Jets have ninth-toughest schedule

The 2014 NFL strength of schedule figures have been calculated, and the Jets are estimated to have ninth-toughest SOS in the NFL next season, with a combined opponents’ 2013 winning percentage of .520 overall.

The Jets play road games against the Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers, Tennessee Titans, Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings, as well as their three division rivals. They will host games against the AFC Champion Denver Broncos, the Oakland Raiders, the Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions, in addition to their division rivals.

Six of those teams made the playoffs in 2013, with a few others falling just short.

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Jeff E. Guy
Jeff E. Guy

By next November the haters will be whining about what an easy schedule we've had.... 

Hanknaples
Hanknaples

Actually there are five teams mentioned above that made the playoffs in 2013. Unless you want to count the patriots twice,...

               Interested Jet

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

hopefully we get the raiders right after our bye week...lets make this the year we sweep the pats 

Vinnie Pedi
Vinnie Pedi

I think I will post something relevant to the article.

When looking at this schedule I am more optimistic and can see a plausible path to 9 even 10 wins.

AFC EAST:

Bills: I feel they will be easier to beat because their defense will be less aggressive & the team overall will not be consistent. I predict a sweep, 2 wins.

Dolphins: I expect them to be alright, atleast a slightly better team. Split: 1 win.

Patriots: For the love of god just split. 1 win.

Chiefs: As much as Id like to win this one, at KC, no win.

Chargers: I dont see us pulling through on this either. No win.

Titans: Big win here, I see the titans in the toilet next season. 1 win.

Packers: At GB? Lose all the way. No win.

Vikings: We can bottle up peterson imho. That translates to a win. 1 win

Broncos: I will be at this game unless its primetime monday night, even then I may still go to see us get spanked by PM. No win.

Raiders: Its the raiders, need I say more? 1 win.

Steelers: So many damn Steelers fans at our home games make me sick. Tough prediction, I say we pull it off, especially if its early year game, but this is the toss up difference to 9 or 10 wins.

Bears: We will eat Jay Cutler alive. 1 win.

Lions: This team will be a mess on defense imho. We will win this game in the trenches & special teams. 1 win.

9-7 if we lose to the steelers - 10-6 if we win.

Let me know what you guys think

toon2388
toon2388

SOS from prior seasons winning % means absolutely nothing.  Teams we think will stink we be good and vice versa.  How many of you thought we would win @ Atlanta 1 year ago today?  How many of you thought we would get waxed by Miami at home?

JCuratola3
JCuratola3

I would do anything for the Jets to trade up and draft Johnny football. What makes the kid bad? Its not like he has a bad throwing motion. Its not like he has bad footwork. Its not like he has bad pocket presence. Its not like he has a weak arm. Its not like hes innacurate. So what if the kid is smaller than what the typical nfl qb is. Guess what a qb smaller than Johnny just won the sb. Size doesnt matter he has taken hits he will be fine. He can make every throw and is probably the best qb in terms of escaping the pocket when it collapses. 


He is going to be something this guy. 

soprano
soprano

My first time commenting on the new board... just registered with sny.


Bent or Basset,


I'm hoping that one of you could do a "Recent Cuts" thread where we can keep up with which teams cut their players and update it as more cuts are made. That way we can discuss who we would like the Jets to go after and why.. I think it could be fun because i'm pretty bored with no football. I visit this site like 10 times a day hoping for some breaking news.. i know u guys work hard and i appreciate all your posts, so i hate to try and put more work on your plate.... just think about it.

Thanks guys.

levi
levi

Who cares? You know who else has a tough schedule? Everybody who plays us!!  Thats right because we gonna kick some arse.!!!!! ok, I started drinking a little early.

D'Apostraphe Lewis
D'Apostraphe Lewis

We've always known that we'll be playing the NFC North and AFC West in 2014, so there are no surprises here, and our division rivals will have to go through the same gauntlet. Interesting to note that we'll be playing in Tennessee for the 3rd season in a row. Hopefully we can finally pull out a win there. Also, I'm happy we get (yet another) shot at the Steelers. 

Hanknaples
Hanknaples

Keep a lookout next season for David Jamal (DJ) White, cornerback, Georgia Tech. He is not well known outside of the ACC but he can be the next true shutdown cornerback.

                                       Interested Jet

j3tsfan29
j3tsfan29

I think its way to early to pick. It depends on so much, for instance: if the Vikings select say bridgewater in a trade with Jacksonville at 3, then ap may not be the only threat. Not only that but when do we play these teams? Are any of the games Monday or Thursday nighters?who gets the annual win after our bye? I think we can do well and I expect that, but it all depends.

Pat d
Pat d

Again it looks like another 8-8 or 7-9 season. Now if we make a change at QB

j3tsfan29
j3tsfan29

Unless they fix the secondary megatron, Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffries the guy we should have picked, will eat us alive. I see losses against Detroit even with Rex putting hot sauce on bush, and then again against Chicago. for all we know it could be McCown playing. Either way our secondary as it stands is not built to stop these types of wrs. Other then that it looks realistic. The X factor for all these games is offense. If our offseason yields a potent offense we are in good shape and those games are winnable. IMO.

jaygo
jaygo

@Vinnie Pedi  


It's early but I think next year could be an upside surprise.  I could, for example, see the AFC East play out like the NFC East last year with a 9/10 win team like the Jets winning the division.  That of course requires NE to come back to earth but I sense it is in the cards.  I think we have seen the beginning of the end of the Brady/Bellichek era.  Yes, they'll still be the team to beat but I could definitely see them regress. Remember, they will play a tougher schedule than us and they have no one on defense.  Miami is a mess in transition.  Buffalo is Buffalo.  We'll see.

jake100
jake100

@Vinnie Pedi  I can't see the Jets doing any worse than 9 wins and that is if they upgrade only moderately. If Idzik does well in FAcy and the draft, I can see 10/11 wins. It is very tough though at this point to predict, but you are in the ball park with 9/10 wins.

