so you're saying that the Pasts* are infinitely better than the rest of the division??
We may not win a game this year. If the pats usually don't do well and everyone else does, and we sucked in this preseason..... As did the bills and dolphins and we didn't score a TD until the last Thursday in August.
Everyone is harping on about our offense this year ... is our O really that much poorer this year than last?
Our main "losses" from last year were Plax, LT and Hunter.
Our main gains are Hill, Tebow and Howard (sort of ...). As far as I can see, 9 of our 11 starters are the same guys from last year.
Last year's O averaged 23.5 points per game - not stunning, but not the 13 or 10 that the media seem to be portraying that we'll get this year. Given that our talent level has NOT dropped off a cliff compared to last year, why can't we expect to score at least the same on average this year?
Meanwhile our D gave up nearly 23 point per game on average, and we have certainly improved the talent on that side of the ball.
So - pretty much the same O talent + better D talent (plus, you could argue, a better schedule) and we're going to win fewer games than last year??? I can honestly see us surprising a few people this year, who think we are what preseason says we are.
The pre-season isn't about wins and losses, it's about evaluating talent and how to use it to the team's best advantage. Something the Pats have figured out and the Jets haven't. But, Damn!!! The Jets sure do get media coverage!
Preseason games mean nothing as far as wins/losses. What does matter, is how well the team plays. The Jets didn`t play well at all. The talent level in preseason hasn`t gotten it together and surely, if they don`t, it will be a very long season. The D looks ok when the playing field is shortened(red zone), but that doesn`t bode well. The D will have to score because the Jets O sucks. I can`t see the Jets winning more than 6 games this season, if they are lucky in some games. The Offense will have too many 3 `n outs which will kill the Defense. The Jets D is NOT good when they can`t stay off the field.