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I loved what I saw last night

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    The game was a nailbiter but I, too, was encouraged by much of what prolate offered above.  Jets D line is tough and their O line is nothing to sneeze at.  

    Young wideouts, I believe, will progress.

    It was a good divisional win under tough conditions.  It is only 2 games but I have liked what I've seen from the D thus far.

     



    It was frustrating, but if not for that near-fumble by Ridley, I never felt NYJ had the game under control. It was not in the way that we are used to seeing them do, but I felt like Pats had control throughout the game.

     



    This to me was what made me use the word "love" --  that feeling of being absolutely in control in the fourth quarter was what made the 2003 and 2004 teams such a pleasure to watch.  I haven't felt that in years, but last night it was back.  I know part of it was the Jets.  Against better competition it may have been different.  But in recent years we couldn't feel confident against even Dan Orlovsky when we had a two or three score lead.  Last night was different.  The D may finally be getting back to what we knew and loved a decade ago.

    And the offense will comealong.  I haven't seen two WRs downfield and open like last night in a while.  Now if they only learn to catch and run the right routes.  It's receiver kindergarten out there, but the tots have some skill.

     

     
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     I'm not getting too alarmed about run defense yet.  They have been good at that for years, and I doubt Wilfork and Kelly are going to decline that fast.  I do think they are focusing a bit more on pass defense and that means less Spikes, even more nickel than in the past, Jones moved inside, and various tweaks that make the front seven (or six) less focused on the run.  They need a few weeks to work out the kinks, but I think they'll be able to step up against thr run when needed.

     

    We'll see of course--they aren't deep in big, run stopping interior linemen, so if there is a decline in Wilfork's play, we might have more problems--but I think it's early to be too concerned.

     

     

     
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    The game was a nailbiter but I, too, was encouraged by much of what prolate offered above.  Jets D line is tough and their O line is nothing to sneeze at.  

    Young wideouts, I believe, will progress.

    It was a good divisional win under tough conditions.  It is only 2 games but I have liked what I've seen from the D thus far.

     

     



    It was frustrating, but if not for that near-fumble by Ridley, I never felt NYJ had the game under control. It was not in the way that we are used to seeing them do, but I felt like Pats had control throughout the game.

     

     

     



    This to me was what made me use the word "love" --  that feeling of being absolutely in control in the fourth quarter was what made the 2003 and 2004 teams such a pleasure to watch.  I haven't felt that in years, but last night it was back.  I know part of it was the Jets.  Against better competition it may have been different.  But in recent years we couldn't feel confident against even Dan Orlovsky when we had a two or three score lead.  Last night was different.  The D may finally be getting back to what we knew and loved a decade ago.

     

    And the offense will comealong.  I haven't seen two WRs downfield and open like last night in a while.  Now if they only learn to catch and run the right routes.  It's receiver kindergarten out there, but the tots have some skill.

     




    You are so right about the "tots" the big criticism coming out of pre-season was that Dobson couldn't get separation off the line. Last night he beat his guy off the line the majority of time and was open all night. Like you said they just need to get up to speed on the correct routes and hold onto the ball. It will come and this team will be better off for it  from the middle to the end of the year.

     
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    It wasnt the jets Dline that caused the bad numbers for TB

    They were good against the run on the inital push Thery were defending against the 2 playmakers the Pats had - JE and Ridley - The jets were basically beaten by 1 small receiver ,a great play action / mess up and a good D


    Pat's Fan lost in Jet Land

     
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    I was encouraged by the "D" last night. They brought us the win. I will say this , Jets dline is (I hate to say) gonna be good, they were tossing Vince aroud last night. Nothing else  I stil despise the Jests. I don't fault our offence for being thin , it happens, but they threw a lot to the rookies to give them reps they got separation alot, but couldn't get the clamps.....yet it will come. winis a win 10 days to get ready for the Bucs, Pats are STILL MY FAVORITE TEAM!! Anyone else??KMc.

     



    What does the Jets D Line have to do with Vince Wilfork being tossed around?

     

    I am flummoxed by some comments on here.


    Sorry Russ, It was supposed to be an "O" I'm not the best typist,lighten up a shade.........

     
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