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Ryan: Count the Win but Make Those Corrections

Posted by Randy Lange on September 12, 2011 – 6:12 pm

The Jets will keep their “W” from Sunday night’s inspiring matchup with the Dallas Cowboys, and we don’t mean former President Bush. But head coach Rex Ryan isn’t kidding himself and wasn’t sugarcoating things for his players. Much work remains to be done now that the NFL regular season is under way.

“After watching the film again, we still won, so I think that’s the main thing,” Ryan said at today’s news conference at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. “It’s really what we thought it was. We had some good moments and then — whoof.

“Our correction period went a little longer than we normally do. With our scheme, our communication, whatever it may be, we’ve got to do a much better job. You’ve got to give Dallas credit — they gave us problems both schematically and with their personnel. Anytime you make those corrections and you found a way to win, it’s a good thing.”

How the game was viewed by Ryan and his coaches could be captured from the gameballs he announced he was giving out.

Two players on offense will receive the ceremonial oblate spheroids: RB LaDainian Tomlinson, who led the offense with 89 yards, 73 coming on six receptions, and WR Plaxico Burress, who returned to the game with a modest burst of four catches for 72 yards and his first touchdown in nearly three years.

Three balls go to special teamers: Joe McKnight and Isaiah Trufant for collaborating on the key blocked-punt TD return, and Nick Folk, who hit the game-winning 50-yard field goal and also finished strong with his last three kickoffs going for touchbacks.

And for the defense? None this time. How often does that happen to one of Rex’s prized units?

“Not too often,” he told reporters. “It’s good for that group to get all mad at me, mad at Pettine, mad at you guys. … When your defense is not consistent, when we don’t play to our standards, no gameballs.”

That’s not to say there weren’t some highlights. LB Bart Scott “played tremendous,” Ryan said. Darrelle Revis knew just what to do when Tony Romo marred his otherwise fine game by throwing the ball right into the middle of Revis Island. The D got stronger as the game went on, considering the Cowboys’ last five drives went fumble-two punts (one blocked)-interception-fumble to end the game.

A reporter theme today was if the Jets felt relying on fourth-quarter heroics, as they did last year and as they’ve now done for one game this year, was dangerous. Surely it is, and Ryan knows it. But he also knows that sometimes you need a few other clubs in your bag to pull out some victories, and he saw that in this game and again in the game video.

“I knew we had a lot of character and we had guts,” he said. “One thing you can say about this team is that we don’t lack fight. We may not win every game, but we have the belief that momentums coming our way. If we didn’t have that last night, there were several opportunities to let that game go. But we refused to let go of that rope.”

One Final Award

Ryan added one more gameball to his list as he left the podium: “That’s to me for winning the ‘Ryan Bowl’ again.” When Rex’s teams have played Rob’s teams the past four times, all four verdicts have gone to Rex — Ravens vs. Raiders in ’06 and ’08, Jets vs. Browns in ’10, and now Jets vs. Cowboys. Buddy Ryan, the twins’ dad, was at the stadium Sunday night and also was in Cleveland last year.

Trufant Facts

Ryan said he checks with all of his coordinators each week to decide “what’s in our best interests with the last spot or two spots on the roster.” This past week Mike Westhoff and Ryan agreed that special teams needed a dose of speed, so Trufant was signed from the practice squad and Mardy Gilyard was waived. “I thought of playing the young man from Dallas, Andrew [Sendejo],” Ryan said. “I kind of like that, letting a guy play against his former team and all that. But at the end of the day we went with speed.”

The Jets also went with a slight downsizing, since Trufant checks in at 5’8″ and 170 pounds — “That’s small by Summit’s standards,” said Ryan about his favorite North Jersey high school team.

Trufant, who was playing in his third game as a pro, said he got a number of calls and messages from well-wishers last night over his highlight-reel 18-yard blocked-punt TD return that tied the game up. “The funny thing,” he said, “is that a lot of people thought I was still with Philadelphia.”

Philly waived him and the Jets re-signed him the day of the Jets-Eagles preseason finale. Now it seems he’s making himself tougher to cut from the Green & White game plans.

