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Sanchez and Co. Keep Showing Their Poise

Posted by Eric Allen on November 21, 2010 – 6:28 pm


What else can you say about Mark Sanchez, Santonio Holmes and the New York Jets? They blew a 16-point fourth-quarter lead and looked to be headed to another heartbreaking loss at home, but the Texans gave the Green & White 55 seconds and that was 10 seconds too much as Sanchez led a five-play, 72-yard drive that culminated on the game-winning 6-yard fade to Santonio Holmes.

“Certain players kind of have that mystique, something about them that they make plays when it’s really time to make plays,” RB LaDainian Tomlinson, who caught seven passes for 71 yards — none more important than a 19-yard gain on the final march — said of Holmes. “Go back to the Super Bowl. When Pittsburgh needed a play, they went to him. When we need a play, he’s coming through. He just has that knack.”

This entire team has a knack for the amazing. How ’bout that for a followup after becoming the first team in NFL history to win back-to-back road overtime games? At 8-2, they are off to the second-best start after 10 games in franchise history and they’ve proved to be gamers in every sense of the word.

“We’re still learning how to win these games. We haven’t been in these situations before,” said Tomlinson, who is searching for his first championship ring and also climbed past Curtis Martin into seventh place on the NFL’s all-time yards from scrimmage list today. “No matter who we’re playing, I don’t care who it is — Detroit, Cleveland, Houston — you have to learn how to win games like this.”

Sanchez, who has reached the 300-yard mark in two of the past three games (he had 299 in Cleveland), impressed Tomlinson the most with his deep throw down the right sideline to Braylon Edwards that moved the ball from the plus-48 to the plus-6-yard line.

“I think that throw down there to Braylon was an incredible throw because you have the safety coming over top and he fit that ball into a tight window, and he threw that ball like something I’ve never seen before,” he said.

If you’re a fan of this ballclub, you’ve got to check your ticker each week. They don’t mind the close contests as each of their last five victories — vs. Minnesota, at Denver, Detroit and Cleveland, and today vs. Houston — have come down to the final seconds.

“I want to apologize to all the Jets fans for affecting the heart a little bit, but we’ll take the win,” said head coach Rex Ryan. “I understand we have some issues finishing games — some blown assignments, some dropped coverages and all that kind of stuff — but we’ll get it fixed. And we’re 8-2 and we’ll get it fixed, so I’ll take it.”

Jets Nation can be thankful this week that they have one of the best young passers in all of football. It’s amazing to think where we were back in Week 1 when the Jets lost a 10-9 home decision to the Baltimore Ravens. When the Jets started their final possession in need of a field goal and just 1:37 on the clock, it seemed like an impossible task against B-More. And while neither the Texans nor the Lions nor the Browns has a defense that rivals the Ravens, the kid has grown up so much more than just a couple of months on the calendar.

“Phenomenal. Mark is doing an excellent job,” said LT D’Brickashaw Ferguson. “He’s made it a lot easier because he’s helped us get out of some tough spots. He’s real poised — everybody can see the poise that he as well as the offense have in difficult times. I think this is going to be really big for us the later the season goes when we face tough opponents. It’s good that when it’s tough like that, you can still win and come out on top.”

In the joyful locker room afterward, Sanchez told Jets play-by-play man Bob Wischusen an interesting story that took place before kickoff with him and No. 10.

“I saw his Super Bowl ring before the game. He had it right here and was like, ‘Oops, I dropped it,’ and I was like, ‘Man, that’s what we’re playing for.’ That’s kind of our attitude at the end of games — we have to win this thing, we have to fight, whatever it takes, and guys really complement each other,” said Sanchez.

So the Jets have a short week and then it’s the 2-8 Bengals on Thanksgiving. Tough loss avoided and another great win in the books. Something special is happening here.

“It’s good for the character, but we’re striving not to make these wins so difficult on us,” Ferguson said. “We’re looking for ways to perform and not always put ourselves in a hole. But at the end of the day, a win is a win, we’re excited and we have a quick turnaround, so we’re going to prepare for our next opponent and do what we need to win that game as well.”

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79 Responses to “Sanchez and Co. Keep Showing Their Poise”

  1. By rich on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    Overtime win against the bengals on thanxgiving. Only watch if your brave.

