Found December 16, 2011 on The Jets Blog:
Controlling your own destiny never made much sense to me. Destiny in itself is predetermined by definition so controlling it (while understandable), is ambiguous. What a strange way to start off. Anyway, the Jets need to win and to do that they need to beat an extremely talented 5-8 Eagles team. Nothing is scarier than a team that has (almost) nothing to play for except playing spoiler. They run loose and fast, and these guys especially need to be accounted for. Michael Vick: Rex Ryan said it best this week referring to Vick, “A 4.4 speed guy… that can throw a strawberry through a battleship”. Maybe my favorite Rex Ryan quote ever. He’s also right. Everyone knows what kind of talent Vick brings to the field. He might be a bit banged up but there’s nothing more deflating than watching perfect defense eradicated by a suddenly scrambling Michael Vick. It’s exhilarating to see that moment when he decides to tear off, when he’s playing any team other than yours. LeSean McCoy: 1,100+ yds...

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Transcript: DC Mike Pettine, 12.15

On the challenges Michael Vick poses for defenses… It’s hard to just take that approach where you keep him in the pocket.  So there are times you understand he’s going to get out.  Again, that’s where the challenge really starts, and you have to prepare for it.  You have to practice it. So, again, coverage wise, the guys in the back end know that they have to plaster,...
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