As we look ahead to training camp in late July, we're taking a daily retrospective look back at some random people, moments and games from Jets history...
The Current 33
Safety Jamal Adams showed flashes of brilliance in his rookie season, despite being immediately thrust into a versatile role littered with difficult assignments. He also had a positive effect with his intangibles and will hopefully go from strength to strength in his second season.
Jerald Sowell was an underrated fullback throughout his nine-year career as a Jet. He was a good blocker but started to become a big contributor as a pass catcher late on in his career with 47 catches in 2003 and 45 in 2004. Sowell scored six career touchdowns, as well as this one in the playoffs:
The other 33's
Kevin Long, Eric Smith, Chris Ivory...
33 years ago
In 1985, the Jets were a good team at 11-5 but had the misfortune of being in the same division as two other great teams as they lost the wild card game to New England. We detailed that earlier in our countdown, here.
33 yard score
Here's Robby Anderson's spectacular 33-yarder against the Panthers last year:
33 on the scoreboard
A memorable win over the Oilers in 1981 saw the 0-3 Jets win 33-17 as Wesley Walker had what was, at the time, the best game of his career with eight catches for 128 yards and two scores. Three weeks later, the Jets scored 33 again in a 19-point win over the Bills. The key play, late in the third, saw the Jets fumble only for wide receiver Bobby Jones to recover it and run 61 yards for the touchdown that put the Jets up by two scores.
Let us know if there's any connections to 33 that we missed...