  2. By Jets Fan on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    It was critical for the Jets to win this game. Unfortunately the Patriots won and are tied with the Jets at 8-2. Unless something changes, the Jets will need to defeat New England at New England if they wish to secure the division title and a first round bye in the playoffs. What would be crazy is if the Jets had a record such as 12-4 and went into the playoffs as a wild card team playing on the road without a bye. That is definitely not what we want to happen. What we really needed was for the Patriots to lose today or the Jets definitely have to defeat them when they play at New England in a few weeks. I’m very happy we won today, but they need to start defeating teams like a Superbowl team instead of barely getting by.

  3. By Jets Fan on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    And to add to my comment, they absolutely must defeat the Patriots in New England when they play in a few weeks to highly increase their chances of securing a first round bye in the playoffs with possible home field advantage. Most wild card teams do not win the Superbowl, and it is extremely important they defeat the Patriots again for the sweep in case they are tied with the same record at the end of the season. If they defeat the Patriots, they will win the division if they are tied with the same record at the end. Or maybe the Patriots will start losing many games with only 6 left, but either way, they have to defeat New England to make a statement that they are the best team in the AFC.

  4. By Jets Fan Since '64 Tom on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    No doubt we have to beat NE AND PIT, Jets Fan, but I’m afraid to look that far ahead, let’s just beat CIN on three days rest first. Sure, even if we split it from here we’re 11-5, which should be good enough for the wild card, but I don’t see us playing all that well consistently in all three phases of the game every week to be talking about post-season yet. Nice that TEN and IND lost today but either BAL or PIT might have a record as good as ours, so we can’t blow any lesser games. Cutler beat us bad when he was on DEN and CHI is better than they look so that’s a game I’ve been concerned about since that awful performance against the Pack. Still, 8-2 is looking darned good!

  5. By IRA on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    EA, I am use to this after the prevoius 3 wins. But this is getting a little crazy now. Sanchez was brilliant with his 4 comeback wins the past 4 games. He is a gamer and a proving to be a money player. And the same can be said for Holmes. Turner had a big catch earlier. But the reality is the D has some issues and they need to be fixed or they will not go far in the playoffs. VG finally gets to the QB and then he doesn’t get too many snaps. I have to watch the tape to be 100 % sure of that. Also some confusion late when they put Digs in as an extra safety. 8-2 and Cincy coming to town. Time to get down to business.
    GO JETS!!!!!

  6. By steven Feldberg on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    new england is unreal,,,,,some how they just keep on winning,,,,,,,,,,the monday night game will be for the bye,,,,,,,,,,,go jets

  7. By Gregg from CA on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    Okay, so I picked up a defibrillator earlier this week, and now I need a respirator – I’m STILL having trouble catching my breath! Can you imagine the kind of bodily harm a game like this would do after a ton of turkey has been eaten? Apologies are all well and good, Rex, but what we need are medical supply discount coupons! Keep the wins comin’, baby!

  8. By OldRogue on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    12-4 as a Wild Card team? 12-4 should get a bye, if not home field. Has there ever been a 12-4 Wild Card team? It only took 9-7 for us to be a Wild Card last year.

  9. By scjoe on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    I hate to come off as negative after a big win, but lets be honest here. The last 4 wins, all against bottom shelf teams all went down to the wire and could have gone either way. Yes, we got the wins in all of them, but look at NE by comparison, they beat Pitt, at Pitt convincingly, they beat Indy today, and seem to be getting better each week. I hope Rex knows something we don’t when he swears things will get corrected, because if they don’t, I see no way of beating NE at their place, and that game is getting bigger each week. Remember, NE is NOT Denver or Detroit.

  10. By 37 year fan on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    ……IN THE HOME OF THE……….JETS ! ! ! How loud was that stadium ? ……. WE ARE WHO WE”VE BEEN WAITING FOR …. THIS IS OUR YEAR …. JUST ONE BEFORE I DIE , THAT”S ALL I NEED >>>> JUST ONE TIME HAVE MY JETS HOLD UP THAT VINCE LOMBARDI TROPHY …..ONE TRIP down The Canyon of Heros …One more time have Broadway Joe smiling …..

  11. By justin on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    WHat a game!!!!!! i saw some posts on us being 12-4 and playing in a wildcard game..it can def happen as long as the pats keep winning..thats why a couple mondays from now we must beat NE..OUr O line looked tired today..No run block or pass protection..hopefuly we can get these big guys fed thursday and get them back to health lol…I know we have been getting a little lucky, but this is why we watch every sunday..enjoy it..GO JETS!!!!!!

  12. By 37 year fan on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    scjoe ,… The Jets are not afraid of NE ….. If you don’t think we’ll be up for that game , you are mistaken ….. New England ain’t what they used to be …. Bring that game on …. THIS IS OUR TIME . ..It’s what we’ve EARNED . ….New England GET OUT OF OUR WAY .

