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Frustrated QB: ‘All You Want to Do Is Play Again’

Posted by Randy Lange on November 14, 2011 – 2:25 am

The Jets’ division title hopes suffered a major blow Sunday night and Mark Sanchez pointed the blame at himself.

“We would have liked to win. It would have set us up real well in the division, but unfortunately I didn’t play well enough for this offense to be successful and for us to win,” he said after the Jets dropped a 37-16 contest to the Patriots at MetLife Stadium. “To have two turnovers like that and taking a couple of sacks is never good for our offense. We just didn’t play well enough and hats off to them for playing well.”

Sanchez threw for 306 yards, but he was picked off twice in the second half by Pats LB Rob Ninkovich and those turnovers led to 10 points for the visitors. He was also sacked five times as DE Andre Carter was virtually unblockable with 4.5 sacks.

“We’re not really surprised by them doing anything new,” said LG Matt Slauson. “They always do different stuff against us. They’ll play every game a certain way and then, against us, completely change. It’s obvious that their goal is to beat us badly every time.”

Instead of inside stunts, that Pats executed outside stunts with the tackles and the ends. But the Jets had the Pats on their heels early, moving right down the field on their first possession, only to come up empty when Nick Folk’s 24-yard field goal try sailed left.

After spotting the Patriots an early lead, it seemed like the Jets had weathered the storm late in the second stanza. Sanchez called his own number on a 2-yard keeper and his third rush TD of the season gave the Jets a 9-6 advantage. But they mismanaged the clock as Sanchez called timeout after a second-down play and 1:24 left in the half.

“You can’t do that,” said Sanchez. “We had a running clock and we have to use all the time. It was poor clock management on my part.”

“Time management is an absolutely critical error and that’s my responsibility,” added Rex Ryan.

The Patriots responded with an 80-yard scoring drive and the Jets trailed, 13-9, at the break.

The second half was marked by self-inflicted wounds. First Joe McKnight muffed a punt and that led to a field goal, and then Sanchez threw a little hot to Shonn Greene. Ninkovich corralled the bounce and Tom Brady capitalized with a 57-yard scoring drive that ended on a 5-yard toss to TE Rob Gronkowski in the end zone.

“I threw a little too hard to Shonn. You can’t do that,” said No. 6. “He has good hands, but he’s a halfback. You have to give him a good ball. It bounced right off his head and the ball should be in his numbers. It’s an accuracy thing right there.”

Down, 23-9, late in the third, Sanchez led a 10-play, 71-yard march that culminated on a 7-yard red zone score to Plaxico Burress. But Brady responded with an 8-yard connection to Deion Branch and the Jets were down 14 with just 8:10 remaining.

Two plays later, Ninkovich sent thousands to the exits when he returned his second pick 12 yards for a TD. There would be no magic at the Met on this night.

“He made a pretty good play. He hit Dustin, so I’m going to my checkdown [LaDainian Tomlinson], and he jumped in front of the back and he takes it back for a touchdown,” Sanchez said. “So get to the back quicker or see in front of him and don’t make that throw.”

Sanchez and the Jets had their three-game win streak snapped and they’re 5-4 with a very short week on the horizon. They’ll leave for Denver on Wednesday and will battle the Broncos on Thursday evening in another critical contest.

“I’m just excited to get back out on the field. Anytime you don’t play your best, it’s frustrating, and all that you want to do is play again,” said Sanchez, who got his 306 yards on 20-of-39 passing. “If there’s any time to get rid of a loss quickly, this is the time.

“But we’re going to have our work cut out for us. Denver is playing pretty well, they’re running with some emotion. [Tim] Tebow’s got them playing well, so we need a great road trip. We need to be focused. We need to get rid of this loss and move on and know we have to play well down the stretch.”


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133 Responses to “Frustrated QB: ‘All You Want to Do Is Play Again’”

  1. By Karan on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    The Jets always stink it up on primetime. I hope we recover against Denver. I love Tebow but I’m going to root against him in this one. Division is out of hands now, we have secure a wild-card, someone get Cincy outta there, arghh. Lets go Jets.

  2. By jetfan1 on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    I absolutely loved watching multiple replays of the not fumble play! Especially since not one of the announcers mentioned Maybin beating his man and being hit in the back FOUR TIMES! This same thing had happened earlier in the game, And all I could do was scream at my T.V.! If it were the Jets O line doing the same thing we would’ve been called for momentum and drive killing penalties! I kind of new better but, My hope was that since we were the home team we might be the beneficiaries of some calls against the pats for once. YEAH RIGHT! We are the Jets and we are not allowed to have a supposed first round bust hit (pretty boy) Tom terrific. It is as if BB told his Oline if someone gets bye you tackle them, I doo not blame him. They almost n

  3. By jetfan1 on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Never get flagged when it matters. I am disappointed in the blatant favoritism shown to the pats, How are the Jets going to get over the hump when the defense is tired out and over penalized! when they play other teams the announcers will sometimes even point out how they did not see a penalty committed by a Jet defender but yet they are flagged. For some reason when playing the Pats we are forced to listen to the announcer tell us how Tom Brady asked them to show how much the Jets defense holds and talk about it as these orders were actually being carried out ? I know this will not make BS call better plays nor make MS read a defense better and actually throw to the open receivers, BUT it does kill momentum

  4. By jetfan1 on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    And we all now momentum can be everything! I know I am a homer, but this is Wrong. It is hard enough to win in this league on a level playing field. I once again state How much more amazing this makes the Jets triumphs of the past two seasons even more so. Can someone please clarify when in the NFL rulebook is it o.k. for one player to tackle or shove another player from behind when in a blocking or non-ball handling situation?

  5. By jetfan1 on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    I seam to remember NM getting called for a penalty for getting ran over and trying to put his hands upwards since it was all he could physically do to impede the pass rusher from nailing MS… and he was on his back and did not even slow him down once he was on the ground. Yet our defense has on multiple occasions gotten tackled or shoved from behind and………..NO CALL! NO FLAG! NO NADA!

    :(

  6. By Christopher on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    All 3 phases got beat tonight. The O stunk, the D stunk, and ST stunk.

    Good luck next year Jets, this year is over.

    That opening drive, I blame it all on Sanchez, he didn’t get the ball in the end zone, we come away with 0 points.

    Most of the blame for the loss falls on Sanchez. QB is the weakest position on this team and we cannot overcome that.

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

    I’ll say this about Sanchez, and I’ve liked this about him from the start, he never makes excuses for his play and always takes responsibility. But as Don Banks writes on SI, Rex and the Jets staff sometimes seem hell-bent on making excuses for him, at least in public. I suspect even they’re getting tired of it; Rex’s calling the timeout “the stupidest play in NFL history” at halftime and then taking responsibility for it after the game is an obvious example of a guy trying (and failing) to hide what he really thinks. And then he claims the NE D is better than it looks, as if it’s simply not possible to admit that we couldn’t scheme and execute vs. them. But I guess it’s really about the refs or something, like jetfan1 is telling me…

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

    As for the apologists for Sanchez on this site, I take no pleasure in watching him “come up small in big games,” as Banks writes the Jets must be tired of seeing him do in the regular season. My feeling is simply this: The QBs to play in the last 3 SBs are Warner, Ben R., P Manning, Brees, and Rodgers. At this time and in the near future, it’ll take a QB like that to win the big one. Trying to keep Brady off the field ’cause he’s great is one thing, doing it ’cause your own O can’t consistently score a lot is another. People who think you can go all the way with “a game manager” or without throwing downfield well can dream on. MS will either step up to SB caliber or not, the only question is how much time do you give him to do him to do it.

