Coffee with the Jets: Will they even win a football game in 2017?
A loyal reader asks if the New York Jets will even win a football game this upcoming season. Let’s discuss over an iced cup of coffee.
Yeah, I know. It’s Monday afternoon and for many, the start of yet another new week. For fans of the New York Jets, it’s a new week that hopefully doesn’t mean another veteran gets cut out of nowhere like last week. Some agree with the moves and others don’t but either way here’s to hoping it all works out for the long-term success of the franchise.
Tomorrow is the start of mandatory minicamp as the Jets will continue to prepare for the long season ahead. 2017 will be filled with a lot of question marks and while many have already written off the team from doing anything good this season, there will be some bright spots here and there.
In case you didn’t know, I love talking football over coffee. As of late, I’ve asked my loyal readers via Twitter to submit questions to ask me that I answer right here on The Jet Press. This edition has a question from King Louis IIV, here’s what he asked:
Will We Win A Game This Season?
— King Louis IIV (@PEPLUVCAKE) June 8, 2017
Thank you for your question, as yes, the Jets will at least win one football game this upcoming season. The Jets have a brutal schedule, a plethora of younger faces that will be getting their first starts during the regular season, and no real answer at quarterback, but don’t expect this team to be 0-16 at season’s end.
Head coach Todd Bowles will ensure that these players are help accountable and create a culture around it and execution. Don’t expect this team to just lay down and allow opponents to run wild over them.
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This team does have talented players on the roster and even though many will be developing throughout the regular season, there will be some solid player progression and highlights that will make this season somewhat tolerable.
Realistically, the Jets will more than likely fall in the gap of another five wins or fewer kind of year. They’re not all that better from last season but might get lucky and have some of their younger players develop quicker than expected.
To have a team go 0-16 means a complete lack of leadership, urgency, and execution. The Jets are rebuilding in 2017 and will ensure they’re competitive to the best of their ability. This team won’t be a playoff contender but expect them to give it their all and actually win a handful of football games.