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Rex: It’s Personal Again, vs. Belichick on Sunday

Posted by Randy Lange on January 10, 2011 – 12:10 pm

One personal battle down, next one up.

Rex Ryan just met with Jets reporters this morning, two days after the Jets vanquished Peyton Manning and the Colts at Indianapolis, 17-16. The Jets head coach last week said it was “personal” between him and Peyton. Today it’s Rex vs. Bill.

“I recognize that this week it’s all about Bill Belichick vs. Rex Ryan,” Ryan said of Sunday’s AFC Divisional Round rematch with the Patriots and their coach. “It’s personal. It’s about him against myself. That’s what it’s going to come down to. When you look at it, both teams are very even. Look at our players — solid across the board. Assistant coaches — we’re on level ground. So this is going to be about me raising my level against Bill Belichick.”

The impetus for this approach, needless to say, goes back to six weeks ago, when the Jets journeyed to Gillette Stadium full of anticipation (but also having just suffered the loss of defensive quarterback Jim Leonhard to a broken leg), only to get waxed before a Monday night audience, 45-3.

“I realize in that game that I was outcoached,” Ryan said today. “It wasn’t the players. My job as a coach is to get them where they know their jobs and there’s no gray area, they can be physical and aggressive. Clearly New England was like that and we weren’t.”

How to fix that? Ryan proposed the solution.

“It’s just got to be a ridiculous amount of preparation on our part,” he said. “The game plan might’ve looked good on paper, but it wasn’t realistic. When we had to make the adjustments, we couldn’t execute them. And obviously the Patriots did a great job, they were prepared. That was it. It really came down to coaching more than playing and that was obvious. They were that much better and Belichick was that much better than I was that last game.”

Some may — make that some will — question Ryan’s sincerity in saying Belichick “will go down as the greatest coach in the history of this league or he’s going to be close to it.” But as Ryan unfolded his thoughts on the Colts and Patriots this morning, there is clear respect for Belichick, QB Tom Brady and the Patriots.

But Ryan also amplified on his TB remarks from last week when, in praising Manning’s studying of the game, he said, “Brady likes to think he does … I think there’s probably a little more help from Belichick with Brady than there is with Peyton Manning.”

“That wasn’t my intent,” to insult Brady, Ryan said today. “My intent was to say as good as Tom Brady is — Hall of Fame quarterback, three Super Bowl rings, amazing quarterback — as far as how he studies, he’s not as good as Peyton Manning. There’s only one guy that belongs in that category, and that’s Peyton. That’s all I was saying.”

But then Ryan perhaps explained more when he added that Brady “took a shot at me with his antics on the field” and mentioned something that will warm Jets fans hearts in this cold weather we’re experiencing in the Northeast.

“He always points after he scores, at everybody. It’s just Brady being Brady,” the Jets coach said. “I don’t like seeing that. Nobody does. No Jets fan likes seeing that. And I know he can’t wait to do it. He’s not going to say anything publicly, but it is what it is. My job’s to keep him out of the end zone.”

One other phrase that will have many Jets fans smiling and many of the Patriots persuasion and NFL writers around the country frowning will be the bravado that Rex said he expressed during one of those most anticipated non-events after Jets-Patriots games, the postgame handshake.

“When we played Miami my first year, I said that will never happen to me again where I was outcoached,” he said. “Clearly, that was how I felt. I was wrong because New England did it. That’s kind of how I felt. I also told Belichick after the game, ‘We’ll see you in Round 3.’ He just looked at me.”

But lo and behold, Jets-Patriots, Round 3, has begun. Fasten your seatbelts.

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Before the team leaves, however, there will be a Jets fan rally on Saturday afternoon, from about noon-2 p.m., at New Meadowlands Stadium in the West Great Hall. We’ll have more details as we get them in during the week, but if your Saturday midday is free, prepare to come out and send the Jets off to play the Pats.

One More Key

One further element of the Jets’ triumph over the Colts on Saturday night that I didn’t mention in Sunday’s blog was field position. The Jets’ FP was OK but the Colts’ was very constricting. Their nine drives on average started at their own 20.1-yard line.

What does that mean? Well, it is the worst starting field position by a Jets opponent in the last 29 games, or since the Raiders averaged an 18.1-yard-line start in the Jets’ 38-0 rout last season. And those two games are the worst opponent starting field position in the last seven seasons. Something similar would indeed be welcome Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium.

Rex Cetera

Ryan said Mark Sanchez’s right shoulder is “fine,” Damien Woody was “kind of wobbling around a little bit” and “we’ll see if he’s able to go or not” vs. NE. And about Brad Smith, he said with a small smile, “He’s got the groin. I’m not sure. … I don’t think they should prepare for the Wildcat.” … The coach said DE Vernon Gholston was inactive due to “nothing personal” but rather the matchups, which prompted him and his defensive staff to go with DT Trevor Pryce as the backup D-lineman.

“Inside the Jets”

Tonight’s edition of “Inside the Jets” will be at Grasshopper Off The Green in Morristown, N.J., as usual, but the time of the show has shifted to 6:30-7:30 p.m. Special Jets guests are tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson and safety Jim Leonhard. Voice of the Jets Bob Wischusen hosts as usual. If you can’t make it out to the Grasshopper, you can listen to the show live on 1050 ESPN New York and on

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110 Responses to “Rex: It’s Personal Again, vs. Belichick on Sunday”

  1. By sal on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    Belichick could of been the King of ny/nj he snubbed all of us, Damm right its personal.Glad the Jets got a coach w/ a persnality,skills and blood ties to the last ring for gang green. A win makes rights a wrong!

  2. By commentman on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    The only thing that I remember of that game is that they ran up the score big time on us, the Fact that Leonhard got injured like 3 days before it may have something to do with it, but that is still embarrassing either way, payback was present in the Colts game, and it better be present in this game, if we do get a steady lead, I still want Rex to run up the score

  3. By Ablity on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    i have been a jets fan for awhile now and even when we were really bad..i never had a worst gut feeling going into this game than i had for any other game. i dont know if we have the corners to beat this team..i dont know if we have the coaching to beat this team..i think its going to be closer than last time but unless we get a pick or KR, or something huge goes our way early we are in for a bad sunday i think. Cormarty is a good corner on a average NFL roster but for what REX ask his corners to do, he is a very very poor excuse for a corner. He is just an freakish human but he is not a natural corner, he doesnt flip is hip or get low or use his hand, he relies completely on his speed..that will not work in this game or in this leauge

  4. By Ablity on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    I will say this again……….DO NOT..I REPEAT REX……DO NOT put Revis on random people..i’d seen rex trying to do that in the last game when we got blow out…Revis on one play was on danny woodhead coming out of the back field and guest what Tom brady just went to another guy. This idea about putting revis on diffrent reciever and all over the fleid makes sense only if we can guest who brady wants to throw the ball to, then you get in the minds of bill and brady, i watch inception..that is a terrible place to be REX. we need to make this game a simple as possible as we did the indy game..four man rush with everyone else in simple coverage via man to man or zone..the pass rush(our weak point) will have to win the game

  5. By IRA on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    Randy, Yes field position was key and i will cut Weatherford a lot of slack since he has had a great season but it will have to be better on Sunday. If he has to punt at times they must be downed inside the 20 yd line this week.
    Love what Rex had to say today and he is a smart man. He contiunes to make himself the center of the story lines and deflects the pressure from his players.
    Sanchez will have to make plays all game but in both wins vs BB Rex has run the ball over 30 times in both games.

