Originally Posted by jetsfreak
The Jets are a calamity after a 6-10 season? Two years removed from getting to the AFC title game two years in a row followed by an 8-8 season.......The Jets are NOT a calamity....they just have little talent.....some of you truly are caught up in the media hype with the circus talk etc.....lol Calamity???? lol what would you call the lions, Browns etc then???? sheesh
Absolutely a calamity. I choose to measure myself not against the worst (Browns, Lions, etc.) but against the best. If you constantly say, "I may not be doing well, but just look at those other guys!" then you are a loser. I choose to measure the Jets against the best. And in that respect, they are a calamity.
If you are clinging to 2009 and 2010 I don't know what to tell you. For any objective observer, those were exceptions. Flukes. Peyton Manning doesn't sit in week 16 of '09 and the Jets aren't even in the playoffs. They are 8-8. The epitome of mediocre. Which is exactly what they've been every year other than 2010 - and that year they eeked out wins against mediocre competition week after week. That team was not as good as its record - as became obvious the very next season. The last two years are what this franchise is. Mediocre at best. And on the way downhill. But I guess not as bad as the Browns. Gee, let's celebrate.
At least in '09 and '10 we had an OL. Now that has fallen apart and there is no depth to fill the holes. The skill positions are a joke. We need 3 new starting LBs. We have zero edge pass rushers, for a primary 3-4 defense. Other than CB (only the two starters) and the DL, there are holes up and down the roster. We clearly have an owner who cares more about publicity than anything else. We have a coach who for two years has sounded like he has no clue what is going on around him. Half of his assistants bailed on him.
So yeah, a calamity. I hope Idzik can turn it around. But it is fair to have doubts when (so far) the only change has been one guy - Idzik for Tannenbaum. I will obviously give him a chance before judging the move, but initially I want to see who he surrounds himself with. If he does nothing, and retains the likes of Bradway, et al, as his advisors? The same people who have been here for mediocre year after mediocre year? That will be the first sign that this might not end well. But for now... show us what you got, Mr. I.
PS: Laugh at the Browns and Lions all you want. Since the NFL merger in 1970 - forty three years ago - the NY Jets have exactly 2 division titles.