The Jets late season collapse was most bitter after the way the game in Miami ended last year, and many players and fans alike are looking for redemption in their game today in south Florida. Bob Glauber writes for Newsday that Miami represents some serious roadblocks in the recent past of a number of Jets players and coaches.
For these men — and all their fellow teammates and coaches — it is their own personal proving ground. It is a chance to correct mistakes from the past and create a new reality for the future. So much importance for these 60 minutes on a football Sunday afternoon.
Brian Bassett, theJetsBlog.com
Santonio Holmes was benched there. Sanchez’s worst most recent game came in Miami. Rex Ryan’s dream of a 2011 Super Bowl run was destroyed there. Tony Sparano was unceremoniously run out of town.
I believe that in the NFL that players urgency around certain games or situations can be a major factor in the game. Today the Jets have to know that the urgency of them winning this game is huge. Hopefully they’ll respond accordingly.