Shonn Greene isn't cutting it as the feature back. The falloff as a run-oriented team has been shocking. Greene doesn't have the cut-back ability for a zone blocking scheme. The Jets rushed for 38 yards -- ridiculous. You know you're in trouble when John Conner has your longest run.
Mark Sanchez gave 21 points to the Ravens on three turnovers, and his completion percentage (31.4) was the worst ever for a Jets QB with a minimum of 35 attempts. He did a poor job against the Ravens' blitzes, failing to diagnose and find his "hot" receivers. By the end of the night, he was skittish. Awful pass protection by the line.
They cleaned up nicely after the Oakland debacle, holding Ray Rice to 66 yards. Surprisingly, the Jets weren't tested early in the game (bad play-calling by Baltimore), but they responded well to the Ravens' "stretch" plays and perimeter runs. Nice game by NT Sione Pouha (eight tackles).
QB Joe Flacco was just as bad as Sanchez, minus the fumbles. CBs Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie shut down the wideouts, and the pass rush had decent heat at times. Welcome, Aaron Maybin, who flashed upfield burst. Terrible start for S Eric Smith, who had a key missed tackle.
Joe McKnight was the only bright spot, giving the Jets a brief sense of hope with a 107-yard kickoff return -- the longest play in franchise history. You know it was well-blocked because he ran up the middle of the field. Punter T.J. Conley was mediocre, and there were two penalties.
The Jets weren't prepared physically or mentally. They failed to match the Ravens' intensity and had no answers for the Ravens' blitzes. Too many communication breakdowns. It made little sense to juggle the offensive line; it only made it worse. This is going to be a long week for Brian Schottenheimer.