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Sticky this thread until 2018.  I'll get back to you then.

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The only good thing I can think of that happened during the 2016 season is that it ended.

There were no other positives that I can think of at all, unless I reach.

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Just now, ASH1962 said:

The only good thing I can think of that happened during the 2016 season is that it ended.

There were no other positives that I can think of at all, unless I reach.

Reach away! This is all about finding the positives even in the darkest of corners. Just something to grasp to help wash away a tiny speck of the apocalypse that was this season. Just something to hold onto, even if it is a stretch. 

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"There is a lot of anger, hopelessness, apathy, gloominess, defeatism, cynicism, and just a general sense of unhappiness around here lately, in pretty much every thread. "

 

New York Jets the last 40 years.

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5 minutes ago, Beerfish said:

"There is a lot of anger, hopelessness, apathy, gloominess, defeatism, cynicism, and just a general sense of unhappiness around here lately, in pretty much every thread. "

 

New York Jets the last 40 years.

yep..but this regime & these players shouldn't have to pay for those 40 years. But of course they will and so will this thread.

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The positives going forward will be getting rid of the high paid veterans or at least lowering some of their salaries commensurate to their play on the field.

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Sorry ASH but even when the Jets went to the Conf Championships twice or won 10 last season, you couldn't find anything positive

I've got a couple

1. Macc, a genuine football scouting and personnel guy running things

2. Bowles better than the circus clown he replaced

3. Some young, promising players in Shell, Burris, Anderson and a future longtime all pro in Williams

4. Finally cleaning out and removing the dumpster fire known as Geno Smith

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Just now, C Mart said:

yep..but this regime & these players shouldn't have to pay for those 40 years but of course they will and so will this thread.

There are positives for this team but it is frustrating knowing that in some cases the positives are being screwed around by some of the big negatives.

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23 minutes ago, DMan77 said:

Reach away! This is all about finding the positives even in the darkest of corners. Just something to grasp to help wash away a tiny speck of the apocalypse that was this season. Just something to hold onto, even if it is a stretch. 

Ok, here I go.............................reaching..................................................reaching higher..................................reaching further...............................reaching down into a corner......................looking.................

Sorry, I have not found anything to be positive about yet, but will keep looking LOL....

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We have some promising young players and real depth at WR for a change.

Mac has shown that he can find some quality players in the late rounds and UFA.

 

Mac will have a reasonable amount of money to spend an some (hopefully less sexy) FA signing to fill the gaps and allows us to go BPA.

We aren't the Bears for the Jags

.. that's all I got.

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1 hour ago, DMan77 said:

There is a lot of anger, hopelessness, apathy, gloominess, defeatism, cynicism, and just a general sense of unhappiness around here lately, in pretty much every thread.

And you know what, that's rightfully so. Things are bad. This season was a disaster. It's hard to find any bright spots and we should be angry and we should feel defeated.

But that doesn't mean we can't find a little something to be optimistic about.

With so many threads being ruled by pessimism, I thought maybe we could have just one thread where we can focus on the good and the parts and pieces of this organisation that we can put even a tiny molecule of hope in, and not argue about if it's right or wrong to feel that way.

Let's just try and have a place where we can simply point out the good and the things that give us hope and optimism and not fight over if it's right or wrong or crazy, even if the things we find hope in are tiny or dim.

We all know what has and what could go wrong, but lets talk about what could go right, even if the odds are against us. Let's just have a place for a little while where we can lay out what might go right, and what the team could do if all goes perfectly, and not berate each other over it.

I know it's easy to be cynical and sarcastic in here. I know it's easy to scoff and roll our eyes at any thought of feeling hopeful... But I hope we can at least give it a try in one thread.

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I'll go first and simply say that I really liked what I saw from Leonard Williams in the last few games and the last few weeks. I think he's poised to be a real leader in that clubhouse and a really productive player on the field. I could see him taking control over the attitudes in the locker room and keeping that DL focused, prepared, and playing well together as a team. I'm hopeful for that. I have no idea if good leadership translates to wins, but I know I'll be happier to see a better locker-room and have LW as the spokesmen for it. 

 

You're happy about one player ; how about the other 51 miscreants ? Not to mention the dimwits in the front office and coaching staff ?

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1 minute ago, OH THE PAIN said:

You're happy about one player ; how about the other 51 miscreants ? Not to mention the dimwits in the front office and coaching staff ?

Like I said, this isn't about trying to balance the good with the bad. It's about trying to find SOMETHING to be optimistic about, no matter how small... It's an exercise in trying to find hope somewhere, then maybe seeing someone elses post and thinking "oh ya, maybe that too..."

It's not about being optimistic about everything, or a lot of things even... It's just finding something. 

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One thing that makes me feel positive is the loyalty of the fan base. Yes, this team can frustrate, anger, disappoint.........

Yet, there is not a more passionate group of supporters. Sure, we all complain. We say we are going to give up on this team.

Guess what?  We continue to hang in there. Hoping that next year will be the year. One day, it will be.

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we are about as hopeless as we were going into the 2015 offseason then we won 10 games, things can change quick in this league.  there is always hope.

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Serenity now. Serenity now. Serenity now...

SERENITY NOW!!!

 

 

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Leonard Williams, Enunwa, Shell late a few positives off the top of my head. Not many though, next year will most likely be brutal

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14 minutes ago, LionelRichie said:

We could go 0-16 next season and get a shot at Darnold and new CS to go with him. 

Would be a dream. That Browns game next season will be BIG!! 

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I am going to date a super model half my age this coming year!

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18 minutes ago, Beerfish said:

I am going to date a super model half my age this coming year!

Keep hope alive! I mean someone has to date them...

Speaking of super models, isn't Decker's wife one? Decker will be back! He's a big part of the passing offense. See, that could be good! 

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