SAFETY DANCE: One bright spot in the season opener for the Jets was the play of their rookie safeties Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye. You've got to take your losses like a man.
As it turns out, the teams' respective outlooks at quarterback are a direct result of a major draft whiff by former Jets GM John Idzik.
No, they sure did not. The Jets managed just one touchdown and three field goals, finishing with 214 total yards, including only 38 rushing. New kicker Giorgio Tavecchio was a revelation last week, making all four of his field goals, including two from 52 yards.
The biggest worry of the three players is Sean Smith, the starting cornerback for the Raiders. "And we should have a good response coming into next Sunday". We have to find ways to eliminate that. "It's getting to the point where it's out of hand". Marshawn Lynch, who is originally from Oakland and attended the University of California-Berkeley, chose to return to football after he heard about the Raiders leaving Oakland.
The Raiders built a 21-10 first-half lead, using two Carr touchdown passes to Crabtree and Lynch's touchdown run. In the contest on Sunday not only did he have 9 tackles, you had to love that touchdown saving pass break up! Prior to Sunday's game he gave away free Skittles throughout the Bay Area, and then he scored his first National Football League touchdown since 2015.
Everything swung in the Raiders direction just before the half. The aggressively quiet but subtly brilliant Michael Crabtree (who had three touchdown receptions, in case you forgot how the Raiders got to 45). That is when the game slipped away. But Kalif Raymond dropped a punt that Johnny Holton recovered for Oakland at the 4.
Well, Oakland did not run the ball from the 2-yard-line.
This Sunday, ahead of the Oakland Raiders game against the Jets, on the Bay Area team's home turf no less, Lynch, along with Skittles, will be distributing vending machines containing free candy to some of the player's favorite locations in the city.
It was a mistake the Jets could not afford.
Responding to a NY field goal, Cordarrelle Patterson took the motion handoff out a shotgun set and sprinted up the gut for a 43-yard touchdown run, untouched until he was dragged down at the goal line.
"We have a lot of weapons", the quarterback said, "a lot of guys that can play different and multiple positions". Hopefully we are going into 17, 18, 19 weeks with it. If guys are just sitting there dancing around, you can get mad. The Raiders offensive line may be the very best in football. The defense ran out of gas and off the Raiders went. I know he was really happy to have his first game go like that.
The Jets are facing a major health concern with LB Bruce Carter (Ankle), TE Jordan Leggett (Knee), DB Rontez Miles (Eye), TE Eric Tomlinson (Elbow), and LB Edmond Robinson (Groin) all ruled out of the game.