  6. By Gmany3k on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    Will this silence the Rex Ryan haters and the Tom Brady lovers ? And the people who push this kind of message ? Will we go silent until game day ? Rex did just as I new he would being a stand up Guy.

  7. By steven on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    Part 1: Glad for the win but this next game is the real “super bowl” for the Jets. They are playing the best team with the best offense so this is the one. Get this one and the Jets will probably have the confidence to get to the Super Bowl. I have a few complaints which unless they are addressed, it will be the same results from the same old Jets. First, Cromartie plays with Revis and knows that he needs to jolt the wide receiver at the line and knock him off his route, perhaps slow him down and give the defense more time to rush the passer. But he keeps playing back ten yards away and Tom Brady can get the ball to him so fast that he has ten yards already when he catches it. You watch Revis and he’s up there on the line smothering

  8. By davetharave on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    Absolute correct Ablity . . I’d have Cromartie on Branch all game because it’s a better matchup size-wise. Cro cannot stay with the smaller guy. If Revis could put Welker on his private island that would take away a HUGE target for Brady all game. Brady goes to Welker again and again especially for third down conversions. I’d like to see all our DB’s check their covers HARD off the line (including a linebacker on those tight ends) to disrupt the timing on the passing game. Also like to see Wilson on Wooden-Head out of the backfield, he’s the right size to try to stay with this guy.

  9. By scjoe on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    Rex made a great point about the game coming down to him vs Belichek. I believe that is true in theory because the two teams are so close talent wise. BUT, the X factor is, not every position fits in to that category, the all important, most important position is not a toss up, I think we all know what that position is. If there ever was a game where you can toss out all match ups, predictions, suggestions, what ifs, etc. This game can not be won with a typical Sanchez game. By that I mean a game where he completes 50% of his passes, less then 200yds. 1TD and 1 or 2 INTs. He needs to have at least an above average game to have a chance, a great game and we win. But, how many “great” games has he had? Also 64tom, I am with you on Cro KRs.

  10. By steven on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    Part 2: Why can’t the defense get to the quarterback. Tom Brady stands there and shoots bullets and hits targets with the tight ends methodically and laughs at the defense. The Giants beat them when they were undefeated to win the superbowl by getting to the quarterback. So even if we lock down the verticle threats Tom Brady picks apart the defense over the middle and gets five yards per play, moving the chains, eating up the clock. Even at the goaline on 3rd down and two our corners are five yards away from the receivers and Tom Brady’s quick shot to a reciever and he catches it just over the goaline while the corner watches. If all the corners use Revis’ technique, nobody would be open and the defense would have time to get to Tom Brady

  11. By steven on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    Part 3: The way the offensive line used up the clock for ten minutes on one drive made it impossible for Peyton Manning to be on the field doing what he does best. The offensive line and the running backs showed heart and controlled the defense and the game. Why can’t we do this with the Patriots? That is exactly what the Patriots did to the Jets in the last game. Brady chipped away five yards per play, eating up the clock, moving the chains all the way down the field until they got the touchdown. Mark seems to love the long ball but when it’s third down and you need five yards, why try to throw it for fifty. You won’t see Brady making that mistake. Don’t out-trick, outplay! get the first down. Become champions. Back up the talk for 60 min.

  12. By steven on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    Part 4: The Jets may not be the best team but they are the most “well conditioned” team and if you play the Patriots with all your heart you will be the best team and you may even become a “great team.” The talent is there but the technique is what will matter. In tennis what wins is not how you hit the ball but the person’s form in “the way” he hits the ball. If you tackle every time by putting your helmet on the ball, you will create turnovers and you will win the game. This game will be determined by takeaways. Run hard, tackle hard, hit hard, play hard, go for the ball hard and play like Jets. Get that Ball. Get that Ball. Get that Ball. Then the Patriots will fall. The Ravens took two balls away from Jets receivers laying on the ground

  13. By Gmany3k on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    @ Steve of course you are 100% correct we all know this trying to stop it is the problem. Rex can take something away from their attack offense and Bill will have another plan if he does and than Rex will need another plan also. It may be that we may need the younger linebackers up for this game to fly around hit TE’s and WR’s anything that moves to have a chance . we must curtail their scoring than we are in the game.

  14. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    Ablity, great analysis of the DBs, you sound like you played the position. I don’t share your pessimism about the game, though, I think the D’s on a roll and maybe winning Sunday largely with running and long drives puts an end to Schotty’s weirder nonsense, at least for this yr and hopefully that means forever. As I’ve said, I don’t have much use for most of Rex’s talk but I applaud him for being THE FIRST to call out Brady on his incredibly bush, immature habit of pointing at opponents. I don’t think he’d dig it if I saw him on the street in L.A. and pointed at his over-hyped wife’s horsey face and compared it unfavorably to a dog’s. scjoe, don’t know about Cro on KRs all yr but maybe for the rest of this one and definitely if BS is hurt.

  15. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    More on Aso: Can I suggest that a few of you gents start thinkin’ like you’re runnin’ a business, not like SB-starved fans? It’s precisely because of Aso’s dumb deal in OAK that we have a shot at getting him for a good price. If I was Mr. T, I’d tell him and everyone else, “You saw what Davis’ stupidity did to us on Revis and we’re not goin’ thru that again, not with SH, BE, not even Harris or Andrew Luck in 2012 (okay, I can dream — but I’m worried about him playing in East Coast winter, too!). The guys we sign have to wanna be Jets more than they wanna be the highest-paid at their position.” I’m only impressed with proven stars to a point, for all I know the way Starks played for GB yesterday is the way McKnight will play for us next yr.

  16. By Jesse on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    As a Patriots fan, I’m sure glad that we have a coach that knows how to control his mouth and his emotions, and just focus on football. Other than the coaching advantage, these two teams look pretty even.

  17. By BLINKA posts, no one heeds on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    Here’s ol’ 54 take on Rex and the Jets

    Give him one good defensive lineman and another year under the belt for Sanchez and he could guarantee a championship. Jets are lucky to have him. And, he will get better. Eh, who cares what I think, no one remembers me.

  18. By IRA on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    This will be a 1 score game or even tied late in the 4th QT. It will come down to 1 team scoring late and winning and if the Jets can make some big plays with all three phases of their game they will win this game. Last year we went to SD and beat a 14 – 2 team in the divisional rd. Same deal this year. Forget what happened 12/6/10. The Pats are an excellent team maybe the best in the NFL. That doesn’t mean the Jets can’t go up to Foxboro and upset the Pats. Break it down anyway you want. The team that goes out and doesn’t make mistakes and executes will win this game. Why not the Jets?
    GO JETS!!!!!

