Courtesy: Helmet Project

After their first loss of the season, the Jets face their first rebound challenge of the year on Monday night, as they host the Miami Dolphins. It's much more intriguing than most matchups between a 5-1 team and a 1-6 squad, particularly after Miami's offense came alive for the first time this season to outgun St. Louis 31-14 last week. Maybe that's why Jets coach Herm Edwards felt he needed to unleash a rare verbal tirade earlier this week. Gothamist predicts the Jets will respond postively with a 30-10 licking of Miami.

Although Vinny Testaverde will not be present, Gothamist can't help but think of the last time these two teams met in East Rutherford on a Monday night.

Earlier this afternoon, Cablevision/Madison Square Garden head Jim Dolan was grilled by WFAN radio's Mike and the Mad Dog in an all-encompassing two hour discussion that, of course, included his company's opposition to the proposed Jets stadium.

"In order to keep the place busy, they're going to have to bring in events from the Garden...and the Javits Convention Center," he said. "We don't mind competition. If Woody Johnson wants to pay for all of that with his own money so be it, but taxpayers should not be." Dolan also claimed that if the city were to win the bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics, there would be no money reserved for the financing of a 180-foot extension over the West Side Highway that would bring the field surface to those standard for international track and field venues.

Graphic of 1963 Jets helmet (only because Gothamist had never seen it before) courtesy the Helmet Project, a depot for graphics depicting virtually every pro or college helmet design ever conceived.