Archive for November, 2010

Jets Prep For Patriots

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Florham Park, N.J.- It started immediately after the Jets finished off the Bengals Thursday night.

The game was filled with it’s ups and downs and an abundance of story lines, but the most asked questions following the game were not about the win over the Bengals, but about the Jets upcoming battle against the Patriots. (more…)

Rex Ryan Expresses Admiration of Belichick and Brady

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Florham Park, N.J.- Before Rex Ryan had even coached his first game as a head coach, he managed to make a comment about Bill Belichick that stirred up a media frenzy. Many media members and fans interpreted the comment as disrespect, others thought it was just pure insanity.

“I think we’ve already sent a message to them (Patriots). So they can read between the lines… Oh yeah, no question we’ve sent a message to them.” Ryan said before last season even began, “They can figure it out and when they come here the second week of the season then we’ll see. Cause ya see, I never came here to kiss Bill Belichick’s, aah, rings, ya know. I came here to win. Lets put it this way, I’m not intimidated by New England or anybody else.” (more…)

Jets Overcome Own Mistakes to Beat Bengals, 26-10

Friday, November 26th, 2010

East Rutherford, N.J.- Sure 9-2 is great and all, but it’s becoming tougher and tougher to figure out just what to make of this Jets team right now.

It’s getting tiresome to continue talking about how the Jets keep having to dig themselves out of a hole by waiting until the second half to show up and they can’t possibly hope to bring this type of weak nonsense to New England next week and expect to earn a victory.

For now, though, the Jets have somehow managed to find another way to overcome their own mistakes and clamp down in the second-half to earn their ninth victory of the season. (more…)

Jets Injury Updates

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Florham Park, N.J.- With this being the 12th week of the regular season it should come as no surprise that for here on out every game there will be big names filling up both teams injury reports.

The Jets aren’t in anywhere near as bad shape as a team like the Colts, but two of the Jets starters are considered questionable, even though the general consensus around the Jets facility is that while Rex Ryan refuses to rule either Jerricho Cotchery or Damien Woody out officially, it seems unlikely either will play. Although according to Ryan, Woody is closer to being able to play than Cotchery. (more…)

Start It Up

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Florham Park, N.J.- You hear about short weeks in the NFL all the time, usually it’s in reference to a team playing a Monday night game, then turning around to play on Sunday. Not really that short of a week, however this week is most deserving of being called a short week.

On Sunday the Jets played a game against the Texans, another game where they needed all 60 minutes to win the game (following a game where they played almost 75 complete minutes and 60 plus the week before), yesterday, they had a walk through and open locker room for us media folk. Today they got their one day of practice in for a game which will be played two days from now and just four days after their last game, that ladies and gentleman is the definition of a short week. (more…)

Chinks In the Armor

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Florham Park, N.J.- An 8-2 record sure is a beautiful thing for the Jets and their fans, but they have been far from perfect and opponents seem to have figured out the flaws in the Jets and more importantly how to exploit them.

The Jets keep surviving, despite staring defeat directly in the face for the past three games they are showing an uncanny ability to mount repeated comebacks, but it shouldn’t have to be that way. (more…)

‘Tone Time’

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Florham Park, N.J.- Over the past couple of weeks Rex Ryan has raved about the intensity and the play of one Santonio Holmes, aka ‘Tone’. Ryan talked about the look of determination in Holmes’ eye once the fourth-quarter begins and he dubbed the closing minutes of a game to be, ‘Tone time.’

Last week, after the Cleveland game, Rex Ryan said, “I think all our guys want it. I really do, but when I see him, it’s like there’s something different. It’s hard to explain, but it’s like this guy is almost with his demeanor, his eyes, his everything, it’s like ‘Give me the football.’ You know what I mean? It’s almost like he’s convincing you. ‘Sold. I’m buying.’ It’s almost something you have to see. You can’t fake it. This guy wants it. He’s the guy on the baseball field with one out left. He’s begging to get the ball hit to him.”

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Jets and Texans Mid-Week Injury Report

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Florham Park, N.J.- While the focus on the Jets injury report is mostly on Jerricho Cotchery and Matt Slauson, the Texans added a surprising big name of their own to this week’s injury report this morning.

According to ESPN.com news services, Texans quarterback Matt Schaub was hospitalized last night with a bursa sac injury to his right knee. Just how the injury happened remains a bit of a mystery.

According to head coach Gary Kubiak, Schaub seemed fine yesterday, but after he left the practice facilities he called the team to inform them that his knee was bothering him and this morning the news of him being hospitalized broke. (more…)

Rex Ryan Asks Fans For Help, Again, To Create Home-Field Advantage

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Florham Park, N.J.- The very idea of home field advantage isn’t anywhere near as meaningful as it used to be. Throughout all professional sports there has been a slow and steady decrease in the effect home field advantage has been having over the past decade or so.

There are many possible arguments to be made; teams and players are just better and more focused so their performance stays more consistent regardless of what stadium they are in. The new state-of-the-art stadiums cater to the less loud and obnoxious fans and don’t create the same intimidating atmosphere for opposing teams as they used to. More fans are choosing to stay at home to watch every game on a big screen television from the comfort of their own couch. (more…)

Battle Testing In Progress

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Florham Park, N.J.- Every year, right around playoff time, you start to hear the phrase, ‘battle tested,’ used in arguments for why a particular team can or can’t win in the playoffs.

With a second-year quarterback, a second-year coach with the second-year of his defensive scheme in place and a couple of new castaways from other teams, the Jets can hardly be considered a ‘battle tested,’ team.

However these last couple of wins they have piled up, snatching victories directly from the jaws of defeat, will add to this second-year team’s resume. Starting with last year’s late season success and their ability to win these games in crunch-time so far this season the Jets are currently in the battle testing mode. (more…)