Please, please, please spare all of us devout GGN readers from any sort of semi-Polyanna, 'what are the good points', good news stories from this game. (Although I have appreciated them in the past)
Reason being, any Jet fan who watched this game (and who would even bother to be on this site) can easily identify the positive aspects; but to point out the positives (and there were quite a few) is to adopt the obvious subserviant approach that controls the NYJ coaching staff.
You have to be of subserviant mind to make the decisions that were made in this game and in many other games prior to.
I realize this post is part-emotional, but, c'mon, even from a sober perspective, this game was gifted to us (along with many other critical games over the past 3.5 years), and the coaching staff proceeded to hand it right back like a hot potato.
Emotionally, I'm sick; but, even in a clear-minded state (which will occur at some point tomorrow), my analysis will be the same: leadership counts--it sets the tone for the organization. From Sanchez on down, the Jets have more to give and can compete with any team (age and speed of the LBs be damned), but their leadership is not enabling them to do so.
This game was pivotal for many reasons; it was a chance to wipe away the weeks 1-6 drama and step forward as a serious contender. Bottom-line: the coaching staff was ill-equipped; the season is not dead at this point, but yet another opportunity to take control of our destiny was lost for no good reason. Oh, and the Pats are overrated.