The Jets were pathetic against the Packers. Pathetic actually doesn't even do it justice. And that is for the offense and special teams because the defense played great. Anytime you hold Aaron Rodgers to nothing, that's a great performance. The defense, on their own, allowed three points. The other six was set up by the offense and special teams. The defense finally played like they did last year, when they were the top unit in the NFL, and it went for naught.
The play-calling by Schottenheimer was horrendous. I love passing the ball as much as anyone, but there is no reason why Shonn Greene should get just six carries in the game. Greene, when given the chance, looked great and was running better than LaDainian Tomlinson. But the Jets kept Greene away from the ball. And it wasn't like Tomlinson got a boat-load of carries either. He got just 16 for 54 yards. The play-calling was boring and predictable. That extra week to prepare for this game did nothing for the game plan.
The Jets also had to deal with horrendous officiating. The officials in the NFL are quickly becoming a bigger joke than umpires in baseball. Both interceptions Sanchez threw shouldn't have counted. Both times the Jets receiver was on the ground, down by contact, and the ball was then ripped away by the Packers defender. Both times the officials made the wrong call and, even with instant replay, couldn't reverse the calls because of the terrible replay rules the NFL has in place. Both interceptions cost the Jets dearly, and probably cost them the game. That should never happen, but it's become commonplace because the officials in the NFL are terrible.
Special teams did the Jets in as well against the Packers. Nick Folk missed a field goal attempt that would have tied the game and punter Steve Weatherford made what could be the biggest blunder of the season. On a fourth-and-18 play from their own 20, Weatherford made the call on his own to pull down the snap and run for the first down. Adding the 10 yards for the snap, Weatherford had to run 30 yards to pick up the first down. There is no way he should have the power to do that, especially after that questionable thinking. At the least he should have a color-coded system when he goes on the field. Green means go for it if it's open. Red means just punt the ball. This would have been a red situation, even though he came up just one yard short. That failure gave the Packers the ball in Jets territory and they turned it into a field goal.
The offense, special teams and coaching had a nightmare of a game on Halloween. Hopefully this is just a one week bump in the road and doesn't become a theme for the rest of the season. No fan wants this to become another Same Old Jets season. But after this performance, that is on everyone's mind. The Jets, however, can put that to rest next week against the Detroit Lions. Next week can't come soon enough.