With Super Bowl aspirations coming into the year, I personally cannot see how the Jets can expect to be a .500 team, let alone a Super Bowl contender. Though the recent season of Hard Knocks offered some interesting and exciting Jets entertainment, their performance in first game was nothing to write home about, showing an anemic offense and an undisciplined secondary.
The Jets D did what they are known to do, slowing down a pretty talented Raven’s group, however, despite their efficiently up front, a glaring weakness in the Jets defensive coat of armor was exposed. Penalties and an inexperienced defensive back in Kyle Wilson allowed Flacco to slice up the Jets in the passing game. With long completions to Heap and Boldin, Flacco was able to overcome the poor field position that the Raven’s continually had to fight against and help Baltimore squeak out a win.
Exciting football for a Monday night marquee matchup? Not at all.
The Jets almost had more penalty yards than yards on offense, with the refs truly being the stars of this match up. 176 total yards for the Jets, with only 74 yards passing. Ouch!
Now, with a defensive like the Jets have you can expect them to win some games, however, until Sanchez can grow up a little bit, I do not see how this team can consider itself Super Bowl bound, or even play off bound for that matter. Pretty pathetic display if you ask me and now with NFL.com reporting breaking news that Chris Jenkins is out for the year (ACL tear), the Jets D beings to look a little softer up front.
With the next 5 games being New England, Miami, Buffalo, the Vikings, and Denver it is feasible to think the Jets could be 2-4 or even 1-5 going into their week #7 bye. Scary stuff for a team with such high hopes.
Are the Jets headed to the AFC east basement?? Oh wait, they already are there!
Let me know how you feel about this, because from where I’m sitting, the Jets have some serious work to do if they want to make some noise this year.