A Week 3 win in Miami. Tied for first place in the AFC East. Looking down on the New England Patriots in the standings. It all means little to the Jets right now.
Mission already accomplished for the Wildcat. With all the focus on what Tim Tebow’s role is going to be, his part in the Jets’ offense is flying under the radar.
The better teams will get by in the first month of the season on talent and strategy. But the overall quality of play will not be good. It certainly won’t be anything close to what it will be in October and beyond.
It’s not just about the quarterbacks. It’s about the quarterback-coach combination. Put together a sharp-throwing quarterback with a brilliant head coach and you have a winning combination.
Few coaches are cut out for this kind of situation. It takes a deft touch and it will need to be defused. You can’t crush Tebowmania, which is what Rex Ryan will try to do if the situation gets out of hand.
Jerricho Cotchery just didn’t see himself fitting in with the Jets anymore. So the wide receiver did what he felt he needed to do. Cotchery asked for his release, the Jets obliged — and he went shopping.
Say what you like about Mike Francesa, the man knows football. And he was right. My Pittsburgh Steelers – yes, I refer to them in the collective – are interested in Tiki Barber. Worse, it seems my coach Mike Tomlin talked Tiki out of retirement.
Fumbling with feelings the way the Steelers fumbled the football, I reach for the metaphysical answers to a physical game. The Steelers sucked. Sometimes the simple trumps the romantic.
Thursday was another eventful day here in Dallas and not all of it had to do with Super Bowl XLV. In addition to another day of practice for the Packers and Steelers, there were plenty of things going on inside and outside of the media center.
On Wednesday, the Packers and Steelers practiced for the first time since arriving in North Texas – both teams took their practices indoors because of the inclement weather here in the Dallas area.
The Steelers, equipped with a record six titles, a 14-4 record, the No. 2 AFC seed and a veteran roster on the verge of three championships in the past six seasons, are underdogs for Super Bowl XLV. Really?
Same old Jets? Depends on your definition. If you mean the Jets aren’t in the Super Bowl, you’re correct in the most literal sense. If you mean the Jets are still losers, you’re rather wrong.
In a season when both conference title games feature No. 2 seeds and against No. 6s, it’s foolish to discount the Jets in Sunday night’s AFC championship.
Fourteen seasons into his NFL career, James Farrior has come full circle in Pittsburgh. The former first-round draft pick of the New York Jets has morphed into the Steelers’ sage veteran in his seventh year as captain.
Bitterness and nastiness have been replaced by praise and compliments. The New York Jets are done with the New England Patriots. Bring on Big Ben and the Pittsburgh Steelers.