Jets and Pats Both At 9-2, Something’s got to Give
After a mini bye week for both the Jets and Patriots one thing’s for sure, something’s got to give. At 9-2 the Jets seem like their at an impasse with being labeled an underdog, at 9-2? an underdog? Yes. With the Jets nemesis in Foxboro, Bill Belichick will have the Patriots ready to play come Monday night. Bill Belichick is a czar with leadership and game day preparation. The Pats have been a thorn in the side of the Jets since Belichick took the reins in New England. Long are the days since Herm Edwards. A charismatic ex football player turned head coach that was a great “rah rah” guy but would lack true intangibles in game day management and preparation, something that was the cloth of Bill Belichick. Year after year Belichick would simply outclass Edwards, Eric Mangini put up a great fight but in the end seemed to much of a daunting task as he was Jettison from Jets headquarters.
Enter Rex Ryan
Ryan came in, kicked the door down like Clint Eastwood would do in all those timeless classics with guns-blazing. The brash and confident coach noted for saying “ not here to kiss Belichick’s rings” has the Jets at 9-2 and in a 12 round fight with New England for the ultimate battle of AFC east supremacy. After going 1-1 last year against New England, Ryan is officially 2-1 so far squaring off with the talented and resilient Patriots and it seems like forever that the Jets have swept the mighty New England Patriots but Ryan, unlike Mangini and Herman Edwards, Ryan truly has this team believing. Can the players back-up the coach 1 more time? That we will find out come Monday night.
The fans know this is a different team Jets team since Ryan has taken control but Jets fans fight different kinds of demons. The mantra “same ole Jets” has also riddled this fan base but if the fans have learned anything from this tenure under Ryan it’s to dig in and believe.
One thing’s for certain, death and taxes but another real important thing to note is one team will be 1st in the AFC east and home field advantage in the playoffs will almost be imminent.
As the once mighty Al Davis said “just win baby”