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Jets Head into the Bye on a Two-Win High

Posted by Andrew LeRay on October 24, 2011 – 6:03 pm

After a light walkthrough and meetings today, the Jets left the Atlantic Health Training Center for some welcome time off. The bye week comes at an advantageous point in the season, as the Jets will be able to rest up before facing two division foes in back-to-back weeks.

“I think we go into the bye week with a lot of confidence,” said S Jim Leonhard. “Obviously, we wanted to get a couple of wins going in, and we did that.”

Awaiting the Jets coming off the bye on Nov. 6 are the second-place Buffalo Bills. The following week, the Jets will host the New England Patriots in a Sunday night matchup. Those two games will go a long way in determining the eventual structure of the AFC East standings.

“We’ll be ready,” said Leonhard. “We need to close this season out strong. This bye will help get us ready, get us fresh, then we come back to the grind. Mentally, once you come back from this bye week, there are no breaks. You go until the season is over.”

Now in his seventh year, Leonhard can appreciate extended time off. When he and his teammates return to practice one week from today, it will be all business through the end of the season.

“It’s going to be big,” he said. “We need to get our minds and bodies back during this bye week and come back for the grind. You never know how the season is going to play out or where you’re going to get your victories, but you know you need to start stacking them up.”

A ninth-year veteran of the NFL, G Brandon Moore knows the key to overcoming a slow start out of the bye.

“We just have to be smart in that first practice back on Monday,” said Moore. “We can’t have that you-guys-look-like-you-had-a-week-off look. Guys have to zero in coming into that day.”

In Sunday’s 27-21 victory, Moore and his fellow offensive linemen enjoyed perhaps their best performance this season. The protection they provided led the Jets to 162 rushing yards, including 112 from RB Shonn Greene. Both numbers are season highs for the Green & White.

“It’s just that stack-the-bricks kind of model that Rex has been preaching,” said Moore. “That paid off against San Diego. When you string those together, you can come out on top on Sundays.”

By stacking the bricks, the Jets have built themselves a record of 4-3. In addition to being over .500 with a week of rest ahead, they have built something else, potentially more important, moving forward.

“We have a lot of confidence, not just because we got some wins, but because of the style of football that we’re playing,” said Leonhard. “This is our blueprint.”


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54 Responses to “Jets Head into the Bye on a Two-Win High”

  1. By sal on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    They need to play the second quater here out to regain some of the respect they lost. With the changes they made this is import, play great D, run the ball, and get Burris and Holes into the game, every week. Us as fans been have been thu the tease many time, Rex Woody and Co. said the hype wasnt to sell seats. This is year 4 REX. Attack grind for 4 qtrs till FEB..

  2. By Christopher on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    The next 2 games determine if the Jets have any shot at the AFC East and a chance for a home playoff game.

    If the Jets win those 2, they still would need 1 additional NE loss (assuming the Jets beat NE at home) to have a chance at the AFC East. Hopefully Pitt and/or NYG can do us a favor and beat them. They really have a softer schedule coming up after these next 3 games. I really hope NYG beat them so we can give them a 2 (or 3) game losing streak, would be sweet, but they will probably win their last 7, unless Philly can get them.

    With 2 games against the Bills, we still control our own fate over them.

  3. By Karan on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    I’m a little scared about how the Jets start off after a bye week. They’re hot right now, so I wish we would have had a bye the week following this coming one. I remember after last years bye, I think it was the Green Bay game, we were so off-rhythm. However, we are playing Buffalo, and while they are really good this year, I’m still not sold as a Bill-levier. It was great they beat NE, but they did lose to Cincinnati. They haven’t faced the Rex Ryan defense yet. If the D can play like they did the second half yesterday, and the Jets offense can play like they did or even better, i believe we can be a scary bunch and win every remaining game.

  4. By Pranit on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    Randy, when do the players return to start preparing for the Bills? And do the coaches also follow the same schedule? thanks

  5. By Randy Lange on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    Pranit, Rex said yesterday that the coaches have begun work on the Buffalo game this week, while the players will get started on the Bills next Monday when they return to practice at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center.

