2014 Jets schedule announced

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jvsvn
jvsvn

That's actually a pretty tough schedule from week 2 all the way through the bye --  and then even after -- to finish the season with 4 of the last 6 on the road. The schedulers certainly didn't do us any favors this year. 

Brian
Brian

Also,  I kind of like when Rex guarantees Superbowls. I think he look like a raging idiot when the Jets don't come through, but I give himself credit for putting all on the line. Rex isn't taking bows for the 8-8 season.

Brian
Brian

For the life of me I can't understand why fans of this team are so excited that the Jets "exceeded expectations" last year. It's like we're bragging because we didn't suck. This team has accomplished diddly in 44 years and we brag about being 8-8 because the media hacks thought we'd be 4-12? Come on. I expect more than that. You think NE, Denver, GB, etc. fans brag after an 8-8 season? Of course not. I guess with "loser" mentality, we brag about such things. To me, the Jets goal this season and every season is to win the Superbowl. Anything else is a failure. I'm not a Ryan fan, but that's what he believes. He believes the Jets failed last season, but the overprotective, paranoid fans, specifically from this site, see otherwise.

Rob R
Rob R

@Johnsbodybyvi Ledo since when did the bears and lions become unstopable world beaters especially when they are on the road? also playing mannig when he is on the road is a lot easier than facing him in Denver and the dvisional games you never know what will happen, now is there a chance they do fall to any of these teams absolutely but idk why everyone has the first half written off already

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

@Johnsbodybyvi Ledo  So you have the jets winning five games in a row to end the season. When was the last time the Jets won five games in a row?

harvlis
harvlis

@Johnsbodybyvi Ledo You think we have never beaten Brady or Manning?  If our front seven do what they should do, good luck to opposing QBs.  I would worry more about our Offense not doing enough to beat the tough defenses.  That all being said, I would sign up right now for 10-6.


Bent
Bent moderator

@Johnsbodybyvi Ledo  If we start 4-7 don't you think there will be calls for Rex to be sacked and the wheels will completely fall off?

harvlis
harvlis

Toughness of schedule is based on how good of a team you have. I guess we will have to wait and see. Lots can happen, between now and the last six games.

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100  Hey Joey, are you ready for this? 



I agree. I would just have phrased the last sentence as "let's hope the Jets change for the better." If the youngsters improve (or keep improving) the Jets will be a handful for anyone they face. 

Monty
Monty

@brian people are excited because they performed well with a cheap , young nucleus. That bodes well for the future. Rome wasn't built in a day you know.   Tannebaum had a successful run his way. 

    This gm deserves a couple of years to see what he can do. You cant blame this team because there's no superbowl since 69... you cant even blame this owner for that.

   Blame Hess.. he was too nice and patient..kidding mr hess.. love you please don't haunt me.. nothing wrong with nice and patient

This owner is not...dont worry if they dont win hel;l get rid of people but so far so good man. Life is short take exceeding expectations and have a nice day :)

maynard
maynard

@brian   I believe  over 1/3 of NFL teams have never won a Super bowl.   The jets have, they have played in 2 AFC Championship games in the last 5 yrs,    more than any AFC team  than 3 or 4. The Jets have one losing season in the last 6.    What in hell is your problem with fans saying that we were 8-8 and have improved the team so much we should be better.   being a FAN is having eternal optimism, seeing hope despite  the odds being against you, never giving up on your team because it is YOUR team.. can you imagine being an Eagle fan?  A raider fan? A browns Fan?  I became a jet fan in 65, they were mediocre at best. Three yrs later they won it all.  They will again, and the fans that have stuck by them  will be vindicated. BTW going 8-8 with a rookie QB after a 4-12 season IS a good thing, too bad you can't see that, life is much more fun when you can.

beerfinger
beerfinger

@brian  This line of thinking is imbecilic. If the standard for a successful season is winning the Superbowl, most fans will be vastly disappointed every year and view their teams as failures. If you're seriously not able to take pleasure out of a season unless they win it all, why bother watching?

