Open Thread: Wildcard Sunday 2014

NFL: New York Jets at Cincinnati Bengals

With playoff football kicking off this weekend, we wanted to set up a spot for reactions to the games. Here’s our quick previews for Sunday’s slate:

Chargers (9-7) at Bengals (11-5) — Andy Dalton has led the Bengals to the postseason for the third time in a row, but will it be third time lucky? Cincinnati were one-and-done courtesy of the Texans in 2011 and 2012 as Dalton threw for four interceptions and no touchdowns. The Chargers snuck into the postseason with an overtime win against the Chiefs last week, despite the fact the Chiefs were resting several starters and had a chance to win the game with a late field goal. This will be the Chargers’ first postseason game since the Jets beat them 17-14 in January 2010.

49ers (12-4) at Packers (8-7-1) — For the second night in a row, the later of the two games features a superior team going on the road to face an inferior opponent with cold weather expected to be a major equalizer. The 49ers enter the game with a six-game winning streak and have the kind of power running game that might actually suit the conditions. On the other hand, the Packers had to rely on a come-from-behind win over the Bears with some late game heroics by Aaron Rodgers enabling them to clinch the NFC North.




103 comments
a57se
a57se

Bortles is in the draft and Hundley is going back to UCLA.......

joemustgo
joemustgo

Gholston and Schlegel in the same thread? That wore me out. Glad our season is over so I can take a few days off from TJB and not miss anything meaningful. I need a break after that.

djf1
djf1

What in the everloving crap did I just read in the previous thread??? 

bradysucks
bradysucks

Trade up and draft J. Manziel please.....


Manziel is every bit as exciting to watch and every bit as elusive as Kaepernick (who just single handedly beat Green Bay)


The sooner Jets fans realize we can't win a super bowl without a true difference maker at QB the sooner the Jets will win a Super Bowl

David Iantosca
David Iantosca

Jets number 1 priority is too get a franchise qb this offseason!

davem
davem

Two things I took away from today's games....

1.) The Old Spice commercial with the singing sad mothers was great.

2.) if u by some chance missed the last thread before this one fea. Interested Jet and Brendan, it is GREAT. Must read

realityfan
realityfan

Its amazing to watch teams with real qbs

davem
davem

When did lambeau get resurfaced with Hay?

juunit
juunit

Andy Dalton also gives me polio. 

cunny
cunny

As foreign as yesterday's AFC game is to Jets fans, this game is all too familiar..

bob
bob

Wait Doh minute!



Jim Harbaugh Gave Michael Crabtree a new pair of Mittens how come he no give Auquan Bolden new Mittens . That's not fair ...I say how come you no give Auquan Bolden new Mittens!



http://network.yardbarker.com/nfl/article_external/jim_harbaugh_thinks_michael_crabtree_has_best_hands_in_nfl_history/15469448?linksrc=story_home_module_head_15469448



I say time for Bolden to come to the Jets..we get Auquan a new pair of Mittens ya dats right..... Really good Mittens ..Ya Brand new ones.


D
D

@a57se Next years class arguably will be better than this years for qb class.   I am a huge fan of Johnny Football but the only way i draft him is if he slides to us at 18.  

Geno for as much as he had his own struggles this year he did have some great moments, notched so good wins against quality competition as well.   He also made some throws this year that made me scratch my head but also made some that makes me think he deserves a shot to potentially start next year.  


Bortles isnt the answer

a57se
a57se

@djf1 

Half of it was Hanks son running amok with Brendan!

a57se
a57se

@bradysucks 

WTF does what Jets fan know or don't know have to do with the fortunes of the team???????

That is the most absurd thing you have ever posted!


I agree with you about our QB position but seriously, dude, what the fans think makes No FRICKIN' difference!

idothis2
idothis2

@bradysucksGeno doesn't look that different to Kaep when he is running. i like Geno's upside.

marcus81
marcus81

@David Iantosca Geno was 8-8 with horrid receivers, give him some decent receivers to pass to, I said many times Kerley is the only decent receiver on the team, and Smith has a winning record when Kerley plays to prove it.

bradysucks
bradysucks

@David Iantosca 


Agreed


For all the talk about the Jets needing help at WR  it gets lost that the truth is a franchise QB makes the biggest difference between winning and losing games and ultimately winning a championship. This is the deepest QB draft in years.......The Jets should make a move for Manziel

davem
davem

I don't know.

As Spent said... Geno's definitely pointing up!

idothis2
idothis2

@realityfanKaep almost lost the game with a horrible throw. if he isn't running he doesn't look that good

frustjetfn
frustjetfn

@realityfan+1000! You beat me to it. I was going to say it's amazing to watch QB's like Kap & Rogers who make the team better around them vs having the team try to win by minimizing the QB.


I wonder if Rex sees this and decides it's no longer his father's NFL.

GhostofBrowningNagle
GhostofBrowningNagle

@davemseriously..i live in arizona and don't reseed with wintergrass so lambeau looks just like my yard does now.

davem
davem

Didn't Mantei Teo's fictitious girlfriend have polio?

johnnyl65
johnnyl65

@bob Not going to happen,the Niners sound like they want to keep him he's still playing at a high level and he want's to stay with the Niners.

