After 12 months of watching the Jets appear to place more value in convincing people they are going to be good than actually working on being good, I see virtually zero value in predictions. However, with all of the 8-8 to 9-7 predictions for the Patriots, something just makes no sense to me. We have Tom Brady, and Tom Brady has a fair amount of weapons. Tom Brady has the highest QB winning percentage in NFL history. Our coach is not a slouch. If you are going to say that this is an 8-8 team you would have to think its about a 4-12 team without Brady, right? Where is this team 4-12 caliber? I know everyone wants to take potshots at the D, but they did allow the 5th fewest points. Factor in whatever statistical reasoning to belittle that, but they allowed the 5th fewest points. Add a TD a game and that is still better than 4-12 caliber. We were 12th in rushing, near the top in pass protection. Do people really thing that this team totally sucks, so bad that they drag Brady down to mediocrity, or that Brady can only drag them up to mediocrity? On the other hand the Jets with the 2nd worst starting QB from the entire league last year, are somehow the preseason darlings. For the Jets to be better than the Patriots, I would have to think that if you switched Brady and Sanchez you would have the Jets at 15-1 and the Pats at 1-15. I think way, way, way too much is being made out of the misconception that 2009 was part of a steady decline rather than a team that just underperformed because its most important player hadn't played a football game for a year. Thoughts?