A quick glance at how the statistics are projecting for the New York Jets in 2010 and a few predictions on how the season will finish out for certain players:
|2010 - Mark Sanchez||8||79.4||136||254||53.5||1692||211.5||6.7||10||5||14||28||3.5||2||1||12||84|
Sanchez is on pace for a significantly better season than he had last year. While his completion percentage remains lower than you'd like to see, if he can finish out with the 20 touchdowns and 10 interceptions he is on pace for, the Jets will likely be playing in late January. I do think he will hit 20 touchdowns and just barely eclipse 3,500 passing yards. However, I wouldn't be surprised if he ended up with 12-14 interceptions. Hopefully, he can get his completion percentage in the 55-57% range by year's end.
LaDainian Tomlinson & Shonn Greene
|2010 - LaDainian Tomlinson||8||123||599||74.9||4.9||31||5||30||191||23.9||6.4||14||0|
|2010 - Shonn Greene||8||87||391||48.9||4.5||23||1||5||36||4.5||7.2||10||0|
Tomlinson is on pace for a better season than anybody could have predicted. Yet, he has shown signs of slowing down lately. I wouldn't count on him hitting 1200 yards or 10 touchdowns. Yet, he will be a 1000 yard back for Jets and should haul in over 50 receptions. I do hope Shonn Greene is given a bigger role in the offense during these final eight games. His yards per carry has been improving and the Jets must keep Tomlinson fresh. It will be a let down if Greene can't crack the 900 yard mark and can't add a few more touchdowns.
Braylon Edwards, Jerricho Cotchery, Santonio Holmes, & Dustin Keller
|Dustin Keller||- Receiving||Kickoff Returns||Punt Returns|
|Braylon Edwards||Receiving||Kickoff Returns||Punt Returns|
|Jerricho Cotchery||Receiving||Kickoff Returns||Punt Returns|
|Santonio Holmes||Receiving||Kickoff Returns||Punt Returns|
Edwards and Keller are just off the pace for 1,000 yards. However, I do think Edwards will hit that number, while Keller ends up somewhere in the 850 - 950 range, although I think he will end up leading the team in touchdowns. The more Santonio Holmes is playing opposite him, the more things will open up for Edwards to get into single coverage and create big plays as he did last week against Detroit. Despite playing 4 less than games than him, Santonio Holmes only has 27 yards less receiving than Jerricho Cotchery. It would be nice to see #10 get in the end-zone sometime soon. I do think as more time passes, he will begin to establish himself as the Jets top option ahead of both Keller and Edwards.
The Jets have only recorded 17 sacks and 5 interceptions through half of the year. Shaun Ellis currently leads the team with 3.5 sacks, and it would be a quality season for him if he could end up with 7 sacks. However, it would be a disappointment if Jason Taylor can't pick it up anytime soon and stays on his current pace to finish with 6 sacks. Dwight Lowery and Bryan Thomas are the only other Jets with multiple sacks, with 2 apiece. Calvin Pace should be more productive in the second half of the year, now that he is fully 100 percent healthy. He racked up 8 sacks in only 12 games last year, yet only has 1.5 four games into his 2010 campaign.
At least judging from his performance against the Detroit Lions, it appears Darrelle Revis is back to his old self. With Revis locking down the opposing team's best receiver, Antonio Cromartie should be able to jump more routes on the secondary options he is covering. Similar to how I think Greene and Holmes will come on strong for the offense in the second half, I think Revis and Pace will do the same on defense.
One other thing, David Harris is well on his way to earning a new contract by being on pace for 114 tackles, 2 sacks, 6 TFL's and 4 passes defensed.