(note: Special thanks to Marc Greenberg of The Jet Press for taking the time to answer my questions about the Jets and their upcoming game with our Detroit Lions. I answered Marc’s questions to return the favor.)
Zac Snyder: What is your take on the Jets’ season so far. Expectations were high, are they meeting them?
Marc Greenberg: At 5-2, it is hard to complain.But alas, we are New Yorkers and like to complain, so here goes: It can be really frustrating at times to watch a potentially explosive offense just sputter and be unable to get a first down. The Jets have that ability to turn into a crappy team at a moments notice.
ZS: Rex Ryan isn’t concerned with his defense facing the NFC’s highest scoring team. What will the Lions have to do to put up an impressive point total?
MG: To score on the Jets, you need to exploit their secondary. Let’s face it, the Jets defense is really good. You can’t run on them, and you better be careful if you’re going to throw at Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie. With that being said, use your 3rd and 4th WR, and hit the Jets up the middle or with deep throws and hope for a flag. The Jets 3rd and 4th CB and FS are vulnerable.
ZS: What concerns you about this Lions team?
MG: My main concern is the defense. Sanchez has been shaky the past 2 weeks and all it takes is an early fumble or INT to turn things.
ZS: Who is your offensive and defensive MVP so far?
MG: Offense: LaDainian Tomlinson. He has been everything and more for this team.
Defense: Probably Antonio Cromartie. He has really stepped it up when Revis was hurt and given the team much needed confidence. LBS Bart Scott and David Harris are honorable mentions.
ZS: What is your game prediction?
MG: Overall, I just think the Jets are a better team. They will hopefully employ the running game, which will open up the play action passes and put up some good numbers Sunday.
Jets 24, Lions 13