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Jets-Patriots: Second Half

Posted by Randy Lange on September 14, 2008 – 6:45 pm

The Jets cover Ellis Hobbs’ second-half KO return expertly, with Wallace Wright, the subject of Eric Allen’s Special Teams Saturday feature, and Cody Spencer dropping Hobbs at the Pats 21.

Then Bryan Thomas — with his third sack of the season, surpassing last year’s 2.5 total — and David Barrett on a nickel blitz drop QB Matt Cassel twice and the Jets look to be sitting pretty.

But Brett Favre, despite converting an improbable third-and-22 with a 28-yard completion to Chansi Stuckey — equaling the Jets’ longest third-down conversion since 1990 — can’t dig the offense out of a hole, then threw his first interception in Green & White, with S Brandon Meriweather returning to the Jets 31.

Cassel looks flustered again on his first play, a 5-yard sack by NT Kris Jenkins, but rebounds with a third-and-9 flip that Kevin Faulk takes for 22 yards to first-and-goal at the 8. In short order, Sammy Morris goes high over his left guard to score the game’s first TD and the Jets are down, 13-3, with 6:24 left in the third quarter.

With Stephen Gostkowski adding his third FG with 17 seconds left in the frame for a 16-3 lead, the return of Fireman Ed to the stands after a year’s injury absence and a different look for the Flight Crew in their new Marc Ecko-designed uniforms doesn’t matter — the crowd is in search of some big plays to become reenergized.

The energy returns on the Jets’ drive that starts at their 20 — after another Gostkowski touchback —goes for the first five minutes of the final frame, and ends successfully when Chansi Stuckey shakes free of S Rodney Harrison, who trips on a teammate, and catches Favre’s 2-yard feather pass for the Jets’ first TD of the game. It’s 16-10 with 10:18 on the clock.

Highlights on that drive: Favre going 6-for-6 for 51 yards and rookie TE Dustin Keller making his first official reception a big gainer of 19 yards on third-and-6.

But the defense needs a stop and is having trouble as the Patriots move toward the red zone. They can’t stop Matt Cassel’s pass to Sammy Morris for 4 yards on third-and-2, and Calvin Pace’s rush ends up with helmet-to-helmet contact on Cassel and a 15-yard roughing call.

Pace deflects a third-down pass headed for TE David Thomas in the end zone, so Gostkowski comes on for his fourth FG from 27 yards. It’s 19-10 Pats, and while the Jets still have a chance, it’s not much. They have two timeouts left, the Patriots have none, and they need 10 points in the final 5:18.

The Jets have no answer this day. Favre suffers a 20-yard sack, with Leon Washington unable to slow Adalius Thomas’ path to a grasp on Favre’s shoulder pads. Ben Graham’s best punt in a 27-yard-net day still is returned into plus territory by Kevin Faulk, and the Pats burn the game’s last 3:45 for the 19-10 win, their eighth straight in the Meadowlands over the Jets.

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80 Responses to “Jets-Patriots: Second Half”

  1. By Grandpa on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    If I ever have to listen to Mr. Giant Phil Simms do another ANTI-JET game it will be my last since 1966. I refuse to listen to him bash fireman Ed and the team!

  2. By Frank on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    Bottom line is Jets stink from top to bottom. The coaching staff is clueless the team was dead there were several bonehead penalties special teams is atrocious you name it…it’s a stinker. Different personnel same results there was nothing good coming out of this game the Pats are ripe to be beaten and the Jets are not good.

  3. By Larry on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    We beat ourselves. Hat’s off to the guys who said it would be decided by coaching. Stupid mistakes on O the whole game. Coaches are every bit as much to blame as the players. The game plan and play calling out did last year for being unimaginative and lethargic. Did we sign Favre to run on 2nd or 3rd and 24? Isaid it last year and ill say it again. Mangini and Schott were 1 hit wonders at 10-6.

  4. By BradyBunch on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    Not cheering Brady went down now are you JETS fans!

  5. By Patrick on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    They stink,I thought they would be a much better team,missed FG,can’t punch it in from the 3 YD line,same old jets. They might go 8-8.By the way, I believe we have the quietest 12th man in the league

  6. By Xavion on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    I swear we were cheated. im no longer a fan of the nfl the patriots have them in their back pocket, That was a bogus call on roughing the passer, The refs blow play dead after stuckey breaks a tackle and TJ runs out of bounds and the play clock runs down to end 3rd Qtr plus Our LB were held all day. and Belichek calls in a late sub which is suppsed to be illegal. Did I miss anything?