Bent
Bent moderator

@brian  Well, expectations are higher this year (Manish predicted 9-7 for example), so if they exceed them once again it will be a great year.

jvsvn
jvsvn

@harvlis  Agreed. You can never tell from year to year about toughness of schedule. If you looked at KC in 2012 and then saw them on your schedule for 2013 you wouldn't have said it was a tough game. The reverse is true for Pittsburgh (or Atlanta). It's a cliche. but it's true that every year is new and it's hard to tell what are going to be the "tough" games and which aren't. Unfortunately, the same is true for the teams that see the Jets on their schedule. Let's hope all of those games turn out to be a tough one for them.

harvlis
harvlis

I agree with you and Joey. I have been a little critical lately, because I feel that a few key pieces would turn us into a team to worry about. If we put a good offense together with a Rex defense... We all saw what happened in his first two years. I believe it starts with the O line and right now, I am not confident of that unit. I have more confidence in the secondary -- and that unit scares me. We could draft a great receiver in round one or two but, what good is that, if our QBs are running for their lives. O Line will once again be the key for this team. Tanny forgot about them, a few time and seasons were wasted. If we used our first and second picks on O line, I would have no problem. As long as they were good picks. Fans like glamour positions. Games are won on the lines.

Brian
Brian

@maynard @brianThe New York Jets are New York's biggest failure (of all major sports) with the exception of the Nets. They have not won anything since 1969. That is failure. Meanwhile, teams I personally hate the most have won about a 1/3 of the NFL rings over the last decade and a half. It sickens me, it should sicken you. I think NY Jets fans need to rid themselves of this loser mentality and expect more from their team.

Brian
Brian

@beerfinger @brianI look it at the other way.... why watch the games if you are expecting or should I say hoping for 8-8 and no playoffs?

Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

@Bent @brian  


Hard to believe with millions of $$$ under the cap, a prudent FA period, the draft in front of us, and we only will see a one game improvement in the W column from last year?  Geno will improve, if not, Vick will be at least as good as Geno's end of season.

C'mon, 10-6  sounds realistic.

Brian
Brian

@Bent @brianIf 9-7 gets you into the playoffs and then a ring, it's a great season.

Brendan
Brendan

@brian No, I'm going to continue calling you the liar that you are and go about my day. 


Very mature discussion tactics by you, though. Good stuff. 

Brendan
Brendan

@brian Who is celebrating? 


Stop putting words in my mouth and actions in my person so you can bash me for things that didn't happen. Your strawman arguments impress no one. 

Brian
Brian

@Brendan @brianAnd you see an 8-8 season with two meaningless wins to finalize three straight seasons without the playoffs as a reason to celebrate. I guess the word fan is short for fanatic, so I guess you are right, you are more of a fanatic than me.  I can't say I blame you, considering the futility and all, Jet fans don't really understand what it feels like to actually accomplish something.

Brendan
Brendan

@brian You see every season since 1969 as a failure, that's not a fan. 


I don't accept losing, I just don't cry like a brat when it happens, though. 

Brian
Brian

@Brendan @brianYes, a fan who see's the Jets for what they are is not a true fan. Keep looking at the team with rose colored glasses. The Jets love having you as a fan. There would be no pressure if they had a fan base of Brendan's. Losing is accepted.

bklyndude
bklyndude

@brian @Brendan

Why would you bother rooting for any team with this attitude ?  

Do you think any fan likes not winning football games ?   Dear Lord,  please pray for this dude, his patience is completely shot.

Brendan
Brendan

@brian Repeating yourself isn't going to make your point any stronger. 


I think your attitude is embarrassing for an adult to have and thankfully, since I have no faith in the fact that you're an actual Jets fan, you are not a reflection on us. Just a Jet-hating "wish I rooted for the Giants" miserable person. Good stuff. 

Brian
Brian

@Brendan @brianThey lost 4 or 5 and were eliminated and won two meaningless games to close out the season. Big Deal!! Again, if the Jets some day become an elite franchise, two meaningless games to finish the season after elimination  will not be celebrated. I think your attitude, to be quite honest, is sad and a reflection of the team we root for.

