While the rest of Jets Nation basks in the reflective glow of one of the most complete and stunning victories the franchise has seen in years, it is up to one curmudgeonly-beyond-his years man to temper expectations. While I am not the hero (or even a hero) that Jets fans need, I’m the one they got, so here goes something.
As easy as it might be for everyone to get excited and overreact about being on the right side of a prime time drubbing for a change and salivate over the possibility of a 3-0 or 2-1 start, I think a little sanity can always be helpful so we don’t collectively go over our skis after one win. For the sake of being balanced, I’ll start with the things I liked:
Dan Marcus on the frustration of season ticket holders of the New York Jets in seasons like 2016
When the City of New York shot them down the New York Jets West Side Stadium, they were forced to make a deal on a new home with more suites, luxury boxes, and amenities that they could sell to high net worth fans and corporations along with the Giants in East Rutherford. Both franchises were licking their proverbial chops at the opportunity to sell their fans a fictitious legal instrument dreamed up by Carolina Panthers owner, Jerry Richardson, called the Personal Seat License.
Continue reading “New York Jets – Season Ticket Frustrations In A Lost Season”
The New York Jets finally put an end to their month-long losing streak against the banged up Baltimore Ravens. The story lines heading into this game all centered around the long-called-for QB change to Geno Smith but it was the defense that ultimately stole the spotlight, showing flashes of the turnover-producing, QB-terrorizing unit we grew accustomed to seeing in 2015. As such, we have some metaphorical accolades to hand out, so for the first time this season, let’s paint em up…
Continue reading “Game Balls – “Don’t Call It A Comeback””
Dan Marcus on the early impact of New York Jets Head Coach Todd Bowles
The NFL is a fickle temptress. The proverbial economic pie has become so big that owners are willing to swing that Black Monday Axe earlier in their quest to find their franchise’s Bill Parcells or (despite what happened Sunday), Bill Belichick. The stink of losing has become so great that most owners look to distance themselves as far as possible from the prior regime; If the former Head Coach was a defensive specialist, you can bet the next one will be an offensive guru; if the last Head Coach was a loud, boisterous braggart, then the next one will be serving the team and the fan base a healthy portion of humble pie.
Continue reading “New York Jets – Todd Bowles Already Making His Mark”
Dan Marcus hands out game balls for the New York Jets win over the Washington Redskins
It wasn’t pretty by any means but the New York Jets turned it on in the second half after trying their darndest to give the Redskins a reason to stay in this game.This game was probably more of a testament to how bad the Redskins are than any indication of the Jets coming into their own but it is a win nevertheless and as such we have some metaphorical hardware to hand out as we set our sights on New England.
Continue reading “New York Jets Game Balls – “We’re On to New England””
Dan Marcus on how he became a Jets fan. What is your story?
It is a funny thing being a fan, it’s probably the only thing that makes you do the consistent inherently irrational thing. It is what makes you yell at your TV even though you know no one on the other side of the glass is listening (or even cares), it is what makes sitting outside for four hours in the driving snow seem normal.
Continue reading “New York Jets – Why We Do This”
Dan Marcus hands out game balls for the New York Jets 31-10 over the Cleveland Browns
As with every Victory Monday, Dan Marcus has metaphorical hardware to hand out and some players who are slated for some extra cardio. And without further ado, let’s hand ’em out…
Continue reading “New York Jets Game Balls – “Cleveland Steamrolled””
Dan Marcus breaks down a few New York Jets “On The Schneid” heading into week 1
For these players, 2015 marks a “make or break” year, where they can either play themselves into the good graces of the current Florham Park think tank or find themselves cast on to the ever-growing NFL scrap heap. Some of these names are obvious and others less so, but all of these guys are on the Schneid: Cue the music.
Continue reading “New York Jets, Week 1 – On The Schneid”
Dan Marcus on managing expectations in free agency for the New York Jets
You have to hand it to the Jets’ new shot-caller, Mike Maccagnan, as he didn’t wait until the Free Agency period officially starts on Monday to start making a big splash to help improve this roster. He was able to acquire the legitimate “number one” receiver, the likes of which the Jets have been lacking since the days of Keyshawn Johnson, by sending a 5th round pick to the Chicago Bears.
Continue reading “New York Jets – Winning Free Agency Not Priority”
Dan Marcus plays armchair GM for the start of the New York Jets off-season
As fans, one of our favorite things to do is throw ourselves in the big chair. This one that humbly sits before you is no different so let’s give it a whirl and lay out a multi-step plan to fix the New York Jets…
Continue reading “New York Jets Armchair GM: Start From Within”