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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Green Rewind By Marty Schupak Oct. 1, 2015

    This Sunday’s game is a huge fourth game of the season for a number of reasons.
Obviously 3-1 sounds a lot better than 2-2. Plus teams love to go into the bye week after a win. The Dolphins will be tough. This is the second week in a row the Jets will face a desperate team. There are a number of key players for the Jets in this game. First and foremost to me are center Nick Mangold and right guard Brian Winters who will be playing for Willie Colon. These two players have got to step up especially with Ndamukong Suh on the other side of the line. The success of the offensive line might depend on the play of both.
    With Jeff Cumberland out this week, tight end Kellen Davis becomes a key player. This eight-year veteran has 50 career catches. The Jet offense is not tight end friendly but with the receivers the Jets have, Davis should be targeted a few times. And I hope he blocks!
    Buster Skrine has got to play better! He was awful against the Eagles. Hopefully Skrine ‘s play will be more consistent as the year moves on. He has got to put together more than one good game in a row. And just when I erased Kyle Wilson’s name from my rolodex.
    We all know that if Chris Ivory and Eric Decker play, we need productivity from both. Delvin Smith should be interesting to watch this week after having two full weeks of practice following his injury.
    The Jets cannot let Ryan Tannehill get comfortable in the pocket. And the defense must get their hands up as Tannehill loves to get rid of the ball early. I expect if the Jets defense is playing well that we’ll see a fair amount of tipped balls.
     I don’t think Ryan Fitzpatrick is as bad as people are making him out to be. Let’s face it, against the Eagles there were at least four dropped passes and two of the three int’s were not his fault. I’ve said he is not the most accurate on long passes but remember with Brandon Marshall on the team, this potentially makes for one of those “throw ‘em up” combinations like we saw with Eli Manning and Plaxico Burress a few years ago.


Green Tidbits:

Jeremy Kerley is off the MIA list.

Make no mistake, Dolphin Executive VP of operations Mike Tannenbaum wants to beat the Jets in the worse way.

I can’t explain it but for some reason I want to see more of Marcus Williams and less of Antonio Cromartie.

Just in case you were wondering, Vladimir Ducasse is listed as the starting right guard for the Chicago Bears. And we think the Jets have problems.

For all the Fitzpatrick bashers who want Geno in there, please refer to last October’s Buffalo game. Here are Geno’s stats:

                                            Oct. 26, 2014
                       C/ATT  YDS         AVG         TD         INT         QBR
Geno Smith     2/8           5           0.6               0            3              0.0

Chan Gaily has got to put some kind of “no huddle” or speed up offense into the system.  I hate it when the Jets are behind and there is no “sense of urgency” when they have the ball.

Calvin Pryor still looks good three games into the season.

It’s way early but some of my draftnik spies tell me Vadal Alexander, G/OT, LSU, and Nick Martin, C, Notre Dame (Zack’s bro’) are two good OL the Jets should keep an eye on.



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