Pat d
Pat d

Look at film and tell me how many times Johnny Football was bailed out by a great WR. Without major upgrade at WR he would be a disappointment. Though he would most likely beat out Geno in a competition.

kniff
kniff

@JCuratola3  Lets get our O line at its strongest level possible, get our WR and TE corps to equally as threatening levels, and then go after an insurance type project QB in the mid levels of the draft...


Make it so we're strong with or without Geno working out as our main guy... and make signing with the Jets in our near future a very intriguing idea for any potential/available QB.

a57se
a57se

@JCuratola3  

How high do you think we would have to trade up to get him?

harvlis
harvlis

@levi Absolutely, if Idzik does his job, they are going to have to worry about us.  The strength of record means nothing.  Teams are different, year to year.  If we take it to the next level, it won't mean a thing. 

jetlife
jetlife

@D'Apostraphe Lewis  Completely agree on the Steelers. And thank god another chance at home. That was embarrassing how they overtook the stadium in the 4th Q this year. I think we need to especially push for season tix to make it out that game. I try to make it to one game a year, so I'm eyeing that one in particular.

Brendan
Brendan

@Pat d  Well, last year you were predicting worse than 8-8, so with your biased factored in, a nice 10-win season sounds about right. 

Brendan
Brendan

@j3tsfan29  Hi, can you please pretend the Jets have one of the best DL's in the NFL and that will drastically impact the passing games of opposing teams? 

Vinnie Pedi
Vinnie Pedi

We should have swept the patriots last year. If we had week 17 Geno when we played them week 2, we would've swept the pats. The same logic can be applied since the pats are always easier to beat early in the season, its post-bye they are historically consistent.

For the first time in a long time, our jets are the most stable team in the afc east.

j3tsfan29
j3tsfan29

You don't care for a smaller version of tebow except he can actually throw but chooses not to!?

soprano
soprano

@a57se @soprano


Thanks a57se. I'm adding that site to my favorites.

Still hoping its done on thejetsblog, though.

levi
levi

@a57se I figure you owe me more than one for putting up with you  :)

D'Apostraphe Lewis
D'Apostraphe Lewis

@jetlife @D'Apostraphe Lewis  Wasn't in Metlife for that one, but I was there the season before when the Niners whomped us so yeah, I can imagine what the stands looked like by just replacing the red with yellow. 


It's pretty damn disheartening when that happens. 

Brendan
Brendan

@Hanknaples  Is this Hank correcting Fonzie? Fonzie didn't sign this one, I have so many questions!

Brendan
Brendan

@j3tsfan29  How good was the Giants' secondary when they won their SB's? No better than the Jets' last year. 


Obviously the DB's need to play better, but you're ignoring half of the pass defense equation. 


The Jets were 17th against the pass per Football Outsiders, which is average. They need to improve, but they're nowhere near the pits of the league. 

j3tsfan29
j3tsfan29

I can as soon as the defense can stop the pass. D lines awesome but they can't stop the wr from getting open or just being more physical for the ball. That's all my point is. I even started off by saying "if they don't fix the SECONDARY".

j3tsfan29
j3tsfan29

Did you not read what I said? Well in case you didn't my point was that Johnny runs even when his wrs are wide open! You know who used to do the same? Tim freakin tebow. That's the only way these two are similar.

JCuratola3
JCuratola3

@j3tsfan29  How in ANY way at all. Can you relate Manziel to Tebow? Please id love this. Manziel is a QB Tebow is a RB. 

Brendan
Brendan

@JCuratola3 He's a short QB who doesn't throw over the top. Look at Geno. He's 6'2" (taller than JOHNNY FOOTBAW!!) and throws over the top, so his release point is at least 6'2", probably a little higher. Manziel is short and he throws short, it will be easy for 6'5" defensive linemen to block his passes. He also has a slow release, making his on-the-run flicks and quick passes a dicier proposition. When he rolls out, to get passes off under pressure he sacrifices arm strength for a quicker release. In the NFL, those are going to be interceptions or batted passes way more often than they were in the college ranks. Like that gif Marcus posted, he basically just turns and throws a pass without looking, if he did that in the NFL I would hope he got benched. You can't play like that at the next level, and he's also not going to be the pinball he was in college. Now? Every player on a defense is as fast as him, save for maybe the 350 pound nose tackles. Unless he learns to slide/run out of bounds, he'll be destroyed. 


So, let's say Manziel changes his style of play, quickens his release, stops thinking run-first and becomes a mobile pocket passer. Is that QB really a franchise-altering QB? The 6'-nothing QB with an average arm and 3/4's release? Is it even possible for him to change his style of play? 


I still see a weaker-armed Michael Vick. Manziel is more accurate and more instinctive as a player, but his shortcomings are glaring to me. I can't believe people are considering taking Manziel over Bridgewater, that's insane to me. 

JCuratola3
JCuratola3

@Brendan whats wrong with his mechanics? his decision making could be a little better but he had some good wrs to help him out. His style of play is what can potentially make him a great qb. 

a57se
a57se

@soprano @a57se  

You're Welcome! 

Steiny usually does stuff like that but I haven't seen a post from him in a long, long time!

I am sure as we get closer to FA, there will be posts on who is available.....