  7. By brian on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    hahahahahahahahaha….camera or no camera, brady or no brady, you are still the jets, and we we (they) are still the patriots!!!!….So much for that blood in the water, see ya next year mangenious, or maybe NOT…..Long live the Great BILL BELICHICK!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. By Larry on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    And why cant we ever aquire a decent placekicker. I’d like to see the stats on teams with most failed attempts . If were not #1 we got to be close. The high point of the weekend was seeing Penningtons 12-20 112 yds 0TD give Miami a “chance” to win.

  9. By pack#4 on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    I feel sorry for Favre he dont have the weapons to work with …….. that he had in Green Bay!

  10. By Patrick on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    I thought the same thing about Simms,he’s in love with the Patriots.

  11. By Jonas Patrick on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    I’ve never seen such bad calls by the refs. The Patriots commited so many penalties and weren’t flaged it’s not even funny, meanwhile everything little thing the Jets did out came the laundry. I’m not saying the Jets would have def. won, but it would’ve been closer. The Patriots are proven cheaters, one can only think that Robert Craft owns some Zebras now and let them run wild all over the Jets.


  12. By bernie lapera jr on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    New faces, same old jets. I’ve been a jet fan for 40 years, and they just keep doing the same old things year after year , mistake after mistake. One good play followed by a bone head play or a penelty. I don’t know how much more i can take. They looked horrable. Missed a chip shot field goal. 1st and goal from the two, and end up loosing yardage only to settle for a field goal

  13. By Ray on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    God Frank, don’t be the prophet of doom! There were alot of good things to take away from this game. Unfortunately there were a bunch of negatives too. Play calling was ok unless we were in trouble or inside the red zone. Someone needs to tell schotty that we aren’t using the CP playbook anymore. 3 runs inside the 5 and a boat load of screen passes isn’t gonna get it done.

  14. By Cheesehead on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    Brette who?

  15. By BC on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    Very disappointing, sloppy effort from the offense. Farve looked old and confused. The pass protection failed at critical times. When the defense really needed a stop, they couldn’t get it, and special teams were god awful. Hopefully, Ben Grahm has punted his last shank for the Jets. They are a 500 team.

  16. By Martin on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    everyone said they would give Brett time to learn the offense. well its only 2nd game. When the jets start giving him time in the pocket, & the team comes together i think all will look back at this game & see them working to get there. Its not over till its over & the season just began.

  17. By Daniel Wolfram on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    It’s Hard to watch the Jet’s just give this game away … We have a lot of talent new and old but The bloddy Pat’s fans could predict the plays sitting on a bar stool. 1st and goal and they try to punch it up the gut 3 times ( with Bret favre behind center ) Jay Feely as our kicker, we just got passed the fins and look what happened today when they faced a decent team.. Our coaching is bush league

  18. By Ray on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    The D looks good, but they couldn’t stop Lamont in the second half. We ran the ball well considering the D line we were up against. But leaving Leon in to pass protect was a disaster. Might need a new punter. Need to regroup and have a big effort in SD.

  19. By zartan on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    i hate nfl politics and it hurts deep this time to lose to the Pats.if we lose next week i will be broken.

  20. By Alphonse Jackson on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    Thanks a lot for taking Brett off our hands! He may still be able to toss it but the sack in the fourth quarter shows he’s not mobile enough anymore. At 2-0 Aaron Rodgers was easily the better choice of the two. Good luck on a 8-8 season (maybe)!

  21. By Jack on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    The Pats may be ripe to be beaten and they certainly will be beaten this year. But, they are a group of professionals who always seem to know what they have to do in order to win. It is not often they they will come to a game unprepared. I feel that Belichik will take all of these obituary notices and throw them into his team’s collective face. The team and its players has pride.

  22. By Derick on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    Is it too late to get Chad back?

  23. By EYEH8DAPATS on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    There is no way in hell the jets should have lost this game!!!!!!! Here we go all this money spent in FA for another losing season way to go front office way to go D and way to go O! We could not have beat a high school football team today! Lets just call a spade a spade and get this horrible season over with already. You (THE JETS) are just meant to be the pats whipping boy for years to come.