  9. By Carlos on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Agree with jetfan1 on the “favoritism”from most of the refereeing crews the Pats regularly enjoy.However, last night the Pats didn´t need any helping hand because the Jets did all the work for them.Folk missed a chip shot from what it should have been an opening drive TD.Sanchez did his “Thing” and wrap gifted a picksix in his own Red Zone.And the D “polished” Brady´s shoes but could´t bring him down.A real Team Effort.

  10. By wayne on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    If you didn’t know the names of the QBs playing given NFL game, didn’t watch, but were told one was running for his life and the other wasn’t, and asked to pick the winner, the choice would be obvious………Not beating GQ up today…………HIS OL, THE MOST EXPERIENCED UNIT ON THE TEAM. LET HIM DOWN. There was the question of adjustments when it was obvious that Carter was coming free…….As for the D, as I stated mid week, I thought that the DL was thin, that Brady would see this, and by Q4 eat them up……..The defense, in my opinion played more than admirably, they just didn’t got gassed by the best mind at the QB position……..while GQ showed he was still young giving him extra time to work before half time.

  11. By wayne on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    As for Joe Mcknight, got nothing against the kid. He’s still developing. A kick return and a punt return are two very different animals. I was very surprised to hear that he was placed back there and held my breath as that punt was coming down……..Just couldn’t squeeze it for the kid………I swear to you my first thought was : HE’S GONNA FUMBLE THIS………………………….

  12. By wayne on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    As I said earlier this week, don’t go packing those bags yet and it’s not all aboard for me because this thing could take another turn. This team is thin up front. They need to go win 5 games….I’ll be listening……………As for GQ, boy came to play. His mistakes happened late when he started pressing to make up for the vets letting him down…………CHEER UP BOYS AND GIRLS. IT’S ONLY A FOOTBALL GAME…….REMEMBER WHAT BROKE IN PA LAST WEEK. ALL FOR ALMIGHTY FOOTBALL. Personally, I’m not sure which I enjoy more the joy I get when Jets win or the new misery free Mondays after they lose……

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

    By the way, Jimmer, the draft order is S, OL, WR, LB, over and over for as many picks as we can get our hands on, assuming K Ellis isn’t deported. The next QB pick doesn’t come up for another few yrs depending on how Sanchez does and whether McElroy emerges as genuine competition for the job. Though if I know the Jets, don’t rule out some kind of panic move in the next yr or two like trading Sanchez for a pick and a vet QB. I wouldn’t do it, but that remark Rex made about “You can see what a difference a great QB makes” speaks volumes. He’s gonna get tired of not having one and one way or another, he’s gonna get one even if that QB has a few miles on him. Wouldn’t be surprised to see some eye-openers in the way of trades and cuts, either.

  14. By Jet Blue on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    OK, penalties always go the Pats way when these 2 team play. But, Sanchez needs to go. He is the only QB in the league that backs up as the pressure comes at him. He is horrible. Can’t rollout, or step up, or read defenses. He looks worse than most team’s back-ups. It’s time to call this fight and throw in the towell on Sanchez. Everything else is in place and the window to win the SB is closing. No WR will want to play here with him as the QB. It’s so frustrating to watch this horror show every week. I see fear in his eye, not fire. And why isn’t he talking to his receivers on the sideline instead of riding the stationary bike? Sad times for Jets fans.

  15. By IRA on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    It seems SNF on NBC does not agree with the Jets. Besides that Romo melt down game which they were lucky to win they don’t pay well on SNF.
    Last night its real simple you can’t hand the Pats 17 pts because of turnovers and mistakes and expect to win. End of story. One HUGE mistake they made was not putting Cro on Gronkowski at times. Strickland and Smith were no match for him. Not having Pool could be a problem.
    With all the expectations all week this was one of the worst and must disappointing losses i have had in a long time. besides Pitt last year.

  16. By lenny kott on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    way to come up big in a must win game with the eyes of the nation on you–disappointing you’ll be lucky to get a wild card wow you guys really cant win big games rex ryan must go whatever you are doing to prepare for these big games it isnt working—turnovers turnovers turnovers–i’m done as a fan—good luck–this is my last post–i dont care anymore–have a good life jets i’m breaking up with you and i dont even want to be friends–suffering jet fan no more–hurray i am free

  17. By SAME OL' STORY...SMH on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Well unless New England has a major collapse there goes the division. Heres why, Eric Smith is the worst cover safety i have seen in some time now and him being so small and stiff at the hips doesnt help either. Matt Mulligan, I pray that Shawn Nelson gets over his illness cause Mulligan is the worst pass or run protection TE we have. Even last week against the bills when Brandon Moore gave him a peice of his mind during the game it was for the same misscues we saw last night.

    Last but definitely not least, Sanchez looks like he is regressing to me. Back to back AFC title games and a two targets like Holmes and Burress should bring out a lil more in the kid but i just dont see it him sometimes. Go Gang Green still though…..

  18. By harry-o on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    take back the Pat’s 17 points off turn overs
    give back the jet’s missed FG
    Jets still lost 20-19
    that’s the reality
    as long as brady still has his job
    the jets will always be wild card hopeful

    just beat up on the weaker teams
    play well against the better ones
    hope other teams can knock off the Pats

  19. By Chicago Bob on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Once again the O can’t come thru when we need it. The opening drive could have set the tone however our red zone offense fails again. For those who have faith in Schotty’s ability to teach, all you have to do is look at the 49ers – Jim Harbaugh comes in, takes a QB off of the scrap heap (Alex Smith) and has him playing the best football of his career after many people thought they would cut him – all this after having to put together a new staff and his program in a shortened period due to the strike. Belichick’s entire 1st string defense could be hurt and he would still out-coach Schotty. Still no pass rush from the down 3 – so much was made of Devito coming back – he has no pass rush skills at all – need to draft another DE.

  20. By RexRyaned on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Does anyone think Santonio Holmes is a $48,000,000 BUST yet? Hey Santonio, newsflash – how about one 100 yard game this season. Elite recievers find a way to get open.

  21. By patsfan1 on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    who grabs and pushes more than Revis. Stop being a baby and accept the fact that the Patriots played better than the Jets. It had nothing to do with the referees.

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

    By the way, anybody tempted to buy into Rex’s nonsense about how much better that NE D is than people say should read the piece on ESPN about the incredible number of recent pickups, undrafted free agents, guys who’d never played in an NFL game, and, uh, slightly out of position players (such as Julian Edelman, who at one point actually tacked LT!) in that secondary last night. A good example of Rex spinning anything any damn way he can to keep from REALLY having to take responsibility for something like our weak O, the loss of several of our own DBs this yr without bringing in anyone new of consequence, and of course the ridiculous decision to enter the season without a backup for Mangold.

  23. By no one listens to Blinka on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Sorry but you must put the blame on Rex for this game. A bunch of third stringers beat them up. Four sacks by who?

    I am a loser,
    #54

  24. By Tom Spicer on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    SAME OLD JETS!

  25. By GaryC on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    don’t want to cast any aspersions on anyone but something is wrong when Greene gets as many looks as Keller on passing downs.Again,the jets have to call timeouts when the defense is confused on what set they are supposed to be in.That happens every week. why were the jets falling down around Brady, were they praying to him, was it raining, stay on your feet and make a play.

  26. By GaryC on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    please do not want to hear about the call on Burress, he also got a break last week against buffalo,when you have no speed you will be hand fighting on every passing down, sometimes you get the call,sometimes you don’t.

