Bring on the Jets

Could there possibly be a better time for the Dolphins to finally get on the board and record their first victory of the season against the hated New York Jets?

Make no mistake, there will be a definite Jets presence at Pro Player Stadium Sunday afternoon.

Last Sunday night against the Steelers, it seemed half the crowd was pulling for Pittsburgh. It might be worse this Sunday.

"We'll have some fans there for us and a bunch of them in there chanting their dumb-ass chant and all that other stuff and being the ignorant fans they are," said defensive end Jason Taylor. "I said it; I don't care if they get mad at me. They don't like me anyway. Quite frankly, I don't care. It's a fun atmosphere to play in, though."

OK, then.

Yes, playing the Jets always is different for the Dolphins partly because there are so many Jets fans in South Florida and also because Jets fans tend to be -- how shall we put this -- enthusiastic.

OK, obnoxious might be a better word.

And this is not just us saying that. Just check out what Sam Madison had to say about them.

"They are very annoying," he said. "The last couple of games they kind of toned it down a little. But now with the situation they are in, they are going to come in here riled up and we have to do some things to keep it quiet.

"They are crazy. They have always been crazy and that's just something we have to deal with. It doesn't matter if the Jets are playing the Steelers, the Dolphins or the Chargers. They treat everyone the same."

The hope is that maybe facing the Jets will bring out the best out of the Dolphins this week.

"It's big," said Zach Thomas. "We're 0-3. We're trying to get a win and get this thing turned around ad having the Jets in, it doesn't matter what the records are. It's always going to be tight and it's going to be a big, nasty game, and that's just the way it is."

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