WOW!! what a game!!! If you were watching the same game as I was, you have to be impressed and excited at the baby steps taken with what I currently consider one of the best teams in the NFL.
Tough Defense, innovative game plan, got to see Tebow play and play well at a critical time in the game. CONGRATS on your first NFL TD!!! By the way, that’s really tough to do (come off the sideline cold and play at a high level) Keep that ball somewhere, buddy. Orton was spectacular, the receivers catch with their hands and I love it. The line made noticeable improvements and we’ll touch on that later. I had binoculars the entire game and watched footwork and hands all day.
Like we’ve discussed all year here, this team should get better and better. Baby steps to a championship is what it takes, and you’re seeing it. You might not like it yet because the record doesn’t indicate that looking from the outside in. It’s a long season, and we’ll have a few games like this go our way and few go the other. We’ll likely have another lapse and maybe a blowout on the other end…that’s what young (meaning playing together) teams do almost historically…but I love watching it happen because at the end of the day there’s a lot of satisfaction in the process.
O-line played better, but I did notice false steps and opening the hips on pass rushing giving the door to the defender, and D-lineman will pick up on that and start attacking the edge every time (look out). If you watch carefully, the Jets had as many as 6-8 guys at the line of scrimmage almost every play moving from one side to the other and back again, in the gap, on the outside, moving on the snap, blitzing early and late in the snap count. I watched closely all game. IMPRESSIVE strategy against a young inside group. I thought they handled it really well for a young group and they will only get better. It was fun for me as I visually went through the reads in my minds eye, not always knowing the call but having a decent feel by the way they blocked them or not in some cases. That was a tough front to block, promise.
Love to hear your thoughts and feelings on the game.