Can The Jets Win More Than 7 Games This Season?

I was wrapped in the latest Cimini mailbag over at the Jet Stream, and the focal point of the questions was the OTA’s and camp competitions (obviously Clemens and Pennington). But one of the more interesting questions came from bruceg who asks:

The Vegas over-under on the Jets is 7½ wins. What do you think?

Bruce: Right now, I’d say over – assuming they get a decent amount of production out of the QB position. This team definitely has eight-win talent. The O-line will be better, and the pass rush will be better, which means the secondary will be better. I still have concerns about QB and the lack of team speed on offense, but if they don’t win at least eight games, something is wrong.

First of all, if this doesn’t show an improvement in the offseason, I don’t know what does. The fact that Vegas is saying they’ll basically win more than last year is always a positive. However, can this team pull out seven wins? Well, with any team that has a QB competition as off-turning as the Jets do, its hard to generalize an average win total. I would say Clemens or Pennington, when both healthy, can each get the team about 6-8 wins. Anywhere in between is where the two are clearly separated. I could see Pennington probably getting that nod at 7-8, and I would put Clemens anywhere from 6 downward. I like Pennington better because he has more big game experience and, yes, he does have the lurking arm power problem but I still like his abilities even at his age.

As for the rest of the team and what  they can do, it baffles me to think that this offense could win less then five games. With Coles healthy, and Cotchery coming off a year where he was the go-to guy, the offense has to produce at least 5 wins this year. We’ve replenished the running back depth, added huge bulk to our offensive line, and added two tight ends who will complement the already talented Chris Baker, who is still in waiting for this Friday. The defense, when you look at it, is pretty similar in that there were a ton of improvements. However, the secondary still doesn’t have a clear man to play opposite Revis and until that happens, this team will continue to get beat with the deep ball more times than not. I love Revis and Rhodes, as all of us do. But in reality, it’s not enough.

So when you look at all those parts that I just mentioned, I wouldn’t be surprised to find the Jets limping into the playoffs as a 10-6 team, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see them blow it up again and 5-11 or another 4 win season. We’ll just have to see what happens. For right now, let’s see if Chris Baker reports this Friday!





98 comments
Art Hansen
Art Hansen

I look forward to the day when an SNY TV celeb is accused of a serious, vile crime and we can all say "tell the truth" "admit your guilt" "we don't accept your apology". You people are disgusting vultures.

Adam Papadoulias
Adam Papadoulias

So start dishing out your salary to the season ticket holders... From a mets fan

MichelleJCalderon
MichelleJCalderon

just before I looked at the receipt ov $6784 , I didn't believe ...that...my cousin was realy making money parttime on their apple labtop. . there great aunt has done this for only twenty three months and a short time ago repaid the loans on there place and purchased a great new Chevrolet . read this


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Kevin Garvey
Kevin Garvey

Can't wait to see him back in pinstripes.

Linette Chinea Krevor
Linette Chinea Krevor

Well said! If he hadn't gotten caught there would be no letter of apology to begin with!

Adam Krug
Adam Krug

I wonder How bad he felt when he cashed those checks ha

Makoto Ozawa
Makoto Ozawa

Great! Then he should be more than happy to give up the bonuses in his contract for passing Mays and all the money he received for playing while on PED's

Bob Deeck
Bob Deeck

That I agree with you on Mike...that was all Selig & his cronies. I'm glad he's gone too!

Karen Long Rohe
Karen Long Rohe

a little bit too late. He's probably lieing about that too

Michael Chiusano
Michael Chiusano

He's the big fish they wanted to nail, get the yankee ,he's done his time

Bob Deeck
Bob Deeck

Sorry Mike but I can't compare any of them to Aroids level of lying & cheating the game the way he did...and its even harder for me to swallow when guys like Rose who has been unfairly crucified for 25+ years & he was clean & played the game the right way...

Adam Myers
Adam Myers

Oh your sorry? In that case how about the Yankees retire 13 too! And double your contract too!

Joe Ramirez
Joe Ramirez

Why is he apologizing for? Just admit what you did!

Joan Hoberman
Joan Hoberman

He should be banned from the game. I don't believe a word he says. Thank goodness he's not a Met!

Kim Dowd
Kim Dowd

Big deal your sorry?!!!! You cheated n u shouldnt be allowed back in baseball

Lori Fortgang
Lori Fortgang

And yet he never said I am guilty of using peds

Kenny Evans
Kenny Evans

Once a liar… always a liar. I don't believe a word he said. It was probably written by his agent.

Juan Dany Naucapoma
Juan Dany Naucapoma

A-rod loves you Deivi Baez n he is really really really sorry for everything

Joan Reitzel Chatterton
Joan Reitzel Chatterton

He is only saying he is sorry because he got caught and I dion't think the fans are going to fall for his apology

Bob Deeck
Bob Deeck

That's all well & good..now retire & go away...you're an embarrassment to the game!

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