  13. By 37 year fan on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    I think the bigger challenge is the up coming showdown with The Steelers on the road at their house .

  14. By 37 year fan on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    We make Green look good ….

  15. By Ray on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    As a matter of fact it has happened, just two years ago Old Rogue. Indy was 12-4 but was the wildcard because Tennesee went 13-3 (we gave them their first loss after 10-0 start). Even more strange was that the Colts being a wildcard had to travel TO San Diego, but cause the Chargers won the AFC West with an 8-8 record.

  16. By Ray on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    Everything says this game should also be a cake walk. So I will be prepared to sit here and scream at the tv for a full four quarters (or more). Palmer is used to our defense and has played well against Baltimore this year. So this is going to be every bit as hard as NE. Great that we get an extra four days to prepare….. but so do they.

  17. By Jets Fan Since '64 Tom on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    OldRogue, it would be about as surprising to see a 12-4 wild card team as…to see a team pull out for wins in a row in the closing seconds. Like scjoe says, I don’t see NE losing too many games from here on out and I’d say the same for BAL and PIT, so it might take at least 11-5 to get the wild card.

  18. By Christopher on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    The NE game will be huge, but it will not mean much if we lose to Cincy, let’s take care of them first. How big does the lead have to be for this defense? Unreal, if it wasn’t for Sanchez and Holmes, you could only imagine the disgrace this team would be for having such a floundering defense and a so called defensive guru for a head coach. 5 games now without an INT. Only 1 score by the defense this year and none by special teams (other than FGs). To be 8-2 is nothing short of a miracle. Let’s hope everything starts clicking for the NE game, because losing that one pretty much loses the division.

  19. By Christopher on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    and I admit I was wrong on Sanchez, he still has issues with his accuracy deep, but he makes plays when it is needed most and rising up when the pressure is on is something you can’t teach.

  20. By charliejet on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    64′Tom and Jet Fan I too understand your concerns about NE an Pitt. But my mantra as with many other fans is ONE GAME AT A TIME. NEXT! Cincinnati then we have 10 days to prep for “the big one”.

    I bet Rex will on the phone with his brother asking how Cleveland did it with New England.

  21. By Mike Jet Vet on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    EA I have to say you may be right about Detroit Houston Cleveland not having D good as Ravens Pats and Steelers I’m not so sure,Browns beat Pats and steelers with their Defence gave us all we could handle houston blew out the Colts with their Defence last but not least Lions have been close in beating some very good teams with their defence..Tom64 your concern on Pats beating us not to worry we’re the 1st seed in AFC Pats forth we beat them by 14 we can lose by less then 14 and we’re ok tie breakers go by points won and loss in division but remember we’re 5-0 on the road 3-2 at home thats just how the Jets roll I’m not worried one bit win or lose more worried about bye at home then a away game with this team

  22. By Mike Jet Vet on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    CONT. if the game after our bye week is any indication. next point I made to ground and pound fans you get it now? last 3 weeks are proof I know I’m repeating a point made numerous times TEAMS are preparing for our run game stacking the box making us beat them thought the air and that’s exactly what we’re finally doing ..making our offence more diverse and as a result will open the run game in the playoffs and beyond .next point I made was how Schotty developed Brees and Rivers and now Sanchez TOM 64

  23. By nyjetsholdupsbtrophyin2010 on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    Manning bailed the Pats out yesterday with that bad throw at the end..I think we’ll be able to move the ball on them just like the 1st game..I do agree that the defense is while pretty stout for most of the game ,but just like the last 5 of the last 6 games Minn DEN Det.Clev.HOu. the defense has these lapses ,of where the giving up massive chunks of yardage where it looks like we couldn’t stop a girl-scout troop,our safety play has been nauseating ,and we generate no pass rush ,even when we blitz no one is getting to the qb,and it just seems the D is 10x slower than last yrs, A-cro you cant tackle worth a?!@# but you sure can cover great game by you & Revis limiting A.J.as much as I thought the luck used up from 2 weeks prev. Cont….