Brendan
Brendan

@brian No, it's not a collapse when you come back and win 3/4 to close out the season, while still being in the hunt for the playoffs. 

Brian
Brian

@Brendan @brianYes losing 4 of 5 and being eliminated from playoff competition isn't a collapse. Oh, ok. You really MUST be jet fan. It's pretty easy, just look at the list of NFL champions. There are teams repeatedly found on the list. Seattle is an excellent team, they are the SB champion. When they win another, they will develop a mentality that anything but a Superbowl is nothing to celebrate.

Brendan
Brendan

@brian @Brendan  Yes, make sure you cut it off right before the big W against the Saints to make your point look better. They went 4-4 in the final eight games. 


Please tell me who is "excellent" in the NFL if the Seahawks aren't. No matter who you mention, the answer will be "oh, okay....they didn't build their team in one season, either." 

Brian
Brian

@Brendan @brian

Lets see:

Bills L

Balt L

Fins L

Oakland W

Panthers L

Browns W

Dolphins W

I think it pretty much fits my description. Seattle is the SB Champ, but I certainly would not put them in excellent category until they sustain themselves by winning at least another SB,. If you haven't notice, there are a handful of teams that have won multiple SB's and then there are teams like Seattle sprinkled in. Take a list and get back to me with the one's I am referring to. 

Brendan
Brendan

@brian Uh, no, that is not how "it went down." 


Did those "excellent NFL franchises" (seriously, fluff the Pats some more, I'd love to puke this morning) become excellent overnight? No. They were built over multiple seasons. The Seahawks won 16 games in two seasons under Carroll before making the jump to powerhouse. Know why? 


Because they patiently built a program, not a team. This isn't Madden, you don't flip the roster and win 13 games in one season when the AI turned all the way down so everyone accepts your deals. 

Brian
Brian

@Brendan @brianIt's irrational for Jet fans, but certainty not for the excellent NFL franchises of the National Football League.

Brian
Brian

@Brendan @brianThey collapsed during the second half of the season and won two meaningless games against the Browns and Fins to finish it off is how I recall it going down, no?

Brendan
Brendan

@brian Continue to mislabel people being optimistic as "taking bows." Repeating a comment that has no basis in reality won't just make it true. 


Your "SB or Bust" mentality is irrational, so continue to be irrational all you want, just stop calling out "fellow" Jets fans for being optimistic that their young team with budding stars on defense might actually be good in the coming seasons. 

Brian
Brian

@Brendan @johnsec125Well, it's been more like 43, 44 years of failure, not 44. Continue to take bows for losing in those two AFC Championship games, if you wish. I think NE fans will laugh at you, but go ahead. I am comparing this team with other NY sporting teams.Besides the Nets, they are the only New York team a 40 year old has NEVER seen win a championship. It's time to end that. Win the SB boys or continue to be an epic fail. That's how I see it.

Brendan
Brendan

@brian Weren't the Jets still in the hunt for the 2nd playoff spot until the 2nd to last week? 

Brian
Brian

@Brendan @brianAnd as I see it, the Jets missed the playoffs. They finished 8-8 and won some meaningless games at the end of the season. The Islanders were great down the stretch to, when the playoffs were out of reach. Don't see that fan base celebrating. Oh, and they had 12 rookies in the lineup.

Brendan
Brendan

@johnsec125 Don't get me wrong, I want them to hit double digits and make the playoffs, and I'll be disappointed if they don't. 


My issue is two fold. The first is the idea that it's been FORTY YEARS OF FAILURE and all that. The Pats were irrelevant bags of doo-doo until the turn of the century, so as you said that burn is relatively recent. 


The team has ups and downs, but 1/3 of the league has still never had the ultimate up that the Jets have had, a lot of them haven't even gotten close to the ups the Jets have had just under Rex Ryan. 