  27. By Tom Spicer on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Goodbye home field advantage thru out the playoffs, goodbye 2nd seed & first round bye, goodbye 3rd or 4th seed & 1 home playoff game, We now have no shot of winning the division. The Pats by sweeping us are up 2 games with 7 games to go & if you look at the Pats schedule they have no hard games left. For arguments sake lets say the Raiders, Texans, Ravens & Pats win there divisons. We have the same record or worse record than Steelers, Bengals, Titans & Bills. If we EVEN happen to make the playoffs which right now it looks like we have no shot in HELL. We have to go to the Texans, then to the Pats & then to the Ravens. I have a better shot of winning the lotto then this team had of doing that.

  28. By Tom Spicer on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    37 years & no title 37 years I have been a Jet fan & it has been nothing but misery. Will the Jets EVER win a title before I die.

  29. By GaryC on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    jets remind me of a baseball team always hoping the team ahead of them loses, then not being good enough to take advantage themselves when the opportunity affords itself.

  30. By logan on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Well Jet fans not lookng so good now. That missed Folk field goal in the greatl opening drive was a killer, changed the whole game, evident team groan. The ought to dock him a games pay, pitifull. Sanchez reverted to his little boy, rookie persona, of coarse right when we needed him most, not a good Q/B, probably never will be.The offensive line played terreible, The secondary wae just plain bad, blown assignments, blown coverages, blowm formations, this is just poor coaching. I Ilike the way Bellicheck deffered sent a message right off, we do not respect your offense

  31. By Troy on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Jetfan1 , I understand your point on NE getting the no-calls or the Brady talks em into calls, But that had no bearing on the outcome of that typical same ole Jets masterpiece last night , no team knows how to beat themselves more than we do,The coaching staff is abysmal ,and so is our QB, everysingle team outside of ours in 2 games I might add ,has shredded that ne secondary apart ,our guy cant,I wish shotty would have stuck to the ground game more cause greene was ripping off 6 yrds per. why stop whats working?? But Mark inconsistency is the reason this team will never get truly over the hump .the D while still solid is not able to carry like 09 and most part of last yr, There are a million things that could be said right now ,cont..

  32. By Troy on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    cont… but really the only thing I want to know is how you can be so focused and fired up all week building up to this game , and completely look like a bad unfocused constantantly looked lost on D how many times did brady quick snap and hit branch with no one on him and then the bomb to OCho early where theyhad trips to one side and we only had 2 defenders over there?? GOOD TEAMS DONT PLAY LIKE THIS and make these type of HIgh school errors..Either woody needs to blow the whole thing up and start fresh from GM to REx and QB, or Rex needs to after season make these changes if he’s kept HC, Mangini only got 3 yrs and Rex’s team is regressing. This loss will linger to,the mental state of the team reminds of “94″ after the fake spike snap 0-5

  33. By Allan O'Dane on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Why do we keep making excuses for Sanchez? He is in his 3rd year in this offense. The improvement should be showing now. Granted I will give him that fact he lost two wideouts, but come on! Is Sanchez a bonofide starter or just a good back-up qb? I am not going to put all the blame of this lost on him, they stunk on all 3 phases last night. Let’s see how he does at the end of the season. If he doesn’t play up to standards I personally believe that the Jets should look into trading for Peyton (if he is 100%) for at least 3-4 yrs. Wishful thinking………sighhhhhh. Just not sold Sanchez is the answer, or it could be the OC..I just don’t know. We had a chance to take hold of our division and they let it slip away.

  34. By BigC on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Watched another Jets choke. Still waiting for Sanchez to step it up once again. Stats looked good but once again when the offense needed a big play it slips right through their hands. How is it the rookie in cincy who has a rookie reciever he throws to makes the plays when he has to. Jets fans have been waiting for a more consistent Sanchez for 3 season now. I hope McElroy gets a shot next season because this act is getting old fast

  35. By long beach mike on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    The Jets had control of the AFC East in their hands until the game started. This team has no character, no moral fortitiude, no guts. A quality team wins last night’s game. The Jets barely showed up.

    I loved Sanchez’ post-game, lockerroom interview. At the end I thought he was going to say…”We’re still going for ice cream, right?”

  36. By cgb on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    jets had all night to do the right thing,they just couln’t. great first drive, missed chip shot. jets defense tough for most of 1st half 2 field goals, and then that late drive to end the 1st half. thats when the tide started to change. the 2nd half was terrible on all fronts ST, and offense TO plus not being able to rattle t.brady was the difference. We need to forget about this one real quick. Still alot of season ahead of us.

  37. By sal1 on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    I just want to say that I am very disapointed. I thought we would have this game. Sanchez will never win a superbowl. We were in the game except three huge turnovers. Now I’m afraid for the Denver game. Good-bye to the division again. I put all the blame on Sanchez for this one and one bad play from McKinght.

  38. By Tom Spicer on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Andre Carter had 4 1/2 sacks coming into this game he DOUBLED his season total & now has 9 cause he had 4 1/2 sacks last night vs us. Is he good all of a sudden of is Wayne Hunter THAT BAD YOU TELL ME?

  39. By 38 year fan on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Schotty must go , sorry , but this is unacceptable .

  40. By 38 year fan on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    How can we have guys unblocked on the line? We need to start over from the ground up.

  41. By NGfromMY on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    There’s no clipping at the line of scrimmage…

  42. By 38 year fan on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    There is 0 pass rush …brady wasn’t touched , that is a failure

  43. By Mike V on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    You guys are missing the point. Another critical loss with really only one person to blame – Sanchez. The Jets played well enough to win even with the defensive miscues (several dropped picks and missed sacks) and special team errors. If Schotty is going to open it up Sanchez has to do his part. In Namath’s third season he was breaking records left and right. Sanchez is an error prone (fumbles, picks) game manager who can’t read defenses. Not a good combo. How does Sanchez not understand clock management? Truth he be told Schotty shares the blame too. A game plan predicated on passing against a defense that is so thin it has no reserves? Ground and pound! Slow the game down! Wear out the defense. Rex, Listen to Namath!

  44. By russ on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Do the Jets know that New England has worst defense? Do they know which players on defense are on the field? Do they call plays to take advantage of players missing? New England does! Do Jets know how to speed up their offense? Can shon green catch a football, or kyle Wilson ? games was a horrible display of inadequate preparation, lethargy and not taking advantage of opportunity….NOT ONE PLAYER WANTED TO BE A FIRST PLAcE TEAM. They were awfull…………………

  45. By robertpapalia on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    I think this loss to the Patriots proves one thing. The Jets are never going to win a championship so long as Mark Sanchez is the quarterback. The Colts will wind up with the worst record in the league thie year and probably will draft Andrew Luck with the #1 pick. The Jets should inquire whether Payton Manning if healthy is available. It`s worth a shot.

  46. By Dennis Cupo on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    I am so sick of being humiliated by the Pats. Some weeks back I said that the
    O line needs to coached up, it still does. Our offense is still vanilla, the Pats trips
    had our “experienced” D lost so we give their busted up D plain old, same old.
    Sanchez is a 50/50 QB at best, for every good play 1bad.
    Why not try covering Grabowski with Cromardi ? How about help over the top?
    Why let one guy beat you single handed while he’s rubbing your face in it ?
    Now we need to hope no, pray, that we don’t loose to some one that has 3 wins
    or less ! Lastly, Shotty is the worst !

