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    Arrow jets @ seattle : Sun Nov. 11 - 4:05 pm ~ ~ ~

    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll rooting for Mark Sanchez, but not next week

    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll makes no secret of where his allegiances will lie next week when the Jets visit Seattle, even though Carroll will always have a soft spot for Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez."We'll try to knock the heck out of him on game day, and neither of us would ever want it any other way," Carroll said of Sanchez, his starting quarterback when the two were at Southern California. "We're going to battle."But Carroll empathizes with Sanchez as he struggles through a season with celebrated backup Tim Tebow always lurking. Carroll once advised Sanchez to remain in school for another year rather than enter the draft early in 2009, but the coach hopes Sanchez can overcome the growing pains at what Carroll believes still is the early stage of his NFL career."Mark's story is huge with the media with Tebow going [to the Jets] and all that, and I feel for him," Carroll said. "It's been a hard thing to deal with because the media has been so overwhelming on the subject."

    Despite Sanchez's on-field problems, Carroll admires the way he has handled himself with all the attention Tebow's presence has created."I think he's doing a great job hanging in there, playing great football," Carroll said. "I think he's handled it fine."Carroll has his own challenges at quarterback but believes rookie Russell Wilson is doing a terrific job. Seattle is 4-4 and hosts the Vikings Sunday."Russell's really been impressive," Carroll said. "He's improving each week, even as the games get harder . . . Every single game we've been in has been extremely close."

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    At Least the Jets Are Getting Healthy

    As the 3-5 Jets come off of their bye week and prepare for their game at the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, coach Rex Ryan is hopeful that several key players will be back to full health after sustaining injuries.Ryan said last week that he was optimistic that safety Eric Smith, who missed the Jets' previous three games with a knee injury, and running back Bilal Powell, who missed last week's loss to the Miami Dolphins with a bad shoulder, would be able to play against the Seahawks.

    It is possible that linebacker Bart Scott (pictured here, toe) and running back Joe McKnight (sprained ankle) also would be ready for Sunday's game, but Ryan admitted he wasn't certain that defensive lineman Kenrick Ellis (sprained MCL) would be."I think we'll get the majority of our guys back healthy," Ryan said, "and that's what this team needs."

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    Even if the Jets don't turn their season around in 2012, the second half of the year is going to decide who will be on the roster -- and in the front office -- in 2013.The New York Post's Brian Costello compiled a list of who is on the hot seat and speculated who will stay, go or whose job is "up in the air."GM Mike Tannenbaum's job, he said, is one of those in question. "After building a strong team, Tannenbaum's roster is not as talented now as it was two years ago," Costello wrote. "Owner Woody Johnson has not praised Tannenbaum publicly in recent months like he has Ryan.

    He could be gone if the Jets miss the playoffs."Those who he saw as members of Gang Green next season were head coach Rex Ryan, Mark Sanchez, Santonio Holmes and free agents like Nick Folk. But he predicted three names would be out the door: LBs Bart Scott and Calvin Pace (due to age and salary cap reasons) and Tim Tebow."Everyone has been waiting to see if Tebow would supplant Sanchez. It has not happened," he said. "Tebow has to be frustrated sitting on the bench. If the Jets don't promise him an open competition for the starting quarterback job in the offseason, he probably will demand a trade."

    For more on the Jets, here's NJ.com's daily aggregation of Jets news from around the web :

    •The Star-Ledger's Conor Orr wrote on the relationship Tebow has with Jets special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff, from how the QB has the authority to audible to a fake punt, to the way he's stayed positive. "On special teams, and with Westhoff, Tebow has a relationship not unlike the ones he had with quarterbacks coaches and offensive coordinators throughout high school and college. He can be creative. A game-changer. In control," Orr said.

    •CBSSports.com's Lisa Zimmerman gave her votes for the Jets' MVPs and disappointments thus far, but also provided a nugget that gave insight into what the coaching staff might be up to this week: "The Jets' coaches always do a self-scout during the bye week with offensive coaches reviewing the defense and vice versa. They look to glean as much information out of this as possible to help themselves. Coach Rex Ryan has also put out the word to his entire staff, no matter what their position is, that he is open to ideas from anyone that might make a difference going forward."

