New York Jets fans have been treated to an all out Rex Ryan blabber-fest leading up to tomorrow’s big game against the New England Patriots. The Jets coach had been less demonstrative for the past few weeks but now he decided to put the spotlight on himself to take the pressure off the team and the monumental task they will have at Foxboro.
Mark Sanchez will be playing in the game of his life and the success of the two-headed running back is paramount if the Jets are to continue in the NFL playoffs beyond the divisional round. The other key ingredient is to get Tom Brady on the move, like Peyton Manning, and make him come out of the pocket at key points during the game. Can they do this?
The Patriots don’t have a ton of talent surrounding Brady, and their defense is weak in the secondary, so Sanchez must find his tall targets Braylon Edwards and Santonio Holmes open. Special teams are also a key for both teams and could be the difference in the game. As we all know the Jets can’t and won’t try anymore field goals beyond 40 yards and that’s a real weakness.
Bill "Beli-cheat" may be the best head coach in the game and that’s why Ryan wants to take him down. He wants to be king of the mountain. The Boston papers have been playing up the foot fetish aspect and that’s easy, but what they should be paying attention to is the fact that the Patriots find the Jets and their head coach annoying. The fact that they are getting some comments in the press could weigh in their favor when it’s all said and done.
The Jets know how to beat the Pats and they have been killed by them on national television. I believe they are a different team since that Monday night loss and now they have a chance to beat a team who I did write earlier in the season would be “under the radar” a bit and would indeed be a Super Bowl threat. Well if the Jets bring their “A” game no matter what the fans will be satisfied because they have already given them a memory filled season, good and bad.
I really do believe that Gang Green will win this game 27-24 because they will control the clock, they will chew up a lot of yards on the ground, and they will be able to cover the Patriots young and very talented tight ends. No team is invincible (photo courtesty of Disney pictures and the film Invincible).
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