the jets are perceived as clownish due 2 the sb predictions from fat rex. until theywin a championship theyll always b viewed as a failed organziation
I really can't call the Jets a failed organization.. and that's not just because I'm a fan either. Are they in the same class as the Patriots\Steelers\Packers? --no. But when you're talking about a team that's had only 3 losing seasons since 1997, and has played 15 playoff games in that timeframe, 3 of them Championship games, it's difficult to sell me on the fact that they're categorized as "failed". Perhaps if we rolled the clock back to when it was the 70's & 80's you could make that argument, but not now. Not over the last 15 years anyway.
I think the disrespect for the Jets is blowback from the hype that the organization has failed to live up to during the Ryan regime.
Factor in the addtional hype (the non-football decision) with Tebow (to sell PSL's and merchandise) and you have a certain "told you so media environment" that considers the Jets as a "clown car" franchise.
When it comes to success, I consider the New England Patriots right at the top of the list. It'd be fair to say they've "lived up to their hype" since 2009 wouldn't you say? Conference Championship, Superbowl appearance, 3 Division titles, etc. And yet over the past 3 years BB & Brady have won 38 regular season games. Rex & Sanchez have won 30. BB & Brady have played in 5 playoff games, winning 2. Rex & Sanchez have played in 6, winning 4. The Pats have played in 2 Championship games.. the Jets have played in 2 Championship games. -you get my point?
How have the Jets not "lived up to the hype" of the Ryan regime, when under Ryan they've been undoubtedly successful? Since Rex Ryan broke into the NFL, he has been one of the most accomplished Head Coaches in the league. He's missed the playoffs only once, he's never finished the season under .500, and his defense finishes top 5 every year. Yet, he gets points deducted for not winning a Superbowl in 3 years?!
I don't buy it.
I think the media wants the Jets to fail, because they want the Tebow thing to fail. They want Tebow coverage. They want to see Tebow in a larger role, and on the Jets, that's not going to happen.
Edited by Beezer34, 25 September 2012 - 12:08 PM.