  24. By evan on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    Go home Frank.

  25. By EYEH8DAPATS on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    And that does not seem to bother any body on the jets squad or front office. Lets try to play with even an ounce of HEART which is what this team has lacked for the last 40 years. Enjoy your season of middle of the pack play! No heart and no defense against a team who has owned us for the past SEVEN YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. By JP on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    I will speak about the Jets in a moment, but to acquiese to Grandpa, Simms is the most Patriot biased announcer I have ever heard – the man is in love with them. It was joke hearing his anti-Jet rhetoric and praise the Pats in every way.

  27. By Row on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    Mangini could punt better then Graham. We need to start Elam, at least he will hit someone. Is there a reason why Justin Miller isn’t on the field? Most of the problem is on offense, if our Defense didn’t play the whole game, they would have looked better. Still couldn’t stop the run, same old Jets. Better players, same PITIFUL coaching. These games are torture!

  28. By JP on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    ok, this is a game that the Jets could have won. But some things need changing now: 1. Special Teams – Horrific! – missed field goals, Graham stunk it up it, we start at the 20 when the Pats were in or close to Jet territory. 2. Offense calling – the plays were horrible – TJ was running decently, Farve is running for his life making plays but the plays are simply stale. Farve can’t be Farve.

  29. By Anonymous on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    def. cannot stop the short passes, offen. play calling sucks, do i even mention punting and kicking – what a joke. off. line cant hold blocks and when they do “HOLDING” i had high hopes but come on, if they keep this (coaching + playing )up, well be lucky to win 4 games + coles catch a ball for once!!


  30. By steveb on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    I told you guys your best chance at playoffs was signed by the fins. ZERO offensive continuity. Yeah he makes an unbelievable play sometimes but no sustained drives. Favre is lost and distraught his mind is not in the game he doesnt want to be there. Is everyone still swooping up the favre jerseys? If Brady had been there it would have been a pasting if anything the gap is wider. D is much better

  31. By JP on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    I liked the goal line plays but on 3rd down, either pass the ball or punch it up the gut one more time..instead they go left and get stuffed! The Farve interception, who cares!, was trying to make something happen. 3. The Chess match – everytime we play Pats I feel like its a stare down, the offense is too tight, there is no fire – we should play them like the Giants – smash mouth D and long O!

  32. By ddh on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    I felt playing again lrt the Jets down, three runs up the middle at the three yd line? there is too much talent on this team and the coaching staff dont know how to use it. the defense overall played good, but little sustained drives in second half wore them out, shotty has to go!!!

  33. By Dave C on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    I’m glad the Jets yahoos who cheered when Brady went down got their comeuppance today. Any fan that would cheer in that situation is a first class jerk.

  34. By JP on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    4. One more vent – if every Angry Jet fan could get a Jersey on and play on that field, the Jets would never lose, because I and we as a nation are officially fed up. When you see Little Leon get sacked with Farve for a 15 yard lose, you have to ask – what the Heck is going on! I don’t know, the Fireman was back today but it didn’t help! The Cheerleaders are cute but it didn’t help! FAVRE!

  35. By sbolen on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    Well you wanted Favre you have him!! He doesn’t want to be there he is lost in this offense. If we finish 8-8 it will be a miracle. Bills and Pats are way ahead of us. No continuity on offense. Everything is helter skelter. I watched chargers,broncos even the cardinals and they are way better than us. The chemistry is shot and no chance to make the playoffs this year. 3rd in the division.

  36. By paul on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    I agree with Frank!!! the coaching staff is to blame, they have alot of talent on this team and yet the team looks anemic!!!!!!

  37. By Wayne on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    Frank is right.Mangini is no Belichick.Terrible gameplan & even worse execution.Didn’t harass Cassel enough.He beat us because Belichick put together a great gameplan & knows how to get the most out of his players & exploit our weakness better than Mangini.Terrible playcalling once again by Schotty.This is like watching reruns of a terrible movie.Belichick would take our talent & win 11 games.

  38. By ddh on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    while I have to admit the pats had good starting field positions, they virtually played on half a field all day, and the penalties, what happened to one of the least penalized teams, some were questionable, and a few that should have been called on the pats, werent. but enough whining,time to rebuild mgmt!!

