Here is a scouting report on the jets week 14 opponent....the Jacksonville Jaguars
jAGS OFFENSE VS. jETS dEFENSE
tHE jAGUARS ARE LED BY QB cHAD hENNE. Henne, a Dolphin castoff in his first year in Jacksonville, has made the offense look more professional since the overmatched Blaine Gabbert was benched. Henne had a huge day a few weeks ago in Houston, lighting up the very good Texans for 4 td passes and well over 300 yards passing. henne is a low end starter though. Henne can be easily rattled by pressure and has a tendency to turn the ball over. He's very hot and cold. WHEN HE'S HOT, HE'S RED HOT. WHEN HE'S COLD. HE'S ICE COLD.
The jags running game has taken a hit with the big injury to maurice jones-drew. rashad jennings has taken over, but now he's been hit by the injury bug as well. A lot of the run game will now be taken care of by Montell Owens. Its safe to say there isn't a lot in the run game for the Jets stout run defense to be afraid of.
as for the passing game, the jets get a big help with the fact that the jags leading playmaker, cecil shorts, is going to miss the game. shorts got a concussion last week and is not recovered enough to play in this weeks game. antonio cromartie will draw the honor of covering the jags number one pick this year, jusntin blackmon, who started off slowly but has really come on as of late. tight end mercedes lewis is also an effective weapon in the middle of the field for the jags. still, henne does not have a lot to work with here. jags are going to find it hard to move the ball on the jets.
jets offense vs. jags defense
coach rex ryan made the decision to go back to mark sanchez after pulling him in last weeks 7-6 win over the cardinals. i've watched sanchez from game 1 of his career, and he really never looked worse than he did last week. he's lost all confidence, has regressed terribly, and now seems to have very little clue as to how to read a defense. this is a very bad combination. still, coach ryan sticks with him, and i'll say this....if sanchez doesn't get better this week against this defense, he may never improve.
the jags are awful on defense. ranked in the bottom 4 of most categories. The jags can't stop the run or the pass. there are no playmakers on defense, and really outside of newly signed defensive end jason babin and middle line backer paul posluzsny, the Jags don't have anyone here who a lot of people know. they're young, inexperienced, and all together really bad on defense. the other most notable names are cornerback rashean mathis, former jets corner and now safety dwight lowery, and jets safely laron landry's brother dawan landry. let's just say the jets landry is a lot better.
if sanchez can't move the ball this week against this team through the air, there may be no hope. the jets offense has looked dreadful under his command this year. as bad as the jags are, and as big a supporter of mark as i have been, i don't know why i would see any improvement this week. the jets are simply too inconsistent on offense for me to feel otherwise. I do think they'll run it okay. i just don't know if sanchez will make plays through the air. maybe after the benching we will see a different mark....i have to see it to believe it.
another ugly game i'm sure. the jags are bad, but haven't been pushovers lately. they're still playing hard for first year coach mike mularkey. The jets have given me no reason to pick them, and yet, i think the jags, who are 2-10, are still worse....and by a lot. jets defense will carry them a