Once again, the Jets lived up to their reputation of sucking hard when it matters most. The upsetting part of this game for coach Edwards is that his team played really well, but the kicker didn’t do what he’s paid to do. Brien has been shaky the last couple weeks, missing field goals that mattered in a couple key games. He got away with it last week, but that luck can only last for so long. I’m not sad he missed, because I want the Steelers to win the Superbowl.
I think he’ll go the way of Scott Norwood, whose career never recovered from missing a kick in the big game. No one remembers that it was a really long kick on natural turf, they just remember he missed, and no team really gave him a chance after that game. Aloha, Monsieur Brien.