Originally Posted by ASG0531
Win the games you shouldn't lose. That's the key to challenging the Pats for the division.
My point exactly. All goes back to that "prediction" of that 5-1 AFC Record, when in reality, that's logical information in regards to the Jets having a chance to compete for the AFC East division. Key word being chance ASG. As you've statet, win the games that you're expected to win.
Bills (x2), Dolphins (x2), Colts, Seahawks, Rams, Cardinals, Jaguars and Titans. I'm currently counting 10 games where the Jets are considered to be early offseason favorites moving forward.
I see the 3 games with the Steelers and Patriots (x2) where the Jets will be considered the overall underdogs.
In closing, I currently see three games in which could be considered as toss up/evenly matched teams in regards to the 49ers, Texans and Chargers. Thankfully for the Jets, each of those 3 opponents are home games.
To sit here and say that the Jets, as a team and coaching staff, have no chance of either going A.) 5-1 within the division and/or B.) Competing with the likes of New England for the division and/or splitting a season series 1-1 is a complete joke. It's what you consider posting with a serious agenda against our team. It's nothing more than Jet bashing while circle jerking the Patriots at the same time. Especially considering the fact that we've gone 3-4 against NE since Sanchez and Ryan arrived, split during the 2009 and 2010 seasons, beat Belitchick, Brady and the Patriots during an elimination playoff game victory over NE on the road in Foxboro etc, etc).
We're currently on the verge of featuring the strongest team that we've ever had under coach Ryan. Especially on the defensive side of the ball. We're heading into our 4th season with Ryan as head coach. Look at this defense for crying out loud, how blind can some football fans be? Why did we bring in coach Ryan? Because he's not only been born into a football crazed family, but he's also been known as one of the greatest defensive minds since storming onto the Baltimore Ravens scene. Outside of Dick Lebeau, he's the strongest defensive coach in Football. He came to the Jets because of his defensive ability as a defensive coordinator. Since then, the Jets have only landed two AFC Championship Game appearances during a three year span (first time in franchise history) with 3 consecutive seasons of top 5 defenses (first time i franchise history). We're just now getting built/formed/created/started.
Look at this Rex Ryan led defense! Outside of Revis, Pace and Harris; This is what you consider a Rex Ryan put together defense. Pouha is included into this conversation. He's transformed into a top NT under coach Ryan, he's anchored 3 different defensive lines with 3 consecutive seasons of top 5 defense. We've drafted top rated DE's in Wilkerson and Coples. This is a Rex Ryan led defensive line. We've added speed at the LB position. We're Re-Vamped our entire defensive front. We now have two physical, aggressive, love to make hard contact types of Safety's in Bell and Landry. They'll look to roam the secondary and/or play the middle of the field with our CB's in man coverage. The list goes on and on. We've complimented Revis with some of the strongest CB talent around in former All-Pro and Defensive (backfield) Player of the Year in Antonio Cromartie. And because of this, we're now featuring the strongest trio of CB's thanks to a 1st round draft selection in Kyle Wilson. But yet, fans such as Jordy find ways to complain. He's continued to state that Wilson shouldn't be a nickle back and/or should start over the likes of Cromartie, all because he's a "first round draft selection". That to me, shows no knowledge of our head coaches coaching philosophy. We all know Ryan loves defensive backs and defensive lineman. He'll do what it takes to stock the shelf with top notch talent. I wouldn't be shocked to see Tanny and Rex take a CB during the 2nd round f next years draft (just figure of speech) or at least find a way to land another 1st round talent at the CB position. With the NFL becoming a pass happy league, I wouldn't put it past coach Ryan to land us a 1st round talent (Dime) to play alongside Revis, Cromartie and Wilson for many of years to come. If our dime back struggles this season? He'll correct it moving forward. What have we always said in regards t coach Ryan? He loves his defensive backs. Name 3 other teams with 3 fist round CB's. You can't.
This defense, that our front office has created over the past 4 seasons? It's a splitting image of Rex himself. Some fans seem to think that finishing #1 back in 2009 instantly became the 'finished project'. That, was only a sign of things to come. This defense we've formed dating back to 2009? It's about to become reality.