Originally Posted by Dirtstar
the above link makes a very interesting point about the QBs we'll be facing this year, something to keep in mind when predicting the Jets 2012 record.
for starters, we play against A LOT of inexperienced QBs:
- Ryan Tannehill twice (rookie)
- Russell Wilson (rookie)
- Andrew Luck (rookie)
- Jake Locker (0 career starts)
- Blaine Gabbert (2nd year guy, struggled heavily as a rookie)
- Sam Bradford (coming off bad sophomore year, Schotty is his OC)
- John Skelton (2nd year guy, struggled as a rookie, poor OL)
that's 8 games already, meaning than one 1/4 of our schedule will be played against rookie QBs and the the other 1/4 against young guys that struggled through last season. that doesn't guarantee anything, but our Defense should be heavily favored in those matchups.
the other 8 games will be played against:
- Tom Brady twice (4-3 against Jets since 2009)
- Ryan Fitzpatrick twice (0-4)
- Phillip Rivers (0-2)
- Matt Schaub (0-2)
- Ben Roethlisberger (1-1)
- Alex Smith (n/a)
the other half of the schedule will be played against veteran QBs which have a combined record of 5-12 against Rex Ryan's Jets. again, that doesn't guarantee anything, but it seems that these are good matchups for our defense.
... very good post
... most people are not taking into account ... we have a very soft schedule this year ... against poor teams and/or teams with young unproven qb's ...
... i say ...
caveat ... gotta have the key guys stay healthy ... i haven't heard updates on keller or harris yet ... as long as we get them back by week 4 ...
Bills W (i'm leaning towards a sweep against a division foe rex has owned ... we def get the home win)
@Steelers W ( they're hurting on the ol ... love that we get them early ... gonna pull the upset and say our D gets 2 turnovers & wins a tight one)
@Dolphins W ( the SOJF and NY media are freaking out because they can't believe we're sitting there at 3-0 ... all 3 games a result of D playing terrific ... O playing solid and making very few mistakes ... where's my QB controversy ??? where's my blaming sanchez for everything ???
... boo-hoo-hoo ... this isn't fair ... )
49ers W (last year was not a fluke ... this game is close though ... could see it going either way ... as i gave us the 1st 2 games i'll put this in the loss column) (edit - changed my mind ... we split niners & texans, W ... and the talking heads are about ready to blow a gasket as the J-E-T-S keep winning & tebow hasn't seen the field much)
Texans L (texans are a d*mn good team ... i'm really tempted to split the niners/texans game ... especially as both are home ... i think the niners would be the more likely win though ... in fact ... i'm going to do so ... changing the niners game to a W)
Colts W (no comment necessary)
@ Patriots L (am giving pats a sweep of us ... we have the talent ... just haven't shown the consistency yet)
Dolphins W (we always play each other tough ... but with the kid in at qb we sweep them)
@Seahawks W (tough place to play ... the kid has looked good at qb so far ... still he's just a kid and our D is lights out ... + as one poster already pointed out, this is the last game before their bye)
@ Rams W (no comment needed)
Patriots L (giving them the sweep)
Cardinals W (home against a weak team)
@Jaguars W (nobody besides MJD ... maybe)
@ Titans W (had this as a loss with hasselbeck at qb ... change it to a W with a kid in there)
Chargers W (home game & we own this team)
@Bills W (could see this going either way ... i'm going to predict buffalo is out of the race ... hang tight through half ... can't keep up the fire through the final 30 min and lose a close one
... so, what does that make? ...
13 - 3
(holy $h*t ... we may just actually challenge for the division ... didn't believe it was possible until i just went game by game ... again, we need keller & harris back soon ... can't lose any key guys throughout the year ... but if that happens we are going to be doing backflips with joy