Posted by briesen on 2nd August 2012
The New York Giants are coming off their second Super Bowl win in the last five years. The core of their young team is almost exactly the same. Eli Manning has only gotten better every year since his first Super Bowl MVP in 2008. The other New York team, the Jets, are coming off a disappointing 8-8 year. Their biggest off season pick up was a back up quarterback who may spend more time on the back page of the New York Post then in the endzone. Despite all this, the Jets will have a better record then the Giants come years end.
Two years ago the Jets were one of the most feared defensive teams in the league finishing 3rd best in points allowed. Last year, despite not losing much in terms of players, they fell to 13th. Rex Ryan is back to calling the defense this year and that should help regain their 2010 form.
The real reason behind this prediction is the schedule of the two New York teams. The Giants have (arguably) the hardest schedule in the NFL while the Jets sport one of the easiest. The Giants get to play just five teams that finished under .500 last year, while also playing seven games against teams that made the playoffs. On the other hand, the Jets get to play eight games against teams below .500 and just five games against playoff teams. The Jets finished just one game behind the Giants last year and the two team’s schedules should be enough for the Jets to gain at least one if not two games.
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Posted by GameSetMatch on 27th March 2012
With the recent addition of quarterback Tim Tebow to the New York Jets, some may wonder what current number one quarterback Mark Sanchez had to say. Sanchez downplayed the addition of Tebow to the team and says that he is not worried. Others wondered if the Jets front office contacted Sanchez to let him know about Tebow coming to the team. Recently, Jets head coach Rex Ryan stated, “Mark Sanchez is a QB, not a GM. So he wasn’t consulted about the Tim Tebow deal.” With strong words like that, one must wonder what is really going through the head of Mark Sanchez. If he is suppose to be the leader of the offense, why would u bring in another young gun to back him up that has a potential to be a starter. Are the Jets using this as a plan to light a fire under Sanchez, or are they having second thoughts about their starter. I can only assume and speculate but I wish I were a fly in the room the day the coaches and GM talked about picking up Tim Tebow. Those of us locked outside of the meeting have no idea what was said and what is the future plans going forward with the Jets until training camp and pre-season. Are they going to run a two-quarterback system, or are they going to one as the regular offense and one as a wildcat. How wit that help the offensive chemistry flow throughout the season. The biggest concern with switching out the quarterbacks for certain plays are what about the offensive lineman. The interior defense dines under the sabotage. Having and left handed and right handed quarterback can mess with the lineman chemistry as to who is the back side protector at certain points of the game. All these questions will be answered this upcoming season and we will get a good look at what will happen to the Jets offensively.
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Posted by GameSetMatch on 2nd August 2011
New York Jets Head coach Rex Ryan has been spotted with a new tattoo on his right calf. Now just because the guy gets a tattoo, does it really need to get the attention the media is giving it. Since day one, the media has giving Rex Ryan the most unneeded and undeserving attention. Who really cares about the guy getting a tattoo. Its his body and he can do what he pleases. Just like the nonsense video about him recording his wife’s feet last year. If the guy has a foot fetish then let him be. The media needs to focus more on the team and stop worrying about the little things. Show more about how practice went and how the team is getting along with their new additions. All I really have to say is stop wasting time on nonsense and give the fans the real information that want.
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Posted by sasilverandblack on 19th January 2011
The New York Jets are in the AFC Championship game for the second time in as many years. Only this time, they stand a much better chance. Or do they?
Coming into the season the Jets were viewed as one of the favorites to go to Dallas for the Super Bowl. After completing an 11-5 regular season, sneaking by the Colts in the Wild Card, and “upsetting” the mighty Belichickians in the divisional round, they are one game away from meeting those predictions. The only thing that stands in their way are the battle-tested, 12-4 Pittsburgh Steelers. Do the Jets stand a chance? After all, they didn’t stand much of a chance against the 14-2 Patriots last week.
The good news for the Jets: Santonio Holmes is sure to have another breakout performance, as is the norm for him in the playoffs. The bad news for the Jets: Mark Sanchez, Holmes, and company will not be playing New England’s defense this week. It’s up to Rex Ryan and the wonderkind Sanchez to put together an offensive game that resembles their performance against the Patriots to get the best of Pittsburgh’s staunch defense. The Steelers defense is superb at virtually every position, so mental lapses cannot be tolerated.
