Why Titan-ic Battle Won't Go Jets' Way Cimini
Posted 23 November 2008 - 10:55 AM
November 22, 2008
Welcome to Armageddon, Part II: The Jets’ second season-defining game in a 10-day span.
It hasn’t generated as much juice as Jets-Patriots, but Jets-Titans, in some ways, is every bit as significant as last week’s epic showdown in Foxborough.
The Jets match up pretty well against the undefeated Titans, so I think there’s very little chance of them bombing as much as, say, Jane McManus’ choice of Indian food for the press corps on “Catered Thursday.” (Rookie mistake by the Journal News beat writer, I suppose.) On the other hand, I don’t think the Jets will have enough to beat the Titans.
Five reasons why the Titans will win:
1. Albert Haynesworth. The Jets won’t be able to block the 6-6, 320-monster in the middle of the Titans’ defensive line. There will be no inside running game, and the Jets will be faced with too many third-and-longs.
2. The Tennessee Pick Police. Neither team will be able to run effectively, which will put the pressure on the passing games. The Titans lead the league with 15 interceptions, which doesn’t bode well for Brett Favre.
3. Bo Knows How to Get Open. The Titans’ leading receiver is the under-rated TE Bo Scaife, and the Jets are having coverage issues with the tight end. Here’s a suggestion: Instead of using S Kerry Rhodes to help the No. 2 CB (probably Ty Law), why not put him on Scaife? Rhodes has the athleticism to cover the tight end.
4. Noise and Sacks. The Titans’ formidable pass rush is very formidable at LP Field, where things can turn rather chaotic for the visiting team. The Titans have 18 sacks in five home games, 10 in five road games. When the crowd gets going, it’s very difficult for the offense to call audibles and change blocking schemes.
5. Agony of Da Feet. I wish I could give a good explanation for this, but opposing kickers always seem to have a tough time against the Titans. Opponents are only 9-for-16 in field goals while the Titans are 18-for-21. This is going to be a close, low-scoring game, and a field goal could mean the difference. And I have a bad feeling about Jay Feely this week.
Posted 23 November 2008 - 12:53 PM
Albert Haynesworth is a load. The guy is beast! true!.. however, Mangold has been going Jenks in practice. I think he'll have a good idea on how to block Haynesworth. He won't be alone though. Albert will be doubled often. I think because so much focus will be on Haynesworth, I think the real story will be on Woody and Bricks to block Kearse and Vandenboch.
This scares me because possessions will be at a preimum today. If Favre limits them we'll be OK. You know the ladder.
We have to get better VS pass PERIOD!!.. hopefully Mangini will stop getting soft between the 20's and play more aggressive.
Posted 23 November 2008 - 06:00 PM
We should send Cimmifag that photo!
While he was slogging through stop-and-go traffic at the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel, the car next to him was violently rear-ended. The quarterback threw his car into park, hopped out and ran to the woman whose car had been hit. She was wearing, of all things, an Esiason jersey, and was utterly shocked when he tapped on her window to check on her.
"Are you OK?" he said, trying to keep calm. "Are you OK?"
"Boomer? Is that you?" she asked the Good Samaritan, sounding disoriented. "I think I'm OK, but . ... "
"But you guys sucked."
Welcome to the New York Jets, Tim Tebow.
Posted 23 November 2008 - 06:11 PM
Yes I agree.We should have a vote on it!! Ban Signal for a week!!!
If I was cruel man I would copy and paste the five reasons and dead bird pic on the Tennessee fan site.I wonder how they would take it?