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Sanchez Counters the Questions in Pittsburgh

Posted by Eric Allen on December 19, 2010 – 8:44 pm

The kid is all right.

A week after Rex Ryan admitted that he thought of pulling his second-year quarterback in a loss to the Dolphins, the Jets’ 24-year-old franchise signalcaller rebounded with championship mettle as the Green & White ended a two-game losing streak with their first ever win at Pittsburgh — a 22-17 heart-stopper in the Steel City.

“That was about as gutsy a performance as you’ll find. The numbers —19 of 29 for 170 with an 81 rating — doesn’t speak of the type of game he played,” said Ryan. “He was absolutely outstanding. I knew he’d respond. He’s tougher than nails and that’s the competitor in him.”

Sanchez was the king of response. When the Steelers tied things up at seven in the second quarter, Sanchez answered with the prettiest ball on this wintry Pennsylvania December day. After he got 7 to Braylon Edwards on a third-and-2, he threw a 38-yard strike up the right sideline to No. 17 two plays later. That got the visitors in position to take a 10-7 advantage on a short Nick Folk field goal.

The game Steelers followed with a 10-point run sandwiched around the halftime gun and New York’s AFC representative faced an uphill climb at 17-10. But Sanchez went to TE Dustin Keller for 11 on a third-and-1 to keep the ensuing drive going early. Then the Sanchez-Edwards duo combined for 30 on a 15-yard connection plus an unnecessary-roughness penalty on Ryan Clark.

“Mark read it today,” said Edwards, who totaled a season-high eight receptions for an even 100 yards. “They played off of me and gave me some wiggle room to work with, they pressed Tone on some plays, and Mark took advantage. Whenever he saw No. 20 [CB Bryan McFadden] in off coverage, he took a chance and we made it work.”

Later on that same possession, facing a fourth-and-1 from the 7, coordinator Brian Schottenheimer called on Sanchez’s wheels to even things up. The tens of thousands in Heinz Field were glued to Shonn Greene, but No. 6 was all alone on the naked boot for the easiest 7-yard jog of his life.

“It was a gutsy call, great execution,” said Sanchez of his sixth career rush TD.

Stabilized in the third quarter, the Jets got the game-winning points early in the final stanza. Sanchez completed three of five for 32 yards and also ran twice for 8 yards on a 13-play, 6:47 drive before Folk gave the Jets a lead they would never relinquish on a 34-yard boot.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger played very well, but Mark Sanchez did more than hold his own. He came into Pittsburgh and led his team to its 10th win of the season, taking a huge leap toward a postseason berth for the second consecutive year in the process.

“We just bounced back really well and Schotty called a great game,” Sanchez said. “The most important thing is we executed the game plan really well, up front especially. They didn’t get a ton of pressure and when they did, I got rid of the ball and the running game really took off and helped us a lot.”

There is a reason No. 6 is the quarterback of this ballclub. He rolls with the punches and can counterpunch with the best of them.

“Mark showed up today. He did everything he was supposed to,” said former Steeler Santonio Holmes, who added six receptions for 40 yards. “He was hearing it from the fans, hearing it from the media, hearing it from his coaches, but us as players — we kept his spirits up all week.

“I continue to keep telling him, ‘Just believe. We have guys who you can trust. Just get us the ball and we’re going to make everything happen for you and just go out and have fun.’ I saw him having fun today.”


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85 Responses to “Sanchez Counters the Questions in Pittsburgh”

  1. By frank on Dec 19, 2010 | Reply

    Thanks shotty for getting #6 out of the pocket so he could play his game. I wasnt one who wanted u fired. Mike Francessa please talk about something other than the jets u r cluless. Sanchez needs to be moving out on the edge n shotty knew it. Thats jets football

  2. By Tom Spicer on Dec 19, 2010 | Reply

    10 & 4 Jets big win at the 2nd hardest place to win in the NFL J E T S JETS JETS JETS!

  3. By Tom Spicer on Dec 19, 2010 | Reply

    Jet D holding Pitt to 17 points a dominate performance Taylor, Harris, Scott, Thomas, Revis, Cro, Pool & Lowery way to get it done & Brad Smith what can I say the best kick returner in the NFL!

  4. By Tom Spicer on Dec 19, 2010 | Reply

    Jet O Braylon, Holmes & Keller getting it done & the O line thats how you pas & run block that is the Jet O line I know. Also LT & Greene way to run vs the best run D in the NFL.

  5. By Tom Spicer on Dec 19, 2010 | Reply

    Mark 2nd youngest Jet QB ever to pass for 3,000 yards congrats Mark!

