It's more "delusional" to think that he's going to become a serviceable NFL QB this year.
Its that time of year. Hope springs eternal. Fan's cant be objective but that's all part of the process.
Great defense, but the 3 and outs will hurt that unit. I hope Sancheese take his head out of someone's butt and find his receivers.
If I'm playing the Jets as they are currently constituted, I game plan to stop the run. The pass, with this group is not something teams are going to worry about very much. You need a balanced attack to win in the NFL and even if the running game is there, without a passing game to go with it, the offense will not do too much.
Last year we were not a threat on any aspect of the offense.
I'm hoping that with more beef on the O-Line to provide time,
and a qualified O-coordinator calling plays for the first time in years,
that our QB, ABS*, will be able make enough throws so that we're not
entirely a one-trick-pony offense.
*ABS = Anyone but Sanchez.
The Jets are no better than a 5 win team. I'm sorry, as much as it pains me to say, that is the way I see it. I just choose to state things the way I believe they are and I will not sugar coat it:
1) This will the worst defense since Rex came to town.
2) The QB situation is at best horrible. With a young Smith and a chicken fried Sanchez, I liken that trio to the likes of Bubby Brister and Babe Laufenberg.
3) The WR's just purely suck. Kerley is a good receiver, no doubt, but the rest are either too injured or just cannot catch the ball. Braylon would help that situation but the Jets are too stupid to see the value in that signing.
4) ST is an enormous question mark that no one is even talking about. It's like every Kool-Aid drinking Jets fan here is simply willing to pass it off as though they still have Mike Westoff. Far from it. It will be very interesting to see how well they perform this season. My feeling is they will be better, but that won't be saying much considering how bad they were just last season.
5) What do you expect from a rebuilding team? Name the rebuilding teams that made as many wholesale changes as the Jets did just this last offseason and still fared well in the season? I'm sure the number of failures will vastly outweigh the successes without even researching it.
I'm looking forward to what this team looks like in 2014. If this turns out best case scenario, the team could turn the corner sometime in 2014. Idzik is a good GM and Rex is still a good HC.
As for our running game; I'm pretty sure defenses won't react to facing us week to week the way they do towards Chris Johnson or Adrian Peterson. Not to mention Marty is a pass first QB. I like the fact that our flash runners that can break one will get some carries but McKnight and Goodson aren't durable at all. McKnight hurt his angle on the 1 run be broke last year. Receiving out of the backfield I think Goodson and McKnight will help out the O but I'm going to save my excitement for actual carries until gametime especially if our QB's aren't playing very effective. I feel comfortable saying this team is as unpredictable as any Jets team we've had since Sanchez was a rookie. This team can either shock and amaze us or stink up the joint. The 2013 Jets will be the first Jets team in a while that desperately needs a QB to overachieve a great a deal. Whether that's Sanchez or Smith. I think Sanchez will bounce back but how much help he gets around him will determine a lot. Also injuries is key. If Stephen Hill's development is cut short againt cause he's hurt and we lose some key guys then chemistry is going to be an issue as well as impact players on the field. We have very few guys who are impact guys ... We need them out there.
My prediction ... if we stay relatively healthy, the O Line has a strong year, and Sanchez actually starts playing well while his players make plays for him .. this team can go 10-6. I have all faith in Rex with the defense and I think for the first time in a while we'll have a good pass rush which will make Rex's schemes deadly.
If we aren't too healthy, the O line has breakdowns, Sanchez & his supporting cast never develop a flow and don't click with Marty's offense right away ... I think we're easily a 6-7 win team and the Rex era ends like most NFL insiders predict for us this year.
This thing can go either way. Lets just hope we catch some breaks this year.
Reading comprehension escapes you.
Nothing the past 3 years? He took the team to the AFCCG 3 years ago, under his best season in his 2nd season as a pro.
The last two years have been documented and regurgitated to death, I'll hold out to see what he does to bounce back from last year and under a competent and quality offensive coordinator and an offensive system that fits his abilities, and a system he has had success in.
Whoever wins the job, needs to earn it, both Sanchez and Smith, and any other QB.
I'm very up on the Jets chances to make the playoffs this year. Nothing is a lock, but I think with our coaches they can squeeze just enough out of this team to get into the playoffs.
Biggest factors is the strength on the DL and OL. The Jets are stronger in the trenches this year. That's going to have an impact on everyone else. Our secondary will be more successful with the added pressure coming from the front 7. I think the media and some fans are totally underestimating this teams defense.
The OL should be able to really move and create a ton of cutback lanes for Ivory and the rest of the backs. I think we'll see more big plays from the RB's this year and more creative ways of using them. That's gonna help the defense a ton. I don't believe the WR's are gonna be as bad as some are making them out to be. Especially if Marty can get one of these QB's to function at a high level.
Now most important is the QB spot. I think Geno is going to beat out Sanchez. I think it's a very bad sign for Sanchez that with all his advantages that he still couldn't clearly beat out Geno. Let's remember that Mark contacted Jeff Garcia back in January to ask for tutoring in Marty's WCO. Jeff still had his playbook and formed a company to train QB's and Mark had those sessions. Mark also had access to Marty and the staff and the playbook for far longer than Geno who just got thrown into this right after the draft. Obviously Mark has the 4 yrs in the NFL and some familiarity with the WCO from College. All the way around Mark had every advantage and still Geno was nipping at his heels. All Geno needs is a little more time and reps to get more comfortable. I think he's gonna pass Mark in camp and pre season games. Geno is better in every category as a QB talent. I think it's gonna start to show from here on.
I think this team can go 8-8 and with some luck might make it to 10-6 if everything breaks right. 9-7 is very possible for this team IMO. They were 6-10 with a horrid OC, Sanchez, No WR's, TE's and a horrid RB. I think with a younger and faster D and at least decent Offense, they can have a winning season.