  6. By Jet Fan Tom Since '64 on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    Cimini writes Moore’s “visit” to the Jets on Sunday was scheduled months ago and that he had nothing to do with the play-calling, but it becomes a kind of non-denial-denial when he suggests that Moore certainly might’ve “shared his insight” while at the stadium. This is also a bit naive in terms of basic human nature, as I’m sure Schotty wanted to put his best foot forward with Moore around, i.e. no stupid Wildcat plays with Kerley, who unlike Smith can actually play WR, no pretending at the goal line that Plax isn’t a big, terrific target, etc. We may have to wait until Schotty writes his own book to learn why his work for Rex has been so weird, not that it was stellar before. I still wonder if Rex’s limited grasp of O is the real problem.

  7. By Jet Fan Tom Since '64 on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    Hey GaryC, go on youtube and enter “Jay Christensen, Ben Maller, NBC Sports Talk, 10-13-11″ and you’ll see my college football advisor and drinking buddy Jay — who told me before the the ’09 draft that Shonn Greene was a very underrated prospect and that Sanchez’s accuracy issues would cause problems for him in the pros.

  8. By IRA on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    The players like Moore said really have to come back focused and ready to get back to work. As you all know and i am sure the media will harp on it for the next two weeks Rex has not had good results after the bye losing to the Packers and Jags. They can’t let that happen this year.
    Besides Wilson’s INT those two tackles to keep players inbounds on that final drive he did an excellent job tackling.Right now he just might be the most improved player from last years team besides Folk.
    GO JETS!!!!

  9. By PAUL on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    I have to agree with Clarke W. Griswald If Shooty needs his hand held then what’s the point of having him there. If he makes up good plays then keep him around hell I don’t care if the Jets use them both two heads are better than one well one and a half I still not confident in Shooty. Does someone know what the Jets stats for winning games compared to penalties against them is I have a gut feeling they win more often when they commit fewer penalties. This win demonstrates what happens when Jets just execute and have decent play calling they win period. Keeps this going and things will fall in place.

  10. By Frank on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    For all you Shotty bashers and tom Moore conspiracy theorists out there read what Rex said yesterday. He is the architect of the Sanchez passing fiasco to start the season. He is the one who changed up the offensive philosophy. Rex does’t have a clue when it comes to evaluating personel and if I were TanWoody I would stop listening to him about the guys he wants on the team as evidenced by the Mason fiasco and the lack of overall talent the team has brought in and players released with his input during his tenure. I do give Rex credit for not being stubborn aka Mangini and correcting his mistakes immediately.
    Now lets start game planning to the other teams weakness and to our players strengths the rest of the way and we will win some games

  11. By uncle joe on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    I usually don’t like to do this but,with the Bye we are fortunatly afforded some extra time to pull the Wagon over so you people can get back on! Now move to the back, make room (we are expecting alot of passengers) and enjoy the ride.

  12. By Scott T. on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    Ira,

    I agree Wilson has come along way from year 1 to year 2. I love that he shadows Revis. I’m sure that has helped him improve as a player as well.

    I for one am actually glad we had the bye this week. Its pretty close to half way through the season and we do have a lot of guys nicked up. It will be nice for some guys to get healthy in time for the upcoming games with the Bills and Patriots.

    Anyone else impress with the play of Kendrick Ellis so far? I know he had a minor injury in the game against the chargers, but when he has been on the field he has been really good. He has had some big tackles. I expect to see him on the field a lot more after the bye, and I also expect to see more Mayhem Maybin on 3rd downs! GO JETS!

  13. By Scott T. on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    One More Thing,

    I think we will get it together on the road and win some games, but how nice is it to see us win at home this year!!! Rex keeps talking about wanting to make it difficult for teams to play in our house. I hope this home winning trend continues!!!

  14. By Clarke W. Griswald on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    Sorry Frank, gotta disagree with you there. mangini was fired in large part, besides the Favre fiasco, for being stubborn and not firing the old prevent defense king Bob Sutton. Who I don’t understand why he’s still on this team after ’08 and Rex could wind up suffering the same fate, if he doesn’t correct the Schottenheimer situation. I love Rex Ryan, I am border line gay for Rex, but he knows nothing of offense and admits as much, if he can’t find somebody competent to deliberate the duties of the offense to, we may never reach the promised land.

