Re: The Kevin O'Connell Conspiracy! Jets cheated!
posted at 9/21/2009 8:11 PM EDT
In Response to Re: The Kevin O'Connell Conspiracy! Jets cheated!
[QUOTE]Lets be serious here. First off, all teh Jets did was try to get a comeptive edge. They did not use videotape (which is not illegal either), but using it in the manor the Pats did is. It is no different than an employee who joins a competitor who gives information about the internal workings on a certain company. That is the reason many employers have no compete clauses. Do you really think this is the first time the Jets saw anything to do with the Pats? They do have video from past games that is how teams prepare for the next week. You don't think teams walk into a game completely blind do you? Second, so by your theory the Jets decided lets only get one first down in the first half to fool everyone. We will come out in the second half and blow them away because we know the plays???? The Pats lost becasue they did not execute, Kevin Connolly had nothing to do with Brady not hitting is targets or the disgusiting amount of penalty yards. As Pats fan, I would love to come up with an excuse, but there isn't one. Plain and simple when the Jets needed a big play they executed we didn't.
Posted by boston2nj[/QUOTE]
I understand what you are saying, but think about this.
The Jets offensive production was horrible in the first half, this has nothing to do with O'Connell or the pats playbook. They didn't know what to look for on the Pats defensive side of the ball.
When the Jets took the field defensively tho, think about it. Brady and BB go no huddle. Why did they go no huddle, that is not their style at all yet they kept it up practically the entire game. They weren't copying the Bills last week. They were going no huddle because they KNEW that O'Connell would be listening on the field for Brady to make the call, and call out adjustments. Going no huddle inhibited the amount of reaction time it would take from O'Connell to relay it to the DC, and then to the field helmet.
I was unsure of it, but then I saw one play that just stood out for me that said the Jets know exactly what is being called. EXACTLY. It was a quick drop pass over to Edelman. The CB never hesitated, never actually looked at the ball, never looked at Brady. Right from the snap itself, he bolted full speed and nailed Edelman at the exact time the ball got to him. The pats run this formation a lot, and do different things with it throughout the game. Why is it on that play, the CB showed no doubt where the ball was going, it's because the defense always was alerted to what the play was. It's cheating. unethical, and not fair sportsmanship. This is why the Jets were in such a bad need for O'Connell's services the day he signed with the Lions. They had a franchise qb, and there were better qualified qbs on the market to be a backup. So why go for a young backup with little experience? simple, 2009-2010 Patriots offensive playbook.
O well, it stinks, but hey the Jets are about to have a big let down for the rest of the season, because they surprised Houston with their 6db formation blitzes, and they definitely got a lot of help from pats wash outs to barely get a real ugly win over the Pats. The rest of their games they have no more bonuses to use. Opposing teams will deystroy them with quick passes over their blitzes, and once the jets go back to being honest, that will be the official end. Hey atleast they won their week 2 superbowl contest against the Pats. Congrats to all you Jets fans. Savor the victory ! Maybe your last in awhile this year. Get your popcorn ready!