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Team Awards Announced as Jets Wait in CHI

Posted by Randy Lange on December 27, 2010 – 12:04 pm

There are worse places to stay and muse on what’s ahead for the Jets than Chicago, Chicago. But that’s where the Jets remain at the moment today. Due to conditions on the ground in the New Jersey/New York area, the team’s charter flight out of the Windy City (which apparently is no more windy today than Newark) has been delayed indefinitely. The goal remains to leave today and arrive back home tonight, but the blizzard of ’10 could still complicate those plans.

“We’ve pretty much just been staying in the room, resting, watching movies, room service,” LaDainian Tomlinson said on a conference call with Jets reporters, who are also stranded in Chi-town. “We’re doing the typical stuff you do when you have nothing to do.”

But of course the business of football marches on, so just like a usual Monday but in an unusual setting, the players also have just reported to meetings this morning at their Chicago hotel.

Head coach Rex Ryan gave his team and selected players some inspirational things to think about today when he announced the winners of some of the annual team awards. Linebacker David Harris has been named the Curtis Martin Team MVP and Tomlinson has earned the Dennis Byrd Award for the most inspirational player. Both awards are voted on by the team.

“It’s a special award, particularly because your teammates vote on it,” LT said. “I’m happy and honored to be in that position for them. And it’s a great history of guys that have won this award. For me, seeing the list — it’s hung up on the walls at the complex — knowing my name’s going to go up on that wall and for years to come guys will see my name, that’s very special.”

Here is the complete list of team awards:

Curtis Martin Team MVP — LB David Harris

Dennis Byrd Award — RB LaDainian Tomlinson

Ed Block Courage Award — DE Shaun Ellis

Marty Lyons Award — WR/KR Brad Smith

Kyle Clifton Award — DT Mike DeVito

Walter Payton Award — FB Tony Richardson

The Byrd award goes to the most inspirational player, the Lyons award to the player who “gives from the heart through charity and community involvement,” and the Clifton honor to the “good guy” who helps all the various departments in the organization when called on. The Block award goes to “the most courageous player” on each of the NFL’s 32 teams. The Payton award goes to one player on each team for his volunteer and charity work as well as his on-field excellence, and the NFL announces the league winner during Super Bowl week.

Ryan had more to say about Mark Sanchez (he’s not 100 percent sure this morning whether Mark will play or not play against Buffalo on Sunday), the defense and the importance of beating the Bills. We’ll have that information for you from Chicago shortly.

Playoff-Bound … to Where?

The question arises as to which opponent the Jets will draw in the AFC Wild Card Round in two weeks, and the answer is that right now, the Jets could play just about any opponent except New England in Round 1.

First, regarding the Jets’ seeding, fifth or sixth: It depends on the AFC North finish. If the Steelers win it, the Ravens would get the fifth seed no matter what the Jets do vs. Buffalo on Sunday, with the tiebreaker if both teams finish 11-5 being their season opener at New Meadowlands Stadium, the Ravens’ 10-9 win. If Baltimore wins and the Jets and Steelers both finish 11-5, the Jets get the 5-seed based on their head-to-head win at Pittsburgh two weekends ago.

So here is a non-definitive list, not from the NFL, on some scenarios as to how the Jets could end up where they’ll end up on the weekend of Jan. 8-9.

At Indianapolis — If the Colts win the AFC South but don’t catch the Chiefs, they’ll be the fourth seed and so would host the Jets in Lucas Oil Stadium if the Jets are the 5. Or if the Colts beat the Titans and the Chiefs lose to Oakland, Indy’s the 3 and would host the Jets if they’re the 6.

At Kansas City — Arrowhead is where the Jets are headed if they’re the sixth seed and the Chiefs are the third or the Jets are 5 and the Chiefs 4.

At Jacksonville — If the Jaguars win at Houston and the Colts lose at home to Tennessee, the Jags are the South winners at 9-7 and would be the fourth seed. The Jets would go to ALLTEL Stadium only if they’re the 5-seed, meaning they beat Buffalo and Pittsburgh loses out to Baltimore in the North.

At Pittsburgh — Can’t happen. The Steelers are the No. 2, 5 or 6 seed.

At Baltimore — Can’t happen. The Ravens are either the No. 2 or 5.

At New England — Can’t happen. The Patriots have clinched the No. 1 seed in the AFC.


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67 Responses to “Team Awards Announced as Jets Wait in CHI”

  1. By wayne on Dec 27, 2010 | Reply

    Merry Christmas to Rex Ryan the luckiest coach on the planet…….As I’ve said many; times before right here…..fate has a way of balancing the scales……..and I’m not talking about this team not making the SB……We didn’t need that fake punt to know that this coach’s decision making is questionable to say the least. Congrats to the NY Jets for making the playoffs…..I would have loved for that Bills game to have some REAL meaning.

  2. By Tom Spicer on Dec 27, 2010 | Reply

    We are not getting the 5 seed so forget that not if but WHEN the Steelers beat the Browns they will get a bye. That automatically makes us the 6th seed Pitt will put everything it has into getting that bye.

  3. By Tom Spicer on Dec 27, 2010 | Reply

    We are either going to the KC or to the Colts. The Colts will beat the Titans they are not going to lose & have to pray for the Jags to lose they will take care of there own business. The thing that will determine where we go is this. Does KC bench there guys because they do not care if they are the 3 or 4 seed? Or do they play to win? If they play to win we are going to KC it is as easy as that.

  4. By Frank on Dec 27, 2010 | Reply

    Rex doesn’t have a clue what it means to be a head coach. His game management skills are ridiculous and there is very little evidence of any real coaching going on with the players or any maturation in his handling of the job. This team is maddeningly inconsistent and is not improving going into the post season. His press conferences are Becoming increasingly more embarrassing as it becomes more apparent evey week how unsophisticated and empty his comments and analysis are. He is not the long term answer for this team..

  5. By SuperPinkster on Dec 27, 2010 | Reply

    I am very proud that we made the playoffs. I am excited to see that the Jet’s offense has come alive just at the right time. I also know that our defense will be ready for the tournament. And special teams? They are our ace in the hole.

  6. By Tom Spicer on Dec 27, 2010 | Reply

    As far as the game the call on 4th down it was a good call. I am sorry but Brad Smith has to catch that pass it hit him in the chest my 10 year old nephew could have caught that. Holmes fumble killed a drive, Cotcherys drop for a 1st down killed a drive & Keler dropped a TD that hit him in both hands. Our D got killed & we still could have won this game. The 4 plays above that I mentioned were drive killers we could have put up 50 on them.

  7. By Frank on Dec 27, 2010 | Reply

    After watching the Bears game I couldn’t help but be envious of the Bears. Some of you know I lobbied hard for Cutler when the Broncos where shopping him and yesterday was proof positive he would have been tremendous for our team as he is a great cold weather QB and is significantly better than Sanchize(not). And while I am on it I lobbied hard for Spagnuolo who would have been a much better long term solution to our coaching staff than the embarrassment named Rex.

  8. By Tom Spicer on Dec 27, 2010 | Reply

    Holmes has had 3 big games so far for us but if you look at the season as a whole to many drops & to many fumbles he has not been what we thought. He was supposed to be our best player but when I look at the season as a whole I think Braylon has done better than him. Braylon has made tuff grabs in traffic, has taken major hits, blocks well in the run game & is a deep threat.

  9. By P Cook on Dec 27, 2010 | Reply

    how can you possibly say that the Bills game has no meaning? these scenerios have HUGE implications on who we play in the second round! Know what? I say bring on New England in the second round. Sit Mark for the Bills game. Give a great sendoff for T.J. and KC in the wild card round and make out way to staking claim as one of the most memorable squads in Jets history. Sit starters for week 16 in HOPES of seeing Beli and Brady in week 18. We have searched for a complete game all season, and I think we are more than ready to put together a string of great football now. This is about to get VERY interesting.

  10. By Mike Jet Vet on Dec 27, 2010 | Reply

    Well I’ll say this just to set the record straight, I have sided with our coaches mostly because I believe in them, yes I agree some calls have left even me catching my head but i’ve seen some great calls as well, as to which more bad or good can’t say, I won’t repeat why I sided I’m sure you all heard it enough, that said with what we had to play with all in all they did a good job win lose or draw .Now next season if we don’t draft right or improve in all areas stay this same coarse I will be on these coaches like bees to honey guaranteed

  11. By Tom on Dec 27, 2010 | Reply

    Forget the seed-rest your starters-and have everyone concentrate on playing well in all 3 phases.We HAVE to win the Superbowl for anything to matter.

  12. By Viveca Elworthy on Dec 27, 2010 | Reply

    Watching the Chicago game it’s clear to mer that we have more talent on the offensive side. The defense is ready for a major overhaul, especially on the defensive line. Hopefully Wilson is not turning out to be another first round bust. Mc Knight is the only one of this year’s draftpicks to get any playing time. What happened to the “terminator” Conner? Ryan was raving like crazy about him?! Sanchez is starting to look like the real deal.
    Sorry fans, no superbowl this year but maybe a first round playoff win.
    The talent gap between us and N.E. isn’t shrinking, rather the opposite. Just being realistic!

  13. By scjoe on Dec 27, 2010 | Reply

    I am guessing right now that the Jets go to KC in the opening round, Baltimore goes to Indy, call it a prediction. It is good to see players like Ellis and LT being recognized for team awards, but lets be realistic, I don’t see any way either of those two, or a number of the other aging vets will return next season (if there is a season) they absolutely have to get younger, the decline in the play of the defense as the season wore on tells you all you need to know. I think if you can get anything, for any of the aging vets in the off season, as far as draft picks, you jump on it.

  14. By jack kelnhofer on Dec 27, 2010 | Reply

    Ryan is the best coach since Bill Parsells, Buddy Ryan or Bud Grant-He breaths life and fire into the jets organization and I think the players, coaches and ownership can feel it and motivates them to play above there level-only 2 years as head coach it-And he shows what pro football can be.

  15. By BillsJets on Dec 27, 2010 | Reply

    How can you be handing out Awards now, I admit DeVito, Smith, and Harris may be deserving, but the others still need to prove themselves, especially Richardson. Now back to why the Jets lost to the Bears, the Bears kept passing the ball and the Jets did the same but then stopped, we needed to keep plugging away at the passing just like Cutler did. When Sanchez is passing like he did on Sunday, except for the last throw, Mark can be very dangerous, the Jets shouldn’t have switched back to the run, and that’s why we lost.

  16. By Jets Fan Tom for a Long Time on Dec 27, 2010 | Reply

    Problem is, Spicer, everything you just said about Holmes is what we all said about Edwards last year. Those two guys are so much more talented than anyone we’ve had at WR in yrs with the exception of J-Co, who’s a different kind of WR, that we’d be nuts to lose either of them. And I’d certainly like to see what they can do with another yr of work with Sanchez and, of course, someone other than Schotty guiding them. Frank, I admire you for saying all that about Rex, since I agree with most of it even if I’m not quite ready to make a change on that level yet. Viveca and scjoe, it’s good to hear folks as honest as you on how we have to rebuild.

  17. By harry-o on Dec 27, 2010 | Reply

    no pass rush …..no chance. its that simple.

  18. By Bleedsgreenandwhite on Dec 27, 2010 | Reply

    LOL to viveca saying the “Talent gap between us and NE isnt shrinking” I think position to position we’re worlds ahead of new england. Yeah they have tom brady and we have a less then mediocre NFL QB in my opinion. Our problem lies with Rex and Schotty, not the players on the field. New Englands defense was statistically one of the worst 3 in the league against the pass all season. No reason we shouldnt be able to replicate our 28-14 stomping of New ENgland in week 3, in fact we shouldnt have lost the second bout against New England(blame the coaches not doing homework). The only position New England is a better team then the jets is at QB and head coach, other then that we’re way more of a super bowl team on paper then the patriots.

  19. By Bleedsgreenandwhite on Dec 27, 2010 | Reply

    By the way, for anyone who says holmes isn’t having a good year, he single handedly gave us 3 wins that we shouldnt have had this year. I say we make all the moves we can to keep him, edwards, and cotchery come the end of the season. We need a 4th man-man cornerback to complete our defense, Our defensive line/pass rush struggles are just a result of teams knowing that the jets are going to bring pressure almost every play. Our offensive/defensive playcalling is WAY too predictable, our coaches aren’t creative enough (although the bears game offensive playcalling was amazing in my opinion, side from that fake punt). The defensive playcalling was terrible(hester 1v1 against coleman and knox 1v1 against lowery cost us 2 touchdowns in 3rd Qtr.

  20. By Bleedsgreenandwhite on Dec 27, 2010 | Reply

    Omg these posts keep getting better, billsjets do you realize tony richardson is a Hall of Fame Fullback who has been a lead blocker for 7 or 8 Star runningbacks, and one who has been a blocker for 1000 yard rushing efforts for more seasons then any other fullback in the league. Not to mention shaun ellis is the most couragous player i’ve seen aside from jim leonhard in years. Remember last year when he came into the playoffs and was a monster for us…with a cast on his broken hand that he had an operation on days before? I hope Ellis and Richardson both retire as jets. Shaun ellis is also one of the longest tenured new york athletes, only 2 have been in new york longer then him if i remember correctly(thats including all sports).

  21. By cgb on Dec 27, 2010 | Reply

    need to rest some key vet. players sunday you cannot give up the possible 5th seed. pitts. is the only team we can pass. thats a good senerio. they should go far in playoffs, and if we do the same guess what folks pitts comes back to our stadium for afc championship. imagine what that would be like!!! still wish we had woodhead.

