2018 New York Jets Offensive Line Stats: Week 2 After a surprisingly stout opening week in Detroit Womens Doug Middleton Jersey
, the Jets offensive line fell back to earth in a home opening loss to the divisional rival Dolphins. The ineptitude of the line in both the run and pass games played a role in the offense’s inability to find a groove and put a sufficient amount of points on the board.Let’s look into who was guilty - and the diamonds in the rough from the game!Previous editions: Pre 1, Pre 2, Pre 3, Pre 4, Week 1 @ DETAs I will always mention, it is impossible to capture everything with the stats, but with this series I hope to capture the most impactful plays accumulated by each linemen, both positive and negative, to help better our perspective on their production levels. Every single snap does matter, and here we will only be grading a small portion of those snaps Womens Neal Sterling Jersey
, but this data can still help shape our opinions on players more properly and truly. Do not use these numbers as final judgement, but as useful evidence.So far, I’ve been tracking:Stuffs (runs for 2 yards or less and no first down) allowed in the run gameRushing first downs assisted“Setup runs” assisted (which I now define as a 5+ yard pickup on 1st-3rd down that did not result in a first down). Despite not resulting in a first down, these kinds of pickups are still positive plays that deserve to be tracked.Sacks allowedQB hits allowedQB pressures allowed (New definition: pressure counts now include all throws affected by pressure, forced rollouts/dodged defenders, and forced throwaways)Deflections allowed (occurrences when allowing the currently engaged defender to bat/deflect a pass at the line)New category: Open field assists (blocking assists for significant extra yardage/first down by any player, OL or skill position, in the pass game while a pass receiver has the football)Pass blocking snaps (for primary 5 offensive linemen only: official pass attempts + sacks while on field)Penalties (Total accepted, yards, first downs/scores wiped out Authentic Spencer Long Jersey
, and declined)Here are the numbers for the Jets in Week 2!Some takeaways from me before we take a look at some clips:Brandon Shell took a step back like the entire group did, but I still think he was the group’s best player. He was guilty for 3 minor pressures, but did not allow a hit, sack, or deflection for the second straight week. He also once again was not guilty for a single stuff, throwing in an assist each in the run game and in the open field in the pass game. Coming against a team he has struggled with, I liked what I saw for the most part. There is a saying that goes something like, “the offensive line is only as strong as its weakest link.” If Shell were the Jets’ weakest link in this game, it wouldn’t have been too bad a game. I like what I see from him.The interior could not open holes in the run in this game. James Carpenter was downright awful. Spencer Long had some nice moments but very low lows. Brian Winters took a step back. The Jets barely even bothered to run towards Kelvin Beachum. In a matchup that seemed favorable, the Jets were owned. 3 first downs to 13 stuffs is going to make scoring enough points to win a difficult task on any day.Rough day for him in the run game Authentic Kelvin Beachum Jersey
, but two games in and I haven’t hit Spencer Long for a sack, hit, or pressure yet (though he allowed a deflection in this game). The man is a very solid pass protector.Robby Anderson had 2 open field assists in the pass game. That’s a total of 3 assists for him through two games, tied with Eric Tomlinson for the lead among skill position players.FILMFirst, let’s look closer at some of the many destructive plays that were easily noticeable throughout the game.Last week, the Lions sacked Sam Darnold with a stunt against the left side of the Jets line, James Carpenter and Kelvin Beachum. Carpenter did a decent job picking it up while Beachum was late to recognize it and whiffed to allow the sack. This week, the opposite occurred. Beachum quickly recognizes the stunt and passes off Robert Quinn, but Carpenter never sees it. Brian Winters also allowed penetration from William Hayes to shut down Darnold’s escape route. Rich Gannon shows you where Quinn is coming from!As good of a pass protector as Spencer Long was in Washington, the question has always been whether or not he can develop his run blocking. He didn’t hold them back at all in Detroit http://www.newyorkjetsteamonline.com/quincy-enunwa-jersey
, flashing with a few lateral plays, but Long was a big part of the problem in the run game against Miami. When you see run plays get blown up behind the line while watching a game live, it’s usually because somebody was absolutely dominated off the ball. Those things happen so quick that they are very difficult to notice real time. Long is very slow out of the snap here and gives Isaiah Crowell no chance.James Carpenter’s fit in this outside zone-based running scheme has always been a question mark, and he has done very little to answer those questions thus far. He is the weakest link of this unit right now. It’s quite the fall for a player who was once considered one of the team’s top few offensive players only a couple of years ago. There were numerous plays like the one below in this game. Carpenter was the main culprit for the run game’s struggles. As mentioned, we saw some more Brandon Shell on the move. Here he leads Eric Tomlinson down the field for a 20+ yard gain on the screen. Spencer Long gets down the field for a key block as well.Here’s my favorite block from a skill player. Nice job by Robby Anderson sealing his man out of the play to allow Quincy Enunwa to move the chains on this short screen play.Here is a look at how the Jets are stacking up through 2 games.What did you think of the Jets offensive line? The 2018 NFL Playoffs continue today with perhaps the best weekend of NFL action all year. The divisional round kicks off with the Indianapolis Colts taking on the Kansas City Chiefs in snowy Kansas City.This one looked to be a barn burner, a classic shootout between two elite quarterbacks in Andrew Luck and Patrick Mahomes. Then, weather. It’ll be a bit difficult to produce a shootout in a snowstorm, but this one still promises loads of fun NFL action.The 11-6 Indianapolis Colts come into tonight’s game on a wildly improbable playoff run. This team was 1-5 after six games, coming off a devastating loss to the New York Jets and all but buried in the playoff race. Since that low point in the season the Colts have reeled off 10 wins in their last 11 games, including a wild card playoff win over the Houston Texans last week. The Colts are led by a resurgent Andrew Luck Womens Buster Skrine Jersey
, who came all the way back from a career threatening arm injury this year to return to the ranks of elite NFL quarterbacks. With an excellent offensive line finally in place to protect Luck and a top running back finally helping out in Marlon Mack the Colts are a fun team to watch.Standing in the way of the Colts continuing their improbable run are the Kansas City Chiefs, AFC West champions and the #1 seed in the AFC. The 12-4 Chiefs feature precious little in the way of defense, but they have a wildly entertaining and prolific offense led by sophomore sensation Patrick Mahomes at quarterback. Mahomes is a top MVP candidate, having thrown for a ridiculous 50 touchdowns, leading the most prolific offense in the NFL. Pro Bowl targets Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce help Mahomes make this Chiefs offense nearly impossible to stop. Perhaps the snow will do what opponents have been unable to do and slow down the Chiefs juggernaut. We start the divisional round with a gem of a matchup between two of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. It’s the Colts and the Chiefs, Andrew Luck and Patrick Mahomes putting on a show to start off the weekend. Grab a seat, get some popcorn and enjoy the show everybody.