Believe it or not, just three weeks into the season and the Jets might have their backs to the wall today against their divisional rivals the Miami Dolphins, writes Steve Serby for the NY Post.
The season isn’t over if the Jets blow this one — even to a rookie head coach (Joe Philbin) and a rookie quarterback (Ryan Tannehill). But with the powerhouse 49ers and Texans lurking ominously on the horizon, the Jets could find their season in jeopardy in the blink of an eye, with the merciless buzzards perched atop the roofs of the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center and MetLife Stadium, desperate to pick apart any and all carcasses.
The Jets better pretend they have to stop Dan Marino. They better look at Brian Hartline and Davone Bess and see Mark Duper and Mark Clayton. When Mark Sanchez drops back to pass, he better not turn Karlos Dansby into A.J. Duhe. Otherwise, the Jets will be sleeping with the fishes.
This is their Fry Noon.
Brian Bassett, theJetsBlog.comClassic Serby. Puns using the names of old Westerns? Check. Ghosts of the past? Check. But he’s 100% right. This is a crucial game for the Jets. It’s hard to believe there is a must-win game on the calendar three weeks into the season, but here it is. Let’s just assume based on what we saw last weekend the Jets are unable to steal a game against the Texans or Niners, then there’s a huge difference to standing 2-3 and 1-4 at that point in the season. The Jets have to win this game this weekend to keep themselves relevant and to keep the wolves (led by a great direwolf named Skip) at bay when it comes to their quarterback situation.