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Revis Ranges Far and Wide on ‘Four Quarters’

Posted by Eric Allen on November 9, 2011 – 6:31 pm

The Jets, Bills and Pats are tied atop the AFC East with 5-3 records. After trampling the Bills in Buffalo, the Jets get another shot at the hated Patriots Sunday night at MetLife Stadium. So who’s the team to beat in the AFC East?

“We are,” said Jets CB Darrelle Revis on the latest installment of “Four Quarters” which was filmed in front of a live audience and will air Thursday on newyorkjets.com. “We believe that — even in the three-game losing streak. We have a lot of confidence no matter what’s going on.”

Revis, who has four interceptions and has been the NFL’s best defender at the season’s midway point, believes the Green & White have “great character” and it shone through when the chips were down.

“It’s very tough at work. The coaches are mad and you’re mad because we’re losing,” he said. “Through that time we just worked together and we took it one week at a time.”

The Jets’ last loss came exactly a month ago, Oct. 9, when they dropped the 30-21 decision to the Patriots in Gillette Stadium. Revis, a defensive captain, has been instrumental in their climb back to the top. His 100-yard interception return against the Dolphins in Week 6 broke up a lethargic start on Monday night and he added another pick for good measure in the 24-6 drubbing.

Then New York’s AFC representative again held serve at home in Week 7 as Revis completely flipped the script against the Chargers, intercepting Philip Rivers in the fourth quarter when the ‘Bolts were driving and had a 21-17 lead. His 64-yard return put the Jets in the red zone and led to the game-winning score. Rex Ryan’s club improved to 4-0 at home with the 27-21 “W” over the Chargers and Revis made absolutely gigantic plays in three of the triumphs. His Week 1 fourth-quarter pick of Cowboys QB Tony Romo set up Nick Folk’s winner from 50 yards out.

“We’ve been doing great at home. You want to be undefeated at home,” he said. “You get to perform in front of some unbelievable fans we have and show them a great job. That’s what we’ve been doing this year at home games.”

Under Ryan, the Jets own a 2-0 home mark against the Pats and they knocked the Men of Belichick out of the playoffs at their house last January. Wes Welker, on pace for a 1,900-yard season, had five receptions for 124 yards back in October and he’ll figure to see a lot of No. 24 this weekend.

“He’s having an unbelievable season. I respect him a lot as a player,” Revis said. “We had our battles in the past and I love covering him. He’s very competitive. I call him the ‘Energizer Bunny’ because he never stops. You can slam him and throw him around. I’ve tried every trick in the book and he just keeps on chucking and keeps on coming after you.”

The Jets hope to maintain pressure on Tom Brady all Sunday evening. They sacked Brady four times in defeat last month and racked up five sacks of him in the divisional playoff win.

“To get Tom Brady out of his game, you have to pressure him. You have to get guys in his face all the time and get him a little bit jittery in the pocket,” said Revis. “If you don’t, he can sit back there and pick you all day, throw the ball all day.”

Prolific as usual, the Pats rank No. 1 in the NFL in pass offense and average 325.6 yards per game. But Revis leads the Jets’ No. 7-ranked pass defense, a unit that absolutely smothered the Bills in the pasting last weekend.

“We’re playing tighter coverage. Kyle Wilson has stepped up a lot this year. He’s had an unbelievable season and he’s only going to get better,” said Revis. “The safeties are playing tighter coverage. I think everybody is doing his job very well.”

After eight games, the Jets have already eclipsed their interception total from a year ago with 13 compared to 12. Conversely, Brady, who threw only four interceptions in 2010, has been victimized by 10 picks.

“We just tried to improve on turnovers. That’s the biggest thing on defense,” said Revis. “We’ve been doing it and we’re going to continue to do it. If we can just carry on with that year after year, that’s what we want to do as a defense. We want to be aggressive and we want to make turnovers. We struggled last year a lot, but I think guys, being in this system a couple of years now, we kind of understand the defense.”

Everyone knows the Green & White have the personnel to thrive in man coverage and that starts with Revis. But Ryan and defensive coordinator Mike Pettine don’t just do an excellent job with their overload blitzes — their disguises in the back end have paid healthy dividends as well.

