Lose best defensive & offensive player
Keller has played 1 game
Hill missed 2 games
Pouha has not been healthy all year
Ellis out now
Smith missed 2 games
Mangold was tweaked
Lost 2 running backs last week
They say in the NFL "no excuses" next man up but this is getting ridiculous
Have to go back to 1985/86? when we lost a bunch of guys after going 10-1
* Here's the kicker & SOJ thinking. Of course we have our worst year for injuries when the AFC is freaking WIDE OPEN! If ever there was a chance that a mediocre team with some luck could get into the Superbowl it's this year!
Lets hope that this Grimes kid turns into a Bradshaw type of back. Usually the hardest thing for a back is learning blitz pickup, but you just never know how good a RB is in this league until they get a chance. Easiest position to shine if you have some talent.
Hopefully we find some young gems that have to step up when they get the chance.
The Jets have been spectacularly lucky with injuries during Tannys tenure up until now. A few of us said that the lack of depth would come to haunt the team at some point in time. It started last year and has continued this year.
I seem to remember losing several of our front seven at one point
including Gastineau, Klecko, Mehl - I think Lyons
You are correct......1986 was the worst. We were 10-1, and lost a really good player every week, all the guys you mentioned above. It was a nightmare, because that was a Really, Really good team. Could have easily won it all that season.