    • Orr also wrote a similar roundup. He believed the improvements must not only be with the Jets' passing game, but on both sides of the ball on third downs. "The Jets are letting teams convert at a rate dangerously close to 50 percent on third down, good enough for the third-worst third-down defense in football behind the Bills and Titans," he said. "Part of this can absolutely be attributed to the loss of Revis, though the Jets have struggled mightily on third down all season."

    > http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/201...ike_tanne.html

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    This is the type of low scoring game I think the Jets can win.

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    ... Seahawks' rush D

    The Seattle Seahawks have allowed an NFL-high 502 yards rushing over the past three weeks.They have allowed 6.2 yards per carry over that span, easily the highest figure in the league (Oakland is second at 5.4).

    This comes as a surprise.Seattle allowed only 420 yards rushing and 3.3 yards per attempt over its first six games.Only Tampa Bay, which had a bye in Week 5, allowed fewer total rushing yards (375) or yards per attempt (3.1) than the Seahawks allowed through Week 6.San Francisco's Frank Gore (131 yards in Week 7) and Minnesota's Adrian Peterson (182 yards Sunday) accounted for much of the damage. Both are outstanding players. Peterson is running like an all-time great.Seattle lost only narrowly to the 49ers, 13-6. The Seahawks defeated the Vikings, 30-20. The defensive rushing stats don't seem quite so alarming in that context.This is still a trend the Seahawks need to reverse.

    The New York Jets are next on the schedule. They're averaging 3.9 yards per carry. Their leading rusher, Shonn Greene, has 509 yards and a 3.7-yard average.The Seahawks should fare better against him.

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    Dominant RBs, but Wilson only winning QB

    ...The Seattle Seahawks also brought to the fight an efficient, poised quarterback with a veteran's feel for the pocket and the arm strength to fire the ball downfield on occasion.

    That was the most meaningful difference between the Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings during Seattle's 30-20 victory in Week 9. It's what matters most for Seattle as the team moves forward with rookie Russell Wilson behind center.Wilson's three touchdown passes gave the rookie 13 through nine games, two fewer than Seattle managed all last season. He has eight touchdowns against two picks over his past four starts. He has taken one sack over his past two games and never more than two in a game since Arizona brought him down three times in Week 1.

    These are the signs of progress Seattle must see this season.

    The fact the Seahawks are 5-4 with four home games left on the schedule further validates Seattle's decision to name Wilson the starter over Matt Flynn. That conversation sure did suffer a quick and decisive demise, didn't it? This team is contending not just in spite of its rookie quarterback, but increasingly because of him."Hats off to him," Vikings defensive end Brian Robison said. "He's a heckuva player and he has a bright future in this league." This was only the second time in 24 chances a Seattle team won despite allowing 155-plus yards to an opposing runner. Adrian Peterson was absurdly prolific on his way to 144 first-half yards. He left full-grown NFL linebackers flailing at his vapor trails. That stuff about Peterson undergoing ACL surgery has to be a hoax.Peterson put the scalpel to Seattle's rush defense. The Seahawks fared much better against him in the second half, limiting him to 182 yards for the game after 200-plus appeared bankable.

    The Seahawks' defense deserves a large share of the credit. Defenders who had geared up to stop Peterson showed more patience in the second half, making it tougher for the NFL's best runner to cut back into the clear. Of course, Peterson had only five carries after halftime. Wilson, running back Marshawn Lynch (124 yards) and the Seahawks' receivers and offensive line get credit, too.Seattle led by only a touchdown well into the fourth quarter. The outcome could have swung either way. The Seahawks possessed the ball for 10:53 of the game's final 11:49, and that made it impossible for Minnesota to threaten.Wilson to Lynch for 23 yards on second-and-13. Wilson to fullback Michael Robinson for 16 yards on third-and-1. Wilson scrambling 13 yards on second-and-14. Wilson converting fourth-and-1 on a keeper. Wilson finding Robinson for a 6-yard gain on fourth-and-4.These were the fourth-quarter plays that let Seattle grind out the victory. Earlier, there were 6- and 11-yard scoring passes to Golden Tate and an 11-yard touchdown to Sidney Rice on third-and-9. Also, a 7-yard pass to Rice on third-and-4 and a 6-yarder to Tate on third-and-5 extended drives that would result in touchdowns.