“His best play wasn’t the touchdown. It was on a kick,” Ryan said. “He was the first guy down the field, he hits the wedge, three blockers are on him, then he goes and makes the tackle. He’s an amazing little guy. He just looks short to me but he doesn’t look small.”

Rex Cetera

Ryan noted that “We gave up a touchdown on the opening drive of the game and on the opening drive of the second half. That’s something we’re not accustomed to doing.” True enough: It’s only happened once before in Rex’s Jets tenure, at last year’s game in Detroit. The last time before the Lions that the Jets gave up two half-leading TD drives was in ’03 vs. New England.

Mark Sanchez had five completions of 25 yards or longer vs. the Cowboys. That’s the most 25-yarders in a game in his NFL career. Similarly, his 205 second-half passing yards were the most in any half in his career. And his 335 total passing yards were 1 yard shy of his career high of 336, also in that OT win over the Lions last year.

Ryan said the plan for the immediate future is to rotate Antonio Cromartie and Joe McKnight as the primary kickoff returner. … The coach displayed a long treatment list to reporters, significant of the physical nature of the game, but had no injuries to report.

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54 Responses to “Ryan: Count the Win but Make Those Corrections”

  1. By GaryC on Sep 12, 2011 | Reply

    so ryan says he is going to rotate cromartie and mcknight on kickoffs,Jet fan tom, rex doesn’t see that great return ability that you see in kerley,maybe we can work him as a slot receiver,finally.

  2. By Jets Fan Since '64 Tom on Sep 12, 2011 | Reply

    Okay, GaryC, so I think what’s going on is they want to see Kerley handle the punts and take advantage of Cromartie and McKnight a little more by using them at KRs. If McKnight were to get the 5 carries a game this yr that Leon used to get that would still be a lot, and he’d have to do well with ‘em to keep getting ‘em, so I have no problem with him on KR, same for Cro who has such speed. Kerley’s still probably the longer-term bet at KR unless they use him a lot at WR, which looks doubtful when you gotta keep Holmes, Plax, and Mason happy especially if Plax is for real and stays healthy. And let me say it again (you guys would think I was having an off-day if I didn’t), NO WILDCAT!

  3. By wayne on Sep 12, 2011 | Reply

    I know everyone was going gaga over Kerley, but he’s just too small for heavy duty….KOs, Punt returns, wildcat….I was never on board that train..He wouldn’t make it thru half a season. Quick but not real fast. There is a place for him but, these are bigger and faster guys he’s up against……..Where are all the cut Mcknight guys now…He’s not going to be your star RB, but he got a whole heap of talent and will show it in spurts……Maybe in time those spurts will get bigger with some success……Ducasse needs time as well……………..Team needs to develop it own players. If not putting together a good team will become more difficult for Tanny with the new cap situation.

  4. By wayne on Sep 12, 2011 | Reply

    TSpicer, yes his numbers are up and yes that is good. There’s not a prognosticator who didn’t factor in a suspect Dallas’ secondary, further weakened by injuries, when picking winner of this game……MS should have feasted….Yesterday I heard Dilfer compare MS to Elway. Dilfer says Reeves held Elway back until late in games then let him loose when things got bleak. Hogwash TanRexy went out and got MS a bunch of talent last year to do what, hold him back? Elway had the smurfs……I have said it MANY time, Jets can win a SB with this kid. That doesn’t mean I believe they will….They have to cultivate for him an environment that causes him to play in Q1 the way he plays in Q4. THAT MEANS COMPETITION.

  5. By wayne on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    Namath, outside of one moment so far off in the distance I don’t even think about it anymore, had a mediocre career. Don’t want the team I rooted for all but about nine years of my life developing another coverboy with a mediocre career…..My questions about Mark Sanchez has never been about whether I thought he had talent to play well at this level. IT’S BEEN ABOUT HIS HEAD…..He gonna have to do something special to make me put that first GQ photo shoot aside….It said Matt Leinart, I’m a USC hotshot QB who is suppose be given a starting position in the NFL and all that comes with it…GET ANOTHER QB IN HERE SO HE KNOWS HE DOESN’T OWN THE SPOT AND LIGHT A FIRE FOR 4Qs UNDER HIM AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS

  6. By Karan on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    Even though I blame Schotty alot for his playcalling, I admit he did have some nice formations last night. Sanchez needs to play better in the beginning, but the kid is still great. I absolutely loved the 3 tight-end set and especially seeing Keller in the slot a lot and Cumberland line up as a wide-out. The playcalling in the end scared me, I will put Schotty a little down for this because Jenkins almost a pass off in under 2 minutes in the 4th. That should have been a run play, but great kick by Folk. The atmosphere at the stadium was amazing, it was my first game ever, loved every minute of it.

