Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal
Seriously, can someone tell me? I don’t subscribe to BSJ. Other than Jackson getting targeted by the refs, seemed like a pretty perfect performance.
The issue in this game, at times, was gap discipline. I dinged the Patriots for leaking in their gap integrity/setting the edge on nine plays. Those nine carries resulted in 66 yards, or 80.5 percent of the Jets’ rushing yardage (three missed tackles didn’t help either). For this group, that’s a bundle. I didn’t have them for more than three as a team in any one previous game.
Point of the article was just to say it’s not a big deal, easily correctable albeit forgettable mistakes that Belichick will harp on and that’s what makes him great. It wasn’t a “run game is in trouble!) article that some of you probably assume.Meh.
Bell had 15 carries for 70 yards
1 carry was 19 yards
1 carry was 11 yards (in the 4th when it was 33-0)
his 13 other carries went for 40 yards