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Empty seats at MetLife prove Jets fans want change

By Luis Tirado Jr.
Nov 27, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) and quarterback Bryce Petty (9) during warm up prior to their game against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 27, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) and quarterback Bryce Petty (9) during warm up prior to their game against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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It’s evident that fans of the New York Jets want change. Even a Week 12 matchup between the New England Patriots and Gang Green wasn’t enough to draw fans out to MetLife Stadium.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results. At some point, something has to give, otherwise, it’s the same situation each and every time. Such are things at this point in time with the New York Jets. For whatever reason, head coach Todd Bowles doesn’t seem to understand the simple concept of insanity.

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For weeks now, Bowles has decided to keep unproductive starting players on the field and not putting in others to see if they can make an impact. How many underthrown passes do we still need to see from Ryan Fitzpatrick? How many times do we need to keep seeing Darrelle Revis not even care enough to make basic tackles? Better yet, why doesn’t Bowles properly adjust game plans when needed to leave a game victorious?

Fans of the Jets knew that heading all the way out to East Rutherford, New Jersey wasn’t really worth it in the grand scheme of things. Sure, it was an AFC East division game between the New England Patriots and Gang Green but if anyone truly expected to see the Jets win, knew it wasn’t likely to happen.

At the end of the day, fans want to see change. Players like Revis and Fitzpatrick need to be benched in favor of others. They’re not getting the job done consistently and are taking snaps away from others that are likely to make an impact. Their lack of consistency continues to leave fans completely frustrated and angry with this franchise that doesn’t seem to see the error in their ways.

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The quarterback position is easily the most important on the team, yet Bowles decides to stick with Fitzpatrick or well, Mr. Turnover as opponents are used to calling him. It would have been a much better turnout at MetLife Stadium if Bowles did what made the most sense and start quarterback Bryce Petty. Despite what he believes in, Fitzpatrick doesn’t give the Jets a better chance to win football games, Petty does. He’s got a better arm, accuracy, and would actually bring an offensive jolt.

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The Jets have nothing to lose in giving Petty a shot since it would also give their offense a much-needed spark. Not to mention, give fans something to want to actually attend and watch. Considering that Petty could very well be a diamond in the rough remains to be seen since Bowles wants to keep Fitzpatrick starting when he won’t even be an option after this season. Jets Nation, this is truly insanity at its finest.

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