“That’s hard”, Luck said in response. “He should be more than comfortable dealing with what he’s dealing with”, Pagano said after the game Monday.
So he conveyed a prime-time execution. In the new 2015-2016 campaign, they have a staggering 10 takeaways in two games. With Revis and Antonio Cromartie securing outside recipients, first-year mentor Todd Bowles has possessed the capacity to depend on his protective front to stop the run and routinely weight quarterbacks.
After beginning the season with a 31-10 win over the Cleveland Browns, the New York Jets stormed into Indianapolis as seven point underdogs, only to pound their way to a 13-point victory.
While rightfully criticizing his quarterback, Andrew Luck, who has five interceptions and a fumble through two games, Pagano also seemingly expressed frustration with general manager Ryan Grigson, who has done little to address the flaws on the Colts’ roster, namely the offensive and defensive lines. But this season’s 0-2 start has a different feeling because of the expectations surrounding the team and the tension surrounding Pagano and Grigson. Those are numbers that are indicative of an 0-2 start.
After starting last season with back-to-back losses, they won five straight.
The Colts turned the ball over five times against New York, including a pair of fumbles, and Luck was responsible for four of the giveaways.
In the meantime, Donte Moncrief caught seven of his eight targets for 122 yards and a touchdown for Indianapolis.
Last night, that went out the window after the former Stanford Cardinal looked like a pretty undeniable part of Indy’s problem.
The Jets are going to lean on their defense this season, and especially Darrelle Revis. “That’s what we’ve got to do”, Luck conceded on Monday night.
Fitzpatrick countered with his second touchdown pass, and with 4:35 remaining, Jets free safety Marcus Gilchrist intercepted Luck along the right sideline, protecting a 10-point lead.
And that includes his star quarterback, who was picked off three times and lost a fumble. But that could change. Dropped passes, tipped balls, the lack of a consistent ground game and playing two of the NFL’s better defenses have hurt, too.
But the Jets still struggled to put this one away. Marshall and (wide receiver) Eric Decker made my job easy, and it was fun watching our defense make plays after the pain of going against those guys in training camp.