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Loyalty is everything during rebuilding process

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Sep 13, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; A New York Jets fans cheers during the second half against the Cleveland Browns at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 13, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; A New York Jets fans cheers during the second half against the Cleveland Browns at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports /
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The New York Jets will be terrible this upcoming season. For fans, loyalty is everything as they wisely rebuild towards a better future.

0-16. 2-14. 5-11. These are some of the final season records that fans of the New York Jets are throwing out to the masses due to how bad this team will be. For me personally, I predict the Jets will more than likely win five games or fewer this upcoming season.

It’s no secret the Jets are rebuilding through the NFL Draft, keeping younger talent over aging veterans, and building a culture around execution. All of this remains to be seen if it’ll work since it’s still in the very early stages of a true rebuild. The Jets made shocking veteran cuts all offseason long and for the most part, had a successful 2017 NFL Draft class. The only thing is, fans aren’t thrilled to see the Jets have another losing season.

Whether you’ve been a fan of the Jets since the days of Joe Namath or miss that stellar Rex Ryan-led defense, loyalty is everything in the grand scheme of things. The Jets are in for a rough stretch in 2017 but that doesn’t mean they’re just going to lay down and let opponents run wild all over them.

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The Jets will have some bright spots to look forward to, despite what the majority of fans will tell you.

Whether it’s the new safety combo of Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye being ready to start opposite of each other or the possibility of seeing what Christian Hackenberg can finally do, the Jets will give fans something to at least tune in to watch.

Player development is key this season and with all the new faces in the starting lineup, some will step up and deliver above expectations.

This isn’t the time to question your allegiance or switch teams, but rather, embrace that change is coming for the better. It’s just at the expensive of what could be another tough year with little to show for.

Rome wasn’t built in a day and the top NFL franchises that consistently make it to the NFL Playoffs have a blueprint the Jets are following. They know they needed to purge their roster and focus on youth, development, and coaching talent from the ground up. It’s all about having a solid draft class, add free agent acquisitions that make sense, and have quality coaching in every aspect of the team.

Fans of the Jets are brutally loyal to their team and despite some bad decisions by the franchise, general manager Mike Maccagnan is doing what needs to get done for the future. Last season was abysmal and a complete rebuild needed to happen in order for the franchise to at least have the right foundation set for a playoff run in two to three years.

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Yes, this season won’t be pretty and the term “Same old Jets” will be running wild all season long but for the greater picture, everything is going to be fine. Stay loyal to this team when they do well and especially when they do bad. Fans can’t just give up when things get rough, but rather, understand and continue being patient since, for the first time in decades, a general manager of the Jets is doing things the right way. It’ll take time but will very well be worth it when the Jets finally build a competitive roster capable of ending their playoff drought. It’s not a matter of if but when.

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