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Ignatius del Sol

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  1. 1) Landry had 2 personal fouls, 1 was a late hit 2 was a Horse collar and both happened at terrible times. the first penalty was 2nd and 6, they get 19 yards to sanders and tack on another 15 to give them the ball at the Jets 14. Heath Miller scores TD not too long after. the 2nd penalty turns an 11 yard gain into a 26 yard gain and the wallace TD happened not too long after. Bad bad penalties.

    2) Kerley's muffed punt was an absolute dagger to the heart. It actually might have been the play of the game, that's how important it was. swung 60 yards of field position. the Jets forced the Steelers to punt on their own 13, and they took over at the Jets 42 yard line. The Jets forced the punt but lost the field position battle. Didn't get out of their own half again until garbage time (after the Steelers got to 27 points). Huge just huge.

    I have already started a thread as to why this wasn't a very winnable game. Well if you muff a punt it's not winnable period. Special teams wasn't so special.

    I am not going to sit here and say these two guys shoulder all the blame. but I am looking at these threads (holmes, Sanchez, greene, tebow, rex) and I feel like we are missing 2 key mistakes that contributed greatly to the loss.

    To win this game (without Revis) the Jets had to play almost perfectly. These mistakes killed their chances. If you want to blame the QB or the Coach or your Deity of choice that's fine. but the game is won and lost by players and these two players didn't bring their best on Sunday.

    You can point to things like that on both sides, but nobody is talking about Pittsburgh's gaffes because they won. The difference in this game was Ben vs. Sanchez, period. After the first two drives on each side and despite Revis and Polamalu being out, both offenses stagnated. Ben made stuff happen because that's what Ben always does. Sanchez curled up and died because that's what Sanchez always does. He's fine at taking what the defense hands him on a plate, which is usually good enough against teams like Buffalo but hardly ever against teams like the Steelers. He's basically human garbage against anybody that offers up more than token resistance. Even worse, we throw Tebow in for an instant spark, get it, and have to pull him right away because we're afraid that Sanchez will get butthurt and become even more worthless. I seriously don't know how much more of this I can take.

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