Without Darrelle Revis, Jets Defense Struggles: Should He Start Next Week?

September 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With Darrelle Revis out with a hamstring injury, the Jets secondary did fine without him for a half against the Patriots in Week 2. This wasn't the case against the Dolphins.
The Jets let Chad Henne pass for 363 yards, and were unable to truly shut down Brandon Marshall.
Antonio Cromartie had trouble on some plays and couldn't blanket the tall receiver like Revis could. He ended up letting Marshall grab 10 receptions for 166 yards with a touchdown.
Kyle Wilson on the other hand was exposed like he was in the Ravens game. The Fins ran the same play twice in a row against him and he still wasn't able to stop it. It seems like he has trouble finding the ball and can't stay with his receivers through his first three games in the NFL.
This affected the rest of the Jets defense. Since the cornerbacks had trouble covering their receivers, the Jets needed to drop more linebackers back instead of blitzing them. This eventually led to Henne getting al...

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