Here is the perfect title for the second matchup between the Dolphins and Jets and it is this:
RUMBLE IN THE MEADOWLANDS!!!
I am going to do something very creative in describing this year’s rivalry between my uncle and I.
This takes family SPORTS’ RIVALRIES TO ANOTHER LEVEL:
My Uncle likes to crack jokes that my Dolphins suck,
He is like Coach Rex Ryan, he likes to pass the buck,
He claims the Dolphins are pathetic and they are a joke,
He has room to talk, considering in fantasy football all he does is choke
He claims he has intelligence when it comes to football and especially the Jets,
His football team is more pathetic than our baseball team, the New York Mets,
He thinks that the Jets will make it to a Super Bowl with Rex Ryan in charge,
In my opinion, the only way the Jets make to a Super Bowl is if they pay a covercharge
The Dolphins are led by Rookie Phenom Quarterback Ryan Tannehill,
The Jets are led by Mark Sanchez, who reminds me of a counterfeit $100 dollar bill,
Totally fake and is easily detected by defenses,
Him and my uncle are alike, their play has been offensive
The Jets believe they can knock the Dolphins out of sight,
To me, that is like bringing a KNIFE to a GUN-FIGHT!!!
If you remember week 3, the Jets injured Reggie Bush’s left knee, which has been hampering him for weeks now. Coach Ryan wanted his players to “Put Some Hot Sauce” on Bush. In case, you are unaware of when Rex Ryan speaks, when he talks “Things are always have to be explained and clarified.”
First LB Calvin Pace said things after the 1st matchup, now his teammates LB Aaron Maybin and Safety LaRon Landry are joining the party. Read this childish, petty nonsense about what the want to do to Bush tommorrow:
“We want to knock him out, but we’re out to do it legally,” said by linebacker Aaron Maybin.
“Every time he sees me, he will remember that hit, If I’m in the box or I’m going downhill, he’ll remember that hit,” said by LaRon Landry, even though the hit itself was completely incidental. Landry would also add this gem: “If I get penalized, I’m not going to stop head-hunting, I’m not going to stop the way I play.”
Reggie’s reaction to these quotes however would have you believe that he’s very likely taken them with a grain of salt (via The Journal News):
Retaliation? They’re the ones who started this. If there was ever any retaliation, it would come from us. But this team and the caliber of guys and the character we have are guys who play with respect for the game and play hard. It’s football. I didn’t go and complain or whine about being a target of the Jets. I expect that every game. I don’t expect for it to be any different this game. I expect it to be a tough game, probably some trash talking going on. It’s going to be a physical, tough game. It’s a divisional opponent. That’s the great thing about playing divisional opponents. You get to play them twice. It’ll be fun this time around.
I hope Bush knocks these two clowns on their butts. Give props to Bush for taking the high-road. The Jets don’t like Bush for this quote after the game as seen here: http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/thedailydolphin/2012/09/25/miami-dolphins-rb-reggie-bush-trying-to-play-sunday-vs-arizona-cardinals-not-feeling-much-pity-for-darrelle-revis-or-new-york-jets/
“It’s like the old saying, what goes around comes around,” Bush said. “They talked about all week about putting hot sauce and this and that, and they ended up losing their best player for the rest of the season. So, it’s sad that it happened because of that, but I’m going to be back.”
Coach Ryan wanted an apology. Bush didn’t give one and won’t give one. If you interpret the comment like I did, “All he is saying is: Injuries are part of the game; luckily for me, mine is not serious, unlike Revis’s.
Center Mike Pouncey sticking up for his teammate had this to say about Aaron Maybin: http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2012/10/dolphins_c_mike_pouncey_blasts.html#incart_river.
“I have to be on punt block to say something to him,” Pouncey said.
He added: “I don’t even want to talk about him. He’s a joke.”
And then: “He won’t even play enough to hurt Reggie.”
Pouncey apparently kept rolling. Here are some more: “I think it’s just him wanting to get known, to finally hear his name get said in the NFL.”
Also, there’s this: “I don’t know why Aaron Maybin is talking. He’s done nothing in this league.”
Okay, this is sounding like a game of tit-for-tat. It is like we are listening to a bunch of kids whining.
Since the demoralizing loss in OT to the Jets, the Dolphins are winning games. (2-1 since). Their
ROOKIE PHENOM QB Mr. Ryan Tannehill is ROCKING AND ROLLING!!! His last 2 games (2-0), 2TD’s, 0 TURNOVERS!!!
Hurricane Sandy may play a factor tommorrow. Sunday could be stormy in East Rutherford, N.J., for the Miami Dolphins-New York Jets game with the forecast calling for a 22-mph northeast wind, temperatures in the mid-50s and a 40-percent chance of rain. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-dolphins/sfl-hurricane-sandy-will-be-a-factor-is-sundays-jets-dolphins-game-20121026,0,4693439.story
Here are my keys to the game:
1) Pound Reggie Bush. Give him the rock and let him shut the Jets up.
2) Give Tannehill better protection. In weather conditions like this, the offensive line needs to remain disciplined and remained in balance.
3) Let Tannehill take shots downfield despite the conditions. No Revis out there. Go to work on these corners.
4) Keep applying pressure to Sanchez. Keep blitzing.
5) The Corners can’t get beat. They got torched in Week 3. Sean Smith and co. better be ready!!
6) This goes with out saying, but I will say it anyway. “Any opportunity to put points on the scoreboard, take advantage of it.” If push comes to shove, and you have to settle for a Field Goal; Memo to Dan Carpenter, “Put it through the UPRIGHTS!!!”
This is the fourth time in the last five years that the Jets have had the chance to sweep the season series against the Dolphins. The last three times they’ve had the opportunity, the Jets have lost. Two of those times came at The Meadowlands.
Miami has won three out of its last four games against the Jets on the road as well and has always managed to play well on the road against New York. Rex Ryan’s record against Miami: 3-4.
I believe this will happen AS ALWAYS: Dolphins win: 17-9!!!
Tannehill handles the conditions fantastic and goes: 18-27, 220 yards, TD, 0 INT’s. Bush goes for: 25 carries, 100 yards, TD; 6 catches, 50 yards. Hartline after being SHUTOUT last game goes for: 8 catches, 75 yards, TD.
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Written by Daniel Saviuk
My name is Daniel. I love the Miami Dolphins (been a fan since I was 10)...