First a few updates:
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2. Brodney Pool didn’t practice yesterday or today with a sprained ankle. Rex Ryan made it sound like he wasn’t going to practice Thursday either. Calvin Pace is apparently ahead of schedule in his rehab and could be back before week four. Finally, Darrelle Revis took part in about half of the team reps and pulled in a one handed interception, along with a few pass breakups.
50 New York Jets Prediction For 2010 Season
No introduction necessary:
1. Despite potentially missing up to four games, Calvin Pace will still lead the Jets in sacks this season with 8.5. David Harris and Jason Taylor won’t be far behind with 6.5 each.
2. Darrelle Revis won’t begin playing at his 2009 level until around week five. However, that doesn’t mean he still won’t be very, very good the first few weeks.
3. Antonio Cromartie will lead the Jets in interceptions with 7.
4. Kris Jenkins will benefit from having Sione Pouha spell him and from his weight loss this off-season to put together an All-Pro year.
5. Vernon Gholston will finally record his first NFL sack at some point during the 2010 season and prove to be a decent part of the defensive line rotation.
6. Mark Sanchez will throw for more touchdowns than interceptions in 2010, finishing with 19 TDs to 14 INTs.
7. LaDainian Tomlinson will finish with 950 total offensive yards and 8 total touchdowns.
8. Shonn Greene will lead the Jets in rushing yards with 1200, and also add on 6 touchdowns of his own.
9. Joe McKnight will make no significant contributions to the Jets offense this season.
10. Jerricho Cotchery will lead the Jets in receptions, Dustin Keller won’t be far behind him and lead the team in touchdown receptions.
11. Motivated by not being the only member of the Core Four who didn’t get paid, David Harris will put together his best career season and get Patrick Willis type money next off-season.
12. Kyle Wilson will put together a strong rookie year as the Jets nickel back and will eventually become the primary punt returner. He will have two interceptions and two sacks in 2010.
13. Shaun Eliis will have a quiet but productive year with 4 sacks, in what will likely be his final season in green and white.
14. Brodney Pool will get his feet under him in the Jets defense after the bye week and finish the season strongly, proving to be an upgrade over Kerry Rhodes.
15. The Jets will go 4-2 in their six games prior their bye week.
16. The Jets will finish 7-3, en route to a 11-5 record and AFC East title.
17. The Jets will split with Miami and New England.
18. The Jets will avoid their yearly letdown against the Bills and sweep them in 2010.
19. Braylon Edwards will start the season strongly and remain a big play threat for the entire year. Yet, there won’t be enough touches for him to approach 1,000 yards receiving or have any more than 5-6 touchdowns.
20. Santonio Holmes return will be a major boost to the Jets offense in week 5 and he will develop into their unquestioned number one receiver during the stretch run and into the playoffs.
21. Left guard will be an ongoing problem for the Jets in 2010, leading to Mark Sanchez taking more hits than any of us would like to see. If Sanchez misses any extended period of time and by that I mean more than a game or two tops, the Jets aren’t going to be a playoff team.
22. The Jets “Tiger” formation won’t be a major part of their offense, but Brad Smith will still provide an occasional big play every few weeks. Yet, Smith will be one of the Jets top special teams players along with Eric Smith.
23. Eric Smith will be the Jets most important defensive sub in 2010, not Jason Taylor, Kyle Wilson, or even Sione Pouha.
24. Jamaal Westerman will finish with three sacks and be a bigger part of the Jets defense than he was in 2009.
25. John Conner will play more and more as the season goes on, yet Tony Richardson and him will still be splitting reps about 50/50 by the end of the year.
26. Nick Folk will be good in 2010 but still won’t be at his All-Pro 2007 form.
27. Jim Leonhard and Bryan Thomas will both have steady, consistent years despite not putting together stat lines that will turn any heads, similar to 2009.
28. There will be some type of storyline at least every other week about some player on the Jets upcoming opponent making a comment on how the Jets talk too much.
29. The Jets won’t have a 1000 yard receiver.
30. The Jets won’t miss Marques Douglas. Mike DeVito and Sione Pouha will be more than adequate in the defensive line rotation.
31. Despite having a good season as the Jets top back with the previously mentioned stats, Shonn Greene will still lose 2 – 4 fumbles.
32. The Jets will be back to where they were in 2009, in the AFC Championship Game except this time they will be facing the Baltimore Ravens.
33. Bart Scott won’t lead the Jets in tackles, sacks, or tackles for loss. Yet, you can bet he will lead the team in trash talk spoken.
34. Jerricho Cotchery will be the Jets primary third down target throughout the entire year, even after Santonio Holmes returns.
35. Mark Sanchez’s completion percentage will improve to around 56 percent, thanks largely to having a reliable check down back in LaDainian Tomlinson.
36. Pro Bowlers – Darrelle Revis, Kris Jenkins, Nick Mangold, D’Brickashaw Ferguson, David Harris.
37. All-Pro – Darrelle Revis, Kris Jenkins, Nick Mangold, David Harris
38. Tony Richardson will have more receptions than Ben Hartsock this season, but big #84 will still pull in one touchdown, beating out Richardson’s 0. I am even signing up Matt Mulligan for 2 receptions in 2010.
39. Mark Sanchez won’t eat any concession stand food on the sideline, nor bring prepared notes to any post game press conferences.
40. Mike Francesa will need to move to drinking 39 Pepsis a day to handle the Jets being a legit contender all season, while the Giants wallow in irrelevancy with their subpar defense and offensive line.