The New York Jets will look to improve their record to 5-6, inching their way closer to a .500 record tomorrow against the 7-3 New England Patriots. To do so, will take a lot of effort, and a little bit of luck. Here are my 5 quick points/observations for tomorrows Thanksgiving shoot out.
1.) Secondary Needs to Show Up
- When playing well, despite the loss of All-Pro Darrelle Revis, the Jets secondary is among the best in the NFL – if they play well. I must say that I think one of the most inconsistent aspects of the NY Jets team as a whole has been their secondary. Kyle Wilson is who I will be watching out for in this game. Antonio Cromartie has proven that he can “up” his game when he needs to, and now Wilson needs to show this. More consistant play from safeties LaRon Landry and Yermiah Bell should help the defense make big plays, and stop Tom Brady.
2.) Linebackers MUST hold Aaron Hernandez to under a 7 reception game
New York Jets News: Trading Mark Sanchez For Colin Kaepernick, A Ludicris Thought or Realistic Transaction?
Colin Kaepernick. Second Round pick out of Nevada in the 2011 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers.
Mark Sanchez. 5th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft by the New York Jets.
What does the future hold for these two quarterbacks in the NFL. Kaepernick is starting to form his identity in the NFL, while Sanchez is trying to regain his identity from what it once was in his first two years as an NFL quarterback. In my opinion, I think these two players should swap - and I think it could be done. Insane? Ridiculous? Paposterous? Maybe, but I have a few points that might make the transaction not so unrealistic after all.
Christmas came a little early for the New York Jets and their secondary, but will they be able to "gobble" up the New England Patriots NFL-leading offense attack?
Rob Gronkowski is out at 4-6 weeks with a broken forearm, suffering the injury after the Pats blow out win against the Colts. Gronk has been battling injuries this whole season, but this specific one was enough to sideline him, which is a huge blow to the offense.
"He's such a great player. It sucks that he gets hurt, but it's part of the game, so he's got to do his best to get back as soon as possible. We've got to go out there and win some games without him," Brady told WEEI-FM radio this morning.
With Aaron Hernandez coming back from not playing since Week 7, the Pats should be a little relieved, but you cannot replace Gronk.
After three wins with a combined point differential of 58 points, the New York Knicks are at an Eastern Conference leading record of 3-0. The Knicks have shocked the basketball world so far, silencing all critiques that they could never be an elite team in the NBA. Now granted, they've only played 3 games, and there are still 78 more to go, but the Knicks are exciting NBA fans with their recent style of play, and as Magic Johnson puts it, "its the first time he's seen a Knick team pass like that in a long, long time." The Knicks can continue playing like this, and ultimately claim a name for themselves as an elite team in the NBA, but in order to do so they need to follow my three keys for their continued success.
Figure Out a Plan For Amare Stoudamire:
Later on today, Andrew Luck and his“good feeling” Colts roll into town after an emotional comeback win against the Green Bay Packers. Besides the win, all thoughts and eyes were on Head Coach Chuck Pagano, who is currently sitting in a hospital bed fighting cancer. The Colts are living by the motto "CHUCKSTRONG", and for good reason. Expect this same emotion of knowing their head coach is watching from a hospital bed to carry over into New York this week.