Originally posted by jsarno
Now that is eternal hope for ya!
All hope is already lost. You're hinging all your hopes on an AARP discount shopper in Vinny. You already have probably THE toughest division in the league. I think if I was a Jets fan, I'd put my head between my legs and cry like a school girl.
If I had that attitude I never would have been able to enjoy the 2 division titles in the past 5 years or our other playoff appearance in '01. We have faced dire circumstances and have always come out on top, you underestimate the mental toughness of this team. Let's recap:
1998: Lose MLB marvin Jones for the year in TC, starting QB Glenn Foley goes down. We started 0-2 and 2-3, then in came Vinny and we went 12-4 and had a 10-0 lead in the 3rd qtr of the AFC Championship Game(I'm still not over that one).
1999: We lose Vinny for the season in week 1, also lose Chrbeet for half the season, Fabini, Leon Johnson, Eric Green, ... the list goes on. We were 1-6 and eventually ended up 8-8.
2000: We lose the best coach in the NFL over the last 2 decades(along w/ Gibbs & Walsh), we lose our star WR, our QB is coming back from a devastating injury. We still finish 9-7.
2001: ANOTHER new coaching staff, start 3-3. Finish 10-6 and make playoffs.
2002: In the offseason we lost Aaron Glenn, Marcus Coleman, Victor Green, Ryan Young, James Farrior, Kerry Jenkins and more then our OL is badly beaten up to begin the season, Curtis Martin is not himslef all year b/c of injury, The D has 6 new starters and our top 2 players are hurt(Abe & Cowart), we start 1-4 and 2-5. Yet w/ a 1st yr QB we manage to finish 7-2 destroying GB in the final week then destroying Indy in the playoffs before falling in the 2nd rd.
This team is mentally tough and they won't lie down in the face of adversity.
I have been to 104 straight reg season games and before 1997 we stunk. I sat through 4-12, 6-10, 3-13, 1-15- I KNOW what bad football looks like and I know we are more than capable of still winning this division no matter how tough it is. The task became alot harder after Chad went down but I STILL BELIEVE!
One more thing, the Jets are undefeated in road games I have attended and I'll be down at FedEx next week.