Originally Posted by negcreep80
Agreed with everything in your post but this....maybe my perspective is clouded from living in New England, but everything I've seen and heard this season has the Jets as being the "laughing stock" of the league and it's really tough to argue against it.
I don't need to argue against it. Facts do it for me.
In a year where we lost our best and lynchpin Defensive Player (and Best CB in the league), our biggest Offensive playmaker (Holmes), and have a QB who is 32nd in the league and #1 in turnovers......we're still very possible to go 8-8.
Alot of teams suffer those three things, they win 2 games. We have 6, with three to play.
Ask the 2 win Jacksonville Jaguars if they prefer a 2 win season no one feels like talking about.
We're the "laughing stock" because of, in order:
1. Tebow, poorly handled.
2. New York Media
3. New York Fans SOJF, Gotta-be-like-the-Yankees-and-always-dominate hysteria
I assure you, no one in D.C. is talking about the Jets as the "laughing stock". Rex gets lols cause he's Rex, no more than when we went to back to back AFCCG's tbqh. Same jokes, same sillyness.
Sure, the Jets record may be more respectable than other teams, but at least with those teams (or some of them), at least they're going through the rebuilding process and will get better in the future presumably. I'm still waiting for the Jets to make that leap.
We don't need to rebuild because we're simply not as bad or as talentless as SOJF thinks, and the New York Media would like you to believe.
We are, at most, three or four players from being as good as anyone. Sadly, one of those positions in QB, and that is what it is. Other than that, we're absolutely respectable as-is, and can re-tool this offseason. No rebuild required.