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Pass Protection: F
Everyone will want to attack Geno Smith, but the Jets' inability to protect the passer is the root of their offensive woes.
Brian Winters is a liability at left guard, as he was routinely beaten by Haloti Ngata. Even Pro Bowl center Nick Mangold is playing at a subpar level.
The Jets are also struggling to pick up blitzes—and not just from the offensive line. The running backs and tight ends have contributed to the problem as well, and it has completely taken Geno Smith out of his comfort zone, creating a rippling effect on the offense.
If this area of the game is not fixed immediately, the Jets are going to struggle to move the ball, no matter who their quarterback is.
While it was not as horrendous as the pass protection, the Jets have struggled to move the ball on the ground against stout defensive fronts all season long.
The Jets running backs averaged a shade under 4.0 yards per carry on Sunday, but many of the yards were gained after contact, with the runners making yards on their own.
While the Jets were forced to abandon the running game because of the score, there is a lot of room for improvement in this area.