Monday, September 23, 2013

Coast's (Rational) Bills Jets Reaction

Everyone needs to CALM DOWN! Seriously, every single Monday following a Bills loss is overreaction Monday where all "fans" demand everyone in the organization should be fired and no one has any chance of being good. Good Lord.

Yesterday's game was horrible, I am not going to sit here and say that anything positive happened in this game. Three Jets OFFENSIVE players had career games. I spent the whole week thinking about how their offense sucks, they have no play makers, etc. Well...

1. Bilal Powell had 27 carries for 149 yards. This is his third season. He has never rushed for more than 78 yards in a game.

2. Stephon Hill had 3 catches for 108 yards and 1 touchdown. This was his first career 100 yard game and first touchdown catch since October 14, 2012.

3. Santonio Holmes had 5 catches for 154 yards and 1 touchdown. This was his first touchdown since September 16, 2012. Santonio Holmes has been in the league since 2006. He has had a pretty good career and once made a pretty big play in a Super Bowl. Sunday was the most yards receiving in a game of his career.

In total, the Jets offense had the ball for 34:13 and gained 513 yards of total offense. Geno Smith torched the Bills "secondary" for 331 yards. I put secondary in quotes because this was not an NFL secondary out there on Sunday. Everyone needs to relax a little bit on Geno Smith. This Bills secondary couldn't stop an ECIC Class C quarterback, let alone an NFL quarterback Sunday. The focal point of the Jets attack was none other than Justin Rogers. I don't even know if we were sure if Justin Rogers was going to make the team coming up to final cuts. Would it be Crezdon Butler or would it be Rogers? Good Lord that was a horrendous performance. Buffalo Rumblings tweeted today "Jets targeted Rogers' receiver 9 times. 6-9, 254 yards, 2 TD, and a 22-yard DPI." Can someone check to see if that is the worst cornerback performance in the history of the league because it is certainly the worst I ever saw. Rogers cost the Bills the game. If he makes one single play, the outcome could have been different.

The Jets defense completely shut down the Bills offense. Yeah, I love EJ, but his performance was terrible. He never looked comfortable. He was sacked 8 times. He held on to the ball too long. I will say however, I don't know how good his receiving core is and on top of that, the play calling was terrible. TJ Graham is a poor man's Lee Evans. Doesn't appear he can run a quality route if his life depended on it. All I ever see Graham do is run straight down field. Nate Hackett is way too predictable. It looked like the NFL was way over Hackett's head Sunday. How many times can Rex Ryan show the Cover 0 on third down before Nate can come up with a play to beat it. Seriously, the only play we can draw up is for all three of our WRs to run straight up field? Also, the draw run just doesn't work. When are we going to scrap it. Until we start running more with EJ or doing some play action passes out of that formation, the run is going to get stuffed. Spiller has been bad. Jackson had one good run yesterday of 59 yards. Besides that, Spiller/Jackson, the best 1-2 punch in the league, had 16 carries for 22 yards. I have seen Jackson and Spiller play now for a while, and I can assure you that they aren't the problem. The offensive line, sans our hideous left guard, is also the same unit as last year. Therefore, blame has to fall on one man and one man only, Nate Hackett. If I were Doug Marrone, I would be in his grill telling him he needs to figure this out ASAP or else he will be back in mid major college football in 3 months, or sooner.

The Bills got destroyed with injuries yesterday. McKelvin, Carrington, Williams, Dareus, Spiller...As of right now, I am not sure how serious the injuries are. Spiller/Williams should be fine next week. Carrington is out for the year. McKelvin is screwed with a hamstring injury. I am not sure about Dareus. All I know is the Bills need about 4 new cornerbacks before this weekend's game. The only saving grace is we are going up against Joe Flacco who in my opinion is a bottom third QB in the league.

I am not giving up yet. I love EJ, I love Marrone. They are going to get this thing straightened out. Have faith. 10-6, let's go.

No comments:

Post a Comment