Would you trade 3-4 consecutive losing seasons to field a true Super Bowl contender for the next 10 years?
Because consistently hitting 9-7 to 7-9 really isn't doing much for anybody. It's you scraping into the playoffs.
Although I will be the first to acknowledge that the 2009 Jets run was one of the greatest times to be a Jets fan since that fateful Testaverde Achilles' pop in game 1 of the 1998 season (which was setup to not just win a Super Bowl but dominate the entire AFC).
At the same time, looking back, this mistake that has been the Sanchez era limited the team from winning a Super Bowl. The entire D and our best offensive player were wrecked by that point.
Scraping into the playoffs because somebody else lost and awaiting miracle runs without a top-flight QB is something alot of the JI members view as a loser mentality.