The New York Jets competed today, as many expected but ultimately fell short against the New England Patriots 17-16. It was another frustrating loss in a season that is mercifully one week from ending. As we have seen time and time again, no matter how good your defense decides to be against certain opponents, you can’t win if your offense and special teams is porous.
Last week, there were a lot of Jet fans who were rooting for a loss and were disappointed with a win. This week, again, there are a lot of fans rooting for a loss, and to that I have this to say…
From day one, Rex Ryan was defiant, saying he would “never kiss Belichick’s rings.” Rex is now at the end of his 6th (and likely final) season as the head coach of Gang Green. Throughout his tenure, through the good times and the bad, the one constant has been that he has forced the Patriots to fight for every single game. It would be poetic justice for Rex,to lead his 3-11 team to victory over the 11-3 Patriots, spoiling their bid for home-field-advantage in the AFC. With that being said, draft choice be damned, a win in this game would provide some sweetness to what has been a bitter season overall.
Now for the Link Dump:
Joe Caporoso on the likely Rex Jets vs. Patriots finale
Joe Caporoso with a rookie New York Jets GIF Dump and future rankings for their recent draft picks
Joe Caporoso and Dalbin Osorio discuss New York Jets head coaching candidates, the 2013/2014 draft class and preview the Patriots game
TJ Rosenthal goes No Huddle on the New York Jets 16-11 win over the Tennessee Titans
Joe Caporoso on the New York Jets 16-11 win over the Tennessee Titans