  6. By BoBbY g on Dec 19, 2010 | Reply

    good win in pitt. would like to see more of green on first and second down, and more screens to lt. carry the momentum into chicago and then on to the playoffs!!

  7. By Tom Spicer on Dec 19, 2010 | Reply

    Mark 3,022 yards passing 19 TD’S (16 passing & 3 rushing) 12 INT’S with 2 games 2 go. He will finish with 3,400 to 3,600 passing yards & 21 to 25 TD’S. You are watching the maturation of a young QB he only turned 24 a month ago the first two years of a QB are a rollercoaster there are major ups & major downs. The kid is going to be good Jets fans just have to give him TIME to become good.

  8. By Luis from Olathe KS on Dec 19, 2010 | Reply

    ITS ABOUT TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO JETS!!!!!!!!!!!! That is what i call an excellent game of football, we had a balance game; offense, defense, and special team. I take my hat off and salute all the Jets players!!!

  9. By Ray on Dec 19, 2010 | Reply

    As exciting as that win was, it did not have to be a nail biter down to the last play. While #6 played a pretty good game today despite some pretty lousy weather conditions. We won that game IN SPITE of some horrific play calling by Schottenheimer at the end that almost cost us that game. First he calls two pass plays the leaves them with the ball and all three timeouts. That’s bad enough, but then we get the safety and with a 3rd and 2, instead of pounding Greene to either wrap up the game or at the very least they use their final TO, he tries ANOTHER pass!!!!! If they don’t have that TO, when we sack Roethlisberger they can’t stop the clock, they aren’t going to spike the ball, they have to hurry up and call a play. Instead….

  10. By Ray on Dec 19, 2010 | Reply

    ….they use that TO, take their time, regroup and call a play to convert a 3RD AND 24!! Not to mention how they handled the clock at the end of the first half. And another sneaky WR screen at the nine that had ZERO chance of working. I will give him credit for a couple calls that worked, but how he handled the end of the game is a huge part of why I am not a fan of his.

  11. By Ed in Tucson on Dec 19, 2010 | Reply

    I love the naked bootleg. I’ve said it before, it’s one of my favorite trick plays. I was thrilled to see MS run it to perfection. I wonder if some of the malcontents on this thread will complain about Schotty’s use of trick plays now. The big difference today was execution. The play calling was a bit more creative & Brad Smith made the most of the limited opportunities that he’s given. Bring on D BEARS!
    J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS!!!!!!!!!

  12. By Westcoast GangGreen on Dec 19, 2010 | Reply

    Shotty, Sanchez, offense and the whole JET team, THANKS for making all us critics eat some crow..!!! Good bounce back win.. “ONE GAME AT A TIME” Go J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS

  13. By AZ Jet Fan on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    No dropped balls today as far I know. What difference that makes. Dropped passes has cost us two games this season against Packers, and Dolphins.
    We see the stats on QB’s-completions, attempts, TD’s, INT’s. It should be similar for Receivers-Catches, Yards, TD’s, Drops.
    Happy with the win, Go Jets

  14. By NorCalJet on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    Overall execution won this game! Good win for the Jets. Whether we bought into the hype or not, the Jets are 10 – 4. Lets hope the blame game chatter stops for the week. You cannot point the finger at Sanchez or Schotty when we’ve only lost 4 games and have a chance to make the playoffs. Let the season play-out. This season the Jets have lost as a team and they have won as a team. Keep up the execution! Go Jets!!!

  15. By Hans on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    A good end to a much needed win against the Steelers. Sanchez came to task, caused no turnovers. D did what it does best, holding Os to less than 20 points. We now already have a better record than last year and people wanna say Sanchez is a bust? Cmon man! Sanchez is blooming in front of our eyes! Good things take time. This kid is far from a Ryan Leaf or a Jamarcus Russell. He will put up some good stats, believe you me.

  16. By SOCALJETFAN on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    Way to go JETS,Pittsburgh is a tough place to win in but you guys pulled it of,way to hold them DEFENSE.Great game all around OFFENSE,DEFENSE,SPECIAL TEAMS.ALSO CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU SANCHEZ FOR PASSING FOR OVER 3,OOO YARDS.CAN’T WAIT FOR THE PLAYOFFS.LETS GO JETS!!!!!!!!!

  17. By 37 year fan on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    Thank God …And Merry Christmas….It doesn’t get better than that !…After the last two weeks …We’ve been to hell and back .

