Re: I don't understand how there's any argument for the Jets being better than the Patriots...
posted at 11/22/2010 11:44 AM EST
In Response to Re: I don't understand how there's any argument for the Jets being better than the Patriots...
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: I don't understand how there's any argument for the Jets being better than the Patriots... : How sure are you? I mean, I seem to remember Schaub and the Texans beating Manning and the Mighty Colts (who are now second in the division behind equally impressive Jacksonville) earlier this year...oh, here comes the old "The Colts were worse/Texans were better at that time..." excuse. You really put the Pats above everyone else in the league? You might want to take a look around and see what teams like ATL/GB/NO are doing lately. And Houston, with Schaub, Johnson, league leading Arian Foster, etc. are far from a pushover. They're having a down year...I can remember some of those happening in Foxboro recently, but the core of that team is very good. I agree that nationally, the Pats get little or no credit ever, but that's not the point or the question at hand. Again, I repeat, I'm responding to the question of how can the Jets possibly be called a better team. There are reasons, that is all. I, personally, feel the Pats are the better team, and a top 5 in the league, possibly top 3, and I could make a case for the top team. But, I am not so blind that I only see roses, rainbows and champage fountains. The Jets have a lot of good points and the Pats have plenty of bad. That's not to say the Jets aren't flawed or the Pats aren't a good team...but there is definitely a case to be made either way.
Posted by ma6dragon9[/QUOTE]
That's because they ran all over their crappy run D. That's why Houston beat them.
They controlled the clock that way.
I agree on a case to be made either way, and that is my point. I think if you watch NE go into Pitt and blast them or beat Indy at home, that's more impressive than eeking out a win against a mentally tired Browns team or a Houston team that simply choked yesterday.
That's my point.
You have to watch the Jets. When you see them play, they do really nothing that impresses you.
The key difference to me, is very clear, and I have said this since the summer when idiots like Al Breer picked Miami to win the division:
BB and Tom Brady are, BY FAR AND AWAY, the best coach/QB duo in the NFL.
If I am going into battle, there is not one duo I'd rather have now or maybe EVER in the history of the NFL.
I think some fans here need to step back, take a look around the league and get some appreciation for what you are witnessing.
If BB gets some flaws cleaned up, this team will make a seriously legit run to the SB.
He has just enough to humble them and just enough to know what he's got moving forward.
Dangerous combo for any opponent.
NY has to go into NE, Pitt and then Chicago. Chicago's D will lambaste Sanchez.
Also, both NE and NY have to deal with a good Buffalo passing team as well.
That should be interesting.