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Best Jets Action Photo of ’11: The Finals

Posted by Randy Lange on January 23, 2012 – 11:56 am

Picture this. The Best Jets Action Photo of 2011 contest heads down the home stretch this week.

More than 1,500 votes were cast for photos in our contest “semifinals” last week and into this morning, with the idea of advancing the five most popular photos into this week’s finals.

We have made the transition from semis to finals just now and we can reveal the identity of the five most popular photos from the lens of team photographer Al Pereira. In chronological order they are:

5. “Mark Sanchez TD” with an unstoppable scoring stretch against Miami.

10. “Matt Slauson Spike” after his dramatic fumble recovery TD at Denver.

13. “Dustin Keller Jam” soaring up to the goalpost against Buffalo.

14. “Plaxico Burress Wingspan” on his big third-down catch, also vs. Buffalo.

18. “Plaxico Burress Stretch” on Plax’s picturesque grab at Philadelphia.

We thank all the fans who have already voted in the semifinals, and we encourage all of you to return here to cast your votes as many times as you like this week in the finals, particularly because of the Slauson factor. The Jets’ left guard rightly has a loyal and committed following that made his photo the leading vote-getter in the semifinals. Nothing wrong with that at all, but fans of the other players and photos in the finals will want to bring everything they can to the table and the ballot box to make sure their voices are heard.

Fans this week can vote for only one photo at a time as this year’s Best Jets Action Photo. The voting will conclude Friday at noon and we’ll unveil the winner shortly after. The photo will be featured in the Jets’ 2012 Yearbook out in the late summer before the start of the ’12 season — when Al P. and the rest of us here at newyorkjets.com will begin working at finding the best action photos for the 2012 season.

Vote now

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82 Responses to “Best Jets Action Photo of ’11: The Finals”

  1. By robertpapalia on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    With the Giants making the Super Bowl again this year, making the playoffs next year for the Jets means squat. They have to win the Super Bowl to have any credibility in the league and New York. This is one of the most mismanaged organizations that I have seen in the last 40 plus years. You can`t tell it any other way. When Woody starts to see empty seats in the Meadowlands he will probably have figured it by then. As a long time Jets fan this makes me sick just thinking about it.

  2. By Russell on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    Randy, you left out some other best Jets action photos:
    1. Oakland’s McFadden running all over the Jets defense
    2. Tim Tebow running over Eric Smith
    3. Home game against New England – Jets were a no show
    4. Philly’s pash rush against our offensive line
    5. Victor Cruz running down the sideline
    6. Mark Sanchez’s interception against Miami
    7. Santonio Holmes sitting on the bench
    8. Joe McKnight, fumbling another kickoff or punt.
    2011 Season, Glad it’s over. Come on 2012 Season.

  3. By Bennett on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    I hope Sanchez watched Eli yesterday He took a fierce pounding ,never gave up made the plays, overall he showed he was a tremendous, tought, poised pro.. Is there any one out there that would not trade Sanchez and say Holmes right now foe Eli?

  4. By scjoe on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    Ira, and Spicer… I am certain both of you subscribe to JC. After reading Leberfelds opening piece and the comments made by many including Tony Boselli, Jon Ritchie, Steve Mariucci, Howard Cross, Mike Lombardi, Greg Cosell (yes, Howards son) plus the comments and actions by some teammates in the whispers section, did you change your mind just a tad about who and what MS is and can be? Be honest now guys. Some of this is opinion of course, but a lot of it is factual.

  5. By Tom Spicer on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    Tom 64, You are now making up excuses for Brady? How about the Ravens played well?

  6. By Tom Spicer on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    Joe, The 49ers lost cause the punt returner muffed 2 kicks that gave the Giants the ball in the red zone 2 TIMES. The Giants scored 10 of there 20 points off of those turnovers. The Giant O was held in check. What game were you watching ANYONE with 2 eyes could see this MY WIFE FOR GODS SAKE said they gave the Giants the game.

  7. By 1986 on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    THEY GAVE THE GIANTS THE GAME AN WE GAVE THE GIANTS THE GAME WHEN WE PLAYED THEM .

  8. By joe on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    SPICER ALL THAT MATTERS IS THEY LOST for whatever the reason THEY LOST SPICER . AS i have told you a million times IF YOU WANT TO WIN THE SB TODAY YOU NEED AN ELITE QB . I have yet to ever see an asterick on any NFL RECORD ANYWHERE SAYING THE ONLY REASON THIS TEAM WON WAS BECAUSE OF A TURNOVER ,.(lol the Niners qb going 0-13 on third downs really helped them ).Spicer not for anything MAN UP AND ADMIT YOU WERE WRONG.