  22. By cgb on Dec 27, 2010 | Reply

    I know how we can get woodhead back. tanny call patriots today offer LT and KYLE WILSON. done deal.

  23. By AZ Jet Fan on Dec 27, 2010 | Reply

    Every week it is more dropped balls. Our receivers continue to drop balls. Drop balls have cost us every game except the Pats game, even though there were a ton of dropped balls in that game too.

  24. By Mike Jet Vet on Dec 27, 2010 | Reply

    So Frank being Rex is so bad as our HC .. who’s better ? Mangini Edwards who ..give him his chance he will win a SB here I have no doubt given the right players .. is he unorthodox absolutely is he strange yep.. what you Tom64 and Ray are missing the days of Chuck knolls Tom Landry George Allen are over ask Mike singletary .these kids today have no discipline or respect $$$ is what they repect you need to get down to their level get in there walk and talk the lingo massage the egos build them up he knows how .. What else you guys are missing every player in the league wants to play for Rex Ryan he’ll get the guys we need bet on it

  25. By GIL on Dec 27, 2010 | Reply

    Good evening everyone,
    First I want to commend the playoff entry even though we should have got the win. Now Honestly about some of the comments here, I Definitely agree with especially the NE one from Viveca was spot on. I was a little thrown back by the comment about Rex, I totally agree about his playcalling at times and maybe his comments are a little 2 much but to say we need to look somewhere else is a bit overstating it, I mean this team is going back to the playoffs key word BACK and i mean at times they didnt play inspiring football but we r in the playoffs and guess what with adjustments in the off season (if there is a season) we will get back there but Rex needs to figure out how to beat NE 2 times a year and not one.

  26. By GIL on Dec 27, 2010 | Reply

    Cont. Also the team needs to play inspired all game every game the team needs to back up the coach because everyone should believe they r going to win the SB. Im not saying we r going to win it this yr but we r definitely better than years past. i mean we haven’t been to back to back playoff appearances in almost 9 yrs. So I believe we shouldnt start 2 B^&CH until we start looking like detriot record wise. But we do need to start evolving and getting younger and as far as richardson, this is his last hoorah, next yr Connor is in and so will a couple of other young guys that need to step it up. I mean come on since 1960 our team has has 3 teams with a 11win or higher record and this team can make it 4 i mean that says something when

  27. By GIL on Dec 27, 2010 | Reply

    Cont. in all reality if they did click on all cylinders every game it could be higher then 11 wins. Also we have not been playing with a true nose tackle I mean Pouha has done a wonderful job but he is not a true nose and our COMMS guys goes down (JIMMY) we are doing alright but they do need to fix it and make it work in order for a deep playoff run on all three side. But all in all We have to believe and hopefully they will get the job done and with hard work and a little luck who knows? J E T S jets jets jets

  28. By NorCalJet on Dec 27, 2010 | Reply

    Agree with everyone calling out the pass rush. Pressure was there in the begining of the game and kept Cutler off balance. Secondary was able to maintain their coverage when Cutler was pressured and threw quickly, not able read through his progressions. As the game wore on and Cutler continued to throw the D-line ran out of steam. It became much easier for Chicago to pick up the blitz when the D-line was gassed. Good news offense looked good other than the drops! If the Jets execute on all three phases they are unstoppable. Unfortunately this happens inconsistantly.

  29. By Walt on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    Does anyone know why new england has established a dynasty. As much as I thoroughly detest Bill Belicheck I do not believe anyone can deny he is a very good judge of talent.Look at Wes Welker Miami had him but did not think he was worth keeping. all he has done is catch well over 100 passes three years in a row and he cost a fraction of what TO cost.How about their two rookie tight ends they are blocking and catching passes like veterans.As much as it hurts let us not forget Danny Woodhead who has over 900 yards rushing and receiving for the Patriots with one game to go despite not being with the team for the first two games.The jets did not think he was worth keeping.Whoever makes the jets personnel decisions has to go.