The second is the idea that Jets fans can't be optimistic or excited because a young team that exceeded expectations (doubling the predicted win total, in most cases) is possibly on the rise and going to continue to improve. That's bullsht. I'm a Jets fan, on a Jets website, I'm not going to listen to people bash other Jets fans for being excited about this team. 

johnsec125
johnsec125

@Brendan @brian been a fan since lyndon johnson was in the white house.  i live in ct. between the patriots and the giants over the last decade or so, i feel his pain. it's time to put up or shut up.

Brendan
Brendan

@brian Yes, it is a vindicating feeling when you intelligently defend a team against predictions of 2-to-4 wins and turn out to be right. 


Manish spends his working life demeaning the team and fabricating controversy whenever he can, so when he predicts something crappy to piss of Jets fans, it's warranted that they come back at him when he's wrong. 


But keep defending the King of Anonymous Sources instead of, oh...I don't know, enjoying the fact that the team exceeded expectations, overcame a horrible midseason slump and beat some very, very good teams all while starting a truckload of rookies and youngsters. 


Context, brian. Please try to use it. 

Brian
Brian

@Brendan @brianI have read numerous posts here this year of Jet fans gloating over an 8-8 season. It saddens me. I think to myself, what kind of team am I rooting for? And that "take that" attitude towards this Manish Mehta writer and media  because the Jets finished above his prediction. We finished 8-8 Manish....... ohhhhhhh.

beerfinger
beerfinger

The way I see it, if my team entertains me for a full season and takes my mind off of other things that actually matter in life, that season has been a success. Winning it all is just icing. I don't think I could go through life being as disappointed all the time as Brendan. Not enough Xanax in the world.

Brendan
Brendan

@brian Can you stop miscategorizing Jets fans finding positives in an 8-8 season with one of the youngest rosters in the league as "Jets fans taking bows?" 


There is a vast difference between gloating and patting yourself on the back, which is what you are insinuating with the language you're using to describe positive Jets fans, and people saying things like "all the Jets' top rookies improved drastically in the final month of the season, if they can keep that going this year with some good picks they can make the playoffs." 


Stop acting like we're being irrational when every argument you've made on this site to date has been proven either false are grossly exaggerated. Your strawman battles don't impress people. 

Brian
Brian

@jake100 @brian@BrendanJets fans like to use the word "rebuilding". Funny, some of the better teams in the league never use that word. It's a build in excuse. In NE, Tom Brady goes down for a year, and they manage to finish 11-5 I believe with the Cassell guy. They don't take bows because they miss the playoffs. Jets go 8-8 and the fan base takes bows. Loser mentality. When and if the teams ever wins another SB, that mindset will change.

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 I don't think anyone would celebrate missing the playoffs, Joey. Last year was a hold-your-ground season of sorts, but now they need to take another step forward. 

Brendan
Brendan

@brian The joke is your measure of success is "SUPERBOWL OR BUST!!!" 


You wouldn't say 2009 or 2010 were successful seasons? At all? 

Brian
Brian

@Brendan @brianWhich part would you think is a joke? The Jets haven't won anyhting since 69, every team in NY (except the Nets) has won something, NE and NYG have 5 rings......where is the joke part? Loser mentality my friend, go ahead, be happy with 8-8. I want more. I want the Superbowl. Good defense, good FA agent pickups, hopefully a good draft...... win the Superbowl boys. It's there for them.

Brendan
Brendan

@brian Is this a joke post? This has to be a joke post. 

Brendan
Brendan

@brian One of my favorite tricks is the one where people see a single person comment about something and then broad stroke it until it's suddenly everyone that's calling out their horrid opinion is now guilty of saying that same thing. 


Dude, everyone wants 16-0, but Jets fans tend to be a slightly pessimistic, very realistic group of fans so you're not going to see a ton of outlandish predictions here. 


8-8 is a fair prediction if you think the team's moved laterally talent-wise, or if you think the QB situation is too unstable. Where did Beerfinger say he'd be happy with 8-8 and no playoffs? 


There is a difference between seeing an 8-win team (predicted wins: 4) improving and making the playoffs as a wildcard by again exceeding expectations. Rome wasn't built in a day, if you are this impatient come back in 2015 when they're being talked about as a legitimate threat to stomp out Brady and take the division.