The New York Jets enter the Bye Week at 5-4, a record inconceivable to even the most optimistic of fans before this season. The season has been up and down, something that could be predicted with an inconsistent rookie quarterback, but they have several wins over preseason Super Bowl favorites, such as the Falcons, Patriots, and Saints.
And while we too cannot predict how this consistently random season of win-loss-win-loss-win-loss-win-loss-win will go, we should all know one thing: It’s time to make it official and lock up Rex Ryan long term. Continue reading
The Jets had a major competition in training camp this year between Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith which lacked logic and consequences along the way.
Unlike the battle at quarterback, though, one at kicker commenced and ended with the incumbent retaining his job.
That was the ever scrutinized Nick Folk, who each year since arriving in New York has been under siege, will not have to worry about that much in the future. Being perfect in the regular season has that type of effect. Continue reading
I don’t know if you know this, but the Jets and Patriots had a little game of football yesterday.
The Jets won. They controlled the ball for most of the game (46:13 to 23:40). They won the quarterback battle (2 touchdowns to 0 [Tom Brady had ZERO TDs]). They won the 3rd down efficiency battle (11-21 to 1-12). They outgunned the Patriots in yards (383 to 295). They even overcame their weakness for penalty yards (45 to 100).
Of course, the post game storyline has nothing to do with what some might call the dominance of the Jets; or even the possible downfall of the suddenly struggling Patriots.
No, it is a penalty in overtime, which is being played as the only reason the Patriots lost Sunday. Continue reading
Tom Brady had his moment, tying up the score at 27, but thanks to a fluke penalty on a new NFL rule, the New York Jets defeated the New England Patriots 30-27, Sunday. Continue reading
When talking about your history of being a fan of the Jets, many on the outside would joke there have been tons of embarrassing moments as a Jets fan.
That is not very realistic, and playing in the media capital of the world, the few big negative moments have been blown out of proportion.
Of course, if you are looking for a really obvious moment, one in the recent past generally pops up if you speak about an embarrassing moment.
That of course, is the “Butt Fumble”, orchestrated by Mark Sanchez and Brandon Moore. But really, that is a physical action of a really bad play. Did it suck? I think we know that after 48 weeks of it playing in a loop on ESPN. But was I embarrassed as a Jets fan? Not any more than the fact that my team was bad in 2012.
No, my most embarrassing moment came against the Patriots, but 5 years prior, with a different embattled quarterback, and a different devastating year. Continue reading
Tim Tebow has signed with the New England Patriots.
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, he has signed to be a QB, not an RB or TE.
So, the Bill Belichick signed a bench player. Not much more analysis needed.
Oh, we have to talk about this every second of every day going forward? Okay, I’ll expound. Continue reading
To many, the NFL Combine is just a monotonous few days where guys show off their given abilities in a bunch of skills that do not directly have to do with football.
Most around football at least play along and pretend that it is an important week of drills, and realize either way that it will affect the draft tremendously.
Not Bill Belichick. Continue reading
A day doesn’t go by without a story about the Jets. For once, a particular story has not manifested itself from Florham Park, but rather Seattle, Washington.
Seahawks cornerback, Richard Sherman, decided Thursday night to tell the world how much he thinks of himself – by trying to prove he is better than Darrelle Revis: Continue reading
The Emotional Bowl:
The Colts come into this game riding the momentum of one of the greatest rookie QB seasons of all time, by Andrew Luck.
But their story all season has been about Chuckstrong; supporting their head coach Chuck Pagano, who had been fighting Cancer for most of the season.