Dont know so much if it was the drop that ended it, or a referee calling a penalty on Wilson from 25 yards away when a ref right on the play didnt call anything.
All I'm seeing is a whole lot of armchair psychology trying to explain, in any way that satisfies themselves personally, why the Jets had a really bad season.
Yeah, a loss in Week 7 doomed the Jets from that point on. Can't really judge them after that point. They could have been Super Bowl bound if not for that one game.
The premise of this "What If" thread is so inane, I've decided to add this "if only" to the mix:
The whole season would have been different if only Hill had caught Tebow's perfect pass in the Texans game, and if Ryan had let Tebow play an entire drive. Here's a Rex quote after that game for your amusement:
When asked why he didnít leave Tim Tebow in the game after he made a 13-yard runÖ
Another article about the Texans game from NFL Sporting News:Originally Posted by Rex Ryan
And some people still think Rex Ryan has the best interests of the team at heart.Had Jason Hill not dropped a perfect pass from Tebow, he could have provided a huge spark. On his first play from scrimmage, Tebow lofted a pass deep downfield to Hill, who had a half step on his defender. But Hill let the ball slip through his hands, ruining what would have been a big play.
Jets coach Rex Ryan was in a gambling mood in the second quarter, and used Tebow to make it worthwhile. On-fourth-and-inches in his own territory, Tebow lined up with the punt team, took a direct snap from center, and ran three yards for a first down. However, that Jetsí drive fizzled without any points, and Tebow played just two more snaps before halftime, gaining three yards on a run, and handing off to Bilal Powell for a 3-yard run.
My point is that this thread ignores all of the other games in which the Jets got outplayed thoroughly, and focuses on the one game, against a hated rival no less, that could have swung in a different direction, and using THAT game in particular as the basis for the downfall of the season. It's ridiculous, and cognitive bias at its finest.
And it ignores all of the other close calls, too. If Dan Carpenter doesn't miss a 48-yarder in Miami, that might have altered the Jets' season as well. But the Jets won that game, so that and many other close calls and moments are easily ignored. Nope, it was the Hill drop, of all things, that derailed the Jets season.
Last edited by ASG0531; 12-31-2012 at 02:50 AM.
Momentum is eveything in the NFL, and for whatever reason since that game, We have not shown much life.. Forget about Sanchez.. Lets talk about the special teams, Offensive line play, Pass rush, Play calling, dropped balls, run game, pass protection..
When you got Clyde Gates and Chaz Shillings as your WR's, you have some serious issues..
This is the ONLY reason our run game got better as the season went on..(and our strength of schedule)
Where was Greene and our pass rush in the first half of the season when we needed it most?
Special teams was the worst I have ever seen in all my years watching football.
The play calling was WORSE than Shotty! how can that be!?
Its remarkable the Jets won 6 games with the names on this roster in the 2nd half of the season.. anyone who knows football knows Sanchez is not to blame.
Actually it's probably the difference between 6-10 and 7-9.
We'd lose to Miami the following week no matter. In fact Miami deserved to sweep us, so maybe we're still 6-10.