Tomorrow’s Jet-Oakland game is crucial! I’m not saying that just because a loss would really close any playoff hopes.
All week we hear that we have Jeremy Kerley and Santonio Holmes healthy as weapons at WR for Geno. Antonio Cromartie says he’s now healthy to play press in their receivers and not soft because of injury. They had a players-only meeting and two “quiet veteran leaders” David Harris and D’Brickashaw Ferguson got up to speak!
Rex said we had awesome practices all week. Geno says spending extra time at the facility. They even have former QB Chad Pennington coming to be Honorary Team Captain. I hope he speaks to the team tonight and spends time with Geno. Chad was the ultimate professional, class, super accurate, took us to playoffs and played through injuries that hurt his shoulder and arm. Chad was such an amazing football mind and leader.
But most important these players claim they love playing for Rex, a players coach. The world knows there’s questions if the Jets continue the downward non-competitive spiral the last 4 games about his future for next year. So now is the time for these players to unite for him, play every down with energy, focus, and as if it’s for a championship.
Talk is cheap, show it on the field with passion and toughness and hitting. We are facing a rookie, undrafted (though I loved him at Penn St) QB, and Asst. coach Tony Sparano would loved to come in and have his offensive line dominate, and former great Jet DB Johnny Lynn would love his DBs to intercept Geno, the Jets can win this game and finish the season strong.
So guys tomorrow IS crucial!