Powell has a couple of nice fourth quarter runs in one game and now he's Herschel Walker?
Here's what I see, mediocre teams playing tight mediocre games week in and week out. A NY Jets team that hasn't fielded anything outstanding since 98 and for a short burst in 2008. The fact that other cities have had less percieved success isn't the problem. The fact is the product is very mediocre and it's being sold as something outstanding.
I'm a fan but I'm not a chump.
The dominating, resounding win against the Rams surely wasn't pretty enough for me. If the Jets win on Thursday, it better be prettier than that pig they painted lipstick on yesterday. If not, even I will be on the wagon wanting the entire organization fired....jeez
At best, Powell is a #2/#3 RB.
Because our fan base has undergone years of regime changes and haven't enjoyed any continuity....that's what we are used to...when things go bad we want change therefore the only way the make that change happen is to lose....Jets fans are only happy when we get a new GM, HC or OC because it gives us hope.....then when he fails to deliver.......we want change....so thats why we cant enjoy this win...we want what we are used to-someone new the come in to give us hope...only to see him fail...its the same with our draft picks...Which is why this franchise will never win a Super Bowl...its like a broken record
A better draft position is the furthest possible thing from "ridiculous". At the top end of the first round is where the difference makers are taken. If you are not picking 32nd overall and we have zero chance of picking 32nd overall this year then the #1 or the #3 overall is light years more valuable to the future of this franchise than the #12 or #15 overall.
Anything else is repeating the stupidity of the past. We tried it your way and ended up with Vernon Gholston from an utterly meaningless game 16 win.
By the numbers.
Teams can survive and overcome a so-so QB. They cannot survive what we have. That is the issue.
We can enjoy a win. The problem is, the Jets haven't beaten a good team since they knocked off the Pats in the playoffs. That was almost two full years ago. Beating up on bottom feeders is not exactly a good reason to stick your chest out.
I guarantee you that if the Jets win on Thursday, there will be plenty here enjoying the win. I currently side with those who say this current regime has run its course and needs to go, but if the unthinkable happens and the Jets run the table it will mean the following:
- Sanchez got it together and played consistently well for half a season
- The defense returned to upper-tier performance
- The coach had this team fired up and ready to play for 7 straight games
If those three things happen, then the FO does deserve another year. But we all know that's highly unlikely, and most Jets fans won't be enjoying wins until that's what they represent.
Because yesterday just shows that this team was not prepared to play the Miami game and Seattle games in which they scored no touchdowns on off.
Because this team is in no way shape or form close to contending. As a fan base over the years we have had hundreds of wins that lead to nowhere.
There is also a real dread that the team will win just enough games for the people in charge to think we are better than we are ans 'close' to contending.
We can still enjoy wins even in the state the Jets are in however. We just have to beat a good team. Beat NE on TG and people will enjoy it a lot.
This is what I'm talking about. I mentioned that he could be a Kevin Faulk type back.
Just because he may turn out to be a really good backup versitile RB? That alone is a very positive thing if the Jets end up getting lucky & get a legit starter in the draft.
How do we know that Clyde gates might not become a nice 4th low paid WR?
Granted, we all know we need some frontline stars on offence in this coming draft but guys like Powell, Gates, Reuland could be the depth we have so sorely needed over the years & will be much further along when we shed Bart & Paces horrible contracts.
/threadevery win in a year where the playoffs are not a realistic possibility represents a move away from the top of the draft where the true game changing talent is available.
I'm not "enjoying" the win because it was far from a well-executed victory.
1. Fail to score a TD after E.Smith INT on opponents 13 yard line.
2. Blocked FG
3. Botched fake punt
4. Running plays on 3rd and goal and 3rd and 6 in Red Zone. While both were successful (because they resulted in TDs) I question the judgement behind those play calls. Would have preferred to see crisply-executed pass plays for TDs in those situations.
5. Run defense still somewhat shaky due to LB play and Pou'ha's back.