Secondary Struggles Doom New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills

It has been mentioned a lot how the New York Jets have a great pass rush from their defensive line. While sacks aren’t always there, making quarterbacks anxious can be just as effective. Playing against great signal callers like Tom Brady makes it more important to not just let them stand back and throw.

The other part of defense has not been so kind for Gang Green thus far in 2013. Numbers do not favor their secondary as it ranks near the bottoms of NFL teams. Antonio Allen has been solid, but is young and represents New York’s best coverage option. Ed Reed is a nine-time Pro Bowl selection and sure-fire Hall of Fame player. Josh Bush could be solid at some point, but who knows if this potential will be reached. Sunday though nothing looked good.

Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel got so much time and when he made throws there were great plays to be had down field. Reed looked like someone who had only been with the team for a few days. Manuel totaled 245 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Anotonio Cromartie was burned once again while looking slow. Marquise  Goodwin got behind him for a long touchdown catch. They must improve with their game against strong armed Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco looming.

The pass rush needs to make things easier for pass defenders. Looking poorly like they did today makes everything difficult for other positions. Head coach Rex Ryan must better prepare his unit but they have to improve in execution.


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