“We do play a lot of man, but we do play a lot of zone as well. When we play zone, we disguise it very well. The safeties do a great job — Brodney Pool and Jim Leonhard and those guys. They might show one side and then run over to the other side when they hike the ball,” said Revis. “Everybody is just focused on their job and doing what they need to do to help the team win.”


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53 Responses to “Revis Ranges Far and Wide on ‘Four Quarters’”

  1. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Nov 9, 2011 | Reply

    The great thing about Revis this yr is that interceptions has to some extent been the missing piece of his game. Despite his awesome one-handed pickoff in the end zone in the Pro Bowl that yr, he’s often dropped potential interceptions during his career. This yr he’s catching them no problem and turning them into game-changing plays a la Sharper and Woodson. The Jets have never really had a DB like this, at least not one this good, who covers, tackles, and makes big plays by way of INTS. Now we just have to worry about him asking for an even bigger contract next yr, which if he has any sense he won’t do since we have needs at other positions that are gonna take money to address. His and Cro’s jobs would be easier if we had new guys at S.

  2. By IRA on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    Going back to last years playoffs and how they played more coverage instead of blitzing so much this pass D has really got its act together. It will be very interesting to see how Rex plays it this week. You can’t keep throwing out the same stuff especially to a QB like Brady.
    Sanchez #’s for his two home wins vs the Pats combined 35-52 -67%-383 yds-4 TD’s and 0 INT’s.
    GO JETS!!!!

  3. By Tom Spicer on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    SCjoe, I dont know where you live but Boomer Esiason Jet QB who won a MVP & took the Bengals to the bowl has a talk radio show on 660 the fan. Everyday almost he talks about Mark & he says that he is doing fine. Steve Young has a weekly spot on 1050 epsn radio with Mike Kay & he says Mark is doing fine & Phil Simms has come on air I think with Mike Francessa also on 660 the fan you can listen to any of these on line if you are not local. Every person I have listen to has said either he is good now, is good for how long he has been in the game or that with the D & the running game that the Jets have we are not that type of team where he has to be the man. I would like you to tell me specific names of guys who have said he is not a good QB I

  4. By Tom Spicer on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    would love to read what it is they have to say. Now I gave you Boomer MVP & brought the Bengals of all teams to the bowl also a New York guy who played for the Jets. I gave you Steve Young super bowl champ & hall of famer who had to replace Montana talk about pressure. I gave you Phil Simms 2 time super bowl winner & another guy who played in the New York spotlight. All of these guys I have to think they know what they are talking about.

  5. By Tom Spicer on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    I taped the Bills game & watched it again while guys bring up his pick what I saw was a confident QB who was scanning the field, going thru his progressions & throwing DARTS. 5 of 6 in the 1st quarter, 14 of 16 in the first half. Completed 71.4% off his passes & had a 92.9 rating.

  6. By Tom Spicer on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    Mark 1 Cowboys 59.1%, 2 TDS & 88.7 rating 2 Jags 70.8%, 2 TDS & 85.8 rating 3 Raiders 61.4%, 3 TDS & 93.8 rating 4 Pats 61.5%, 2 TDS & 105.6 rating 5 Miami 56%, 2 TDS & 95.6 rating 6 Chargers 54.5%, 3 TDS & 87.1 rating 7 Bills 71.4%, 1 TD & 92.9 rating. For 2 years it was all about ratings, completion percentage & numbers. Now ALL OF A SUDDEN that his ratings, percentages & numbers are good its no longer about that.

  7. By Tom Spicer on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    Now on the the important stuff the Pats when I said this is a must win game I meant that. If the Jets are going to win the division they have to win this game. They are not going to lose this game & make up 2 games to the Pats with 7 to go. We need to win the divsion & get at least 1 home game. The goal should be to get home filed advantage thru out the playoffs. Or at least a 1st round bye if they do not get at least a first round home game I doubt they will be able to win it all.

