These airplane excuses are getting too tiring

The Jets opened the season with a big hit on Sunday, Fall 24-9 to crows To start the year 0-1 for the fourth consecutive season. Here are some ideas and notes from the game:

1. It’s getting so tiring listening to the Jets after losses like this explain things away. If this happens… it will be better. If we don’t give up the long passes, the game is close. If we didn’t flip the ball, things would be different. These things are true, but guess what? I made those mistakes. There will be 16 teams this week (maybe 17 in a Colts-Texas tie) who will explain why they didn’t win. Every team that loses in the NFL can point to two or three things that didn’t go well that’s why they lost.

It’s year after year that planes speak of “self-inflicted wounds” or “we shot ourselves in the feet”. The day I don’t hear those phrases anymore in the locker room after the game is the day I know this team has already turned the corner.

The Sunday game has been commonplace in recent years. They stuck really hard for a while but never felt like they were going to win the match and in the end the best team took over.

Gates coach Robert Saleh on the sidelines during the Gates’ loss to the Ravens on September 11, 2022.
Bill Gastron

The other thing I’m sick of hearing from The Jets is how it’s not the same team it used to be. Prove That. Stop talking about how great you are and…be good. You can follow the rotating group of characters who have been with the Jets for the past seven years who have told everyone that this team is better than they did. enough. It’s time to prove it.

And when I say prove it, I don’t mean they have to win every game. But they must be competitive. Crime must have a pulse. There were a lot of games like Sunday here. Nobody expects the 2022 Jets to go to the Super Bowl nor should they expect them to go to the playoffs. But they are supposed to be in the game in the fourth quarter and not drop 21 points.

No more excuses.

2. Now that I’m off my chest, I’m going to give the Jets the advantage of a little perspective that we haven’t had yet. The hard part about evaluating the first week’s games is that we have no idea how good anyone is. Are the Ravens a 12-win team, a nine-win team, a seven-win team? We don’t know, and therefore we don’t have a full perspective on Sunday’s game.

I didn’t think the Ravens did particularly well but they have a very good midfielder, Who made big plays when the team needed him to take part.

Last year, the Jets lost to the Panthers in the first week and the Carolinas started 3-0. People thought the Panthers might be a good team and losing the Jets’ first week wasn’t too bad. Then the wheels went off in Carolina and that loss wasn’t good.

We’ll see what happens with Baltimore, but we can look back at Sunday’s game and say of course the Ravens dominated the Jets because they’re one of the best teams in the league and the Jets were playing with the Quarter back-back.

3. Using the entry-level receiver, Garrett Wilson, was very interesting to me. It took a while for the Jets to put Wilson in, and then a couple of times after he got into the game it had a playing effect as he got a short pass along the sideline, missed several Ravens and almost fell the first time. Then he disappeared.

Garrett Wilson evades Ravens' defenders after catching him.
Garrett Wilson evades Ravens’ defenders after catching him.
Bill Gastron

Why take him out of the game when it’s clear he can play? This tells me that Jets coaches don’t trust him yet. Wilson played only six shots in the first half. He ended up playing 41, but that was because the Jets pretty much went to four wide receivers in the second half when they were behind.

Here’s the thing: Wilson probably needs more time to learn the attack and the details of being a professional receiver, but he can make things happen with the ball in his hands and the Jets just don’t have enough of these guys.

I think if you’re a Jets coach you have to play Wilson and live with the growing pains. If he makes some mistakes, and then breaks one of them for a long time, you can live with that. He is a game maker. Play with him.

4. The offensive line has been a concern for the past month and those concerns sounded valid on Sunday. This group simply did not have enough time to work together. Tackle left George Fant It’s bounced back and forth Left to right and back to left. Left guard Laken Tomlinson just came to the Jets in March as a free agent. Right guard Alijah Vera-Tucker switched from left guard to right guard. Correct tackle Max Mitchell is the pick of a fourth-round rookie who never thought the Jets would have to play, let alone start, this season. Mitchell is basically his third dealing with injuries to Mekhi Becton and Duane Brown that forced him to join the squad.

The streak should improve, but they need time together and they need open receivers so that Flacco or whoever plays the quarterback can get the ball out quickly.

Joe Flacco tries a pass against the crows
Joe Flacco tries a pass against the crows
Charles Wenselberg/New York Post

Statistics revealed

QB Joe Flacco scored 59 pass attempts. This is not a winning formula for airplanes. He is the eighth player in aircraft history to attempt at least 59 passes.

Here is the list:

Noun to me. Date result
1 Vinnie Testaverdi 69 December 24, 2000 In Ravens, L 34-20
2 Vinnie Testaverdi 63 December 6, 1998 Seahawks, W 32-31
3. Joe Namath 62 October 18 1970 Ponies, for 29-22
T4. Joe Namath 60 December 3, 1967 Bronco, L33-24
T4. Richard Todd 60 September 21, 1980 49ers, L 37-27
T6. Vinnie Testaverdi 59 October 23, 2000 Dolphins, W 40-37 (overtime)
T6. Mark Sanchez 59 December 24, 2011 Giants, L 29-14
T6. Joe Flacco 59 September 11, 2022 Crows, L 24-9

Sudden number of surprises

TE CJ Uzomah played only 23 of 84 shots (27 percent) while TE teammate Tyler Conklin played 77 shots. The Uzuma was a large pickup truck by Gates Corporation. Why do you use it so little?


CB DJ Reed played a nice game. He did not give up any receptions and objections. He revealed to CBS after the match that he ran into midfield after selection to honor his deceased father.