  47. By scjoe on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    The Jets did not lose that game because of bad officiating. There were many factors, but that was not one of them. I have been following this team for 51 years now and the bottom line is they don’t rise to the occasion when it matters most. Excuse me, they did do it ONCE (1/12/1969) Everything pointed to a win last night, the home crowd, the way the Jets have been playing, the way the Pats have been reeling, the fact that the Pats had the #32 D and were missing a few starters to boot, but, it did not happen. 14 points scored, at home against the worse rated D in the league. How? Why?

  48. By Hans on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    all im gonna say is that we were let down…and that we deserved much better than this…

  49. By frank on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Not a very good new england team, speaks volumes…

  50. By wayne on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    IF YOU HAVE TO DEPEND ON THE OFFICIALS TO WIN A GAME, YOU DON’T DESERVE TO WIN IT.

  51. By steven on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    I’ve been a Jet’s fan since Bill Parcells and I’ve been suffering for years with the SOJ teams. Ryan said he was going to play ground and pound football with the Patriots like they did in Buffalo. He said he was going to run out the clock and keep Brady off the field and that is the way to win. Well I can’t believe that Mark Sanchez is allowed to throw throw throw and not get first downs like usual. When that first drive went without any points I knew how the game was going to end. With all the talent on this team, to play stupid is to make me stupid to watch. I decided last night I would end the decades of suffering by giving up my fanship of the New York Jets. I am no longer a fan and will never watch another game, ever. GOOD BYE

  52. By wayne on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    WON’T PILE ON TODAY…………….You can’t beat Tom Brady if you can not hit him. Plain…….Simple…………………………Thin DL and spotty offense going forward, will make this an adventure to the end….I will not say this team won’t make playoffs, but it’s going to be a serious challenge…..

  53. By GaryC on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    throughout the years,jets have been humbled by Marino, then Kelly now Brady, face it, the jets are the cubs of football.whatever can go wrong,will go wrong.

  54. By fran on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    jets are a full of themselves team that will never win a thing

  55. By logan on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Little boy, rookie Sanchez should not be re-signed at the end of his contract I said it before and I will say it again I don’t know how or why he was drafted so high, or why the Jets were so high on him, he should be a backup some where not a starter in the NFL. With all the offensive weapons (except “boy rookie”) the Jets have, the scoring problem can be traced to one source – Shotty, bad offensive coaching, bad offensive play caliing.and, bad preperation. I never liked Folk either always have to hold your breath with him, surprised he got off to such a good start, watch him revert back to form. YOU CANNOT MISS THE CHIP SHOTS – NO ONE WILL BLAME YOU IF YOU MISS A 45 YARDER.I COULD OF HIT THAT.

  56. By lou on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    I am i die-hard Jets fan and all I can say is this team let us down real bad. Getting beat is one thing, but getting destroyed is another thing. We can’t ever handle playing in prime time, (EXCEPT PLAYOFFS), and have way too many mistakes.Also, I hate to say this but they will never be near ready to go play a good game in 4 days, flying to Denver, after this crushing defeat. I hope I’m wrong.

  57. By jetfan1 on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    @NGfromMY Thank you! You are the only one who attempted to answer my ? But I cannot believe this to be true! I saw an episode of sound fx where one of the zebras were telling Rex about Mulligan and how he was putting his hands outside
    of the defenders shoulders, and he was going to call a penalty if he saw it again! (don’t get me started on mulligan, I had high hopes for him and now I only count the days till he is released) not to mention all the flags on W. Hunter! (he is up and down,But unfortunately in todays NFL you cannot keep everybody from last years team) Yes, the team laid an egg last night,And yes Either Schotty or Sanches has to go since they obviously are getting nowhere fast 1 step forward 2 steps back,But The reason I poste

  58. By jetfan1 on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    d what I did is the fact that Everyone knows the difference in TB when you rattle him early, And it would’ve not only killed that drive but also would’ve gotten the crowd into a frenzied status! MOMENTUM can be everything in football!

  59. By Steve on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    I see a lot of people on this blog want to cry about unfair penalties and calls against the Jets… The bottom line is the Jet players and coaching staff were not prepared for this game at all, as evidenced by the defense not even being lined up at times when Brady got the snap. Championship teams step up when big games are on the line, and the Jets I’m sorry to say are not a championship team. They had the opportunity to control their destiny and take the division lead on their home field, and failed miserably. And, against a supposedly weak defensive team missing two starters. If you can’t get up for a game like that and play your best, you deserve to lose. After the last interception on MS, I couldn’t even watch anymore.

  60. By hammer on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Is anyone else fed up with this garbage?? Sick and tired of year after year looking like the Keystone Cops everytime a “must win” game comes along. This is how Rex has the team “prepared “?? Sorry to say but after so many long frustrating years they will allways be the same old Jets. Im taking the wife out to dinner thursday night, wont be wasting my time in front of the TV watching them lose to Denver.

  61. By GaryC on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    what happened, I thought when the jets drafted wilkerson and ellis they had the second coming of merlin olson and deacon jones,what a wasted year this is for Ellis, but like I said early in the year size isn’t everything and the Meac conference isn’t the SEC.

  62. By logan on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Gary C- my sentiments exactlly, not to mention all the lousy coaches we went throught and all the lousy quarterbacks we went through. and all the wasted great talent I started to make a list in my mind and it iust staggering

  63. By nytitan on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Very sad & pathetic performance last night.Next year’s draft is so critical. we all know what are needs are but does Tannenbaum & Rex? Pass rush is 1st and foremost, ol, stud receiver( with size) and qb maybe in the 3rd or 4th rd. Mcelroy is not the answer he’s to small.Not throwing in the towel just yet. remember last year’s NE butt kicking we took. Stop trying to pass to hands of stone Greene, that’s where Mcknight comes in. Sad to say it but LT is done, I live in San Diego and have always admired the player he “was” and the person he is. Schedule is very soft, but I’m afraid we might have to win no less then 6 to make playoffs.

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

    I don’t know about going after Manning, but I have to say it’s good to see some people on this site losing some of their previously-cherished illusions, such as: That you can win the SB without an elite QB or an explosive O; that you can rely constantly on the D to bail you out; that Schotty has anything like a stellar record as an OC for this team; and that Sanchez is making so much progress this yr. As long as our QB looks so confused and tentative so much of the time, there should be no talk of our allegedly deficient weapons on O. What would be interesting to see is whether McElroy or someone else can get more consistent results out of the RBs and WRs we have now. Rex is starting to sound just upset enough to give that a shot in 2012.

  65. By logan on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    great one LONG BECH MIKE….. “and with sprinkles right????…..”

  66. By Frank on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Ok let me see…Rex says he developed the formula for beating Brady and the Pats that everyone else had success with but we get swept? Sanchez-Not couldn’t get it done against the Pat’s JV squad. They were about to drag Rodney Harrison out of the booth because they ran out of DB’s. The bottom line is Sanchez absolutely is NOT A GOOD QB. His accuracy is atrocious Holmes walks in with a TD on the first drive if he doesn’t have to make a leaping twisting acrobatic catch. He failed to properly call the line blocking and failing to step up in the pocket leading to some of the sacks, the TO at the half and on and on. Bottom line his mechanics stink! Not getting Cutler a few years ago was a huge mistake I have said ad nauseum the last few years

  67. By Frank on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    It was astonishing to see how unprepared and undisciplined this team played last night with all that was on the line. This team never wins these type of games…getting blown out by the Pats the second game last season…the Dolphins a few years ago and so on….as a matter of fact I am getting a sense this team right now is about to experience the Marino spike play syndrome losing the destiny they controlled…ready to implode the rest of the season. We will see how they respond on Thursday a loss to the Broncos and the season will be on the brink.

