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Jets vs. Lions: Mismatches and Advantages

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BeitragVerfasst am: 09.01.2019, 04:28    Titel: Jets vs. Lions: Mismatches and Advantages Antworten mit Zitat

Let’s dive into some of the areas in which the Jets could potentially have an advantage over the Detroit Lions this upcoming Monday night Customized New York Jets Jerseys , and some of the areas the Jets could have trouble.ADVANTAGE: JETS OUTSIDE RUN GAME VS. LIONS RUN DEFENSEFirst off, I’d like to point out that this Lions team is returning a mostly familiar roster from last season. 8 of their 11 projected defensive starters were with the team last year, while their starting QB, top three receivers, lead back, and four of five starting offensive linemen return. Going into Week 1, we can learn more about this team based off of last season than we can for most other teams.The Lions allowed a league-worst 36.1% first down rate on carries outside of the tackles last season. The Jets already began adding a lot of outside zone runs into their offense last season - 24.7% of their rushing attempts last season were directed outside of the tackles compared to a league average of 22.3%. Now with a center experienced in such a scheme in Spencer Long, and a hopefully healthier group as a whole, the Jets should continue to trend up in this category.Bilal Powell in particular could feast on this matchup. Powell picked up a first down on 14 of his 40 attempts outside of the tackles last season. That 35% first down rate led the 21 running backs with at least 35 such attempts.DISADVANTAGE: GOLDEN TATE VS. BUSTER SKRINEGolden Tate has emerged into potentially the top primary slot receiver in the game since coming over to Detroit. Tate has collected 4,224 receiving yards as a Lion, the 9th-highest total in the league over that span.Buster Skrine is going to have his hands full with Tate. Skrine did have a handful of very good performances last year, coming against playoff teams such as the Patriots, Panthers, and Saints, but on the whole he remains a highly volatile player who could be solid or awful on any given week.Tate caught 76.7% of his targets last year - the third highest single-season catch rate in NFL history among the 931 wide receiver seasons with 100+ targets since the stat was first tracked in 1992. The Lions make sure to get him the football underneath with high-percentage targets, and allow him to do his thing as one of the most elusive receivers with the ball in his hands in the league.The version of Skrine that shows up in this game is going to be a huge determining factor in whether or not the Jets will be able to hold one of the league’s best passing attacks in check.ADVANTAGE: QUINCY ENUNWA AND TERRELLE PRYOR VS. QUANDRE DIGGS AND NEVIN LAWSONThe Lions’ secondary is very hit or miss. There are some great strengths in this unit, but also some exploitable weaknesses.In terms of the cornerback group, the obvious star is Darius Slay. Long and physical, Slay has become a top-ten caliber corner that teams have tended to avoid throwing towards. His league-leading 8 interceptions last season will only intensify teams’ fear of him.In the back end, the Lions are highlighted by Glover Quin, one of the very best free safeties in the game. He is a proven playmaker (3 interceptions and 4 forced fumbles), a reliable protector of the deep part of the field, and great run defender. The Jets are going to want to keep him out of the box and away from the football.In my eyes, the key to stretching out this defense is going to be the wide receiver group past Robby Anderson. I think the Lions are going to stick Slay primarily on Anderson - a matchup that will tough for Anderson to win.With Jermaine Kearse out of the game www.authenticsnewyorkjets.com , Quincy Enunwa is likely to work primarily from the slot, while Terrelle Pryor operates opposite Robby Anderson.Enunwa will likely draw Quandre Diggs when he lines up inside. Diggs, smart and physical, was one of the top players in coverage from the slot last year. However, he is lacking in athleticism and size, standing only 5’9 with bottom-quartile combine numbers in most agility tests. Enunwa has a rare blend of size and speed for an inside receiver. If he’s fully healthy, which he appeared to be this preseason, I could see Enunwa doing a lot of damage underneath in this game as Sam Darnold looks to ease his way in with reliable throws.The Lions’ #2 outside corner is Nevin Lawson. Lawson is undersized for an outside corner at only 5’9 and struggled last season. The Lions ranked 22nd in DVOA (efficiency) allowed to #2 wide receivers. This could be a tremendous opportunity for the 6’4 Pryor to make an impact on the outside. Pryor’s greatest strength in his breakout 2016 season with the Browns was his ability to work back to the quarterback on intermediate curls and comebacks, moving the chains with his ability to consistently open himself up on those types of routes. If he does happen to draw a 5’9 corner on a high portion of passing snaps, Pryor could quickly become a favorite of Darnold’s, as he’ll have the opportunity to be a frequent chain-mover in the intermediate range.DISADVANTAGE: JAMAL AGNEW & THE LIONS PUNT RETURN TEAM VS. JETS PUNT COVERAGEIn 2017, Lions rookie cornerback Jamal Agnew took on the punt returning job and ran with it to a first-team All-Pro selection. Agnew averaged a league-high 15.4 yards per punt return, while taking a league-best 2 