Final Goodbye to 2002 Season
The most chilling aspect of the National Football League season is its end. There is a unique finality to it all.
In this case, the players return from a cross country trip, get maybe four hours of sleep, return to the complex, clean their lockers, attend a team meeting, and then meet with the press.
By nighttime, there is eerie silence.
When the Jets did speak Monday, they focused on some of their great seasonal achievements. After an ominous 2-5 start, the Jets earned their second consecutive playoff berth under Herman Edwards and won their first playoff game since the 1998 season.