  8. By Tom Spicer on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    As far as the game itself on D Revis has to follow Welker where ever he goes. I want them to put Cromartie on Gronkowski. Cro is tall & will be all over him with his speed. Leonhard is to small to cover him & Smith is to slow. I want Wilson to cover Branch Cromartie has trouble with small quick guys I think Wilson has imporved enough that he is at the point where he can take Branch. Than either Smith or Leonhard could cover Hernandez depending on the play. The NO DUH section of this post like everyone knows we have to pressure & hit Brady all day.

  9. By Tom Spicer on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    On O & I have said this before other teams are doubleing Holmes & doing everything they can to take away Holmes & Keller. We have to be able to run the ball with Greene & Plax is going to have to beat 1 on 1 coverage. Until we consistantly run the ball well & Plax consistantly shows up. Other teams are goign to continue to give saftey help over the top on Holmes & do everything they can to take him & Keller away. Once we establish the run the safteys will have to respect it & that will free up Holmes & Keller.

  10. By 38 year fan on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    I wouldn’t say ” hated ” , more like intense loathing …

  11. By 38 year fan on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    GET AFTER BRADY EARLY , AND OFTEN…SHUT DOWN THE RUN

  12. By IRA on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    Tom, Sanchez missed McKnight who was open in the flat at the pylon on that play.

  13. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    Spicer, all your strategy for the game sounds great. But I think scjoe means the guys who cover the NFL who are NOT local to the NYC area and are NOT to some extent often paid fans, like Boomer and Simms. I’m not saying they don’t know what they’re talking about, but they’re not nearly as impartial as other guys on the networks or ESPN. Deion and some of the former D players on the games, for example, have talked MUCH more harshly about Sanchez’s bad INTS at key times and other mistakes that look more like a 1st-yr than 3rd-yr QB’s work. I salute Gregg from CA re his pt that it’s not that MS isn’t brilliant at times but that we can’t trust him yet to avoid “the big mistake,” as was once said of Richard Todd, and that’s where he has to get.

  14. By Frank on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    Spicer this is real simple Sanchez can’t be throwing pic’s in our endzone as he has done 3x’s this season. He can’t be turning the ball over by fumbling the ball on a perfect snap. When the defense hands you the ball on the opponents side of the field 2 times in the last 2 minutes of the half in a big game you can not come up EMPTY both times. Good QB’s do not do these things. Sanchez rankings the first 2 years in the league at the bottom of all starting QB’s in the league. This year he is in the middle of the pack this is not a franchise QB this is an average QB AT BEST. Time for Sanchise-not to step it up period end of story no more apologists. We will not win this game running the ball he will have to throw and not turn the ball over!

  15. By Frank on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    Ira we can’t play D the way we did last game. Rex had 6-7 DB’s in at times and the Pats ran all over us. I am sure Rex will change it up this time. The biggest difference is WIlson has stepped up big time and would not hesitate to man up everyone in this game. I am concerned about Pool he can cover the TE’s better than either Smith or Leonhard who I would rather being seing play cover 2 while the corners play man including Kyle in the nickle.
    On O Sanchez will have to make the throws to its that simple. Pats are abysmal against the pass and both Eli and Ben won by throwing the ball.

  16. By scjoe on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    spicer, my notes are not quite as complete as yours, nor is my research because I didn’t think it was that important to write this stuff down, then……Now I will. But in answer, I remember an NFL network segment with Billick talking about his inaccuracy and his decision making, Billick as you know was not just a former HC but a very accomplished OC as well. I have heard Dilfer, former QB speak out on those same issues. I have heard Wilcox, former player and I guy who I happen to respect very much, a guy who always tells it like it is. But lets get back to Boomer. I have heard him address those same MS issues just a couple of weeks ago on a pre game show. Then there is the NY press………

  17. By scjoe on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    ….on any given day, especially after a bad game, you can hear anyone of those guys speak of his inaccuracy and his decision making, and just taking care of the ball in general whether that be an INT or sack fumble. As for his inaccuracy? Dropped passes aside because, ALL QBs deal with those. I don’t think we need any comments from any expert to see that is an issue. As for his decision making? All you have to do is look at that last INT in the Bills game. Sure, it was not an issue because of the final score. Spicer, believe it or not, I am not making this stuff up. It is there. It has been the better part of three seasons now and I don’t see the improvement that you see.