    The first-quarter bullet Wilson threw over the middle to Rice for a 23-yard gain was one he delivered on time and with authority after stepping forward in the pocket."He did a great job of avoiding the pressure, buying some time, scrambling a couple times, converting some first downs," said Antoine Winfield, the Vikings' three-time Pro Bowl cornerback.The Seahawks rushed for 195 yards and passed for 190, the type of balance Pete Carroll and just about every defensive-minded coach loves to see.

    What was Wilson's role in it all ? The Vikings weren't going to hold a parade for him.

    Marshawn Lynch and the Seattle rushing game helped take pressure off Russell Wilson."When you give up 200 yards rushing, heck, I could be successful as a quarterback," said Jared Allen, the Vikings' four-time Pro Bowl defensive end.Perhaps Allen should start for the Vikings, then. Minnesota rushed for 243 yards and two touchdowns, but the Vikings' second-year quarterback, Christian Ponder, completed only half his 22 attempts for 63 yards and a pick. Ponder was operating on the road against a tougher pass defense than the one Wilson faced. Still, though, 63 yards ? Allen, understandably steamed following a rough defeat, did offer some real insight."I mean, they don't allow [Wilson] to sit in there and drop back," he said. "They do play-action off everything. You've got run action. You've got Lynch, who is running the ball and then [Wilson] comes back and if his first read is not open, he breaks the pocket and makes plays downfield."

    Wilson was playing downhill Sunday, no question.

    Seattle cornerback Marcus Trufant, playing for his job now that Walter Thurmond is close to returning, forced and recovered a first-quarter fumble, setting up the offense at the Minnesota 17. Later, a trick play produced a 25-yard gain, Rice to tight end Zach Miller. There were sideways passes to utilize Tate's considerable running ability. This was not Aaron Rodgers carrying his team, obviously. But it didn't have to be."The guy [Wilson] knows how to make plays, he knows how to create his own windows, but you live with that if we stop the run," Allen said. "Again, you stop the run and you force him to drop back. He gets out of the pocket and he can make every throw downfield. Good for them, but that ain't what beat us. We gave up 200 yards rushing." Wilson did lead a pass-oriented attack to a 24-point showing at Detroit last week. Before Sunday, Wilson had thrown eight of his 10 scoring passes from inside the pocket, according to ESPN Stats & Information. That included four of five over the previous three games. He moves with purpose and can turn sure sacks into positive yardage.

    The Seahawks are increasingly putting Wilson in the shotgun formation, with promising results. This was his second consecutive game with two scoring passes from the shotgun after having two over the first seven games. He completed 10 of 14 passes from the formation Sunday after using it only 52 percent of the time previously this season, an unusually low rate in the current NFL.The Vikings, having already lost road games to rookie first-round quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, had gone 2-0 at home against the NFC West's Alex Smith and John Skelton. They hoped to force Wilson into 35-plus passes, but with Lynch flourishing and Ponder floundering, that wasn't an option.

    "You have to make a rookie quarterback drop back, disguise some coverages and create some turnovers," Winfield said.Wilson attempted 35 passes against Detroit and played well enough to win. Seattle lost that game when its defense couldn't stop the Lions on third down. Defensive breakdowns easily could have become the story Sunday without those three scoring passes from Wilson. Luck tossed two touchdowns without a pick against the Vikings. Griffin beat them for two touchdowns rushing and one passing with an interception. The Seahawks, after scoring three red zone touchdowns in September and five in October, produced four Sunday. They did it against a Vikings defense that had allowed opponents to score eight touchdowns on 11 red zone possessions over the previous three weeks.Wilson did not clear a particularly high bar Sunday, in other words. All he did was provide the Seahawks with exactly what they needed, and much more than they have gotten from any other quarterback lately. This wasn't the last time.

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    No defense for Seahawks' past two and a half games

    Yes, the Seahawks won Sunday in a game that was an encouraging sign for Seattle's offense and rookie quarterback, Russell Wilson.

