As a Jets Fan, Super Bowl XLVI Sucks
Lucas Oil Stadium is warming up. Fans are on their way. Both teams have arrived in Indianapolis. The sports media machine is already buzzing and beginning their 24-hour coverage of the Giants and the Brady Bunch. The world can’t seem to wait for the 2007 “rematch” Super Bowl. Well Whoop-di-freakin-doo! Even before the game I can say as a Jets fan that this Superbowl sucks. Apologies if I get a little pissy during this post… Continue reading
14,101 career rushing yards, 4th on all-time rushing list, 10 consecutive years of rushing for a 1000 yards or more, 100 total career touchdown’s, 5 time pro bowler, 1995 offensive rookie of the year, 1995 AFC leading rusher, New York Jets all-time leading rusher, and the oldest individual to win a rushing title at age of 31 in 2004…….I’d say those are more than enough reasons for Curtis Martin to be elected into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame. For the second straight year Curtis Martin has been nominated into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame along with other nominees such as Tim Brown, Cris Carter, The “Bus” himself Jerome Bettis, and Bill Parcels to name a few.
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
I’ve only been a New York Jets fan for a short period of time—although that does not detract from my team loyalty. However, I decided to declare my allegiance to the New York Jets in 2008—the year that Brett Favre was quarterback. I’ve decided to record some of the top highlights for the Jets in newspaper covers from over the past four years. Continue reading