  19. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Jesse, “as a Patriots fan,” how glad are you to have a QB who’s one of the best ever to play the game but when he throws a TD behaves like the meanest, most dysfunctional kid in the Pop Warner league? Or an HC who cheats? Sorry, had to say that since you took a shot at our coach, don’t come inside with that weak stuff. Putting aside the personal stuff, yeah, I hope it’s a good game and the Pats are an old AFL team so I’ll root for them if they get to the Super Bowl, but not this Sunday. Blinka, whaddya talkin’ about, EVERYBODY remembers you, at least every Jet fan who’s been around long enough! Please give us your take on what the D has to do on Sunday to stop the Pats! And what the O has to do to get some real points on the board!

  20. By Clive Partridge on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    I have been a Jets fan since 1986 ,for Gods sake just do them patriots.
    Remeber yound Aiden and do it for him and go all the way to Dallas.

  21. By Tom Spicer on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    SCJOE, Mark averages 54.8 completion percentage (not 50%), 219 yards per game (not under 200 a game), 13 picks total on the year (less than 1 a game & way less than 2 a game) & had 20 total TD’S (more than one a game) so not excatly sure what it is your talking about. Yes he had a bad game at the Colts & yes if he does not play better this week we will lose NO DOUBT. But I am trying to figure out what is your definition of a good or great game is?

  22. By ERICCC on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    It is difficult, not impossible to the beat new england patriots. what makes them so dangerous are those midget receives they have welker, branch and woodhead (wish we still had him). they are used in such different formations and underneath routes thats its hard to keep up. then u have hernandez and grankowski, 2 TE hard to cover. the defense has to play outstanding and disguise many coverages. most importantly get to the QB. i hate tom brady and that smug belichik. One more thing, the offense must score on every possesion they get. it wont be easy but u have to take advantage of that 30th ranked pass defense of the patriots. the jets must be creative on offense , use a lot of play action, sanchez is pretty good out of the pocket.

  23. By ERICCC on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    also, look at what the packers did to them , almost beat em. just execute better on D and get offensive TDs, i still dont completely trust schottenheimer but gotta admit hes stepped it up for our offense. LETS go JETS!!! if we win then its on to BALTIMORE! no doubt ravens are gonna win, i have a feeling AFC championship: NYJ vs BAL. god i hope im rite

  24. By Gmany3k on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    @ Tom could you elaborate more on this comment Andrew Luck in 2012 (okay, I can ) because I see this as a must have QB to compete in today NFL and the young guys are pinning all their hopes on Sanchez for the next 5 plus yrs.

  25. By Mike Jet Vet on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    I’m going to disagree with our fans and anyone else saying Jets and Pats are equal in talent thats a big no guys and gals ..I will match L-T S-G McKnight T-Rich to NE backs we’re better B-E S-H J-CO matched with Branch Welker and D-woodhead we’re better DB’s as a whole we’re better ..QB Pats have the edge TE’s Keller and Fernandez D-K has the edge coaches only if is Little Bill against Rex which is acceptable STS O-line D-line Qb coach we have the edge our O-line we have the edge D-Line I believe is just about even so we play our game execute the game plan we win thats the way I see it

  26. By scjoe on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    Blinka, I am with you on Rex, but not on Sanchez. I don’t think they win a SB with him at QB. Just my opinion, don’t all you Sanchez guys crucify me just yet, lets wait and see what happens, hopefully I eat my hat, my words, and eat crow all at the same time, but I just watched the game replay and concentrated on most pass plays and our QB is just to inaccurate and to inconsistent to get it done.

  27. By Mike Jet Vet on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    CONT. Tom64 explain how we can go get Nambi when I believe we’re in agreement next year build through the draft no more big ticket head cases ..I believe we were also in agreement only way to sign B-E and S-H maybe Cro is to clean house and draft some good young players like GB NE Falcons and build for years to come ..I have stated many times its moves like V-G Big Jenks B-Scott and now Wilson with Sanchez yet to be determended has cost this team dearly and set us back a good pass rush and saftey maybe the SB last year In my opinion

  28. By scjoe on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    You have to consider Revis in any talk of game MVP for that game, he completely took away the most productive WR in the game today. But the problem in NE is that they have about 4 or 5 Reggie Waynes, and we only have 1 Revis. Most other DBs and Safety”s are hit and miss. We saw that in the last NE game. Another worry, Sanchez had a less then stellar game in the dome, what happens in the bad weather we can expect in Foxboro?

  29. By GaryC on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    jet fan tom,now you want nambdi, I guess you want the jets to become the yankees of the nfl. have you given up on wilson already. that would be 4 no 1 corners that they have. you should think about kolb or orton if sanchez shoulder is bad in off season.think about where your pass rusher is coming from.remember the most important positions on a football team are those that are closest to the ball, o line, d line and qb.

  30. By Mike Jet Vet on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    Cont.imagine if we had drafted a big time pass rusher then Mccourty or E-Berry like I wanted instead of Wilson ..I also wanted J-Freeman instead of Sanchez we could have gotten him in position without giving eveything other then our pick 6-6 240 big arm playing great no injuries next Beanie Wells instead of green for only our pick I’m not unhappy with the green pick but it opens many avenues for us by keeping all our picks and having all top notch players thats the way I would have played it

  31. By Kleckofan on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    Glad to see so many sticking up for Rex…he may be a knucklehead at times, but he’s our (Jets’) knucklehead. Scary game. I agree that we should play zone w mant variations. I’d love to see us come out and smack one of these waterbugs on a crossing route early in the game, even if it drew a penalty for illegal contact, just to send the message that our turf will be protected…no free runs. The Colts had three second half possessions, three! That’s what we need to do, shorten the game, assert our will. The Pats have two losses, we’re responsible for half, Pretty Boy has four interceptions, we’re responsible for half…we can beat these Belichick automatons. I’ll take a loyal, confident, ballsy coach over a roomful of cliches anyday. Go Jets

  32. By Dug on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    Blinka — more people care than you think – I hope you enjoy the game Sunday
    & may The Lord bless you !!!

  33. By nytitan on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    Is Mcnight going to be active for the Patsies game? I’d like to see him in the backfield with Green and maybe LT in the slot on occasion. Mcnight should have fresh legs.

  34. By Randy Lange on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    nytitan, it’s impossible for me to know until about 90 minutes before kickoff, which is when all teams must declare their inactives. Of course, Rex Ryan may state whether Joe McKnight will be up or down during this week’s news conferences, but as he said today regarding deactivating Vernon Gholston vs. the Colts, “We’re always going to do what’s in the best interests of our team to win a game. It’s nothing personal.”

  35. By BLINKA posts, no one heeds on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    I must disagree. He’s good enough. To have three playoff wins in his first two years, at his age, in my opinion proves that the Jets can win a championship with him, but with one caveat: I’m not sold yet on his durability. With what Rex brings to the table as a head coach, if he had one or two more really good players, this team’s defense would be better than what he ever had in Baltimore. But what do I know, I’m Blinka.

