Talk is cheap.

8 months ago, Rex Ryan and the New York Jets walked off the field into the tunnel at Lucas Oil Stadium after having their coffin nailed and buried by the league's finest second-half mortician, Peyton Manning.

January 24, 2009 will be remembered in green and white lore forever, but for more than being another shortcoming by a historically snakebit franchise.* The 30-17 AFC Championship loss in Indianapolis meant more than that.* Much more.

The "Same Old Jets' died that day.* Buried and forgotten, never to be heard from again.* For 46 years, the former Titans of New York, have operated...