October 2, 2006

EDWARDSIAN:

Indy end, Jets kickin' selves (RICH CIMINI, 10/02/06, NY DAILY NEWS)

The Jets' last hope was a play called "Schoolyard," an appropriate name for more than one reason. When the madness was over, after the ball had changed hands eight times on a dizzying series of laterals and throwbacks, the Jets found themselves in a familiar position:

Face in the dirt, conquered once again by the schoolyard bully. On their home turf, no less.

Two weeks ago, it was Tom Brady. Yesterday, it was Peyton Manning, who turned Eric Mangini's gritty squad into The Little Team That Couldn't. The Jets, a huge underdog to the Colts, blew two fourth-quarter leads and lost, 31-28, at Giants Stadium, and it hit them hard. So hard that Mangini, at the start of his postgame news conference, stammered a couple of times before beginning his usual breakdown.


He ought to cry--he Hermed that game.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 2, 2006 12:00 AM
Comments

On the other hand, I was stuck watching the Miami-Houston game, and Saban's decision to run a halfback option pass on a two-point conversion with two minutes left is something even Herm never thought of pulling with the J-E-T-S. So New York, and even Buffalo, may have a lot better shot at playing some meaningful games after Thanksgiving than anybody would have thought a month ago.

Posted by: John at October 2, 2006 12:32 PM
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