Jets are Epic in Miami for 31-23 win

This game began with me telling my fiance that Braylon Edwards wouldn’t bring his focus to the game on Sunday night and expecting a run-heavy attack from the Jets. It ended with Braylon doing the ‘Teach me how to Dougie’ on my television set after he scored on a long touchdown that really tipped the scales in favor of the Jets for good.

Mark Sanchez was outstanding again, and if the shackles were completely taken off he would have thrown for over 300 yards and four touchdowns. Instead, he ended up with 256 yards through the air, no turnovers, and three more touchdown strikes. Two went to Dustin Keller, and one went to Braylon Edwards.

The win gave Sanchez another important stat counted for the first time in his young career. It was the young signal caller’s first career come from behind victory.

On the other side of the ball, Chad Henne was very strong. With Revis out, the Dolphins had an attack through the air of Brandon Marshall, Davone Bess, and Brian Hartline that the Jets didn’t seem to have an answer for.

The pass rush seemed stymied and the Jets defense was gassed in the 84 degree heat and humidity of Miami. But every time the Jets had to have a play, Sanchez hooked up with someone on third down or Brad Smith (3 carries, 41 yards) would get just beyond the 1st down marker.

After building a 14-0 lead and seeing it disappear to 17-14, I thought the Jets might let one slip away. But they held tough and the Dolphins just didn’t have enough to match up with the many weapons the Jets could counter with on offense. It’s scary to think about what level the Jets will play at when Santonio Holmes joins the squad. LaDanian Tomlinson had another really nice game, getting 15 carries for 70 yards and the possibly the biggest score of the game.

This win has to be a little bit more fulfilling than the win in the past week against New England. This was the Dolphins home opener and they were previously unbeaten. They were the heavy favorite and everyone ranted and raved about their tough defense. For the Jets and their young quarterback not to go in there and take a step back; it’s a huge step.

These guys can punch with the best of the best in the NFL. This game was more proof of it.

The Way We Were

This was one of the reasons why I became a Cleveland Browns fan; and if you’ve read this blog long enough you know the reasons why I left.

The Cleveland Browns fans who elected to boo Tim Couch and run a guy out of town who would still be the QB if not for an arm injury are certainly getting what they deserve now. I’ll never feel sorry for Cleveland but I do miss the good old days.

Eric Mangini is such a fucking loser

This guy isn’t a head coach, he is a coordinator at best. My goodness that bunch in Cleveland is in over their head.

But week in and week out for almost two years now, you see that look posted above. What is that look? Why does Mangini just stand there like a dumbass?

Brought it all on yourself Eric. And Phil Savage was right. These Browns can’t succeed because of that loser, self-loathing fan base of theirs (see: Google search OBR Watercooler).

– Posted from my iPhone

NFL RedZone Channel

Today is the first day I’ve had the chance to watch the NFL RedZone channel and I have to say if your team isn’t playing it’s a great way to catch a cluster of action. I’m going to win my parlay bet as it looks but I knew I should have went with my gut and the Atlanta Falcons over the New Orleans Saints.

That’s a Falcons team that I said would be in the Super Bowl and in the end I didn’t have the balls to go against the Saints.

I was so very wrong about the Giants and 49ers bringing it today. I’m going to lose three early games in my pick em’ league.

– Posted from my iPhone

It’s Sunday

Atlanta and New Orleans highlight the early action on this Sunday. There’s nothing that fabulous on at 4:00 really, but it’s football and every game matters. Lay down a bet and root with all your heart. After all, you only get a select number of these Sundays in a year.

Game of the day weekend is on at 8:15 after football night in America. Jets/Dolphins baby. And you know what that means. It’s the rivalry that really became famous on that December day when I was a kid and Boomer Esiason was quarterbacking the Jets. The Jets really folded that day at the Meadowlands, and Dan Marino added another great comeback to his legend.

As a kid rooting for the Jets in my old room at my mom and dad’s house that day; this sucked. Looking back on it though, it’s pretty awesome to say I remember it happening in great detail live unlike many who will say they remember it.

It’s Sunday.

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