  18. By andy on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    you talk about the guy like he has no clue what hes talking about he has a 19 and 11 record with sanchez on board while hes maturing i think shotty is doing a great job!! i think theres a reason why your not coaching!1

  19. By andy on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    Go jets mark is doing big things even peyton manning went 3 and 13 in his rookie year and aaron rodgers didnt even get to start till his forth year. Mark took the ball right away and hes gonna be a hall of famer no dount youll see!!!!!

  20. By Jets Fan Tom for a Long Time on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    Ray, I’m sure I’ll get killed for this since I’m going against the usual post-game Rex swagger after squeaking by for a win. (At least this time it was against a good team, if one missing 2 of its best guys.) But I really like your comments on Schotty’s absurd passes in the last few minutes and I can’t believe no one else has commented on how they almost cost us the game. If you won’t run on 3rd and 2 within 2:00 in that situation, when WILL you run? No one should get overconfident as long as we’re making these mistakes, nor overconfident about Sanchez when Flynn comes off the bench for his first NFL start and almost beats the allegedly invincible Pats with three TDs. P.S. We scored 13 points on O vs PIT, NE scored 39. NE 31 vs GB, us 0.

  21. By punchie on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    We need the WR`s to get into the endzone after they receive it at arond the 20-15 as i just dont believe the sanchize is seeing it all in the redzone.maybe some pass plays with recievers on a cross ready to get a block on.GREAT WIN TODAY REGAURDLESS.Wayne hunter played a top game today

  22. By GaryC on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    kudos to hunter and ferguson, for stifling harrison and woodley, defense almost made spaeth out to be all pro. to jet fan tom, brad smith needs to be on this team come next year even if it means edwards has to go. on defense keep cromartie revis harris and pouha, everyone else sayonara.

  23. By Mike Jet Vet on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    Well there it is plays called plays executed equals a win just like 9 other games this year ..I’m sure Ray and Tom64 will find something to Blame Schotty for guess to save face I didn’t see any problem with his calls.. Clock and timeouts is on Rex guys not Schotty so spare us the lectures on clock management.. Sanchez executed today recievers made great catches O-line showed up RB’s played well..Notes to team and self Brad Smith’s TD won the game still no pass rush L-T running out of bounds with to much time left is still the big problem with this team

  24. By PurpleFlash on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    Hmmm…So the QB “who can’t Play and is a bust” has thrown for over 3,000 yards!
    And the “Jets can’t win against good teams”? Well that’s at least one good team they beat. Oh and they beat 9 others.. TEN WINS! (including the Patriots once).

  25. By carl on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    Great game!!Hats off to Wayne Hunter!! Go Jets!!!!

  26. By IRA on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    For all those who didn’t believe well how does it feel today? Hunter was huge in yesterdays win. In matter of fact the Jets won because the o-line was great vs a tough,physical Steelers D.
    GO JETS!!!!

  27. By Otis R. Needleman on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    Two more games left. Let’s run the table!!!

  28. By scjoe on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    Spicer, please stop with the stats, it is really getting redundant. The “team” simply executed the plays that were called in, it was a huge win and a “total team effort” but that is what you would expect when the team executes on the playing field. 64tom, let me chime in on Rex presser comments, I really don’t mind the swagger and the bravado, that’s harmless, aside form the embarrassment,but what rubs me the wrong way is his us (team) against the world attitude, what about the 85,000 who show up each and every game, what about the millions of fans who support,and live and die with this team, call out the media and the press, they deserve it, but give the fans their credit due.

  29. By russ on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    dumb luck is better than no luck…

  30. By scjoe on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    In watching the NE-GB game last night it occurred to me how scary this NE team is, they are good, yes, but they are also one of the luckiest sport teams I have seen in a long, long time. Given their 2 gift TDs, the 4 INTs, or potential INTs dropped by GB, the fact that GB moved at will against their defense and at least held their offense in check and still came up on the short end was hard to witness. They say it is better to be lucky then good, but when you are both, that is scary.

  31. By Tom Spicer on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    Mark a bust YEA OK! A bust is Ryan Leaf, Jamrcus Russell & our very own Vernon Gholston those are bust!.

  32. By Allen 0"dane on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    As I said it before..The Jets should NOT back into the playoffs or get help from other teams, they should buckle the chin-straps and start playing hard nosed football. Prove to everyone we belong there. Show everyone that once the Jets starting clicking in all phases O-D-& special teams they will be a force. Could this be the game that drives the Jets deep into the playoffs?..

  33. By IRA on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    Otis, Thats right they have to build on what they did yesterday and get better each week heading into the post season.
    How i thought i read here last week from some posters that Sanchez can’t play in the cold and he can’t throw the long ball. Well like EA wrote that sideline pass to BE was a beauty. And btw how big of a game did BE have. He made some key catches all day.

