Originally Posted by GronkWelkhead
And you're telling me that the Jets organization, all its players and coaches, as well as the fan base, should be happy with the season even if they get blown out next week all because they beat the Pats in week 2 of the playoffs? Puh-leeze.
Some might say that the only successful season is a SB win. That's fine if a fan (or you) feels that way - but that's pretty harsh. You're probably in general not very happy as a fan then.
Personally, improvement from year-to-year - especially when you're already at a high level - makes a successful year. Even if we lose next week, I'd argue this year was better than last year. Yes, it would be a lost opportunity, and you never know when you'll get another opportunity. And I'll be damn pissed. But the season was still a success. Because I have good reason to be hopeful that next year will be even better - even if we lose at Pit.
For the Pats? I dunno. I've heard a lot of talk from Pats fans about how this year is rebuilding, and they'll only be better next year. I'm not sure I buy that though.
I guess another way to put it, as a Jet fan.
Losing to Pit? Horrible.
Making to the SB, only to lose? Gut-wrenching
Beating the Pats and knocking Brady down a notch? Priceless...