  7. By kyle on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    Win’s a win. Get confidence and good game plans. Brady threw for 517 yards tonight… our secondary will be worked.

  8. By ddh on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    the game could have been a lot prettier, but the come from behind primetime victory, looked Beautiful

  9. By IRA on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    Very happy for Trufant. And while Mizzou recovered a blocked punt by E. Smith vs the Pats in 09 i think Trufant’s return was even more exciting than when Mickens returned one for a TD vs the Raiders in 97. Randy was that block by Henderson or Brown i forget? Sorry i have to disagree with their decision to rotate Cro and McKnight for KR’s. Too much of a risk for a 32 mill dollar CB. I would use him only when the game is on the line and they might need a big return. What if Cro were to get hurt returning a kick. Then what? They don’t have an answer for that.

  10. By Randy Lange on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    Ira, Corwin Brown blocked Cole Ford’s field goal attempt that Ray Mickens then took 72 yards for the go-ahead score in the Jets’ 23-22 win over Oakland on Sept. 21, 1997.

  11. By no one listens to Blinka on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    Sure hope Wilkerson and Ellis develope this year. D-line been such an issue with this team for a long time.

    Eh, but who cares what #54 thinks, no one sells my jersy.

  12. By IRA on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    Some old friends visit us this weekend. Lowery and Coleman sure know Sanchez and it will be interesting to see how Schotty does or does not change up the playbook with the passing game this week.
    I am more concerned about two other guys named Lewis and Miller. Two TE’s that have hurt the Jets big time the past few years. In 09 Lewis caught some huge passes to hep the Jags beat us and back in 08 Miller caught a ball in OT that set up the winning FG by SJ. I would either start Pool to cover one of the TE’s or put Cro on Lewis. Oh btw Drew Coleman had a sack and FF this week and Lowery liem a few times with the Jets sealed the deal with a late pick. Wish they were both still on the Jets.

  13. By GaryC on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    Ira, you got that right about having your starting corner returning kicks, how soon we forget what happened to Jason Sehorn.Jet Fan Tom might get his wish about Wilson being so improved if cromartie gets injured.It’s like the jets are telling cromartie for not giving us the hometown discount we are going to give you extra duties for that salary.

  14. By GaryC on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    Patriots put there number one pick Solder in at right tackle because Vollmer is hurt and all he does is dominate Cameron Wake, that is how you draft,take heed Tanny and Rex.that is why we cut woodhead only to draft another back one year later, Powell.what foresight.

  15. By dougmc on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    More 2 TE sets. Cumberland looks great. Keller too. I haven’t been one to put down Schotty but, please no more passes to the split out receiver at the line of scrimmage. That almost never works.Clear zones out and throw to TE’s crossing underneath or RB’s trailing out of the backfield. Just watch Brady tape against Fins on Monday nite. Plenty of nice deep balls but mostly mid range patterns that turn into big gains.
    Running game needs to step it up. This was a great comeback win but, no way should we behind that badly. Our D should be much better and O should have lit it up against that secondary. Just keep winning cause Pats don’t seem to be losing many games. JETS…JETS…JETS…

  16. By Jets Fan Since '64 Tom on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    wayne, that’s a ridiculous statement about Namath and it makes me wonder how many games of his you actually saw. I saw every one on the Jets and his impact was enormous. The game was vastly different then, 50% was a good completion rate especially in the AFL, nobody fretted over INTs as much if you put pts on the board and won, and there were many, many less teams in the playoffs each yr. Consequently few of Joe’s stats and records can be understood by people who weren’t there at the time unless they’re real football scholars. GaryC, it’s clear to me by now that some of what Rex does simply makes no sense. Kerley avgd 32 yds per kickoff in pre-season, who else has ever done that for us? Ira, like I said, find me that S!

