Three up, three down

August, 19, 2012
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Examining the positives and negatives from the Jets' 26-3 loss to the Giants:

THREE UP

Shonn Greene. We might be reaching here, but Greene had five runs of at least five yards. That's not what you call setting the world on fire, but it represents improvement from last week. The Jets had some success with a couple of specific running plays, plays they would've kept hammering if it had been a regular-season game.

LaRon Landry. Another positive review for the veteran safety. He intercepted a pass, made a tackle-for-loss and packed a wallop on a hit over the middle on Victor Cruz. (The league may have something to say about the hit, which wasn't flagged.) Rex Ryan said the best part of Landry's performance was how he was "dialed into" the defense, meaning he had no glaring mental errors.

Antonio Allen. The rookie safety made his presence felt in the second half, recording two tackles behind the line. Allen has been a pleasant surprise in camp. The Jets figured he'd earn his keep on special teams, but he might be playing his way into a role on defense.

THREE DOWN

Wayne Hunter. Don't mean to pick on the guy in his first game of the year, but he allowed two sacks, had a hand in a third and saw a fourth nullified because of a penalty. You want to cut him some slack, but it's hard because of last season's struggles. It wouldn't be a surprise if Austin Howard gets more reps in practice this week.

T.J. Conley. Right now, he doesn't have a challenger on the roster, but that could change soon. Conley shanked two punts and didn't receive a glowing endorsement afterward from Ryan. The Jets will need a good punter this season because, the way the offense is playing, he's going to get a lot of action.

Tim Tebow/Mark Sanchez. Calling this one a tie. Sanchez gave away six points on an interception returned for a touchdown, and Tebow missed a touchdown opportunity by underthrowing a wide-open Stephen Hill in the end zone. It's never good when your quarterbacks have only twice as many completions as sacks -- 14 to 7.

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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