Found August 18, 2013 on Turn On The Jets:
A handful of Sunday thoughts on the New York Jets second pre-season game, a 37-13 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars 1. This was a concerning night all-around for the New York Jets defense. The book on them still looks to be: pick up the pace and get the ball out quickly to your skill position players in space, forcing the Jets to make open field tackles. Dee Milliner had a “Welcome to the big leagues” rookie night, routinely getting beat and missing tackles. David Harris looked like he did last season, which is slow, out of place and unable to wrap anybody up. The pass rush was also frustratingly quiet and that won’t be aided by Quinton Coples now being out 3-4 weeks. Disappointing all-around. 2. Mark Sanchez had the most Mark Sanchez night possible. He is what he is, an inconsistent quarterback who will flash first round talent but constantly be plagued by turnovers. You cannot throw interceptions in the end-zone, especially when forcing an option route into double coverage. I’d expect Geno Smith to start next week and play nearly three quarters with the starters, so the Jets can get a more accurate look at him. 3. Jeff Cumberland remains impressive and looks like a player who really took strides this off-season. He could be a big factor in Marty Mornhinweg’s offense, which has receivers running wide open in a way Tony Sparano’s never did. 4. The running game took a step in the right direction. Willie Colon is going to be a terrific addition but Stephen Peterman remains the weak link upfront. The Jets badly need Brian Winters back and up to speed. Bilal Powell looked sharp but it’d be nice to see some of those “Wildcat” looks go to a more explosive back like Chris Ivory or Mike Goodson…if he ever comes back. 5. Danny Lansanah is making an impression this summer and should stick on the final roster. The Jets badly need athleticism at linebacker and he has it. 6. Braylon Edwards played one snap in the first half. He did make a few plays in the second half but anybody who thinks he isn’t on the roster bubble is kidding themselves. 7. The Jets missed Kenrick Ellis last night. Damon Harrison isn’t ready to play starter type reps and is best served in a backup role.

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