LB getting excited about playoffs
Jonathan Vilma talks about how much fun it is playing big games this time of the season.
Editor's note: Linebacker Jonathan Vilma, selected in the first round of the NFL draft by the New York Jets, will chronicle his rookie experiences in a weekly diary for ESPN.com. This is No. 17 and for the previous diaries, look below.
Okay are you done being upset? Good because we just beat the NCF West division-leading Seattle Seahawks. We're 10-4 and as Chris Berman said, we have "a stranglehold on one of the AFC wild-card spots." How sweet is that, my first year, and I have a chance to play in the Super Bowl. I know I know, we still have two games left and then we'll have to go on the road three times in order to get to the Super Bowl, but a chance to play for it all, trust me I'll do whatever it takes. The challenge makes victory that much sweeter.
They told me the NFL was like playing Florida State each week and I can see why. I have a whole two days to pat myself on the back for the big win and then we have to turn right back around and get ready for one of the best teams in the NFL -- the Patriots. We played them already and lost by six points in Foxboro, but as I said already, we're not playing them to keep it close. This is a big challenge to see if we can put together back-to-back wins against formidable opponents, both of them playoff bound.
It's funny that they say the season is long. I agree, but now it's really getting exciting. I remember watching all the games in December when my college season was done, and you could see the teams that wanted it. There are only so many X's and O's you can draw up, it's a matter of who wants it more in December.
We'll see this week what happens.
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