  30. By john on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    Same ol’ Jets Fans: The coaches stink, the players stink, the GM stinks, our draft picks stink, we shoulda done this, we shoulda done that, we are gonna lose, gotta rebuild, reload, redraft, recoach, might get lucky and win one game in the playoffs….. wait a second, we ARE in the playoffs, hmmmmm, two years in a row, hmmmmm, how often have the Jets been in the playoffs 2 straight years? 4 times in their history, but you genius Jets fans wanna throw out all the Vets, fire the OC and HC, and start all over again??? Tell me WHEN HAS THAT EVER WORKED for this team???? Thank God none of you guys make decisions for this team, what a bunch of losers, er, I mean SAME OL’ JETS FANS>

  31. By Jets Fan Tom for a Long Time on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    I’ll grant you that players today might be harder to handle than in the old days, MJV, but good old football genius doesn’t hurt in a HC. The old coaches you named would never have made some of the bonehead clock management and challenge decisions Rex has made, never completely handed over the offense to an OC, never praised players publicly and then cut them, and most of all would never have talked so much that half the country is rooting against their teams before summer camp started. I think they might’ve been a little smarter than Rex about how to handle their private lives too, of course, but then who wouldn’t be…

  32. By JohnnyJet on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    Been a Jets fan since 67….went to Super Bowl 3. Been there done that with this team for a LONG time. Some thoughts…Rex should have kept his mouth shut. All the chest pounding has put an bullzeye and now everyone gunning for your team. BAD MOVE!!! Your play calling, at times, is poor at best. Tannenbaum moves are good at times and horrible others. NEVER should have let Pennington go. Let him mentor Sanchez….letting Fanica go another bonner move. Thomas Jones ANOTHER bad move. Had a great running game last year, why change it? What happen to the “d” this year? NO PRESSURE ON THE QB!! A high school QB could pass on us…..come on! Miss matches in the middle are killing this team. Playoffs…..maybe a win against KC. Then finished

  33. By charliejet on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    Hey John……….Nice call !

    GO JETS!!

  34. By paul pgfig01 on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    To John
    Why are we the same ol Jets fans. Well lets see we back in last year cause Indy rest their starters so this year we all want and hope it will be different instead we get in because Jax get a loss. I hate to be that way but last year was great cause there was no expectations a rookie qb and first year coach so it was a nice surprise but the reality is the wasnt a chance in hell they were going to beat Indy but I sure did start to belive when it was 17 to 3 but then well we all know. I will allways root for the Jets their the underdogs and some day they will be on top but I am a realist poor coaching decissions cost momentum and points. I like to brovado but why not do this when it was 4-6 in side the bears 40. I dont get it.

  35. By paul pgfig01 on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    continued to john
    You set your team up for failer and wonder how you lost. Also lets continue to punt to one of the most dangerous return players in the NFL untill we get burnt enough timews to learn. I have no problem going for it and coming up short but what type of fake is that when your qb is in the play and Smith who were they trying to fool it was very obvious just go for it the bears were not fooled and made the Jets pay. Every loss this year has been because of poor execution wheather it’s dropping passes, penalties or just bad decission making on the hc and oc. I love Rex personality but he has a big head and thinks his d-fen will bail them out every time well that caught up and the every team knows the Jets week secondary. minus

  36. By Pranit on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    agree that Rex continues to make dubious decisions….Playing any of the starters just to get an 11th win is ridicilous…what if we lost Sanchez or Revis or some other starter? …Use it as a bye week to rest all your starters…There is nothing to gain with an 11th win but a lot at risk…Try to regroup, and start preparing for KC…

  37. By GaryC on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    Kudos to Viveca, someone who doesn’t look through rose colored glasses,New England continues to get stronger and where drafting players who can’t get off the bench. time to look at Clinkscales, jets head of college scouting.needs to have a great draft this year or bye, bye.

  38. By GaryC on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    to bleedsgreenandwhite, tony richardson hall of fame back, lets be real, jet fan tom knows where I am coming from. If Cookie Gilchrist isn’t in hall of fame how can tony richardson.

  39. By Chicago Bob on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    I am a transplanted New Yorker so I get to watch the Bears on a regular basis – do not get too excited as far as what you saw from Jay Cutler against the Jets, Bear fans have been screaming for his head on numerous occasions this year. Many people still question the trade and feel he is not the long term answer as he has had his share of bone-headed mistakes this year. With the lack of pressure put on by our D-Line, it would not take much for anyone to look good playing QB last Sunday. The fact is, 3 of our front 7 (Ellis, Divito and Thomas) would not start for quality 3-4 teams such as Pittsburgh, Baltimore or New England. Ellis and Divito are easily handled one on one and Thomas has nothing coming off of the edge.

  40. By Frank on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    Jet Vet you know what Rex is not getting it done. He was handed a talented team and the team is undiciplined and unprepared and not showing any improvement. I don’t want a coach who the players want to play for that formula doesn’t work. Did you watch the Falcons game last night? Look at the guys we gave away Abraham and Vilma others we drafted Farrior, Rhodes, McKenzie and Woodhead just to name a few. It all starts with management and I have been saying for years Tannenbaum is not a GM or good personel guy and you don’t build a team through free agency. As for Rex I said it previously Spagnuolo is a high character guy and great coach who would have been a long term solution for us he has done a tremndous job in St. Louis.