  39. By doug temple on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    no camara no Brady same story Jets lose again
    What will the Jets fans cry about next

  40. By Wayne on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    Lets get a petition together to get rid of our coaches.Schotty play calling, no pun intended. Inside the 5 and 3 straight runs with Favre. Shotty never gave Favre a shot with terrible play calling.Where was the D in the 4th qtr.Five yds every run when Belichick is trying to kill the clock. Duh. This team lacks coaching & HEART.It’s almost too painful & predictable to watch.

  41. By BIG AL on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    i gotta tell ya there were some calls i thought wer out of control 1 the pass interference with cothcery fore the jets 1st and goal and 2nd the roughting the passer call on matt cassell the 2 calls in my opinion changed the game

  42. By Xavion on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    Its funny How all the bashers were so quiet last week after the win. True we played poorly but The officiating sucked I named some calls earlier, The offense game plan was just Plain stupid I think the D was solid Bench drew coleman. We were blocked in the back 2x on the same pat punt return the NFL protects the Pats. Keller Should have been all over this Game. The o Play book better change Quick!


  43. By Drew on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    We lost the field position batlle big time today. There were a lot of problems but Graham was a mess AGAIN!!!! How did he forget how to punt??Cassell was lost for most of the game and we could not score. Enough of the Favre bashing…he is learning the offense and we all knew this would take time. As we all said 2-2 at worst with the chance for 3-1 before week 5 & were okay. Bad game today though!

  44. By numpsie on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    Mangini should hang it up he does not have what it takes to coach Pro!!!!Another bad choice by the Jets. “I am shocked” They need to turn Brett loose and let him win games!!!! not confine him to peewee football plays and a 3 foot running back. Disgraced fan.

  45. By Wayne on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    Stay close enough by being conservative & watch the other team beat us.It happens every week. Heck,we should have lost to the Phins last week. They had 3 chances to beat us at the end.Couldn’t even put that one away.Fire these coaches. Then we’d have a good team. Please Mr. Johson, it’s been 40 years of suffering for me.You got to see our coaches are to blame.Mangini is too young & inexperienced.

  46. By Ray on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    Dave C, who is probably the David from the other blog, save your all righteous blather. Class isn’t shown when you win, it’s shown when you lose. And the Patsies cry and whine like everyone else when they lose. You were no doubt one of the Patsie fans doing cartwheels when Vinny went down, and don’t tell me you guys didn’t cheer, I remember it clearly.

  47. By razmataz on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    I told my bro @ the 1/2, whoever turns the ball over to the other team in their own zone loses, figure it wasnt going to be Belicheck. I hurt like others but this season will take time, a lot of talent, but v. poor special teams c/w NE, I have to say poor coaching again in a BIG game, 12 men in huddle x2 We’ll be ok but gotta ? Mangini!, poor game plan. Ref calls against us, batted balls to NE

  48. By The Pack is the team to Beat. on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    So much for Favre. I live around 30 miles away from lambeau . I seen Favre throw away many a game. The guy always coughs it up when it really matters. He seems to just throw the game away after he coughs it up. He seems like another Trent Dilfer with higher creds but not really. Man I hate to say it but I’m happy that he is out of Green Bay. It’s great to see a new QB in GB. Goodbye MR. DRAMAFAVRE

  49. By BIG AL on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    what the hell is the jets problem they play like a bunch of idiots and that VG was the biggest waste of a draft in a loong time he will amount to nothing but he dont care because he is paid just like loser coles fanca the other wonder in the jets front stunk brett wcant do this alone but it seems like he will have no choice feely the loser misses the nugent miss 31 yrds LOL this is a joke


  50. By JetStorm on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    Bush League Coaching…..We Had The best team on the field…Spent so much money on good players….It’s wrong to lose like this…. Someone should be held responsable………The problem is upstairs….

  51. By Boston on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    I have to say us Patriot fans feel much better now after another win over you Jets. Part of the joy is knowing we are not Jet fans who have to go through another year of just hoping to maybe make the playoffs knowing there is no chance in hell we will win the Super Bowl. Once again, thank you Jet coaching!!

  52. By The Pack is the team to watch on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    I hate to say it BUT YOU GUYS WILL FEEL THE LET DOWNS THAT FAVRE HAS . Lambeau feild is about 20 miles from my house and I have seen more letdown games from that guy than any other player in football. Sure He is a 3 time MVP but he will get you’re hopes up and let you down when it really counts. Most people in notheastern Wis will say the same. Good bye don’t let the door hit you in the A** FAVRE.