  17. By russ on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    After watching Miami and New England last night I wonder if we have the right stuff…pats were very well prepared and after 1st quarter looked unbeatable…but then Miami was chasing after recvers all night…

  18. By NewYorkJets on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    Very happy the Jets were able to secure a win in the first home game of the season. This win was anything but pretty. The running game was completely absent for all 4 quarters. They very easily could have lost this game. The right tackle position is definitely a legit concern. He had a lot of issues protecting Sanchez. I’m glad they won but I don’t believe ” a win is a win.” They’ll need to improve if they want to defeat top notch teams. They really did not play such a good game and the defense had a lot of issues throughout the game and gave up a lot of big plays. Just happy they won. A loss at home the first game would have been very bad.

  19. By GaryC on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    So jet fan tom, what you are saying about kerley, right now he has no position except punt returner,not much doing for a guy who was that high of a draft pick and we moved up for him too.

  20. By GaryC on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    three cheers for the nabobs of negavitism, this would be an awful boring website if we sugar coated everything.there are reasons jets haven’t won a superbowl in over 30 years,to the people who say we have to jump on the good ship rex lollipop, bah,humbug.we were in championships before rex and didn’t win either.so yeah, let’s whine and complain if we don’t like something.

  21. By STAYLOADED on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    Hi to all,
    Like Rex said it a win, Great i’ll give them that. Now for the rest of the season what are they going to rely on? Rex, Shotty you can’t wait till the 4th quarter to put up points.Always in the 4th quarter what about the other 3. The Cowboy were to be all banged up, But out played the Jets. They need to get the running game going because without that it’s going to be a long season. The offense line needs to do a much better job at protection, more time to Sanchez open up some holes for Greene or any running back Really! The Defense where was the pass rush, Oh Yeah! they don’t have one. I know it’s the first game of the season but,The Jets need to wake up and start playing some tough ball quick, The division looks tough.

  22. By IRA on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    I think we are going to see a heavy dose of the running game this week. I also feel Powell will dress and get 8-10 carries vs the Jags. Its so important they kick start the running game. I hate to jump ahead but after the Jags the schedule gets real tough.

  23. By Jimmer on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    We had issues covering TE’s last year and did nothing to address it. Guess what? We still can’t cover TE’s. I don’t want to hear that Witten is a probowler as a cover either. We’ve had this general issue since about 2yrs before Mo Lewis left.

  24. By IRA on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    Jimmer, I would really consider putting Cro on lewis this week or start Pool covering him.

  25. By Jimmer on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    Randy, I know exactly why the Cromartie INT was not a touchdown. But, looking back at last year, this happened 2x on a non td. JC caught a ball, was on his back, then a defender came up and ripped the ball out of his hands. It happened again either that game or the next week with another wr. Neither of those were mutual posession, the receiver caught the balls, and were down before being touched to fight for the ball. We lost both of those calls, now this one.
    1. Was this the same officiating crew?
    2. Are we the only team to have someone catch a ball, be down, then get it stolen/ripped?

  26. By Randy Lange on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    Jimmer, you’re referring to the game against the Packers last Halloween. Jerricho Cotchery had a ball taken from his grasp by Tramon Williams, then later Dustin Keller lost a reception to Charles Woodson. Regarding your first question, referee Jeff Triplette and his crew worked the Green Bay game, while Alberto Riveron and his crew worked Sunday night’s game. There was no overlap on the two on-field crews in those games. Regarding Question No. 2, I don’t have any information on other teams that have lost completions in that manner, although I doubt that the Jets are the only one.

  27. By scjoe on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    My input on the KR, I agree with Ira, although Cro looks great returning kicks what happens if he goes down doing it? Lets be honest, the secondary, except for DR is far from pro bowl calibar, so why risk your second best player as a KR? If he really wants to “rotate” KRs, whick I don’t agree with anyway, rotate McKnight and Kerely. I think Kerely could be dynamic in time, give him the oppertunity you never gave Woodhead. Ditto for McKnight until other rolls open up for them anyway.

