The Star-Ledger’s coverage of the New York Jets is among the best coverage of the team of any local paper.
They were able to post a video on their website of the players cleaning out their lockers today, after the bitter end to their season last night in Pittsburgh.
The most disappointing aspect in all this is that there are a lot of guys on this team that will likely not be back with the team next year. There are a few players who may contemplate retirement, a few others who may not be asked back for performance reasons.
It’s a shame, because I believe this roster was good enough to win a championship, and their one terrible half of football last night cost them a shot at making history.
Had the Jets advanced to the Super Bowl, it would have arguably been the toughest path to the big game in league history, having beaten future Hall of Famers Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.
In the end, Ben Roethlisberger, Rashard Mendenhall, Mike Tomlin and company were just too much for the Jets to handle. They nearly dug themselves out of a 24-0 hole to complete what could’ve been one of the great comebacks in league history, but it was not to be.
The Jets will have a lot of personell decisions to make as they get ready for training camp next season, if there is a season at all. The uncertainty of the collective bargaining agreement could lead to a lockout by the owners.
At the end of the day, there will be no excuses for Gang Green. Whenever the season starts, the Jets will be ready to play. Their goal is to win the Super Bowl, and that won’t change.