Final Thoughts On Jets/Pats; First Thoughts On Jets/Steelers

Photobucket

A few final thoughts on the Jets ending the Patriots season (wow, I love typing that)…

– Here’s a toast to Shaun Ellis and Jerricho Cotchery, a couple of Jets veterans who have been beaten by the Patriots for too long and stepped up with monster games.

– Santonio Holmes, how did you get those feet down?

– I can’t watch the replay of Shonn Greene’s game winning touchdown enough.

– Drew Coleman and Eric Smith picked the right time to have big time games.

– The Patriots went to Danny Woodhead way too much. It is almost like they built their game plan around him as an attempt to rub the Jets nose in the acquisition.

– How reliable and clutch has Braylon Edwards been this year?

– Wayne Hunter and Matt Slauson were quietly terrific, despite being the most unheralded players on the offensive line.

First thoughts on Jets/Steelers

– Pittsburgh is a very different team than the Colts and Patriots. The Jets played an inspired game against them earlier in the year but didn’t have to deal with Troy Polamalu, who obviously brings an entirely different dimension to their defense.

– Mark Sanchez needs to play with the same confidence he did against New England and that he did earlier in year against the Steelers. Pittsburgh, like most teams, will have a tough time covering both Braylon Edwards and Santonio Holmes, never mind Jerricho Cotchery and Dustin Keller.

– The Jets should have the same division of carries between LaDanian Tomlinson and Shonn Greene. They shouldn’t be afraid to run the ball against Pittsburgh’s front seven.

– Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders will be tough match-ups in the slot. I expect another defensive game plan that will be defensive back heavy. The Jets need the same effort from all the backs who are active once again.