  34. By N8IVE NYER on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    Excellent game last night but still too close for comfort. I wish Brad Smith would be used more creatively when he is brought in for the “Seminole” play! After all, this athlete of many talents was originally a quarterback–C’mon Schotty mix it up! We only have two regular season games left and neither one can be considered easy ones (look at what Buffalo did to Miami yesterday). We need to be able to score offensive touchdowns–the Jets are just not doing that WELL. To be honest, I hate it when we get to the Red Zone and can’t do anything with the ball and cringe when I see Nick Folk coming onto the field. No matter what happens this year, I hope Rex and mgt re-evaluate the need for a kicker. LOVE MY JETS!!!

  35. By garrett fla jetfan on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    hats off to the offensive line , if it wasnt for them sanchez wouldnt have had the time to make those plays. great game boys lets do it again in chicago

  36. By wayne on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    I have no doubts about this kids toughness. We’ve seen him hold up under pressure time and time again…It’s what he does between those times that bothers me..You also ain’t gonna get a KO TD every week…So enjoy it..DON’T GO GETTIN’ GIDDY AGAIN..If they can go into Chicago and put that team down, then maybe they can start believing they can actually do some damage beyond the next 2 games.If not, then it’s back to “woa is me” and the fired up Buffalo Williams…I LOVE IT!!!!…

  37. By Ray on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    Jets Fan Tom, people can kill me all they want, the fact is, the only reason, AND I MEAN THE ONLY REASON, everyone is so giddy in here is because it was a last second WIN. Just like when we were 9-2 and winning all those games in the last minutes or OT, I’ll take it, a win is a win and we needed on badly. But the facts are clear. The next to last drive if SCHOTTY, called two run plays then either Pitt uses two TOs or we run another 1:30 or so off the clock (assuming we don’t get a 1st down). He gets bailed out by Weatherford and J Taylor with the safety. Fine, the last drive, 1st two plays are as expected to Greene and they use TOs, but then SCHOTTY, decides to get smarter than everyone and tries a stupid pass that stops the clock….

  38. By GaryC on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    this is why patriots are good, they bring in this guy moore who giants drafted a few years ago, he is playing in the UFL,he puts a patriot uniform on and gets more sacks in one period than Gholston in three years.

  39. By Ray on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    …for them without making them use their last TO. And here is my point, does everyone remember back, oh about 7 weeks ago when we played Detroit? Try and remember how many posters were KILLING Detroit’s coach Schwartz for throwing a pass that stopped the clock on 3rd down and gave us time to go down the field and tie the game. The ONLY difference between those two scenarios is that we hung on for the win in the end. So am I UNFAIRLY killing Schotty? I beg to differ, I am questioning the logic and common sense of three pass plays called by SCHOTTY (can’t blame those on Rex), at the end of a tight game on the road in crappy weather.

  40. By IRA on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    Nice feature on my boy Drew. Is he perfect? Of course not but he has come up with some big plays all year like his pick in Mia and how about his two srip sacks yesterday/ And while originally i was against the JT signing and he has not had the 12 plus sacks that Rex expected him to get. He was worth every penny by sacking and forcing a Brady fumble late 4th QT earlier in the year and yesterday when he recorded the Jets 2nd safety of the year. A very unusual number for the Jets.

  41. By Jets Fan Tom for a Long Time on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    Like I said, GaryC, Smith, BE, and anyone else who’s made a play on O this yr MUST be back next yr given our problem scoring. MJV, if you can’t see Ray’s point about that idiotic run on 3rd and 2 when it was crucial to keep the ball away from PIT, you ain’t been watchin’ the same game I have all these yrs. Don’t come cryin’ to me when that kind of stupidity costs us in post-season. scjoe, Rex’s seeming encouragement of Jets hatred is very weird, disturbing to watch, and “a bad example for the children,” if you wanna get into that aspect of things. You got my favorite post of the day, Allen, backing into the playoffs is lame and I don’t root for it or for injuries to key opposing players or any of that jive. I root for JETS WORLD DOMINATION!

  42. By Biggest Jets Fan Ever on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    The Jets will have to play their hearts out to win against the Bears. Their offense is getting back on track, but they will need to do even better to beat the Bears. I loved the decisions Mark Sanchez made yesterday. Go J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS!

  43. By Jets Fan Tom for a Long Time on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    Ray, your point about people gettin’ giddy after yesterday’s win is exactly what I’m tryin’ to tell MJV, who surprises me with his youthful, almost green euphoria. MJV, I’m reading a book about FDR and Churchill at the moment and I can tell ya, we didn’t beat the Nazis by gettin’ all worked up about a skirmish here or there. And GaryC, I’m not sure we wanna start a Woodhead-inspired list of guys Rex cut that he shoulda kept, but that guy Stitser, who Rex made fun of when we tried him out last summer, hasn’t missed a FG yet.