  36. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    GaryC and MJV re Aso (1) See my post above about thinkin’ like you’re runnin’ a business (2) If Rex can get Aso without giving up too much, you know he will (3) Positives from negatives: As GM I’d use the Revis thing to set a new standard for all those who might try to hold us up for $, whether they’re on the team now (SH, BE) or not (Aso). We’re almost at the point (need AFC title game again) to start tellin’ guys okay, somethin’ special is goin’ on here, you wanna be part of it, don’t come in with outrageous demands. You wanna make the most money, go play for some 6-10 that gives it to you and has nothin’ else left. I believe gifted guys who wanna win, who have leadership qualities like SH, BE, and Aso will pick the Jets.

  37. By BLINKA posts, no one heeds on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    He has one great player, Revis. Looks at the Ravin’s roster. Suggs, Lewis, Reed and that DL.
    It’s not hard to figure this out: Give him one more year of a healthy Sanchez and one more stud in the front seven, and you have a championship team. The O-line is still young, keep either Holms or Edwards (if they can’t sign both) So, if they stay healthy, pick up a defensive stud, they should win it all next year.

  38. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    GaryC and MJV, cont. (4) I’m not givin’ up on Wilson or anyone else in 1 yr. With DR and Aso at CB and Cro moved to S, Wilson can play nickel which, hello, was what we drafted him to play before DR messed it up. (5) Aso is the complete opposite of a head case, he played for that awful team for yrs without ever taking a shot at anybody. Okay, he held them up for a fortune but if he wants to get off OAK and onto the Jets and play with DR and for Rex, he’ll have to scale that back. (6) Aso’s a free agent so we don’t need to lose draft picks to get him. (7) MJV, you gotta hang in, did you see Berry yesterday? I liked him too but he looked pathetic, no better than Wilson against BAL. The way McCourty could look Sunday if we play our cards right.

  39. By johnny on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    hey guys this game is very simple, get to Brady, he hates to get hit, then hes off his game. Next keep the recievers in front, corners have to hit them hard, get them off their route, Bradys all about timeing. Sanchez has to execute when he throws, if he is high like Saturday big trouble.No stupid mistakes, no trick plays just take it to them, we are the tougher team

  40. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    Gmany, “Luck in 2012″ is mostly me joking around. Are you actually in Germany? Maybe you didn’t hear that Luck isn’t declaring for the draft this yr which some say is smart in case there’s a strike. (By the way, in only ONE case will I support a strike: To stop an 18-game season.) So yeah, if next yr Sanchez doesn’t show the big improvement that they told us he would this yr, sure, I’d trade him and draft another QB. Three yrs is a long time in the NFL these days to not throw for more like 60%, to not throw TDs in the red zone, not be able to hit short routes, not be able to see wide open WRs downfield while you’re panicking and throwing underneath too much. I’m not up for much more of that from MS next yr. and I don’t think I’m alone.

  41. By steven on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    What about Cromartie on Branch and Revis on Welker? Do you think that would equalize the Patriots? Do you think Revis could match up on Welker?

  42. By scjoe on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    My take on the possibility of signing Asomogua (whatever) if you can sign him for a little more then resigning Cromartie it is a no brainer! With him, Revis, probably Leonard and hopefully a stud safety in free agency or through the draft you now have the best back end in all of football, bar none. You have the advantage over most teams with 2 shutdown corners, not including NE because of the way they use all their people, but for them we also need a legit pass rusher (or 2) anything else you acquire during the off season will be pure gravy, (maybe a PRO back up QB?) I think some of the casualty’s of the off season include LT, JT, Ellis, Poole, maybe J Co, and either BE or SH

  43. By paul o on Jan 10, 2011 | Reply

    Why, after the “kid’s” first few throws didn’t a coach fix it? They were all high! By the time he threw the pick meant for Keller it should have been fixed! That scares me! Why is “Cro” not interrupting timing with a bump? That scares me! C’MON MAN! I predict that the ghost of LEON HESS will be with us on sunday! He’s coming to collect the 500 grand you didn/t earn “little bill”! GO JETS!!!

  44. By davetharave on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Brady to Welker is their gretest threat. Welker keeps making first down catches and keeps drives going. If Revis can put Welker on Revis Island for the entire game on sunday I believe it would substantially increase the Jets’ chances for victory.

  45. By davetharave on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Hey nytitan, I’d like to see some Joe McKnight too. He’s totally fresh and could provide an ‘X’ factor in this game.

  46. By vasili on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Pats are a much better team… from the bottom up…

    Pats 34 —- Jets 17

  47. By Jimmer on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    VG is gone! Cromartie will not be back unless he proves his worth from here on in. BE isa MUST to re-sign! Easily our most reliable WR this year. SH, not quite BE, not sure at this point, that punt-psych-thing was Kotitesque. Harris needs to come back, big time. I’d keep LT and rb’s as they are. JK will be the FB with TR moving on up.
    The draft though, wow. We need to draft LB’s-SFT’s who can cover TE’s.
    We also need very large pass rushers. As well as perhaps another stud OL.
    Another year with the younger corners will help us amazingly. They’re gonna be good. Obviously we get another roster spot on offense due to TR retiring, yeah, a hopeful Chrebet. Did I miss anything draftnicks?

  48. By Cecil Blue on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    The JETS have a big task in New England this upcoming weekend but they can stand a good chance of winning if they RUN the ball down the pats throat but not just to get yards but to ware out their big D-lineman Vincent Willfork so instead of running to or through him run away from him and have him chase the ball carrier. Test the speed of the linebackers on the outside. By running the ball away from VW you neutralize their strength on defense and you ware him down by having him chase the carrier down time after time and you keep tom brady off the field. What ever you do don’t have Mark S. pass the ball all day. The jets will loose if they pass on first and second down they should only pass on third if it’s third and long other than that RUN

  49. By Cecil Blue on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    After the JETS establish their WILL on the pats that will force the pats to put more men in the box so by the second half Mark S. will have more man coverage on the outside and he should be able to capitalize. The entire first half should be establishing our WILL on the pats and remember to adjust to how the pats change their defense. The pats force teams to play their football so the JETS! have to turn the tables and force them to play JETS football. Remember the Cleveland game when the browns enforce their WILL on the pats. J.E.T.S have to Neutralize! the pats strengths and enforce theres’. Ware vince wilfork down with stretch plays and keep tom brady off the field or give him fewer chances to be on the field. RUN RUN RUN.

  50. By Cecil Blue on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    The Jets have all the personal to win it all and they even have lady luck, if they don’t win this upcoming game it is because they didn’t coach to their strength or didn’t play to their strengths. Mark S. gets better late in games but until then you RUN the ball. The JETS have 4 guys that can really run the ball and have the best running attack in this year playoffs. Force new england to play J.E.T.S football even if you fall behind. Playing J.E.T.S football means that the pats won’t run away with the game and we will have our shots late in the game to win which with lady luck on our side we will win. RUN the ball and it will open up down field for the wide receivers. Punch them in the mouth and then knock them out with bombs down field

  51. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    A note there on Berry, MJV: I didn’t have room to say “I liked him in the draft,” which is what I meant. I like him on KC and wish we had him, but he’s still a rookie and he sure looked like one yesterday. That’s no reason to throw him off the team. Wilson hasn’t even played yet, so it’s really too early to tell what he can do. But we drafted him to start on nickel and returning punts. If we had DR, Aso, Cro at one S and one of our other guys at the other, there wouldn’t be so much pressure for Wilson to be All-Pro right away. And I’d like to see how All-Pro McCourty would look on a team like ours that has little pass rush and NEVER, EVER takes the lead against an opponent. Playing DB’s a heck of a lot easier when you’re always up by 2 TDs.

