Jets vs. Eagles Post Game Recap 8/30
The Jets lost their final preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 28-10, but were able to score their first touchdown of the season thanks to third string quarterback Greg McElroy.
Greg McElroy looked very good getting the start at quarterback with Sanchez and Tebow sitting out the final preseason game. McElroy did what Sanchez and Tebow could not in the previous three games, and that was score a touchdown. McElroy was able to get the Jets in the end zone with a 6 yard pass to Terrance Ganaway. McElroy was 12 for 17 with 90 yards passing, and had 5 carries for 33 yards.
Joe McKnight and Bilal Powell got a majority of the carries for the Jets, as McKnight had 9 carries for 38 yards, and Powell had 8 carries for 26 yards.
Newly acquired Jason Smith impressed getting the start at left tackle playing the whole first half. Austin Howard’s second start didn’t go as well as his first, as Howard allowed a sack on the first series. The leash on Howard will be very short, and with Mario Williams lining up against him week one it will be a tough task for Howard to hold his starting spot if he struggles.
Quinton Coples was the stand out player for the Jets defense against the Eagles, and throughout the preseason. Coples had a sack and a half against the Eagles giving him 4.5 sacks for the preseason, as it would seem he can get to the quarterback which is exactly what the Jets drafted him to do.
Nick Folk a few days after winning the starting kicking job over Josh Brown was able to kick a 58 yard field goal quite the accomplishment preseason or not.
The Jets had a very disappointing preseason only scoring one touchdown with the starting offense looking awful for the most part, and going 0-4. The positive for the Jets is despite how bad the Jets looked in preseason it will mean nothing once they step on the field to face the Buffalo Bills next Sunday to open the regular season.