07 October 2010
As The Likely Lad noted last week, Rex Ryan has a very distinct hitch in his speech. Here's what he noticed...
Rex Ryan has a peculiar hitch in his speech, a sort of verbal trope the listener might only notice after a year or so of press conferences. It goes like this: When you would say, "I didn't know," Rex says, "I never knew." When you'd say, "I did not anticipate that happening," Rex would say, "I never anticipated that happening." Basically, the guy always says "never!" He never says "not!"
So, continuing TLL's newfound segment, I give you five Things We Never Knew About The 2010 Jets.
1. Brett Favre has a small... !! He's no longer a top-five QB of all-time. Maybe not even top-10.
Just kidding, he's not on the team anymore. The Jets definitely won't have their hands full with Brett, though...
1. Santonio Holmes has NOT changed be'cos of no stinkin' suspension. Just ask him!
2. The Jets have mellowed out. Since Braylon's DWI incident the team has been very quiet off the field. You rarely hear any outlandish comments from the team about themselves or the upcoming opponent. You'll still of course get a few good soundbites on Sundays, but the weekday stuff is bland. Rex is the only guy that will fire off a zinger here and there, but even his talk is G-rated compared to last year's banter. I'm fine with that, though. Whereas last season was a rollercoaster ride of emotions, this season is about winning. It may have taken a drunk driving incident to get there, but the Jets are finally just about football.
3. Shonn Greene is a team player. In my opinion, what has been lost in the LT-lovefest is that Greene, who was tabbed the team's "feature back" (an oxymoron in today's NFL) in the offseason, has seen his playing time dramatically decrease. You could argue he'd be retarded to complain that LaDainian Tomlinson is "stealing" carries from him, but there are definitely players in the league whose mouths would not be sealed shut. I think Greene knows, like last year, when late December and early January roll around, he will be the Jets workhorse. The Tomlinson thing is great, don't get me wrong, but to say with full certainty he will be running like this in early 2011 would be silly.
4. Week One was a crazy ass aberration. The better the Jets play every week, the further my memory of the Ravens loss sinks. It's hard to believe the same team that whooped the Patriots, gutted out a win in Miami, and took care of bidness in Buffalo, played a game so atrocious that many (short-fused) Jets fans wrote off the season and the career of Mark Sanchez (if you don't believe me, find the the WFAN tapes from that Tuesday!). The Sanchise joked after the opening-game debacle that "15-1" wouldn't be so bad. I'm not going to call him a prophet because there's still soooo much football to be played, but it's good to know that even in the face of some bad arse adversity, Sanchez did not lose his confidence.
5. We "didn't know" anything about the full-Voltron Jets. Monday will be fun for a myriad of reasons. New York hockey fans get the first installment of Rangers-Islanders for the 2010-11 season at 2 p.m. Then, for Jets fans, the timing works out perfectly as you can hop on the LIE after the game and be at the Meadowlands by 7 p.m. Enough about what I'm not doing Monday, though. The real excitement will come at about 8:37 p.m. when the "full Voltron" Jets take the field for the first time (read Sunday's game recap if you're confused). Revis will be in uniform (if not playing), as will Pace and best of all, Santonio Holmes. An already potent offense will add a player that instantly becomes the best player on the unit. I pity the defensive coordinator who has to find enough cornebacks to cover Braylon, Santonio, Cotcherey and Keller.
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