  15. By Jet Fan Tom Since '64 on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    PAUL and Frank, read Clarke’s post on the story before this one about the new stuff we did Sunday that Schotty doesn’t seem to have thought of, from elementary things like throwing long to Holmes to more exotic stuff with Keller. And Frank, while I agree that Rex has no clue on O — he was the one, after all, who kept hounding Schotty to work Smith and the Wildcat into the O — Rex’s public pronouncements are also worth taking a bit lightly, to say the least. From the ill-advised remarks about opponents to the endless blather about Super Bowl victories to the praise for players who are then cut or relegated to the bench, he’d do better to just coach. I’m still 50-50 on him just like Sanchez, he has to get it together on a consistent basis.

  16. By Jet Fan Tom Since '64 on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    Yes, Scott, I’m impressed with Ellis as I am with all of our young players. Nothing against Ira, but I told you guys last yr that Rex punked on playing Wilson after he had a couple rough games to start the season, not that working in the off-season with Revis didn’t obviously help him a lot. The fact is, while I’m sure there were other factors, Rex only started playing some of our current bright spots by accident (Cro injury re McKnight on KR) or after completely horrible results (Kerley into lineup after O looked completely inept). Rex is still doing more talking than getting results out of personnel especially on O, which is why I lean strongly toward the view that Moore had a hand in what we saw on O Sunday.

  17. By GaryC on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    jet fan tom, I went on you tube to view your buddy and also his website,is he more of a prognasticator of games than a talent scout.here is something to ask him with next years draft,who will be selected first Alshon Jeffrey of South Carolina or Justin Blackmon of Oklahoma State,we will need a big physical receiver next year,Burress notwithstanding.

  18. By IRA on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    Scott,
    I think Ellis is going to be a keeper down the road. In camp he looked so quick for a man his size it was scary. Since coming from a small school program he will need time to learn some things about playing against better competition. I do expect him to play a bigger role down the road this year and next year and on the sky is the limit.
    As for playing well at home well it’s about time. Simple rule of thumb go 7-1 and home and 4-4 on the road you’re at 11-5.
    Frank, I told you guys from early on they shouldn’t have got away from their bread and butter. The #’s don’t lie. Last year 12 picks for Sanchez in games with 30 or more passes and only 1 pick in games with less than 29 passes. He is most effective when he has a running game.

  19. By uncle joe on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    You said it Ira, Wilson has been playing really well. His tackles this year are awesome,much like Revis who could be one of the surest tacklers on the team! Bye the way,our boy Coleman put an end to that Raven comeback last night, Lowery played pretty good too. Miss them both although E. Smith is really starting to look good for Us!

  20. By Tampa jet on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    great win.we are slowly working in the new pieces ,Maybin needs more playing time. the o line better week to week.I truely feel at the end we will be better than last year and will make a run at the super bowl.GO JETS!

  21. By wayne on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    Slow you roll uncle joe, they beat MIA and the same ole SD team…..My bags aren’t packed just yet, thank you…..Let’s see what happens after they beat NY’s only football team.

  22. By Jet Fan Tom Since '64 on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    uncle joe, what games are you watching? E Smith can’t cover anybody and he’s only leading the team in tackles ’cause his man is always open. And I’ll overlook the snub of myself, since I’ve been saying since this summer that Wilson is sticking very close to his man and tackling very surely. GaryC, Jay is from Iowa and is a veteran (25+ yrs) L.A. Times sports editor so he knows all sports from the inside, but you’d have to ask him why he set up his website the way he did. He regularly gets the most hits of any college FB website. I’ll certainly ask him about those guys as possible Jets come draft time but feel free to ask him yourself, he’s 110% about the site and tries hard to accommodate anyone who posts there or otherwise shows interest.

  23. By Jimmer on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    Bob Sutton never really wanted the DC job. I think Mangini had no choice but go with someone already on staff. I think he did a fine job for Herm Edwards, and I think he’s doing pretty good for Rex. He’s also the longest tenured coach. For what we have, the LB’s are playing remarkable.

  24. By jack on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    Solid win. would love to see more of mcknight. and although it was great to see plax get involved in a big way like that, i still wish there would be less talk of looking to get him the ball. it should come if its there, and if not not. there should not be any reason to force him or anyone the ball. and greene has got to stay in bounds and keep the clock rolling on that last drive
    GO JETS.

  25. By GaryC on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    jet fan tom, here is one other tidbit concerning the jet drafts past and this has to do with USC.the jets might have been the only team that drafted a USC linebacker and USC running back in the same draft that were busts.And they were Richard’Batman” Wood, and Anthony Davis.Back when you use to listen to the draft updates on WINS news.

