Better late than never...(Week 1 edition) in NY Jets Forum Posted September 16, 2007 Finished watching the pats game in detail and here were my observations. 1st quarter thoughts. Adrien Clarke has looked pretty good when run blocking.He can get to the second level and block someone,similar to Brandon Moore except he can maintain that hold.The pats targeted him on pass blocking,running stunts at his side and he often fell for them.He'd follow his man inside while the inside man would then run into the space that Clarke was meant to be protecting.This happened on almost on every play where Chad was pressured.I think this is something that comes with playing time and would probably help if we had a good veteran to okay alongside him. Mangold looks stronger,we've been leaving him one on one with Wilfork and he's holding his own.Wilfork did manage to shed his block and make a tackle for a one yard gain on one play,but that was after Mangold gave him a good wee shove. Anthony Clement gave up the first sack of the season.getting beat by Mike Vrabel. Kenyon Coleman looks pretty solid.Doens't get blown down the field and can shed blocks easily.Ellis hasn't been playing as well as he did in the NE game last year,not getting off his blocks and missing tackles. Dewayne Robertson doesn't have the strength and size to draw double teams,he can make a few plays when he's match up one on one.He stopped two plays for little or no gains,one of which he destroyed Dan Koppen and the Logan Mankins to blow up a play in the backfield.But he just doesn't have the strength to be a full time 3-4 NT.Could be a really good 3-4 end though. The pats are keeping in lots of guys to blocks,we're also sending a lot of 3 man rushes. On the failed 3rd down play on the 1st drive,it looks like the pat defender went in at Pennington's knees,it wasn't deliberate but we probably should of had a penalty there. 2nd Quarter thoughts Mangold ruined a great quarter by giving up a sack to Jarvis Green in the last minute of the half,just got caught flat footed.Again we left him one on one with Wilfork and he did the job.Pushed him about 5 yards down field on one play. 1-10-NE 25 (7:15) (No Huddle, Shotgun) 10-C.Pennington sacked at NE 32 for -7 yards (50-M.Vrabel, 97-J.Green) The pats sent 5 guys when we only had 5 guys in to block.They sent 3 men to attack the rightside which left Vrabel unblocked.Clarke again fell for the stunt and allowed pressure up the middle. 1-10-NE 11(5:44) 20-T.Jones right end to NE 15 for -4 yards (26-E.Wilson). Anthony Clement whiffed on Ty Warren even though he lined up right in fornt of him.Warren got in the backfield forcing Jones to bounce outside where the pats were waiting.Clement sucks. Adrien Clarke didn't look as good run blocking in this quarter,he whiffed on a block against Bruschi.He did get outside and managed to do enough to spring Leon Washington on his 16 yard screen play. While Sione Pouha did get pushed around,he did manage to draw the double teams. TE Kyle Brady has given the OLBs a few problems,particularly Victor Hobson.It's often been his block that has sprung the runner. Apart from back to back penalties on D'Brick.He's had a solid quarter.Can't have back to back penalties though. Kenyon Coleman still shredding blocks and making tackles. 3rd quarter thoughts. I can't think of a worse way to start a second half,giving up a record breaking kick off return(destroying you rep as one of the best STs at the same time) and then losing your starting QB on the next drive. On the play where Chad got injured.D'Brick did get beat but Chad had taken a big drop back for a shotgun pass.If Brandon Moore didn't do such a poor job of blocking Vince Wilfork then Chad could of stepped up in the pocket.Moore deserves some blame for that play.I know you can't pick and forget your plays,but apart from the back to back penalties and that sack.He's had a solid game,even for run blocking.There is still the odd play where he gets overpowered but we have a lot of plays which he is pulling or getting to the second level,and he's looked good doing it. I'm getting really excited about Nick Mangold.He owned Vince Wilfork in this quarter.Getting the better of him every time and on one play drove him 4 yards downfield by himself.Also looked good getting to the second level.Mangold is going to give Wilfork problems for years to come. Chris Baker has had a good game.He's been blocking well the whole game and it was his block that sprung Thomas Jones on his 1st big run as a Jet.Caught a few passes as well. Adrien Clarke has been a bit rough.Whiffed a block on Jarvis Green allowing to blow up a play. Joe Kowalewski looks to be our new number two TE/starting FB.He saw a lot of time this quarter and while he wasn't a punishing blocker,he tends to successfully block his man.I can't remember seeing Sean Ryan at all so far in this game. Anothony Clement had another whiff on the guy right in front of you.Ty Warren again. Chad Pennington,having a great game.Probably would of lead us to points on that drive where he got injured. Thomas Jones looked a bit quicker getting to the hole in this quarter.Averaged 5.7 yards a carry in this quarter. Eric Barton has been doing a good job of shredding blocks.Looks more comfortable in the 3-4. The reason why we couldn't get pressure on Brady was because we were sending only 3 men at a time and they were keeping at least one extra TE or back in.Our defense is as conservative and vanilla as it was in the first 8 weeks of the season last year.Hopefully our management was just scared of the pats passing attack and we'll see a more aggressive defense tomorrow. 4th Quarter Thoughts. Anthony Clement gave up another sack to Vrabel.Two sacks on the day. Kenyon Coleman got pushed around a bit in this quarter.The pats tried to have two men on him on most running plays.Coleman looks fairly solid,he doesn't get penetration but he can get off blocks to make tackles. Shaun Ellis was no where to be seen in this game.He wasn't as stout as he was last year against the pats and got pushed inside too many times on running plays to the outside. Kellen Clemens holds on to the ball too long.He waits for the receiver to get open rather than timing his throw so that it reaches the receiver as he's coming out of his cut. Sione Pouah looked good coming off the bench.He didn't draw double teams but he got penetration when matched up one on one. Worst players. 1.Anthony Clement-Two sacks,whiiffed blocks,constantly getting beat.The Jets worst player. 2.David Barrett-Gave WRs too much cushion which lead to Welkers TD.Also gave up a face mask penalty. 3.Coaching Staff-Poor conservative defensive gameplan.Defense looked nothing like the week 10 and wildcard defenses. 4.Adrien Clarke-Gave up a few pressures and was inconsistent in the run game.Does show potential though. 5.Shuan Ellis-Needed a better performance from the big man. 6.Dewayne Robertson-Didn't draw enough double teams.He didn't have a bad game per say but we needed the Robertson from the second half of last year. I'm not putting D'Brick on here because apart from the Chad injury(which was partly Moore's fault) and the back to back penalties.He looked good. Best Players. 1.Chad Pennington-Hanged tough and made some good throws.Kept us in the game. 2.Nick Mangold-Gave up a sack but looks much stronger than last year and dominated a one of the best NT in the league.* 3.Chris Baker-Solid blocking and made some nice catches.Didn't do a thing wrong. 4.Kenyon Coleman-Looks good getting off blocks and making tackles.Did get pushed around a bit in the 4th. 5.WR core-Solid across the board.Coles and Cotch made some tough grabs and McCariens made some nice blocks in the run game. *I don't share the opinion of many that Wilfork is one of the best NTs in the league.