  41. By scjoe on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    John, point well taken, but it is called human nature, and it is not only “same ol Jet fans” it is Giant fans, Bills fans, Bengals fans, Lion fans, Mets fans, Knicks fans,Rangers fans, Cubs fans, etc. etc. I think you get the point. Further, when a person shells out$10,000 to purchase a PSL just so he can turn around and purchase seats to go along with it, don’t you think he has earned the right to voice his opinion on how the organization is run? Not to say anyone has to listen, because they don”t, but shouldn’t he have that right? Also, just think what a boring blog this would be if EVERYONE thought alike. Not everyone is right, but not everyone is wrong either!

  42. By DJP GO JETS on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    Frank, how about naming some of our other head coachs that were better then Ryan. Also remind me when our D was ranked #1 in 1st year of a new head coach. Please help me with this one, when did we get to playoffs and a confrence championship game with a new head coach and get to playoffs 2 years straight with a head coach with 2 years under belt. STILL WAITING. I DIDN’T THINK YOU COULD ANSWER ANY OF THEM. . Lets talk about Sanchez and Cutler. How many championship games has Cutler been to, how many playoff games did cutler wiin in his 1st year. How many cold weather games has Cutler won in cold weather and lets not forget about that beauty he put up against the Pats a few weeks ago.
    YOU REALLY NEED TO ROOT FOR ANOTHER TEAM WE DONT NEED U

  43. By scjoe on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    Walt, my feelings exactly. Thing is Belichek knows how to build a winner, partly because he has NO loyalty (Seymour, Vrable, Moss Cassell etc.) Don’t sound right on the surface, but he turned all of those into draft picks and rebuilt the team even better then it was before, this year he has 2 picks in each of the first 3 rounds. THAT is how you build a winner, if you think they are a good team right now, just wait until this years draft plays out, sounds pretty scary, wouldn’t you say?

  44. By Mike Jet Vet on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    John well said.. I have over the years bashed this team like no other knowing and feeling the pulse of a team you knew wouldn’t ever get to the SB, I hoped and hoped yet 41 years later here we are ..I killed Mangini day after day till he was gone because I believed no I knew after the 08 collapse in my gut he just wasn’t the guy to get us to promise land with That said Finally I believe Rex and company are the guys to do just that I can feel it in my bones.. I can understand the frustration some here feel but they let this year and next play out in my opinion will be very happy with the direction we’re heading into and beyond

  45. By Frank on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    DJP lets get real dude. If Indy doesn’t lay down last year Rex doesn’t make the playoffs. They had a nice little run and were lucky our kicker was better than theirs by the way another great bonehead move letting Feeley go. #1 D last year that was great but also a product of the games the team played and the fact we had the worst rated QB in the league and other teams played it close to the vest and didn’t have to open up. Yet when teams did have to come from behind they did so in 3 lousy loses last year. Rex’s D is atrocious on third down and on having to make any critical stop. Rex has been riding lady luck since week 16 last year.

  46. By Mike Jet Vet on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    Frank I usually am with you but your way off on this one Rex didn’t release or let go any1 of the players your describing .. Next Sanchez actually outplayed Cutler it was our seconady and miscues at fault the kid stood up like a man took the heat and played his best game to date so stop with that crap 3 easy scores of 25+ 3 passes and 21 points dropped pass in the end zone by D-K and a fumble by S-H which lead to 7 more points and bears starting out with na 10 point lead,, and we still only lost by 4 they showed me more grit then I’m used to around Jetland so take that noise to Giants camp your team that folded 2 in a row GO JETS

  47. By GaryC on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    chicago bob hits it on the head concerning devito, people last year thought this guy might turn out to be all pro.him and pouha though good on the run are just that, run stuffers nothing more, nothing less. not saying you can’t win with guys like that but you need much more around them.

