Mike LaFleur put himself in the hot seat

Scoring the Jets’ 23-6 Week 17 loss to the Seahawks in Seattle on Sunday.


It was another terrible performance in a must-play game. The Jets have now gone two straight games without scoring a touchdown. The Jets moved the ball on several drives but couldn’t find the end zone. QB Mike White (23 of 46, 240 yards, 2 interceptions, 47.4 odds) was terrible. White’s throws have been interrupted all day. Maybe it was the broken ribs or the Seahawks defense. Either way, he was no good. The offensive line gave up four sacks. The racing game was better, but still not good enough. RB Ty Johnson (8 carries, 46 yards) gave the team an early spark. Rookie WR Garrett Wilson had just three catches on 11 targets, including a key fourth drop.

Grade: F


The vaunted defense got nicked early in the game. RB Kenneth Walker (23 carries, 133 yards) hit a 60-yard run on the first play from scrimmage. QB Geno Smith (18 of 29, 183 yards, 2 TDs, 103.1 rating) made a few plays early and the Seahawks scored on their first three possessions. The Jets settled in defensively after the first quarter, but they couldn’t find a takeaway and couldn’t give the offense a short field to work with. CB Sauce Gardner and DJ Reed each had another strong match. Seahawks star WR DK Metcalf (1 catch, 3 yards) wasn’t a factor.

Grade: D

Jets Offensive Coordinator Mike LaFleur
Corey Sipkins
Mike White was sacked in the Jets’ loss to the Seahawks on Sunday.
Getty Images

Special teams

It was another game where the offense desperately needed special teams help and got none. Returner Braxton Berrios set the Jets up with no position on the field. P Braden Mann punted 24 yards. K Greg Zuerlein had two field goals for 44 yards and missed a long 57 yards.

Grade: D


How can you walk into a game with the playoffs on the line and not show up? That’s what the Jets did Sunday for the second straight week and they saw their playoff hopes evaporate. Robert Saleh has to answer for why his team looked so terrible in this one. Offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur will be in the hot seat after the offense failed to score a touchdown for the second straight game. The Jets were 7-4 with everything to play for and have now lost five straight games. The players deserve a lot of blame, but so do the coaches.



Not all news on the site expresses the point of view of the site, but we transmit this news automatically and translate it through programmatic technology on the site and not from a human editor.
Back to top button