I myself haven't been alive as to see some of the new york Jets failures. I wasnt alive for some of our draft pick busts or the post-Joe Namath era. All I know is for a long time the jets have been a dysfunctional franchise. Whether its a combination of bad luck, bad draft picks, a bad front office, or just bad players, its safe to say that they've always been bad. They've also been for the past decade inconsistant.
Check out these numbers.
Here are the positives for this team as we head into the 2008 season.
- Darrelle Revis, David Harris, and Kerry Rhodes look to be part of our organization for a long time.
- Ditto for Nick Mangold and Leon Washington.
- The Jets will always have a loyal fanbase behind them.
Thats pretty much it. Not very good at all i must admit. Now for the negatives.
- The offensive line was horrible.
- Thomas Jones wasn't able to have the success we all hoped for, probably cause of that line i was talking about.
- Laveranues Coles is once again talking contract and i dont see how he'll be a jet next year. Or at least a happy jet.
- Jonathan Vilma, one time defensive rookie of the year and pro bowler, is now asking for a trade which means the end of a promising jets career that came to a bad end simply cause of systems.
- Our front office is now viewed as a stingy one that doesnt live up to promises (Pete Kendall, coles)
- We have some dead weight on this team.
- The QB situation is a mess.
Fans and experts are already counting us out. But based on the numbers above i wouldn't. At least not until the season begins.
Based on 2006 I feel that this front office is competent, I feel that Eric Mangini is still the right coach for us, and I feel that despite hard times, the important players have bought into mangini's ideals. What im worried about is now with the Patriots being the patriots, the Bills on the rise, and miami having the master of rebuilding with bill parcelss, if management doesn't make the right moves, we may be looking at last place this season. Hopefully not.