  48. By Tom Spicer on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    Frank, Trade for Cutler? Really that would have been the worst thing we could have EVER DONE! The Bears got robbed & EVERYBODY in the NFL knows it they gave up not 1 but 2 1st round picks & Kyle Orton for Cutler. Cutler so far has been a bust it took Mike Martz just to make him okay. Last year Orton 3,802 yards 21 TD’S & 14 TO’S. Cutler 3,666 28 TD’S & 27 TO’S. Cutlers 27 TO’S led the NFL GARBAGE Mark had less TO’S than him as a rookie. He was a turnover machine LOL. This year Orton 3,653 yards 20 TD’S & 13 TO’S Cutler 3,106 yards 24 TD’S & 20 TO’S. The Broncos knew there season was over so they are giving Tebow a shot cause they know they are out of it & they want to see what they have in Tebow. With that said with 2 less games than Cutler

  49. By Tom Spicer on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    he has 547 more yards 4 less TD’S & 7 less TO’S. You gave up 2 1st round picks for worse production. In todays NFL land scape you can trade for a good NFL QB for 1 1st round pick they gave up 2 & a QB who is just as good

  50. By Ruth on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    My 2 cents:
    Steve Weatherford for pro bowl, my fingers are crossed.
    benevolent point of view: Rex’s press conferences are bluster with no substance the same way belichick’s conferences are stoic w/no substance.
    It’s hard to imagine Rex can’t see he needs game time coaching improvement. He’s new at this & we’re impatient because the talent level now is high. Could Rex be a really good HC over the long term? I dunno, willing to give it another year or two to find out. Wish he had a mentor other than his Dad – would rather have marty schott as a ‘bench coach’ than son as the offensive coach.
    love cotchery but it has to be asked:where has he been this season?
    why don’t we see more of our pre-season darling Conner at fullback?
    more 2 come

  51. By Ruth on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    And can we really make hay in the playoffs with such a dearth at Safety? i wasn’t thrilled with personnel (or was it just bad scheme) at that position before the injuries.
    Sometimes the other team makes plays but receiving tight ends are killing us.
    Everyone else in the AC spent the summer rejuvenating plays for their fullbacks & TEs to combat the Jets style defense. Why weren’t we counter scheming?

  52. By Tom Spicer on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    Frank, This year Cutler 3,106 yards 24 TD’S & 20 TO’S Mark 3,291 yards 20 TD’S & 14 TO’S. Mark a 2nd year QB with room to improve Cutler is in his 5th year he is at his peak. Martz saved his career they wanted his head on a platter in Chicago. That may have been the worst trade in the history of the NFL so yes we are all happy we did not trade for Cutler & give up a player & 2 1st round picks. By the way how are the Giants doing for you Giant fan.

  53. By Tom Spicer on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    In the off season as far as free agenct goes the Jets number 1 priority shouldl be signing Braylon # 2 Holmes # 3 harris & last should be Cromartie. Cromartie has played well at times but he also has had some really bad games. Brandon Marshall, Deon Branch & Johnny Knox eat him alive. Also everyone knows we need a pass rusher Lamar Woodley from PITT would be a great signing.

  54. By Tom Spicer on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    Next weeek the whole O should play the more experience Mark gets the better & the timing with his wide outs will only be built thru time. Also we dont know if we are getting Woody back or not let the whole O line play. The only guy on O who should rest is LT he llooks liek he is done 12 carrys for like 29 yards is nothing. On the D side of the ball I would get the Line & the backers rest. The safteys I would let play they dont have alot of time playing together & Lowery is new to the spot.

  55. By Tom Spicer on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    Also this week give McNight a boat load of runs I would like to see what this kid has in a real game & LT sure looks liek he needs the rest.

  56. By Tom Spicer on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    Greene should be the starting back going forward he looks much better than LT. LT goes down very easily Greene breaks tackles he needs to be the guy gettting 25 runs per game & the other 5 to 10 runs can go to LT. He should be our guy on passing downs he is still good in the open field & is a good pass catcher. But between the tackles it is Greene al the way.

  57. By Troy(nyjetsholdSBtrophyin2010 on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    If I was Rex , I wouldn’t be sitting anyone this week that wasn’t hurt , with the way this team has played under rex with time off in between games,its a good thing they didnt get the bye because of this as well, looking ahead to who we might play,I’d say INDY with how banged up they are,but with our anemic pass rush Manning would chew us apart,the lackof pass rush is going to be the main aspect that keeps us from beating probably anyone except for K.C,then again our Run D has slipped the last month,teams have just figured us out and the Jenkins loss has been glaring more so this season than last,also the loss M.Douglas who made plays behind the line,& getting nothing out of Gholston in the run support,I agree with some of you above that…

  58. By Troy(nyjetsholdSBtrophyin2010 on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    cont. this team is very poorly coached and that we have pretty much gotten by on talent,a few great plays here & there have kept us from being a 6 or 7 win team right now not 10.I thought Rex had the ability to adjust on the fly but sundays 3rd qtr showed otherwise,though Shotty has put together a couple good games in a row,he’s had more bad ones than good,the timing on some calls have been detrimental,and they still cant seem to play well at home,outside of 1 half VS NE,they played awfull at home,and letting the Bears medioce O mow us down doesnt leave much confidence left,teams have evolved to our D schemes,now we need to evolve,show new wrinkles,or it will be 1 & done???

