But even with a bit of doom and gloom circling around Met Life Stadium for this Sunday’s game with the Bills, Jets fans need to be thankful for Rex Ryan this Thanksgiving.
This could have been a shining moment against the Patriots. Instead, like we’ve seen over and over with these Jets, they let it — and the chase for the AFC East title — slip away.
With everything to gain or lose, the Jets chose the latter. Last night wasn’t about tactics; it was about temerity. The Patriots wanted it more. Much more. There’s no other way to explain the score despite the disparity in talent.
Rex Ryan needs to know that the echo of every promise must eventually land a Lombardi Trophy. Otherwise, he will go from cherubic to chubby, from cute to crude, from winner to loser in a New York minute.
The Jets dumped Derrick Mason on the Texans and then claimed the move was spurred by Mason’s non-production and the team’s desire to get Jeremy Kerley seriously into the wide receiver mix.
Like him or not, Bill Parcells knows football. So when he offered his take on Jets QB Mark Sanchez, Boomer & Craig took notice and discussed what the ‘Big Tuna’ had to say about the third-year starter.
Retired coaches Bill Cowher, Bill Parcells and Marty Schottenheimer are among the modern-era candidates for the 2012 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
It feels Jets fans are still spellbound by Rex Ryan, ensconced in a long honeymoon with a man who has led the team a long way, but not far enough. If Ryan doesn’t deliver soon his histrionics won’t be so clever anymore.
For ex-Giant Jim Burt, a two-time Super Bowl champion, watching his former team lose a 21-point fourth quarter lead to the Eagles in December was a difficult pill to swallow.
Perhaps it shouldn’t surprise us that a team without a title since 1973 is slightly dysfunctional.
Perhaps the fans needed to flee for the Jets to win, as it felt more like a road game when Mark Sanchez threw a perfect, arching spiral to Santonio Holmes, who cradled it in for a stunning 30-27 win over the Texans.
Gone is the tightlipped and dry approach that marked Eric Mangini’s three seasons with the New York Jets. The Cleveland Browns coach insists he’s different now, and it certainly seems that way.
In his 25-game career with the Jets, Rex Ryan has successfully replicated the work of Bill Parcells. And, unlike Parcells, Ryan doesn’t strike anyone as the type of guy who’s going to abandon ship for seemingly greener pastures.
Three members of the Mara family, three coaches who led the New York Giants to championships and 11 Hall of Famers are among the 30 men being inducted into the team’s new ring of honor.
Unthinkable just a few months ago, Jason Taylor’s new reality was on full display Sunday night.