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Wolf: Monday Night Football thoughts

OKAY, WHEN ARE WE GOING TO START HONORING MY GERMAN HERITAGE? THE FIRST PENALTY WAS ANNOUNCED IN SPANISH, CELEBRATING HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH. FOR A COUNTRY THAT IS TRYING TO PROFFER OUR UNITY AND DOES NOT WISH TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN ETHNICITY AND RACE, WE SURE DO A GOOD JOB OF DOING JUST THAT. CAN YOU IMAGINE? “HI, WE’RE GOING TO HONOR WESTERN EUROPEANS WITH A WESTERN EUROPEAN/ENGLISH HERITAGE GAME!” WHAT ABOUT THE MARK SANCHEZ COMMERICAL IN SPANISH…TALKING ABOUT THE HISPANIC PEOPLE BEING RIGHT THERE WITH MARK SANCHEZ? CAN YOU IMAGINE?

MIAMI’S FIRST DRIVE WAS A THING OF BEAUTY. STAYING OUT OF THIRD AND OBVIOUS WAS THE KEY TO THE OPENING TD DRIVE. MIAMI MAY PROVIDE THE BLUEPRINT TO BEATING REX RYAN’S DEFENSE. POUND IT AND PLAY-ACT…POUND IT…AND PLAY-ACT…POUND IT AND PLAY-ACT…AND STAY OUT OF THIRD AND OBVIOUS.

MIAMI GETS A THREE AND OUT AND THEN GIVES UP A FAKE PUNT FOR A FIRST-DOWN. EMOTIONALLY SIGNIFICANT…BRUTAL…KICK TO THE CRADLE!

A BLOWN COVERAGE ALLOWS BRAYLON EDWARDS TO SCORE HIS FIRST-TD AS A JET. HOW DO YOU ALLOW THE BIGGEST RECEIVER ON THE FIELD TO GET THAT WIDE OPEN IN THE RED ZONE? SOMEBODY THOUGHT THEY HAD HELP AND THE HELP THOUGHT SOMEBODY DIDN’T NEED HELP!

CHAD HENNE NEEDS TO PROTECT THE FOOTBALL IN THE RED ZONE BUT HE ALSO NEEDS TO THROW THE BALL DOWN THE FIELD. HE’S LOOKING AT HIS CHECK-DOWN AS IF HE’S A PRIMARY RECEIVER.

MIAMI 10
NEW YORK 7

I’M COMING AROUND TO THE JETS STYLE OF PLAY. MAYBE I SHOULDN’T LET MY DISLIKE OF BUDDY RYAN EFFECT MY EVALUATION OF HIS SON, REX. I MIGHT MISS A GOOD FOOTBALL TEAM IN THE PROCESS. THEY POUND THE BALL AND GET AFTER YOU ON DEFENSE!!

THE JETS HAVE BEEN STOPPED TWICE AND DRIVES HAVE BEEN KEPT ALIVE BY EITHER PENALTY OF FAKE PUNTS…THESE ARE EMOTIONAL KILLERS!

MARK SANCHEZ DOESN’T LOOK VERY CONFIDENT. I WONDER IF THE GHOSTS OF NEW OELEANS ARE FLOATING IN HIS HEAD. THE “BIG EASY” WAS ANYTHING BUT FOR SANCHEZ LAST WEEK.

MIAMI’S WILDCAT IS DIFFERENT THAN ANYBODY ELSES IN THE LEAGUE. BRUTAL…PHYSICAL…SMASH-MOUTH…BLOODY YOUR NOSE FOOTBALL!!

CHAD HENNE REFUSES TO LOOK DOWN THE FIELD…THIS DOES NOT BODE WELL FOR THE DOLPHINS. AT SOME POINT, THE JETS WILL STOP THE RUNNING GAME OF MIAMI AND HENNE IS GOING TO HAVE TO WIN THE GAME.

THE JETS CAN POUND YOU…I LIKE IT. POUND IT DOWN YOUR THROAT AND PRESSURE YOUR OFFENSE ALL NIGHT LONG…REALLY? I LIKE THESE GUYS?

BRAYLON EDWARDS LOOKS GOOD CATCHING THE BALL, TONIGHT. BUT IT ISN’T THE BRIGHT LIGHTS OF MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL THAT WILL IMPRESS ME, HE’LL FOCUS THEN; IT’S THE MUNDANE SUNDAY AGAINST AN INFERRIOR OPPONENT THAT I QUESTION. DO IT THEN, BRAYLON.

