Quick Thoughts on Jets/Cowboys

2011 is here and it’s looking a lot of 2010 for Gang green.  Underwhelm me for three quarters than excite me for the last one.  How many times did the Jets play sluggish last year only to stage some form of miraculous comeback to win the game?  I’m not sure if I am ready to declare them a Super Bowl contender yet but it’s hard to deny them when they’ve gone to the AFC Championship game in the first two years of this regime.  Anyway, onto my thoughts:

  • Say what you will about Mark Sanchez but he always shows up in the 4th quarter.  His stats won’t be as gaudy at the end of the year but he always seems to get it done late in a game when the Jets are down.  If you’re still trying to figure out how this kid has gotten his team to the AFC Championship game in each of his first two seasons start there.
  • Plaxico Burress started off slow but he looked to be mid-season form by the end of the game.  Not bad for a guy who spent the past two years in the clink.  The NFL had better watch out because if Plax has a big season more players might be looking to be put away for a few years in hopes of a glorious comeback.  In all seriousness he is a huge wildcard for the Jets this season.  Derrick Mason however looked unimpressive.
  • Darrelle Revis is ridiculously good…like once in a generation ridiculously good.
  • LaDainian Tomlinson looked to be running with purpose, strecthing out for a few extra yards and first downs.  I’d expect to see more of LT in the first half of the season than in the second half.  They need big production from him early.
  • Just another day in the office for the Jets front 7.
  • Tony Romo is officially the most overrated quarterback in the league.  I know that he was coming off of an injury but it’s the same old story with this guy.  Can’t make quick decisions, can’t take care of the ball, can’t come through in the clutch.  He is the anti-Sanchez.  Dallas is not going to win anything as long as he has the keys to the car.

So the Jets started off where they left off.  It looks like this is a team that will contend again but if they can’t shake these slow starts then they will once again face the uphill battle of going on the road to try to get to the Super Bowl…can they really do it three times in a row?  If they repeat these slow starts against teams like New England, Philly, and San Diego we might find out.

 

Twitter @ErikVenskus

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30 year old sports enthusiast and aspiring writer from Boston.

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