Pro Football Focus grades are stupid*, unless they praise the Jets, in which case they’re brilliant. This is such an obvious statement it hardly bears mentioning. This week Pro Football Focus deviated from its weekly stupid stature and against all odds morphed into brilliance beyond compare.
It’s been said many times already, but the New York Jets week 5 victory over the Denver Broncos was a total team effort. This is reflected in the PFF Week 5 NFL Team of the Week. In a rare and wondrous occasion, the Jets placed three players on the Team of the Week; one on offense, one on defense, and one on special teams.
On defense, you might have expected Leonard Williams to make an appearance here. If so, you would be barking up the wrong tree. Morris Claiborne takes the honors as PFF’s so called flex player on defense, getting credit for his four passes defended on the day.
Rounding out the honorees is Andre Roberts on special teams in recognition of his 51 yard punt return and 17.8 yard punt return average for the day.
Three Jets players honored by PFF in one week, covering all three phases of the game, is a rare case of keen insight and uncommon sagacity we probably won’t see again from PFF, which is of course ordinarily dumb as rocks* on a weekly basis because they don’t praise Jets players enough. Since we are unlikely to see such a display of blinding brilliance at least for another blue moon or two, enjoy the fleeting feeling of basking in PFF’s uncharacteristic adulation.
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