  68. By GaryC on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    hoping the play of sanchez and play calling of shotty does not lead to keller wanting to play elsewhere.seeing he is from the midwest,and bears need a tightend to replace Olsen,he could be dreaming of playing with Cutler and having a coordinator like Martz. too many games where Keller is a non factor.

  69. By scjoe on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    64, you were prophetic on your quote “before” the game about the coverage ability of our safeties because that was the worse display of safety coverage that I have ever seen in all the years I have been following the NFL. Of course that was only one of the many meltdowns in this most recent debacle. Funny thing, I was speaking to a friend of mine, who happens to be a Pats fan, and I do believe he summed it up perfectly, he said “stats aside, Mark Sanchez just does not have “IT” Having IT, for a QB may not show up on any stat sheet, but it goes a long way in winning championships. I happen to agree

  70. By Christopher on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    If we had lost this game 45-42 or something like that, then maybe there would be some hope, but 16 points against the worst defense in the NFL. I hate to say it but I was praying Sanchez would get hurt, even Brunell at this point would be an upgrade.

    I see some blaming Folk for the missed field goal, cmon, we overcame that and took the lead, but our weak D couldn’t even hold them to a FG to keep it tied at the half. Besides it was Sanchez’s fault we didn’t score a TD on that opening drive. Sanchez got gun shy in that opening drive, didn’t want to throw his reciever open, oh wait, that means you have to be accurate with the ball. If a receiver isn’t wide open Sanchez doesn’t throw it, scared to turn the ball over, that is no way to play.

  71. By scjoe on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    I see a lot of frustration on the radar today, and rightfully so. Being a true realist of course I don’t believe in curses, or being snake bitten, and things of that nature. But at some point you have to begin to wonder what is going on with this team. There just has been so many times in big games, such as this one, that this team simply self destructs. So many signs pointed to a big win Sunday night and it just turned out to be “same ol results” This is not the end of the season by any means, it just makes it harder to get to where you want to be, you know, like the past two seasons.

  72. By Christopher on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    oh, and for all those that want to hold out hope for this season, you’re just kidding yourself. The Jets have no shot this year. If we win out, we end the year 12-4 and that probably makes a wild card, but 1 more loss and 11-5 will not make the playoffs, we will lose out on tie breakers. All of our losses have been in the AFC. Considering we couldn’t even show up on our home field and couldn’t score on the NFL’s worst defense, I am confident this team will not win out, end of season. See you all next year, hopefully Shotty will be gone too. No Jet team has made the playoffs 3 years in a row, why would that change now?

  73. By russ on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    this one hurt… offense played w/o intensity and slow play calling..truly a team w/o leadership on offense….next game

  74. By jetfan1 on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    o.k. Hammer! LOL! As long as that place you are taking her to dinner has a T.V. with NFL network on it. and I don’t think they will lose to denver! Tebow has to throw the ball more then 8 times a game to get the calls Brady does! Although just mentioning Denver brings up another point. Why didn’t the jets sign up for the traded WR? They do not stretch the field enough! It Would’ve been awesome to watch BS and MS misuse and waste some more talent!

  75. By scjoe on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Being past the halfway point there are not a whole lot of changes you can make. I think a change is needed at RT and at Safety but those changes are not on this roster. The one change that needs to be made right now is that b/u TE spot where Mulligan just can not get it done. As for our starting TE? Has anyone seen all of those nightmare match ups for opposing defenses that we were led to believe would be the case, because I sure have not.

  76. By davetharave on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    As scjoe said, EVERYTHING pointed to a win last night, and yet the Jets came up absolutely and positively empty. EMPTY !! I rate last night as one of the worst disasters in Jet history on every and all levels. There is nothing positive to take away from this disaster and recovery is going to be difficult at best. Not allowing a one dimensional QB (actually he’s got about half a dimension) who can’t pass the football to beat us on Thursday night would, I suppose, be a good start but even if we win this game then what ?

  77. By hawkfist on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Sanchez is not mentally tough enough to play consistantly. He is either going to have to wake up, or someone on this team is gonna have shake it put of him ASAP. The moves made in the offseason were “ridiculous” they did “nothing” to make this team better. The safeties are too slow, the LB were eaten up in the middle because they have no pass rush from any of the front three. There is no receiver on the team that scares anyone going deep, so it’s easy to stop the run. The offense is “offensive” they’ve yet to learn to create schemes for Keller who is the best pass catcher on the team. Ryan needs to wake up and get to be a complete coach instead of just a defensive coach. This team will be 9-7 “at best”. STICK A FORK THEY’RE DONE, SEASO OVER

  78. By long beach mike on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Thanks LOGAN. No sprinkles this time but if he is good and behaves on the plane ride to Denver we may let him play in the snow……..build a snowman maybe!

  79. By Another Tom on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    We were simply out coached and out played! the Pats made adjustments and executed their game plan PERFECTLY. We need to move on and focus on Denver. I think We have a very realistic shot at the play offs..

  80. By jetfan1 on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    I am ecstatic about the fact that a whole lot of front running fans are showing there true colors as fans! YELLOW! Obviously not Green or White as it should be!

  81. By sal1 on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Ya know, I see Rex losing that ability to want players to play here. And not because of Rex, but because Sanchez can’t throw a ball to 2 good receivers and keller and because Schotty is clueless. I dispise the Patriots and everything they stand for and if I could I’d quaterback for the Jets myself… at least I would of ran the clock b4 callen that timeout. I still believe in Rex. And i talked mad smack to my cusin who’s a Pats fan, and now he’s rightfully-so talken smack to me. Thanks Jets, I had……. faith in you. Wildcard???

  82. By jetfan1 on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Please all of you front runners and favre fans that found the Jets in the last three or four years, Stay home sell your tickets at a discount to us real fans who live and die with the team! Let a real fan enjoy some jet football where we actually have a chance! even though half of you have given up! I say good rid-dens. And no offense(pun intended) all of this same ol jets talk is sickening and a big reason for the results we are getting! In the stands. On the radio. And will eventually come to haunt us on the field and in the free agent market! JUST STOP IT! And let woody see that the offense is broken with MS and BS running it! We as fans can call the plays ahead of time, That’s without studying tape as other defenses do!

  83. By jetfan1 on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    SAME OL’ JETFANS

  84. By Gabriel on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    With the divison title going to the pats now the Jets best shot to the playoffs is the wild card..again. I am very frustrated and we all have the right to be. The Jets shot themselves in the foot. None of the players excuted their assignments at all. I did see some good things in there with Mo getting in the backfeild to stop running backs and aaron maybin almost getting sacks, the playcalling and mark sanchez were great, the recievers were doing great. Turnovers and mistakes killed us though. WE have to WIN all our games from here on out in order to ensure our playoff survival chances. Come Rexy I believe in you and Sanchise please dont let me and the other jet fans down. We still have faith in you guys come on!!

  85. By GUS on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Ive been a jet fan since they were the titans, so i know about frustration. i thought with rex and some of the players hes asemble we would finally have a team to get behind , im not jumping off the band wagon but from the start i wasnt a sanchez fan and im certanley not now he looks lost wow im telling everyone now we wont win the big one with this guy. and dont tell me about his playoff record hes going to kill us

  86. By jetfan1 on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t think they will lose to denver! Tebow has to throw the ball more then 8 times a game to get the calls Brady does! Although just mentioning Denver brings up another point. Why didn’t the jets sign up for the traded WR Brandon Lloyd? They do not stretch the field enough! It Would’ve been awesome to watch BS and MS misuse and waste some more talent!