  24. By nyjetsholdupsbtrophyin2010 on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    was tapped out after blowing the lead yesterday ,we managed to find a little left, with that said we cant continue to be in these types of games against inferior teams and need a miracle to pull them off. Ne and Pitt will be us if we dont play a complete game which we’ve still yet to do outside of Buff game.
    I worried that this mindset is instilled and maybe we cant play anybetter ,Cincy coming in with pride on the line and revenge on the mind,if we dont play a complete game here we will get beat,just as were finding everywhich way to win ,thier finding every way possible to lose blowing a 31-7 lead at home to Buff.??almost beating Indy the week before Pitt before that all came down to final drive,get it fixed REx

  25. By Jets Fan on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    I’ve been a Jets fan my entire life and if they want a ligitimate chance of reaching the Superbowl, they absolutely must secure a first round bye, preferably with home field advantage. Both the Jets and NE play Miami and Buffalo in these last 6 games. New England came very close to losing to the Colts yesterday. The Jets beat the Patriots at home and they can beat them again. And if they do end up with the same record at the end of the season, the first tie-breaker would be who won the most games between the two teams, which is way the Jets have to sweep them by defeating them in NE.

  26. By Jets Fan on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    Head-to-head (best won-lost-tied percentage in games between the clubs).
    Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the division.
    Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games.
    Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
    Strength of victory.
    Strength of schedule.
    Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
    Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
    Best net points in common games.
    Best net points in all games.
    Best net touchdowns in all games.
    Coin toss

  27. By Jets Fan on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    The bottom line is that if they do not WIN the division, they are a wild card team playing on the road, which is not where the Jets want to be with a possible record of 11-5 or 12-4 or 13-3 or maybe even 14-2 (hopefully) if they win the next 6 in a row. At this point they control their own destiny, and I hope Coach Ryan is explaining this to them in detail. Just keep winning football games, DEFEAT THE PATRIOTS, win the division, win home field advantage throughout the playoffs and get to the Superbowl. Sanchez is awesome. Best QB Jets had in a very long time. The offensive line needs to start protecting him more instead of putting it all on his shoulders and making him evade pass rushers all game to make amazing plays to win these games.

  28. By IRA on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    Its time for Rex to take over the D playing calling again if he hasn’t already and i don’t think he has. This team has not been the same D it was the first 4 games without Revis. They gave up only 15 pts per game in those 1st 4 games. Then after Revis comes back and you take away the Packers game which they only gave up 9 pts but that had more to do with the wind more so than the Jets D they have given up 107 pts in those 5 games for an avg of 21.4 pts per game. Thats not going to cut it in the home stretch and playoffs. Rex take over!

  29. By will on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    New Orleans had a stretch of last second wins . Every championship team and fans want to see their QB prove he is money. Chill out people. We need to be on all cylinders for the playoffs. Rex proved he can do that.
    Fans need to start believing like the coach and QB.
    Pats have to worry about us, don’t matter what they do against the rest of the league.

  30. By GaryC on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    woodhead is as tough as nails, he is the Lenny Dykstra of football. even jet fan tom can’t knock this guy any longer.

  31. By IRA on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    Hidden in yesterdays win was the play of the ST’s coverage unit and Weatherford had a great day. Houston really never had good field position the entire day and looking back at how the D melted that was a a good thing.

  32. By Rick Roucoulet on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    I’d like to know the stats of what most JETS fans die of – I’m thinking a BIG % are heartattacks (Honostly). I think this team has represented my life. (Just get by w/the skin o my teeth but over the years has shown TRUE HEART). But man, can’t we just blow a few out of the water so I can enjoy a game instead of putting my blood pressure through the roof??? My dentist told me I need to stop grinding my teeth in my sleep until he found out i’m a lifer of the JETS…

  33. By russ on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    A team with lousy first down yardage and constant 3rd down mirackle is doomed….

  34. By Tom Spicer on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    Mark 1,206 yards passing, 8 TD’S in the last 4 weeks for a average of 305 yards passing & 2 TD’S per week. This kid is carrying this team right now BOTTOM LINE!5 4TH QUARTER COMEBACKS! THIS KID IS A MONEY PLAYER!

  35. By TEJ on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    Let’s think about Cincinnati first. This could be a nice build up to the New England game. Here’s my perspective. The Jets can beat the Patriots in New England if we play our game. Rex and the Boys will have 10 days to come up with a game plan. Both teams know each other and it comes down to talent. We have more playmakers then New England and hopefully Schotty and Pettine comes up with a dominating gameplan. Just believe in the J-E-T-S :-)

  36. By 37 year fan on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    Team work is when Greene lost that fumble ,….who steps in to make the game saving tackle ,….Mark Sanchez . There was no one else to stop him , he would have gone the distance . Teamwork is also Santonio Going over to Greene on the sideline and saying ” Don’t worry I got your back ” ….And he did .

