When It Means A Little More

Sunday’s NFL games will take on a much deeper meaning coming on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.  With the elevated alerts for possible new attacks on that day, it becomes even more serious.  For a lot of teams, there will be remembrances of the date before games and possibly at halftime, but for the New York Jets, it’s means a little more.

The Jets will be playing Sunday night against the Cowboys.  The stadium will be filled with those who have been directly and indirectly touched by the events of 9/11.  There will be police and first responders at the game who were actually there during 9/11.  There will be those who lost loved ones, friends, co-workers.  For this game, it means a little more.

Buddy Ryan Fighting Cancer For Third Time

Outspoken New York Jets coach Rex Ryan’s father, Buddy, is fighting his third battle with cancer.  Buddy Ryan, who is 77 years old, was given the diagnosis a couple of weeks ago.

Buddy Ryan went for a second opinion and tests on Tuesday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan on Tuesday.  Buddy Ryan has fought cancer twice before.  Both of those times, it was melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer.  Rex Ryan said that this time, it was not melanoma, but would not elaborate on the specifics.

All Show And No Stay

Mark Sanchez  #6  QBThe New York Jets remind me of the old saying, all show and no stay.  For those unfamiliar, it means something akin to all talk and no action.  The Jets are masters of the media hype machine.  It’s the practical matters where they continue to struggle.

The Jets Need to Learn How to Act

You know how when you’re in grade school and one kid keeps misbehaving? And the teacher keeps telling the kid to knock it off, but they don’t? And then the teacher finally decides to punish everyone because of that one kid? Well that’s what’s happening in the NFL now because the Jets and their lame behavior.

The NFL announced that it will “implement a training program for all 32 teams on proper conduct in the workplace” because of the incident with TV Azteca reporter Ines Sainz. She was treated poorly during the Jets’ practice and in the locker room and now every team in the league has to learn how to behave. Well, that’s the official story, anyways. Who knows how well that will be enforced.

Hype On That

Mark Sanchez  #6  QB
When a person starts to believe their own hype too much the fall that follows when the truth shows up can be a big one.  The Jets have become victims of their own hype and even after the humiliating performance vs the Ravens, they continue to try and live up to the hype.  Some people take more than one knock upside the head to get straight.

Overrated

Sanchez calling a play
I’ve said it before and I say it again, the Jets are overrated.  ESPN ranked the Jets 8th in their preseason poll.  Ahead of the Patriots and several other teams that are significantly better than the Jets.  Friday night’s loss to the Redskins only underscored the reason they are overrated.

Sanchez was 13 of 21 with 1 TD and 1 INT.  The Redskins defense roughed him up considerably.  The Jets had 4 fumbles.  And perhaps most telling is that they could not defeat a Redskins team that fielded Rex Grossman as their QB who fumbled the ball twice himself.