    There was an underbelly to the victory, though. Something that might turn out to be just as important when it comes to gauging Seattle's trajectory for the rest of this season because for the third consecutive week, the Seahawks came out of this game with some pretty serious questions about the defense that appeared to be this team's overriding strength for the first month and half of the season.When San Francisco's Frank Gore rushed for 131 yards against Seattle at Candlestick Park on Oct. 18, the 49ers were credited for their wiliness. They ran a trap repeatedly in the second half, which was responsible for a good number of Gore's 92 yards rushing in the second half.

    When Detroit's Matthew Stafford passed for 352 yards and three touchdowns last week, it was chalked up to scheme. The Seahawks had stayed back in the secondary, believing that Stafford would eventually throw downfield instead of constantly settling for the check down like he did.But after Minnesota's Adrian Peterson left skid marks on Seattle's defense on Sunday at CenturyLink Field, a trend has clearly emerged.This defense that was so good for the first six games of this season has been not-so-good for the past two and a half. Now, the question isn't whether this defense is elite, but whether it can be fixed.Consider that at halftime of the San Francisco game, the Seahawks defense had allowed a total of six offensive touchdowns and 77 points in the 26 quarters it has played. Seattle has given up seven offensive touchdowns and 61 points in the 10 quarters since.

    Scoring is just one manifestation of what appears to be an across-the-board regression :

    Quarters
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    Yards | Pct.

    First 6 1/2 games 26 77 6 73.5 | 3.4 216.2 | 56.9

    Last 2 1/2 games 10 61 7 186.8 |6.6 182.4 | 65.8

    And for those who point to the second half of Sunday's game as a sign of progress, well, please remember that while Minnesota had 59 yards of total offense in the second half, Seattle never really stopped Peterson so much as the Vikings found themselves in a double-digit deficit with 4:09 left in the third quarter and had to start throwing the ball.

    Peterson carried only five times in the second half, gaining 38 yards on those carries. Given those results, Seattle's defense is fortunate the Vikings weren't in position to hand him the ball more often in the third and fourth quarters.

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    The rookie quarterback kept the offense in a fluid rhythm in a performance that showed his improvement this year.

    Remember this game. I know I will.

    Remember this 30-20 Seahawk win Sunday over Minnesota for the remarkable running of the Vikings' Adrian Peterson. And for the beating the Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch took, as well as the pain he inflicted, gaining 124 yards on 26 carries.

    Remember this game for the tough, brass-knuckled duel that it was. And remember the way the Seahawks' defense stiffened in the second half and played like, well, the Seahawks' defense.But most of all, remember it for the grace with which rookie quarterback Russell Wilson played under pressure. After two straight losses, the Seahawks needed Wilson to be very good against a defense that was very good.

    And he was.

    He was patient in the pocket, moving around, his eyes always scanning the field. His patience and elusiveness allowed Golden Tate to get open in the end zone for a 6-yard touchdown that tied the score in the first quarter.Wilson completed 16 of 24 passes for 173 yards and had a 127.3 quarterback rating. He kept drives and plays alive with his feet. And most important, he didn't make mistakes. He didn't look or play like, a rookie.

    "He's a talented guy, man," center Max Unger said.

    Nine games into the season, there is a rhythm to the Seahawks' offense. There is a quick, assured tempo. And there is balance. The Hawks finished with 195 rushing yards and 190 net passing yards."You know what's crazy, in the huddle, he's been pretty much been like this the whole time," Unger said of Wilson. "But he's become a lot more fluid with his play calls. He gets in and out real quick."Wilson is doing the little things. His hard counts forced the Vikings' aggressive defense to jump offside three times, twice in the third-quarter march that gave the Hawks a 27-17 lead.

    "He's getting better and better," receiver Sidney Rice said.

    He carried out fakes that froze the defense. And because of his running ability, Wilson gave his receivers the time to find open spaces. He rarely audibled, but he made the right checks at the line of scrimmage."It's amazing. It really is," guard John Moffitt said. "He got me out of a sack today with his legs. He's playing great ball. He's not a regular rookie. He wants to learn. He wants to grow and we keep seeing it, week-in and week-out. I think especially today."I thought Matt Flynn was the right choice to quarterback the Seahawks at the beginning of the season. I didn't understand the rush to go to Wilson. I still think Flynn is a quality quarterback and the Seahawks still would be at least 5-4 if he had been the starter.But the growth potential for Wilson is enormous. He has an amazingly strong, accurate arm. And he has that "It factor" that general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll saw in him last January.

