“J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets!!” Those were my words on twitter when asked at the beginning of the year who I thought would represent the AFC in the Super bowl.
Now with full disclosure, I did also pick the Dallas Cowboys to be representing the NFC.
So, I may have gotten at least one of the two teams right.
I guess if I am being honest I didn’t whole heartedly believe in my pick, but after watching hours and hours of “Hard Knocks” on HBO I said eh why not?
Now that the Jets have been going on their “let’s take down the elite NFL quarterbacks tour” this postseason. I am becoming even more of a believer.
Who honestly thought the Jets stood a chance against a high flying offense of the Indianapolis Colts led by field general Peyton Manning?
Who really thought these same Jets had even a remote chance against the New England Patriots after getting blown out 45-3 just a few weeks ago?
As Rex Ryan said “He doesn’t have to be the best just the best in that game!”
Mark Sanchez over throws his receivers almost as many times as he hits them in stride. Brandon Edwards drops passes that he shouldn’t, catches ones that he shouldn’t, and doesn’t always make the best decisions.
In addition to that the Jets have a running back in LaDainian Tomlinson who just two years ago everyone was questioning whether he had seen his better days in San Diego.
None of this on paper should work, but it does cause they believe and have believed for some time in the philosophy of their head coach Rex Ryan.
Rex is definitely a loud mouth, big mouth, trash talking guy. He puts his reputation and the team’s reputation on the line every week with some of the comments he blurts out.
These guys are arrogant and cocky and they believe every word they spit out of their mouths. They rub people the wrong way when they make predictions like Rex saying he would be the best coach on the field Sunday.
Guess who else was like that? The 90’s Cowboys.
When the scoreboard showed the Jets 28, Patriots 21, it pretty much sealed the deal.
With Sunday’s win over the Patriots, the Jets advanced to the AFC championship game and are now having to deal with yet another elite QB in Big Ben Roethlisberger.
If they do somehow get past Big Ben and the Steelers, Aaron Rodgers and Company may be waiting for them in Dallas.
If history is any indication as to what may happen over the next couple of weeks, get ready for Rex Ryan and the Jets to become even more insufferable as they hoist the Lombardi trophy.
Of course if that happens, I will be suggesting a million dollar idea that they make up T-shirts with every team and quarterback they beat and call it “The Jets Hard Knocks Tour.”
- Chase Russell