Originally Posted by DDNYjets
If we can run the ball and throw PA we will be fine. Sanchez is very good with the PA pass. We can't put this game all on Sanchez.
I agree 100%. The idea that we are going to let Sanchez air it out 40 times is a terrible strategy. This team gels when they are running the ball. It's hard to get an exact read on how well NE does against the run, because they've been up in so many games.
But if I were the Jets, I would want to run, run, run - get physical, hit their D. Real smash-mouth football and then run some PA off of that. I would love to see the Wildcat actually work the way it did against us in that Miami game from two years back - when the D was just gassed and couldn't make a short stop to save their life.
So many pundits are making a big deal of the only 11 passing attempts last week. I thought it was masterful - giving Mark throws where they really count.
The Jets have nothing to really lose in this game. No one expected them to win it in August and no one expects it now. I think they'll come out loose and fired up - but ONLY if Rex goes in with the mindset of playing his own game rather than trying to ameliorate the strengths of the Pats.