Let’s Keep Our Eye on the Ball Jets Fans
By Alan Schechter
Dec 9, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie (31) in the first quarter of their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. The New York Jets beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 17-10. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports
The Jets continue to get help in this playoff push. The Cowboys and the Texans are definitely deserving of Christmas cards after winning their games yesterday. Despite everything, the Jets have a shot at the playoffs, that isn’t impossible. But, I don’t want to get into the specifics now, because they really aren’t important. Let’s keep our eye on the ball. If the Jets don’t win tonight, all of those carefully thought out scenarios will be all for naught. The Jets must win out, or nothing else matters.
Keep your eye on the ball.
The Jets first job is to get to 7-7. Does a playoff shot really feel THAT close for a team that is still under .500? I know that it doesn’t for me. The Jets have no margin for error, but are certainly a team that is prone to making errors. They have to win all 3 games or nothing else matters. The way the Steelers, Colts, or Bengals will not have to do ANYTHING to keep the Jets out of the playoffs. Let’s mind our own business and
KEEP OUR EYES ON THE BALL.
The Jets need to do the same thing, not just us. The Jets cannot look ahead, because any one of these games could become a “trap” game. Chris Johnson is as tough as they come, if the Jets don’t contain him there will be big problems. Jake Locker can cause some havoc with his legs tonight if the Jets aren’t careful as well. Any team that has Phillip Rivers and Antonio Gates is a team that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Despite the tough season and the uncertainty at the coaching position, this team could easily unseat the Jets next week. And in week 17, would it be the first time that a divisional opponent would be looking to take revenge for a previous loss? The Bills would like nothing more than to end the Jets playoff chances in week 17.
KEEP OUR EYES ON THE BALL.
If the Jets start scoreboard watching, if they start looking ahead, this is where we will fall into problems. Big ones. Any one of these upcoming football teams can beat them. These teams, although they haven’t been great in 2012, are not Jacksonville or Arizona. As we have outlined, these teams have talented weapons. They will not be easy teams to beat by any means. If the Jets look ahead to the playoff possibilities, they will get beat. Let’s not worry about the scenarios right now, and concentrate on the team doing what it has to do.
Let’s all just keep our eyes on the ball.