  37. By 37 year fan on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    Foster was the leading rusher in the NFL …. We shut him down . The Pats don’t have a rusher like that .

  38. By Mke on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    scjoe NE also got smoked by the Browns at their place. A team we beat in Cleveland!

  39. By TONY GARCIA on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    everyone freakin out over close wins,teams need luck to get to the big game.remember new orleans they needed luck to get to the prize.yes it would be nice to win a game from start to finish.one game at a time don’t look to far ahead you just set up for dissapointment.jet fan since 1968 ps 12-4 min to win afc east.

  40. By Frank on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    Its amazing that 8-2 doesn’t feel so good right now. Sanchez is extremely frustrating to watch. He makes his 2 best throws at the end of the game which is what you want they were awesome throws. But he can’t keep missing wide open recievers like Holmes and Edwards over throwing them twice. His reads are still poor and he is not always in sync with his recievers like Keller getting hit in the head. In the red zone the O is awful and the run game has disappeared. Greene is not picking up the void here and his fumbling is a major problem I sure would rather have Woodhead who had another great game for the Pats.
    I am already sick and tired of Rex and his big mouth how about fixing the problems and coming up with a better game plan?

  41. By IRA on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    37 Lets take care of Cincy first.

  42. By Frank on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    This team is not progressing and getting better like the Pats, Packers, Saints and Bears are they are just treading water and the dam will burst if they don’t get their act together soon. The O and D are so predictable and everyone is catching on. They better start coming up with some better game plans or this next month will be painful.
    Some observations. We desperately need a pass rusher Pace who I never cared for has disappeared as has Ellis and Thomas. Our D is not playing with any force and certainly not as physical as earlier in the year. Pool has been a big disappoinment and has completely disappeared as well. Every week we get burned by the opposing TE and its either Pace or Pool muffing it.

  43. By Jets Fan Since '64 Tom on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    MJV, I’m warming to Schotty now that he’s letting Sanchez pass, which he sure didn’t do against BAL. Besides, where would we be if he didn’t? He knows you can’t get WRs like SH and BE and then not use them, Rex is only just catching on to that now. Also nice to hear no more nonsense about how much more we should play Smith at QB. GaryC, I don’t put Woodhead down, though he does go down easy, I just say he wouldn’t have played two downs this year with us and the brass was looking at this year, we can always get a RB better than him next year. 37 year, I was also amazed that no one mentioned that tackle by Sanchez. Frank, at times we look pretty bad for a 8-2 but it’s better to be a bad-looking 8-2 than a great-looking 5-5.

  44. By Jets Fan on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    The only reason Sanchez is frustrating to watch is because the offensive line DOES NOT PROTECT HIM ENOUGH!! The offensive line is not playing well enough at all to give Sanchez enough time to make better plays. Mark Sanchez is the main reason why the Jets have won these last few games in the final seconds. Lilke I said, they absolutely must defeat the Patriots again. Both teams play on Thanksgiving, and both teams will have equal amount of time to prepare for the game. Hopefully the Jets beat them again to secure the sweep.
    Superbowl teams almost always either at least win the division or preferably have a first round bye in the playoffs. You cannot expect to win 3 games in a row on the road and also win the Superbowl.

  45. By Mike Jet Vet on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    Old Rogue..I’ll be happy with 12-4 no matter where we play what some here haven’t realized in winning games like the last 3 takes more intestinal fortitude character and pride then winning huge not only the same old Jets but most teams would have lost.. about our O-L how many times has mark been sacked this season not to mention the difficulty in protecting now whats considered a mobile QB they’re doing just fine ..Jet fan wow thats a lot of stats why didn’t I think of going to the rule book I’m going by facts not stats we’re better away then home…OH 14-2 wildcard where did u get that stat from ?

  46. By ArtSoCal on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    I love all of the above comments. I hope the Jets organization is listening. What bothers me, is that after an opposing kick off, poor Sanchez almost always has to start his drive-way deep into his own territory, somewhere near the goal line. This is a constant burden that most of the other reputable QBs don’t have to deal with. Special Teams needs to address-this big time. Protect the QG, don’t drop passes, wake up Defense (4th quarter especially), GO-JETS-GO!

  47. By scjoe on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    The Cincy game scares me more then any of the last 4 or 5, because with them it is not a question of talent, it is more a question of their constant underachieving. They have talent abound on both sides of the ball, and if they play up to their potential this week, and the Jets do not, I think we can all assume what the outcome of that game will be. I have been a Jet fan from the beginning, there is no more of a die hard in this land, but I am also a realist, of the 8 wins, only one (NE) came against a team with a winning record. Bad sign, especially when you consider that at least 4 of those games could have gone either way.We all have our opinions of where the problems are, question is can they be fixed sooner or later.

