Aug 8, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiverAlshon Jeffery
(L) and wide receiverBrandon Marshall
(R) talk prior to a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
This week, the Jets take their game to prime time. The Chicago Bears come to town to go up against the New York Jets on Monday night. Yes, the game only marks number three, and there will be a lot of football to be played after it is over, whether the Jets win or lose. But, the game has the potential to be a very pivotal game in determining how the Jets will finish in 2014.
It could also be pivotal in whether or not Rex Ryan is brought back to coach in 2015.
We all saw how things went on Sunday, there is no need to rehash them. Needless to say, the game was a heartbreaking loss. The Jets had this one in the grasp, but let it slip away.
The question will be how the Jets’ respond, and that comes down to preparation. The Jets could use this as a springboard to a bigger season. This game may just have proven to the Jets that this year’s team can play with anybody.
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Or, the Jets will lose their confidence based on the game against the Packers. They will be looking ahead at the stretch of games they have in front of them, and the quarterbacks they have to play against, and panic. In this scenario, they lose a close one this weekend. That goes forwarded and snowballs into a stretch that could end with a 1-6 New York jets’ record.
The season has the potential to go either way based on the upcoming game. It depends upon preparation. Can coach Rex Ryan make the team forget about the last game? It won’t be easy. Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall area rough tandem, one of the toughest in all of football. Both of those guys would start on the Packers, with maybe the exception of Jordy Nelson getting benched in one of those guys’ favor. This will be a tough task for the New York Jets’ secondary.
Or, the Jets can collapse, beginning this week. This scenario is certainly plausible, the Jets have collapsed before, for all of the world to see. A poor showing on Monday night could set the Jets on a downward spiral that is impossible to fix. Rex Ryan and company need to have the Jets prepared and ready to go on Sunday..
If he doesn’t, the Jets’ playoff hopes will be dead in the water. This, in turn, will have the coaches feeling like they are dead in the water. It could potentially start Rex Ryan down the road to getting fired.
What do you guys think? Is this game huge? Let’s talk about it.