Unlike the previous two weeks, the Jets are erring on the side of respect in the media. No cheap shots on the opposing quarterback’s preparation habits, no “this is personal” statements, no inflammatory remarks. Instead, they are likening Ben Roethlisberger to a polar bear when describing the difficulty in bringing the 6′5′ 240-pound quarterback to the ground. But wait a minute, is this the same team?
The Jets already defeated the Steelers in their week 15 matchup by a score of 22-17. Perhaps they don’t feel a need to provoke them. After all, the Jets were licking their wounds from the 45-3 shellacking they took at the hands of the Patriots in the regular season and the AFC Championship Game defeat last year at the hands of the Colts. They were ready to avenge those losses. So ready that they felt the need to relay their swagger through trash talk. They’ve already conquered the Steelers, now they just have to do it again. Plus they are getting their kick return and wildcat specialist Brad Smith back.
Rex Ryan and Mike Tomlin have expressed their admiration and respect for each other. So where was that last week against the Patriots? I guess there’s no room for admiration and respect when it comes to your divisional rival.
So why taunt someone who’s already been defeated? Or could their quietness possibly be because they don’t want to wake a sleeping giant? New York better be ready to play this time, because the Steelers’ defense is just as good, if not better, than their offense. It should be a good one. And it’ll be trash talk free, the way it should be.
By Josh Delp of the Sports Fan Blog Network
Tags: Ben Roethlisberger, Brad Smith, Jets, Mark Sanchez, Santonio Holmes, Steelers
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Posted by sasilverandblack on 24th September 2010
Many people predicted big things this season for the Jets. They were considered to be a Super Bowl favorite coming out of the AFC. I had trouble with this thinking, and it seems my thoughts on the team were not baseless. After two games the Jets have been Jekyll and Hyde. Their offense looked ugly against the Ravens. The following week, Mark Sanchez seemingly swapped places with Tom Brady in their shellacking of the Patriots. Now the team has a whole new set of problems and might be reverting back to their week 1 performance this Sunday.
Among the woes this week include an injured Darrelle Revis (hamstring), and a strung out Braylon Edwards, who was arrested Tuesday for driving while intoxicated. No worries, though, Rex Ryan has no problems with playing Edwards after the incident. It’s just another “incident” after all, nothing to take too seriously. After all, the Jets are the first team you would expect to discipline (sense the sarcasm).
Edwards is set to play but not start this Sunday against the Dolphins. Owner Woody Johnson has backed this decision, adding that in his multiple conversations with him he has shown the appropriate remorse for what he did. What? How much remorse do you have to show to be back on good terms with this organization? What, did he say sorry? Is that enough?
This is not Edwards’ first scratch with the law. He has had several when he was with the Browns. Yet a slap on the wrist seems to suffice as proper punishment. Ben Roethisberger gets suspended for four games for incidents off the field that are largely unjustified. The main difference between the Steelers (a championship team) and the Jets (a pretender) is their tolerance for bull.
Johnson claims he research multiple drunk-driving arrests from around the league and claims their discipline is about as severe an action as he’s seen.
What’s more, Edwards hasn’t apologized for it yet. This guy doesn’t care for the team, he just wants to get his. And another thing, I understand guys wanting to go out, have fun, put a couple of drinks back, but to then get in a car and drive? I don’t care if he had half a drink or five drinks, you just don’t do it, especially when you are a professional athlete with major responsibilities to your team.
This is just another blemish on the Jets record as a whole that does absolutely nothing for hopes of a cleaner image. I’m picking the Dolphins this Sunday to beat the Jets in what will be a sluggish, inconsistent, and underwhelming year that had high aspirations.
By Josh Delp of the Sports Fan Blog Network
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Posted by GameSetMatch on 16th June 2010
As the season gets closer, all I think about is what is Darrelle Revis doing? I understand that he wants to get paid as a big time player that he has proven to be but at the same time one season does not mean anything. Yes he did do work on the field but he has to prove himself once again to be worth all the money that he is asking for. I agree with him that he should be paid more but not the amount that he is asking for.
I believe that he just needs to get to practice, do his work and prove his wealth. Once he proves himself in practice he can use it as leverage to get the amount that he needs. At the end of all this I think he needs to prove himself this season because one season does not mean anything. He needs to go show that he is a valuable asset and his skills are not a one time deal.
