12 wins isn't nearly as ludicrous as some of you make it out to be. We won 11 just two years ago -- this team could easily be just as good as that team, if not better, and our schedule is (or at least appears to be, at this juncture) easier.
It's all on Sanchez. If he steps up, we're in good shape to make the playoffs and win 10 or more games. If he stinks, we're looking at 8-8 again.
But allow me join in with the others who have pointed out that our defense will carry us to roughly .500 even if the offense is a disaster...
We easily could have lost to Dallas or the second Buffalo game, I'd agree with that. But we also easily could have beaten Miami in the second game, the Raiders, or the Broncos.
Every record has about 3 games you could have won but lost and 3 games you could have lost but won.
This idea that the Jets were "worse" than their 8-8 record is idiotic.
Jim Leonhard (starting safety) missed the final 1/3 of the season with an injured patella (or something.)
Mike DeVito (starting DE) was out for about half the season with various injuries.
I wouldn't call the Jets 2011 campaign "injury plagued" but to say they had no injuries is inaccurate. They were roughly average for NFL standards.
We definitely didnt stomp Washington.
That was probably the most entertaining game of the season....we were pretty evenly matched.
Eric Smith played hurt all year.
Greene and LT missed time.
Rob Turner never played, combined with Cumberland's injury meant a lot more playing time for Mulligan.
Cromartie played with bruised lungs/ribs.
Moore recovering from double hip surgery.
Matt Slauson, bad shoulder.
every team has injury problems, last year's Jets were no exception.
Last edited by Dirtstar; 07-25-2012 at 11:07 AM.
Please re-read my post. I stated the jets could be a 10 win team. Thats not sky is falling buddy. Its called being realistic based on our teams talent and the history of this franchise. Something you blind homers know nothing about or choose to ignore.Yes, because when we think of those involved in productive, realistic conversation you, bigdanNJ, Joe W. Namath, Rextilleon, DDNY and the rest of the sky is falling SOJF crew comes to mind.
Tony Sparano as the offensive coordinator inspires monster confidence that our offense will be excellent!
I hate the Jets and the OP even depressed me!
Cmon! Start or training camp should be a blast!
The last nail could be allocating 12-15% of our salary cap to a non-QB for the next 5-7 years. Especially if it turns out that we need to find a new QB. Because we will never be a "terrible team", we will never be able to draft a QB at the top of the draft. So we may end up stuck in neutral for a few years (7-9,8-8,9-7). Which is why it is important for Sanchez to take the next step, which is why I am so critical of what the FO did (or didn't do) with regards to the OL b.c without that, it is impossible to correctly judge his development. And that is not to mention the mental damage a few more beatings can do to him.
Last edited by DDNYjets; 07-25-2012 at 10:56 AM.