TWO FAKE PUNTS!! HOW MANY POINTS WILL NEW YORK SCORE OFF THIS FAKE PUNT CONVERSION? THAT’S TWICE! AND IT WAS AGAINST PUNT-SAFE!!!

SANCHEZ IS DOING A NICE JOB RUNNING THE TWO-MINUTE DRILL RIGHT BEFORE THE HALF.

NEW YORK 13
MIAMI 10

(ED. NOTE – SORRY, I WAS EATING DINNER…)

A GREAT POINT BY TIRICO: CHAD HENNE HAS BEEN OFF THE FIELD FOR FOUR-PLAYS AND SUDDENLY, ON A THIRD AND SIX, HE NEEDS TO GO INTO THE GAME AND CONVERT THE THIRD-DOWN. THIS IS WHAT STINKS ABOUT THE WILDCAT AND IS THE REASON WHY COACHES THAT HAVE A GOOD QB WON’T MESS WITH IT TOO MUCH.

THE DOLPHINS HAVE THE RIGHT GUYS FOR THE WILDCAT BUT IF YOU HAVE A GREAT QB – WHICH EVERYBODY WOULD CHOOSE – WHY TAKE THE BALL OUT OF HIS HANDS?

POUND IT AND PLAY-ACT…POUND IT AND PLAY-ACT…TOUCHDOWN…CHAD HENNE TO TE ANTHONY FASANO. THE DOPLHINS ARE PROVIDING THE BLUEPRINT TO BEATING NEW YORK…DO WHATEVER YOU CAN TO STAY OUT OF THIRD AND OBVIOUS PASS SITUATIONS.

WHAT A THROW BY MARK SANCHEZ!!! THIS KID IS MAKING A BELIEVER OUT OF ME.

BRAYLON EDWARDS MAKES AN INCREDIBLE CATCH FOR A TD…WHAT A THROW BY SANCHEZ…I’M GLAD I DON’T BELIEVE EDWARDS IS A NUMBER 1 RECEIVER IN THE NFL!! WE SHALL SEE…I WASN’T GOING TO JUDGE HIM OFF ONE OR TWO GAMES AND I WON’T DO IT WHEN HE SHINES, EITHER. NOBODY EVER QUESTIONED HIS ATHLETIC ABILITY, IT’S ALWAYS BEEN HIS BRAIN AND CONCENTRATION LEVEL THAT PEOPLE QUESTIONED.

EDWARDS SCORED A TD…THE REVIEW SUCKED BUTTERMILK.

NEW YORK 20
MIAMI 17

A BIG-TEN MOMENT ON MNF: MICHIGAN (HENNE) TO OHIO STATE (GINN JR.) ON PLAY-ACTION = TD!! POUND IT AND PLAY-ACT…POUND IT AND PLAY-ACT…POUND IT AND PLAY-ACT!! STAY OUT OF THIRD AND OBVIOUS…HMMMMMMM.

,b>MIAMI 24
NEW YORK 20

THE JETS FIRST THREE-AND-OUT OF THE NIGHT HAPPENS WHEN THEY NEEDED IT THE MOST. THE JUICE IS ON THE BOIL, BABY. YOU CAN JUST SEE THE CONFIDENCE LEVEL OF THE DOLPHINS GROWING.

BRAYLON EDWARDS…JUST STOP IT. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? AGAIN, BRING THAT LEVEL OF CONCENTRATION WITH YOU EVERY GAME.

WILL ALLEN GOT ROBBED…THAT WASN’T PASS INTERFERENCE…AND THIS MIGHT DECIDE THIS GAME…THAT SUCKS BUTTERMILK.

CAN CHAD HENNE DO IT? OR THE WILD CAT? OR PAT WHITE?

UNBELIEVABLE…PAT WHITE AND THE WILDCAT ON WHAT COULD BE THE FINAL, GAME WINNING POSSESSION! THIS IS INCREDIBLE STUFF!

WHAT A GREAT CALL BY MIAMI! MOVE THE POCKET ON THIRD AND OBVIOUS AND A HALF-ROLL…CHAD HENNE WITH A PERFECT THROW TO CAMARILLO FOR A FIRST-DOWN!!

MIAMI IS THE MOST PHYSICAL OFFENSE IN THE LEAGUE! THEY WILL POUND YOUR FACE OFF!!

WHAT A FINISH! THE WILDCAT WINS THE GAME!

THE IRONY OF THIS GAME IS THAT THE DOLPHINS MAY HAVE FOUND THEIR QUARTERBACK IN A GAME THAT THE WILDCAT WON!!

MIAMI 31
NEW YORK 27

WHAT A GAME!!