Monday, January 10, 2011

Jets To Knock Next Monkey Off Shoulders

In beating Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts, Rex Ryan and the New York Jets earned the chance to go to Foxboro and knock the next monkey off their shoulders. They wanted the chance to play the New England Patriots a third time to prove that the last match up was an anomaly in their 11-5 season; that it was just a day they woke up on the wrong side of the bed and got blown out 45-3 by Bill Belichick's bullies. But this monkey up in Massachusetts is more like an ape! He even kinda resembles one on the sideline in sweatpants and a hoodie and holding a clipboard. And his quarterback, Tom Brady, is just as fun as monkeys in a barrel!

Tom Brady

If the Jets play like they did against the Colts in the AFC Wildcard Game this past Saturday, they can plan on being home on their couches to watch the AFC Championship Game the following week. The defense played a great game, short of that one long play to Garcon for the TD in the 2nd quarter. The Jets ground game was awesome, they kept the ball away from Peyton in the 2nd half, which was key. But this week Mark Sanchez has got to do better than he did against the Colts. Sanchez just makes you wonder whether his shoulder is hurting more than he's giving on to, or if he's regressing, or did he just have a bad day? Some of his passes had some zip on them and others were just plain off. He made the big play to Braylon Edwards on the winning drive, but most of the game he was unimpressive to say the least. The Jets need Sanchez to be on top of his game against the Patriots because their not gonna get away with a one dimensional offense through a whole game in New England. They need to keep the Patriots honest with some sort of passing game. Use the run to set up the play action for some big plays. If not, Rex Ryan should put Mark Brunell in. He looked pretty good against Buffalo. But I guess anyone would've look good against Buffalo! Anything would look better than the kid did last week.

I'm not saying Mark Sanchez needs to play like Peyton Manning. He just has to play better than last week. The Jets should stick to the "ground and pound" mentality and just use the passing game to open up the rushing game and vice versa. I think The Man on offense really should be Shonn Greene. All you have to do is look at the Jets Playoff run last year to see that Greene gets strong at this time of year. He was a monster in last years Playoffs and can be the key to keeping the ball away from Tom Brady in the Divisional round on Sunday! And that's what the Jets should try to do. Keep it away from Brady (like they did against Manning) and run, run, run! Then pass it when you need to and when you think you can catch the Patriots defense off guard. Only time will tell, but I have a feeling the Jets will be ready to play on Sunday. Hopefully Sanchez and Rex Ryan and the NY Jets can knock the Belichick and Brady Monkey off their green backs. Let's Go Jets!

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