Jets come-back comes up short
The Jets came back in the second half to amass a huge comeback. They came up short, ran out of time against a top-notch team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. [Reference: AFC Championship Playoffs, Jets 19, Steelers 24, Sunday Jan 23, 2011]
The Jets D was suspect in the first half, and the offense was non-existent. Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall repeatedly ran the ball down the Jets throat.
Maybe the Jets celebrated too early after beating Peyton Manning’s Colts, two weeks prior, in the Wild-Card Playoffs and Tom Brady’s New England Patriots, a week prior, in the Divisional Playoffs. Maybe the Jets shouldn’t have celebrated after the Pats win by going out all night on the town. Maybe the equipment malfunction played a small part (that’s why its good to be the home team).
Through all the aggravation everyone in NY is feeling, you still have to be proud of the Jets for getting to the Championship game (for the second year in a row), and showing character in fighting back to the end and making it into a good game. You must look ahead to next year and a possible 3-Peat.
The Jets over-all are a younger team, stacked with talent, and will be around next year. QB Mark Sanchez (can no-huddle) is only 24 yrs old in his second year, and is growing up into high pressure games which is good for the future of the Jets. RB LaDanian Tomlinson is 31 yrs old, will be back next season to play back-up RB, and help develop RB Shonn Greene. Shonn Greene is only in his second year and 25 yrs old. CB’s Antonio Cromartie and Darrelle Revis are only 26 and 25 yrs old. WR’s Braylon Edwards and Santonio Holmes are only 27 and 26 yrs old.
The future of the Jets with their youth, character, and emotion is moving forward!
Jets post-game interview, Rex Ryan shows his emotion in his post-game interview:
Jets coach Rex Ryan throws headset in aggravation on last play of the game:
Jets Mash-Up Song – The is a mash-up of NY Jets sound clips with Jay-Z and Alicia Keys Empire State of Mind including Bart Scott’s interview after the Patriots win and a recent 1050 ESPN Radio call that highlights radio personality Don LaGreca exploding on a caller. Sprinkled in are some other clips by Rex Ryan, Joe Namath, Herm Edwards, and the infamous J-E-T-S Jets, Jets, Jets chant:
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