  28. By Jets Fan Since '64 Tom on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    Rex said this summer that we drafted Kerley to return punts and kicks, GaryC, so if we’ll do that in April, rave about the guy in July and August, and then not play him in the fall, I don’t know what to tell ya. Which is why I think they’re gonna phase him in on both punts and kicks. As for his future as a WR, I don’t think Schotty went down to TCU, came back, and said, “I have no use for this guy on the offense but you should draft him as a pure punt and kickoff return guy.” Jimmer, thanks for the dose of sanity, it’s really weird that TE’s torched our weak safetys last yr and we did nothing to stop them from doing it again. Ira, if Powell gets 8-10 carries vs. JAX, what will McKnight get?

  29. By Jimmer on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    GaryC, I was thinking that exact thing Sunday night. We have 8+ million a year in a guy, and we’re gonna let him return kicks in week 1? You simply don’t risk a guy like that on Kickoffs to start a season. I’m sure Westhoff had something to do with it, but come on, that’s insane.
    Parcells would insert starters onto ST’s, but only when the playoffs had started, and only cause of injuries.

  30. By scjoe on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    GaryC, although you and I don’t always see eye to eye, I give you an A+ on last post. Just imagine how boring this blog would be if everyone actually did sugar coat every remark and every opinion they made. I for one would be out of here (no offense Randy) but yet there are still those who swear that their opinions rule and anyone who don’t agree 100% “don’t know much about football” or there is that other clever one, “some of you have never played the sport so how can you preach” well I happen to have both on my resume but still respect everyones opinion whether I agree or disagree.That is the purpose of this blog.

  31. By scjoe on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    Jimmer, hear you loud and clear re: opposing TEs. I have made my opinion known for the past few years now. But make no mistake, it is not just a safety problem it is a LB problem as well. To run an effective 3/4 there are certain things that are a must, such as a big strong athletic NT, I believe the one element that is just as important is the LBs, especially the OLBs and their ability to cover TEs and RBs at times out of the backfield. I am not going to say we do a very poor job in doing that, but there is absolutely room for improvement in that area. That said, look for safety/OLB to be a priority in the 2012 draft.

  32. By IRA on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    Tom, McKnight is very good in open space and they have to figure a way to get him the ball in the flat. LT we all see what he can do but they need more than Greene to run between the tackles and i think Powell should get a chance.

  33. By scjoe on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    64 re: Kerely and Rex, and the whole KR thing, yes, Rex did say that is what Kerrly was drafted for, but you know as well as I Rex’s wishy washy stance on all low draft picks, undrafted FAs, and bottom of the roster players in general. He can praise them to the sky one day then release them the next, only to resign them the day after and release them again the following week, only for someone else to pick up and make stars of them. Maybe there is a method to his madness that we have just not seen yet. I hope that is the case because time is not standing still.

  34. By Tom Spicer on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    McKnight & Kerley should return the punts & kicks we cant have Cromartie or even Wilson for that matter get hurt returning a kick. This is a pass first NFL & we need all of our corners healthy. If Cromartie goes down we are in BIG TROUBLE!

  35. By GaryC on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    to jet fan tom, I think it is time that the posters have a QandA with rex and his thinking, to Scjoe,thanks for the complement,one other comment I hate to hear from the players is when they say it’s a business, maybe so, but I believe when they were kids they were rooting like us and not saying who can represent me when I become a football star.

  36. By GaryC on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    that is why I said the jets would miss brad smith before the year was out,already they need a starter back there returning kicks,shows the lack of depth on this team, would like to know how many other teams use their full time starter as kick returner.

  37. By Jets Fan Since '64 Tom on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    Spicer, judging by the way Cro covered and tackled Sunday, we’re not entirely out of trouble even if he DOESN’T go down. That half-hearted attempt he made to bring down Bryant, I think it was, on that over-the-middle pass by just hitting him with his shoulder was ridiculous and he tried and failed with that junk all last yr, too. I was sure Rex was gonna pull him and yell his head off. GaryC, Rex said Kerley was gonna be the full-time PR and KR guy and Kerley averaged more than Smith ever did at KR this pre-season. So at this point I have to conclude it has a lot more to do with something we don’t know about that’s going on between Rex and Westhoff than it does with any lack of ability on Kerley’s part.