  48. By IRA on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    Frank, In different parts of their game they are getting better. Holmes and Sanchez are really developing a chemistry. When was the last time we had a WR who can take one to the house every time he touches the ball. Walker or Moss? Its been a long time and Holmes could be the best they have had since Maynard.
    Cut Pace some slack he is playing with a foot thats not 100%. Pool is not making enough big plays even though he had 7 tackles yesterday.
    The D is flat and playing without any emotion. Its time somebody lights a fire under them and get them back on track. Keep the Faith.
    GO JETS!!!!!

  49. By Ray on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    Your right Frank, the TE every week is killing us, and your forgetting to add Eric Smith into that mix, he got burned again yesterday as well.
    I don’t understand how teams are able to get one on one matchups in key situations with the most obvious guys not being double covered. Last week we kept leaving Smith one on one with Watson. Yesterday Foster was being covered (?) out of the backfield by Harris?
    If we were playing anyone besides Houston yesterday, with the worst dbs I have ever seen, this miracle comeback doesn’t happen.

  50. By IRA on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    EA or Randy, I noticed that the LS for the Texans was named Jon Weeks. Its an unusaual name so i was just wondering if he was related to our Coach Weeks?

  51. By Randy Lange on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    Ira, Jeff Weeks and Jon Weeks are not related.

  52. By Mike Jet Vet on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    TEJ.. your right about 10 days to prepare NE plays on thursday therefore they have 10 days as well yes we do know each other equally finally last but not least about talent we have more talent on Offence defence is questionable on who’s better what may tip the scale is they’re at home our bleeding secondary and lack of a viable pass rush .. Tom terrific like I said last week about schaub will carve our seconady like a thanksgiving turkey .Revis is not the Revis of last season and Cro does get beat more then he should

  53. By Peter on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    MARK SANCHEZ is the MAN!!!!! Great win to score a TD in LESS than 50 seconds.

    I love MARK SANCHEZ ability to SCRAMBLE and bye time in the pocket. And I want MARK SANCHEZ to continue to get BETTER at (LOOKING OFF) the DBs.

    But MARK SANCHEZ continues to show you that he excels in the (NO HUDDLE) offense. BRIAN SCHOTTY needs to mix in some (NO HUDDLE) with the JETS offense for MARK SANCHEZ.

  54. By THUNDER LIPS on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    A few points: (1) why did we go for the 53 yard field goal? (2) Is there a reason Folk cannot put the ball deeper than the 10 yard line on a kickoff (3) Defense is suspect and Rex needs to stop talking about the D and do something.quick. (4) Offensive line was terrible

  55. By GaryC on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    did anyone see how cromartie pulled up on dreesen touchdown. I would hate for a jet playoff victory to depend on a cromartie tackle.

  56. By Ray on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t know that the Jets and Schotty have learned anything different about passing intead of running. All the passing in this game was simply the product of neccessity. Houston was shutting down the run and they couldn’t stop the pass to save their lives. At some point it finally got in Schotty’s head that we could pass on them all day and so they did. I don’t know if Cincy’s dbs are healthy for this game but they are light years ahead of Houston. Let’s see how much they have the guts to try and pass on these guys, and if so, then I will believe they are starting to get it.

  57. By nyjetsholdupsbtrophyin2010 on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    The O-Line is definetly a very big concern right now ,alot of Marks unaccuracy is due to the pressure he’s getting ,alot of times yesterday they were busting through with just the 4 down lineman no blitzers,now our line is supposed to be 10 fold better than thiers and we couldn’t sniff schaub,the other teams just seem to know where its coming from there is no chaos or disgusing and the miscommunication in the DB field is not getting better like we were told it would,the oline isnt even opening up running lanes at this point we have turned into a passing team ,which is going to bite us come games at Pitt,NE ,Chi,playoffs etc.where the weather will limit throwing.Talent is winning these games,Thanx Pitt for Holmes hope he burns you too.

  58. By scjoe on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    I know the NE game is still 2 weeks away, but one scary thought for me is when I look at the strength of the NE offense (the QB TEs and their slot receivers) and then I think about the Jets weakness on defense (covering the TEs and the slot receivers) I begin to get sick to my stomach. I know we beat them earlier 37year fan, and no, I don’t think we are “afraid” of them, and yes, I do think we will be up for them, but what I am not sure of is, will all that be enough?