  44. By Mike Jet Vet on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Schotty basher /whinners guess you didn’t like 3th and 1 on the 10 Schotty called a bootlet and worked to perfection to Keller how bout 4th-1 again on our 10 bootlet worked to perfection Sanchez both took more guts then most coaches in the league would try .. Schotty is blamed for beig to predictable by those same bashers yet when he go’s against his grain meaning calls and wins you still bashed him for what not winning by 20 points I know you have a need to save face but he won man up .. Yes there was some questinable calls late in the game so what, watch every game you’ll find all coaches have bad plays calls even the ones you thing are great .AGAIN LET ME SAY WHEN SANCHEZ AND COMPANY EXECUTES THEY CAN BEAT ANYONE NE by 14 points

  45. By IRA on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    I want to see them rap it up this week in Chicago and then they can rest some of the players late in the Bills game. I would like to see McKnight get a good workload the last week. First lets take care of the Bears this coming week.

  46. By Mike Jet Vet on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    Cont. 10 games sanchez and company execute 10 wins I have no problem with game plan, I have a problem with clock management (Rex) secondary getting beat by no name TE’s every week no pass rush to speak of stupid pen’s droppes passes thats the problem not coaching ..Show me one game they lost when executing the game plan and I’ll agree its coaching prove me wrong

  47. By ArtSoCal on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    “Same Old Jets?” Win or lose, the Jets are giving off a different vibe. I can feel it all the way over here on the west coast. I don’t know if this is their year or next year but there is a different chemistry brewing. I can feel the quake and rumblings from within this organization as it prepares to explode. This is definitely not “Same Old Jets!” I’ve never heard of a Jets mystique in the past.

  48. By Jets Fan Tom for a Long Time on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    MJV, let’s see us score 14 points on O against ANYBODY before bragging about who we can beat and how badly. Like with my comparison of what we scored and what NE did against PIT and GB, I’ll take a little humility and hard work over Rex’s constant bluster and blabber. At this point I actually think all his talk has made the team overconfident and made them believe they’re a lot better than they are. And you’ve been watching football long enough to know that bad calls like passing when you’re trying to kill the clock are for AMATEURS, not for somebody who’s supposed to be a seasoned OC. Whatever good calls you make aren’t offset by AMATEURISH ones!

  49. By Ray on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    Again EX you are trying to add a whole bunch of irrelevant slop to the equation to make yourself sound like you have a strong argument. The bottom line is this, on the LAST TWO DRIVES, Schotty ALL BY HIMSELF, almost lost that game. You can talk about all the other plays earlier and how well they worked, but you can’t hide the obvious. He singlehandedly made THREE horrible calls that came within one reception by the TE in the back of the endzone (the next to last play) of costing us that game. PERIOD.

  50. By Steve on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    Big win for the Jets yesterday… Offense, defense and special teams played well and it was nice to see all phases of the game clicking. Two things I’d like to see though. Why not let Brad Smith throw the ball in the wildcat formation once in a while? When they line up in that formation and run all the time, Schotty may as well call the play in to the opposing team. Also, Ryan better figure out how to stop third and long situations. Third and 24 and the Steelers pick up a first down? This trend seems to be an Achilles heel for the Jets, and it will kill them in the playoffs if they don’t get it fixed. No pressure on the qb at the end of the game. Three man rush doesn’t get it done and almost cost the game in the final seconds.

  51. By Tom Spicer on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    SCJOE, With all due respect you are selectively reading my comments I priased & singled out Taylor, Harris, Scott, Thomas, Revis, Cro, Pool, Lowery, Smith, Braylon, Holmes, Keller, LT, Greene & the O line in my above posts.

  52. By Tom Spicer on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    If the Jets win 1 of there final 2 games they are in

  53. By KevinFan '65 on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    Root for the Bears tonight…they win, they win the division regardless of what GB does…GB fighting for wild card now…will fight Big Blue for that. And then we will here all the bull….chicago sat there first stringers or only played them for a half…so Jets backed in again against second stringers. Oh boy, here we go again. And you know we can beat the Bears with there first stringers…blitz like crazy on Cutler and he’ll be throwing pics all over the place. Oh well…just win…and we are in….Take our pick…LOL…SD or KC…or even Jag’s or Colts…
    Give me SD and we will shut them down again…Like always…