  53. By Frank on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    Ray are you kidding what was good about the game? Name one thing. Matt Cassel are you kidding me? We can’t block on offense Brick still stinks and we can’t stop the Pats in the 4th when we needed to. Look at the best coaches in the league Belichick he played to win at the end. Shanahan what a tremendous decision to win the game and they did. Mangini plays like Herm and like Kotite not to lose….

  54. By Frank on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    …and when you play like that you lose! This team is as dead and lifeless as a Mangini press conference. 3 years and counting and exactly 2 wins against winning teams. The worst part is the team barely won last week and stunk this week and there doesn’t seem to be much improvement anywhere.

  55. By Drew on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    This game came down to field position and getting Faulk and Jordan late off the field..This theory that Mangini was outcoached is a complete over-reaction as usual from Jet fans. Missing field goals and horrible punting put our team in horrible spots allday. It doesnt help that they Punted and Kicked like All-Pros. After Stuckey scored we had our shot. We didnt get it done. Favre will get better!!

  56. By ghostphace on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    listen haters, this was a good game for the jets. favre is learning a new offense he is gonna struggle and be frustrated. the offense made mistakes… which a team trying to get chemistry will do. the defense is great and will definitly improve during the season. they played a tough game against new england and gave up 1 touchdown. i wasn’t impress with cassel. thier defense keep them in this 1!

  57. By matt on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    coaching…that is all there is to blame on this loss…we have the weapons and these conservative calls by eric need to go

  58. By Joe Bucks County on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    Memo to Eric & Coaching Staff: How does it feel to get totally out-coached again by Belichick? Your gameplan was ridiculous. You didn’t put your players in a position to win and let a guy who hasn’t started a game since high school beat you. Woody Johnson deserves better and so do the fans. Do us a favor and just resign.

  59. By Anonymous on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    You want to make us pay for psls? Well win a super bowl b4 hand, bc most fans (if all) dont want to pay psls already, and the way the game played today it seems u dont want us to pay either. The diffrence between the pats and us, they dont care about money, they just want rings, maybe u guys need this mentality. We dont need a new staidium, let the giants take the new, and us have the old.

  60. By zinjanthropus on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    When I read some of the comments posted here it makes me wonder just how long these people have been watching football. I predicted it yesterday and I will repeat it. The Patriots are STILL a REALLY, REALLY good football team! (Anyone remember they were in the Super Bowl last year?) Cassel KNOWS the system! They had to be SUPER MOTIVATED today because so many FORGOT the other 21 starters.

  61. By bobby on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    you know we have some good players on our team and hell maybe a few stars. But I tell you the coaching staff has been doing a really bad job. I mean can we actually go into a game and play to WIN?? and i mean play to win from down one to the last one of the game. none of this prevent defense garbage, none of this oh lets run the ball on first down and play it conservative then once that doesnt

  62. By zinjanthropus on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    Everybody needs to chill. The Jets didnt play great. The Patriots came in with a MAJOR chip on their shoulders. Several calls went against us that should NOT have. The Jets are 1-1. Big deal. We have a LONG LONG way to go. They SHOULD lose next week too! The Chargers are great and they too will be SUPER MOTIVATED. We’ll be ok. It’s a LONG season guys. Just relax.

  63. By mike on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    again no guts no glory coaching — we will never win till we get a coaching staff worth its salt .

  64. By undefeated-not on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    for all the pats fans hanging around here trying to give us a dig, dont forget the sting the other NY team put on you dweebs. Get a life, go post on your own boards- go pahk the cahr you jerks.
    Shottenheimer is really awful. It’s impossible to watch. The Jets better do something quick! I’m not going to watch this garbage, you want $$$? You want to sell airtime? You better play better ball!

  65. By mike the ex jet fan on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    again no guts no glory coaching — we will never will till we get a coaching staff plain & simple

  66. By mike on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    Farve was pitiful. It wasn’t poor coaching that had Farve underthrowing and if he can’t do it he should have stayed at home and watched players who are still exicited about the game. Last week he was almost beat by Chad with a far less talented team. He will be here one year and just draw his check, then go back to where ever. Unless he can turn back time its going to be a disappointing year.

