 yards rushing and had a nifty 16-yard TD run.  He also had one reception for 18 yards.

Referee Eddie Hochuli looks like he's ready for the regular season.  His arms are the size of my thighs.

Justin McCareins continued to have a hot preseason.  He made a nifty catch for a 45-yard gain in the third quarter.

Kellen Clemens gave the Jets another solid performance.  His play this preseason has me thinking the Jets should go with 2 QBs and have WR/RB/KR Brad Smith as the emergency quarterback instead of Marques Tuiasosopo.  It will give the Jets an extra roster spot and face it, if you're going to your third-string QB, you're season is over anyway.  Just look at what happened in 2005.

The Jets will finish the preseason on Thursday night in Philadelphia against the Eagles.  Don't expect to see any of the vets going for long, if at all, in that game.

Then we start this sucker for real.


[Full Story] [Comments (0)]

Warning: include() [function.include]: http:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_include=0 in /nfs/c01/h09/mnt/13075/domains/greenpinstripes.com/html/football/2007/08/index.php on line 79

Warning: include(http://www.greenpinstripes.com/newmiddle.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /nfs/c01/h09/mnt/13075/domains/greenpinstripes.com/html/football/2007/08/index.php on line 79

Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening 'http://www.greenpinstripes.com/newmiddle.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php-5.3.27/share/pear') in /nfs/c01/h09/mnt/13075/domains/greenpinstripes.com/html/football/2007/08/index.php on line 79

Mr. Kendall goes to Washington

[August 23, 2007 at 1:19 PM] The ugly Pete Kendall saga has come to an end. The Jets traded the former starting left guard to the Washington Redskins for a conditional draft pick.  The team flirted with the possibility of keeping the 11-year vet and actually... - Continue Reading


Lack of Faith Is Disturbing

[August 20, 2007 at 9:18 PM] I suppose it was just a matter of time. I first heard the talk driving around on Saturday morning while listening to the FAN.  A few callers called and wondered if maybe the Jets should give second-year QB Kellen Clemens a shot at... - Continue Reading


Pennington Tosses Two Picks in Loss to Vikes

[August 17, 2007 at 11:48 PM] The good news was that Chad Pennington completed 9 of 10 passes on Friday night. The bad news was that two of those completions were to Viking defenders and returned for touchdowns. In total, Gang Green turned the ball over four times and... - Continue Reading


Revis Signs With Jets

[August 15, 2007 at 10:22 PM] Better late than never. The Jets finally came to an agreement with their first-round cornerback Darrelle Revis on Wednesday night.  The 20-day holdout was centered on the length of the contract -- Revis wanted a five-year deal and the Jets... - Continue Reading


Jones Strains Calf and Jets Hold Their Breath

[August 14, 2007 at 12:50 PM] Really, things could be worse.At least, that's what I'm telling myself.I was reluctant to write anything about Thomas Jones' injury, which occurred during the Jets Monday morning practice.  In fact, I was ecstatic that Jones hadn't ripped up his ACL... - Continue Reading


Jets Start Preseason on a Winning Note

[August 11, 2007 at 5:53 PM] The most important thing about Friday night's game was nobody got hurt. Oh, and the Jets beat the Atlanta Falcons 31-16 at the Meadowlands.  They do keep score in these games and if they do, that means YOU PLAY TO... - Continue Reading


Jets Get Ready for 2007

[August 9, 2007 at 10:59 PM] The Road to the Super Bowl begins.All right, that's a bit much, but the Jets will kickoff the preseason Friday night against the Atlanta Falcons at the Meadowlands.  I'm sure the guys in Green and White are just itching to... - Continue Reading


Jets News and Notes

[August 4, 2007 at 10:00 AM] Well, it's August.  It's hot, sticky, humid and disgusting out.  What does that mean? The NFL season is about a month away. Teams started their training camps this week.  Five weeks of two-a-days, holdouts, injuries, fights in practice and... - Continue Reading




Warning: include() [function.include]: http:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_include=0 in /nfs/c01/h09/mnt/13075/domains/greenpinstripes.com/html/football/2007/08/index.php on line 139

Warning: include(http://www.greenpinstripes.com/newright.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /nfs/c01/h09/mnt/13075/domains/greenpinstripes.com/html/football/2007/08/index.php on line 139

Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening 'http://www.greenpinstripes.com/newright.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php-5.3.27/share/pear') in /nfs/c01/h09/mnt/13075/domains/greenpinstripes.com/html/football/2007/08/index.php on line 139

Warning: include() [function.include]: http:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_include=0 in /nfs/c01/h09/mnt/13075/domains/greenpinstripes.com/html/football/2007/08/index.php on line 154

Warning: include(http://www.greenpinstripes.com/footer.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /nfs/c01/h09/mnt/13075/domains/greenpinstripes.com/html/football/2007/08/index.php on line 154

Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening 'http://www.greenpinstripes.com/footer.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php-5.3.27/share/pear') in /nfs/c01/h09/mnt/13075/domains/greenpinstripes.com/html/football/2007/08/index.php on line 154