[QUOTE=ChrisChrusher#40;4473657]I have to agree here. I became a Jets fan in the late 70s and watched them through the '80s. Seeing those playoff-worthy teams get stronger and not quite get there strengthened my resolve as a Jets fan.
I think SAR was thinking of the majority of the 70s and then the Kotite years. The Jets fielded some competitive teams those 80s-early-90s years too. SOJ term comes into play as they all fell short despite showing promise, but the sack-exchange and a promising O'Brien lighting it up, the Coslet era had promise that fell short - mainly thanks to Buffalo beating them down twice a year every year. Those teams weren't league embarrassments by any means. We fielded some poor Jets squads with our current unis too, doesn't take away from them at all. It's not the uni, it's the team!
I keep saying it over and over - the Patriots were absolute garbage with the g@y patriot white helmet/red jerseys. One small glimmer on that era was getting to the Super Bowl only to star as the losers in the lost lop-sided laugher of a Super Bowl ever. They bring those unis out with Tom Brady, and well whattya' know... they still win! And they look cool. Not the Pats fans want to see them all the time, but as a changeup. Same with Tampa Bay. Those orange unis were reviled, but as a flashback a couple times a year, they're cool and a fresh change! I like our current unis but I grew up with those green ones and would love to see our current team in them a couple times a year. Not every game, but a few times would be sweet - But, the choices would be the white trim or black trim. I like both myself. Use both from time to time. And bring back that OOOLLLLD school green Jet on the white helmet once ina great while too. Don't some teams have multiple alternates? Why not? I get bored of the same uni every game!
And mind you, I'm not a purchasing lemming - this is coming from someone who never buys ANY of the jerseys (all of mine that I own were gifts). I'll get a hat when I see one I like (have more Jets hats than anything else) or a shirt every once in a while, but I make a policy of never buying jerseys because players come and go (some better than others, obviously) but the Jets are always my team, not the players.[/QUOTE]