  9. By joe on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    Spicer A REAL MAN DOESNT ATTEMPT to hide behind lame excuses WHEN HE IS PROVEN WRONG .A REAL MAN stands up and admits it .(INTURN i hope this thread is VIEWED BY EVERY JET FAN ON THE INTERNET)

  10. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    Spicer, you think Brady missed practice last wk to watch his wife’s photo shoot? You think NE’s game plan against BAL was to throw under 10 yds the entire game? You didn’t notice how little Brady had on the ball on the end-zone pick? You don’t know that Brady has never made an excuse for himself in his whole NFL career, not even when his foot was broken vs the Giants in the SB? Nuff said, open your eyes and maybe even your mind, too. robertpapalia, I love your post which is why I’m not commenting any further on these puff stories about photos, Curtis Martin, etc. If I had a Jet season seat, I wouldn’t go next yr. If the Jets start Sanchez next yr and he doesn’t look like a different player, I’ll root for them to lose to hasten big changes.

  11. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    Learning from History: The Jets today are where the Giants were from the early 60s to the mid-80s. They gave the HC job to Sherman instead of Lombardi or Landry, we gave it to Mangini and Rex instead of real HCs. They desperately picked up vets like Tarkenton and Ron Johnson, expecting miracles, we went for Favre and Jenkins expecting the same. And they didn’t stop to remake the team from head to toe thru the draft until they were one of the longest-running laughingstocks of the NFL. We’re on our way to that and right now the question that interests me most is just how long Woody will be content to own a Jets franchise that’s not only the little brother to the Giants but increasingly a joke by way of its stadium, GM, HC, and “starting” QB.

  12. By wayne on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    Spicer, wow, so the 9ers QB going 0-13 on 3rd down had nothing to do with who they were playing? Giants held down Aaron Rodgers, but Alex Smith let them off the hook? I’m trying to figure out why you are this attached to this QB. You know, this is going to be year 4. In a league where young QBs aren’t just managing teams but leading them.

  13. By Mike V on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t think any Jets “action photo” should be considered if the Jets lost the game. We need to change our culture and there are no “moral victories”, only wins and losses… and losses shouldn’t be considered for any “contest winning” picture (or anything else).
    Yetserday reminded me again that we need a QB in the worst way (come on Peyton)! Eli and Joe (and even Tom) were flat slinging it. Putting the ball in TINY windows (with or without a running game) and giving their playmakers a chance to make plays. That is Joe Willie football… give your playmakers a chance to make plays. That is how you win in this league. Does anybody really think MS is capable of doing it?

  14. By DKM on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    OK, as for this weekend it could have gone either way, and yes the Elite QB prevailed, but did not have by any stretch his best game and managed it well enough to win, granted that the Ravens had multiple chances to win the game. Kudos to Eli getting beat up like this and still hanging in there was quiet a spectacle. Just like most of you guys i disspice both teams, it just would kill me to see Booth B to bragg about another SB. Than say we told you so Spy gate didnt mean anything, wich in my opinion the NFL totaly swept under the RUG. RUSSELL oh boy, whats wrong got up on the wrong Foot?

  15. By DKM on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    Both games where some of the best PO Football ive seen in a while. Spicer im not so sure about the 49 giving the Giants that game as much as the Ravens did hand it to Brady on a silver platter. scjoe i did read the piece and did make me think and it is scary, i still think there is little hope to right the ship. But it also means Leberfeld is not ready to give up on Sanchez yet and says he deserves a chance doing the Offseason to show there is room for improvement left. If not, and i agree, there absolutely should be changes.

  16. By DKM on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    Lets slow down here with the Draft a little thats why its called MockDraft, by the time we get there a lot of things will change. Senior Bowl is this Week it will tell us a little more whats going on. My first impression there seems to be some quality Recievers. And im not saying to Draft one in the first Round.

  17. By scjoe on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    robertpapalia, as a long time Jet fan myself I feel your pain. I think to a degree the franchise is mismanaged from top to bottom.First thing that has to change is the idea that you play players based on where they were drafted and how much they are paid. Play the best players, discard the ones who are non productive no matter where they were drafted, you know, like NE does. As far as those empty seats at Met Life? I think that is the #1 priority of Woody Johnson, when putting a winner on the field should be his #1 priority.

  18. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    So now the Fish say they want Peyton or maybe Flynn or Griffin. Though Arte tipped me off to this and is deeply depressed, especially about the Manning part, upon reflection I say good. Maybe when every team in the AFC including the entire AFC East has a better QB than us, Woody will get the message. I’m not saying just putting any one of those three guys on the Fish would automatically put us at the bottom, since Fitz on BUF totally collapsed this yr. Still, it’s great to hear the owner of the Fish simply say “I’m looking for a franchise QB.” Someday our owner will say the same thing and Mr T and Rex won’t be around to try to contradict him in order to save their hides.

  19. By Russell on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    One more Best Jets Action Photo for 2011:
    9. Baltimore Defense scoring another touchdown off a turnover.
    Now, onto the 2012 Offseason – Senior Bowl this Saturday
    I hope the Jets will pay attention to the three following areas: the play of the offensive tackles, the outside linebackers and the safeties. I’ve read in mock drafts, the Jets taking DB Barron from Alabama. Please tell me that isn’t so. If available at # 16, I would like them to take a pass rusher like OLB Upshaw, Alabama or DE/OLB from Illinois, I forgot his name. I think if the Jets improve the pass rush then the seconday coverage will be improved.