  18. By IRA on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    Frank, Agree Pool would be a big loss this week and now i read Plax will be something to keep our fingers crossed he can play. I think its going to be week to week with Plax now. If he plays this week i have a feeling he will sit the Denver game. Just a hunch. They really need to all be on board this week to beat the Pats.

  19. By Clarke W. Griswald on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    I think all experts have a little bias in them, some more then others. Phill Simms definitely shows MS a lot of love and I was unaware he was even a Jets fan. Boomer is pretty honest, but he is obviously a fan and gets upset when the team doesn’t do well. Rodney Harrison is a hater, Trent Dilfer really shouldn’t talk. I like how Tom 64, or the person he paraphrased put it, “it’s not that he can’t be brilliant, it’s that he can’t be trusted to not make, the BIG mistake”. That pretty much sums it up, simply and perfectly.

  20. By Tom Spicer on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    SCjoe, I am not saying you are making things up I am saying the people I listen to say he is either good, good for his age or good for what they do.

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

    Frank, Page 78 of todays New York Post since week 5 Mark is the 2nd ranked QB in the AFC behind Big Ben. That tells me 2 things 1 week 5 coninsides with when we got our best O lineman Mangold back he was out week 2 thru 4. Our O line STUNK weeks 1 thru 4. The 2nd thing I take out of that is who is in the AFC Brady, Fitzpatrick, Rivers, Cassel, Schaub, Flacco & many others & he has played better than all of them.

  22. By jetsfan80 on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    MS just needs to win a SB and then everyone will leave him alone. He’s a winner. He can make big plays with his arm and his feet in big situations. His best trait, no one is harder on Sanchez than Sanchez and I have yet to hear him blame anything on his teammates. Traits of a leader and a winner. Let the D continue to dominate like they have been thanks to hall-of-fame worthy play from Revis, keep pounding the crap out of the other team’s D with Mangold, Fergy, Slauson, Moore, Hunter, Greene and Conner, and MS keep executing on PA pass as well as he has been and our Jets can win the SB and silence all of the critics. Agree passing game is important this week, though. Bottom line, stats mean nothing. Just ask Marino. Go win us a SB, Jets!

  23. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    Frank, your “real simple” post says it all about Sanchez and what he can’t do if we’re going to win big, this yr or ever. scjoe, I like your breakdown of the commentators on Sanchez and you didn’t even include the D guys that I mentioned. I notice that Cimini pointed out yesterday that MS is actually “on pace,” as Spicer likes to say, for MORE turnovers this yr than last. And Clarke, the line from my post that you quote is part-paraphrase of what Gregg from CA wrote, part my own nightmare recollection of what did Richard Todd in and hampered even Joe more than a little — the big mistake. (I’m STILL wondering how Joe could throw that game-losing INT vs. the Browns on the first Monday Night game ever.)

  24. By scjoe on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    Spicer, I think the debate can rage on for at least the rest of this season and probably most of next, not to much beyond that I would believe. Some of the stats and some of the other things you post are true, I give you that. On the flip side many of the things I post, and hear, are also true. Put them together and you have a mediocre, middle of the pack QB. That is my point in a nutshell. Will that change (one way or another) lets wait till the end of the 2012 season. Anyway, that said, you now look at what the cost was, and still is, for him. Where he was drafted, the extra pick lost by trading up, the salary cap hit, etc. At some point that has to be added to the equation. Would you agree? Right now, is he really worth the price paid?

  25. By GaryC on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    look, giant fans were ready to run Phil Simms out on a rail before he won a super bowl,bradshaw split time with Joe gilliam before he won a super bowl,I mean the jets don’t have Browning Nagle behind center.Like I stated in a previous post, if the jets overdrafted for sanchez look at management and scouting and thank Mr.Favre for leaving the jets no other choice but to get a quarterback at any price.

