In this edition of Coffee with the New York Jets, a loyal reader asks if the Jets are tanking or not this upcoming season. Time to analyze over an iced cup of coffee.
For those of you that live in New York, the heat is on! That’s right, to end the weekend, a heat wave is coming which means it’s best to grab an iced cup of coffee to get the day off right. Not only will it give you energy for the rest of the day but who wouldn’t like to talk about the New York Jets over coffee?
Of course, it’s another Sunday without football but that also means it’s one less Sunday until football actually returns. For the Jets, I’m a man of a lot of patience and positivity but this upcoming season is going to be a tough one.
For those of you that don’t know, I tend to ask my wonderful readers to send questions my way to answer right here on The Jet Press. They’ve been great so far as today’s question comes from Anthony via Twitter:
To tank or not to tank… that is the question. pic.twitter.com/I6uo7c5uOm
— Anthony Cervino (@therealNFLguru) June 8, 2017
First off, great GIF as I thank you for your question! Here’s the thing, to tank a season is something that I highly doubt any professional football team would do. There is no way that a head coach, let alone Todd Bowles, is going to tell his team to not play hard and let the other team run wild over them.
The Jets won’t win a lot of football games this upcoming season but I do believe they’ll play with heart and give it everything they got. At the end of the day, don’t expect the Jets to tank just to land the No. 1 overall pick in next year’s draft. It doesn’t matter what quarterbacks will be available, it’s about taking the regular season one week at a time and having everyone on the same page.
This is something that fans think is going to happen but won’t. Yes, the Jets have a lot of question marks on the team but they’ll win a few games. Ultimately, I predict them to win three, maybe five games tops but as always, who knows what will really transpire this upcoming season. Just don’t expect them to completely tank because there are too many coaches and players that won’t allow it to happen.