  38. By Pranit on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    Rex is spot on, and relief that he thinks the way he does. OK, take the win but there are heaps of corrections to make. Including tackling lessons for starters. I love Eric smith but he missed a lot of tackles. Come on, if we are going to be a dominant defense then better make tackles !

    One question that haunted us last year and continues (at least for the first game)– how will we cover the tight ends? There was no one within 10 feet of Witten on occasions. NE has two sold tight ends. They will bury us..and we won’t know what hit us.

  39. By Jets Fan Since '64 Tom on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    Thanks for your dose of sanity, Pranit. Good point about doing nothing to cover TE’s since last yr when our main rival and the team we most have to beat plays with two huge, talented TE’s. But also, so far I haven’t seen much out of Smith to indicate he should be a starter — he excels at neither tackling nor coverage — and I already feel Leonhard’s too small to start. I actually like Pool the best of any of those guys. S has to be completely rethought on this team and I don’t really think we can wait until next yr if we’re serious about winning big this yr. Mr T has been either sitting on his hands or getting beat out with respect to trades and pickups, but he could make a big comeback by getting us a good starting S right away.

  40. By Arte Olde School on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    That’s why I say this blog is a bunch of same old Jet fans crying over nothing, It’s like the JetCup is always half empty in terms of what we need.. Jets will sign TULLY BANTA-CAIN, the 6-2, 250 lb. LB who was released from the Patsies because of his illegal roughness penalty against us in last year’s loss in Week 2. Bring it on home JetNation!!! Now I ask you all — How are we ever going to cover all of those tight ends who we still beat in the end anyway?? Say hello to our new much improved linebacker. Courtesy of Mr. Bill-a-chuck. Revenge is oh so sweet, In Rex We Trust. Tanny is the BOMB! Go Jets!!

  41. By nyjetsholdupsbtrophyin2012 on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    This game this week is paramount to have, with 3 straight o the road and Oak being improved and our history out there is not good(outside of 09) then Balt, NE, I just dont have the confidence that this team has what it takes to really become elite,all we kept hearing was what an advantage we had keeping everything intact for the most part HC,OC,QB, 10 starters on D back etc.Not really knowing what everyteam looked like so lets stick to our division, we by far were the worst looking team Miami gave NE a run for a while,which makes no sense with being at home and in natl.spotlight on that day esp.we STUNK,nothing about this team has changed from 09 ,10 ,either were not that good or we just cant put a complete game together which is what cont.

  42. By nyjetsholdupsbtrophyin2012 on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    cont. we kept waiting for last yr outside of the 2 bills games it never came till NE in the playoffs..I cant be the only one who thinks Mark will never be elite its just plain to see,he knows the O up and down,but still stares down his WR.s panics when that initial Wr is not their and thats when his accuracy takes a nose dive he still very inaccurate,with Dallas run blitzing the whoie 1st half and their secondry on IR Mark should of shredded them to pieces..I do think he works better in the no huddle pace.Theres just no more excuses its not shotty s fault its not the wr’s its not the line ,its not the RB’s who are getting stood up because no one is scared of Mark,and why when its 3rd &10 and you know he will 1st read a throw for 6 six yards

  43. By nyjetsholdupsbtrophyin2012 on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    cont. It just makes me sick to see Miami take the cuffs off Henne and he looked great and confident and went through his progressions and stood in the pocket and didnt panic ..and Brady is just Brady and now Fitz.at Buff all better than our guy who was a #5 overall and is in that moving year to take strides but he is light years from being there..I hate to say it and sound so negative but Reality is Reality ..and im not blind..this team cant and wont keep winning games like the other night that was gifted wrapped in a way ….I hope like hell im wrong but I see this turning out 6-10 with our gauntlet of a schedule..and back to square one with our Qb ..sometimes you just miss ask Oak.and Houston ,and unforutnatly not Tampa and Detroit!!

