Now, everyone will be talking about the curious call in overtime that secured New York’s win over New England. But that doesn’t even happen without Ryan’s halftime adjustments.
As for Kidd’s Nets, the culture change is a work in progress. The talent is oozing from every corner of the roster, but team chemistry often doesn’t sync overnight, especially with so many new components.
Denver over Jacksonville may have been the clear-cut choice of many knockout pool players, but count me as one Jets fan who could see Sunday’s exasperating 19-6 home loss to Pittsburgh coming from a mile away.
The regular season can’t start soon enough. We may have only dipped our toe in the water Tuesday night, but we can’t wait to dive in.
Last week, I pegged the Jets as not ready for prime time. Hence the crow, which I’ll gladly chow down if it means I’ve just witnessed the turning point in the maturity of Gang Green.
Most sports fans focus on baseball and football during October. For the new-look Brooklyn Nets, however, this just might be their most important month until April.
After watching the Jets bumble their way to a 38-13 loss in Tennessee, I thought there’s no way things could get any worse. Then I took a look at the schedule for the next five weeks and had to talk myself down from the ledge.
So why was this lopsided game not decided until the Bills’ final possession? Look no further than the Jets’ bizarre case of what-in-the-world-is-going-on mental hiccups.
No big deal, you say? When an injured ankle belongs to Nets star point guard Deron Williams, you’ll have to excuse me for reacting with language slightly stronger than “Uh-oh.”
Now I know how Eagles fans felt all those years. Now that he’s moved on to call the shots for the Jets offense, Marty Mornhinweg has not adjusted his bias even while saddled with a rookie quarterback.
Jets coach Rex Ryan was correct in his post-game comments — there’s no apology for winning an ugly game in the NFL. But he also must know that he was oh-so-close to getting run out of town only one game into his final contract year.
My expectations for 2013 couldn’t be any lower. But there’s another way for fans to view this season as it unfolds besides absorbing the pain from each defeat.
First-and-goal is a time you stand up in anticipation of your team’s exclamation point to their drive, not for Jets’ fans.
Face it, we’re stuck with the devil we know all too well. A QB with poor accuracy and vision, and prone to the most mind-boggling turnovers you’ll ever see.
The Knicks will continue to rule New York City as they always have in terms of public support and media coverage. As a long-suffering Nets fan, I’ve come to grips with that reality.