So it begins. The latest installment of Patriots/Jets will take place on Sunday afternoon at 4:30, thanks to the Jets wildcard victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday night.
In some ways it should be a very fun week, anticipating the game, and seeing what the principals involved (mostly the Jets) have to say about things. On the other hand, some of the week will be insufferable, as a major storyline on sports radio this week will be “What if the Patriots lose to Rex Ryan and the Jets????? It wuld be a disaster of EPIC PROPORTIONS!!!!!”
If you want a glimpse of what 98.5 will be like from 2:00-6:00 all week, just watch this 60 second video:
The Jets can certainly beat the Patriots. I’ll save my anguish over it for when it actually happens.
Jets have propulsion - Karen Guregian has the Jets flying sky-high following their victory over the decimated Colts. She’s got them also burying memories of the ‘MNF’ massacre. Mike Reiss has a collection of Soundbites from the Jets spouting their bravado following their win.
Wes Welker’s boundless resiliency - Jackie MacMullan has a feature on the Patriots receiver’s remarkable comeback from knee surgery.
Idle Pats win without playing - Jonathan Comey says that Saturday night was the best the Patriots could’ve hoped for.
Expect this edition of Patriots-Jets to differ from the first two - Christopher Price says that the third version of the rivalry might surprise some people. Monique Walker has Belichick preparing for a ‘different’ foe this time around.
He’s a top tackler - Monique Walker has a look at Patriots outside linebacker Rob Ninkovich and his goals.
Bill Belichick and Co. brace for rivals - Ian Rapoport’s notebook has the Patriots starting preparations, and the latest from Terrell Suggs on Tom Brady.
Ryan Named To NSSA Hall of Fame - The Boston Globe’s Bob Ryan has been named to the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame. A well deserved honor.
A trio of vintage recent John Dennis tweets: