12 Reasons Why The Jets Will Win 12 Games

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12 Reasons Why The Jets Will Win 12 Games

I was amazed by  how high the levels of optimism were when I was interviewing Jets fans at mini-camp practice this past week. Out of the 40 people we interviewed, not a single person put their record below 11-5. Personally, I share the optimism because I genuinely believe this is a 12 win, division winner type team this season just I like I genuinely believed they would be a 10 win, wild-card  type team last season (close enough on the win total). Am I being blinded by the fact I am a Jets fan? I don’t think so, why should I say a team that should win 12 games, shouldn’t? Here are 12 reasons, why the Jets will win 12 games in 2010

Photobucket 1. Familiar With Defensive System – This is year two in Rex Ryan’s defensive system, which means all of the returning starters will be substantially more comfortable. They were already number one in the league and now they will have the ability to expand into more complex packages and blitz schemes. The players will also be given more of a chance to freelance and create plays based on what they see from the offense.

Some quotes from Bart Scott earlier in the off-season on this issue…

“Now it’s not what the coaches can do more of, it’s what the players can do more of. Last year we were doing everything pretty much straight by the book. Now we can improvise…The only field coaches we had last year were me, Marques Douglas and Jim Leonhard.  Now you’ve got 22 people here that know the defense and can teach the defense.”

2. Improved Sanchez – I find it hard to believe after the solid postseason Mark Sanchez had, an off-season spent at the team facility, and a year of experience under his belt that he won’t improve on his 20 interceptions to 12 touchdowns from last season. The Jets won 9 games with Sanchez having a pretty awful statistical season, just imagine how many they could win if he makes the expected improvements to his touchdowns, interceptions, completion percentage, and QB rating.

3. Welcome Back – One of the top defensive lineman in the NFL will be returning to the Jets this season. They did struggle against the run at times last season, especially in the wild-card round against the Bengals but the return of Kris Jenkins should alleviate those problems. He will also provide a much better push on the pocket in passing situations.

4. First Down – The addition of Santonio Holmes will allow the Jets to run a wide variety of personnel groupings and formations with their three wide receivers, who are as good of a top three as any in the NFL. Watch for Jerricho Cotchery to become to one of the best slot receivers in the NFL on third downs this season, while all the attention is being paid to Holmes and Braylon Edwards on the outside.

5. No More Corner Problems – The Jets weak spot on defense last year was the cornerback position opposite Darelle Revis. How do you solve a problem like that? You trade for a former All-Pro corner who is one of the best overall athletes in the NFL and spend a first round pick on one of the draft’s top corners. I doubt you can name a team with four corners better than Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, Kyle Wilson, and Dwight Lowery.

Photobucket6. A Mismatch NightmareThe Jets loaded receiver position and number one ranked rushing attack, makes you forget they have one of the better pass catching, and most athletic tight ends in the NFL in Dustin Keller. His regular season numbers weren’t overwhelming last season but in the playoffs, he caught a touchdown in every single game and appeared to finally be on the same page as Mark Sanchez. Keller will get plenty of favorable match-ups this season with attention focused on the Jets receivers and running backs.

7. Defensive Depth – The growth of young players Jamaal Westerman and Kenwin Cummings, along with the additions of veterans Jason Taylor and Lance Laury has given the Jets solid depth at the linebacker position. You already read about their corner depth, which is matched by quality depth at the safety position with Eric Smith, James Ihedigbo, and Donovan Warren. The defensive line could use a little more but that problem could be solved if they add Marques Douglas to the roster over the summer.

8. Safety Valve – The Jets have added two very good pass catching running backs, LaDainian Tomlinson and Joe McKnight which will benefit Mark Sanchez. Unlike previous years, the Jets screen game was nearly non-existent last season. Sanchez lacked a good outlet out of the backfield. The presence of Tomlinson and McKnight will help his completion percentage and also create some big plays in the screen game.

9. Playing For The Money – The Jets have three very, very talented players in Braylon Edwards, Santonio Holmes, and Antonio Cromartie playing for a contract that will secure them for the rest of their careers.

10. Safety Upgrade – Despite not having as big of a name, Brodney Pool will prove to be an upgrade for the Jets at the safety position over Kerry Rhodes, who was a major disappointment last season.

