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S-Dubb Icon : (29 January 2016 - 10:22 AM) long time no chat, Ya boy has returned from the depths. Good to see everyone alive and well. Another season down the drain... what else is new? Fitz coming back next yr means we wont be going to the superbowl. We seriously need to land a QB. I hope Petty is the future and Im still quietly waiting for Geno to show up. IF they retain him it would speak volumes
Mr_Jet Icon : (29 January 2016 - 11:23 AM) I'm done with Geno. Never really expected much from him from the beginning. So I'm also looking for Petty to be the future.
vjdbbq Icon : (29 January 2016 - 04:33 PM) GENO SUCKS MONKEY DICK
MikeGangGree... Icon : (29 January 2016 - 07:16 PM) S-Dubb??.Who's that guy?
MikeGangGree... Icon : (29 January 2016 - 07:17 PM) FIRE S-DUBB
HarlemHxC814 Icon : (30 January 2016 - 09:10 AM) Dubb and Amen? Did I take a wrong turn and land back in 2007?
HarlemHxC814 Icon : (30 January 2016 - 09:10 AM) Haha good to see both of you
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (30 January 2016 - 03:28 PM) I don't care if Cro comes back, I think Marcus Williams can start opposite Revis. Hes a ball hawk and has performed well everytime hes called on.
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (30 January 2016 - 03:41 PM) I want Fitz back as starter, he lacks arm talent but he is scrappy
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (30 January 2016 - 03:41 PM) The team loves him as a leader and he is a good bridge QB as we groom a QB of the future.
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (30 January 2016 - 03:42 PM) He also has top notch pocket awareness.
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (30 January 2016 - 03:42 PM) He allows our playmakers to make plays. After years of terrible QB play, I'll take 31 TD 15 INTs almost 4,000 yards
MikeGangGree... Icon : (01 February 2016 - 12:41 AM) I can't stop thinking about the off season...... what the hell are we gonna do!!
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (02 February 2016 - 09:59 AM) Maccagnan is going to have to show his worth
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (02 February 2016 - 10:00 AM) They can't have Wilkerson on that franchise tag, they have to sign him long term with a small cap hit or trade him. Otherwise we are in trouble with other FAs.
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (02 February 2016 - 10:00 AM) We need Harrison back, you can't run a effective 3-4 without a stud NT.
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (02 February 2016 - 10:01 AM) I hope we get Harrison back on a 4 yr contract.
MikeGangGree... Icon : (02 February 2016 - 12:55 PM) I really think we are going to have to tag and trade Wilkerson
MikeGangGree... Icon : (02 February 2016 - 12:56 PM) If we keep wilk we lose Harrison or Fitzpatrick maybe both
MikeGangGree... Icon : (02 February 2016 - 12:56 PM) And ivory
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (02 February 2016 - 07:23 PM) We can't keep Wilkerson, Richardson, and Williams. A move has to be made
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (02 February 2016 - 07:25 PM) If the Jets want to go cheaper, they can try to trade Wilkerson and have Richardson/Williams for cheap
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (02 February 2016 - 07:25 PM) Then they can re-sign Harrison, FItzpatrick, Ivory, and maybe Powell.
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (03 February 2016 - 09:59 AM) Kaepernick apparently wants out of SF and wants to join the Jets
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (03 February 2016 - 09:59 AM) Guess he sees the Jets as a team with a great WR tandem and a quality OC who builds a offense around the players
MikeGangGree... Icon : (03 February 2016 - 10:29 AM) No thanks
MikeGangGree... Icon : (03 February 2016 - 10:29 AM) Unless he's dirt cheap
MikeGangGree... Icon : (03 February 2016 - 10:30 AM) The jets would be fools to take on that contract
Jetsfan115 Icon : (03 February 2016 - 02:09 PM) keep powell, snakcs, wilkerson, and fitz. let ivory walk, trade richardson, cut cromartie, restructure brick
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (03 February 2016 - 04:18 PM) Marshall said no to Kaepnerick, he wants FItzpatrick as his QB
vjdbbq Icon : (04 February 2016 - 12:07 PM) Where's Rob ? I need some ass shots !!!!!
MikeGangGree... Icon : (07 February 2016 - 04:16 PM) its crazy how dead this site is
MikeGangGree... Icon : (07 February 2016 - 04:16 PM) its super bowl Sunday!!
vjdbbq Icon : (07 February 2016 - 04:47 PM) Everybody is at Rob's house ; checking out the asses !!!!!
Smedsthejet Icon : (07 February 2016 - 05:17 PM) Hope Cotchery gets a ring tonight
santana Icon : (07 February 2016 - 07:04 PM) Yeah I would rather see a panther win
santana Icon : (07 February 2016 - 07:25 PM) Zzzz
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (07 February 2016 - 09:03 PM) I want to see Manning go out on top
vjdbbq Icon : (07 February 2016 - 11:03 PM) Jerricho got screwed on the call in the first quarter but he dropped a few later on .
vjdbbq Icon : (07 February 2016 - 11:04 PM) Screw Manning and his chicken parm .
MikeGangGree... Icon : (07 February 2016 - 11:29 PM) We need a pass rushing LB!! Look at Denver.
MikeGangGree... Icon : (07 February 2016 - 11:30 PM) Nothing against manning but he wasn't good at all this year and gives me hope that we can reach a super bowl with Fitzpatrick
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (08 February 2016 - 06:42 AM) Denver has two future HOF edge rushers with Miller and Ware.
ganggreen2003 Icon : (08 February 2016 - 08:01 PM) NO to kapergimmick
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (Today, 11:37 AM) Yes to Kaepernick, he'd be great here!
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During Winning Streak, Jets’ Defense Finds Identity

