The 49ers and Houston yes...Pittsburgh, the same Steelers that just got lit up by the RAIDERS?! And Peyton coming off a year off lit them up too.
The defense wasn't even all that impressive WITH Revis this year and we don't have the pass rush to compensate for the likes of Kyle 'finger-wagging' Wilson trying to cover starting receivers. The defense has gotten older and worse every year.
Even though I'm sure you'll site Pace & Scott, I don't think anyone would agree with you that we've gotten older on the front seven. (part of the problem is we're too green if anything
) Over the past 2 seasons we've replaced Shaun Ellis, Trevor Pryce, Jason Taylor, and Kris Jenkins with Aaron Maybin, Quinton Coples, Muhammad Wilkerson, Kendrick Ellis, Garrett McIntyre, DeMario Davis, Nick Bellore, etc.
And I can't say the defense has gotten worse every year with a 3rd rank -to- 5th rank drop'off. But if you'd like to split hairs, be my guest. I don't know where the defense will finish this year without Revis, but going from 1st -to- 5th in 3 years doesn't have me buying into the notion that we're getting worse every year. We've been Top 5 since 2009. Any other fanbase would be thrilled with this stat.
Pittsburgh will still have a Top 5 defense at the end of the year.. and using Manning & the Raiders to debunk them is just silly. Peyton "coming off a year" or not, is still an all world QB.. and it's irrelevant if Oakland "lit them up" for one whole game. Defensive statistics are cumulative, one game does little to change the outcome of where you're ranked at the end of the year. The 2009 Jets had 5 games where they allowed 30 points or more.. that did jack at the end to stop them from still finishing 1st overall for the season. The Steelers are about to get both Troy P & Harrison back. They'll finish Top 5 come January.
Where is the NFL talent on this Jet offense? Is anyone that you would take the Jets' current receivers (Schilens/Hill) over any other team's top two? Even a healthy Holmes with Hill you'd be hard pressed to find a worse starting duo in the league. Is there anyone that has worse RB's (Greene/Powell) than the Jets?
At this point there aren't many QB's I'm taking Sanchez over.
You stating that; "there aren't many QB's I'm taking Sanchez over" --after acknowledging that the guy's got no weapons, is the basis of contradiction. Do you think Matt Ryan playing on this team would be Matt Ryan? How about Joe Flacco for that matter? You're one of those Jet fans that likes to have it both ways, but you can't play both sides of the coin on this. On a much more talented team, the kid won 20 regular season game his first 2 years, and went to 2 Final Fours. Now the front office has been starving him, and he's stuggled over the past 2 season. Don't you think that's awfully coincidental??
Saying that "we have no shot against good teams this season because we have no offense" is redundant. I AGREE WITH YOU! However, that doesn't negate the 7 other games the Jets play against teams that are 9-18 combined. I never said we should
beat the Texans, 49ers, Steelers, or the upper tier teams on the schedule. But even if you feel (talent wise
) that this Jets team is 8-8, that should STILL be better than the Titans, Jaguars, Fish, etc.
I'd be willing to bet if Dirty Sanchez struggles to score this weekend, that it will be Tebow time before the 3rd Qtr ends!
Sanchez's last lifeline imo will be the game against Indy.
For the past 2 weeks, I've been saying that the Jets will be fine as long as they; "take care of the games they need to.. and somehow steal 2 others." The Colts are a team we need to beat.. and if we lost that game, it gets harder for Rex to buy into us being a team above .500 at the end of the year. At that point we would need to go on a run, and I could see the front office putting Tebow in to see if that Denver magic happens again.
The bitch of this is we have to deal with more chirping for a week. I fully expect us to lose on Monday.. and for people to come in here and begin to toot. Sanchez's last chance comes in 2 weeks however.
Edited by Beezer34, 05 October 2012 - 12:06 PM.