    In his last four games, Wilson has thrown for eight touchdowns and has two interceptions. He still is only two games removed from a clunker in San Francisco, but there is no denying Wilson's rate of maturity."He's really settled in," Moffitt said. "He's got a real grip on things. I think a lot of this is just settling into yourself and playing the game. Coming in, right off the bat, those first few games you can get jumpy. I'm not saying that Russell did that. I'm just speaking from my own experiences. But I can definitely see a difference in him now."Unlike a lot of rookie quarterbacks, Wilson doesn't pull the ball down at the first blast of pressure from a pass rush. He scrambles to give his receivers extra seconds to get open. When he tucks the ball and runs, it's because he believes he can make a play.

    "He gets a lot of huge plays from his scrambling," Rice said.

    There's never any sense of panic, and rarely does it seem he might try to squeeze an ill-fated pass into double coverage.One example of Wilson's growth on Sunday was the Seahawks' efficiency in the red zone.Coming into this game, they had scored touchdowns on only eight of 21 red zone possessions, the third-worst record in the league.The NFL average for touchdowns in the red zone is 52.8 percent.Against the Vikings, the Hawks scored touchdowns the first four times they got inside Minnesota's 20."He just continues to grow every single week," said Tate, who has five touchdown catches this season, including two Sunday. "It's interesting seeing the growing pains, seeing the highs and lows. I'm enjoying watching him. He's a guy who wants to be the best and he's developing into a leader on our team. I'm excited to be able to play with him."Wilson still will make rookie mistakes. There still are reads he doesn't see, checks he doesn't make. But he is good and, week by week, he is getting better.

    Starting the rookie Russell Wilson was the right call.

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    Hey if Carrol thinks Sanchez is so good how about he trade us Wilson for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudcat21 View Post
    Hey if Carrol thinks Sanchez is so good how about he trade us Wilson for him.
    cool ! !











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    Rex : Jets won't tip their hand on changes

    With stoplights still out in the streets surrounding the Jets' training facility, coach Rex Ryan wasn’t in a hurry to shine light on specific changes the 3-5 team had made during its bye week, but he expressed hope the team could salvage a sinking season.“I think our guys will be, I know our guys will come back and be ready to go,” Ryan said Monday. “We’ll be popping out of our skin, and that’s the way it should be.”

    Ryan, whose home remains without electricity in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, said the coaching staff had considered various adjustments to get more out of the 51 players currently on the active roster. Yes, that includes backup quarterback Tim Tebow.“I had mentioned last week about finding ways to get Tebow, looking at everything, with Tebow maybe how we’re using him and all those type of things, and you had mentioned Mark (Sanchez),” Ryan said, “it’s more about how we’re using everyone, and is there things we can do to help this player or help this player. Whatever it is those are things that we really are looking at.”

    But he cited competitive advantage when asked for specifics.

    “We will be doing some different things,” Ryan said. “I don’t want to get into the specifics of it I hope you understand. If there’s an advantage to be gained, then I want to gain that advantage without letting our opponent know.”Still, Ryan was free to talk about the Jets' problems, which will be glaringly evident on film to the Seattle Seahawks as they prepare to host the Jets on Sunday. Ryan noted the lack of run defense, struggles in the red zone, special teams lapses, poor play in third-down defense and difficulty running the football, to name a few.“I know we’re not where we want to be,” Ryan said, “we’re not even close. We’re not sniffing the playoffs, we’re not sniffing anything right now, but I want to get there man. I’m excited about the prospects in front of us. There are a lot easier places to play than Seattle I can tell you that much. But we’ve got this weeks to get this week to get this team prepared as we possibly can and I’m excited man.”

    Ryan was optimistic that some injured players, including LB Bart Scott (toe), defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis (knee) and running back Joe McKnight (ankle) could be able to play in Seattle. They didn’t practice today, but could be ready to go when the team leaves Friday for the west coast.The Jets have two available spots on the active roster, and Ryan said general manager Mike Tannenbaum was looking at ways to fill them. John Griffin, a running back out of UMass, was added to the practice squad. Linebacker D.J. Bryant was the other addition.Ryan said the facility was closed to players for several days after Hurricane Sandy hit. Coaches still came to the building to work, or set up offices at home to prepare for the second half of the season. Ryan said the storm and damage affected the Jets just like it affected the rest of the community.“You have to make sure you take care of your family, that’s first and foremost obviously,” Ryan said, “yourself probably second and this team third. But we need our players focused, I believe we’ll have them focused.”

