Monday Night Nightmare

By John Touhey

This week all of America will watch as the Houston Texans come into MetLife Stadium to play a New York Jets team that is struggling to say the least.

After not even putting up a single point against the 49ers the Jets will be desperate to be the team this year to give the Texans their first loss of 2012.

That will not happen if the offense is out on the field for three plays, punts, and forces the defense to be out on the field for more than 35 minutes. If that does indeed happen, Jets fans should worry about the defense starting to resent the offense for having to bail them out.

But bailing the offense hasn’t been easy since the Jets D has been letting up 173 rushing yards through their first 4 games, 31st in the league. As for the Texans, well they have an identity, run the ball with Arian Foster and utilize one of the best receivers in the league in Andre Johnson.

Teams who know who they are and what they’re good at win. That exception though is the Jets, somehow they are tied for first in the AFC East but it is not pretty by any means.

On paper the Jets may be 2-2, 2-0 in the division but their point differential is absolutely atrocious, a whopping -28 point differential which includes a steal of a win against a Miami Dolphins team that has fewer weapons than the Jets do which is hard to believe.

The Jets have their work cut out for them and their next few weeks are not easy wins by any means. If Rex Ryan wants to save his season and possibly his job he will need to do a complete 180 and get this team some wins. Losing will not be tolerated in New York, he knows that and we know that.

Perhaps the answer lies within another quarterback Tim Tebow? Maybe. Call me crazy, but Greg McElroy deserves a shot at some point this season. Enough clowning if the Jets are serious about playing in January they need to wake up starting this week on Monday Night Football.


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