returns back for touchdowns. Even if you remove his 88 and 74 yard touchdowns, he maintained a punt return average of over 10 yards per return - which is very impressive.Punt coverage has been a major issue for this special teams unit. The Jets allowed the 8th-most yards per punt return in 2017, and looked even worse this preseason as they allowed the 3rd-most yards per punt return. The Jets have not ranked in the top half of fewest yards allowed per punt return since 2011, when Mike Westhoff was the special teams coordinator.Lachlan Edwards’ progression will be interesting to watch. His rookie season was frankly terrible - he ranked 30th of 30 qualifiers in net punting average and only 19th in total punts landed inside of the 20. He improved last season, jumping up to 19th in net punting average and 3rd in total punts landed inside of the 20.The Jets can’t afford to have special teams issues plague them if they are going to pull off a surprise run at a playoff spot this year. Monday night will be as good of a first test for this unit as could be asked for. In addition to the production Agnew and the punt return unit showcased last year - keep in mind who the new coach of this team is. Matt Patricia. He comes from a New England team that has placed top ten in special teams DVOA every year since 2010. Brant Boyer’s maligned unit will be thrown straight into the fire.How are former Jets faring with their new teams? Note from John: If you are a Jets fan, there is probably a good chance you are familiar with the great Bent who has been a fixture on The Jets Blog for years and more recently started his own site, Jets Fix. It is with great pleasure that I tell you Bent is GGN’s newest contributor. His first article here is posted below........................................What’s done cannot be undone. However, there’s value in keeping close tabs on players once they’ve left the team. In fact, the most recent addition to the current roster - offensive lineman Alex Balducci - was released by the Jets last September, since which time he’s had a year on Washington’s practice squad and several months on their 90-man roster via a futures deal. This isn’t unique; many other players such as Braylon Edwards and Demario Davis have left the Jets and then returned to the team later on over the last several years.There’s also intrigue in terms of whether they might let someone with potential loose, only for them to flourish elsewhere. Defensive linemen Kerry Hyder, Jacquies Smith and Shelby Harris are good examples of this. Over the past three seasons New York Jets T-Shirt , each of those has had at least one season with 5.5 sacks or more - a total that would have led the Jets in 2017.On the other end of the scale, while we may wish players like Davis or Austin Seferian-Jenkins well on their way out of the door, there’s a lingering hope that they won’t do so well that we’re left regretting their departure. Finally, there may be cases where we are rooting for the player to fail, especially if they’ve joined a rival.We’re going to be keeping track of anyone who has been on the Jets’ roster or practice squad since cutdown day last season so we can start to assess whether letting any of these players go was a mistake or a well-timed move.With the first round of preseason games in the books, let’s recap how each player that meets the above criteria fared in the first week, starting with the highest profile players and working our way down the list:Muhammad Wilkerson - DL, PackersWilkerson did not play in the Packers’ first preseason game. He is reportedly dealing with a minor groin injury but reports about his camp performance so far have mostly been positive and he returned to practice on Sunday.Demario Davis - LB, SaintsDavis started and saw some significant playing time in the Saints’ first preseason game. He made two tackles, including one run stop, and was credited with a pass defensed. It was reported that he wasn’t a lock to start, but that seems to be based on some standard training camp mixing-and-matching leading others to get first team reps.Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TE, JaguarsSeferian-Jenkins started and was in the game for a few series but didn’t make any impact as he wasn’t targeted. Based on reports out of Jacksonville, he seems to be having a decent camp.Chandler Catanzaro - PK, BucsCatanzaro had a late game-winner for the Bucs, but it wasn’t a great first game for him as he missed an extra point and a field goal. If he doesn’t win the job, could he be an option for the Jets with Cairo Santos struggling to get on the practice field?Bryce Petty - QB, DolphinsPetty didn’t do too badly, completing four of seven passes for 53 yards and a touchdown and also completing a pass for a two-point conversion which looked like it might be the winning score until Catanzaro’s late kick. However, he also had one interception and his roster chances don’t look too great as he was the fourth quarterback into the game.Jeremy Kerley - WR, BillsKerley has a shot at making a Bills roster that lacks depth at wide receiver despite the recent Corey Coleman trade. In the first preseason game, Kerley caught a 16-yard pass and fielded one punt. Most Bills writers seem to believe he’ll be the team’s primary slot receiver in 2018.Wesley Johnson - OL, LionsJohnson got off to a good start with the Lions as he was playing left guard with the second unit and sprung a 13-yard run with a good second level block. He got beaten for a hit and a couple of pressures