JEFF PEARLMAN

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J-e-t-s?

Am I the only person underwhelmed by the Jets?

Here in New York, they’re being hyped as a Super Bowl favorite. I just don’t see it. Tomlinson has slowed considerably through the season, Sanchez is erratic and, most worrisome, the defense only gets to the opposing quarterback on all-out blitzes. The Jets lack a serious pass rusher, which is extremely bothersome when you think about playoff matchups with Peyton Manning or Tom Brady. Blitz those guys and pay the price.

I love what Rex Ryan has done, in that the Jets finally matter more than the Giants. They’re a very good team, but not quite great.

Not yet.