  67. By Jeff H. on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    The Jets are not ready for prime time. Very disappointing. This was the game to prove that the Jets have finally arrived. Not sure Mangini and Co. are the answer. Ruined my afternoon.

  68. By mr.smith on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    give them a chance ppLe. what did you expect its a new offense for him. relax and let the season progress. thier 1-1 not 1-15. do you ya’ll read the non-sense you type. the defense is 10 times better then last year and the actually can stop the run. given they did break a little in the 2nd half. they’ll beat san diego next week. the bills WON’T FINISH ahead of the jets they were lucky to win 2day!

  69. By Ray on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    Frank, as I listed earler, there were several good things. The defense played a very solid game through 3 quarters. Matt Cassell didn’t beat us. And the offense had some good moments. I don’t think you and some others on here were giving the NE def. enough credit going in, they are who beat us. And you can’t run 3 times inside the 5 and a bunch of screens. Throw out the CP playbook!!!!

  70. By jets: AFC east 2008 champs on Sep 14, 2008 | Reply

    yes read the name folks, who cares about this game!!! the jets will be fine. the play calls were a bit conservative but we established the fact we have a deep ball and the run game is better then last year. defense is getting pressure and revis is getting stronger. i expect good things this year and your a jet fan then you should be more respectful. J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS!!!

  71. By Kelly on Sep 15, 2008 | Reply

    I just can not take it. The lack of imagination is staggering to me. KOTITE would have coached this game the same way. Ooooh try not to lose. Did you see Denver? Crazy to go for two to win it but man was that gutzy. I did not see one gutzy call today. We script the first 15 plays and drive down the field. Then we cant do anything because we WERE SCARED. Afraid to fail. I cant take it!

  72. By Ray on Sep 15, 2008 | Reply

    NIce call zinjanthropus, I was going to save that for later in the week to give everyone some time to heal from this one. But your right we are very likely to be 1-2 after the next game. San Diego has lost two heartbreakers and can’t afford to go 0-3. But if we somehow win that one or the next one against Arizona we go into the bye at 2-2 right where we need to be. JETS FAN for life!!!!!!!!

  73. By ddh on Sep 15, 2008 | Reply

    phil simms has always been a jerk, never a jets fan, why is he even here all he does is infuriate the fans. while reading every ones comments, I wonder what game some of them watched, I saw a lot of positive plays on both sides of the ball, punting and kicking is definitely an issue, play calling is fractional
    not whole at all.

  74. By Dave C on Sep 15, 2008 | Reply

    Ray is right that true class is shown when a team loses. When the Pats lost the Super Bowl last year, I did not hear any whining or when they lost to the Colts in the AFC title game a couple of years ago. And, when ANY yahoos (Pats fans included) cheer a player getting injured, they are all jerks.

  75. By sbolen on Sep 15, 2008 | Reply

    For all of you people that think we make hay through the rest of our week schedule might want to look again San Diego, Buffalo X2,NEng X2,Tenn,Denver,@seattle & maybe @ S.F are more than likely losses that is 8-8 or 7-9 then Favre goes home we give up whatever draft choice to GB. What a joke. If I managed something with those results wonder what would happen. Tangini must go !!

  76. By PACK#4 on Sep 15, 2008 | Reply

    you lost one game……..quit whinning there is 14 games to play

  77. By CD on Sep 15, 2008 | Reply

    Where was Farve’s protection? Where was everyone when he and Washington both got sacked 20 yds back. In my opinion, if the Def. was really doing their job, the Pats would have been scoreless. We were lucky they ended up with only 19. Come on Jets, Get fired up. You have to want it more!!!

  78. By Anonymous on Sep 15, 2008 | Reply

    Definitiion of insanity: doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result!!!

    Jets are insane!

  79. By Damien on Sep 15, 2008 | Reply

    i think we would have won if jones had got a touchdown on theose 3 goal line carries and leon washington did alil better with the pass protection

  80. By CD on Sep 15, 2008 | Reply

    Okay, maybe we are all getting carried away. I really believe the Jets can do this. I’m still pulling for them and will be all season. Farve tends to look like that whenever he looses, regardless of his age. He is far more disappointed than we are. I do wish that they would give him a little more elbow room and let him do what he is great at, make plays. It’s not over yet. Go Jets!

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