So many ways to sum up this disgusting loss, but I’m going to throw this one at you…
Midway through the 4th quarter, the Jets went to their 2nd and third string defense, so they could rest their starters. The announcers noted some brand new Jet linebacker signed just a few days ago. I don’t even remember his name, but he’s only been on the Jets for a few days. His first play he made the tackle. His second play he got a sack.
Unknown linebacker , brand new to the team. Makes some plays.
Meanwhile, the Dolphins sign about 20 linebackers a week and won’t let them play at all. This is troubling. We keep signing players who are not able/ready to play. We keep drafting players who do not make a difference. I’ll have more on this during the week.
But for now, suffice it to say that every single Jet, including guys who don’t even know the playbook and don’t even know their teammates’ names, out-performed every Dolphin.
Jay Cutler played like a pig all day long. He overthrew everyone on every occasion. DeVante Parker still hasn’t learned to fight for catches and for extra yards. Jarvis Landry still hasn’t broken a single tackle all year. Our defensive secondary played like they always do, and you know what that means. The kicker missed an extra point, and the punter threw a horrendously underthrown ball on a fake punt that should have never ever been called. Jakeem Grant kept catching punts inside his own 5 yardline, and then when he finally started to run with one, he fumbled it. Jay Ajayi kept running into the men who refused to block for him. Mike Pouncey proved how overrated he is, getting manhandled all day long by the unknown bums on the Jets’ line.
And while all this was going on, Adam Gase was overmatched and out-coached every step of the way. I don’t blame Gase as much as I typically do, because today, the players themselves blew this game to a vastly, vastly inferior team. Gase didn’t overthrow the ball all day and Gase didn’t forget to block for Jay Ajayi. Gase didn’t jump offsides twice in a row nor throw interceptions.
Did I mention how terrible Cutler played?
And to throw salt in the wound, the overrated JJ Watt just allowed Tom Brady to coast down the field for a Patriots win in the final seconds. The Dolphins season is over.