What to Expect from the New York Jets: Jets Season Prediction


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Now that training camp is over and final cuts have been made, its time to look at the final roster, breakdown the schedule, and predict the end result for gang green.

Offense: The New York Jets made some upgrades in the off season, most noticeable signing QB Michael Vick. The Jets brought Vick in to help Geno become a better quarterback and if you been watching this preseason, its working. This preseason Geno went 23 for 33, 69.7 QB rating, 1 TD, and 1 Int. The Jets also brought in Eric Decker which will give Geno some weapons to throw too as the Jets look to improve  on their 31st Passing ranking from last season. The running game (which was ranked 6th last season) will only improve with the addition of Chris Johnson.  Jeff Chamberland will hopefully stay healthy as he looks to not upset his Achilles injury. All Star Nick Mangold is still playing Center, D’Brickashaw Ferguson is a beast on left tackle, while Willie Colon, Brian Winters, Oday Aboushi, & Dakota Dozier round out the guards positions. 

Defense: Rex Ryan gloats about his Defense. He’s proud of his Defense but that doesn’t mean this defense doesn’t have problems. The big problem right now is the corner back position. The Jets released Antonio Cromartie over the off season, signed Dimitri Patterson, then Patterson decided to go AWOL. General Manager  John Idzik suspended Patterson. Patterson, released a statement saying Idzik lied to the media about his AWOL. Idzik had no choice but to release Patterson. This leads the cornerback position with Dee Milliner, who got sidelined for a high ankle sprain and is currently day to day. Antonio Allen suffered a concussion and still needs to be cleared before he can start. Rookie Dexter McDougle is out for the season after suffering a season ending knee injury, this leaves at the moment Kyle Wilson and Darrin Walls starting on Sunday vs. the Raiders.

It sounds like I just went through the Buffalo Bills QB situation.

It’s not all bad news, the Jets picked up Leon McFadden from the wavier wire. The only concern is with McFadden, is that he never really jelled with the Browns and struggled in the last preseason game vs. the Bears. 

The rest of the defense looks pretty solid.  Defensive Ends, Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson should have great seasons.  T.J Barnes who was on the practice squad last season, dropped a lot of weight and had a great Camp to earn a spot on the 53 man roster. Safety Calvin Pryor looks to make an impact on his rookie season. 

Special Teams: Nick Folk only missed 3 field goals last year and had a 91.7 percentage. Should we really be worried? Nope.

Schedule Break-Down: The Jets schedule looks very difficult. From week 2 – 7 the Jets face the Packers on the road, Bears, Lions, at Chargers, Broncos, and at Patriots. The week 7 match up at the Pats, comes on the heals of the Broncos matchup.

This stretch of games will set the tone for the season and if the Jets can finish this stretch with a 4 – 3 record, the Jets should have no problem going the rest of the way as the schedule lightens up. From Week 8 to the end of the season, 6 out of the remaining 8 games are all played against teams that doesn’t finish above 500. last season.

Prediction: (10 – 6) 5th Seed in the playoffs

What do you guys think? Is Kyle’s prediction right? wrong? Sound off in the comments below.