Woody: No One To Blame For Jets’ AFC Title Loss

NEW YORK (WFAN) — Despite losing their second straight AFC Championship game, New York Jets owner Woody Johnson isn’t about to blame his coaches or players for the early exit.

“I don’t think it was anyone’s fault,” Johnson said Wednesday night on the Fox Business Network’s “America’s Nightly Scoreboard.”

The Jets lost the the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night, 24-19, and much has since been said about offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer’s play calling during New York’s failed fourth-quarter goal-line effort.

Johnson, avoiding the blame game, hinted instead that playing in the AFC Wild Card round may have had an impact on the Jets.

“I think the team had played that extra (wild-card) game, I think that was part of it,” he said. “Maybe if we played it at another stadium, although we are awfully good on the road.”


Johnson is still thrilled with the direction of his team under Rex Ryan, and said he has no plans to sell the franchise.

“I don’t really care how valuable it is because I’m not going to sell it,” Johnson explained. “If the fans have confidence, I think that’s good because that’s our job is to win Super Bowls.”

According to Johnson, the Jets “had a lot of opportunities” to win the game, but the Steelers were just a cut above.

“The first half, we didn’t score. The second half, they didn’t score. And the second half, we had this opportunity to take advantage,” he said. “A winning team does that, and my hat’s off to (Pittsburgh).”

Who, or what, do you blame for the Jets’ early exit? Let us know in the comments below…

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pixy Woody: No One To Blame For Jets AFC Title Loss
  • canarsie kid

    Jets had a great season..Sanchez went from boy to the Sanchize..we must resign bralon edwards and pick up plaxico burgess. Yes I said it jets need to sign plaxico burguss ,him and Edwards would be the twin towers of recievers

  • Fivetools

    Why does anybody have to be blamed? Everybody on the jet’s did their jobs to the best of their abilities. There is no doubt about that, they all wanted to win from the owners, to the coach(s) to the players. Pittsburgh just played a little bit better and someone had to loose. The Jet’s had a great season, leave it at that.

    • Big Hec

      A great season is winning the Division, with a 15-1, 14-2 record, winnning the AFC and then go on winning the Super Bowl. You’re over selling it, Jets had a good season, great, highly unlikely. These Jets are not the ’86 Super Bowl Giants (14-2) ’85 Bears (15-1) 1990 49ers (14-2) they not only had great seasons, but also were great teams, Only Jets fans would think the Jets had a great season. For the definition of a GREAT season, see above.

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