My father left after the Sanchez pick. I drove to the game. I stayed to the end. I should have had a few drinks in the club before returning to the car but I headed straight there after we won and let him have it the whole ride home.
I will take the victory but we need to get things fixed if we want to do damage in the playoffs.
I was extremely dissappointed everyone left. They were great the whole game, and clearly made a committment to get there, as they always do. To just give up like that, with the game not out of reach, it was just sad watching Santonio catch that TD in front of 22k fans.
Wasn't at the game but at a local bar. Surrounded by like-minded and disgusted green-clad fans late in the 4th quarter. Here's what it came down to: This is another game where the Jets' vulnerabilities were laid bare. Where is the ability to run the ball against one of the worst defenses in the NFL? How about the vaunted Jets defense making a stop when it counts, late in the game? Why are Houston receivers so wide open for pass receptions that they need their own zip codes? When do the Jets ever put a stake in the heart of an opponent when they're up 2 scores - at home no less?
The Jets get one more "softy" on the schedule before the heavy lifting begins, and I don't see how this team is going to be ready for games against N.E., Pitt, and even Chicago, from what I just saw Thursday. Truth is, this Jets team can give us fans a heart attack against just about anyone.
[QUOTE=NYJCAP2;3827839]I was extremely dissappointed everyone left. They were great the whole game, and clearly made a committment to get there, as they always do. To just give up like that, with the game not out of reach, it was just sad watching Santonio catch that TD in front of 22k fans.
I was SO disappointed to see people leaving after that pick AND, ON TOP OF THAT ,the ENTIRE club section to my right cleared out 2 WHOLE rows. Pathetic.
But those of us who remained and cheered in 245A!!!! WHAT A DAY!!!! WHAT a SENSATION OF PURE ECSTASY!!!!! THAT"S WHY you go see the game LIVE in person
The two guys behind me, the STH next to me, my girlfriend & buddy (a life-long Giants fan, no less! - he also aptly pointed out, "is saving 20 mins in traffic worth more than seeing a POSSIBLE great comeback w/so little left in the game?") ALL JUMPED UP IN THE AIR and had a MASSIVE huge 6 person group hug of VICTORY when we saw Holmes catch that TD.
NO FEELING on EARTH can substitute the SWEEET taste & SHEER JOY of doubted Victory clutched from the jaws of defeat. And seeing those fans, the doubters, who gave up SO EARLY when we're down by ONE (1) POINT!?!?!?!?! made staying to WITNESS that Jets comeback classic all the greater.
It wasn't saving the 20 minutes of traffic. It was the heartbreak. We all felt while leaving the stadium. It doesn't make you less of a fan. I'm going to be paying thousands of dollars for the rest of my life going to see the game, I'm going to decide when I'm leaving. That doesn't make any less of a fan. I bleed green and always will.