In lieu of a traditional game preview, The Green Room staff has compiled our thoughts on tonight’s game and highlighted a few things we’ve got our eye on.
Let us know what you’ll be watching for in tonight’s game by weighing in via the comments section below.
- The struggling Jets run defense will face another difficult opponent this week with Arian Foster – one of, if not the best running back’s in the league – coming to town. The Jets are currently allowing 2.6 yards per rush after initial contact (31st in the league!) , and that’s simply unacceptable for a Rex Ryan defense. This defensive line was highly touted coming into the season and to say they have been a disappointment would be an understatement. They need to close the gaps against the Houston zone run attack, get some pressure on the QB and vastly improve their tackling. Just..show me something.
- How will Sanchez respond to another poor performance and a week filled with questions about his job security? It sure does seem like a set-up-to-fail game considering second-year (and 5’9″!) Jeremy Kerley will likely be the longest-tenured wide receiver suiting up tonight, but Sanchez has to step up his game, too. (Sanchez is currently last in the league in completion percentage, 29th in the league in yards per attempt, and more than half of his incompletions are due to an off target throws). While the situation with his skill position players is deplorable, Sanchez could also himself with fewer turnovers, better decision making, and I’ll say it – a little less of the sad panda routine.
- Looking to see if the coaching staff smartens up about how NOT good Shonn Greene is.
- I want to see how Sanchez handles the pressure he’ll be under.
- Regardless of the outcome of the game, Mark needs to complete more then half his passes. He has been inaccurate the last few games and it’s important that he is able to target his receivers better.
- The run game will be a huge factor and Shonn Green will be targeted much more in the passing game as well. I expect to see him touch the ball 25 times but that of course all depends on if he avails his opportunities.
- I want to see if Antonio Cromartie can respond to his statement, being the best CB in the league now that Darrelle Revis is out… Man-to-man with Andre Johnson.
- Also want to see David Harris make a big play. He is due, and needs to continue to play like he did in his stellar season last year. He was tied with Revis for team lead 4 INTs. Besides pass defense, he is notorious for cleaning up plays. Bart Scott is know for taking on the blocks, Harris cleans it up. Period. Get it done #52.