  26. By russ on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    Since Buffalo is closer to Cleveland than NY and plays a game in Canada the only team s in NY that people care about are in NYC metro…That being said it is good to see buffalo play football again being 1 and 14 against Pats is not exactly a dynasty…Jets played a full 60 minute game against SD and expect nothing but imprevement as the real season begins in November///

  27. By nytitan on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    Do you mean the ny team that lost to seattle?

  28. By wvJETSfan on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    Jet Fan Tom, you know a lot about football i can tell, because i’ve been reading your thoughts on here for a couple of years (it feels like) you and IRA, to me are the two most well known and Knoeledgeable jet fans that post in here, With that out of the way i dont understand how u could possibly be “50-50″ on Rex, he has led us to back to back AFC Championship games that is quite an accomplishment itself on top of that, surely u remember the run last yr to get there it was amazing manning, then brady, and almost rothlessbuger er whatever, and the effort he has put in to change the jets Brand, he was instramental in starting the Ring of Honor, changing the organizaton for the Better i’ve only been a jet fan since 1999 or 2000 (Cont below)

  29. By wvJETSfan on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    But this is the Proudest and most excited i’ve ever been towards the team. I strongly feel that if Rex can’t Win a SuperBowl for the Jets nobody else can. Yes i understand Rex is Rex and he has some weird ways of doing things but it works and the players buy into it. So its “IN REX WE TRUST” i can’t wait until the Sunday the jets win the superbowl and i know its comming i feel it. Thanks for reading keep on sharing your thoughts. ps Anybody else love the way 51 Maybin has been playing man. i predicted he would get a Sack before the bills game (yea i know its hard to believe but i did) i never thought he would be playing this well tho. 3 sacks 3 FF thats great he has almost already had a better year than Jason Taylor did all of last year.

  30. By Karan on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    I think the Jets should seriously consider signing Bernard Berrain. We have a really good core of receivers in Kerley, Holmes and Plax, but we do need depth god forbid theres ever an injury. No disrespect to Patrick Turner or Eron Riley but it would be good to add a veteran as our 4th receiver. I think it would be a great move and add some depth at the WR position.

  31. By Clarke W. Griswald on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    Just a question, Tom ’64? If you had a choice between Joe Flacco, or Mark Sanchez, to be under center for the Jets, who do you take? Although with the performance Flacco just put on in Jacksonville, this may be kind of a loaded question. Still, Flacco has not impressed at all this season, with 8 TD’S 5 INT’s 51 comp %. Still I’m curious who you think has a higher ceiling. Thanks for the shout out there, I always respect your posts.

    Sorry Rex, we are the 99%, fire Schottenheimer yesterday.

  32. By Jet Fan Tom Since '64 on Oct 26, 2011 | Reply

    Like I said about Rex’s comments on the roster, Frank, so a few months after the disastrous failure to sign a backup vet C, which might’ve cost us 2 games, and a few weeks after that ridiculous talk that Baxter was some kind of hot prospect, we cut the guy the minute Mangold’s part of the way back. And rely on Slauson as the backup C, which is still really risky. I’m sure there’s not much out there in terms of available or tradeable vets in this messed-up yr. But I have to laugh at the attempt to hype Baxter into a guy who was ready, Cimini’s absurd claim that he didn’t do so badly in his 1st game (no one could deny how he got killed in his 2nd), and so on. This was all just spin, largely from Rex, to cover up his and Mr. T’s huge blunder.

  33. By Jet Fan Tom Since '64 on Oct 26, 2011 | Reply

    Intriguingly re the roster, though: Why release both Baxter and Kroul when OL depth is already paper-thin? Why try out new players now at LB, TE, and WR/KR? I wonder if Rex and Mr. T were poised to take the season less seriously had we lost to SD and now that we won, they’re taking the season more seriously. An empty roster spot for a vet C or other OL guy in case of a run deep into the playoffs? Another TE to help out in Cumberland’s absence? A WR who, unlike Campbell, also does KR, who can maybe be put in to return punts so that both Kerley and McKnight, both increasingly important on O, don’t have to do that? The answers to these questions should come soon, as there’s no point leaving a roster spot open for long halfway through the yr.

  34. By Charliejet on Oct 26, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t know – we need the bye week to rest, but Ryan’s teams don’t to too well on extended time off… OK OK don’t wanna think negative here GO JETS!
    Offensive line is improving.

