Archive for December, 2010

Rex Ryan, ‘And All That Jazz’

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Florham Park, N.J.- Rex Ryan is a larger-than-life personality, part brilliant defensive football mind, part jokester/stand-up comedian, ‘and all that jazz,’ to barrow his favorite phrase.

‘And all that jazz,’ is Ryan’s version of etc., etc., ‘and all that type of stuff’, or for “Seinfeld” fans, ‘yadda-yadda-yadda.’

But where most football coaches use this type of transition into the next question as a way for skipping over the heart of the answer, Ryan typically leans on it when he thinks everyone understands what he would say next if he continued, ‘and all that jazz.’ (more…)

With Pressure Mounting, How Will Jets Respond?

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Florham Park, N.J.- You know that old saying, pressure either busts pipes or makes diamonds?

Well boys and girls, we are about to see if the Jets pipes will burst or if they can respond and turn this apparent disaster into a diamond Super Bowl ring.

With four games left in the season and sitting at 9-3 after a embarrassing 45-3 loss to the Patriots, the fate of this Jets season depends on how the Jets respond to the pressure being applied to them.

This isn’t the first time this Jets team has had to respond to pressure, and each time before they have responded beyond most peoples expectations, but after having struggled to beat mediocre teams such as Cleveland, Houston and Detroit and getting their clocks cleaned in every aspect of the game on Monday night it’s clear that this Jets team has it’s flaws and everyone knows it. (more…)

Jets Sign Safety Emanule Cook

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Florham Park, N.J.- Laveranues Coles return to the Jets was so short he was never able to rejoin the team as the Jets had to release him to add some depth to their secondary with Jim Leonhard out for the season and James Ihedigbo being hurt in Monday night’s game.

With the Jets down a safety for the rest of the year, a starter and one of the most valuable defenders on the team because of his intangibles with Leonhard, and possibly down another (Ihedigbo) for most likely a game or two the Jets needed to get another safety on their roster, especially with the way Tom Brady shredded the Jets pass defense less than 48 hours ago. (more…)

It Was All Good Just a Week Ago

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Florham Park, N.J.- When Rex Ryan approached the podium today to address the beating the Jets endured last night he started by pointing out the obvious.

Last week the room was overflowing with different reporters, the majority of them not Jets beat-writers, all awaiting to digest every last morsel Ryan had to offer about what was being called the game of the year.

Well, the game might have had the most at stake so far, but it was far from the game of the year. It was barely even a game as the Jets seemingly never had a chance and today Ryan addressed a much smaller crowd of people waiting to hear him talk. (more…)

Preview – Jets vs. Patriots

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Florham Park, N.J.- Preparations for this have been made all season long, but the final touches for the stage that has now been set were completed last Thursday night.

After both the Jets and the Patriots struggled a bit in the first half of their Thanksgiving games, both teams turned it on in the second-half and instantly started a storm of insane media/fan related hype about this Monday’s epic regular season game.

9-2 vs. 9-2, AFC East division title, not quite on the line but as close as it can be at this time of year, then on top of that this game could very well determine home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. And, yeah it’s Jets vs. Patriots, Boston vs. New York, these teams/areas have a bit of a history of, well let’s just say, not being too fond of each other. (more…)

What the Loss of Leonhard Means to the Jets

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Florham Park, N.J.- It started as just another casual day at practice for the New York Jets, but then the unexpected happened.

During team-drills Jim Leonhard and Patrick Turner collided into each other and unfortunately, for Turner, Leonhard and the Jets, Turner got the best of Jim Leonhard’s shin. (more…)

40-Degree Days

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Florham Park, N.J.- The Jets may be 9-2, but many of their fans are nervous that the team has been unable to put together a complete game. Each week it’s a different unit of this team that has to make up for the poor play of another part of the team. If this keeps up the question will be, when will the wheels fall off?

The way these Jets games have been playing out is reminiscent of a scene from the television show, “The Wire.”

“The Wire,” was an HBO series that never garnered the same commercial success as a show like, “The Soprano’s,” but it was an absolute hit among critics and had one of the most loyal and dedicated fan bases of any television series, a feeling Jets fans should have little trouble relating to.  (more…)

How the Jets and Pats Have Grown Since Week Two

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Florham Park, N.J.- I briefly touched on this subject in Monday’s article, but today I will dig a bit deeper examining just how much both these teams have grown and improved since their early season matchup.

With the game just under a week away, this will serve as sort of a pre-preview of the game, but then again so will just about every article you read until Monday, as there is no way to avoid it with all the hype surrounding this game. (more…)