We know we’re making a habit out of this, but even after the Jets’ wet, ugly 10–6 loss to the Dolphins at home yesterday, we remain in the “do not jump off the bridge” camp. The Jets are still likely to make the playoffs, even if they lose their next two games (at Pittsburgh and at Chicago), barring an overwhelming show of force from Jacksonville. (See?) A win in either of those games gets this season back on track; they’re not catching the suddenly out-of-control Patriots, but they could still be looking at a very winnable first-round playoff matchup against San Diego. Yesterday’s loss didn’t hurt as much in playoff scenarios as it might have seemed. There, see? Not a disaster! All that said: ooof.
Jets strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi, whom we suspect isn’t going to be Jets strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi that much longer, had the signature moment of the day. His idiotic, mad trip of Dolphins special teams player Nolan Carroll was like the rest of the Jets’ day: pointless, stupid, ineffective, horrible to watch, and seemingly unaware that one happened to be in front of millions of people on television. It’s all people are talking about this morning, which is probably good, considering they’re not talking about Mark Sanchez and the Jets’ offense.
Just to distract for one more second, though, seriously, look at this:Now the Jets Are in Some Serious Trouble