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    Ryan noted the lack of run defense, struggles in the red zone, special teams lapses, poor play in third-down defense and difficulty running the football, to name a few
    Rex is CLUELESS if he left QB play out of the things wrong.

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    Jets in must-win game at Seattle

    The New York Jets come off their bye this week at 3-5 at the midpoint of the season. Their reward: A lengthy road trip to CenturyLink Field to play the Seattle Seahawks (5-4).

    New York is in a must-win situation at Seattle, which is always tough at home. The Seahawks are 4-0 at raucous CenturyLink Field this season.A loss to the Seahawks would all but end any chance of the Jets making the playoffs. A friend of the AFC East blog, ESPNNewYork.com’s Rich Cimini, thinks the Jets still have a shot at the postseason. New York must go at least 6-2 in the second half of the season to finish 9-7.

    New York’s second-half schedule isn’t tough, but the next three games could determine their season. Here is a look :

    •Week 10: at Seattle (5-4)
    •Week 11: at St. Louis Rams (3-5)
    •Week 12: vs. New England Patriots (5-3)

    Sunday’s game is the most important. The rest of the schedule doesn’t matter if New York can’t win in Seattle. Potential road victories over Seattle and St. Louis could get the Jets back to .500 before facing their biggest rival – the Patriots – in a rematch at home.But I think the playoffs are a pipe dream for this year’s Jets. This team doesn’t have enough depth to withstand injuries or talent on offense to win enough games.

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    oh ,...jets by 6

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    23-13 Hawks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelly View Post
    Jets in must-win game at Seattle

    The New York Jets come off their bye this week at 3-5 at the midpoint of the season. Their reward: A lengthy road trip to CenturyLink Field to play the Seattle Seahawks (5-4).

    New York is in a must-win situation at Seattle, which is always tough at home. The Seahawks are 4-0 at raucous CenturyLink Field this season.A loss to the Seahawks would all but end any chance of the Jets making the playoffs. A friend of the AFC East blog, ESPNNewYork.com’s Rich Cimini, thinks the Jets still have a shot at the postseason. New York must go at least 6-2 in the second half of the season to finish 9-7.

    New York’s second-half schedule isn’t tough, but the next three games could determine their season. Here is a look :

    •Week 10: at Seattle (5-4)
    •Week 11: at St. Louis Rams (3-5)
    •Week 12: vs. New England Patriots (5-3)

    Sunday’s game is the most important. The rest of the schedule doesn’t matter if New York can’t win in Seattle. Potential road victories over Seattle and St. Louis could get the Jets back to .500 before facing their biggest rival – the Patriots – in a rematch at home.But I think the playoffs are a pipe dream for this year’s Jets. This team doesn’t have enough depth to withstand injuries or talent on offense to win enough games.

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    2 of those 3 are losses...

    Won't be shocked if they lose to Schotty either... Jets have terrible history vs. the Rams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afesposit View Post
    2 of those 3 are losses...

    Won't be shocked if they lose to Schotty either... Jets have terrible history vs. the Rams.
    we'll probably beat the hawks & the rams.....
    no way we beat the pats








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    Jets may not score 10 points this week, and I doubt Greene is going for close to 200 like AP did yesterday...

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    Scouting report : Early look at Seahawks

    A quick look at the Jets' upcoming opponent, the Seahawks :

    1. This is the first meeting between the two teams since 2008, Week 16, when the Jets traveled to Seattle and lost in a blizzard, basically ensuring the demise of Eric Mangini.

    2. There are some familiar faces on the Seahawks -- coach Pete Carroll (Jets head coach in 1994), RB/KR Leon Washington and WR Braylon Edwards. Washington, whom the Jets traded away after the 2009 season, is sixth in the NFL with a 29.1-yard kickoff return average. Edwards (eight catches) has been a non-factor since Week 1. He missed the past two games with knee swelling, but you know he'd absolutely love to face the Jets, who sent him packing as a free agent after the 2010 season.

