Afternoon everyone. I am sitting here watching the Baltimore Ravens wallop the New England Patriots. Well, maybe wallop was not the best word to use. The score has been 24-7 for a while. I am still in shock over the New york Jets victory yesterday. I am not an analyst or in depth sports writer to get into all the stats. So to refresh your memory of yesterday’s game, you can pay a visit to the NFL website to get a review. Funny things about the Jets is, they played like the Jets. This is how they should have been playing for years. It seems the Jets had a moment of clarity at the end of the season. The Jets talked about their Defense and their smash mouth, “all purpose” offense. How many sportscasters have laughed & shook off the Green Machine as true playoff contenders? . It seems the plan is finally coming together and they will make the Playooffs a tough one this year for other teams. From Rex Ryan has been confusing opponents and Brian Schottenheimer has been sending in very creative offensive plays. Many opposing defenses have been confused & the Gang is marching along taking no prisoners.
Do not get me wrong, the Jets will be tough and not just let anyone run over them. Cedric Benson and his 169 rushing yards was an exception since Carson Palmer did not do anything in the air. How many times has anyone seen the Jets defense been this strong and man handle offensive lines? Even Mark Sanchez is showing one can move outside the pocket and run down the field if need be. I think 1998 was the last time Jets fans have been proud to be a fan of the Jets, the fans have waited a long time to get behind the team. The Jets have a shot to go along way, finally. There is no fluff here, no big stars, no one guaranteeing anything, just a team of guys will hope on their side and a lot of determination. Jets fans, like myself, have waited long enough to finally be proud to be a Jets fan.
I have to say Mark Sanchez played one of the best games he has played yet. anchez deserves a lot of credit for hanging in there all year and for shining when the spotlight was on him the most. Except for eating that hot dog. The Jets are high on Sanchez and expect a lot from him in the future. He has a bright future as long as he can play at this level. Braylon Edwards was supposed to be this great trade at wide receiver. He has yet to truly be a wide receiver. What I mean is, how many receptions has he had on the Jets? Edwards is another player with a good future, just not so many dropped balls and mistakes. The offensive line played damn near perfection. They were pushing that defense around to open up hols for Thomas Jones and Shonn Greene and the Jets running game showed why they were #1 in the NFL. A rookie back with 21 carries, 135 yards, & a touchdown was worth what the Jets needed to do to get him in the draft. With Jones and Washington already in the backfield, Greene definitely adds a surprise element. He is one of the Jets bright spots for the future. Jay Feely is the Player of the Game! Steve Weatherford had an irregular heartbeat. Rex Ryan found out right before the game and approached Feely to be punter. Kudos and props to Jay Feely for stepping up his game. Ochocinco, Revis had your number, and your reception!
The Jets are at a point where the fans are finally behind them. If the Jets play to their potential against San Diego then the Jets could be for real. If the Jets revert back to the “same old” Jets, then we know it was too good to be true. Jets fans are skeptical, even when they win. But for now we do have something to cheer for. The fact Gang Green is still in the playoffs, and Pat the Patriot isn’t. Today I stand proud to be a Jets fan. I helped my mom move earlier today and Gina and I were decked out in so much green you could have smoked us. The days of being looked down on for being a Jets fan may finally be behind us. But for now, you can hold your head high.