  35. By IRA on Oct 26, 2011 | Reply

    Nice to see with all their offensive struggles they have improved in the redzone. From near the bottom of the league last year 28th or 30th to 6th this year. Hope they sign Nelson they are still down a TE since Cumberland was hurt and if they really want to get back to the ground and pound Nelson would be a smart p/u. He is a solid blocker and i think he caught his first TD pass as a Bill vs the Jets.

  36. By IRA on Oct 26, 2011 | Reply

    Sorry Nelson caught his only TD his rookie year vs the Pats.

  37. By uncle joe on Oct 26, 2011 | Reply

    Suit yourself Wayne,no hard feelings. Seats on the wagon gonna fill up quick after the Bye and we’ll be moving fast, I don’t anticipate another pickup till after we beat New England!

  38. By uncle joe on Oct 26, 2011 | Reply

    And where are all my “Tannenbaum can’t draft” people? last year’s class is starting to Blossom (Ducasse has the size & talent,just needs to stick to learning ONE position) and this Mo,Ellis and Kerly Show is gonna be something special. Plus a RB and terrific Backup QB for the future!!!! with minimal draft picks late in the rounds back to back years!!! and last year’s 5th round pick, Santonio something,,,he’s working out pretty good for us!Where are you people???

  39. By uncle joe on Oct 26, 2011 | Reply

    Sorry if I offend anyone during this Bye,I don’t know if I can go two weeks without a Jets Game! It’s only the first Wednesday and I’m ready to EXPLODE

  40. By IRA on Oct 26, 2011 | Reply

    Tom,
    They didn’t lose the Raiders game because of Baxter. The truth is if Ducasse was ready they could’ve played Slauson at center and Ducasse at LG. They tried it and we all saw what happened. What can you say?
    uncle joe,
    Chill out man you need your rest. This season will come down to the last weekend so get your rest this week and watch the Bills and Pats play.If you must watch a Jets game pop in a tape of the Pats/Jets PO game from last year.

  41. By Scott on Oct 26, 2011 | Reply

    Without a doubt Sanchez is more effective when the are running the ball. The Jets can win championships with Sanchez, he does not have to be great, just good. If there is a busted play he has to learn if has to eat the ball he has to eat the ball rather than force a play that results in a turnover. I would also like to see him scramble more when neccessary and even have some running plays designed for him, he seems pretty quick on his feet when he moves, He seems to get in trouble when he stands in the pocket like a statue, when protection is falling apart. With the threat of a running Q/B (like Vick or Tebow) it adds a whole new angle to an offense and knocks defenses off their stride

  42. By Jet Fan Tom Since '64 on Oct 26, 2011 | Reply

    Anthony Davis, don’t remind me, GaryC! wvJETSfan, I’m 50-50 on Rex like I am on Sanchez because they always think about the SB so I do too and I sometimes wonder if they’ve hit their ceilings. For all they’ve done so far, I doubt we’ll win any rings without an elite QB and a coach more in charge of O. Clarke, even after we lost to BAL I told Arte that if Flacco doesn’t step it up, they’re not getting anywhere near the SB this yr and the loss to JAX backs that up. Very shrewd of you to compare him and MS because they look very similar sometimes, especially in their inconsistency. Based on MS’s play in big games, I’ll certainly go with him. uncle joe, I agree with you about everything but McElroy, who might end up more than a backup as a Jet.

  43. By Jet Fan Tom Since '64 on Oct 26, 2011 | Reply

    Also wvJETSfan, thanks for the compliment but I think the quality of the posts on this site is very high across the board. Which reminds me, where are Row, Mike Jet Vet, Viveca, and Ranger 46 lately? Karan, Berrian crossed my mind too because he’s played very well at times for MIN, especially the last time that Frerotte started, but I’d still like to see that roster spot go to an OL guy. Ira, agree about the RZ, that’s probably the most important stat so far. Still waiting for you (and Mr. T) to deliver on that backup C, though…

  44. By Jet Fan Tom Since '64 on Oct 26, 2011 | Reply

    They sure didn’t WIN vs. the Raiders because of Baxter, Ira, I’ll tell you that! And while I’d like to see Ducasse coming along faster as I’m sure we all would, it’s squarely on management that it ever came to Slauson having to play C much less having to switch to that position mid-2nd quarter vs. BAL. That might’ve been the most inept coaching move I’ve seen in Jets history…okay, maybe right up there with a few of the worst Wildcat calls, which is saying a lot (gotta keep that single-minded Guiliani thing per Biden goin’, GaryC…)

  45. By scjoe on Oct 26, 2011 | Reply

    Karan, I hear you. Just remember, the last two Jet wins came against teams coming off their bye week. It did not help them very much, especially Miami who is a divisional opponent and should know the Jets tendency’s as well as anyone. We will be going into Buffalo in the same position Miami was coming in here. Lets wait and see the outcome.