  59. By Wade on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    Eric or Randy,
    I read that the Jets have 16 first-round picks. According to the roster. the Jets picked Ellis, Thomas, Ferguson, Mangold, Revis. Gholston, Keller, Sanchez and Wilson. That’s nine. I’m guessing that Tomlinson, Brunell, and Edwards were first-round picks, but sho are the other four?

  60. By Randy Lange on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    Wade, you got 11 of them. The other five first-rounders are Santonio Holmes, Antonio Cromartie, Damien Woody, Calvin Pace and Trevor Pryce. Mark Brunell was a fifth-round pick by the Packers in 1993.

  61. By Frank on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    Ira I would add Vinnie to Dedric Ward also. Look I think Holmes has really stepped it up and Sanchez has improved substantially but he is still making a lot of mistakes which is making these games nail biters. That sack he took which led to the 53 yard FG miss was another bonehead play.
    Back to the D they are playing old and slow in the front 7 which is putting great pressure on the secondary. Still too many mistakes and missed assigments and that falls on the ciaching staff.

  62. By IRA on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    Mike, Yeah Revis gave up a couple of plays yesterday. Nobody is perfect. He still held C. Johnson to 1 catch and yesterday Johnson to 4 catches for what 32 yds. Come on guys no team in this league this year is perfect or head and shoulders above everbody else. Who ever remains healthy and gets hot the last 4 weeks will ride high into the playoffs. Why not the Jets if they play up to their potential?
    GO JETS!!!!!!

  63. By Jets Fan on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    It’s great they are winning but the teams they are barely beating in the last seconds are not good football teams. Anyone who knows anything about football would 100 percent agree that nobody wants to end up at 12-4 as a wild card team playing on the road. Eventually most wild card teams get knocked out of the playoffs as you saw last year during the 3rd game away against the Colts. The chances are extremely slim, therefore a first round bye without any question at all is extremely important for the Jets to secure. And they can do it by sweeping the Patriots after Thanksgiving. Lots of corrections need to be made fast for this team to start looking like a Superbowl team. I hope they win the next 6 in a row but time will tell.

  64. By Green Talker on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    Bottom line…all the talk and banter aside. We never envisioned our offense having to win too many games for us. We rightfully thought the running game and defense would carry the day. We rightfully thought that our defense would be disruptive. Get to the quarterback. Create turnovers and perhaps score some points for us. Well…nothing like that is happening. But why??? The secondary is playing very well. The issue is we simply arent getting to the QB! Even when we bring THE HOUSE, we dont get there. Until we fix that, I’m afraid we’ll still be waiting for a ring! I think we are missing Jenkins more that we think. (with all due respect to Pouha and DeVito)

  65. By 37 year fan on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    ….IRA ,… I know , Don’t overlook Cincy …. 64 Tom You’re dead right , as usual . …..Ray -.Our defense is not that bad ,….. Just a couple of late coverage errors ,….and that’s what happens when you take a big lead and the ” D ” has to go with lots of pass protect Nickels blah , blah , Blah

  66. By Jets Fan Since '64 Tom on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    Frank, Dedric Ward was no Holmes but we should never have let him go, that’s for sure. And yeah, old and slow is what too many of our D guys are. If you didn’t like the way Rex rebuilt the D last year through the draft and trades, wait till you see next year and no, keeping Rhodes wouldn’t have helped a bit. Contrary to what Row says, that ARI D is pathetic and Rhodes is merely one of its middling performers. Ira, I don’t particularly blame Revis either at this point, we have no pass rush and our safeties aren’t very effective against the pass, though more rush would certainly help them out as well.

  67. By Jets Fan Since '64 Tom on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    Dead right about what, 37? Don’t worry, I’ll take the compliment either way. Green Talker, just for the record, I knew we weren’t gonna win big playing the same style as last year, and I wasn’t alone. I knew any team that went out and got Holmes and Edwards was gonna start playing very differently, ground and pound and Schotty and his two-yard WR screens and distracting trick plays be damned. We’ve simply entered the modern NFL whereby teams with QBs like Brady, Manning, Roethlisberger, and Warner go all the way and teams without them don’t. It’s no longer just “Defense wins championships” and now that Rex knows that, we’ll be a lot better off in the years to come no matter what happens this year.

