Just a year ago, you were 30 measly minutes away. 30 minutes away from having a chance to fulfill your goal. 30 minutes away from being a place this team hasn't been in 42 years. 30 minutes from having a chance to fulfill the hopes of all of those "fans" out there that support you. 30 minutes away from having a chance to silence all the doubters, silence all the people out there that have doubted your character. Your will. Your talent. 30 minutes away....
That was last year. Remember how that felt.
BUT THAT WAS THEN. THIS IS NOW.
Here you are. Once again, against all the odds, against the "conventional wisdom", despite what the so called "experts" have had to say about you, here you are again, with a chance to make HISTORY. This is what you have worked your whole life for.
"They" said you wouldn't beat Peyton Manning. "They" said you had no chance against Tom Brady. "They" say you can't win in Pittsburgh, and that you can't handle Troy Polomalu or Mike Wallace, or the "Steeler Mystique".
To that, I say one thing.....Bull$hit.
You are the better team today. This is your year. Last year, you got this far...and that was without Ladanian Tomlinson, Santonio Holmes,Jason Taylor, Antonio Cromartie. This year your Quarterback is a veteran, your Head Coach wiser. This year, you've gotten this far by BEATING those Colts.....those Patriots.
All year long we Jets fans have heard how you are "too loud", "too arrogant". We have heard your character questioned, your integrity doubted. We have heard our team called "thugs" and "criminals" and seen the New York Jets held to a different standard than every other team in the NFL. We have seen the personal lives of players like Antonio Cromartie, and Head Coach Rex Ryan dragged into the public eye by an unscrupulous media and used as fodder for "news" stories and satire...and they question YOUR character.
Now those same writers and experts are telling us you backed into the playoffs. That you don't belong. That you don't have a chance.
Today, demonstrate your character, determination, and will.
THIS IS YOUR YEAR!!!.
Nothing can stand in your way if you have the will and determination to complete the task at hand. Your goal is within reach. You can almost touch it. Play your game, dictate the terms, and enforce your will upon your opponent today.
If yo do those things, if you play to the level that we have seen you play this year, then nothing can stop you. Today, the message is simple...
FINISH THE JOB.
Today, nothing can stand in OUR WAY. TODAY IS OUR DAY. Finish what you started last year.
Today, expect and achieve one thing.....
Today, you stand 60 minutes from the Super Bowl....
Last edited by Jet_Engine1; 01-23-2011 at 10:17 AM.