New York Jets at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Quick observations and thoughts

TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 12: Quarterback Josh McCown (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 12: Quarterback Josh McCown (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images) /

Here are the quick observations from the New York Jets loss to the Buccaneers.

The New York Jets had the opportunity to come out of this one with .500 record. However, behind an anemic offense and a tiring defense they only managed three points. That wasn’t good enough on this day as the Buccaneers came to play and they were able to beat the Jets by the score of 15-10.

30. Final. 15. 48. 10

Here are our quick observations and thoughts:

  • Robby Anderson is for real: Anderson has proved that he can make all of the catches. He hs now caught a touchdown pass in each of the last four games, marking one heck of a streak. On four pass receptions, he posted a game-high 85 receiving yards and one touchdown. He always finds a way to get a shot over the top.
  • The offensive line is quite inconstant: Last week, the Jets ran all over the Bills, led by the offensive line. This week not so much. They allowed six sacks to the Bucs, who came into the game with only eight sacks. On the ground, the Jets were able to net a whopping 56 yards. They had an average gain of 2.9 yards per running play. None of it is acceptable. The offensive line doesn’t get to throw in a bad week after having a good one.
  • The Jets are undisciplined: What is the biggest sign of a lack of discipline on a team? Penalties. The Jets entered the game as one of the most penalized teams in the league and they added eight more in this game. Many of them were also pre-snap on offense, and that comes from a lack of focus. If you don’t focus, you can’t get the job done and you will be prone to making mistakes. The penalties have to stop.

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The biggest observation is that the team isn’t as good as some of us thought they were. They are young and inexperienced, leading to a lack of discipline. If that doesn’t improve that will kill them in taking the next step. Penalties prevent teams from improving.. They would become pretenders instead of contenders for a title.