NY Jets: 5 reasons why they’ll be just fine


Oct 25, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14), guard Willie Colon (66) and tackle Breno Giacomini (68) celebrate a touchdown against the New England Patriots during the second half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Even though it was a heart-breaker, the NY Jets will be just fine.

After a heartbreaking loss to long-time rivals in the New England Patriots this past week, the NY Jets will absolutely bounce back. We may not have taken first place in the AFC East, but we are standing tall in second place after this tough loss.

This week marks the half way point of the NFL season. If the Jets continue to perform the way we have seen them in past weeks, there is nothing standing in our way of a wild card berth which in the grand scheme of things, is one of the major goals of this season.

Let’s take a look at the 5 reasons the Jets will keep excelling in weeks to come since trust me when I say, they’re going to be just fine.

Next: 5. Where has Bowles been in our lives?

Oct 2, 2015; Sunbury-on-Thames, United Kingdom; New York Jets coach

Todd Bowles

at press conference after practice at the Hazelwood in advance of the NFL International Series game against the Miami Dolphins. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

5. Where has Bowles been in our lives?

In the phrase, “Todd Bowles we trust” lies the understatement of the year! This man has not only transformed the squad, but he gave a ton of hope back to the fans.

Bowles is compassionate, down to earth and above all else very humble. He encompasses many characteristics the team has never experienced and has allowed the Jets to remain under the media’s radar.

His outstanding leadership capabilities offer no wonder as to why the Jets have transformed dramatically. He keeps the boys focused, motivated and eager to show up. Bowles has definitely exceeded any expectations as he takes the Jets into Week 8 with a 4-2 record.

Next: 4. It’s an Ivory kind of year

Oct 18, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets running back

Chris Ivory

(33) carries the ball against the Washington Redskins during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

4. It’s an Ivory kind of year

Despite Chris Ivory’s unexpected hamstring injury in last week’s game, he is still a force to be reckoned with. With 501 rushing yards so far this season, Ivory reached his career-high of 166 yards against the Dolphins.

Although it’s still early in the week, Ivory is expected to take on the Raiders in Week 8. Ivory’s skills have developed tremendously coming into this season, it’s no wonder he ranks amongst the top NFL running backs so far this year.

If Ivory isn’t intimidating enough, just throw Decker and Marshall in the line-up. Yes, our offensive line needs work, but with these three in motion the Jets will continue the journey towards victory.

Next: 3. New York D rhymes with victory

Sep 21, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton (13) runs past New York Jets corner back Darrelle Revis (24) at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

3. New York D rhymes with victory

Who can deny the fact that the Jets have a solid defensive line? With players like Darrelle Revis, Leonard Williams, and The Sons of Anarchy (Wilkerson, Richardson, and Harrison) I would be terrified standing on the opposing offensive line.

It’s always sunny on Revis island. Revis is unstoppable and he has the consistent statistics to prove it. Being ranked as the No. 1 cornerback in the NFL, he gives true meaning to this position, and offers immense quality to the Jets’ defense.

The Sons of Anarchy are hungry, and when these boys unite they offer mass destruction. This defensive line not only held their ground (for the most part) against the No. 1 offense, but no other offense has the capabilities to stand up to these monsters in the weeks to come.

Next: 2. Fear the beard of Fitzmagic

Oct 25, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) runs with the ball against the New England Patriots during the second half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

2. Fear the beard of Fitzmagic

Okay, Ryan Fitzpatrick may not be your ideal starting quarterback, he does however deserve some credit for bringing the Jets to a 4-2 start. Yes, he is old, but this old man has moves, taking risks and scoring touchdowns.

He is a great leader and has a much better relationship with his teammates than Geno Smith did. His teammates trust him and understand him as a player and a leader. It’s very important to have this kind of leader in the locker room.

The relationship Fitzpatrick has with his teammates definitely reflects on the field. It’s been several years since the Jets has had a leader like Fitzpatrick and it’s just what they need to make it to the NFL Playoffs.

Next: 1. This Carr is going to need a new engine

Oct 25, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) passes before the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

1. This Carr is going to need a new engine

The Jets are on the road in their Week 8 match-up against the Oakland Raiders. It’s a match-up that already seems promising. Although Derek Carr led the Raiders to their Week 7 victory against the San Diego Chargers, he will have some major problems facing the Jets’ defensive line.

Who doesn’t love the famous “Bowles’ Blitz” that rattles most quarterbacks? Need I say anymore? Carr can’t hold his own against our defensive line during a blitz and we all know Bowles loves deploying these kind of plays to set the tone defensively for the game.

Carr has had some success in the past weeks with Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree as his go to receivers however, this week trust me when I say, they are getting shut down. Cooper and Crabtree will not be able to hold their own against Revis and Cromartie.

As we head into Week 8, I am confident the Jets will recover from the painful loss in Week 7, and continue down the road towards the playoffs. They should be able to bounce back nicely and prove that everything will be just fine as they continue on to the rest of the season.

Next: No more moral victories

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