11. Offensive Line – Even with the subtraction of Alan Faneca, who was arguably the Jets fifth best lineman last year anyway, the Jets will still have a very good offensive line in 2010. Nick Mangold is an All-Pro. D’Brickashaw Ferguson is a Pro-Bowl player. Brandon Moore should have been a Pro-Bowl player last year. Damien Woody is a solid, consistent veteran. Their experience will help overcome the growing pains of Vladimir Ducasse.

12. Special Playmakers – The Jets have a serious collection of playmakers for their return game. Antonio Cromartie, Kyle Wilson, Joe McKnight, Brad Smith, Aundrae Allison, and David Clowney give Mike Westhoff plenty of options.

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19 thoughts on “12 Reasons Why The Jets Will Win 12 Games

  1. You are retarded if you think the jet will win 12 games this year. Here is your thuth and reality…The jets LOST six games in a row with the #1 defense in the NFL.. the lost to Nwe Orleans 24-10, lost to Miami 31-27, lost to Buffalo 16-13, lost to Miami again 30-25, lost to Jacksonville 24-22. lost to New England 31-14 and you Idiot is talking about playoff…Just remember this!…Miami afc division champions and Buffalo yes Buffalo wild card birth. These skinking jets barely beat Buffalo who was playing third stringers because all starters were lost to injury. jets 12 win 12 games what a joke ha ha ha.

  2. You are retarded if you think the jet will win 12 games this year. Here is your truth and reality…The jets LOST six games in a row with the #1 defense in the NFL.. the lost to New Orleans 24-10, lost to Miami 31-27, lost to Buffalo 16-13, lost to Miami again 30-25, lost to Jacksonville 24-22. lost to New England 31-14 and you Idiot is talking about playoff…Just remember this!…Miami afc division champions and Buffalo yes Buffalo wild card birth. These skinking jets barely beat Buffalo who was playing third stringers because all starters were lost to injury. jets win 12 games what a joke ha ha ha.

  3. The only thing more foolish than a Dolphins fan spending his time on a Jets web site, is a Dolphins fan who writes his comment twice and thinks the Bills are going to the playoffs

  4. Phinfan just strengthens the argument for a 12 win season. Of those six losses he listed, four of them were one possession losses. That was with a rookie QB. Sanchez will improve in year two.

    Not only that but, the Dolphins got lucky in the 2nd game against the Jets with two kickoff returns for TDs and then Mark Sanchez threw like six picks in that Buffalo game. Last year’s squad could have very easily won 11+ games.

  5. hahahaha!

    I was thinking the same thing!

    Why would you be jumping around on Jets fan sites? Go worry about your own team.

    Buffalo wild card birth? How did you come up with that?

  6. also good point Craig about just how close the Jets were to winning 11-12 games last season

  7. And look at the New Orleans game. I was actually down there for it. Defense was unreal that game. Sanchez literally threw it away. I think he should have a great year. He has already dealt with a lot of bumps and bruises from the NY media and he dealt with it well.

    And just thought of that Buffalo game. God that was awful.

  8. Ha yeah and he also won’t come back to defend his remarks. And yes you lost all credibility thinking Ryan fitzpatrick is going to lead the bills to anything more than five games.

  9. POST FROM KOMI

    Ha yeah and he also won’t come back to defend his remarks. And yes you lost all credibility thinking Ryan fitzpatrick is going to lead the bills to anything more than five games.

  10. This retard point out we lost 6 in a row and says we’re idiots for talking about playoffs! Hey Jackass, did you watch the rest off the season? We MADE the playoffs last year, won two payoff games and lost in the AFC title game! That is why we can talk about the playoffs. Maybe if your team didn’t throw away your playoff spot by losing 3 in a row you could have been talking about the playoffs too instead of watching us play in them!

  11. POST FROM GEORGE JETSon

    This retard point out we lost 6 in a row and says we’re idiots for talking about playoffs! Hey Jackass, did you watch the rest off the season? We MADE the playoffs last year, won two payoff games and lost in the AFC title game! That is why we can talk about the playoffs. Maybe if your team didn’t throw away your playoff spot by losing 3 in a row you could have been talking about the playoffs too instead of watching us play in them!

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