Found August 20, 2012 on Sports Blog Net:
I don't want to read too much into the preseason, but the outlook doesn't look good for the New York Jets. If these first two preseason games are any indication of how the upcoming regular season is going to be, it's will be a long and disappointing season for the team and their fans. The Jets, who are probably the most over-hyped team we've seen in the NFL in quite sometime, have looked horrible so far, especially on offense. This is not surprising to me at all because when you look at the Jets team, it's really not that good of a roster to begin with. Whether it's QB Mark Sanchez or the backup Tim Tebow, it doesn't matter who is back behind center because the offensive line can't block anyone. The Jets' two opponents, the Cincinnati Bengals and New York Giants, have feasted on Jets quarterbacks. When Sanchez or Tebow do actually have time to throw, they haven't looked good doing it. The Jets haven't ran the ball effectively and they have no play makers to threaten defenses. I understand wide receiver Santonio Holmes is out with a rib injury, but even with him, it's not enough to put fear into opposing defenses. The Jets defense hasn't looked that bad, but their outlook doesn't look good if the offense doesn't get their act together. Overall, I think the Jets are an average team at best. All of the hype would tell you this team should be in the Super Bowl, but I see a team that will be around the 7-9 mark this year, 9-7 at best. I don't know where exactly they will finish in the AFC East this year, but I wouldn't be surprised if they finished last (yes, I think the Miami Dolphins could push to get out of the division basement). I want to stress I understand this is only two games into the preseason and there is a chance the Jets can fix their issues, but I just don't see it at this time. If head coach Rex Ryan can get this team into the playoffs, I'll be the first to say he should be the coach of the year. That's how confident I am the Jets will be average at best. This team did not make the playoffs last season and did very little to improve themselves. I know they added safeties LaRon Landry and Yeremiah Bell to the roster, but the defense wasn't the problem. The problems are on offense, and they're were no additions to speak of besides Tebow, who is a backup. Unless the Jets are able to fix their problems quickly, we'll be looking at the second straight season of no playoff football for a team that will win the publicity battle, but lose the more important battles on the field. By Charles Taylor
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