  68. By scjoe on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    Christopher, on the contrary, even if the Jets were to lose to Cincy Thursday, and NE were to win at Detroit, a Jet win at NE would give the AFC East to the Jets if both were to win out from that point on. But I will say this, the way the Jets are playing at home, I’m not that certain “home field” throughout the playoff’s would necessarily be a good thing. How many other playoff bound teams can make that statement?

  69. By Tom Spicer on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    Rex Ryan today on 1050 espn radio said Mark has 5 4th quarter come from behind wins in 25 NFL starts thats is a come from behind win in 20% of the games he has played in IF THAT IS NOT CLUTCH I DONT KNOW WHAT IS! Steve Young said mark is fast becoming a ELITE QB in this league.

  70. By Tom Spicer on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    Mark 11th in passing yards only 54 yards behind Tom Brady. 6th in TD’S with 17 totals TD’S & has the 3rd least amount of picks with 7.

  71. By Tom Spicer on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    Frank, I could not diagree more with what you said ” he is still making a lot of mistakes which is making these games nail biters. ” WRONG! Mark has carried this team on his back over the last month averaging 305 passing yards & 2 TD’S per game. Let me ask you this has the D played well over the last month NO. Have we been able to run the ball over the last month NO. What has made these games nail biters is the D not being able to hold big leads like the Texans game & giving up drives to rookie QB’S like Colt McCoy to lose the lead late in the 4th quarter. Teams throw all over us they just avoid Revis & Cro & have a field day with the rest of our guys. Also our O lines inability to run block so we can salt away games is another reason why

  72. By Tom Spicer on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    these games are nail biters. Marks play is the strength of this team over the last month despite what the guys on this site & bias views he is the current strength of the team not the weakness like the D & the O line.

  73. By Mike Jet Vet on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    Frank if the Defence is playing old and slow as you imply how does that fall on the coaches? unless you mean they need to replace a couple but if they don’t then I agree ..#30 and #44 should be playing a bigger role in this defence big cat is over the hill Thomas and Pace still show flashes of what they once were unfortunately not enough to make an impact Taylor is still good but just a shell of what he once was big Jenks will never be a factor again Devito is the best D-L we have Scott I beleive we took the wrong Raven on defence at the time Harris is the best of this bunch and don’t get me started on V-G and Revis ..Now don’t be hatin but in my opinion these guys aren’t good enough to win a SB without at least a big time Pass rusher

  74. By Jets Fan on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    Jenkins needs to be cut and replaced with someone more reliable. You cannot rely on someone who constantly gets injured and sits on the sideline all year collecting millions of dollars. And he’s not exactly so young anymore either. They definitely need to draft a guard to replace Slauson, unless something drastically improves over remainder of the year. And first round draft pick Kyle Wilson hasn’t been so impressive either, but he’s a rookie so some slack is cut for him there. Beat the Bengals and beat the Patriots and then we can start talking some serious opportunity for home field advantage in the playoffs. Let’s hope it happens. All credit should be given to 2nd year QB Mark Sanchez. If it weren’t for him, this team could be 5-5.

  75. By Jets Fan on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    Oh wait, another player that needs to be cut is Eric Smith. He should not even be on the team. He is not a good safety at all. Every time a pass would be completed Eric Smith was always the culprit. Get someone better than him to be a safety. He’s just no good for this team at all. I’d trade Eric Smith anyday to the Seahawks for Leon Washington, who the Jets never should have let go to begin with. Holmes is awesome though. Santonio reminds me of Santana Moss, another player that I always thought should never have been let go.

  76. By 37 year fan on Nov 23, 2010 | Reply

    Scjoe – I know You are not afraid …..Trust me I think New England is going to have some butterflies in two weeks. It’s like Parcells used to say , long ago ” Am I Afraid ? …. I look forward to the competition ….”

  77. By nyjetsholdupsbtrophyin2010 on Nov 23, 2010 | Reply

    I disagree with those that say Rhodes would not be making a difference ,is athleticism is sorely missed he was one safety that could get ot the QB and he for the most part could cover ,we have no of those know our safetys are liablility thats going to hold this team back ..

  78. By William Sanchez on Nov 23, 2010 | Reply

    Mark, way to give praise to your coaches during your interview. Including your natural talents and all the time it seems that you put to prepare and study, the abilities you’ve gained during your 1.5 seasons as a Pro are greatly due to your coaches. Way to recognize them. Keep up your worth ethic and stay humble, win or loose. The results will continue to show. Great game!

  79. By SOCALJETFAN on Nov 23, 2010 | Reply

    Way to go SANCHEZ,ALL I CAN SAY IS J-E-T-S,JETS JETS JETS.All the way from Southern California.

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