  54. By Tom Spicer on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    We need to win this week we can not lose & then have it come down to the final week in a win or out game. Win this week on the road in Chicago & a few things happen 1 we clinch a spot so the final game we can rest some guys if need be. 2 If we win this game our confidence will be thru the roof. We will have beat the Pats by 14, Won at Pitt & won at the Bears. In the back of the teams mind they wil know that they can go on the road in a bad weather setting & win games. This is something as a wild card we may have to do 3 times in order to get to the bowl

  55. By Paul on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    Nice to pull out that game! Still first half no offensive TD’s and only one in the second, and that required a fourth down trick play! Shotty and the coaches obviously stayed on Sanchez’s back all week! His footwork was vastly improved and he covered the ball with two hands! I just hope he won’t become lazy again next week! Tom you still want to stick with stats. Sanchez had a 82 passing rating this week! Hardly a break out game! Jason Taylor saves an otherwise horrible defensive game, run yards and passing yards all favored pittsburg. Jets Win, but have a very long way to become a good football team at this point!

  56. By Tom Spicer on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    I just read even if the Jets lose this week if the Colts or the Jags lose we are in.

  57. By Howie D on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    Damn good win, we needed that, but I’m not as ecstatic as others who are ready to crown Schotty King. One TD in 3 games doesn’t solve the fundamental issues with our offense. Bad play-calling still abound, 29 seconds to the half, decent field position, 2 timeouts and we let the clock run to 7 seconds and walk off without even trying, knowing the Steelers would get the ball after the break? For us to be rejoicing with this output is an indication of how low expectations are. Good win, but the offense still has a lot of wood to chop.

  58. By Tom Spicer on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    4 ways for the Jets to clinch this week 1 win 2 colts lose 3 Jags lose or 4 KC & Bolts lose.

  59. By Mike Jet Vet on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    Guys grow up give the man a break he has 10 wins this year get a life slice it spin it anyway you want .its wrong to blame a single coach .. its you guys making all the hay when the guy has to deal with your favorite primadoonas and help a young QB grow up many he should take some time out for both of you Tom and Jerry

  60. By the real t.o. on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    dude sanchez had a serious come up game here! to win vs the steel curtain without polamalu, but still…ITS THE STEELERS!! they just won their 2nd superbowl not too long ago! this was a testament to the intestinal fortitude of mark sanchez and schotty might be finally starting to get it with sanchez. he has to roll out the pocket. it was his forte @ usc. hes gotta be given the chance to make plays!! great to finally see braylon back involved in this offense too. hes gotta be used in order to open up j-co and keller and of course SLANTONIO HOLMES!!!!! AND BIG BIG MEGA MEGA UPS TO WAYNE HUNTER!!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD FUNDAMENTALS GUYS!!! ITS PAYING OFF!!!!

  61. By Ray on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    Nice spin move Ex, you can’t prove your point so you resort to “give the guy a break”. Funny when it’s Sanchez, he get’s NO breaks from you guys…. BTW HE hasn’t won any games, THE JETS on the field won 10 games.

  62. By russ on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    3rd and 24 with no safety, 3rd and 19 and no safety…scary defense…

  63. By Frank on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    Nice win…stars of the game are Hunter, Edwards, Taylor and B Smith. However Rex really needs to shut up already and spend more time on learning how to manage a game. The play calling on both sides of the ball, use of time outs and overall decision making is questionable in the last few minutes at the half and at the end of games and is one of the reasons every game turns into a nail biter. Shotty did a nice job with the play calling and mixing it up in shortening up the throws so Sanchez could actually make some completions keep the chains moving and avoid the turnovers. I have no problem trying to win the game by throwing for a first down. Sanchez has to complete one of those passes when the Steelers are clearly geared up for the run.

  64. By Kleckofan on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    Here’s what I took from the game..play hard, beat your guy on each play and good things will happen. I agree w one of the posters above, this team was full of Rex’s bombast. The two losses got them back to playing hard, especially the O line. Great job. Yes, Schotty screwed up the effort to run the clock out, but overall he called a great game…kept Mark moving, used short passes to set up the run, had some surprises too. Did anyone else notice that Bart Scott looked uninspired (lazy)? Also, small thing, but on Sanchez’ bootleg I think it was Hunter out in front attempts to leg whip a defender right at the goaline. I’d have smashed my TV if he’d had made contact and got called for it!

  65. By Tom Spicer on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    Paul, With all due respect who has a big game stats wise at Pitt there are not many guys that can do that mabye a handfull. Also just to win a game in Pitt is a big deal..

