Even though the New York Jets took care of business in Week 2, they only answered a few questions in just five days.
Let’s fast forward to late in the first quarter on Thursday. The New York Jets, down 7-3 after another drive stalled thanks to a “genius” shovel pass call in the red zone and a busted coverage as the result of cornerback Darrelle Revis showing that he’s washed up. The Jets gave fans temporary hope – as they often do – and took the lead into halftime. Then the Jets happened.
The Jets quickly coughed up the lead in a sequence that could only be attributed to the Jets. Dressing in black to their next road test in Kansas City would be apropos, as the atmosphere would be funeral for their next game.
Surrounded by Jets fans, one fan turned to his buddy in the local pub, pointed to the screen, and said “that is what it’s like being a Jets fan” while wearing a jersey from a bygone era, the number 19 of Keyshawn Johnson.
While he was pointing to the screen, the broadcast was showing a replay of the football going through Brandon Marshall‘s hands for the second week in a row on a play that broke the back of the team at the time.
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Rex must’ve been licking his chops at this moment.
Three times in a row he was going to not only beat the Jets but crush their hopes.
Each time he beat the team, the residual damage was worse, and this time would be no different.
The Jets then brought their new flashy offense, featuring new addition Matt Forte, back from the time machine of the first quarter of Week 1, and all was right with the world again.
Then it wasn’t. 10 seconds left on the clock and the Bills had the ball, down a score. What was your confidence level at that moment? Pretty low, I assume.
These same thoughts of doom that were in our heads for about the fifth time in as many days were about to re-enter our conscience once again.
Then we all breathed a sigh of relief. Then we didn’t. Questions arose despite the win. How could we give up 31 points to the Bills? Why was this game as close as it was? Why did Revis get burned AGAIN (despite going up against a top five WR in Week 1 and an Olympian in Week 2)? Why? Why? Why?
Our questions were answered and questioned again – all in five days. If they go 1-3 in the next four games, all the talk will resurface. There is no certainty and no conviction in the beliefs of a Jets fan. Five days, questions, answers, and questions again. A 1-1 start is indicative of the true ebb and flow of this season thus far. Only 14 more weeks.