Originally Posted by PaPZ187
Why is this always overlooked by the majority of anti Rex fan club???
THE NEW YORK JETS OVERACHIEVED ON THEIR WAY TO 2 AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES!
Year one under Rex we won 9 games with a rookie QB, losing our biggest offensive weapon for the season (Leon) and our arguably most dominant defender (Kris Jenkins) for the year as well. He coached a #1 D with NO passrusher, had top running attack lead by solid, but not spectacular, Thomas Jones and started out with Cotch as out top WR till trading for Braylon a month or so into the season. Then once we made the playoffs we went ON THE ROAD AS UNDERDOGS and still won back to back playoff games at Cinncy and SD before falling to the Peyton Manning lead Colts in the AFCCG.
In Rex second year we won 11 games with a second year QB (who most call the sophomore slump season), a Defense that again lost Jenkins (granted he was not looked at as reliable player health wise by this time), our QB of the secondary in Jim Leonhard a month before playoff time, and also our RT in Woody prior to the playoffs as well. Our offense did improve personal wise with addition of Holmes and LT (and it showed) despite dropping Faneca and plugging in a 6th rounder as his replacement. We still had a top D without a passrusher, and were running thin on the DLine as well. We went ON THE ROAD AS UNDERDOGS AND BEAT TWO OF THE GREATEST QBs OF ALL TIME IN THEIR OWN BACK YARD........ALL WITH SANCHEZ PLAYING WITH A TORN UP THROWING SHOULDER, before eventually losing a very disappointing game in PITT (who were the favorites lead by a 2X SB winning QB and great D).
Was it disappointing to lose back to back AFC Championship Games? F*CK YEAH IT WAS!
Were the Jets favorites to win those games (or any playoff game they played for that matter)? F*CK NO THEY WERE NOT!
Rex has overachieved and raised expectations through the roof, and Im glad he did. But don't for a second forget where we have come from or what he had to work with to get there in the first place.
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This post is spot on. We all enjoyed the playoff ride both years but only the most myopic brain dead homers think that this franchise was on a good track.
Mike T. has rolled the dice many times and while we may have a diamond in the rough here or there (Kenrick Ellis for example), all in all the Tannenbaum pay you next Tuesday for a hamburger today approach is long term suicide for a franchise. It has never really worked anywhere in the NFL and I think it is going to look worse and worse here with the Jets the longer we go.
Having said that, this thread at this point of this season is premature.