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Posted by boom on 8th June 2010
Darrelle Revis’s recent contract dispute with the New York Jets is expected to carry on for quite sometime until he or the Jets organization decides to budge. I do understand Revis’s point but his terms are ridiculous. Revis one of the best corners in the league wants a contract that will make him the highest paid cornerback in the league, people believe the numbers to be about $16 million a year. While Revis is one of the best he is not the best, Revis Island and all the un-explained media coverage definitely added to his self-believed worth.
Now as a Jet fan I have to worry about the organization not being able to sign their other notable free agents including Nick Mangold and others. If you ask me I think Revis needs to stop worrying about the money and play. I do not know the exact numbers being discussed but if its for example $13 million a year vs. $16 million he really needs to take a step back and look at the fact that he is already making a ridiculous salary while others in the country cannot find minimum wage jobs!
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Posted by GameSetMatch on 1st June 2010
Last season, the Jets ran the ball 607 times, compared to only 393 pass attempts. Their leading rusher from 2009, Thomas Jones, is now a Kansas City Chief, and the question of who will carry the load for the Jets’ rushing game is on the minds of many of their fans.
The most obvious replacement for Jones’ production is Shonn Greene. As a 3rd round draft pick out of Iowa, Greene’s rookie season was largely quiet, as he rushed for 540 yards. In the playoffs, however, Greene rushed for 304 yards in only 3 games, and had several memorable touchdown runs which raised expectations for this season. Despite Greene’s impressive talent, however, he has shown weaknesses in the past. Last season, he fumble 3 times in only 108 carries, and he failed to record a reception. Despite these worries, however, Greene showed a combination of speed and power that has many Jets fans excited for his 2010 season.
While Shonn Greene appears to be entrenched as the starter, his backup will be one of the best running backs in NFL history. LaDainian Tomlinson, signed from the San Diego Chargers, will likely be featured as the Jets’ 3rd down back. In his prime, Tomlinson was one of the top pass-catching backs in the NFL, but it seems as if Tomlinson’s prime ended two seasons ago. Last season, Tomlinson appeared to have lost a step, as he averaged only 3.3 yards per carry for a dynamic Chargers offense. Tomlinson’s season ended against the Jets’ defense, as he rushed for only 24 yards on 12 carries. Heading into this season, Tomlinson’s ability will be called into question by most Jets fans. If he can return to the form that made him one of the best running backs of all time, then the Jets offense will feature two running backs who compliment each other well. If Tomlinson’s decline continues, however, the Jets offense will likely struggle on passing downs, or in the event of an injury to Greene.
One final wildcard in the Jets 2010 backfield is their 4th round pick, Joe McKnight. Heading into college at USC, McKnight drew comparisons to fellow Trojan Reggie Bush. Although he failed to match Bush’s college production, McKnight is still regarded as a shifty runner who could serve as an asset to the Jets’ offense. With the departure of Leon Washington to Seattle, the Jets will need a quicker running back to take over Washington’s role. Although McKnight did not make the best first impression by appearing out of shape at the Jets’ first rookie mini-camp, there is speculation that his familiarity with his college quarterback, Mark Sanchez, could help him get onto the field as a rookie.
With the continued development of Mark Sanchez, it’s likely that the Jets will throw the ball far more than they did last season. Despite this fact, however, the Jets will likely remain a running team. In order for the Jets to succeed, they will need their running game to remain a dominant force. With the presence of three talented running backs, there is no reason for the Jets not to have success, but all three backs have question marks that won’t be answered until they step onto the field to open the season.
Tags: Joe McKnight, LaDainian Tomlinson, New York Jets, NFL, Running Game, Shonn Greene
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Posted by Decker on 26th May 2010
Yes, we are not even halfway through 2010. However, focus seems to have shifted all the way to 2014 for Super Bowl XLVIII (48 for those too lazy to read Roman numerals). This is because Super Bowl XL VIII will be held at the Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, home of the New York Giants and New York Jets.
Raymond James Stadium and Sun Life Stadium, both located in Florida, were the other two finalists that opposed Meadowlands Stadium. It is rare to see the National Football League elect to hold the Super Bowl in a location where the whether will likely be freezing.
The game will be held on February 2nd, 9th, or 16th. After broadcasting the upcoming Super Bowl, Fox will not be broadcasting a Super Bowl until they broadcast the one at Meadowlands Stadium.
This has, and will send the Metropolitan area into a frenzy. But one’s thing for sure- no matter if it is sunny, raining, or snowing, the Super Bowl will be held at the Meadowlands Stadium in 2014.
by David at the Sports Fan Blog Network
Tags: Giants, Jets, NFL, Super Bowl
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