It was a rough week in New York sports. From the Jets and Giants to the Yankees and Rangers, there wasn’t a lot to be happy about.
After two straight losses, perhaps facing the Patriots is the tonic the Jets need.
Think the Jets’ defense will be anything less than elite? Rex Ryan has issued a challenge to all naysayers. “Put your negative comments out there,” New York’s confident coach said Tuesday, “and we’ll see what happens at the end.”
Jets fans aren’t going to like what defensive end Shaun Ellis said on Monday after switching sides in one of the NFL’s most intense rivalries.
Shaun Ellis, after 11 seasons with the Jets, is headed — gasp! — to the rival New England Patriots.
There are many out there who cannot understand the Jets’ logic in releasing a revered 29-year-old wide receiver and replacing him with 37-year-old. But in the case of Derrick Mason, if that’s the fans’ only argument, they don’t have a leg to stand on.
Sione Pouha remembers being impressed after watching highlights after the Jets drafted Muhammad Wilkerson in the first round. Then, Pouha got to meet Wilkerson and, well, the film didn’t lie.
The NFL lockout and a lack of free agency have handcuffed Mike Tannenbaum so far this offseason. No big splashes. Still, the Jets GM is heading into next week’s NFL Draft with the same approach he always has.
Jets defensive end Shaun Ellis is active after sitting out practice Friday with an undisclosed knee ailment.
Jets defensive end Shaun Ellis sat out practice Friday with a knee ailment, but coach Rex Ryan said he’ll play in the AFC championship game against the Steelers.
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.
Shaun Ellis has been with the Jets longer than anyone on the team, a guy who has dreamed of getting to the Super Bowl throughout his 11 NFL seasons. They’re one win away — again — with only the Pittsburgh Steelers standing in their way.
The old “Same Old Jets” would certainly have lost. In fact, they might not have even been playing. Surely, the old “Same Old Jets” would never have gotten past Peyton Manning and may have even choked away a playoff spot.
The New York Jets have spent the last few days getting back to basics on defense. Good thing it’s only Week 17.
The Jets tried to ignore all the criticism that was building outside their locker room. They were being called underachievers and phonies by some fans and media. The players couldn’t help but privately wonder if everyone was right.