Did MNF Beatdown Come at a Good Time for the New York Jets?

Double G SportsCorrespondent IDecember 10, 2010

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 06:  Wayne Hunter #78 of the New York Jets looks on against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on December 6, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)
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This is Monday night's game summary: two horrible punts, Eric Smith’s penalty and a fourth-and-third completion to Deion Branch for a touchdown. Game over.

Despite the embarrassing defeat, it only counts as one loss in the column, and it couldn’t come at a better time. Rex Ryan needs to realize that the time has come to stop making the players believe they’re going to win and start teaching them how to win.

I, like many Jet fans, love the confidence he exudes. I’ve understood what he’s tried to do…to stop the talk of "we can’t" and turn it into "we can.." At times he has done this with questionable tactics, but nevertheless it works.

Now the team needs a track record to match all the talking. The team needs to score in the first quarter, the team needs to be better than 1-3 against winning teams, the team needs to beat the opposition outright, the defense needs to get to the quarterback, the kicker needs to make his field goals, and on and on… in other words "JUST SHUT UP AND PLAY!"

Jets fans were willing to accept the lucky breaks and mediocre play in exchange for wins of any kind. I myself, was fine with that, all going on the premise that by 11:30 pm on Monday, Dec 6th, they would have won the most important game for the franchise in over 10 years, propelling themselves into AFC East supremacy.

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