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Will the Jets be following the Jags game during their game?

  1. Yes, they will be following it. How hard is it to follow scores on a jumbo tron.

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  2. No, a few bench players will but the key players will be to into their own game to follow the Jags.

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  1. signbabybrady

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    #24 Jersey

    I was wondernig how much scoreboard watching actually goes on during the game by the players. In other words will the Jets be watching the scoreboard to see updates on the Jags game during their game?

    I have an argument with my Father on this.

    He is scared that if we win and the Jags are losing in the 4th quarter that the Jets will see this and it will kill their energy.

    I think there is way to much going on in a game for especially the starters and key reserves to be doing this. I am sure they will find out about our game before they get started and if the Jags were being destroyed they may find out but I don't think in the 4th quarter they will be watching and then would find out about a tough 4th quarter defeat and lose all energy as their season would be over.


    What do you guys think? Do the Jets players follow what goes on in the Jags game during the game?
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    My guess is that scores of the Jags/Ravens game will not be posted in the Meadowlands Sunday.

    That is pretty much standard operating procedure for NFL coaches in this type of situation.
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    There's no way in hell the score of the Jaguars/Ravens game will effect the way the Jets play. No way.
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    There is going to be a Miami fan sitting behind the Jets bench, and you can bet he'll be letting the Jets players know the score of the Ravens game. They will know the score, and it will affect them.
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    The Rats only shot is for the Pats to lose. No way in hell the Jags beat Baltimore.
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    No way in hell the Giants are going to hold Tom Brady to 2 TDs.

    How does anybody who had ever followed football for more than a week make these kind of absolute statements.
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    would you be willing to bet your house on that? :)
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    You know, I have a funny feeling the Jags are going to win, too. Makes no logical sense, but I saw that Colts game and I'm telling you, I think it's possible.

    Teams playing for spoiler play as hard as teams playing for a spot, imo.
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    #24 Jersey

    That is an interesting point if true.
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    Of course Any Given Sunday always applies and and I do think the Jags have a legitmate shot. They are a better team than their record indicates--player for player not much diffence from last years' squad who were dominant most of the season. And it seems like alot of people in Baltimore are already looking past them.

    I keep thinking about the Ravens' monumental meltdown in the final seconds vs. the Pats last year. They seem well coached now but anything can happen, especially when you have a rookie QB.
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    Aren't these players competitive no matter what? Especially in the Jets-Phins game, wouldn't they want to deny their former quarterback the chance at playoffs? There are a lot of scenarios, they aren't going to give up that easily.

    And the Jags definitely have a shot. Never say never.
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    do I get a house of equal value if I win?
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    I do not think the Jets will lay down. Not at all.

    But, when they hear the news, they will be disappointed and may deflate a bit. That would be a natural reaction, IMO.
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    Although some scoff at the thought that players watch the scoreboard and potentially be distracted during their game, Bill Belichick was asked about this on WEEI earlier this week and commented that wasn't upset about playing before the Jets - that he felt there would be less scoreboard watching and that it would be easier for his players to focus on THEIR job rather than worrying about any help they might need.

    So definately count Bill Belichick among those who think scoreboard watching does happen and that it has the potential to be a distraction.
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    Well I guess that is pretty daming to my case.
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    Coaches universally find it a distraction. I have no doubt Mangini does as well and will instruct the Meadowlands scoreboard operators that they cannot post the score.

    If you heard Christian Fauria on WEEI last Sunday, he talked about how scoreboard watching was never an issue when he played at home because every team he played on didn't post those scores.
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    I think the players will be occupied and totally consumed by the game that is right in front of them.........however, human nature dictates that in this situation, some of those inquiring minds will need to know.

    I doubt there will be a rah rah speech in the huddle with 2 minutes to go, telling everyone, hey, Jags are winning....score here and we're in. BUT, I do believe that some players will check scores at halftime and if close, sneak a peek from time to time during the second half. I know I would want to know.
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    Agreed....
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    Here's is part of BB's response:
    All Things Bill Belichick: 22-Dec-2008 Press Conference Transcript

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    Not at the press conference - on the Big Show with WEEI. They asked about moving the time of the game - and he very clearly said that with the Jets and Ravens game being moved he felt that it could be a positive in terms of not scoreboard watching and improving focus on the game at hand.
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    I picked option 1 because it's funnier!
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    Here's what you're referring, starts at the 14:05 mark:
    Coach Bill Belichick, NE Patriots

    I do remember hearing that on the Big Show, good recall on your part.

    He also had this to say on the 24th, his overall philosophy is to focus on the task at hand because otherwise it will be irrelevant what happens with the Jets, Dolphins and Ravens.

    All Things Bill Belichick: 24-Dec-2008 Conference Call Transcript

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    Does a Bear $h!t in the woods?
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    Agreed, Mangina will dictate this....
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    jags looked pretty good against the Colts, and they have had 10 days to get ready for the ratbirds. I think they have a real good chance to pull an upset.
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    I don't think the Jets will lay down either way, but I think the Jags are playing hard enough to keep it close in Baltimore. So even if that WAS a concern, if the Jets look up at the scoreboard during a TV timeout and see

    Bal 10
    Jax 6

    midway through the second quarter, they have every incentive to keep playing.

    But I'm still not convinced that score, even if it's 41-0 Jax, will ever see the light of the Meadowlands day while the Jets-Phins game is still playing.
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