  52. By Ed in Tucson on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    D game plan: 4 down linemen rotating in & out, Taylor & Ellis at 1 end, Pace & Thomas at other would provide 90% of the pass rush. DeVito, Pryce & Pouha rotating at tackles would focus on obstructing Brady’s passing lanes. 2 linebackers would be on screen pass alert while plugging up the middle. They have to be disciplined & not leave their assignments, there will be 5 DBs to shut down the passing game & lend run support. 3 CBs & 2 safeties would have to provide blanket coverage. The term “coverage sack” would be heard often until Brady is forced to abandon the pass, the way Manning did.
    Offensive game plan: Clone THE DRIVE & repeat it 5 times. More roll-out passes for MS & more short passes for BS.
    The best D is a slow-scoring O.

  53. By Chuck on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Sanchez was too nervous in the 1st half of the Indy game and also in the Monday Night game. He came out with “happy feet”. from the 1st snap, he was dancing around, feet constantly in motion. He needs to calm down, relax, don’t stare at his primary targets and he can have a great game. Remember NE’s defense is not that good and we should be able to run all over them, which should open up the play action. Defense cannot give Brady the 5 yard slant or he will be moving the chains all night. Must hit the receivers, at the line, delaying the play for seconds, while the line closes in on Brady.

    GO JETS!

  54. By IRA on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    scjoe, How did mark play in Pitt and Chi in the bad weather?

  55. By BLINKA posts, no one heeds on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Jets need to bump and be real physical with the receivers at the line to throw off Bradys quick timing passes. When NE receivers bunch up on one side, which they do a lot, play a tight zone against them. We can’t put pressure on the QB, so I don’t think we have a choice, we’ll have to play it like we did in Indy with a few wrinkles. Ellis, we need you to step up.

    EH, who cares what I think.

  56. By GaryC on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    yes jet fan tom, I am glad you revised your comment on Berry, he was the best player on the chiefs sunday besides tamba Hali, he is the ballhawk that the jets would die for.Do not know where the jets are getting their pass rusher this year,they now have to give their second round pick to chargers,I think hali of chiefs could be free agent along with Jason Babin of Titans.

  57. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    scjoe, I agree with everything you say but while I think there’s a way to be tough regarding $ with folks like SH, BE, Aso, and others, I still don’t get this fantasy that we can afford to lose SH or BE when we have one of the weakest O’s of any playoff team in the NFL. If you told me we were going to keep SH, BE, lose J-Co, and go after Fitzgerald, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised, in fact I’d just say, “Yeah, AZ, SD, GB, and others have gone with 3 WRs a lot, no reason we can’t do it since we can’t score anything before the 4th quarter.” You might recall back when I speculated on the Jets picking up Lynch, who wanted to play for us, to go with LT and SG if they weren’t gonna play McKnight. What is this denial about THE NEED TO SCORE POINTS?!

  58. By GaryC on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    also jet fan tom, the patriots do not have a great pass rush so I believe mccourty did earn his all pro selection.

  59. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Ira, don’t get carried away. “How did Mark play in PIT and CHI?” Okay and lucky, that’s how. The New York press is so over-the-top in covering its sports teams that a 30th-ranking QB who can’t see or hit open receivers half the time, can’t throw short accurately, can’t stop forcing throws that lead to INTs that high school QBs wouldn’t throw, and more that if he doesn’t completely blow the game, we’re told for the umpteenth time how he’s “maturing” and “made the plays when it counts.” You win by making plays consistently, not for a few minutes each game. I’m not saying he’s awful but he didn’t live up to the hype this yr and I for one won’t put up with it next yr. And if he’s hurt he should sit, many of his throws at IND were pathetic.

  60. By IRA on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    There is no way they can invest close to 80-100 mill in 2 CB’s. Thats financial suicide. Everybody knows their biggest need is a pass rusher or two. Either find them in the draft or FA after we make our run this year.Plus they have enough of their own right now they need to sign after the season is over.
    Lets worry about the Pats and the the winner of the Pitt/Balt game first.

  61. By Tom Spicer on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Randy, I posted at least 3 things that did not make it on the board. I am not sure what happened? I did not curse in any post? 1 about Marks numbers in the 1st Pat game. 2 About how bad I want to beat the Pats & 3 about Cutler.

  62. By Randy Lange on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Tom, we are tracking down a possible problem with the computer system and/or our wordpress blog connection. A few others have mentioned that their comments either weren’t posted or were posted and then taken down. I am hoping this is not a widespread problem. Everything seems OK but a few comments that I did not pull down are definitely missing. I apologize for this glitch and we are working to find out what the issue is.

  63. By Tom Spicer on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    We beat the Pats by 14 points this year the first time we played them. Why cant we do it again?

  64. By Tom Spicer on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    The first time we played the Pats this year Mark was 21 for 30 for 70% completion percentage, he had a 124.3 QB rating for that game, had 220 passing yards, 3 TD’S & ZERO turnovers. This was also before we had Holmes so now he has a better set of weapons. Why can he not do it again?

  65. By IRA on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Tom, I wouldn’t say lucky at all. In Pitt 24-37-269yds and a rating of 84.2 and Chi 19-29 -170-81.1.Combined a comp rate of 65.1% against two of the best D’s in the NFL on the road and he should’ve won both games. Once again thats not luck and not bad for a guy playing with a bad shoulder right now.
    Also five 4th QT comebacks is not a bad thing to have in one season either. Just remember he had only one year as a starter in college and left early. Will he be another Elway or Unitas? Probably not but not too many are. But he is going to be a top ten QB in this league when its all said and done. And he has a chance to take this team to their 2nd straight AFC Title Game. I think he will play well this week.

  66. By Tom Spicer on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Tom 64, I respect you & most of the time you say great stuff but a few things 1 we are not getting Larry Fitzgerald there is ZERO chance of that happening this is not fanatasy football. 2 We can not afford & do not need Ashoumga. We have to resign Braylon, Holmes, Harris, Cromartie, Smith & mabye Ellis & Taylor. We need a pass rusher period end of story a dominate pass rush would make our safteys look good, Cromartie a pro bowler & Revis like the best player in the NFL. We could have Revis & Ashoumga & if we cant rush the passer IT WOULD NOT MATTER if you give a great QB enough time he will pick you apart time & time again this is a FACT!

  67. By Tom Spicer on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    TOM64, Mark played ok & lucky vs CHI & Pitt really? I think you need to watch those games again. In Chicage in a snow storm on a soggy field Mark had 269 yards passing, 64% completion percentage, 84 QB rating, had 1 TD & 1 pick (at the end of the game trying to throw a bomb for us to win it). the game was a shootout he very easily could have had 3 TD’S that game. The passing game was our whole O that day LT had 13 carrys for 28 yards everything we got was from throwing the ball. LT & Greene both had 3 yard rushing TD’S but it was the passing game that drove us down the field everytime.

