- May 24, 2002
- Reaction score
- Tampa, FL
samurai_inc - 02:43am Sep 17, 2002 EST (# 3640 of 3641)
Ever see that NFL commercials that sell the team merchandise - you know what commercial, the one with all the Jet fans and the one single HAPPY Dolphin loser.
Thankfully Reality had been nice on me - I happen to go into a place where there are a herd of Dolphin Fans and I'm the only single Jet fan.
Notice the key word "had" - meaning that Reality might crash very hard on me this Sunday if The Jets "don't find themselves".
Here is the situation - The Dolphins beat the daylights out of The Colts, who are currently coached by Herm's old boss Tony Dungy (I hope I got the spelling right for Mr. Perfect). Both Herm and Dungy share a lot of the same philosophy about Defense - The Dolphins shredded some of that last Sunday.
Considering that the Dolphins have lost the last 8 games with everyone's favorite Team - I don't think there is a lack of motivation there when it's game time this Sunday, unlike what is happening in Jet-land.
After reading that article about what The Jets thought about the Patriot game - the whining, the depressing analysis, whatever about how they can't find themselves - the last thing I need to see is the whole team on the first show of Dr. Phil.
Here's my analysis (my POV) - The Jets think too hard and play static at their positions to the playbook.
They're all too hyped up about how much they know "the system" and how it will get them to the Superbowl - problem is that in their eagerness to do "the system" exactly right - they forgot how to play their postions.
Herm hit it on the button when he criticized about being too much of the "thinking man's QB" and "not letting the ball fly" - too bad he was talking about Pennington and not about both the Offensive and Defensive Units of the team.
The Jets rely too much on the "System" and get lost - the players are not using their instincts when playing the game because they're too busy trying to follow through all the nooks and crannys of "the system". The players have forgotten that for "the system" to work they have to be able to apply each play to a given situation and be ready to change it when the situation changes. For example, during last Sunday's game, when Martin began to do a run, the defense had the O-line confused as to how to set-up the screen or the man-to-man coverage for a proper run, there was still time for Martin to see this before he took the ball from Vinny - but instead of playing his position and adjusting to run lateral to the side line, he followed "the system" to the letter and ran up the middle to four guys just soo happy to tackle him. Or the defense allowing a lot of Brady's long distance strikes go past them - above their heads without attmpting to either catch or deflect the pass at a moment's notice.
"They can't find themselves" - that line makes me crack up. This is New York, where a minute is as long as a Lifetime of decisions and regrets - nobody has the time to "lose themself".
If there is a deejay reading this, I like to dedicate a song to The Jets right now! It's sung by the Eagles - it's called, "Get over it!"
The Dolphins are hungry and angry. If there was a genie at Coco beach, The Dolphins would wish to humilate them like The Pats did for what has happened in the past (especially on Miracle Monday).
This is what the Jets got to do - "play the freak'in game" and let things slide into "the system" and if it doesn't, do your job and win.
God, I'd like to see 10 in a row this season over The Dolphins.