3. Start out 4-4 but fade after the bye week and miss playoffs.
Not a SOJF but a realist. This team has shown absolutely nothing on offense and despite the additions of Gates and Reuland, I have a hard time envisioning 2009's ground and pound offense with our current RBs and O line.
I'm increasing this year's Jets win total to 10...with a possibility of it reaching 11. There's enough talent on this team...it will all come down to execution.
So here are three positive reasons that will make this happen:
1. Sparano's offense will be much more suitable to the strengths of Sanchez. He will complete 60+% of his passes, and have way less turnovers. Sanchez will operate an overall more efficient...less turnover prone offense...that will be much improved over last year's. This offense will score enough points...and be better at controlling the clock. This will allow the defense to stay fresh...and play at its best.
2. Hill may be raw and inexperienced. But...this physically talented player will surprise many...and have a more productive season then expected. In addition...the very fast Schilens and Gates...will also make enough positive contributions. So that together...this trio will give the Jets the deep vertical threat...it never had last year. This will result in Santonio and Keller operating more effectively, in the short-intermediate areas of the field. Hill...along with Schilens and Gates...by successfully providing the deep downfield presence, will also prevent defenses from stacking the box...allowing the running game to be more effective too.
3. The Jets will have a more aggressive attacking style defense. With improved pressure coming from the DL and sub packages. This will combine with, what potentially could be, the best overall secondary in the NFL. Significantly less points allowed...and creating many more turnovers...will be the end result.