  68. By Tom Spicer on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Guys have real short memories everyone seems to forget there was a 4 game strecth (a quarter of the season) where Mark averaged 300 passing yards per game (Pack, Lions, Browns & Texans) & averaging 2 TD’S per game. We were not running or playing D well for that strecth & if he didnt play like that we wouldnt be in the playoffs in the first place.

  69. By Tom Spicer on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    As far as the PITT game look it up for yourself AT Pitt this year 1 QB had a better game than Mark had vs the Steelers & that was Brady. Ryan zero TD’S, 1 pick 67 rating, Flacco 1 TD, 1 pick 82 rating, Mccoy 1 TD 2 picks 80 rating, Campbell zero TD’S, 2 picks 36 rating, Palmer 1 TD, 3 picks 48 rating, Clauson zero TD’S, 1 pick 33 rating. Mark 1 TD, zero picks 65 % completion percentage & a 81 rating. So the game he had at Pitt again in the snow was a good game mabye the numbers dont pop out at you but compared to some STUD QBS Palmer, Flacco, Ryan he did well.

  70. By Gmany3k on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    @ Tom No I am in Austin TX .I had this screen name since 1999 so I added y3k to my gman .I figure since y2k was a farce i had 1ooo yrs of good use for this well Tom I wanted to hear your view on mark and i realized that for us we aren’t getting younger so we need a speed pass for a super bowl and with age we have the ability to discard players that are not at the level to carry our team.<ark already needs surgery so there is a crack in the wall.

  71. By scjoe on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Ira, with all due respect, right now we have quantity at that position, not quality! How much do you think Cromartie will command? You say we need pass rushers, and I agree, that is why I also mentioned it in my post. Don’t you think that Asomagua’s salary will serve the team better then a combination of lets say, Cromartie and either BE or SH, who we don’t even know at this point if both will be resigned. It don’t really matter what position the money is going, the finished product is what is more important.

  72. By scjoe on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Ira, in answer to your question “How did Sanchez play in Chicago and Pitt?” Not to bad, but here is a better one for you. How did Brady play in that same bad weather in Chicago, correction, in much worse weather? Make no mistake about it, if it is bad weather the QB advantage in NE is off the charts.

  73. By russ on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    a speed game will win for hesitation keep em moving and expect the same for Bellichec

  74. By scjoe on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    64tom, I hear you about the NY press. If you really want to hear some bias in local sport talk go to iTune radio and listen to 98.5 out of Boston. If you think some on this site don’t have a very high opinion of MS, just wait until you listen to their commentary on him. They make Francesca sound like Saint Michael. As far as losing BE OR SH? Personally I would prefer to overspend on 2 pro bowl CBs then 1 or 2 “maybe” pro bowl WRs. Lets be honest, neither will fulfill their potential unless our QB improves by light years in the coming season.

  75. By steven on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Comeon Crow, get on the line and jam your receiver. Stop playing ten yards away and giving him a head start. Do what Revis does. Jam him at the line, slow him down, knock him off his timing so Brady doesn’t have a target. Second and goal from the two yard line, Brady is back, Crowmartie is ten yards away and oops a quick throw for two yards, Touchdown! Crow looks like he is thinking “what happened?” Don’t let it happen Crow. Get physical and be a stud. Don’t be lazy. You can shutdown too if you will do what Revis does. If your guy doesn’t get 40 yards in this game you are worth an extension. You won’t need to get a pass interference call if you slow him down at the line. You safety a help so Jam baby Jam until he’s crying like a baby!!!!!!!

  76. By steven on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Comeon Jets! This is for all the marbles. This will be the one that changes everything. You win this one and the other games will be easier. You want respect, win one game. Use your proper techniques when tackling with your helmets on the ball. Use your proper techniques when blocking and open those holes. Receivers use your proper techniques when running pass routes and get open. Fake out the defender. Create turnovers by going for the ball on every tackle. No offsides penalties, no pass interference penalties, no personal foul penalties, just good old fashioned football. Work together like a military group and get that ball. Special teams you can score. This is like the movie MIRACLE. Play like Jets! Soar like Jets! not same old jets.

  77. By Allen 0"dane on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    45-3..If that’s not enough for the Jets to win this game, I don’t what is. Rex is just talking to put all the pressure on him not his players..namely Sanchez. That shoulder is hurting, and we can plainly see that. This game comes down to our defense. Revis should lock up welker and Cro on branch. But the true battle will be to contain the 3rd wideout and the TE’s. This is why the Jets MUST get into Brady face..hit him..knock him down..make his life miserable. That front 7 has to find a way. NE defense doesn’t scare anyone, NE puts up so many points that the “O” has to play catch-up and pass all day therefore NE can play 2 or 3 deep zone and send in blitz packages because they know the other has to pass.

  78. By Kleckofan on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Since we’re all certified Jet nuts trying to figure out how to beat the Evil Empire, I suggest everyone take a look at the WSJ article about how to beat the top AFC teams. In it Browns’ linebacker Chris Gocong says thay beat them by simplyknowing if the Browns were in Cover 2 the Pats would run, when Woodhead was in they looked perimeter. I’m sure Rob Ryan will have passed this along to his bro’. Bottom line, beat your guy on every play we win, the Lombardi way. Schemes don’t win games, men win games. Bravo, Stan Blinka.

  79. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    GaryC, I think Berry’s great, as good as you could expect from a rookie S but he made several key, very bad plays Sunday. If he was a Jet, some on this site would be calling him a bust. I watched McCourty’s progress all yr, having seen just about every NE game, and while I don’t know if I’d make him the 1st Pro Bowl alt at CB, he’s definitely a good player. But when your team averages almost 40 pts per game for the 2nd half of the yr, everything’s easier on D. Can you imagine what OUR D would do if we were ever ahead? Ira, you should know better than to just quote what kind of bucks guys like Aso got, everyone knows that contract was a joke and it’s Mr. T’s job to get good players to come down in price if they wanna be Jets. It CAN be done!

  80. By GaryC on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    jet fan tom, I believe you are waiting for goodell to promote the nfl on mars, you want the jets to become the all galaxy team. as many stars as you can align.

  81. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    First of all, Spicer, of course we’re not getting Fitzgerald, I was just illustrating that when a team CAN’T SCORE POINTS AGAINST ALMOST ANYBODY, nothing would surprise me in terms of improving the O. Which goes to my different way of looking at things than you and Ira today. When this team can score ANYTHING in the first half, tell me we don’t need more O. When our DBs CONSISTENTLY shut folks down and when we’re NOT talking about drafting a S anyway, tell me we don’t need more DBs. You guys know Rex loves ‘em anyway, so my feeling is I’m just anticipating reality. There is NO WAY Mr. T says to Rex, “Hey, you think it’s worth tryin’ to get Aso to play for us for a realistic amount of money? and Rex says, “Naw, not the least bit interested.”

