Jets’ defensive passing statistics getting worse with Ed Reed

Ed Reed
Ed Reed has not had the impact on the secondary Rex Ryan had hoped for.
Credit: Getty Images

Three weeks ago, Jets head coach Rex Ryan said signing Ed Reed had “nothing to do with sentiment.” Maybe not but it has proven to have nothing no impact on performance either.

Since signing the future Hall of Fame safety, the Jets’ pass defense has gotten worse and the three opponents are not exactly among the elite passing offenses in the NFL. As of Week 13, all of the Jets’ last three opponents were in the bottom half of the league in passing offense. And the Jets somehow managed to make each opponent look efficient.

In the nine games before Reed’s arrival, the Jets allowed a 59 percent completion percentage. In three games with Reed, all of which have been losses, that number has shot up to a completion percentage of 67 percent.

It isn’t all Reed’s fault, but he hasn’t helped matters as expected.

The passing yards conceded are up substantially with Reed as well. Without Reed in the secondary, the Jets conceded 248 passing yards per game. With Reed, all games where he has gotten substantial snaps, the Jets have allowed an average of 283 yards per game. Again those are substantial increases, against offenses not exactly known as being among the best in the league.

The signing of Reed may not have been, in the words of Ryan, about “sentiment.” But given these numbers, continuing to start him could cost the Jets victories.

Last three opponents …

Week 11 @ Buffalo
E.J. Manuel 20-28 245 2 TDs 0 INTs

Week 12 @ Baltimore
Joe Flacco 17-26 273 1 TD 1 INT

Week 13 Miami
Ryan Tannehill 28-43 331 2 TD 1 INT

Follow Jets beat writer Kristian Dyer on Twitter @KristianRDyer.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
News

Rock legend Neil Young files for divorce after…

The legendary Canadian rocker Neil Young has filed for divorce from his wife of 36 years.

Local

FDNY debuts new fire simulator for blazes at…

The New York City Fire Department christened its newest, state-of-the-art, custom-built simulator at its training academy on Randall's Island Tuesday.

Local

Brewer celebrates Women's Equality Day with voter pledge

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer celebrated Women’s Equality Day Tuesday by pledging to register at least five women voters before the Oct. 10 deadline. Brewer…

Local

NYPD looking for lewd D train rider

The NYPD is enlisting the public’s help to find a man they say performed a lewd act on the D train Saturday evening. The incident…

Movies

Review: 'The Last of Robin Hood' is a…

Dakota Fanning plays Errol Flynn's (Kevin Kline) teenage gal pal in "The Last of Robin Hood," which takes a scandal and makes it dully empathetic.

Movies

Review: The uneven 'Life of Crime' mostly gets…

Elmore Leonard's "The Switch" becomes the new indie crime dramedy "Life of Crime," with Jennifer Aniston as a kidnapped woman whose husband won't pay up.

Movies

Review: Pierce Brosnan gets a cut-rate Bond knockoff…

Pierce Brosnan tries to reclaim his glory days with the spy thriller "The November Man" but instead gets a sad DTV-style ripoff with lame action.

Music

Tiesto headlines Made in America

Electronic music legend Tiesto is ready to get in touch with his inner Rocky at the Jay Z-curated Budweiser Made in America festival this weekend…

College

When are 2014 college football playoffs? (Schedule, date,…

When and where are 2014 college football playoffs? A look at the schedule, date, TV, time for the semi-finals at championship game.

NFL

Dimitri Patterson suspended only for rest of preseason…

Dimitri Patterson ended up getting just a slap on the wrist.

Sports

Eugenie Bouchard excited for 'rowdy' fans at US…

Eugenie Bouchard is sure to endear herself to New York's tennis faithful as she tries to win her first grand slam title across the next two weeks.

MLB

MLB Power Rankings: Angels and A's still at…

MLB Power Rankings: Angels and A's still at top, Nationals climb

Career

Stop eating lunch at your desk

What are you doing for lunch today? If you are like most workers, you'll be eating at your desk - which isn't much of a…

Parenting

Lure your baby to sleep with Maroon 5…

These new renditions of "Moves Like Jagger" and "Payphone" are Maroon 5 like you've never heard them before.

Wellbeing

Who is having the most orgasms?

  Single lesbians report having orgasms more often than heterosexual women but both gay and straight men still come out on top of the climax…

Home

Jonathan Adler shares his tips for a great…

Jonathan Adler took a break from boogie boarding at his beach house to tell us how to keep that Labor Day party festive.