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NFL Films captures Jets’ first half implosion

Santonio Holmes, Kyle Arrington

Jets coach Rex Ryan was almost at a loss for words earlier in the week regarding how poorly the team played in the first half of the AFC Championship.

NFL Films’ Sound FX captured New York’s struggles during the game and there was plenty of talking going on hen.

Jets defensive lineman Sione Pouha as he walked off the field: “I’m tackling like a little baby man.  I’m playing like I’m in Pop Warner.”

Ryan on the sideline: “We’re playing about as bad as we can play.”

Braylon Edwards, in the huddle: “Hey, It’s no time to panic!  Let’s get our football together, put some points on the board, and get it steamrolled that way.  Let’s go!”

One interesting sequence came on an attempted verical pass to Santonio Holmes in the end zone.  Before the play, offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer knew the ball was going to Holmes.

“Go ‘Tone, go ‘Tone” he yelled.   “Touchdown c’mon,” Ryan screamed.  Holmes then seemed to pull up on his route.

“He stopped running!” Schottenheimer yelled.  “Keep running!”

Holmes tried to explain he couldn’t see the pass, and he was looking for a fade, but couldn’t see it.  Schottenheimer just shook his head.

As Ryan walked off the field, talking to CBS’ Steve Tasker, he was furious with the team’s tackling, but had not given up.

“This game is four quarters, so we’ll see,” Ryan said.   “It would be the greatest f***ing comeback ever and that’s what we’re focused on.”

The Jets almost pulled it off, but the Steelers held on.  Mike Tomlin couldn’t help a little trash talk in the post-game locker room.

“Next time we play these guys, I’m sure it will be personal for them.  And that’s OK.” Tomlin said.

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31 Responses to “NFL Films captures Jets’ first half implosion”
  1. bjcorrado says: Jan 28, 2011 11:40 AM

    Steve Tasker should be in the HOF……that is all.

  2. Stiller43 says: Jan 28, 2011 11:44 AM

    “Next time we play these guys, I’m sure it will be personal for them. And that’s OK.” Tomlin said.

    CAN’T WAIT

  3. infectorman says: Jan 28, 2011 11:53 AM

    Can you say let-down??!?!
    another step in the maturation of a team.
    They were on cloud 9 after beating my Pats, and then they couldn’t keep the momentum going, Only when they were cornered by PITT did they comeback. With their backs agasint the wall, they came out swinging in the 2nd half and almost pulled it off. Cannot underestimate the value of knowing how to CONSISTENTLY win as a team. They aren’t there yet, but there’s always next year ;-)

  4. ampats says: Jan 28, 2011 11:53 AM

    In all probabilities there will be a cap in the new CBA. With that said, the Jets have 40% of their starters as free agents now.

    The Jets pushed all the chips for their one year run and didn’t cash the check. They had a poor draft last year ( Wilson, Mcknight, DuCasse, please) and don’t have alot of draft picks. And now their second to SD for winning a playoff game?

    With the best team in Jets history talent wise and

    Happy 42nd Anniversary and many more to come.

  5. jc1958coo says: Jan 28, 2011 11:56 AM

    it’ll be peronal when the packers kick thier #ss in the super bowl! let the trash talk begin!!
    packers will be more physical then pittsburgh!
    34-24 packers not even close!

  6. discosucs2005 says: Jan 28, 2011 11:57 AM

    “Next time we play these guys, I’m sure it will be personal for them. And that’s OK.” Tomlin said.

    I think that is the proper way to do trash talk. It’s not over the top, and it’s football related.

  7. jameswestphal says: Jan 28, 2011 11:59 AM

    Antonio Cromartie: 9 Kids, 8 Women in 6 States.

    New York Jets: 1 Super Bowl win…in 1969.

    **Should we take that champagne off ice yet?

  8. marvsleezy says: Jan 28, 2011 12:00 PM

    Ok, and how can we see this NFL films footage?? Did you forget the link or something….?

  9. deepbacksidedig says: Jan 28, 2011 12:06 PM

    The question that keeps coming up, that hangs in the air on NY radio… how could a team forget to show up for the AFCCG?

    Players make mistakes, make plays, but the Jets as a unit were completely steamrolled on both sides of the ball in the first half.

    It would be nice to say, that guy, but this team was mentally unprepared to face Pitt, who came to play, as usual.

