March 27, 2012; Palm Beach, FL, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan listens to a reporters questions during the AFC head coaches media breakfast at the Breakers Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Team History is Not on the Jets Side


There is a lot of mixed feelings going into the new year for the New York Jets. There is a lot of optimism, and a lot of sides that don’t think the Jets have done real well getting ready. The question is, can the coach Ryan and the Jets rebound?

Team history says no.

Since the team changed it’s name to the Jets in 1963, only one time did they finish over .500, the year after finishing with an even record. In 2000, the Jets finished 9-7 after finishing 1999 with an 8-8 record.

Here is how it worked out every other time:
1972–7-7(14 game season) 1973–4-10
1974–7-7 1975–3-11
1978–8-8 1979–8-8 1980–4-12
1991–8-8 1992–4-12
1993–8-8 1994–6-10
2011–8-8 2012–???

Not a great history after finishing with a .500 record. Does it mean much? Probably not, but you know what they say about the fact that history repeats itself.

Time will tell.

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  • JakeDawson

    There’s a key difference:  In previous years, 8-8 was seen for the Jets organization as an okay season and it was assumed that it would be the springboard to better times (which proved to be wrong).  Now, the Jets organization (and the fans) think 8-8 was a disaster and feel they need to do more to get back to the level they were previously.

    • Alan Schechter

      I totally agree Jake. I actually said at the end that it probably doesn’t mean much. Just wanted to post the anomaly as far as the numbers go, that’s all.

      Thanks for reading.