  44. By Arte Olde School on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    I give up Banta-Cain must not be in Play Like A Jet shape if they don’t sign him

  45. By Another Tom on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    The game was both entertaining…and painful to watch. I would feel better if we had the Big Cat, and D woody in there…and a healthy BIg Jenks!

  46. By Jets Fan Since '64 Tom on Sep 13, 2011 | Reply

    Arte, I’ll take your optimism over nyhetsholdup any day, though both of you make very good points. But I still think we need help at LB and S and that we were not smart at all to place so much confidence in the guys we have at S now. I woulda rather given the contract we gave to Smith to somebody else and let Smith earn his way to more than a cheap 1 or 2-yr deal. He looks nothing like a starter to me and has had only flashes of better play as a starter than he had as a backup. He also committed a couple of the most amateurish pass int plays for a DB last yr that I’ve ever seen in almost 50 yrs of watching this game.

  47. By pgfig01 on Sep 14, 2011 | Reply

    hate to say it but SOJ something gota change yes their winning but why is it every games a strugle against weaker teams. The last two years the Jets lost games they should of won including the playoffs just like the pitt game slow to start. Dont you think every team we face know this and comes at us with all they have early on. I am glad their in contention but for how long if fans keep seeing the same old Jets just different players.I do have a positive thing to say “zero penalties” we lost so many games before because of stupied penalties. I hope for the best Go Jets!

  48. By pgfig01 on Sep 14, 2011 | Reply

    @Randy Hello
    Correct me if I am wrong but wasnt their an adviser of sorts to give feedback to Shootheimer or the team from home? Whats the word on this any insight?

  49. By Randy Lange on Sep 14, 2011 | Reply

    pgfig01, Brian Schottenheimer and the Jets in general are getting input from consultant Tom Moore, the former offensive coordinator for Peyton Manning and the Colts.

  50. By Ablity on Sep 14, 2011 | Reply

    I watch the oakland raiders game on monday night and found myself growning extermerely jelieous of their offensive and team. Granted they were playing the broncos but nevertheless i watched a team playing like bullies, powerful, punch you in the mouth football. What was the Jets doing sunday night. We are suppose to be a ground and pound team. If Brady wants to throw for 600 yards or cam newton wants 400 yards, then let those team do that. We ran the ball less than 28 percent last night. That makes no sense to me what so ever. Sanchez got beat up all night, our “best offensive line” in the league looked like crap and we were lucky to come away with the victory. We have the defense to run teams to the ground, why are we passing so much!!!!!!

  51. By Ablity on Sep 14, 2011 | Reply

    Sanchez is not payton manning, he will never be payton manning and most importantly, he do not have to be payton manning for the jets to win football games, RUN THE FOOTBALL, running it not just about yards, its about attitude, punching teams in the mouth, throwing on third and short if needed, making the defense tired, payton manning only has one superbowl and i watched that game, the two running backs won that game, along with the defense, Manning just got MVP just because of who he is. We have a great defense, he have a good offensive line, and a good back, PLEASE RUN THE FOOTBALL, PLEASE

  52. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Sep 14, 2011 | Reply

    Sanchez doesn’t have to be Peyton Manning, Ablity, but he has to be at least Eli Manning, capable of taking advantage of his WRs. Or maybe a better, less-wiseguy comment would be to say that he has to play consistently at the levels of, say, Matt Ryan or Josh Freeman. Not quite Philip Rivers, although that sure would be nice.

  53. By Row on Sep 15, 2011 | Reply

    I was very surprized at the game. No safety play at all. While I don’t think it’s the RB’s problem, it’s time Powell started one to see what he has in the tank. LT still played well. Sanchez missed a lot of throws, but no Braylon Edwards seperation either. I can’t believe we wouldn’t pay him the 1 mil he was signed for. What did I say about Kerley? A non factor at this point. Predictable game plan, a win, but it’s time to run the ball.. Go Jets

  54. By Another Tom on Sep 15, 2011 | Reply

    More plays for LT and give Powell a shot..save Greene for short yardage and the second half of the season .We are fortunate to have Revis on our team.He is like that neighborhood Tom cat that just dominates! $$$$ well spent money

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