  10. masteel says: Jan 28, 2011 12:06 PM

    The game is over, and the Steelers are heading to the Super Bowl. They DID what was needed and especially held their ground in the 2nd half to make sure they came out with a W.

    Now I do want to point out – it’s a game lesson for the Steelers and anyone who follows football, we have all heard it before. Prior to the 1st half ending ….we can look and determine 2 things the Steelers did start to ‘hold back’ almost like taking their foot off the gas. They went ‘prevent’ and the Jets were able to move the ball into position to get a FG ….something at least to help their psyche since they had been pushed around for the better half of 28 minutes by Steelers.

    AND the prior sack-strip-TD had basically created a euphoria that seemed to give the Steelers room to relax ….now we all know how things transpired in the 2nd half. With all that said it is important to note that teams cannot let up or relax or pull back ….JUST have to keep pressing your opponent. It certainly didn’t help at the time that Suisham K for Steelers gave the Jets the ball at 40 with a bad kick-off right after the big momentum swing of I. Taylor’s sack and strip of Sanchez with W. Gay taking the ball in for a TD. I really feel as though had the game been 24 – 0 at Halftime. The Jets would not have had more of a momentum swing in the 2nd half as a team. I feel the Steelers would have than pressed and refocused in halftime to keep them out of the scoring column for the entire 3rd quarter. And than by human nature – let up and give up garbage points. That silly – tiny FG (3) somehow changed the outcome by giving them life ….something to build on.

    That 2nd half stressed me out.

  11. jamaltimore says: Jan 28, 2011 12:09 PM

    Here is this blowhard talking all week about NE like it’s the jet’s game of destiny. Maybe next year he’ll mature a little and realize good teams don’t celebrate every win in the playoffs as if they are the just overcame the world. where’s all the talking heads talking about what a great job he did preparing his team for PITT?

  12. iluvwikileaks says: Jan 28, 2011 12:12 PM

    I’m just glad the Steelers are in the Super Bowl:)

  13. mccourtyisland says: Jan 28, 2011 12:19 PM

    That is what happens when you celebrate a divisional playoff win like you just won the Superbowl.

    this team is definitely not dynasty material.

  14. Rhode Island Patriots Fan says: Jan 28, 2011 12:25 PM

    The New York Jets do not play consistently well enough—especially on offense—to merit a chance at the Lombardi trophy. More often than not, it’s the Jets defense—and not Mark Sanchez—that puts New York in a position to win. More often than not, it’s Tom Brady—and not the Patriots defense—that puts New England in a position to win. At any rate, the Steelers are a better all-around football team than the Jets, and so the better team did win the AFC Championship game.

  15. 8man says: Jan 28, 2011 12:31 PM

    mccourtyisland says:
    Jan 28, 2011 12:19 PM
    That is what happens when you celebrate a divisional playoff win like you just won the Superbowl.

    this team is definitely not dynasty material.
    ————————————————
    Which is exactly why I said the winner of the NE-NYJ game would have nothing to speak of if they lost the next week.

    The divisional game was just something you had to win to get to the game that really mattered.

    All the Jets have to show for their season now is an opportunity to draft behind the Patriots.

  16. Sandra Lee's Cans says: Jan 28, 2011 12:34 PM

    The New York Chokes

  17. cowboylover says: Jan 28, 2011 12:35 PM

    Verical passes hardly ever work.

  18. nxsteven says: Jan 28, 2011 12:39 PM

    The Jets pushed all the chips for their one year run and didn’t cash the check. They had a poor draft last year ( Wilson, Mcknight, DuCasse, please) and don’t have alot of draft picks. And now their second to SD for winning a playoff game?
    ———–

    Poor draft class after one year, huh? Right.

    The Jets have 6 draft picks heading in to next season. On top of the comp picks that will receive for losing players to Free Agency.

    495 players will be UNRESTRICTED Free Agents this off season. For some reason, I think the Jets will be able to find some talent in that pool.

    170 of them are starters and 70 are Pro Bowlers. For some reason, I think the Jets will manage.