  26. By Danny on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    Billick chose Kyle Boller as his QB and stood by him so whatever his opinion is means nothing. Deon plays D and can not be compared to opinion’s from ex QB’s Young, Boomer and Simms

  27. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    Exactly, scjoe, which hints at the next question: Will it be a good move to give Sanchez, say, a big 3-yr deal at the end of his initial 5-yr deal? Smart management starts thinking about that NOW, not halfway through his 5th yr.

  28. By scjoe on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    Danny……and all of the rest??

  29. By Charliejet on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    Going back and forth on all the stats with Sanchez is arbitrary because as soon as the game starts all the stats go right out the window because at the moment when the game starts it is 0,0,0 across the board until the final stat which is the score and lets face it Sanchez has walked away from winning more games than loosing and we have been to the AFC championship – twice in a row. Something in ALL our COMBINED years as Jet fans HAVE NEVER SEEN. Want a stat OK – Sanchez has played in more games the last 2.5 seasons than Joe Namath did in his last 7 YEARS as a JET (Before rams fiasco). To talk about 3 and 5 year deals for Sanchez at this point is NUTS.
    “EXPERTS BUILT THE TITANIC- AMATEUR BUILT THE ARK”

  30. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    No, GaryC, thank Jones and Rhodes, who’ve never won a damn thing in their lives and never come within light yrs of an MVP trophy, for criticizing Favre publicly and discouraging him from coming back to us for another yr. Danny, it hasn’t been just Deion criticizing Sanchez harshly but other D guys and O guys, guys who weren’t rooting for the Jets like Simms and especially Boomer. But hey, if Deion’s opinion on a QB doesn’t mean anything, that means Rex’s means less than nothing. I’ll take Deion’s career on the FIELD over Rex’s on the SIDELINES anyday when it comes to going up against QBs! And we won’t even go there with respect to Rex’s career on the field, since it ranks down there with Mangini’s.

  31. By cgb on Nov 11, 2011 | Reply

    tom ‘ 64 much to critical of MS you remind me of that little devil that sits on a persons shoulder like in those movies where your conscience is telling you to do two different things. only your here posting your own personal worries about how MS will grade out. his stats tell a story of a young maturing qb and with the right team and game plan he will be just fine. dont wait for him to screw up and say see i told you so… rather believe that good things will happen. I have plenty of stats and evidence to prove he is becoming that type of qb. Just in this article look at spicer, and jetsfan80.

  32. By punchie on Nov 11, 2011 | Reply

    can anyone tell me of an available QB that you would prefer was our starter if not stop the sanchez bashing. and all you guys with your stupid stats why don`t you use your insomnia to find out what all QB`s completion %`s are when throwing to a receiver running the same rout against the same coverage

  33. By punchie on Nov 11, 2011 | Reply

    “GOOD LUCK”

  34. By Tom Spicer on Nov 11, 2011 | Reply

    Tom 64, If he does not continue to improve this year & next year. Than year 5 you bring in competition.

  35. By Tom Spicer on Nov 11, 2011 | Reply

    SCjoe, What were our options? Kellen Clemens? We needed a QB at any cost & management thought this was the guy.

  36. By Ray on Nov 11, 2011 | Reply

    Spicer I saw the same guy you did, throwing darts and going 14 of 16 in the first half, moving the team down the field impressively. And then throwing one of those two misses, a duck, in the end zone…AGAIN. Right into the hands of the other teams safety. Killing a beautiful 15 play drive, that took 10 minutes off the clock!! Now if you look at his stats after that drive they are incredible!! And they led to NOTHING…. he handed away points, he handed away momentum, he personally gave the Bills hope. We dominated a team for the entire first half and because he was careless with the ball we went in at halftime up 3-0. We took a knee at the FORTY with plenty of time on the clock to try and score because the HC didn’t trust him.

  37. By Ray on Nov 11, 2011 | Reply

    Your a stat machine Spicer, unfortunately those are just numbers and they can be deceiving. What isn’t deceiving is seeing it with your own eyes. Then you know if those numbers are an accurate assessment of someones play. In Mark’s case they are only partly true. A pick or fumble only affect his ratings a little bit, but they don’t take into account the situation they happened in. His ratings don’t reflect that his picks in the EZ have killed three drives or that the other team turned that pick into points and the point swing created by it. Mark is a good qb not great with a tendency to make a collossal blunder at bad times.

