Combined with the Eagles’ 0-for-6 to end last week’s game, the Jets D has held opponents to 0-for-their-last-17 on third-down conversions.
A decision on Philbin’s immediate future is expected on Monday. Still there were a few things that deserve mentioning.
Today’s Dolphins game will be a make-or-break performance for Fitzpatrick. Londoners young and old wore the jerseys of their favorites, with Ryan Tannehill and Dan Marino often appearing side by side in the stands. “We can’t panic. It can seem like the walls are closing in on you“. He was intercepted twice and ended with two touchdown passes.
Tannehill threw three four incomplete passes. So where is the play calling that moves him out of the pocket?
If he doesn’t fire Philbin, will he try to shake things up by forcing Philbin to ax defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle? This is a serious coaching flaw that continues to expose Tannehill’s inadequacies. “I was on the field in fourth quarter, watching the guys compete out there”. The nominal home team were not making the most of their nominal home advantage. This is a scheme issue as much a personnel issue.
Both teams have a bye in Week 5.
The most glaring problem with the Dolphins isn’t the offense or the defense particularly, but it’s more collectively bad how each of the units are playing. He also benefited from excellent blocking by the offensive line. Miami will play at Tennessee. We’re just like ‘hey, make a play.
Dazzling as both a runner and a receiver, Freeman had another three-touchdown game for the Atlanta Falcons, who remained unbeaten with a 48-21 rout of the hapless Houston Texans on Sunday. Ivory ran through a would-be tackle by Ndamukong Suh, the Dolphins’ $114 million enforcer, and he blasted Jelani Jenkins so hard that the dazed linebacker went to the sideline with a neck stinger. The last one was nullified by a defensive holding call and the Dolphins had a first down from the two-yard line. That’s a good effort in standard leagues, but gold if you get points per reception. No consistency what so ever.
That’s the way it’s been going with this team.
Two plays later the Jets scored a touchdown on a 3-yard run by Chris Ivory.
The loss drops the Dolphins to 1-3. But they were undone by a tense and deeply silly nine-play series within smelling distance of the endzone. They may as well punt on third down instead. The 0-12 showing on Sunday was part of a continuing trend.
“We’ve got to find a way to make plays”.
Philbin acknowledged a meeting took place.
It was clear how important Ivory and Decker are to the Jets, as New York’s offense looked so much better with those two in the lineup. The leading rusher Sunday, by the way, was Jarvis Landry with 29 yards.
Even Kaepernick at his best would be at a disadvantage against a red-hot Aaron Rodgers, and this could finally be the game where the team from Green Bay conquers the kid from Milwaukee. His game is elevated far and above and other single player on the roster.
Bowles does not have the colorful quotes of Ryan or the Boy Wonder feeling Mangini had in his first year.
Brandon Marshall did everything he could Sunday except get into the end zone. Instead Philbin should have been talking with the rest of the team and pointing to Landry as the example they should all emulate.
One player, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said he couldn’t go as far as saying the meeting was productive yet.