I have to admit, after the Houston game I was beginning to question whether the Jets should move forward with Ryan Fitzpatrick under center. He silenced me and every other critic. In his 100th career start, Fitzpatrick finished 22/37, 277 yards, and 4 touchdowns, while not turning the ball over once. The beauty of his game today was that he spread the ball all over the field. Six different Jets had catches, three had touchdowns. He made big play after big play, even using his legs to pick up some first downs. With the huge game today, Fitzpatrick now has 20 touchdowns and 11 interceptions on the season. This is his team and Geno will not play this season unless there is an injury.
Brandon Marshall might be the most dominant receiver I have ever seen play for the Jets. At 6'4, he soars over corners and makes terrific catches. His victim today was Brent Grimes. There were no signs of injuries and no big drops from Marshall against the Dolphins. He finished with 9 catches, 131 yards, and 2 touchdowns. That puts Marshall at 70 catches, 931 yards, and 9 touchdowns on the year. I don't know the last Jets receiver to put up these numbers through 11 games. Brandon Marshall should continue his good play next week against the Jets, whose secondary is very beatable.
I remember the days when everyone was convinced that Calvin Pryor was a draft bust. The first round pick of the Jets from 2014 has been tremendous in his sophomore campaign, and dominated on defense today for the Jets. The safety made a ton of big plays, including a whopping hit on receiver Rishard Matthews early on in the game. The hit looked like one from Pryor's time at Louisville. Pryor finished the day with 7 tackles, including one for a loss. After the game, Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill called Pryor "classless" for celebrating after knocking Matthews out of the game. Pryor responded back on Twitter, by saying to Tannehill that he needed to make a better throw and that he was celebrating the hit and not the injury. Pryor is developing into a cornerstone for this team.