Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 8/20/12

The New York Jets lost their annual preseason tilt with the New York Giants on Saturday, 26-3. There weren't many bright spots, though a few did shine through an otherwise dreadful performance. The Jets offense continues to struggle, vanilla or not. The defense is in midseason form, but will they be stuck cleaning up the mess once again this year?

What We Learned from New York Jets Preseason Week Two vs. New York Giants

Wayne Hunter is… Wayne Hunter: There really doesn't seem to be any change in Wayne Hunter. Some thought a full offseason would help him clean some stuff up, but he's just not quick enough to deal with athletic defensive ends on the edge. As a result he tries to compensate by over-kicking out of his stance and gives up the inside. He will be a major liability in pass protection once again if the Jets don't address the position. It may be too late to do so.

LaRon Landry is fitting right in: Rex Ryan's defense was built for a safety like LaRon Landry. As long as he stays healthy, he will flourish. We saw flashes of it against the Giants, as Landry crushed Victor Cruz over the middle, came downhill hard on running plays and intercepted Eli Manning.

The Jets offense looks the same: The Jets offense still looks terrified of making a play. No deep shots, no life, nothing. Checkdowns, slamming Shonn Greene into the A gap, penalties and sacks surrendered. The saving grace is that it's only preseason and Jets fans can hope that things will be different once the playbook opens up in the first week, but nothing shown so far justifies that hope.

The defensive line is deep: Jets fans were treated to more impressive plays from the defensive line, this time including Kenrick Ellis, Mike DeVito and Quinton Coples. Sione Pouha hasn't even taken the field yet this preseason, which is a scary thought. The defensive line rotation will be deep and talented this season.

Bart Scott is back: Bart Scott looked like his old self against the Giants, filling holes and blowing up offensive linemen. That's huge for the Jets defense, especially David Harris.

The special teams still aren't special: T.J. Conley shanked two punts and the special teams units didn't make any big plays. After a blocked punt in the first preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals, what's going on with the special teams?

These are the things that stuck out to us about the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Did something else catch your eye? Is the Jets offense doomed or should we brush this off as just preseason struggles not to be worried about?

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