  87. By Tom Spicer on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Where can I start TERRIBLE JOB by the O & the D with EVERYTHING ON THE LINE AT HOME! First the D this is the 4th time this year you gave up 30 plus points. This is the 4th time this year you got your but handed to you on a platter. Like everyone knows we have no pass rush & the worst pair of safteys in the entire NFL. Is this a Rex Ryan D or NOT! On O the O line terrible AGAIN this is the 5th time out of 9 games that you got DOMINATED. You gave up 5 sakcs to the Pats 5. The Pats had 15 sacks in 8 games coming into last night to give up 5 sacks to them is PITIFUL. Wayne Hunter STINKS! Greene is not a starting caliber NFL back he can not pass block / pick up the blitz & he can not catch a pass for his life he cause a pcik last night with his

  88. By jetfan1 on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    BRING BACK BRAYLON HE PLAYED WITH HEART! I know character issues and all he went deep and he went up and got the ball!

  89. By Tom Spicer on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    stone hands. Mark I dont care if you had 300 passing yards & 2 TDS. You can not complete 50% of your passes & you can not throw pic 6′s. Take a sack or use your ability to scramble & run out of the pocket & make a play or throw it away. Schotty your play calling is terrible. Chung there saftey was out & Mcourty went out WHY where we not attacking there backup corner? Why were we not going after there safteys? Mccourty goes out the first thing I am doing is going deep vs him with Plax or Holmes or both!

  90. By jetfan1 on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    At least Sanchez had confidence in him! And we cannot blame the character issues either! Shoot we have plax, Cro, And the steelers have big ben

  91. By Tom Spicer on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    O line is terrible this is the 4th time this year the QB has gotten sackded 4 or more times.

  92. By jetfan1 on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    I do not thin Rex will call out the fans or the zebras. He has enough to worry about with the at times porous O-line, and an inept O.C. As well as on too many occasions an inept QB!
    But with that being said I am a die hard real jets fan and will root for them till the bitter end! Or Rex will fix this crap and the end will not be bitter!
    :)

  93. By joe on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Time for all of us to face the facts.History dictates (unless a defence has hall of famers all over the place) for a team to win the Superbowl it MUST have an elite QB.With over 40 games under his belt Sanchez is an AVERAGE AT BEST NFL QB.(who we used draft picks to trade up to get.Another great move to rank up there with Ghosten,Duccasse ,Wilson picks

  94. By Ryan on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    all the people hating on sanchez might want to stop and think about when everyone said eli manning wasnt good enough and in his 4th year he won a superbowl, its mark sanchez’s 3rd year! he has time everyones putting way to much pressure on him to soon, in a year or two hes going to be better then brady, just wait and watch

  95. By Lydia on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Watching this game was a huge disappointment. I expected so much better especially with so much on the line. However, call me crazy, I think Sanchez still has potential. He went to a school that practically manufactures football players (I’ll concede he played for a short time but that can no longer be an excuse) and he has the athletism. I believe the problem lies with Schotty, he is a horrible OC. Give Sanchez someone who he can actually work with and effectively coach him and he will pull through. Think about it, Alex Smith on the 49er’s was practically on the verge of being cut because of their horrible season last year. Look at them now, with Hardbaugh their 8-1 and Smith is playing very well. Can’t you see what good coaching gets you?

  96. By Chris on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    After 35 years of disappointment as a Jet fan, I have given up hope of them ever being champions. This team simply does not know how to play like champs. If Sanchez hasn’t learned how to throw accurately by now, he’s a lost cause. And no matter what moves they make, they NEVER have a pass rush; the last time they had a solid pass rush was the New York Sack Exchange in the early 80′s. Sanchez wants to play again? Well, I want to go back to my childhood and pick a REAL team to root for. Mark my words: the Jets will lose, badly, at Denver. They will not make the playoffs and they will be lucky to finish 8-8. They are not that good, and they never have been,

  97. By superhumanjet on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Iv’e been a jet fan since the ’67 season. They practiced 5 miles from my house. Last night was horrible, dreadful, painful beyond words. I coached football also in my time and I agree with most of what you are saying but to come down so hard on Sanchez baffles me. He didn’t have a great game but he was the reason we were in the game until the fourth Q. First drive sanchez threw them down the field; he hits Holmes on a dig route; two defenders collide; Holmes should walk into the end zone Instead he gets tackled by the 12 yard line, no one touched him. A run and 2 passes later no one was open (burris was double covered) and folk misses a field goal. That’s not MS fault.

  98. By Mike V on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    One more thing, if we had kept Favre and used the Sanchez draft pick for something we need – like a pass rusher – we would have won another Super Bowl by now. Remember, it was our choice to release Favre, we didn’t have to and everyone knew he was going to play again. Maybe we can package Sanchez and a draft pick and trade for Sam Bradford? Or go after Payton Manning if he becomes expendible (and if he can still play)? Hate to say it but MS is just a confused, immature, kid and his prioriies don’t seem to include becoming a better QB. I am so sick of slow starts and stupid mistakes. MS is in his third year! In JWN’s third year he passed for 4,007 yards and in his fourth year he won the SB. MS is simply not maturing as a pro QB! ENOUGH!

  99. By superhumanjet on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    In many pass plays our great recievers couldn’t get open from 3rd srting Def backs. Sanchez got sacked on a blitz to Holmes side’ that’s an easy read for a veteran reciever, run a hot slant route. Instead he runs a 20 yard out and Sanchez has NO ONE to throw to. Carter is a washed up never has been player who no one wanted and gets 4 1/2 sacks; that’s more than anyone on our squad has for the entire season. I counted Two TD’s that Brady should have hit but was off target. I could give 15 more examples of little things in the game that hurt us but to lay this all at Sanchez’s feet is wrong and misguided. I worked 12 hours today and was upset over the game all that time. We lost but everybody had a huge hand in that.

  100. By joe on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    For those people that think some of us a putting too much pressure on Sanchez too soon -it was his very own coach who guaranteed us a SUPERBOWL win every year the past 3 years and failed to come thru.

  101. By BigC on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    I’m glad to read that everyone is agreeing on Sanchez not being the QB everyone in the Jets organization wants him to be. Just tired of watching him making the same dumb mistakes he always makes. You think he would learn something after this long in the league. If the Jets resign him then I’ll think about boycotting the Jets until they get rid of this bust. Please let McElroy get a shot. With some of the vets getting older it’s time to rebuild and please start at the QB position. I guess Pete Carroll was correct when he said Sanchez wasn’t ready for the NFL. I guess no one in the Jets organization heard that comment.

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

    Well, Spicer, good to see you talking more real about Sanchez. The reason I focus so much on him, Rex, and Schotty is ’cause though we have two of the worst cover S in the NFL (right, scjoe), our biggest problems are all on O. I’d fire Schotty as soon as we’re out of the playoffs if we are and try MS next yr with a new OC but as GaryC pts out, O guys are gonna start bailing if this goes on too long. At least as many excuses can be made for Dalton and Newton in this strike yr yet they show a better 4-qtr sense of the game than Sanchez has in all but his best games. Football being the business it is now, ticket holders will start fleeing if something doesn’t change big-time in Sanchez by next yr. Rex sounds like he’s starting to get it.