  82. By runningeasy on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Rex is doing his job, trying to take the pressure off the players and putting it on himself. However, IMO Belichick’s job is a no brainer this week… He’ll put emphasis on stopping the run and make Sanchez have to perform well to win the game. Of course our defense has to step up, but honestly I really think this one is going to come down to how Sanchez performs. We need him to have a good game because we we likely need at least 3 TDs (likely 4) to win.

  83. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Also Ira, I know you’re the eternal optimist, but look at what you’re saying, and same to you, Spicer. I said Sanchez’s game vs PIT was okay, sure, they’re a great D, but it wasn’t like the NY press makes it out to be. 27 pts against CHI is what a top team averages, not cause for celebration. Now, MS is a 2nd-yr guy and his arm is clearly hurt, so okay, these aren’t reasons to give up on him. But you guys talk like he’s setting the world on fire, which is typical NY press hype. The comebacks vs. weak teams, while nice, should never have had to happen. And Ira, when you trade up to the #5 spot for a guy, YOU BETTER BELIEVE he has the potential to be an elite QB! Otherwise you may as well pick a guy 6th like, uh, that Brady guy…

  84. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Gmany, I agree about a speed rusher, maybe 2, so I just wanna set that straight for anyone who’s misreading me on Aso and, of course, on Fitzgerald who we’re not gonna go after. But scjoe’s got it right about our DBs, we got a lot of them but most aren’t seizing the day. If you read anything OTHER THAN the NY press, nobody’s too scared of Cole, Coleman, Smith, Lowery, or Leonhard and every once in awhile they got blown out and remind you why. And scjoe, thanks also for mentioning that MS doesn’t get a note from home about not playing in bad weather, it’s what every QB has to learn to do. We picked him, Ira, in spite of that and his limited USC starts, so it’s a little late to make excuses now. Next time pick the 4-year starter at QB, maybe?

  85. By BillsJets on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    This is how you beat the Patriots, You don’t let Belichick beat you. Belichick likes to call plays and have the ball snapped when your making defensive changes, Just be ready on D, don’t make too many changes, be ready to go and play the down. Second Belichick teaches Brady to throw the ball with the defenders back to the ball all the time, so there’s always pass interference calls on the D, and lastly, just don’t let him get under your skin, Rex may be vocal, but you know the person who keeps quiet on the other sideline is truly eating away at you, so just play hard nose football, with little to no penalty’s and make sure you do your job, and all will go as planned all will go right for the Jets – Let’s go Jets beat the Pats.

  86. By Ablity on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    i know many people dont pay attention to soccer but i do and the jets vs. pats in the AFC east are just like barcelona and Real man in the spainsh leauge. the pats take the players they growed or small name players and they fit them into a team that is bluid on a one minded goal…they are not overally talented but they all play together and as a team that’s what makes them great. The jets on the other hand go after big name and pay big money to bring people in and we make a superstar team year in and year out or what appears to be a superstar team but those players never work out becaue they dont know the “jets way” they dont know what we are trying to do. we need to start giving the guys we drafted a real shot like the pats

  87. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    That’s funny, GaryC, but actually I’m just aggressive about getting results, just like Rex, just like Wilson and Witherspoon in HOW DO YOU KNOW (not a great movie but good insights into the competitor’s mindset), just like all athletes. Sure I want SH and BE but by bargaining hard and smart with them, not bribing them. And like I said yesterday with Starks GB/McKnight NYJ, if you can’t get certain proven players you gotta have the guts to grow your own. But no way the Jets don’t take a look at Aso, they’ll cut 3 DBs to help pay his salary and move Cro to S and their names are Pool, Digs, and either Cole or Coleman. As for QB, we’re WAY overdue for a star. I didn’t want Sanchez, then gave him a chance, but the clock is always ticking…

  88. By Ablity on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Many people have given up of VG including Rex but i think we are going to need him this week as well as MCnight and as well as kyle willson..i think these players can help win us the game. IF we dont get to brady with a four man rush we will lost the game. the rush from the DE are not the problem jason taylor and cavin pass are pretty good at rushing from the Ends. its our inside rush that’s a problem and i think on pass rush down we should take mike vito out and also poluha..they are great against the run but bad in pass rush, thats Where VG can come in, him a ellis in the middle, JT and Pace from the ends…basically go with 4 DE look on third downs, we need to be able to get to brady without sending 5 or 6 that is the only way we win

  89. By Ablity on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    We have to let KYLE WILLSON play..i dont know if you long time jets fans could remember how bad Revis was in his first year, even from the first game when moss brunt him deep on the second play of the game. I remember one game against the bengals in Revis rookie year when we was going against another rookie WR that keep beating him for catches. My point is corners need about a year of real playing time before we can judge them and agianst the bills, against stevey johnson..wilson did a pretty good job. he is more of a natural corner than marty..let this kid play this weekend, we have let coleman play allllllllll season and he has not had a decent game all year..its about time we see WHAT KYLE WILLSON GOT REX

  90. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah, Ira and GaryC, done with work for today so I’ll break it down for ya: DR and Aso at CB with Wilson and Coleman or Cole backing up or in nickel; Cro at one S and Leonhard, Lowery, and Smith fighting it out for the other. If you lost Pool, Digs, and either Cole or Coleman, kept those 8, kept working on Cook, maybe give Jackson and Fitzhew another try, and maybe draft 1 guy, you telling me you wouldn’t take that 11 or 12 DBs with a starting 4 of, say, DR, Aso, Cro, and Leonhard? Yeah, right! And let’s stop dreaming about how well either SH or BE is gonna do in MS’s 3rd yr with only J-Co and Smith on the other side. Frankly, I think folks have gotten so used to seeing SH and BE making plays that they’ve forgotten what it was like before.

  91. By Mike Jet Vet on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    TOM64 GaryC answered for me NE doesn’t have a better pass rush then us Berry and McCourty are heads above Wilson, Wilson was given the chance to play and lost it Berry and Mccourty took it and ran with it ,same as J-Mayo over V-G I’ve been saying it for 3 seasons..I noticed you didn’t remark on my comment saying Josh Freeman over Sanchez 6-6 240 big arm no injuries and seems to grasp his offence so much better, We could have gotten him without moving up same with Beanie wells still have all our original picks..Mike -T totally out thought himself on all those moves This team with Berry or Mccourty instead of wilson we are a better team ..J-Freedman I feel the same way in my opinion

  92. By Gmany3k on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    lol @Tom by speed pass I meant we don’t have another 40 yrs to wait for a superbowl so we say cut our losses with Mark if he is unable to be a franchise elite QB in 2yrs . And if Mark is the next Chad we have nobody in line to play QB next year.

  93. By Gmany3k on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Maybe Joe McKnight plays some defense and he is used to blitz Brady with natural speed .he has the ability.