  38. By GaryC on Nov 11, 2011 | Reply

    jet fan tom, Favre’s ego prevented him from sitting down when his arm could of used a rest,First of all Favre would never have come back to jets for second year,he wanted minnesota all the time,he was only showing them that he could still play,You talk about sanchez needing to man up, did Rhodes and Jones comments hurt his little feelings, please.you mean the almighty Favre wouldn’t have wanted to play for Rex if he just waited a little longer,No,like many before him, he saw a big payday signing with the jets,well past his prime.

  39. By cgb on Nov 11, 2011 | Reply

    ray, the real problem is the type of play calling the jets have in place. you want to ground and pound control the clock take the short pass, basically take what the defense gives you.that translates into a type of offense that requires long sustained drives,wich lead to an offense that needs to execute to a high level with little room for error.all players need to be near perfect to score alot of points. more noticable is the QB when he throws a pick in the RZ, or fumbles. your right as are many other fans that share their point of view about MS, he needs to be more consistant especially in the RZ.

  40. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Nov 11, 2011 | Reply

    cgb, like it says in the Tao Te Ching: “The Master never expects results, thus he is never disappointed. Because he is never disappointed, his spirit never grows old.” Rooting only goes so far and by the way, my happiness or worry about Sanchez has nothing to do with his performance, that’s called superstition (or neurosis, which Jet fans are expert at). Ironically, Spicer and I only disagree slightly today, he says wait until year 5 to bring in competition and I’d do it next yr if Sanchez doesn’t completely nail it this yr. But like I said about those nights at Shea in my youth, merely rooting or even worse crying, waiting, hoping are for losers. Successful anticipation is critical in sports, and so it is in sports personnel too.

  41. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Nov 11, 2011 | Reply

    Ray, I’m easing up on Spicer today, grateful he’s finally admitted there may well be Life After Sanchez if the guy doesn’t keep getting better. But I must say your 2 posts are admirably hard-nosed and utterly brilliant, where have you been for all these months? To focus just on any player’s stats rather than assess his effectiveness in situations is sheer foolishness or sheer excuse-making, the latter another thing that Jet fans excel at, especially when it comes to their QBs or hometown favorites whose time has come to be shown the door. (TJ was a great example of the latter.) What’s really weird to me is that outplaying opponents in every way but pts and then losing, which MS often sets us up for, is the all-time signature Jet weakness.

  42. By scjoe on Nov 11, 2011 | Reply

    Ray, great point! 14 of 16, ten minutes off the clock and nothing to show for it. That is the perfect indication of how misleading stats can be. In that situation the guarantee of 3 points and the strong possibility of 6 were taken off the board. Now, if that game ended in a 2 or 3 point loss instead of a blow out win, more of the people here who contradict the importance of that pic would be bashing MS more then they are praising him after the fact. Shame on you.

  43. By Jersey Joe on Nov 11, 2011 | Reply

    This is a statement game for the Jets – they need to drive a stake through the heart of this demon once and for all! I’m in Michigan right now, when I mention the Jets they laugh “aren’t they the team that takes turns with Miami for second place in the AFC east” ? Its tough to argue – Jets have to win the division to dethrone the Pats. Sanchez : the perception here is that he’s a winner – his mechanics are poor, he makes bad decisions, throws drive killing picks but – put him in the playoffs and the guy blooms, manages the game well throws some laser shots, runs for first downs and leads the Jets to wins! Imagine how good he would be with a Calvin Johnson , or an Adrian Peterson ? No real Game-breakers on this Offense

  44. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Nov 12, 2011 | Reply

    GaryC, it’s hard to know for sure what was going on with Favre’s arm, certainly Mangini or Schotty never gave a good explanation, not even when he couldn’t throw 10 yds effectively in the loss vs. MIA. But I’m not saying it was that Favre’s feelings were hurt by what TJ and Rhodes said. I’m saying it was stupid for TJ and Rhodes to talk publicly that way, especially after the season. Not only was it too late for it to do any good, they’re talking about Bret Favre, for God’s sake, who has a lot more options than Sanchez is gonna have for awhile. No one can say for sure if he had MIN on his mind all the time, but one can certainly guess that as soon as TJ and Rhodes opened their big mouths, it was easy for Favre to just say, “Who needs this?”