  103. By superhumanjet on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    OK guys if you want to stop being a Jet fan fine, get out and stop posting. Being a Jet fan for over 40 years I know frustation and then some. Iv’e been a ranger fan just as long and ’94 was sweet, then nothing since. Manning and brady are great but have one thing in common, they have Olines who don’t let them get sacked. Remember the 2002 playoff game Jets 41 indy 0 Manning getting pressure all game? They both crumble under pressure, if we had switched QB’s last night we still would have lost and Brady would be crying about having no time to throw.

  104. By joe on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Ps Rex enough of the guarantees and idiotic statements(can someone besides ourselves beat New England )we re all tired of your failure to deliver.No one ever heres a peep out of Tomlin,Bellicheck,Coughlan,Dungy ect .Those guys ACTUALLY WIN SUPERBOWLS not talk about winning them.They dont go on TV shows like HARDKNOCKS because things like that are nothing but distractions

  105. By jetfan1 on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Can we have the ice cream now? LOL!

  106. By MiIKE on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    It seems the Jets don’t know what they are. They thrive on D but have 0 pressure on Brady. They say the are ground and pound but go shotgun on 2nd and 4. Sanchez will not get this team on his shoulders and win a championship unless we pick up studs everywhere else on the field. They have a much better shot at winning, running 40 times a game than waiting for MS to have great game. THEY NEED A PASS RUSHER.

  107. By jetfan1 on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    The receivers CANNOT get open when O-line is giving up sacks or constant pressure. Also the receivers cannot get open if the O.C. draws up plays that take to long to develop! AND most of all when the receivers are open MS is just not seeing them, throwing to a covered or double covered player, or just flat out missing the throws! I want to like him and will root for him as long as he bleeds green, But some of his play is scary!

  108. By Mike V on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Good points superhumanjet BUT MS is the reason we didn’t score on the first drive. MS is the reason the Pats scored with 9 seconds left in the half. MS is the reason he was sacked four times (you have to step up into the pocket… if you roll out you have to be aware of where the pressure is coming from – see Brady for an example)… and he also quite obviously can’t read defenses which doesn’t help. You are right in saying that you can’t blame everything on Sanchez, and there is plenty of blame to go around (Schotty), but the game was there to be won if MS had been up to the task. He’s not a leader, he is still unbelievavly raw, he doesn’t understand the game, and he usually disappears for big chunks of the game. I am a Fan since ’65.

  109. By tampajet on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    shotties poor game plan again.run the ball,and what happen to the screen pass.we can win a game 35to3 we can win 9 to 0 we just cant win 38 to 35.dont get it.i believe you play to your strength not the other teams weakness.we are a 35 run and 25 pass team.shotty cant call a game ,he does not keep you off balance .we have to much respect for teams.but even then we gave it up 3 times and let a fumble go and 2 int.1 of the int should have been pick 6.stay strong .GO JETS!!!!!

  110. By harry-o on Nov 15, 2011 | Reply

    caliber teams
    have caliber QB’s
    Payton, Drew, Ben, Tom, Aron.
    we know who they are.

    until the jets get one of there own
    be content with just a good jets team
    not a great one

    when have you ever heard ” the path to the super bowl is through the new york jets.” or ” the jets are the team to beat.”

    ask any of those guyz above, they’ll tell ya how to get to he super bowl.

  111. By Gabriel on Nov 15, 2011 | Reply

    This is seriously laughable that some “smart” and “wise” Jet fans are suggesting we trade for peyton manning or sam bradford! that is hilarious and there talking like their pro head coaches and use to play for the NFL. Its things like these that make me think ALL 32 fan bases are just bad. I defend our fan base all the time but when we talk with your behind its hard to defend you guys. Stop bickering and complaning like old woman. Seriously get a grip and move on to the thursday game at the broncos Jet fans or so called jet fans. I would love to see you all try to do the jobs of the coaches and players on this team.Come on people think! And for the record Brett Farve retired and chose not to go to the Jets again, he tore his bicep too.

  112. By westcoastJET28+ on Nov 15, 2011 | Reply

    Now that my head has stopped from spinning and I’m a little more coherent, I’m able to look beyond our lose Sunday night despite how frustrating and extremely disappointing it was. I’m kind of not too worried. I think if we can win at least 6 of these last 7 games, we can make the post-season once again. CIN has to play BAL 2x, PIT and HOU (hopefully with a health Schaub) those are all potential loses or if BAL just keeps losing, we definitely have a chance. I’m not gonna state the obvious problems anymore, everybody here already knows what they are and we see them almost every week.

  113. By paul pgfig01 on Nov 15, 2011 | Reply

    I swear some of you fans a delusional I love the Jets but let’s be realistic, to many inconsistencies for this team to make a serious run plus I the Jets have blown many chances to be seeded #1 and when it matters the most they fail to execute. Either some of you are new fans and haven’t suffered long enough or a very optimistic people. I hope for the best but will not bank on it.

  114. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Nov 15, 2011 | Reply

    superhumanjet, though the protection for Sanchez has been bad, 3 yrs in he’s starting to look Clemens-like in terms of pocket presence. As Cimini rightly pointed out, his sense of the pocket was awful Sunday and in some cases he walked right into sacks. By contrast, Brady’s pocket presence is magnificent, as you saw on Sunday. Unless you actually slam him to the ground, he finds open guys and hits them. I’m not saying MS should be anywhere near Brady on this or any other level yet, but let’s not oversimplify. MS is still making very green mistakes and most of the Jet fans I know agree with what Clowney said a few months ago, that they can tick off the plays to come as they watch the game because of Schotty’s bad calls and MS’s weak play.

  115. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Nov 15, 2011 | Reply

    Backing you up, jetfan, and again to you, superhumanjet: There was a series in the late 2nd qtr, I think it was, that was like Sanchez’s Greatest Hits of Ineptitude. 1st he threw on the sidelines to Plax, I think, when there was nothing and he was lucky to avoid a pick. Then he threw to the wrong side of Greene short over the middle. (Why we throw short over the middle to SG instead of screens to McKnight, who’s twice as fast, is beyond me.) Then he stared down Plax on a slant so everybody in the park knew he was throwing there, trying to force it in without ever considering another target. This is NOT the way any 3rd-yr backup, much less starter, should play in a single series! And this why Rex is starting to lose his patience with MS…

  116. By jetsfan80 on Nov 15, 2011 | Reply

    Why do you build me up, buttercup? I had super high hopes for this game. In defense of Hunter, Tom, I think Carter was beating our pro-bowl T for those 4.5 sacks. Haven’t watched the tape, but I think Fergy was getting burned by Carter, not Hunter. I don’t expect Sanchez to be elite, but I’ve said it before on here, you can’t turn the ball over! Someone else posted last week that we had to pass first b/c of the weak pass d we were playing. I’m telling you I don’t care if their pass d is ranked 1,000th in the world we are a play-action pass team. We must run the football to set up the pass. 17pts off t/o’s. If Sanchez waits to call the 1st half timeout, maybe 3 pts instead of 7 for the Pats before the half. Coulda won if not for mistakes.

  117. By jetsfan80 on Nov 15, 2011 | Reply

    The sad thing is, I think Schotty would have run it more in the 2nd half if not for the turnovers putting us more than two scores behind. I hope our Jets can bounce back to beat the Broncs Thurs. I don’t know how, but Tebow just continues to win out there. One thing’s for sure, we shouldn’t need half of our team to consist of DBs in this one. Bring the big boys and make Tebow learn the hard way that this is not college football. DL and LBs must be physical. Let’s go get a win and hope for the best. Remember the miracle, guys. Remember the miracle. Anything can happen with 7 games left. Eternally optimistic, jetsfan80. J-E-T-S….JETS!JETS! JETS! By the way, Branch, somebody owes you a hard hit for your antics in the end zone.