  66. By Frank on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    I forgot to add Coleman to the star list.

  67. By scjoe on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    I really thought the game was over after the safety with just 2:38 remaining in the game, but after Cromartie fielded the punt and went backwards for at least ten yards, I had my doubts. Then after a very quick 3 and out that took a whopping 30 seconds off the clock, I started to get sick, but, all is well that ends well, as long as there is a lesson to be learned that is.

  68. By GaryC on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    jet fan tom, your point is good about keeping as much offense as possible, but woody might have to dole out a lot more money to upgrade this defense in many areas,no linebacker and safety speed,no speed in the front four,age, that is a daunting task.will holmes and edwards, with the money they will be looking for subject themselves to the menial wages of a cotchery or smith for the betterment of the team.

  69. By Performing on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    Schotty should have taken that interview in Buffalo. Except for two great calls, he did nothing. His 2nd down pass in 4th qtr was just plain stupid. Schotty was one play away from the worse week ever in his coaching career on talk radio.

    Give Joe McNight & Marquice Cole credit for their hustle on ST.James Ihedigbo saved the day pursuing that tackle on the 10. Pool might be a player after all. And give Lowery credit. Not a horrible game for him at Safety.

    Keller can block at TE. Hey after KO run by Pats Connolly, Hartsock let’s one go thru his legs? Gimme a break!

  70. By Row on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    Nice game. A lot of fun to watch. Drew Coleman deserves the game ball. Also Braylon really showed that he’s a Jet by taking all those hits.. Sanchez under throws a sure TD and he still catches it. I can’t stand the huge hole in the middle of the field. Pool is terrible, but does provide some safety help deep. No game changing plays down field, although a bunch of 15 yard plus gains over the middle. Rex is blitzing a nickel or dime back now and not the safety. I like that. LT got the carries when needed. Like I said, Schotty either nails the game plan or bombs it. Sanchez needs to run like he wants the TD, tuck the ball, don’t walk in like you’re Desean Jackson. By the way, I was right about him guys! Go Jets, just one more win!

  71. By Mike Jet Vet on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    Ray you should be ashamed you know darn well I don’t favor Sanchez or Schotty as I’ve said many times if you don’t believe go back and read some ..I am able to give credit when credit is do and it go’s both ways as I’ve said I judge on a week 2 week basis not like you condem the man to death and your constant bashing of a man who helped us get 10 wins in 14 games something we haven’t had in many years around here with all he has to deal with the man deserves his due anyone not able to give some respect is just being unfair so don’t try and turn it around or spin it into something its not just to save face everyone Knows they can read also Ray

  72. By Mike Jet Vet on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    CONT. Ray as proof I said a fews posts back before Sundays game M-S needs to roll out most of the game to beat the steelers pal and thats just what he did go read my friend I don’t spin I tell it like it is M-S and Schotty deserve a big A plus for this win.So anyway you try to delute this win it going on deaf ears in my opinion anyway ..I’n not ready to satrt all over again with a new coaching staff we have one of the best collectively in the league. go poll most of our fans see who they agree with

  73. By Jets Fan Tom for a Long Time on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    GaryC, I agree — we need a lot of guys on O and D, so I guess ticket prices will go up again. MJV, Howie D’s point about low expectations (1 TD on O in 3 games, yay, we’re SB-bound!) nails it. The place I watch football in enables me to watch virtually every game at the same time every week, and I gotta tell ya, most of the weird stuff Schotty does simply IS NOT DONE on most teams. For the most obvious example, we’re just about the only team in the NFL that even bothers with the Wildcat anymore. Of course he isn’t the whole problem, we have quite a few problems. But I refuse to believe that a more consistent, less quirky approach on O wouldn’t get more results out of Sanchez and many more points out of an O with this many talented players.

  74. By Mike Jet Vet on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    GaryC.. Woody won’t have to dole out what you think if he works 2011 draft correctly .. We can pick up some good Defencive players in 2-3-4th rounds just have to figure a way to get a few picks back.. I believe S-H and B-E want to stay here I believe if we work some sort of deal with incentives attacted maybe it gets done if theres no lockout in 2011 that is.. we shall see

  75. By truth.... on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    all you jets fans are a joke! last week you (not all) was crucified the jets last week for losing to miami now you praising the same team you threw in the gutter and probably never had faith in them yesterday! you jets fans are ungrateful! until we ALL go to the games and help them gain an actual HOME FEILD ADVANTAGE so they can have a better home record it’s gonna be a long road to the super bowl! Great thing the jets are the best road team in the nfl! has for all the haters(and by haters i mean fake jets fans) who doubted the jets i hope you learn to something this past week. check me out on facebook my name is ishmail muhammad and i guaranteed a jets win on jetsnation! the best jets tailgate online… peace!

