Monday, January 18, 2010

Getting ready for the rematch

Hello Jets fans...recovered from your delirium yet? Pace yourselves, you've still got a ways to go. The media spoke to a few of the players today and Rex gave his usual, jovial press conference, jet lag nowhere to be seen. Well, I think I heard Damien Woody yawn, but that might just have been my question.

So, how do the players feel about a rematch with the Colts? Woody referred to it as "the perfect script for us."

The game should be a barn-burner. With the way both teams are playing, I believe it will be as intense as anything we've seen this year. Let's hope anyway, it is the Championship game. You've got to believe that Peyton Manning is still stewing over being pulled during the regular season game and the Jets are absolutely chomping at the bit to prove that they can beat this team with Manning under center for all four quarters.

One minor little problem, turns out Shaun Ellis broke his hand on the first play of the game. The trainers took him into the locker room, took an x-ray and confirmed the break. However, Ellis had them put it in a cast and went right back out. He will play this week in the Championship game and then regardless of the outcome he will have surgery immediately afterward to put some screws in. If the Jets go to the Super Bowl, he will play. The whole idea of it makes me shudder, but I guess that's one of the many reasons I don't play.

Apparently the plane ride home was a rather joyous event. There was some sort of dance-off in the back that had something to do with LaDanian Tomlinson's recent video. Not entirely sure who participated in that - feverishly working the phones. However, it seems to be the younger guys. According to Shaun Ellis the older guys stayed toward the front and chatted and watched movies. Nice and sedate, befitting their status as elders.

As for all the naysayers, Ryan said today, "I'm not an I-told-you-so guy. Until after the Super Bowl."

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