  20. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    wayne, the Ways of Spicer on Sanchez are wondrous indeed. I’m sure Cam Newton being named to the Pro Bowl in Brady’s place only convinces him more that “Mark” is a quality “starter.” Mike V, while I said I wasn’t going to comment on this photo thing, I congratulate you on your insight about how losing seems perfectly okay within the Jet culture. I was horrified when I saw the Slauson TD on the list of these photos. That might’ve been the most embarrassing moment in one of the most embarrassing games in Jet history, an OL guy showing up our allegedly elite QB by scoring when the O couldn’t. I refuse to take part in any celebration of such mediocrity. And no, the MS I watched last yr isn’t capable even of beating out Brunell for the job.

  21. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    From Cimini, a fair QB evaluation and, if true, some mildly encouraging words: “Some in the Jets org think Sanchez struggled with Schotty’s complicated system, and some believe Schotty stubbornly tried to make MS a pocket passer instead of maximizing his strength — moving the pocket, letting him throw on the run. All that’s history as Sanchez enters a make-or-break season with a new OC assuming he’s the starter, not Peyton Manning. He needs to re-dedicate himself in the offseason (no more GQ photo shoots) and resolve any lingering issues in the locker room, i.e. Santonio Holmes. MS wants to be good, now he has to show it. His backup/mentor Brunell is history. The Jets will acquire a viable No. 2 to push MS, keeping McElroy in the mix.”

  22. By Tom Spicer on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    Wayne, 1 I never said that Smith going 0 for 13 on 3rd donw had nothing to do with the 49ers losing 2 The main reason they lost is they fumbled 2 punts in the red zone to give the Giants half there points THIS IS INDISPUTABLE 3 I am not sure why you are bringing up GQ when I have said nothing about him Tom 64 & Joe keep bringing him up 4 I am the main guy on this site who has been saying trade for Peyton 5 Dont let HIM cloud your thoughts cause what I wrote here are FACTS!

  23. By Tom Spicer on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    The Pats game Brady 239 yards, ZERO TDS, 2 PICKS & a 55 rating. Brady was not contained, not shut down, but SHUT OUT! Some will try to give the lame excuse that he was hurt which is a load of you know what. The REAL reason the Pats won that game is there D held Ray Rice to 67 yards & held the Ravens to 20 points. Also Lee Evans dropped a TD that hit him in the chest to win the game with less than a minute to go. After that there pro bowl kicker missed a 32 yard field goal basically a chip shot. The 16 year old kicker on my old high school team could make a 32 yard kick.

  24. By Tom Spicer on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    Brady in the last 4 playoffs when he faced a great D vs Ravens 239 yards, ZERO TDS, 2 PICKS & a 55 rating Pats held to 20 points at home. Jets held them to 21 points at home & the last TD was a garbage time TD when the outcome of the game was in. The year before that lost 33 to 14 at home to the Ravens. The year before that lost to the Giants in the bowl 17 to 14. SHUT DOWN!

  25. By wayne on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    If GQ comes in once again looking like a clothes horse………It will be more of the same….Perception becomes reality……Show everyone you’re ready to change the perceptions you’ve created. Come in bigger, stronger and go from there………………Peyton Manning is done.

  26. By IRA on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    scjoe,
    No i didn’t read it and i am still going to back Mark going into next year. I still believe if you put the right pieces in places around him he can play the way he did the last month of 2010 and the playoffs in 09 and 010. He does need to step up and become more of a leader. I guess that will happen once they get the locker room fixed and he needs to show in camp this summer that he has got his game back on track and earns the respect from the entire team. He does have a lot of work to do.
    GO JETS!!!!

  27. By Tom Spicer on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    For ANY guy on this site to say that the reason the Giants did not win that game was cause they recovered 2 fumbles in the red zone to hand them half there points & for ANY guy to say that the reason the Pats did not win that game was cause there D held Ray Rice to 67 yards & held the Ravens to 20 points. When there QB was TERRIBLE & that is putting it kindly with his ZERO TDS, 2 PICKS & 55 rating. There are only 1 of 3 things that could be the case 1 You know nothing about the sport of football 2 You have a agenda & you will only say things to go along with it or 3 You are not man enough to admit you are wrong!

  28. By russ on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    here’s a thought ..if you cant get the right guy with #1 pick dont reach , trade pick for next year # 1…or for a # 2 & # 3this year,,,we need more choices than picking another ducasse or ghoulston or wilson…

  29. By steven on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    Protect your QB. Greg McElroy is as good and Mark Sanchez. Get two 300 lb TE’s to protect the QB if you have to. Chad Pennington was a franchise QB and the Jets left him unprotected. He was destroyed by the Jeets lack of protection. As we see with Tom Brady, the ball gets to two 6’6 TE’s in 2 seconds. The only way to beat that is to get two 275lb DE’s to get to the QB in two seconds. Shame on the Jets for not protecting their QB’s. People are growing old and dying before you get a championship. It’s time to root for team that has some standards and the right pieces. Draft some playmakers and some people who can protect the QB. The ravens destroyed your QB this year. Embarrassing. That turns Jets fans into Tebow fans. He plays like a Jet

  30. By GaryC on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    jet fan tom, your analogy comparing the jets and giants is a good one except,nobody really knew how good parcells was until he became a head coach,that was even after a lousy couple of years,If you were a giant fan back then you might be saying we also need a real head coach never giving the chance and truthfully rex has accomplished more at the beginning then even the great parcells.look,people wanted to boot coughlin every year and now he is close to two super bowls and maybe the hall of fame,even though Rex needs to change some things about his personality,I would not write him off just yet.

  31. By scjoe on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    DKM, there is no doubt Sanchez will get another chance during the off season. Unless of course the Peyton thing plays out. BUT>>>If there is a true competition in camp between Sanchez, McKelroy and a third candidate and either beat out Sanchez the Jets absolutely, positively need to do the right thing and forget about the fact that Sanchez was a top ten pick and go with the best player at that position. If Sanchez legitimately and decisively beats out the other two you will get no argument from me.

  32. By scjoe on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    Lets put the two championship outcomes in to perspective. Neither Brady nor Manning had spectacular performances, neither was the reason their teams won. But if anyone remembers my post from last week I stated that an elite QB, generally and factually speaking will get you in to the tournament almost every year, THEN, the most balanced, and sometimes those with lady luck on their side, will prevail. That is what happened. I like to use the whole body of work when I make a statement or form an opinion, not just the result of one game. Bottom line? There WILL be two elite QBs in the SB in 2012. Not necessarily the two I wanted to see, but it is what it is.

  33. By joe on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    GREAT POINTS GUYS Bill Parcells is on record stating one -third of all NFL GAMES are determined by penalitys turnovers and special teams play.LOL ITS ALWAYS GOING TO HAPPEN so theres no way they can use as an excuse Tom as you stated its like us saying if BRADY WAS 100% HEALTHY HE WOULD HAVE HAD 4TD AND 400 YARDS or something to that effect

  34. By Allan O'Dane on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    Great..If Manning does go to the Dolphins we will have two of the greatest QB’s in our division. I hope and pray Woody/Mike T. & Rex draft well and get impact players via FA. I agree with 64 Tom to some degree. If you put a Brees or Peyton back there the outcome will be different. BUT..if you don’t have a solid o-line it doesn’t matter who is back there. Get some o-lineman,rb,wr,de,olb via free agency. Draft OLB,S,MLB and RB and maybe we can entice a real good Vet QB to come over. But here’s the other BUT..what do we do with Holmes?

  35. By Tom Spicer on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    I am going to call this one a tale of 2 women. As soon as the Raven game ends my mother in law calls my house to speak to my wife. I pick up the phone & she says I cant believe that guy dropped that touchdown & I feel so bad for Billy. I said who is Billy she said the kicker I than said oh yea Billy Cundiff. Than at the end of the Giant game my wife says the 49ERS gave this game away with those 2 fumbles. Now if 2 women who are not football fans & only watch the game because the husbands do & they can CLEARLY see why a game was lost & won. But there are guys on this site that claim to know about the sport of football & they cant see this what does that tell you about them?

  36. By patty on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    DE Jason Pierre-Paul is 6’5 weighs 270 and runs a 4.6 forty. He gets to the quarterback. DE Justin Tuck is 6’6 weighs 275 and runs a 4.7 forty. TE Jake Ballard is 6’6 weighs 275, runs a 4.6 forty. The Giants are so HUGE on the OL and DL. Even their practise squad and IR players are HUGE. That’s why the Giants are going to the super bowl.

  37. By patty on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    Quinton Couples is our man

  38. By Howie D on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    The benefits of listening well can sometimes be priceless. During Brady’s post game presser he casually downplayed his contribution said “I’m fortunate to be part of a great organization.” Some fans might have heard something else, but great organization leads to consistency and can sometimes compensate for weaknesses. Even the most talent-ladened teams flounder without great organization.The perennial Superbowl contenders all seem to have great organization and that’s something Mr. Johnson should contemplate as we move forward. Do we have a great organization?

  39. By scjoe on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    Steven, good points. I agree that the O Line needs some work, not a whole lot of work or a complete overhaul as some contemplate, but they definitely need to start with a RT. Maybe if they can select Decastro (G) at 16 and move Slauson to RT that might work. That said, I am of the opinion that the QB, his pocket presence, and his decision making go a long way on making that O Line better. Getting rid of the ball a second or two earlier make that O Line better right off the bat.Throwing the ball away instead of taking that sack makes the O line better. So, yes the O line needs some work but so does our QB.

  40. By Howie D on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    There’s speculation that 2012 might be a “Referendum Year.” I’m hoping that’s not the case, because that thought in itself indicates there’s uncertainty. The ‘experts’ at the helm should not be guessing at this point. We should be fine tuning the nucleus to contend for the Superbowl. We’re going to be in for another disappointing year if we’re once again guessing.

  41. By scjoe on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    Spicer, Ira answered my question but I didn’t get your answer yet on that JC article and the whispers articles. Ira, I wish I could be half as optimistic as you on all things that are NY Jets. I used to be. I think we both go all the way back to the beginning and witnessed all of the sometime laughable (if you are not a Jet fan) occurrences this star crossed franchise has been put through. (The rain bowl, the roughing call that should not have been vs the Browns and Koser in the playoff game, falling way behind the Bills in a playoff game then coming back and just missing, the list goes on and on and on. Thus, my statement “I wish I could be half as optimistic as you” Time is running out my friend!

  42. By Bennett on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    I’M GOING TO CALL THIS A TALE OF ONE WIFE…I’m in the den watching the game when the Ravens kicker misses the kick. I yell out HOLY !@#$%^& The wife comes storming into the den screaming because the little grandkids are running around and she says WHAT THE !@#$% IS THE MATTER WITH YOU!!! I say the kicker just missed a chip shot to lose the game. She says I don’t give a @#$% if you want to watch your dumb golf show go down the basement I won’t have that !@#$% language in this house.

  43. By joe on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    IAM GOING TO CALL THIS A TALE OF LOSERS MAKING EXCUSES.Wow as soon as the RAVENS GAME ENDS i pick up the phone my mother in law calls my house to speak to my wife.I pick up the phone and she says i CANT BELIEVE BRADY PLAYED HURT IF HE WAS PHYSICALLY FINE HE WOULD HAVE HAD 4 TDS AND 400 YARDS PASSING .Then at the end of thye GIANT GAMEmy wife says the GIANTS WOULD HAVE WON EASY IF IT WASNT RAINING .EVERY LOSER OUT THERE ALWAYS HAS AN EXCUSE SO THE WINNERS MIGHT AS WELL HAVE ONE TOO

  44. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    Spicer, stop projecting. Unlike you, no one’s saying it’s all or nothing, elite QB vs rest of team. No one’s saying 2 fumbles or a TD drop weren’t factors. But scjoe is saying it the smartest, which is that you’ve got to get there to get those breaks and you get there with, among other things but certainly not least with, an elite QB. The most ridiculous thing on this site all yr was folks basically saying that it’s okay if Sanchez plays terribly during the season ’cause he’s clutch post-season. Well, as the Giants and Pats know, there IS post-season post-championship game. Plus you have to GET to the post-season. GaryC, Parcells or not we’re operating exactly like the Giants did in their pathetic era. And Spicer, Brady IS hurt, not was.

  45. By Tom Spicer on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    The above about my mother in law & my wife is a ture story I did not make it up.

  46. By Allan O'Dane on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    Jets hired OL coach from Miami…Won’t be surprised if Henne is next…………

  47. By Bennett on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    Allan What do we do with Holmes ? First part done with a new Offensive Co.. Second part get a Quarterback that can and will throw to him deep and often.

  48. By danny on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    Most guys on this site never played the game or understand the game at all. That’s why u gotta just laugh at some of the comments. BTW the biggest change we needed on offense was made getting rid of Shotty. We need a solid veteran O lineman to replace Hunter and we gotta draft speed on D. We need a pass rusher and a smart fast safety very baddddddd. OMG if E Smith is anything more then a special teams player woody must step in

  49. By Bennett on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Joe stop doing SO MUCH OF THIS….. my ears are starting to hurt.

  50. By DKM on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    scjoe, no arguement from me, as long as he can schow doing the offseason and thru the first three preseason games he is the guy to beat in a fair competition i stick with him, but if he cant and it needs to be convincingly he schould be out regardless what is owend to him.

  51. By MiIKE on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    Patty, word is on Quinton Couples is that he has unquestionable size, speed and skills, but has a questionable motor. Sounds like Vernon Gholston and that did not turn out well. If Jets go OLB pass rusher than please select a player with a relentless motor with questionable skill. You can make a man stronger and faster but you can’t change his heart and determination.

  52. By MiIKE on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    I like how most of you bitch about the success of Patriots. Truth is yes the Pats have Brady yes but it’s been an abundance of solid draft picks that have made up what Brady does not bring to the table. The Pats have had 23 picks in top 4 rounds over the past 4 years and 8 are starters (2 all pro’s and 3 pro bowlers) and that is not including Bandon Tate. The Jets have had 9 picks in top 4 rounds with just 4 starters. Keep in mind that Keller is not used on 1st down in most circumstances, and Greene has not established himself as a legitimate starter.

  53. By SOCALJETFAN on Jan 25, 2012 | Reply

    Now that we have a new o-line coach,he’ll get them better prepared to protect SANCHEZ in the pocket,give him time to find his receivers.

  54. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jan 25, 2012 | Reply

    If Henne is next, Allan, it’ll be the weakest response to the Giants’ SB yr imaginable. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Woody make a play for Brees — not that he’s likely to get him — if Peyton isn’t available. Though I don’t want to depress Ira further, I wouldn’t think I’d have to pt out the Giants are poised for a run of SB dates, maybe even something approaching a dynasty. All of their best players on both sides of the ball are young. Eli’s in his prime and has one of the best 3-sets of WRs in the NFL if they can keep M’ham this yr. Shades of Holmes, Edwards, and J-Co but it might be easier for the Giants if they win the SB. No, it’ll take more than Rex’s boy Mark and Sparano’s boy Chad fighting it out to put the Jets back on the map.

  55. By IRA on Jan 25, 2012 | Reply

    scjoe,
    You have to be otherwise why waste time watching or following this team. Maybe some day i will wake up and say enough is enough. I am not there yet and hope i never have to feel that way. I will say its not easy right now considering the Pats/Giants SB and the job the Jets have at hand to get back on track. Maybe i am a fool but thats who i am when it comes to the Jets.

  56. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jan 25, 2012 | Reply

    Ira, may I suggest that there’s a middle ground between pure optimism and “waking up and saying enough is enough,” by which I assume you mean rooting for some other team. When I read posts saying I’m too tough on the Jets, I’m almost positive that these are from 5/10/maybe 15-yr fans at best. Anybody who’s watching this team since the early ’60s like you, me, and scjoe has had to put up with a startling amount of the same failed strategies decade after decade. We have rarely built thru the draft, rarely hired a HC and given him the power he needs, rarely fielded a team with speed, and as such rarely won anything worth a damn. To tolerate all this quietly when there’s so much good football being played in the NFL is borderline masochism.

  57. By Allan O'Dane on Jan 25, 2012 | Reply

    64 Tom,
    I do believe that with a better qb things should improve. It’s just not the way we lose games but it’s how we lose. When Sanchez throws 2 INT’s to a D-lineman that’s an issue. Instead of throwing the ball away he makes so many mental mistakes it makes you wonder if he will ever be the “ONE”. For me, I look at what Favre did. Those first eight games teams were not playing the run they had to respect our passing game, which inturn made a running really good. Remember how good keller was with farve? I am just saying I feel more comfortable with a proven Vet..i.e.( Manning, Brees or even Rivers). With a Great qb it makes everyone better. We just have to fix the O-line so our qb doesn’t get killed. Rumor has it that Rivers

  58. By Allan O'Dane on Jan 25, 2012 | Reply

    Continued…
    Maybe out of SD.? I used to make all the excuses for sanchez…1 yr. of college…bad 0-line..new Wr corps…But just his mental mistakes..that’s on him and it kills me. Everyone on this site can go back and forth and what the Jets needs are. We can agrue all day long. Fact is we want a winning team. We are tired of coming thisclose. I want to draft players like the steelers and NE..I want to see impact players on OUR team. So I know we can all agree on this:
    1. RT/RG
    2. RB (S.Greene not the starter)
    3. TE we need to start having our own 2 TE sets for matchup issues
    4. QB Whether it be Manning/Rivers/Brees
    5. ILB, 2 OLB’s ( Our LB corps is too slow )
    6. Safety(6’3 230lbs) with speed to cover both TE and WR

  59. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jan 25, 2012 | Reply

    Allan, Favre was doing fine until his arm got hurt and we liked Clemens so much that we chose to leave Favre in for the whole season even when it was painfully obvious by the end of the yr that he couldn’t throw 10 yds. I’d like a vet, a high pick, McElroy, or almost anything other than Sanchez, like I just said on another story I say it’s about 25% that he ever gets that much better than he is now. But there aren’t a lot of great FAs available and we’re not the most attractive franchise at the moment, with everyone knowing Rex probably has only 1 yr to fail and go. The real answer is starting all over and building thru the draft but not even a lot of folks on this site have the stomach for that, even though it’s the only way to a dynasty.

  60. By Allan O'Dane on Jan 25, 2012 | Reply

    Continued…
    7. NT: Now I know some people will scoff at this but, we need that big body guy to push the middle take on a few O-lineman to free up of LB’s. Pouha is good but not that guy.
    8. DE: If we can get an outside passrusher (Mathis) will be available a guy like that with Maybin coming from the same side or opposite side we can get that pass rushing tadem we need so badly.
    9. And Rex and Mike T and Mike Pettine and Tony S. Can’t get it done. If we even look anything like we did this season. Time to clean house and Bring in Bill Cowher. I WANT A WINNING FOOTBALL TEAM!

  61. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jan 25, 2012 | Reply

    Rivers would certainly be worth a look, Allan, assuming his arm’s okay, which it obviously wasn’t this yr. But we’d have to make a real effort to convince him that we’re going to upgrade the team across the board as you envision in your projected personnel moves because I doubt he’s up for the LT NYC Experience, i.e. come to the Jets with dreams of winning a SB and see the team do about the same as SD does every yr. And of course, no way you’re gonna run any “ground and pound” nonsense with Rivers at QB. Run the ball well, yes, fail to take advantage of the way that guy can throw when he’s healthy, no way.

  62. By Allan O'Dane on Jan 25, 2012 | Reply

    Andy Dalton & Cam Newton first year pro-bowl
    Sanchez 3yrs….no pro-bowl.
    mmmmmmmmm……..

  63. By TehJungleman on Jan 25, 2012 | Reply

    I think having Rivers is nothing but a dream. Allegedly he was the reason Norv Turner wasn’t fired, so I don’t think he’s on his way out of SD.

  64. By scjoe on Jan 25, 2012 | Reply

    Allan O;Dane, I couldn’t agree more with your analogy. My list in order of need would be slightly different though. I think this team has to start with the QB position first and foremost. RT is also a priority but not so much a RG. Moore is going to the pro bowl and deservingly so, he is still relatively young and serviceable, maybe a late rounder there. TE? I have said since they traded up and drafted Keller that it was a mistake, they need to go with a prototypical TE. Since the emergence of Gronkowski and Graham in NO I feel even more strongly on that. And of course OLB and S both need to be addressed early and often with a RB mixed in as well.

  65. By Allan O'Dane on Jan 25, 2012 | Reply

    64′Tom, Scjoe
    I started being a Jet fan back in the Richard Todd days..and from then till now it’s been the same story. Only the 98′ team I thought we really had our best chance. Rex did turn the culture around but he let the prisoners run the aslyum. It got out of hand. And now like you stated we look like a joke. I think Mcelory is the real deal given a fair shot. We have to have our own big THREE. QB-RB-WR and a TE like Gronk. Ground and pound works for teams that have a average QB. and lesser talent at WR spots. But our team should have a well balanced attack with our running and passing to keep teams off balanced. Thats why a team like NYG is so dangerous because they can beat you either way

  66. By Allan O'Dane on Jan 25, 2012 | Reply

    continued…
    That’s why NYG are in the superbowl. Until Jets Mgmnt scouts players like the steelers and NE we are never going to get to see a superbowl. I believe with maybe two or three big moves via FA and drafting fast..strong..high football IQ players we could be far better this year. But, as always these people in Jets Mgmnt will find a way to let us down. Until that changes we will keep writing post like this one. So..1 more year for the Rex/Mike T. tadem. Fail and goodbye. Bring in Cowher and lets start this rebuilding phase the right way……

  67. By Tom Spicer on Jan 25, 2012 | Reply

    SCJoe, I do not read JC.

  68. By Tom Spicer on Jan 25, 2012 | Reply

    Tom 64, Please tell me where I projected anything on this post. You are starting to become like Joe.

  69. By Tom Spicer on Jan 25, 2012 | Reply

    Joe, Yea if Brady wasnt hurt “wink wink’ he would have 400 yards & 4TDS vs the Ravens a team that swept the Steelers & beat the 49ers by 10. My 4 year old knows more about football than you.

  70. By Frank from NY on Jan 25, 2012 | Reply

    So for whatever reason, I just decided to sit down and read all of these comments, and i’ve come to one conclusion. We are all passionate about our NY football Jets, but some of you are to stubborn or upset you can’t see the facts. So here they are
    1. Rex did lose control of this team, is it his fault, absolutely but this is his first HC gig, he needs to learn, and he has learned from this experience.
    2. Did Sanchez regress this season? Statistically absolutely, was his mind on football? From the outside I doubt it, I know if I was dating Kate Upton I wouldnt care about football. But he was also force fed a different system this year, it had nothing to do with “complicated schemes” it was an OC not utilizing the teams strength.

  71. By Frank from NY Continued on Jan 25, 2012 | Reply

    3. The jets need help at WR, not a total overhaul. Is Plax a true starter, not anymore, but he can still help a team. Holmes needs to be put in check, but hes still a good receiver, he definitely had a bad year but with all the turmoil most of the offense played terribly. Im glad to say we definitely have a great player in Kerley, and I think Turner can be a good receiver, and as far as people who think we need another TE, Jeff Cumberland looked great until he got hurt.
    4. Your all quick to criticize the Mike T and Rex for the players they draft, heres some facts. Kyle Wilson is had a good year and is a good CB, when cromartie and revis are seeing almost no action wilson is seeing a lot but he made a lot of break ups also.

  72. By Frank from NY Continued pt 2 on Jan 25, 2012 | Reply

    Continue 4. Jeremy Kerley was a great pick in the later rounds, and I think Mcknight will also be a good reciever when he gets healthy. Joe Mcknight did have some fumbles on special teams, but he also made some good plays, hes a decent blocker, and talented with the ball, he just needs to be more mentally strong. Some of you are complaining about Ducasse, he went to UMASS which is a small school for a second round pick, the jets knew when they drafted him it would take him time to adjust, and he will you need to have faith.
    5. The Jets problems can easily be fixed via Free Agency and the Draft. If the jets can bring back braylon, and pick up an OT to push wayne/ducasse that will definitely help the jets offensive problems.

