Oct 28, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) throws the ball against the Miami Dolphins during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Dolphins won 30-9. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE
I just want to say that I hope that all of you on the East Coast are safe after Hurricane Sandy and the Nor’Easter.
The Jets are flying West for the Week 9 showdown with the Seattle Seahawks and they’ll be experiencing a minor sense of deja vu when game time hits at 4:05 p.m. EST and I’m not talking about the former teammates on the other side of the line of scrimmage. According to the National Weather Service (www.weather.gov), when the game kicks off, there will be a 40% chance of rain, mostly cloudy with a high near 47. Then Sunday night as the game continues, rain will be likely — cloudy with a low around 44 degrees.
Who does the weather favor? Normally, I’d give someone specific BUT in this particular instance after everything we’ve been through on the East Coast these last two weeks, the weather makes the game an even playing field. But this is the home of the Seattle Seahawks who have this thing called the 12th man. That crowd is going to go nuts so the Jets really need to be on their Ps and Qs with their offensive and defensive calls.
This game is not only important for the Jets in order to save their season; there’s a bunch of other minor stories here as well regarding Mark Sanchez going against his college coach Pete Carroll (and former Jets coach) for the first time since Carroll came out and basically said that Sanchez should’ve stayed at USC for another year.
Then you have Leon Washington and Braylon Edwards. These two will want to get this win badly against their former team as well.
This will be a fun one for this Veteran’s Day but the Jets really need this one if they want to even begin trying to sniff the playoffs.
Debbie Schechter has been a Jets fan for at least 15 years. I'm a high school sports reporter for the Journal News down in Westchester/Putnam/Rockland County. I'm currently the girls tennis, gymnastics, and softball writer.