I am one of the lucky ones. I never thought I’d say that about my parent’s divorce, but my mom remarried a life long, die hard Jet fan. My step dad Ed was a Jets season ticket holder from when they played in Shea Stadium going back to the 1966/Namath era. What a treat it was to listen to his stories about some of the games he witnessed. His experiences were amazing. He watched players today’s Jetfans only know as names of Jet lore; names like Namath, Maynard, Ewbank, Walker, Klecko, Lott, and McNeil come to mind. What always impressed me though was Ed’s knowledge of East Rutherford. If there was an accident or a traffic snarl, Ed knew how to get around it. If we were running late, Ed knew how to get there fast. He could get us to Rut’s Hut and in our mezzanine seats in less than an hour despite traffic, weather, and/or road conditions. Continue reading
I can’t cite every example, as there are a multitude of reasons why we failed to make the playoffs this year. ESPN analysts will say things about team chemistry. NFL gurus will say that Sanchez’s regression is what did in the team. I’m inclined to believe both viewpoints, but I need to add a few of my own.
New York Jets Team Identity
Back in the preseason Rex hinted that he was going to allow Sanchez “air it out” more often. It was the right thing to say, certainly. With Holmes, Plax, and (then) Derrick Mason all needing catches, we would most definitely need to throw a lot more often than last year. However this was just theory and should have been left at just that. We are a ground-and-pound team and to expect that to change when we’re built for rushing the ball was a huge mistake. Our O-line obviously is more suited for run blocking than pass protection, as evidenced by the 39 sacks they allowed. I think if we never tested out the air-it-out theory and stuck to what we knew, rushing, we would have stood a better chance. Continue reading
Ladies and gentlemen, your wish has been granted…or has it? After six years as the offensive coordinator for the New York Jets, Brian Schottenheimer and the New York Jets have decided to part ways. This has to come to no shock to the football committee. Sure Rex Ryan and Mike Tannenbaum mentioned last week that Schotty would return next year as the offensive coordinator, but truth is they could not tell the media that they were praying the Schotty would be hired as the Jacksonville Jaguars new head coach so that they would be able to start the search for a new offensive coordinator… Continue reading