We break down the most disappointing aspect to the New York Jets current 1-3 situation after four games: the pass coverage.
One of the great injustices of football comes when one associates a poor pass defense with the direct play of a secondary. Those who play or have played the game shiver when only defensive backs are called out as a direct result for pass yards yielded.
Much more is involved.
The linebacking corps are heavily involved. The pass rush must beat the man in front of him and make the opposing quarterback uncomfortable. And last, but certainly not least, the scheme and gameplan put in must be spot on.
This appropriately brings us to the play of the New York Jets this season.
It’d be one thing to blame the four d-backs. To throw your arms up about how poor Darrelle Revis has been, how lost Calvin Pryor looks, and how unimpressive Marcus Gilchrist has been would be an easy excuse — especially after thinking the unit was gold heading into the new campaign.
Unfortunately, it’s not just those guys.
Sure, they’ve been terrible. There’s no skirting that issue. But there’s so much more involved here when analyzing New York’s pass defense.
Join us as we break down certain glaring examples from the first four games of 2016: