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Are the Jets really that bad ?
nyj.gifEarlier this week ESPN.com released its offseason NFL Power Rankings.
The New England Patriots, as expected, were the highest-rated team in the AFC East
at No. 5. But the rest of the division was abysmal.

Perhaps what was most interesting is the New York Jets
were ranked No. 31 by our ESPN.com panel. Two voters -- Mike Sando of
the NFC West blog and Dan Graziano of the NFC East blog -- voted the
Jets dead last, the worst team in the NFL.

"I ranked the Jets last because there's such a malaise surrounding
the team right now," Sando explained. "The head coach and quarterback
are usually the two most important people when it comes to on-field
success. Rex Ryan has entered lame-duck status. Mark Sanchez isn't the
answer at quarterback, but the Jets are stuck with him. Darrelle Revis,
the most important player on defense, isn't healthy or happy. I don't
know if the Jets are really the absolute worst team in the NFL, but
there might not be any teams' situations I feel worse about."

Are the Jets really that bad ?
The only team rated worst overall in ESPN.com's Power Rankings
was the Jacksonville Jaguars.

New York’s biggest issue is it continues to tear down its roster
from last year’s 6-10 team. The Jets have lost at least a half-dozen
starters to cuts and free agency, including tight end Dustin Keller,
tailback Shonn Greene, safeties LaRon Landry and Yeremiah Bell
and linebackers Bart Scott and Calvin Pace. New York has a tight
salary cap and is trying to replace those players with bargain-basement

The quarterback issue, as Sando mentioned, also carries a lot of weight.
With Mark Sanchez competing with David Garrard,New York has one of the
NFL’s worst quarterback situations. Of course,that could improve during
free agency and in the upcoming draft.

Finally, there is the Darrelle Revis factor. The Jets claim they are not
shopping Revis, but most do not expect him to play for them in 2013.
Revis will be an unrestricted free agent next year and the Jets probably
can’t afford him. It would be wise for New York to get something for Revis
now to boost its rebuilding effort. Even with Revis, the Jets will probably
project to have another losing season.

This is the first and hardest year of New York’s rebuilding effort.
Things are going to get worse for the Jets before they get better.
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There you have it.  Even the a$$hole that rates them last admits they aren't the worst team.  I don't give a **** if there is a "malaise surrounding the team right now"  There hasn't been any malaise during the past two circus years and they still sucked.  For a Rex Ryan coached team malaise is probably a good thing.

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They have yet to construct the defense that can singlehandedly win enough games to bring home the Lombardi. With ZERO offense, our D might be lucky enough to position us for 4- 5 wins depending on how lady luck treats us.

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   There are always chances Sanchez/Garrard have career years and stay healthy.  An off chance all the backup injured guys they signed have great seasons.  A chance the defense and it's unknown players at this time play better than expected for Rex Ryan.  A chance the rookies they draft and sign will become future pro bowlers. And they still wind up 9-7.  


  So if everything goes beyond perfect and players have somewhat career years means about a 8-8, 9-7 season,  what happens if Sanchez still sucks, Garrard isn't healthy or isn't any good,  the injured backups signed repeat being injured, the draft picks don't even play and the players give up on Rex long before the middle of the season because they know he's gone?     


 Nobody would be surprised if the Jets went 3-13.   They'll probably have another 6-10 year, but when a team can go 3-13 and nobody flinches, that tells you what kind of team it is.

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2013 Schedule:


Browns             Win

@Bengals         Loss

Pittsburgh        Loss

@Baltimore       Loss


Tampa Bay        Win

@Atlanta            Loss

New Orleans      Loss

@Carolina           Loss


@Tennessee        Win

Oakland                Win


Buffalo  (1-1)

Miami (1-1)

New England (0-2)



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Cleveland is my dark horse to win that division.  Their revamped front-7 might be the best in football, and their offense is no joke.  Trent Richardson is the real deal, and their two big-bodied wideouts (Gordon and Little) are looking to break out.


Cincinnati is also on the upswing.  Pittsburgh and Baltimore might actually be the two games that gives us the best chance to get a win in the AFC-North...Using Jet math I will split the two, and say we go 1-3 in the AFCN


Tampa Bay has Vincent Jackson, Muscle Hamster and what may turn out to be an all-pro secondary.  ???  I wouldn't write them off as an easy, "W".  The red-hot Panthers are tough to beat, but if we catch them on a cold-skid we could win that game.  Saints and Falcons are also hit or miss games, with us being the proverbial trap game of the league.  I say we go 2-2 in this division, but have no idea where our wins would come from, we'll call them the fluke factor victories. 


We'll make Tennessee out to be tougher than they actually are,

and I see us beating Oakland.  Oakland only has our number on the West Coast.


A split with the Pats and Dolphins gives us 6 wins. 

and then there's Buffalo. 




**An improved record with less expensive players means another year for Rex.  

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New York Jets will enter 2013 season with very low expectations





Things just keep messier in Florham Park. The New York Jets

fired their general manager this offseason, lost a large amount of

starters via free agency or straight release, signed a quarterback who

hasn't seen a regular-season snap since 2010 and have their best player,

Darrelle Revis, on the trade block. What are your expectations for the Jets in 2013?

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  • Zero expectations for Jets could be exactly what this team needs Let me pull back the curtain. Our "Instant Debate" answers are supposed to be about 100 words or so. How can I talk about the Jets' expectations for 2013 with that constraint on me? I need 100 words just to talk about Yeremiah Bell. However, I'm throwing you a curveball. Because I really like what the Jets are doing, despite the fact that my official answer to this question is there will be No Expectations in Florham Park. No expectations is the best thing for this team. Coming off three straight years of Super Bowl talk, I think the Jets will play better with the pressure off.


    seen the wave of the future in the NFL. It's not signing two or three

    stars to huge free-agent contracts. It's identifying talent and signing a

    bunch of it to smaller deals -- having this blossom in conjunction with

    drafting strongly. That's how teams like the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants are able to stay competitive year in and year out. Of the talent the Jets

    have lost so far, all of it was either needed or expected. Calvin Pace

    and Bart Scott were done. And I don't want to be the team on the hook

    for injury-prone LaRon Landry for four more years. Nor would I pay Shonn Greene for less than four yards per carry. So losing these players doesn't bother me as a Jets fan. They have enough cap space to get guys with potential and a lot to prove, like Mike Goodson. More will follow.

    As for the quarterback situation, let's be realistic: it's not like the Jets lost out on Tom Brady and Drew Brees

    in free agency. They'll go into 2013 much the way Seattle did last

    year: Let's get quantity at the position and see if we can hit it with

    the right guy. It's the correct approach in a horrible QB market.

    They'll likely do it without Revis, whom the team seems determined to

    trade. And why not? Even if they had the cap space, I can't pay a

    cornerback $16 million a year no matter who he is. So if you recoup

    draft picks to help rebuild, awesome.

    What do I see for 2013? A

    roller-coaster ride much like 2009, where the team has some ups and

    downs, but enters December around .500 with a chance at 9-7 and maybe

    the playoffs. Don't get me wrong: That's the absolute ceiling for New York, but there's a lot of daylight. Rex Ryan

    is a phenomenal defensive coach who's going to have that side of the

    ball set with his young playmakers when it's all said and done. After

    all, he's coaching for his job, too. They'll sneak up on people. And I

    think I'm just under 900 words for this.

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  • "Clowning for Clowney?" Count the Jets for six wins, tops I was one of the last holdouts to believe the Jets

    would be any good last season. I even thought they might make it

    interesting in December with a late playoff push. That has to do with my

    belief that Rex Ryan

    is a good coach, but I'm not contrarian or crazy enough to see anything

    more than six wins this season. Even that might be optimistic.

    This has all the makings of a team "Clowning for Clowney" with a new head coach arriving in 2014.

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  • With holes everywhere, expect very high pick for Jets in April 2014 It looks like the Jets

    are heading for a lottery pick. Sure, it is still early in the

    offseason, but it is hard to believe they can make up enough ground with

    all the needs they have.

    On offense they have issues at running

    back, offensive line, tight end, wide receiver ... and of course,

    quarterback. It doesn't get any better on defense, which in the past had

    been the strong part of the team. Rex Ryan's unit now has major holes in the secondary, at outside linebacker and along the defensive line.

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  • Adam Rank NFL.com
  • Rex Ryan will be Coach of the Year ... if the Jets finish 8-8 The Jets

    are anonymous again, and this is probably a good thing for their fans.

    Expectations were way too high over the past couple of years. That's not

    the Jets.

    Nobody should expect anything from the Jets

    in 2013. New York is one of those teams where it should go into the

    season expecting the worst, wishing for the best and then being

    pleasantly surprised if the team somehow goes 8-8.

  • And if this team finishes at .500, Rex Ryan is your Coach of the Year.

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They're all under my spell. I own them all.

if i may ,..hang a sign that says : " Best Offer "....then; take the best offer you get & RUN ! ! :wild:


































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My feeling is that the Bills are the worst team in the league.


Rationale: the size of their malaise. They have very much malaise, which is how you are supposed to rank teams when you work for ESPN... based on their malaise levels.


I love malaise on my BLT, and I KNOW Crusher agrees!!!!!!

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Are the Jets that bad?  Yeah.  But for the first time in a long time, I feel like our new GM might be the real deal.  Might have a plan for shopping in the grocery store instead of the candy shop.  Might actually be working towards a solid, structured system of management without concern for the press, the Rex or anyone else.  We are currently terrible.  But I'm optimistic.  I think scrubbing the team clean of Tannenbaum-ness-ity, might be the single most important victory in the tenure of Robert wood Johnson as owner of the New York Jets.

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No one should evaluate Idzik as being a good or bad GM yet for obvious reasons. All I will say is this: it seems like he doesn't give a **** what anyone is saying, he seems really oblivious to the media/fanbase/etc. He doesn't seem to give  acrap what Revis or other players think. All in all, in my view, this is probably a good thing. Time will tell.

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