  19. steelernation1 says: Jan 28, 2011 12:43 PM

    jc1958coo says: Jan 28, 2011 11:56 AM

    it’ll be peronal when the packers kick thier #ss in the super bowl! let the trash talk begin!!
    packers will be more physical then pittsburgh!
    34-24 packers not even close!
    …………………………………………………………………………………

    How many Steeler games have you seen this year?probably not very many.the number one rush defense in footbll…against a rushing offense thats 24th in the league?that wont be good for Rodgers,
    and watching defenses struggle to bring ben down will continue, not only will they run the ball well he will be able to elude that over sized Raji

    it will be a close game but i got my money on Steelers

    Steelers 27 Packers 21

  20. favrespeckerpictures says: Jan 28, 2011 12:56 PM

    Infectorman:
    “Can you say let-down??!?!
    another step in the maturation of a team.
    They were on cloud 9 after beating my Pats, and then they couldn’t keep the momentum going, Only when they were cornered by PITT did they comeback. With their backs agasint the wall, they came out swinging in the 2nd half and almost pulled it off. Cannot underestimate the value of knowing how to CONSISTENTLY win as a team. They aren’t there yet, but there’s always next year.”

    That is a perfect analysis….right on the money!!

  21. commoncents says: Jan 28, 2011 1:15 PM

    I enjoy hearing Tomlin jab the jets. And this is the one coach that Rexie really admires. maybe Tomlin can teach Rex there’s more to it than just being good talkers.

  22. mistrezzrachael says: Jan 28, 2011 1:18 PM

    jameswestphal says:
    Jan 28, 2011 11:59 AM
    Antonio Cromartie: 9 Kids, 8 Women in 6 States.

    New York Jets: 1 Super Bowl win…in 1969.

    **Should we take that champagne off ice yet?

    Gotta say thats the best comment I’ve heard…WHY all this effin attention for a team thats [ playoff win wise]…a bottom feeder in NFL history @ 5th worst.

    ya, jets will take it personally…and try to create rivalries thru hype & TALK….Guess tho it hasn’t worked now for 43 years.

    Watch for jetties to really struggle w/a cap hit AND their dead money come April.

  23. 1historian says: Jan 28, 2011 1:24 PM

    The jets didn’t quit but they were whipped in the 1st half by a team that was ready to go right out of the gate. Like them or not the Steelers are a tough team and they know how to win. That the jets were not ready is their fault.

    The fact that they are still yakking away about it 5 days after instead of just shutting up is typical.

    Will this loss make them better next year? I hope not, but anything is possible. They’re losing an awful lot.

    Meanwhile my Pats will be 1 year older (one of the youngest teams in the NFL) and will have 3 out of the 1st 33 choices this year.

    See you next season.

  24. dotnukem says: Jan 28, 2011 1:26 PM

    Its funny how much everyone hates on the Jets.. even when somebody makes a very valid point (nxsteven) the comment still gets a whole bunch of thumbs down.. The Jets ARE in good shape.. back to back AFC Champ games and everyone talks about how much they suck.. that’s interesting.. well hate all u want you cornballs.. the chances are, the Jets are better than ya favorite team..

  25. SteelTown6 says: Jan 28, 2011 1:34 PM

    So in other words, the 24-3 halftime score is only due to the fact that the Jets played poorly, and had nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that the Steelers played well?

    It’s bad enough we have to hear excuses from teams and players following a loss, but now you’re doing it for them.

  26. nowathand says: Jan 28, 2011 2:13 PM

    All the trash talk from Tomlin and Steelers fans will only make the loss in the Super Bowl sting more strongly.

  27. 3yrsnfl says: Jan 28, 2011 2:40 PM

    People still talking about the Jets? They must really hate them? or fear them?

    The Jets inexperience hurt them. They are learning. No matter what you say, Rex Ryan IS a good coach. I believe they will be back in the playoffs. Their goal next year is to get home playoff games. They got talent, they got a coach, and they might just have a quarterback.

  28. kev86 says: Jan 28, 2011 2:49 PM

    At least Steve Johnson would have kept running and dropped it.

  29. savocabol1 says: Jan 28, 2011 3:13 PM

    Jets lost, give it a rest

  30. footballrulz says: Jan 28, 2011 4:45 PM

    marvsleezy says:
    Jan 28, 2011 12:00 PM
    Ok, and how can we see this NFL films footage?? Did you forget the link or something….?

    _________________________________
    Sound FX–it’s a show on the NFL Channel. There might be a link @ NFL.com

  31. youboettcha says: Jan 28, 2011 5:20 PM

    Wasn’t the greatest f**king comeback ever done by the Frank-Reich-led Bills? They were down 32 points. And 32>24, so Bills comeback>Jets possible comeback.

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