Searching for extra motivation before this weekend's New York turf war, Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine reached back to a 2010 preseason game and came up with an image he hopes to see repeated Saturday at MetLife stadium: Eli Manning crushed between two Jets defenders like a soda can in a trash compactor.
Each week, Jets coaches try to find a photograph for the cover of the team's playbook that symbolizes the challenge represented by New York's next opponent. According to the Star-Ledger, this weekJets players found their playbooks adorned with a photo of a memorable hit on the Giants QB during last year's preseason meeting between the teams.
"It was cool to see it again," Pace said, according to the New York Daily News. "Seems like it was so long ago."
As for the intended message of the photo?
"I guess, do it again," Pace said.