Originally Posted by ivanvamp
Lord knows I hate 'em, but the Jets are going to be a good team this year. I don't think they'll come in first in the AFCE, but they should make the playoffs and be a very tough out.
The Jets are unraveling. They had an opportunity while BB was rebuilding a Super bowl club grown old. But that time has past.
Despite the Jets feelings that you can build a team with good imports and while trading away your draft picks and adding one or two people per year, a team wears out doing that. On top of that you can't miss with your draft picks but Vlad Gholston-Wilkerson make the situation even worse.
Everyone forgets that last season was an atypical season for them where they got all the breaks. Did they not pull out 5 games in the last seconds that were lost? Without the few injuries and those improbable breaks their record might well have been 8-8.
This year the Jets club is weaker, virtually everywhere. The WR corps is one guy and a couple of prayers; the RBs are one solid guy, an old man, and a never was. The Offensive line is depth less, and only has four qualified starters, with the loss of Woody and Turner. However you need five at least. Their CBs are fantastic; but who are the Safeties?
Constant blitzing works only as long as the blitzes are unanticipated. But the OCs in the League have been cataloging them all, and they are losing their effectiveness.
If things break right for the Dolphins, I could see them catching the Jets and maybe passing them at around 8-8.
BB and company will wave from the distant vantage of 13-3 or better.