According to Webster’s Dictionary, the word "dominate" means: "control, be the most powerful or influential member or part of something." As of 5 o’clock yesterday Webster’s added a picture of the Jets’ game against the Rams.
Let’s start on the defensive side of the ball. They were outstanding, starting with the play of Eric Barton (14 tackles, a half sack and a fumble recovery). He along with 10 other green jerseys were everywhere, creating turnover after turnover and even scoring on defense when Abram Elam sacked Rams quarterback Marc Bulger, forcing a fumble that was returned by Calvin Pace for a touchdown.
Defensive game ball goes to coordinator Bob Sutton. Bob had his unit prepared and ready to play. The defensive scheme was to attack the Rams with everything they had for 60 minutes and that’s what they did. Bob is allowing his players to play, putting them in the best positions to come up with big-time plays. They are the real deal. Great job by all.
Offensively, great job by the offensive line. Thomas Jones running for three touchdowns, protecting Brett Favre all day, not allowing a sack. But the most impressive stat: scoring on their first seven possessions. Brian Schottenheimer, the offensive coordinator, did an excellent job, calling plays with play action and controlling the passing game, and no turnovers.
Special teams were perfect, as was Jay Feely. Icing on the cake: a 55-yard field goal to end the first half.
Bottom line, the Jets started fast and finished strong. They had a game plan and executed it to perfection. They dominated the game.
Once again, the energy level in the stadium was unbelievable. If I had extra game balls, I’d give each one of you one.
Now it’s show time in New England. It not what New England brings to the table, it’s what YOU bring to the table. You have something special here — build on it. Believe that you can win and settle for nothing less. Remember what I said last week: "If you think you can or think you can’t, you’re probably right."
It doesn’t get any better than this … IT’S SHOW TIME.
Tags: Bob Sutton, Brian Schottenheimer, Eric Barton, Jay Feely, St. Louis Rams
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