Hope Dies: Jets Can't Overcome First Half Deficit


You can’t expect to win games when you fall behind 24-0, nor when you can’t execute a hurry up offense because there is no communication between the sideline and quarterback, nor when you decide to keep LaDainian Tomlinson in the game when Shonn Greene is averaging nearly 6 yards a carry.

In the end, are you shocked our season ended on a slot receiver catching a pass? Too big of a hole…and the Jets were a miracle short in 2010. Unfortunately, we are turning into the Philadelphia Eagles of the AFC.

Two straight years of losing in the AFC Championship Game is tough to stomach right now. We know we have a coach and we know we have a quarterback (20/33, 233 yards, 2 TDs) but there will still be plenty of changes to the roster next year.

It could be a long wait until next season, so there is plenty of time to rehash this game, right now I have to realize this streak without a Super Bowl is going to continue.

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

  • mrgarbonzo

    well said…


    nothing else to say just disappointment

  • Tony C

    I disagree.

    We’re doing more than people give us credit for. We beat teams people said we could not beat. We beat teams we knew in our heart of hearts we couldn’t beat. We dream of the super bowl each year, but secretly we have that little sticky note hiding in the back of our mind of where the train will stop or where we will get hurt. But for the second season in a row we defied our critics and rose to the challenge. We had the potential to win last night during that half.

    So I say this like I said last night to people, do what you need to do to mourn the season and today, tomorrow crack your knuckles and look to the future.

  • Coach

    Well Joe, what can I say? If you don’t tackle you don’t win! Period! Revis is the best cover guy in the league no argument. But to watch him side step runners coming right at him time after time is crazy and when he watches the film it should be pointed out to him by his coaches. Now you could say that he is not there for that but PITT did an interesting thing by motioning the receiver he was covering into the set and running right at him. Now I know you will say the d-line and LB’S didn’t tackle either and that is true but he does avoid contact. On to next year. Who stays who goes? Shotty gone, Edwards could get jail time or at least 4-8 game suspension, Taylor, LT, Harris etc. The list goes on and on. Can’t wait to see your projections. Another good year but no guarantees in this league.