  59. By BillsJets on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    I just read an article in Newsday that talks about Ryan having to retrain his defense, so answer this question – What have they been doing in practice all these past weeks?

  60. By IRA on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    Have to agree with all due respect to LT Greene needs to get more carries as they start they playoff run.
    Congrats to all the players that got those awards they were all well deserved.
    After watching the tape of the game the D played real well for some series but in the 2nd half they just were not on the same page and you have to give Martz credit for making some adjustments and creating mismatches.
    I hope they can get KC to start. really don’t want to face Manning right now.
    GO JETS!!!!

  61. By Viveca Elworthy on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    Watching Brees play the other night I was struck by how similar he and Sanchez are. Yes, I know Sanchez is not there yet, but Brees at 24 was no superstar either. I’m convinced our QB will keep us in the play offs for years to come. Would like to see us give new talent a chance to play. Look at what Belicheck did this year! Doesn’t matter what happens, and who they get rid off. Somebody new is ready to jump in and play. Look at Cassel last year. They hardly missed a beat. Who do we have at back up? You think Brunell or Clemmens would have taken us to ten wins .I don’t like N.E. but I sure wish we were more like them. Better at evaluating and developing players, not hanging on to players past their prime.Less bragging, more professionalism.

  62. By Mike Jet Vet on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    Ruth and Troy made 2 of the most important points I’ve heard from all these blogs..why aren’t we scheming to stop TE’s RB’Ruth you missed the most Important slot receivers..Troy you are 100% right letting Green and Douglas go was one of dumbest things we did they were main reasons we had the #1 defence last year and now why we can’t get pressure from the ends or up the middle not to mention being last in sacks and interceptions and lack of pass rush this was a much better team with those guys believe it but we had to sign Revis RIGHT GUYS Green is playing lights out in GB kicked our butts same as woodhead kicked our butts with NE want to blame coaches for something blame them for letting Green Douglas Feeley and woodhead go

  63. By charliejet on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    From what I hear, the field at Chicago is an “offensive” field i.e. it is a slow field almost like playing on sand – not easy for a defensive player to react in and therefore is more of an advantage for the offense = result high scoring game for both sides and yes it does work like that on both sides of the ball. Fans forget real fast but starting with NE game, our pass rush was beginning to step it up a bit 3 sacks on Brady that night unfortunately everything else fell apart. Yes we are very weak at safety right now – but the playoffs are a whole other beast – ANYTHING can happen….Still one game at a time – Beat Buffalo go in the playoffs positive.

  64. By Bleedsgreenandwhite on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    New England has tom brady, we dont. It has less to do with personnel in new england then you think at every other position other then QB. You could put the worst players in every position in the NFL in New England and tom brady would turn them into studs. I do agree though that letting woodhead go when the jets dont have a running back of that run style (darren sproles, leon washington) a change of pace, quick cut running back is what im trying to say. In college Joe Mcknight loooked good, but he looks like he lost a step since then…perhaps his partying days at USC caught up to him.

  65. By Jets Fan Tom for a Long Time on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    MJV, while I like Ruth’s point about TE’s and RBs, plenty of us have been talking about our failure to keep them from catching so many passes. Problem is, some of us were talking about that in the context of how Leonhard is too short to start at S in this league and of course to some folks it’s heresy to say that, since he has “heart.” Heart is nice, but talent and size still come first and second. So that analysis of the TE/RB pass-catching issue probably fell on some deaf ears.

  66. By Scott on Dec 28, 2010 | Reply

    Surley Rex Ryan has made some calls that can be bashed because they didn’t work (fake punt on Sunday), but where is the applause for all the calls he makes that do (Sanchez bootleg on 4th down against the Steelers). Obviously, the defense got burned too often in Chicago, while the offense put up 34 points. The Jets will win the last game and go into the playoffs at 11-5. The real season begins on January 8-9. Let’s judge the team and the coach by what they do when it really matters. After the Patriots game in December, it has been clear, the Jets would only be a Wild Card team. Now they have a chance to win as the WC, and get another crack at the Patriots. I am proud of the Jets and Ryan. In 11 days, the real deal begins.

  67. By DarrylD on Dec 29, 2010 | Reply

    Quoting Vince Lombardi,”What the hell is going on out there”. If the defense doesn’t come with more schemes, the playoffs will be over before it starts. Remember the phrase “defenses win championships”.

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