  94. By BillsJets on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    I said it last game against the Colts, and I’ll say it again for this weekend’s game against the Patriots – Jet Fans you have to have Faith, the Jets will win this game – Remember – “Faith”

  95. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    MJV, Berry plays S not CB and no, NE doesn’t have a better pass rush but they have the 7th-highest scoring team of all time, so they’re rarely behind and usually way ahead. Wilson’s chance to play was exactly 1 game, then Rex panicked just like he did on Clowney/Woodhead/Patrick, so be consistent on who you think we shoulda kept or not. McCourty was getting beat worse than Wilson 6 games in but they stuck with him. As for Freeman, I notice his growing command of the Bucs’ O. I also notice that he put even less points on the board this yr than we did, so I’m not ready to say we shoulda picked him. As for Wells, I like him but I’ll take SG over him and next yr McKnight will give us the outside speed we need, so I’m not sorry in that area.

  96. By Gmany3k on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    We could use that outside speed on sunday Tom why wait til next year lol.
    @Billsjets So when God looks down at the players praying for a win how does he choose ? just joking with ya.

  97. By Jimmer on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    scjoe, Cro can’t really demand that much too re-sign. He’s been burned enough, that I’m not sure he should come back at CB.
    Steven, forget swiping the ball from a team that don’t turn the ball over, get the guaranteed tackle.
    Pitt didn’t have TroyP. to those talking about MS in that game.
    Soccer is a sport played by teenage girls, isn’t it?
    Ok, someone said Cro moves to FS, that could work.
    KW will not be a bust, he will start opposite DR in 2012. Anyone opposite DR is gonna have a bullseye on his back, even ASO.
    On to this weeks game.

  98. By Jimmer on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    McKnight as a blitzer, sounds like something the hooded one would come up with.
    Woodhead was not a cut Rex made, or wanted to make, you must have missed Haed Knocks, BB didn’t miss it, now Woodhead is a Pat.

  99. By Jimmer on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    The key to this week is to seriously disrupt the pats short passing game, and bubble screens. Lb’s need to be very smart if they are supposed to be blitzers. As the ball is snapped, keep one eye on the wr’s for the bubble. If they stand still, DON”T RUSH THE PASSER!
    Short pass D. As many have said here already, jam these guys and jam them hard, multiple times if the yardage allows. Give the pass rush as much time as you can. Play smart, without emotion.
    Coaches, play size on size. ES can’t cover a wr or rb, but lined up 1 on 1 with a TE, he will win more than not. Cro should also be used on TE’s in 2 TE sets. Revis on Welker, Cole or Wilson on Branch. Those 2 can play the outside guys great.

  100. By Christopher on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    On O, it is going to come down to our O-Line play, if we can run the ball, then Mark can be effective. If he has to keep dropping back and try to win the game ith his arm, we lose. We MUST run the ball to win. Look at the Pats results, in the 2 games they lost, the other team had more rushing yards, there were 2 other games where their opponent had more rushing yards, against the Ravens and Green Bay, and both teams almost beat NE. There was only 1 game their opponent rushed for more than 100 yards, Cleveland, and they blew out NE. Run the ball and we win.

  101. By Jimmer on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Pt. 2
    That’s why Revis should be on WW. Revis being there will automatically make the Justin Bieber wannabe look to the other side. That buys us at least 1.5 seconds for the pass rush to do it’s thing. If that side is covered as I already mentioned, that’s another 2.25 seconds. We’re looking at 3.75 seconds before Justin Bieber finally sees Revis still has WW covered, another .5 seconds to realize there is now double covereage behind that. Sacked at 4.5-5.0 seconds!
    In 5wr sets, it’s not much different, Lowery should go man to man on Woodhead. DW has no great speed, if Lowery is matched up on man with him, he will have a marginal game.
    NE may try a traditional look offense, but our nickel personell will still shut down the run!

  102. By Mike Jet Vet on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Tom64 since I can’t speak chinese let me try again in english 1st wilson got more then 1 game to show his wares Rex didn’t panick believe that he didn’t want to keep getting torched week in and week out where you got that from I never know ..yes I know E-Berry is a saftey that is a need last time I looked and Freedman has showed the improvement without injuries we all hoped Sanchez would’ve posessed . I also said was his size strength and movement out of the pocket .Main point which you didn’t seem to grasp was keeping all our draft picks in tact and getting quality players to boot OK did I cleared it up for you

  103. By Christopher on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    On D, it is going to be a similiar gameplan to Indy, play coverage and try to get NE to run the ball, take the ball out of Brady’s hands. Only exception is we are going to need to find ways to generate more of a pass rush on occasion and we are going to need the D to create at least 1 turnover. Or Special Teams will need to score. Field position will play a key role in this game. Jam the receivers and take away the quick timing plays and force Brady to look for his 2nd and 3rd receivers.

  104. By Mike Jet Vet on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    CONT. most importantly for you is what again your not grasping with all those moves without losing a pick it wouldn’t have affected the MCKnight pick at all him coming in the later rounds plus still having all the licks given for Sanchez and green hows that ok Tom64 make any sence to you yet ?

  105. By Christopher on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Oh, and on the Jets side of things, we have only lost 1 game this year when one of our RB’s is the game’s leading rusher, and that was week 1. Which goes back to the main point, run the ball and the Jets win.

  106. By GaryC on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    jet fan tom,to say guys are going to take less to play for the jets is much as players in nfl like rex, many more probably despise him, nambdi played at university of california and the raiders. he probably likes the west coast so my first prediction of year will be that he ends up with chargers or forty niners.Jets have bigger fish to fry like maybe overhauling their college scouting dept.without the quantity of draft picks this year they better know a lot about the college free agents that they will be bringing in. No more Donovan Warren’s please.

  107. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    Gmany, the way you set a due date for Sanchez seems to make a lot of folks here nervous. Me, I couldn’t agree with you more. It’s not personal, I want the kid to work out, like the kid, like his whole ethic, his family, what he did for poor Aidan, the whole deal. Problem is, at the end of the day you’re lookin’ down at the program, lookin’ up at the scoreboard (man, I remember doin’ it at Shea like yesterday, staring into the wind at the open end of the field over at the elevated train), and sayin’, “What the hell happened? How come we couldn’t score any more points than that?” (Definitely thinkin’ of the KC playoff loss now!) Those days just have to end and if it means dealing MS and starting all over with another QB, them’s the breaks.

  108. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    MJV, I want 5 more picks, not to trade any and GaryC, I’m not interested in anyone who wants a contract like Aso’s. But you gotta be crazy not to take a look at the guy when he talks to Revis and Rex at the Pro Bowl and starts sayin’ he wants to be a Jet. MJV, I usually get slammed for sayin’ I want to give Sanchez next yr, you’re slammin’ me for not givin’ up on him 4 days before the NE game? It’s too early to make the call on MS, Freeman, or Stafford yet, which is why I’d like to try another OC next yr. If next yr MS isn’t doing a lot better across the board, I’d think seriously about making a move. P.S. I know you know Berry’s a S, my point was Rex loves CBs (good) and Leonhard (maybe not so good) and those were factors in taking Wilson.

  109. By steven on Jan 11, 2011 | Reply

    I Like Crow on Branch and Revis on Welker, and digs sacking Brady. Now who does the pass rush, Taylor?

  110. By Spacedog on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    Can we just keep quiet for a change and just play some football. Not saying anything and winning in Foxboro should be worth a thousand word’s, Don’t you think, and that’s coming from a Jet fan.

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