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It was a very up-and-down day for the offensive line. At times, it was dominant in pass protection, giving Geno Smith loads of time to make his reads.
However, as the game went on, the Buccaneers started to get pressure, and not necessarily because the Jets were getting beat in one-on-one battles. Rather, the Jets were beat by their own mental errors, making mistakes picking up blitzes and adjusting to stunts.
Some of this is expected early in the season with two new starters at guard, but these issues need to be ironed out quickly.
Geno Smith didn't exactly do the O-line many favors, as he often took far too long to get rid of the ball and some of the sacks were on him.
Still, the Jets got next to nothing in the run game and were too erratic in protection to sustain offense. They may have escaped this week, but plenty of work remains for the offensive line to be more consistent in all phases of the game.