Coffee with the New York Jets: Are they contenders?


Grab a hot cup of coffee and enjoy some excellent reading material on the New York Jets. In this edition, a look if the Jets are truly contenders this season, some predictions for tomorrow’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles and a look at the latest key injuries to the team. Enjoy!

Examining the early signs: Are Jets contenders or pretenders? by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"It all starts with the defense. Their ability to dominate a game in two places — at the point of attack and downfield in the secondary — should allow the Jets to stay close in every game, even against the top offenses."

#PHIvsNYJ Predictions by Jets Staff (

"The Eagles are desperately searching for their identity on offense and don’t know what it is they do well. That means the Jets are not a good matchup for Philly, because New York’s defensive front is very good indeed and could overwhelm an Eagles offensive line that was dreadful last week against Dallas."

ICYMI: Jets Are Prime Time Performers by Jackie Lovett (

"The Jets have held opponents to an average of 8.5 points a game this season, only allowing two touchdowns. But coming off a pair of losses, the Eagles will undoubtedly be looking at the upcoming matchup at MetLife Stadium as an opportunity to turn their season around. As hungry as the Eagles are to be 1-2, the Jets are just as determined to become 3-0."

Todd Bowles’ Gladys Knight crush may be taking next step by Mark Cannizzaro (New York Post)

"Bowles’ affinity for the Knight has become a fun, humanizing element to his narrative as we have started to get to know him in his first season with the Jets."

No Sunday guarantees for Jets’ 3 huge injury concerns by Brian Lewis (New York Post)

"“Revis, barring anything, he’s getting better,’’ Bowles said. “He’s still sore and we’ll warm him up on Sunday and see how he does as well. He’s getting better. It’s just a matter of how much better he gets.’’"

Two Weeks After Scare, Jets Rookie Is Set to Return by Ben Shpigel (New York Times)

"“With the concussion protocol, I never thought it would take just one week to get back,” Mauldin said. “I would think that it would take two or three weeks for someone to get back, but I tend to be a fast healer.”"

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