[QUOTE=SAR I;3244355]Brett Favre playing at his 13-3 MVP best isn't a fair comparison to Mark Sanchez getting his diapers wet in his first few games.
Favre sucked for the most part last year, especially in the crucial stretch of the season. Minus the Arizona game, he had 16 TD's, 22 INT's.
If Sanchez finishes somewhere close to Matt Ryan's 16 TD, 11 INT rookie season, both the offense and defense will benefit a lot compared to last season. Really the INT total is more important than the TD total - Favre's boneheaded heaves to the defensive players were demoralizing.
[QUOTE=Boynton Beach Jets;3244304]This has been going on a lot longer then 1999. Remember when Paul Mcguire & other national media would weekly pick against the 1986 Jets. Of course the big one when the Jets were huge underdogs to win super Bowl III. It is part of the Jets mantra to be the underdog[/QUOTE]
Yeah, I know.
I mentioned 1999, though, because that was the last year the national sports media predicted that the Jets would have a winning record.
A true realist would never assume that a team with this much talent, and positive energy surrounding it right now, would not find a way to win at least 1 out of 5 football games.
Has this guy ever even seen a football game?[/QUOTE]
Plus, people are highly overrating the Jets opponents the first 5 games. There are only 2 "tough" games and they're both at home. I use the word tough to mean that it will be real difficult to win.
The other 3 are clearly winnable. Miami was a mirage last year and the pundits are highly overrating the Saints.
Sean Payton has not done a good job since 2006, his rookie coaching year. He followed that up with 7-9 & 8-8 seasons. Last year they were 1st in offensive yards & points, but 23 & 26 on defense in yards & points.
If you really look at it, the Jets only face 2 good defenses their first 5 games, and one of those defenses just traded away one of their best defenders and the other lost it's best defender to FA.