  45. By Charliejet on Nov 12, 2011 | Reply

    OK so my guess is this….. If the Jets win the super bowl this year it does NOT count because Sanchez did not start the games “fast enough”. OK gotcha!
    Hey Mark – 2 and 1/2 seasons in the pros and you are not great or elite yet!?
    How dare you! Buy the way thanks for the 2 AFC championships in a row. I and legions of others know that more good things are yet to come. Remember folks
    there are typical jet fans and there are typical jet fan COMPLAINERS.

  46. By Charliejet on Nov 12, 2011 | Reply

    Correction from the previous – thanks for TAKING us to the 2 AFC championship games in a row…

  47. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Nov 12, 2011 | Reply

    The most typical Jet fan, Charliejet, is he who sees trouble in some aspect of the team’s play but pulls what the shrinks call “reaction formation” to deny the existence of that trouble with all his might, and then is doubly crushed when the team loses because of the manifestation of trouble that he spent so much energy denying — leading him to say “Same Old Jets” and give up, only to start anew a season or 2 later armed with the same denial. And the most common trouble this team has had has been playing better than opponents in the 1st half on every level except pts scored, then losing in the 2nd. The Jets have lost any number of big games this way since their infancy. I for one would like to break with the patterns of childhood.

  48. By scjoe on Nov 12, 2011 | Reply

    Charlie, I guess the rest of the team should also be thanking Sanchez for “taking them to the AFC championship game” two years in a row, with your logic they didn’t have much to do with it.

  49. By Tom Spicer on Nov 12, 2011 | Reply

    Jersey Joe, I could not agree more the guys on this site think our skill position players are the best in the NFL. Meanwhile we downgraded at 2 of our 3 WR spots from last year. Holmes got paid like a top 10 WR this year & he is not 1. Last week the guy made a good catch & the complained about the QB HELLO he is getting paid $50 MIL YOU BETTER catch passes like that. Greene could not beat out a at the end of the line LT last year. He can not pass block or catch passes. He has had 2 good games in 8 games. We also downgraded at right tackle Woody is wat better than Hunter. Next year we need to worry about RB, WR # 2, right tackle & WR # 3 all before we enen start to talk about the QB. I dont care what anyone says if we had Braylon, Cotchery,

  50. By Tom Spicer on Nov 12, 2011 | Reply

    Woody & a RB who can not only run but also pass block & catch passes not only would this O be SIGNIFICANTLY better but Mark would be ranked in the top 10 of NFL QBS.
    Just like you said “No real Game-breakers on this Offense”

  51. By Tom Spicer on Nov 12, 2011 | Reply

    Charliejet, Another brilliant comment last week Mark completed over 70% of his passes & his rating was over 96% but cuase we did not socre right away or “start fast” it was no good. Really WHO CARES! As long as we win & at the end of the game the QB has good numbers does it really matter how he started off?

  52. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Nov 13, 2011 | Reply

    Spicer, you better just pray Holmes doesn’t jump to another team in the next few yrs if you don’t wanna see what he can still do with a QB who can be trusted to consistently put the ball in the right place. The catch Holmes made in the end zone was acrobatic, turning the wrong way and reaching up to catch a pass that was nowhere near where it shoulda been, and then he had the grace to lie like a rug for Sanchez’s benefit and say he threw it well. I don’t usually care about this, but I gotta wonder if you’ve been watching this team for more than a handful of yrs. Any Jet fan of more than 10 yrs knows that playing well but scoring no pts early has been one of the biggest problems in the history of the franchise. Ignore it at your own peril.

  53. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    See what happens against the better teams when you don’t start out strong, Spice?

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