Here is how the Jets completely fouled up their chances in the first quarter of the 45-3 game. 1st drive of the game: Patriots return the kickoff to their 21 yard line. They drive to the 23 of the Jets and then get a FG. Mistake: Jets go no huddle on first offensive possession! This was clearly a mistake because, even though the Jets pushed the ball to the New England 35, they only used 4:00 of clock time which didn't keep a potent offense off the field for very long. During the drive Rex Ryan committed the next mistake... Mistake: Rex Ryan challenges a first down spot...then proceeds to go for it anyway! Dunno why this was done. Replays clearly show that Keller was a shy of the first down. Rex challenged the play anyway, and lost, which was costly. If Rex doesn't challenge this then maybe he challenges and wins the Brandon Tate, referee discussed, touchdown reception. After said first drive the Jets had stalled at the Patriot 35, then Rex Ryan clearly made another mistake... Mistake: Rex Ryan send out Nick Folk, an erratic Field Goal kicker, in cold conditions, into the wind, to try a 53 yard field goal. Of course he not only missed...he missed terribly. This gave the Patriots 1st & 10 at their own 43 yard line. One pass interference later, The Patriots were 1st and goal and punched it in with the law firm of BenJarvus Green-Ellis. Score: 10-0 with 4:02 left in the 1st quarter. Jets get the ball at their own 21 yard line and go 3 downs and out. Here, the next mistake occurs. Mistake: Steve Weatherford...a punter who tied an NFL record with 42 punts killed inside the 20 yard line, who led the NFL with 27 forced fair catches, who has an average of 42.6 yards...absolutely SHANKS a 12 YARD PUNT! This mistake hurt the Jets dearly, giving The Patriots the ball at the Jets 32 yard line. 4 plays later...a short Brady pass to Deion Branch turned into a big YAC play that put the Jets behind the 8-ball at 17-0. At this point...Any game plan the Jets had was starting to go out the window. A couple of things I want to note: 1. Jets were hurt severely by short passes in which there were tremendous yards after the catch. 1st big yardage play: T.Brady pass short right to 84-D.Branch ran ob at NYJ 23 for 20 yards. This is the 1st drive of the game. The one that ends in a FG. 2nd big yardage play: T.Brady pass short middle to 39-D.Woodhead to NYJ 32 for 35 yards This drive occurs in the second quarter after the Jets scored their only points of the game. This drive started from the Patriots 33 yard line and ended in a touchdown...the Brandon Tate touchdown. Danny blocked at the line and no one accounted for him once he released. Easy play. 3rd big yardage play: T.Brady pass short left to 85-A.Hernandez to NYJ 24 for 35 yards. This was after the Mark Sanchez interception during the Jets first drive in the third quarter. This one ended up as a touchdown pass to Wes Welker 4th big yardage play: T.Brady pass short left to 39-D.Woodhead to NYJ 12 for 50 yards. This was a shovel pass on a 3rd and 4 that caught the Jets out of position. It's obvious on the 4 above mentioned plays that the Jets were thoroughly out-coached. Patriots often caught the Jets out of position many a times, and that was through game planning and such. C'mon folks; if Danny Woodhead is the leading receiver with 4 catches for 104 yards then he got lost in the mix somewhere. I just highlighted 2 catches of his worth of 85 yards. Tom Brady passed for 329 yards in the game...Tom Brady without the above mentioned 4 plays = 159 passing yards. If the Jets tackle well, like they did during the Colts game, allow little yards after the catch, and play very physical with the receivers, they will fare a lot better than they did before. 2. Will Bellichick play more conservative? There is one play in particular I am referring to. Patriots up 10 - 0 in the first quarter. After gaining 19 yards on 3rd and 23 the Patriots faced 3rd and 4. The offense stayed on the field and went for it, successfully of course, gaining a touchdown. In the playoffs...does Bill Belichick go for it on 4th & 3 up, ten - zip, or does he play for the FG? You know your coach better than I do...do you think he would worry about the backlash of not getting the first down if he went for it on 4th & 3? See you Sunday.