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    Steelers have character; Jets have characters

    The New York Jets are amusing. They are like the 1985 Bears, with a dash of Lee Flowers and J-Peezy.

    They play big, and talk bigger. They have something larger than swagger. HBO sure made a wise decision in selecting the Jets for “Hard Knocks.”

    Big mouths, however, usually have a weakness. When they are out of gas, they stop talking so much.

    It's been mighty quiet in the Big Apple all week.

    It will be quiet next week, too.

    There is a perception in New York that the Jets are being quiet this week out of respect for the mighty Steelers. All the talking, the New York media figures, won't work against the Steelers and so the Jets are wisely being quiet.
    Right.

    If the Jets organized a hit-and-run on a local orphanage, the New York media would find a way to spin the decision into another chapter of Rex Ryan's genius.

    There is nothing intelligent about what the Jets are doing this week. They are displaying fear and don't think for a second that the Steelers haven't figured it out.

    One team is mature, the other is immature.

    Always beware of teams that act out of character. Take the Patriots, for instance. We all thought they were borderline invincible at this time a week ago, right? They were cool and calm, always a step ahead, and hardly the type of team that gets distracted by a bunch of malcontents like the Jets.
    And then Wes Welker mentioned feet about 20 times at a press conference and the Patriots were never the same.

    Welker was benched for the first series - and we'll never know how that really affected the game - and the Patriots never really recovered. Following the contest, a number of New England players openly questioned Bill Belichick's decision to bench Welker.
    Had dissention begun to slot the Patriots and the coaching staff? Did Tom Brady throw that early interception, at least in part, because his favorite target wasn't on the field?

    We'll never know.

    But what we do know is that the Patriots started playing the Jets' games.

    And now the Jets are playing someone else's game.

    The Steelers never play anyone else's game. They are the Steelers, and that's good enough for them. Ultimately it doesn't particularly matter what is said during the week during these painful press conferences. However, what is said often displays a clear reflection of how mature a team is, and how strong its leadership is.

    The Jets are all about the bright lights.

    The Steelers are all about the Lombardi Trophies.


    The Rooneys, Mike Tomlin and the Steelers themselves deserve so much credit. No one saw this coming eight months ago, when a frazzled Ben Roethlisberger didn't bother getting a haircut before appearing in front of cameras, looking lost and confused while talking curtly about the allegations that were sure to cripple the team's season.

    What makes the Steelers special, though, is that they never wavered from that point on. While the Jets were making themselves pop-culture icons with their behavior on HBO, the Steelers were working in Latrobe.

    While the Jets were busy running their mouths, they ended up with the No. 6 seed.

    While the Steelers were busy going about their business, they ended up with the No. 2 seed.

    Coincidence?

    Certainly not.

    The Jets are a very good team that talks as though it were great.

    Are the Steelers great? We'll find out on Sunday. But what we already know is that the Steelers don't change who they are, given the opponent. They are still savvy, still talented and don't forget about the one story no one is talking about.

    The Steelers are angry.

    All season, they have believed the league has singled them out. Whether it's true or not, they have been forced to overcome uncommon adversity.

    All that anger - legitimate anger - will be released Sunday night. Was James Harrison singled out? Did Roethlisberger really deserve that suspension?

    There is a quiet anger that boils inside of these Steelers. Such anger can be remarkable motivation.

    The Jets are full of great characters.

    The Steelers are filled with character.

    At the end of the day, teams with true character - not the manufactured kind - almost always win. This will be no different.

    By Mark Kaboly
    For SteelCityInsider.net
    Posted Jan 22, 2011
    Thought this was pretty good, kinda makes you wonder, besides the supposed "respect" thing, why the Jets have kept quiet during the week.


    If you don’t stand behind our troops.....Please feel free to stand in front of them!!!


    "Give me a 6 pack, half hour of rest and lets go play them again....We can beat them."
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    "They say that when you're the champs, everybody will try to beat you. Well, I'm glad we're the champs, so bring 'em on, bring 'em all on. If we die, we ain't gonna die running. It's gonna be a fight."
    --Joe Greene

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    I knew I would like this article just from the title. Great read.

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    What a douche that guy is. Jets have no character, yet they beat Pitt, Indy, and NE on the road? Yeah, ok...
    Gang Green

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    Quote Originally Posted by wa2k99 View Post
    What a douche that guy is. Jets have no character, yet they beat Pitt, Indy, and NE on the road? Yeah, ok...
    What does character have to do with talent? You can be an *** and still be talented.

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    Good stuff!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LatrobePA View Post
    Good stuff!!
    Yeah, just wrong, slanted, and all about pushing an agenda!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wa2k99 View Post
    Yeah, just wrong, slanted, and all about pushing an agenda!
    You play for the Jets? Sounds it

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    great title

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    Rexy and the jets have sealed their fate. Great read my friend. Say your prayers Jets.

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    My oh my I see that a few Jets have creeped in here and are giving their "view"on things. Funny thing is, I kinda figured the Jets had about only 250 fans or so. Furthermore, I would think that many of them wouldn't be able to post on here considering about half of them were arrested last week in that FBI sting. Oh well, everyone is entitled to bail and their opinion.

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