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 11:40 AM

During Winning Streak, Jets’ Defense Finds Identity

NASHVILLE — As Jets linebacker Calvin Pace rushed around the edge of the Tennessee Titans’ offensive line and bore down on quarterback Kerry Collins, he saw the ball in Collins’s right hand. Two thoughts popped into Pace’s head.

“Like ‘Lord, please keep holding it, please keep holding it.’ Or ‘Don’t step up,’ ” Pace said.

Collins kept holding it, and Pace swiped the ball from Collins, causing a fumble — which the Titans recovered — on the third-and-15 play and knocking Tennessee back to the Jets’ 31.

The Titans settled for a field goal, making the score 20-6 with 12 minutes 50 seconds to play. On the Jets’ next possession, Leon Washington sprinted 61 yards for a touchdown, and the game was all but out of reach.

Pace’s sack was only the seventh on a Titans quarterback this year, a league low. Sacks on Collins this season have been almost as much a rarity as Titans losses. But the Jets’ defense, bolstered in the off-season by additions like Pace and tackle Kris Jenkins, has come together during the team’s five-game winning streak.

For the third time in four games, the Jets held an opponent to less than 300 total yards; the Titans gained 281.

The Jets stuffed Tennessee’s two-pronged rushing attack, led by the speedy rookie Chris Johnson and the bruising LenDale White, allowing 45 yards combined. Forced to throw, Collins was limited to 243 yards on 21-of-39 passing.

“Everybody is just being accountable for their job and being unselfish,” the Jets rookie cornerback Darrelle Revis said. “Guys are looking over to their other teammate and saying, I don’t want to let that guy down.”

Revis’s sentiment was never more apparent than on a turnover created by Jets safety Abram Elam in the third quarter.

With Tennessee on its 24-yard line, Johnson ran left around the offensive line for 11 yards, but Elam met Johnson at the 35-yard line and knocked the ball loose. Jets linebacker Bryan Thomas fell on it.

Eight plays later, quarterback Brett Favre hit wide receiver Laveranues Coles on a 2-yard pass over the middle in the end zone, putting the Jets ahead, 20-3.

Elam said: “I was working on something that we do every day in practice: trying to attack the ball and strip it out. We knew in the second half, Tennessee outscored their opponents, and we just wanted to come out and match their intensity and continue to come out and make plays.”

In some ways, Elam’s progress has mirrored that of the Jets’ defense. He began the year without much of an identity on the team, mainly as a backup to the starter Eric Smith. But with Smith out with lingering effects from a head injury, sustained in the fourth week of the season, Elam has gained more consistency with each game.

In the Jets’ overtime victory against the New England Patriots, Elam made eight tackles. On Sunday, he had a season-high nine.

“The more and more opportunities I get, the more experience I get,” Elam said.

Along with the two big plays in the second half, the Jets’ defense could have easily unraveled after consecutive offensive turnovers in the first half.

After a Washington fumble off a shovel pass by Favre put the Titans on their 21, Tennessee did not move beyond its 48.

Then on the Jets’ next possession, Favre was picked off by Titans safety Cortland Finnegan on the Jets’ 42.

Johnson ran for 7 yards, and Collins threw two consecutive incomplete passes. The last one was batted down at the line by Jenkins. The Titans were forced to punt.

“I mean, as a defense we don’t pay attention to what the offense does,” Jenkins said. “If they score points, then that’s good. If they have turnovers, then that is what it is. But when we go out there, we have to play through whatever the situation is, and we have to go out there and play like the defense plays. That’s all.”
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