New York Jets Fans: Take a Deep Breath

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Everyone, please take a deep breath and absorb the following facts:

  • Today is June 10th.
  • The Jets first regular season game is on September 9th.
  • Training camp doesn’t open for roughly 7 weeks.
  • The events taking place now at Jets OTA’s are not even mandatory for the players.

Please, try to remember these things next time you take to your keyboard to bash Jets players and coaches on Twitter or your Jets message board of choice. Remember that before you bash Santonio Holmes to your co-worker at the water cooler. Hell, try to remember that before you comment on this very article or on my Twitter page to tell me what an idiot I am for saying these things. Let’s all just take a deep breath and remember today is June 10th, because I’m getting awfully fed up with reading some of the things the media and Jets fans alike have been spewing the past few weeks. Let’s run down the ridiculousness:

Santonio Holmes threw his Helmet- Yes, Santonio Holmes threw his helmet on the field because his body was breaking down and he felt like he couldn’t continue with more reps. So? This is a far more common occurrence at spring OTA’s than all the genius commentators would like to believe. Also, before Holmes sat out, he was working with all the Jets young receivers on their routes and being a leader, as much as it pains some of you to admit. And no, Holmes wasn’t prepared for a full workload, which is somewhat disappointing to some. But why was that? Glad you asked..

Santonio Holmes chose to spend time in Germany instead of with Jets- Yep, some Jets fans, and even one prominent beat writer whose name rhymes with Pitch Fimini, decided to take shots at Holmes because he was late to OTA’s due to being in Germany — doing charity work!  It’s June, and he was a few days late to voluntary workouts because he was doing charity work. Let’s just cut him right now! And don’t laugh, because thats exactly what I’ve been reading from some super-smart internet posters. I even saw some of them say Holmes purposely schedules these charity events during football times so he doesn’t have to show up. I’m literally shaking my head right now. Nevermind that Holmes is back now and committed to showing up to Jets West this year. Why does nobody care about that? Because..

TEBOW (!!!) is going to Jets West!- That’s right, hold the presses! A Jets player is going to Jets practices! And not only is he just going, but because he’s going, it shows that..

Mark Sanchez is scared of Tebow- Yep, these are real things we have been hearing. Mark Sanchez invited Tebow to Jets West, not because Tebow is a quarterback and could use the offensive practice with his teammates, but because Mark is weak and scared of Tebow. Somehow this makes sense to some. I wish I was making this up. I wish I was also making up these big stories..

Tim Tebow’s dog is named Bronx, and he may or may not live in Hoboken – Glad we cleared those things up. That’s the kind of hard hitting analysis and pertinent information the internet was created for. I guess it was also created so Jets beat writers could tell us in real time that..

The Jets Offense is Terrible – Yes, the Jets offense stinks. Might as well not even show up come September. Sure Thursday’s practice took place on June 7th, with the season three full months away. And sure, they’re working on a whole new offensive system with many new players being incorporated. And sure Holmes, Stephen Hill, and Matt Slauson weren’t participating. The fact is the Jets offense stinks, and that’s final. Nevermind that the offense has to go against arguably the best defense in the NFL that has been playing together and in the same system for four years now. And let’s not focus on the fact that Quinton Coples, Mo Wilkerson, DeMario Davis, and some of the other young defenders up front have looked great. The easy story to sell here is that the Jets offense stinks, and that’s what we’re going with! Oh, speaking of the defense and easy stories to sell..

Darrelle Revis is “an asshole”- Yep, it’s true. He has shown up to every single team event, function, and practice this whole offseason but somehow he’s Public Enemy #1 because he might hold out. That’s right, he MIGHT hold out. He didn’t say he will, or that it’s even likely. He hasn’t skipped any OTA’s or boycotted any team events. But still, “Jets fans” everywhere have already begun bashing him on the internet, with one particularly caring fellow eloquently telling him on Twitter to “Eat shit”. Stay classy! How else can we create some headlines? Just say..

Jets will be interested in (Fill in the Recently Released Washed Up Veteran here)- In this case, the Recently Released Washed up Veteran is Chad Ochocinco. Twitter pal Kristine Reese just wrote an excellent article about this. Before Ocho, it was Terrell Owens. Ochocinco was just cut from the Patriots and appears washed up, which is still a few steps ahead of his former teammate. Owens was recently released from the UFL, but hey, he was a big name a few years ago, so surely the Jets want him, right? If you’re a Jets fan and you want these guys on the 2012 team, please go find a wall and slam your head into it a few dozen times until you realize the error of yours ways. When you’re done doing that, you can also apologize for saying that..

Joe McKnight ate McDonalds and is fat now – Ugh. So Joe McKnight, who played last season at around 200 lbs, knew he was going to have a bigger role on offense this year and bulked up to 215 lbs to be better prepared for the season. To me, that seems like a GOOD thing. A player went out on his own time and improved his body to better perform this season. But when he showed up to camp, he joked that he put on that weight by eating McDonalds every day. Did it matter that he was just joking and there’s not an ounce of fat on him? No, of course not. The fans who never quite forgave him for looking bad on Hard Knocks jumped all over this and talked about how he’s out of shape and a bust. Great.

I hope Joe learned a valuable lesson there. When it comes to the Jets, every single little thing you say or do gets sensationalized, scrutinized, and talked about for days. It’s easy to blame the media for all this, but it’s the fans’ fault too. So please, Jets fans everywhere, I implore you: Before the next time you go off on a rant about your favorite team or some of the players this summer, please try to remember: Today is June 10th, and to borrow a quote from Allen Iverson, we’re talking about practice. Get back to me on September 9th. Or even better, get back to me next January when the Jets are making a run through the playoffs.

8 thoughts on “New York Jets Fans: Take a Deep Breath

  1. You’re quickly becoming one of my fave reads. Stick to what you know and not the hype and I hope to read many more from you Mike D.

    Twitter = Societal death.

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  3. Good read. Sad you felt you had to write about all of it though due to a lot of what the media has been putting out there about our beloved Jets.

  4. Thanks guys, appreciate it. Sadly these things will only get worse the closer we get to September.

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