later on though. His roster chances improved with an injury to Graham Glasgow in practice on Tuesday.Kony Ealy - DE, CowboysEaly got some playing time in the first preseason game New York Jets Hats , but failed to generate any statistics or record any pressure in a few series of work. Ealy has been so underwhelming off the edge in camp so far that the Cowboys are experimenting with him at defensive tackle instead.Julian Stanford - LB, BillsStanford was in on one tackle and had a quarterback hit, but he was penalized twice for illegal contact and an illegal hit and also gave up two 20-yard pass plays. Stanford is in the mix for a roster spot and helped his cause with an interception in practice earlier this week.Freddie Bishop - OLB, LionsBishop had a productive first game as he registered five tackles including a couple of run stops and had a couple of pressures off the bench. However, he lost contain on one outside run. He seems to be having a good camp, based on reports.Damore’ea Stringfellow - WR, SeahawksStringfellow has apparently been impressive in camp with Seattle, but he only had one catch for 15 yards in their first preseason game.Jojo Natson - WR, RamsNatson caught two short passes for 14 yards and showed some flashes in the return game, including a 29 yard punt return. He ended up averaging 14 yards per on four returns and 23 yards on seven kickoffs.Korren Kirven - OL, CowboysKirven saw some late game action but didn’t impress much as he had a false start and was beaten a couple of times in pass protection. He seems like a long shot.Bucky Hodges - TE, SteelersHodges hasn’t been in Pittsburgh very long and didn’t get much playing time on offense in his first preseason game with them. He wasn’t targeted. The Steelers are banged up at tight end but he still only has an outside shot at making their roster.Jeremy Langford - RB, MiamiLangford only just joined Miami last week and didn’t see any action in their first preseason game.Edmond Robinson - LB, ArizonaRobinson had two tackles on defense, one on a short pass and one on a run stuff. He also added a special teams tackle in punt coverage. He’s missed some practice time this week, though.Geoff Gray - OL, BrownsGray only played late in the fourth quarter, seeing action at right guard. He gave up one pressure and allowed his man to stuff a run.Akeem Judd - RB, PackersJudd only recently joined the Packers, but got some work in last week’s game, busting an 11-yard run on his best play. His other five carries generated just eight yards though.Jeremy Cash - S, CardinalsCash’s first preseason performance began well, but ended badly. He scored a touchdown on a 12-yard fumble return and was credited with two tackles on a run stuff and a third down stop on a Geno Smith scramble. He was also in on a special teams tackle. Unfortunately, he was carted off with a season-ending knee injury late in the third quarter and has since been waived/injured.Michael Hunter - CB New York Jets Hoodie , BroncosHunter saw action in the second half of Denver’s preseason opener and was credited with two tackles, both on running plays, but was called for pass interference on a deep throw to rookie Jeff Badet. He’s on the bubble, according to local media.Travaris Cadet - RB, BillsIt’s good to see Cadet back on the field after some injury issues, but he didn’t make much of an impact in the Bills’ first game as he rushed for four yards on two carries and caught a two-yard pass. Cadet was considered in the driving seat for the number three running back role, but that spot is not secure yet.Anthony Johnson - DL, ColtsJohnson came off the bench in the Colts’ first preseason game and recorded two tackles including a tackle in the backfield as he rallied to the ball on a short pass. He’s missed time this week with a back injury.Will Tye - NE, PatriotsTye is still with New England having been picked up by them last year. He had two catches for six yards in their first preseason game. Tye has had some issues with dropping passes in practice and is therefore considered a long-shot.Marcus Murphy - RB, BillsMurphy had a good day in the Bills first preseason game, doing most of his damage in the first half. He rushed for 35 yards and a touchdown on seven carries and added 30 yards on four receptions, including a 15-yarder. He also returned one punt five yards. He’s gunning for Cadet’s spot as the number three running back.Kalif Raymond - WR, GiantsRaymond didn’t record a catch, although he tied for the team-lead in total snaps was unsuccessfully targeted twice. He also returned a couple of punts and a kickoff but without much success.Jason Vander Laan - TE, PanthersVander Laan looked sharp on a 22-yard catch down the seam and did a decent job as a blocker off the bench. He’s in the mix to be the Panthers’ third tight end.MiscellaneousDL Claude Pelon signed with Tennessee but then tore his ACL a few days later;TE Zach Conque signed with Jacksonville but was released in June;DT Lord Hyeamang was signed by Seattle after his release by the Jets, but they released him earlier this month. He was just signed by the Rams on Sunday;New Orleans signed cornerbacks Robert Nelson and Marcus Williams on Sunday; andQB Christian Hackenberg, already released by the Raiders, was signed by the Eagles on Sunday.Of course there are still several recent departures who aren’t currently with a team, such as Bruce Carter, Courtney Upshaw and Jalin Marshall. We’ll add these to the list if they get a deal.
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