  76. By Andy on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    For all you haters in the chat room i dot know why your even in here go worry about your own team. I guess the Jets interest you that much that you feel that you need to be making comments theres a reason why your not coaching. A win is a win, and at heinz feild its almost impossible. go back to your sorry teams websites!!!!

  77. By Ray on Dec 21, 2010 | Reply

    So much for the self proclaimed “fair and balanced” comments and criticisms huh Frank? Funny when we played Detroit and they tried to pass for a first down that might have won the game your take was “The staff dodged a bullet only because Schwartz made a dumb call on third down under the 2 minute warning”. Now you have no problem with passing on third down? Oh that’s right… YOU LIKE Schotty, so instead it was Sanchez’ fault, even though a simple run would have made Pitt. burn their last TO. This post rings more loudly of hypocrisy than fair and balanced. You clearly lack the ability to criticize anyone you like.

  78. By Ray on Dec 21, 2010 | Reply

    Good call Kleckofan, yes I did see the leg whip attempt by Turner on Sanchez’ TD, and was discussing the same thing with a friend of mine on the phone at the time. We definitely got lucky that he didn’t make contact because it was blatant.

  79. By paul on Dec 21, 2010 | Reply

    I read some good post but I have to agree with most of the negative ones. Why? because in all acounts this team could of been undefeated except for one game and no one came to play that day. I watched every game this year and I know they had most of those games I watched them sqeak by and kept saying next week they will click but it never happened except in week 4 against NE. I hate to bash but all was needed was the run plays to burn time outs forcing Pit to go deep on every play then how many 3rd and longs with out any middle coverage. I am happy they have a chance to make it but if they continue to play this way one and done for sure. Be smarter on both sides of the ball penalties killing drives again poor execution.Good win but….

  80. By paul on Dec 21, 2010 | Reply

    continued Good win but shotty still winds up making some bad play calls and why do they stop running when it seems to be working. I keep waiting for a break out game well see next week.

  81. By sal on Dec 21, 2010 | Reply

    the receivers catching and holding on to the ball will help. When the do the jets do well. When they drop em that’s just smothing else Sanchez has to think about. Other than the game planning that sometimes seems ike shotty comes up w/ driving to the game

  82. By GaryC on Dec 21, 2010 | Reply

    yes, jets did get a couple of breaks with some none calls, specifally turner and lowery and that is shocking considering game was in pittsburgh.but also steelers received some calls like the spotting of the balls that gave them first downs.also MJV, MR TANNENBAUM will have to be the creative one come draft day, maybe trading down to acquire some extra picks, hopefully.seeing this is the holiday season I hope I am not saying OH, Tannenbaum at the end of draft.

  83. By GaryC on Dec 21, 2010 | Reply

    can someone tell me what bart scott does for this team, he gets pancaked on run plays and he can’t cover worth a lick on pass plays.Ray Lewis must be the greatest linebacker in history to make this guy look so good on the ravens.

  84. By eddie on Dec 21, 2010 | Reply

    The jets have been playing tough teams and weather in the last 3 weeks.Oh and we walk in to chicago next week.All i know, is that if the jets dont manage the clock better and also make better playcalling to finish games…it might hunt us for a long time.Before the half..WHAT HAPPEN THERE?when the jets where 3 and 2 and need 3 yards..WHY PASS..was shotty that nervous?use your strenght..RUN THE BALL.If one of the best running game in football can get 3 yards in 2 tries..then punt.Also nobody is falling for brad smith WILDCAT..the just rush the box..HOW ABOUT PUT SANCHEZ IN THE I FORMATION..HOLMES OR BRAYLON..DEEP ROUTE..BRAD SNAPPS..SANCHEZ DRAWS BACK..FLING THE BALL BACK TO SANCHEZ..AND PRAY ONE OF THEM IS OPEN..we need creativity.

  85. By Jets Fan Tom for a Long Time on Dec 21, 2010 | Reply

    Ray, I don’t like Cimini’s constant scandal-mongering but his post-game analysis is often very good. Here’s a quote from him today, after discussing the weird, end-of-the-1st-half time management: “Another blunder: The Jets never should’ve tried a pass on 3rd and 3 with 2:24 to go. A run would’ve forced PIT to burn their final timeout. The Jets have been guilty of numerous clock-management gaffes this season, the kind of mistakes that often come back to bite you.” Like I said, MJV, STRICTLY AMATEUR STUFF that you can’t afford to pull, no matter what you do otherwise. It’s called the Game of Inches, not the Game of Plenty of Room for Huge Mistakes.

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