Sunday, October 7, 2012
Those resilient Jets? Don't think so
By Rich Cimini
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Frankly, the New York Jets don't give a damn what you think. Wide receiver Chaz Schilens expressed that sentiment rather bluntly.
"We're 2-2, everyone thinks we suck," he said. "Who cares? Screw everyone. They think we suck, so ... There are a lot of other teams that are 2-2, and they're called resurgent and 'Oh, they're so great.' It doesn't matter. We're going to play the game as well as we can."
That game is Monday night against the undefeated Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium, where the Jets have the big stage to show the nation they're not the punchless, lifeless group that was accused of quitting last week by San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers.
Since last week's 34-0 debacle, Rex Ryan has done a lot of hard coaching and big talking, vowing that his team's true character will emerge. He and his staff cranked up the intensity in practice and reached into the motivational handbook, but the team's history under Ryan suggests the outcome will be the same as against the 49ers.
The Jets' so-called resilience is a myth. Check it out.