As solid as he is he's 33 years old. Aren't you tired of old one or two year rentals at the end of a players career?

I say pass.

Brendan
Brendan

@bob Rex would buy him a pair of mittens for every day of the week!

a57se
a57se

@Daniel 

The problem, as far as I see, is that we do not know that Geno is the answer either. I prefer to be proactive by drafting QB's until we know for sure we have one rather then do the serial QB thing where we keep hoping this is the year and sit around convincing ourselves we've actually seen progress until four years have gone by and we finally realize he isn't the guy.

bradysucks
bradysucks

When I told people I wanted the Jets to draft Russell Wilson people on this Blog said it was an absurd idea. I also liked Weeden at the time. In my view they both would have been much better than Sanchez. For having this opinion people said I was crazy. They also said I was crazy when I said Stephen Hill and Vlad were not good enough to start for the Jets. Well neither guy has produced in green and white thus far and lived up to their draft status..

QB is the most important position and you need an elite one to win a Super Bowl. If the Jets can get any of the top QB's in the draft and upgrade from Geno they should.

bradysucks
bradysucks

Mobile QB's like Geno are one hit away from serious injury (see RG3)

We all like Geno's upside - but there is no guarantee he reaches his potential which is why you always look at other QB's unless you have a QB who is already a top 15 QB in the league. Geno was a bottom 10 QB this season and he needs competition. He'll either rise above the competition or he won't.

bradysucks
bradysucks

@Daniel @bradysucks 


I watched Kaperenick and Aaron Rodgers in that playoff game today and it was so clear that Geno is not even in the same galaxy (talent wise) as those 2 QB's........Manziel on the other hand is very similar to Kaepernick and he's a big game player......The Jets need to take a shot at a big time QB in this draft if they get the chance.....

bradysucks
bradysucks

If Geno is the real thing he will beat out whatever competition the Jets bring in whether it is Manziel or a seasoned veteran. Nothing against Geno but the bottom line is he was unwatchable at times this season and bringing in competition should not be an issue. Anytime you can improve at QB it is a no brainer to try and do so...

juunit
juunit

@bradysucks 

2015 is shaping up pretty well for QBs too. I wouldn't be overly worried about passing up this class. 

a57se
a57se

@davem 

I think he was talking about Geno's wiener.....

juunit
juunit

@davem 

She also donated eleven billion dollars to the Save the Filipino Children with Polio charity before she was murdered by the evil American media and had her body dissolved by Heisenberg. 

bob
bob

@Brendan@bob


Kinda sounds like the 49ers know that next year they wont be able to buy Bolden new Mittens.

bradysucks
bradysucks

I haven't answered it because it is a dumb question. This is a Jets football blog and the whole point of this forum is for fans to voice their opinions. You know this! Obviously none of us have any real power...As for the fortune of the team I think that many of us who have followed the team for over 25 years have witnessed our share of triumphs and mistakes made by this franchise. Perhaps some of us have learned a thing or two. Fans often get it wrong but they sometimes get it right. As an example many fans figured out early on that Chrebet could play while many of the so called "experts" threw their stones.

But to keep it simple - this is a fan forum where fans may voice their opinions even if they don't get listened to or agreed with! :)

a57se
a57se

@bradysucks  

You still haven't answered my question but instead you are pulling a Hank......

One more time:


WTF does what Jets fan know or don't know have to do with the fortunes of the team???????

bradysucks
bradysucks

Tebow never got to play as a Jet and I like the Gators so of course I liked Tebow. However you exaggerate. Unlike you I don't get married to QB's who turn over the football. It took you 5 years to admit Sanchez sucks. It took me half a season to admit both Sanchez and Tebow were not the solution at QB for the Jets long term. Based on the way Sanchez played last year he should have benched much earlier than he was. Being that Tebow was his back up I wanted to see him get a shot. It never happened. I knew in 2009 that Sanchez was a mistake and Bassett hated the pick also...

a57se
a57se

@bradysucks  

You also loved Tebow and have been singing Geno's praise all season.........SO WHAT? 

You completely ignored what I asked you.....WTF does what Jets fan know or don't know have to do with the fortunes of the team???????

bradysucks
bradysucks

A bit premature to say this.....

How many people on the Jets blog said drafting Russell Wilson was a dumb idea? Quite a few of us. Manziel has elite mobility just like Kaelernick and Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson. We don't know yet if he can read NFL defenses and cut it in the NFL but he certainly has the potential to be a good QB. Maybe Geno will be also...then again maybe Geno regresses like Sanchez. I'd feel better going after another QB in the draft if a good one is available

a57se
a57se

@bradysucks 

Production doesn't occur until you have a chance. College production doesn't mean crap but if you went by that, then Geno should be an All-Pro which he isn't.

bradysucks
bradysucks

I just don't like the idea that guys like Stephen Hill and Geno should be guaranteed starting jobs because of their POTENTIAL. Guys should play based on PRODUCTION.

Production wins games

a57se
a57se

@levi

Hahaha! Yeah, Rex sits around all day telling himself he really doesn't need a QB to win, just draft enough CB's and he can beat anyone!

davem
davem

That's why i hate the media.