  46. By scjoe on Oct 26, 2011 | Reply

    Ira, a better formula is “win at home and play 500 on the road” that will definitely get you in, and have a much greater chance at hosting a PO game rather then traveling three weeks in a row.

  47. By GaryC on Oct 26, 2011 | Reply

    I know jet fan tom, just the mention of wildcat brings nothing but loving thoughts of Brad Smith and how are offense used to get jumpstarted.

  48. By cgb on Oct 26, 2011 | Reply

    in response to clarke w. concerning if you had a choice between sanchez or flacco. mark i believe is a better athlete can make more plays outside the pocket. flacco is good but i’ll take my chances with mr. sanchez and the way we run our team.concerning the release of baxter and kroul , baxter was on the 52 man roster so that leaves 1 spot on the active roster and 1 spot on the ps open. baxter did not play that bad im kind of surprised we released him. so i have to believe we fill that spot with an offensive lineman.he should be a quality vet. that would make sense. if we dont it will be a mistake. mr. T needs to be led by the hand when it comes to evaluating talent.

  49. By Viveca on Oct 26, 2011 | Reply

    Haven’t felt this optimistic in years! Even if we don’t win the SB , we have layed a very strong foundation for the future. The Jets, I believe, will be very competitive for years to come. In the past, and for a spell this season, we were kind of a schizophrenic team; up, down and sideways, which drew all of us fans crazy. This I think will change. Wilson is really coming on. Ellis and Wilkerson will only get better. Mc Knight is a beast as a KR. Kerely is looking promising in the slot.. In ‘Mayhem we’ve finally found a pass rusher. Ducasse hopefully will develop just like Wilson did. Tthe future looks bright!

  50. By cgb on Oct 26, 2011 | Reply

    uncle joe, i dont think tannenbaum has the final say on draft picks so i would not praise him as the “guy” who drafted all these potential great picks. i think the complex evaluation of draft players is done by a sophisticated and talented jets staff. then those players are placed in order depending on the needs of the team. what i would say about tanny is that when it comes down to finalizing the roster he makes decisions based on payroll avalability. and free agency also. so you can see how he underestimated the quality of the o-line and also overpaid for players in the past. based on that i would say his job has been good then also really bad. iconsistant at best.

  51. By Jet Fan Tom Since '64 on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Yes, GaryC, Brad Smith, who I notice isn’t even listed as a KR on the Pro Bowl ballot. Viveca, I agree, the younger players are the best news all yr. Now we just have to convince Mr. T, Rex, and that staff cgb refers to that we need 8 or 9 picks a yr every yr to keep rebuilding our base of young talent.

  52. By Ablity on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Athough we only got like 6 players from the last 2 draft, i love them all and think they can all be really good players for us…I said it in the begaining of the year….run! run! run! greene is a really good back, he can rush for 1300 this year if we keep playing well…the defense ability to stop the run still worries me alittle…i am not sold on our defensive line…i like Ellis should be starting in the middle, move paluha to DE, Mike D, is a good player but Ellis has allot of potential, so he needs game time, involve Kerley and McNight into the offense a little more…i feel good about us….my main concern still lies with Stoping the Run and Cromarty…besides that i think we should be fine from here on out

  53. By bestjets on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    chu trifecta show rocks and to all haters out there remember one word KOTITE and realize the heaven of coaches with the intelligence of schotty / westy / pettine / rex and the smarts of the guys who brought them here tannenbaum /
    woody jet time but how about some back ups on that line saw some tape on ducasse and he was really moving people whats up with him

  54. By derrick on Oct 31, 2011 | Reply

    hey the j.e.t.s. j.e.t.s.will be fine they just start off alittle slow but we will be there at the end go jets…..

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