It sure seems that way, doesn't it? This guy came out with the attitude of a man who couldn't be beat, and at first the media laughed at him. They chuckled at his bravado, praised him for making it to the playoffs and predicted that they would lose.
They went into Cincinnati and dominated the Bengals.
Rex Ryan comes out next week with the same routine. We have the number 1 defense, we have the number 1 running attack, we are the team to beat. The media started taking them a little bit more seriously and started giving them the credit they actually deserved. Saying that they're a solid football team, they deserve to be in the playoffs, but it's all for not because they were going to go into San Diego and lay an egg to the Chargers. Good luck next year.
They went into San Diego and rattled Phillip Rivers. (or at least that's how the media saw it, and it's somewhat true, but the real story was how bad the Chargers looked. The unnecessary penalties and the missed field goals kept the Chargers from ever really having a shot.)
Now this is where the media goes off the deep end. Rex comes out again, doing the same old song and dance. We have the number 1 rushing attack, we have the number 1 defense, with the number 1 shut-down corner of all time, fear us. And everyone jumped off the deep end and onto the bandwagon. They let Ryan's relentless, unwavering confidence, bolstered by a couple of road wins, get into their heads and now they're treating them like they're the '00 Ravens or something. Some are even going as far as making them the favorites against our Indianapolis Colts, a team that hasn't lost a game it's tried to win all year.
ARE YOU SERIOUS?
This is a game that is taking place in The Luke, remember? No way with the 12th man roaring behind them are the Colts defense gonna let any team move the ball at will against them. (see last week when Ray Rice from Rutgers on the Ravens ran right into our ravenous run defenders) We held their whole team to under 100 yards rushing. Face it, when it comes to the playoffs, especially at home, our Colts buckle down and stop the run. Period. This means Manning will get short fields.... This means Manning will score points.
Once the J-E-T-S Jets get down by more than one score they will have to give up on their beloved ground game and start throwing the ball. With Freeny and Mathis both at 100% this means Sanchez WILL be pressured and he WILL make mistakes. Which Manning will turn into more points. Are you sensing a theme here? When it's all said and done i think it will be Colts-27 Jets-13 Good luck next season Jets, I expect great things from you in the future. And as always, GO COLTS!!!!!