    3. The Seahawks have one of the best home-field advantages in the NFL. They're 4-0 at home, including wins over the Packers (a gift, thanks to the "Fail Mary") and the Patriots. It might be the loudest outdoor stadium in the league, making it extremely difficult for the opposing team's offense.

    4. The Jets, with their 29th-ranked run defense, have to prevent RB Marshawn Lynch from going off. Lynch, second in the league with 881 rushing yards, has three straight 100-yard games. He has a league-high 11 100-yard games since Week 9 last season -- three more than any other player, according to ESPN Stats & Information. He's a powerful runner who makes a lot of yards after contact. That doesn't bode well for the Jets, who haven't been a good tackling defense.

    5. QB Russell Wilson has experienced his share of rookie growing pains, but he plays like a seasoned vet at home -- 9 TD passes, 0 interceptions. On the road, he has four TDs, eight interceptions. He's particularly good on deep balls.

    6. The Seahawks' defense brings a lot of pressure, especially from the edges. DEs Chris Clemons and rookie Bruce Irvin have combined for 12 sacks, tied for third among pass-rushing tandems. Irvin, whom the Jets reportedly coveted in the draft, already has five sacks despite having played only 40.3 percent of the defensive snaps. Let's put that sack total in perspective: As a team, the Jets have only 12.

    7. The Seahawks are a rugged defensive team, and they will cause problems for the Jets. They're fourth in total defense, seventh in pass defense and third in scoring defense. They haven't allowed more than 23 points in any of their home games.

    8. The Seahawks have this much in common with the Jets: They're struggling on offense. Despite Lynch's brilliance, they're 28th in total offense and 24th in scoring offense.

    > http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jet...ok-at-seahawks

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    On the first day back from a stressful bye week, the Jets' defense returned to a 3-5 record and some pretty long odds when it comes to making the playoffs. The team is not mathematically eliminated, and safety LaRon Landry, cornerback Antonio Cromartie and safety Yeremiah Bell think the Jets can post a successful second act.“Most definitely,” Landry said. “Our mindset is to win each and every ballgame to get in the playoffs. We can’t just look at history as made.”Landry thinks the team has the ability, but he also isn’t ready to just play out the string. There have been too many seasons when his teams limped to the finish line and he doesn’t want to see that happen to the Jets. “I said we still could be in the playoffs running,” Landry said, “and I feel confident that we will do our best to get in the playoffs. That’s what it’s all about. If we don’t get in the playoffs, man, it’s a boring-ass season.”

    Jets coach Rex Ryan addressed the team Monday morning, calling his words, “blunt force trauma, just tell it the way it is like always.” LB Aaron Maybin explained Ryan’s message to the team.“Our record says that we’re this, and this is what people are expecting,” Maybin relayed, “but look at the numbers, this is where we are. We’re not where we want to be, but we're not as far off as people want to make us. It’s reassuring, it sounds good, but we still have to go out there and do the little things that are keeping us from getting the wins.”Things looked bleak in 2010 as well, before a late-season run gave the Jets a playoff berth. Cromartie said that if those problems can be fixed, this is the right time to make a run.“Definitely,” Cromartie said. “I think the months of November and December, that’s when most teams are made anyway. I think the biggest thing for us is just to make sure that we take care of the things we need to take care of one week at a time. Just take it and understand that when we say one week at a time, we have to focus in on that one week and not try to look forward to anything else.”

    The Jets are playing in Seattle, a tough place for any team and one where the Jets have not been successful. The team will leave Friday and stay on east coast time. It doesn’t get much easier after Sunday, when the Jets travel to St. Louis for back-to-back road games.“We’re definitely not where we want to be,” Bell said. “I think we’re middle of the pack somewhere and we want to be at the front of the pack, so in order to get that done these last 8 weeks it’s going to take max effort on our part and a little togetherness back there.”

    But do the Jets have the ability to reach the playoffs ?

    “Yeah, we definitely have the resources to get back into this thing,” Bell said. “We have the players, we have the coaching staff and we have the “want to.” The thing is going to be just us on Sundays just going out there and executing. Like I said, we can’t help teams get a shot here, get a shot there and kind of stretch the game a little bit. So we’re going to have to be a lot more disciplined in that area.”

    > http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jet...for-postseason

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