Analyzing Jets at Midway Point of 2017 Season


I wouldn’t call it a tremendous accomplishment but the Jets are 3-5, going into the second half of the season. You have to consider what the NFL pundits were saying back in August how they wouldn’t be able to win one game. That’s right, one game. I guess they proved them wrong already! Even with that, Todd Bowles doesn’t deserve a metal either. He’s basically still the same coach as last season. Still has problems with in-game management and he doesn’t know when to pull a player that’s having a bad game.

There isn’t much talent on the team aside from Morris Clairborne and you can include Josh McCown in this category, too. He’s doing surprisingly well and keeping the team in games. Actually, he had a slightly better game passing versus the 2016 NFL MVP Matt Ryan. He’ll start off playing good, and then in the second halves of games, you wonder if this is the same quarterback we saw in the first half. This could have something to do with the first-year offensive coordinator John Morton calling the plays or maybe not even making adjustments at half-time. At this time, I’d say, there isn’t a need for a quarterback change but we’ll probably see one after the Jets are officially eliminated from playoff contention.

One can say that the Jets have teased fans with their current record but now they are facing the reality after losing to the Dolphins and Falcons after leading in those games but weren’t able to hold on to it. This is what was expected by a team that’s fairly young and in a rebuild mode. It’s hard for them to play well in all four quarters and to match the level of competition, they are facing.

As tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins said. “I’m angry that we lost those games and I know everyone else is angry,” “It’s frustrating. We’re frustrated. The fans are frustrated. It’s just tough because you see those flashes and you’re like wow. We just need to sustain those flashes.”

So as you can see, the team wants to win unlike some fans rooting for losses. Fans wanted the team to be in prime position of possibly getting a number one or two draft pick with hope to get a good quarterback there. There’s still that chance but I doubt it, especially, since their second half schedule shows there are some winnable games left like: the Buccaneers, Panthers, Broncos, and Chargers. The Jets aren’t ready to give up now. They will roll with the punches and then see where they are, at the end of the season.



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