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Everyone’s taking snaps for the Jets

Jeremy Kerley, Mike Harris AP

The Jets changed quarterbacks this week and got one of their biggest passing plays of the season on a 42-yard catch by Clyde Gates.

The two things are exclusive of one another. The pass to Gates was not thrown by Greg McElroy but by wide receiver Jeremy Kerley out of an unusual formation that had Kerley sharing the backfield with three other Jets. Kerley, who had a 41-yard completion in the season finale last year, lofted a pass that Gates outjumped the Chargers to corral at the San Diego 11-yard line. It was a well-designed play by the Jets, which makes you wonder why they waited so long to bust it out.

It wasn’t the end of the non-quarterbacks taking snaps for the Jets. Running back Shonn Greene ran for three yards off a direct snap on the next play and the Jets eventually cashed in with a one-yard Greene run for their first touchdown of the game.

The score tied the game at 7. The Chargers grabbed an early lead on a 63-yard punt return for a touchdown by Micheal Spurlock after the Jets went three-and-out on their first possession of the game. That’s not the way longtime Jets special teams coach Mike Westhoff wanted to start his final home game before retirement.

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8 Responses to “Everyone’s taking snaps for the Jets”
  1. austinjdd says: Dec 23, 2012 1:31 PM

    I almost feel like the Jets are turning this into a joke. Like, “This will really surprise them!”

  2. pastabelly says: Dec 23, 2012 1:47 PM

    I’m shocked this game wasn’t flexed to 3 am.

  3. skolvikings12 says: Dec 23, 2012 2:05 PM

    Any chance they can put the Hedi movie on?

  4. mazblast says: Dec 23, 2012 2:15 PM

    Heidi, and that was Raiders and Jets.

    If you don’t know what skolvikings12 is talking about, look it up. One of the most famous incidents in TV sports history, back in 1968 (?).

  5. cuda1234 says: Dec 23, 2012 2:35 PM

    So everyone’s taken a snap for the Jets except for Timmy? What do you think they are trying to tell him?

  6. thefox61 says: Dec 23, 2012 3:10 PM

    One of the cheerleaders is next…

  7. g35phin says: Dec 23, 2012 3:43 PM

    Sparano is suiting up…

  8. remyje says: Dec 23, 2012 3:56 PM

    tebow is going to start drinking after this one

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