I think I predicted the 8-8 to 10-6 range, with 10-12 wins if we got hot and the offense scored points. Naturally, losing Revis and Holmes hurt us (hamstrung us a bit on both O and D - what other teams can lose their most talented/explosive player on both O and D?), but we'd probably only have, what... only 1-3 more wins with them than without them, probably. Even with them, we still would likely wind up losing against SF and SEA, and we maybe win the 1st Pats game and maybe a couple of those others we lost close (maybe we squeak out that HOU game). Still not that good, but better than now. And not to mention that obviously, Sparano completely did not use Tebow like I (and others) expected him to (option QB/RB, occasional TE), which makes me wonder why the hell did we get him.
My concern going into the season was the same one I had in the last two seasons. Lack of skill position firepower, and lack of a pass rush. Pass protection is a tad better than last year, but the lack of punch at WR and RB still hurt, as I feared. They are worse than I predicted, as they can't beat playoff caliber teams (and while the Colts have a winning record, it's because of their schedule and they will be a 1-and-done playoff team if they still get there), and I expected them to play better and at least split against the playoff teams. Defense is worse than I expected, but that's partially because the LBs's are showing their age more than I expected, and the O cannot stay on the field long enough to keep them fresh and inspired. Not many D's can with our sup-par O. Also, what seems to be a problem with a lack of halftime adjustments if we're down has continued, and in fact, gotten worse. That's quite sad. And, last but not least, Sanchez has not grown. He makes the same exact mistakes he made as a rookie, but now he's less fiery, and seems defeated while he's making them. (Common with many a talented player who played QB for the NYJ in our history, no?)
All fans always see the bright side when everyone is 0-0... they hope for the best and us Jets fans know to also expect the worst with that, as we're used to it. As I see it, everything that could've gone bad for the Jets went bad. The only bright spot is that Wayne Hunter was gone and his replacement has been better than him. All other aspects have been varying degrees of disappointing, to flat out tragic.
Still, I want them to lose enough of these games for the organization to understand that the offense needs more firepower at the skill positions, the defense needs more speed at LB (or a pass rusher SOMEWHERE). As Jets fans, we have seen far too many times of a same old Jets moment. This years SOJ chapter would be to win all or most of the remainder of the schedule, have hope, then get squashed in the playoffs of just barely missing out.
However, my prediction that the Pats will never win another Super Bowl, and that Tom Brady may get grievously hurt, still stand.
PS - Again, I cannot understand what kind of a retarded lowlife grown human being goes on opposing team's message forums and trolls. How pathetic your lives must be to do that. Lame. I've never been on a Pats forum and never will. I have a life - work, family, hobbies, pastimes... I could never find the time and never would try. Yet, here you guys are... acting like you belong or are wanted. Or that by mocking a team that you (correction, your TEAM, not you) have owned for probably 10 or so out of the last 11 or so years that you are creating a greater good on society by eliminating evil and suffering and promoting good and prosperity. Are you f***ers serious? You may think you're so clever, "Ha-ha, I'm gonna' make some fellow human beings who like a rival team feel like **** today, hahaha! Oh, I’m so f***ing smaht and the world is better with me being a troll! HAHAHAHA!!" Like... serious? Are you that low-IQ? That lifeless? That d!ck-w@ddy? And you probably weren't even Pats fans before 1994 or so, because you all act like bandwagoners and not like true fans that understand that these things happen in cycles, and eventually you'll be on the other end at some point.
A life. Get one, Pasts fans.