  73. By Frank from NY Last one I promise on Jan 25, 2012 | Reply

    6. As for the defense, a solid pass rush will help the secondary, in a league where rookies are coming in and getting sacks like never before this is a good thing for the jets, lots of nice pass rushers coming out of college this year, grab one and plug him in. Dont forget Aaron Maybin had 9 sacks in only 11 games this season, if he can learn the whole system and develop some run stopping instincts we have a pro bowl OLB. Kenrick Ellis when healthy did a good job at NT with his size and explosiveness, he was another draft pick of Mike T and Rex. Last for defense is a long ranging safety.
    7. Support your team, your all so quick to tear everything down, we have a good thing here, trust in the system

  74. By scjoe on Jan 25, 2012 | Reply

    Allen O’ Dane. You are exactly right. As bad as it all looks right now, if history has taught us anything it is that a team can turn it around in just one off season. Look at last years Bengals. Heck, look at last years Colts. It can turn bad as easily as it can turn good. But, it all comes down to the FO. This FO needs a change in philosophy first and foremost, THEN, get into the evaluation process, the FA signings, the trades and the draft process. There is hope, lets just hope Mr T cuts through the politics of the job and concentrates on building the club to win, not to sell PSLs.

  75. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jan 25, 2012 | Reply

    Cowher and rebuilding the right way sounds great to me, Allan, but then I’ve been waiting for that since about 1977…or certainly no later than about 1990 or so…

  76. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jan 26, 2012 | Reply

    Spicer, you’re still projecting when you try to make the discussion only about elite QBs vs. game managers or when you just quote stats at QB without considering how the games actually played out. You also ignore the new, more meaningful QB ratings which show Sanchez to be one of the worst QBs in the NFL, but that’s another story. Anyway, no one’s saying it’s all about elite QBs, it’s just very hard to get to the big one and win it without one. Frank from NY, Rex says all the time that he won’t change who he is, etc. which is why I’m not optimistic about his learning curve. The only reasons he’s shut his mouth lately are ’cause Woody slapped him down about MS 100% to start and the 2 teams he’s always saying we’re better than are in the SB.

  77. By Frank from NY on Jan 26, 2012 | Reply

    Tom, I understand where your concerns are, but to say somebody can’t learn because they won’t change who they are is a very, very ignorant statement. First off Rex has already publicly said he’s going to tone it down a little bit, and after this debacle of a season i’m sure one of the best DC of the decade has the ability to learn and grow as a HC. It’s not very far fetched to say the Jets can have a magnificent team next year, you all complain about Mark Sanchez but he brought this team to two AFC championship games, sure they running game and defense where better than they were this year, but the offensive system this year was different than the last two. And as far as the Giants and Pats, would you rather Ryan said they’ll bet us?

  78. By Allan O'Dane on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Where is Mark Sanchez? Woody, Rex, Mike T., Revis, and Mangold have all come out and said their peace. Where’s OUR NY JETS QB!? Even Broadway Joe spoke up. Is he hiding and sulking? I have a HUGE problem with this because he hasn’t come out and said one peep. Now it makes you wonder about his leadership skills. A leader never points the finger. A leader stands up for himself and what he believes in. A leader will never hide. Where are you Mark?

  79. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Frank from NY, I don’t know what world you live in, but the world I live in isn’t filled with shrinks, medications, lawsuits, divorces and such because people are so good at changing who they are. Fact is, most of the literature says that people’s personalities are pretty much set at about 5 yrs old. And speaking of 5 yr-olds, it’s REX who CONSTANTLY say he can’t change, not me, so I don’t know what Jet team you’ve been following. You can also drop the nonsense about Sanchez “bringing” the team to anything, he played occasionally well on a stronger team than we had this yr. When he had to “bring” the team anywhere on his own this yr, he couldn’t snap the ball, see the field, lead receivers, or keep from throwing game-blowing picks.

  80. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Oh, and as for NE and the Giants, Frank from NY? What I’d like is for Rex to SHUT HIS DAMN FOOL MOUTH and let the players do the talking on the field, like every other HC in the NFL seems to know how to do but him. Let’s see if he can change enough as a person to learn how to do that, though I won’t award him any pts for learning it when he’s obviously been given 1yr to turn the team around or hit the road. In football and anything else in life, you win by being ahead of the curve, not 3 yrs behind it…

  81. By Frank from NY on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    Tom, enough being nice, your one of the most ignorant people on these boards. I never said Sanchez didn’t have a sub par year, I said his past has shown enough that he shouldn’t be considered a bust like your trying to label him. Are you going to tell me it’s Sanchez’s fault the offense averaged less than four YPR the first eight weeks of the season, or was it his fault the team dropped more passes this year than they have in a decade. Your probably also going to blame Rex Ryan for the special teams fumbles, or was it just his fault the OLB’s couldn’t produce sacks consistently. Rex isn’t overhauling his persona he just said he wasn’t going to put as much pressure on his team anymore.

  82. By Frank from NY on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    But i’m going to go on a limb and assume you ate Ryan’s trash talk up on the way to two AFC championship games. I would also assume you loved Sanchez when he had almost a dozen come from behind victories over his first two seasons. The real problem here is people not being able to accept the fact that sometimes a team will have a down year, especially with the personalities in that locker room. And honestly, this isn’t a turn things around or leave year, he just signed a contract extension before training camp, sure they can still cut him, but one 8-8 year isn’t enough to put him on the hot seat. You follow football, you should know that.

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