Instant Reaction: We're Not Dead Yet. Jets Upset Steelers 22-17


I guess it was too early to write off the 2010 New York Jets. When everybody figured them for dead, the Jets turned in a big time performance on the road and gutted out a 22-17 victory.

Credit the defense for sticking it out at the end. Drew Coleman came up big with two sacks. Jason Taylor made his biggest play in a Jets uniform, with a clutch safety. Rex Ryan was more aggressive than he had been in previous weeks and kept Ben Roethlisberger on his toes.

Credit the special teams for getting it started with a Brad Smith kick return touchdown. Steve Weatheford was a huge weapon in the fourth quarter and Nick Folk didn’t miss a field goal for the second week in a row.

Credit the offense for a well called game by Brian Schottenheimer. You have to give credit where credit is due and Schotty was in playoff form on Sunday. Mark Sanchez was poised in the pocket and didn’t turn the football over. Braylon Edwards played his best game as a Jet and made countless clutch catches over the middle. LaDainian Tomlinson looked slightly rejuvenated.

Overall it was impressive team victory and showed it was time for Jets fans to step off the ledge. The Jets have improved on their win total from last year and are great position to return to the postseason.

Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

  • Tony C

    Its watching a game like this… that shows that the Same Old Jets died and was buried in a ditch. PS DAMN YOU FLYNNN!!!!!!! If only that could have sent out the chain reaction… if they lost there we had a .001 chance the Pats would lose two and we’d win 2 more to get the division…. lol

  • AGE

    I am the biggest Schotty hater I know, but today youve got to give him his credit. Offense looked crisp and Sanchez looked prepared. I LOVED the two bootleg calls, I was nervous he wouldnt be ballsy enough to call that, especially on the Sanchez TD, but he did and everything worked out. I didnt agree with the pass on 3rd down at the end of the game, but I can still understand where he was coming from and why he did it, which is a huge improvement from some previous play calls.

    Great game coach, keep up the good work!

  • Tony C

    I agree, I’ve been iffy on Schotty for the year, he’s had his hand in some of the problems with the offensive(I resume to put all the blame on one person) but he did a lot of things right, more importantly, receivers didn’t drop, Sanchez didn’t throw an INT or fumble, and best of all sitting in NYC has improved his acting, the bootleg on the TD run fooled everyone and later he did it again faking the high snap for LT to run it for the 1st. Schotty has the ability to be a great trick coach, he just needs to cut some pre-snap crap and he can be a lot better.