No one who watched the Arizona Cardinals face the New York Jets last Sunday came away saying ‘Wow, that was an outstanding football game’.
At least, no one who actually likes, you know, good football.
“It was an awful performance, both teams, offensively,” ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski told Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo Thursday.
The Cardinals and Jets combined for just 13 points and 426 yards of total offense on the afternoon. The Cardinals converted none of their 15 third down opportunities and the Jets needed just one touchdown — which came courtesy of backup quarterback Greg McElroy — to get the win.
“That game was almost unwatchable,” Jaworski said.
Jaworski said he, along with many other ESPN analysts and employees, watched the game, and every one of them came away less than impressed.
“It was some of the most atrocious quarterback play, not only that I have ever seen on TV or on the tape, but there were probably even 10 or 12 novices there besides all our expert analysts are going ‘can these guys complete a pass?’
“It was pretty hard to watch; I think that game probably set quarterbacking back at least a decade.”
The trio of Arizona’s Ryan Lindley and New York’s Mark Sanchez and McElroy combined to complete 25-of-59 passes for 198 yards with one touchdown and four interceptions.
So while Jaworski’s words may be harsh, they’re not exactly off base.