Here’s a Jets season preview article by Frank Schwab of Yahoo’s Shutdown Corner blog. They’re counting down the teams from worst to first and the Jets come in at a disappointing 23rd position.
However, it’s not all bad. This is a balanced and quite optimistic preview in spite of the low ranking, with Schwab acknowledging that the offense will be better, he likes the Decker move and he can see Quinton Coples having a break-out season statistically.
Ultimately, his assessment is that the season hinges on the quarterback position, which is a reasonable position. Even there, he admits he likes Smith and that the Jets will be in the mix for a playoff spot if he makes a leap in his second season.