Built to Win: Why The New York Jets Are Going To The Super Bowl

June 12, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The New York Jets will make it to the Super Bowl this year because of two words: Buddy Ball.
I'm not speaking about just New York Jets coach, Rex Ryan; I'm also speaking of his father, Buddy Ryan.
Buddy developed a simple strategy. Sack, hit, and pressure the opposing quarterback enough while containing the opposing running game and you can beat anyone.
His philosophy doesn't require a great quarterback, just one who can protect the ball and manage the game.
A solid running game to dominate time of possession, keeping the defense fresh while wearing down the opposition, and an attacking defense will consistently win games. Add talent to that equation, and that will win Super Bowls.
The Chicago Bears in 1985 epitomized this philosophy.
The team was built around defense. With defensive players like Mike Singletary (MLB), Richard Dent (DE), Otis Wilson (LB), Wilbur Marshall (LB), Dan Hampton (DL), and Dave Duerson (SS); combined with a powerful running game l...

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