  118. By Tom Spicer on Nov 15, 2011 | Reply

    Mike V, Even thou Mark has to get some of the blame for this loss. To say he is the reason the Pats scored right before half time is wrong. The bad D that gave up 30 plus points for the 4 time in 9 games is the reason they scored & if you are refffering to the timeout. In todays New York Post page 78 & 79 it says he was told to take the time out. So that is on Schotty not Mark. Also he was sacked 5 times not 4 times by a team with no pass rush & for you to say that is on him is just wrong how about putting the blame on a bad O line. BE FAIR!

  119. By belichicksbullies on Nov 15, 2011 | Reply

    i agree’letts send ‘jetfan1′ to the dairy queen so he /she can have a dilly bar.

  120. By jetsfan80 on Nov 15, 2011 | Reply

    I agree, Spicer. Both sides of the ball were to blame for this loss. The D did not give up the pick six and couldn’t help the McKnight fumble that led to a field goal, but the other 27 pts are on them. Too many big plays given up to the TE…and what’s up with the 50 yard pass play given up to Chad “Disappearing/Reappearing Act” Ochocinco? Jets need to find an answer to cover TE Gronkowski in the future.

  121. By joe on Nov 15, 2011 | Reply

    And for the encore i just heard that today REX ran his mouth about how he can not wait to play the Pats in the playoffs.PLEASE they just came in our stadium and kicked our butts.Concentrate on Denver and try to decide who gives us the best chance to win with all of those fantastic players you have been drafting lately.

  122. By joe on Nov 15, 2011 | Reply

    PS in regards to all the scrutiny about Sanchez call ing a time out at the end of the half=(giving Brady 80 seconds to go 80 yards.)REX you CLAIM to have the best defence in football if so you stop the Pats offence instead of FEARING them having the ball.I never saw the 76 Steelers or 2000 Ravens afraid of giving any offence the ball with a minute 20 to go.

  123. By lou on Nov 15, 2011 | Reply

    to jetfan1, let’s be real here. I have to be one of the most die-hard Jet fan that there is. For 41years now, i have watched or went to every Jet game played.Even watched them the entire season under Kotite going 1 and 15 .But you can’t tell me Sun. game didn’t make you sick. We as fans, deserved a better showing than that. Totally confused, unorganized, and outplayed. So don’t tell me about REAL Jet fans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  124. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Nov 15, 2011 | Reply

    jetsfan80, the problem with what you’re saying is the whole problem with Rex, Schotty, and Sanchez right now. Why in the world should we be “a play-action team?” Why should we be “a run-first team?” Why do we keep talking about “ground and pound,” especially when our O line is inconsistent, LT is done as a runner, and we don’t really want to try McKnight and Powell yet? None of this stuff is working well enough to get us into the caliber of teams that harry-o is referring to ’cause we don’t have that kind of QB. Rex will either get hip to this in a yr or so and change course or he’ll be gone himself, leaving it to a new coach to make the changes that are needed to win big. Right now all he’s doing is talking and losing his temper.

  125. By Mike V on Nov 15, 2011 | Reply

    Everybody watched the same thing. The game was there for the taking but Sanchez didn’t take it. Again. Namath, Staubach, Unitas, Marino, Elway, Montana, Favre, Young, Baugh, Starr, Brees, both Manning’s, Warner… all the great ones live for the moment and seize the moment… that is how they became great. This type of game isn’t never easy, usually an uphill battle, but the great ones win them. This was Sanchez’s moment (really his third try at his “moment”) and he stunk it up. Again. He is a 3rd year pro; game clock management, pocket awareness, reading defenses, LEADERSHIP, etc., should be second nature by now. Can you imagine Namath calling that timeout? You give JWN this team at 24 and we are on the way to three SB’s in row.

  126. By STAYLOADED on Nov 16, 2011 | Reply

    Problem is with Sanchez, He can’t throw a tight ball like Brady,Brees,Rivers oh yea Rodgers, if he could they would be Super Bowl bound with all his weapons.
    he just doesn’t have it. End of story.

  127. By joe on Nov 16, 2011 | Reply

    Ground and Pound is nothing but an excuse for a team without a QB.In todays NFL (unless you have a DEFENCE loaded with ALL PROS )that doesnt work.It is a quarterback driven league Steelers,Saints ,Pats Colts Packers all win Superbowls ALL have elite QBS for a reason

  128. By jetsfan80 on Nov 16, 2011 | Reply

    Good points ’64 Tom. I’m not saying that a play-action team is what I want us to be, just that it’s who we have been built to be. I just think that they’re going through an identity crisis right now and trying to be something that they are not. Playing the #32 pass defense means squat if you’re not a pass-first team. I agree with you, I think we should move from ground and pound to the type of potent pass offense that has won SBs the last several yrs (i.e. Pack, Saints, Colts, etc.) The last team to win a SB that was true ground and pound with teriffic D was probably the Ravens. That’s been a while ago.

  129. By joe on Nov 16, 2011 | Reply

    Problem is potent offence teams have the personal to impliment that type of system(maimly an elite qb and numerious wide outs )the Jets do not.

  130. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Nov 17, 2011 | Reply

    joe, jetsfan80, Mike V, and STAY, it’s a pleasure to read your posts. Ground and pound is for the early ’60s NFL, nobody’s won on more than a fluke with it since. And what’s really crazy is that we don’t even have the kind of larger-than-life RBs needed to run the ball that much, guys like Gore, Charles, and yes, Johnson, though I think Greene and McKnight could eventually approach that. This delusion that our current O will ever outscore the teams with the QBs you list looks worthy of entry into the DSM-IV. I agree that Holmes is our only A-list WR right now, joe, though Kerley shows promise to become that too. But what’s obviously mediocre a lot of the time is our QB failing to throw to them from 10 yds away. Until we deal with that…

  131. By Patty on Nov 17, 2011 | Reply

    Greg McElroy would’ve been fun to watch. Can’t figure out why the Jets didn’t draft some pass rushing or get a REAL pass rusher in free agency. Next year give 3 picks just to get a young, BIG, big fast guy who PUTS THE FEAR into the quarterback. Better than a whole line who can’t. If that’s all the Jets get in the next draft is the number one pass rusher, they’ll be better than this year. A tall strong fast safety would be good and a 6’7′ 280 LB Tight End who can run a 4.6 forty would be nice. Shawn Nelson couldn’t play. They Needed HIM. This game killed my fanship. I don’t want to root for SOJ teams who make so many stupid mistakes. I would rather say “May the best man win” than root for the Jets anymore. Won’t watch another Jets gam

  132. By joe on Nov 17, 2011 | Reply

    Exactly i think the book on Sanchez is he cant throw the ball downfield and their loading up on him.All in all i think the Jet braintrust really overvalued the talent on this team (Rex bragging about winning the Superbowl every year is starting to grow old )They are what they are a 9-10 win team (maybe )but cant see them beating the Packers,Steelers,Saints,Ravens

  133. By joe on Nov 17, 2011 | Reply

    Ps when Rex says ground and pound that means to me( at least) we dont have the talent,ability to throw the ball .As fan since 64 said that stuff worked in the 60s.Today every superbowl winner i can think of the past 15 years except Baltimoe and Tampa bay has an elite QB .Baltimore and TB had defences with multiple all pros and hall of famers (other than Revis we have no one of that caliber of those teams )

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