Since we kickoff in about 75 minutes, I'll be brief.
The season hangs in the balance tonight. If the Jets hope to be a playoff team in 2011, they must win tonight against the Dolphins. New York was fortunate yesterday, with Buffalo to the Giants, and the Raiders losing Jason Campbell most likely for the season. A 2-4 record heading into San Diego, BYE, at Buffalo, New England would not be good scenario for the Jets. I believe that the Jets must win 3 of the next 4 to be in any type of position for an AFC Wild Card berth. Miami has had success in our place for a few years now, but that must end tonight.
The way the offense has looked over the last several weeks, an early score would go a long way towards giving the starting unit some confidence that they can sustain drives. A total of 8 three and outs against New England has the offense busting apart at the seems, with a swarming media anxious to pick at the scabs of their fragile team chemistry. There are times when Rex Ryan's bluster is a valuable asset. Forcing his team to fully commit to cash the checks he is constantly writing with his mouth has been a unifying force for all 53 guys every Sunday since he took over in Florham Park.
With the team now seemingly moving in several different directions at once, Ryan has to begin to build his team's confidence starting tonight at home against a team that has clearly struggled all season. One game at a time and slowly climb back into this thing.
Kickoff is at 8:30 pm at MetLife Stadium.