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Coffee with the Jets: An honest look at final 2017 record

By Luis Tirado Jr.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 01: Head coach Todd Bowles of the New York Jets watches from the sideline during the first quarter of their game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on January 1, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 01: Head coach Todd Bowles of the New York Jets watches from the sideline during the first quarter of their game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on January 1, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Getty Images)
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A loyal reader asks for an honest opinion on the final record of the New York Jets once this upcoming season is in the books. Time to discuss over a cup of coffee.

August is here and I have to admit, summer sure is flying on by. Preseason action is finally upon the football world as it’s only a matter of weeks before the regular season is here. Of course, it’ll be another interesting year for the New York Jets since things aren’t looking all that great due to various factors.

Right off the bat, the Jets have a huge question mark at quarterback, running back, and even more so at wide receiver. Quincy Enunwa injured his head/neck in the Green & White scrimmage game and well, the quality of players behind him in the positional group don’t exactly intimidate defenses.

Speaking of which, the Jets defense will have a plethora of young faces looking to make an impact but the truth of the matter is, there will be growing pains until everything comes together. For those of you that don’t know, my Coffee with the Jets series is an open forum to all my loyal readers on Twitter to ask me anything they’d like. I answer them right here on The Jet Press over a hot cup of coffee.

This time around, Robin asks the following:

Honest opinion- what do you see our record being?

— Robin Robbie (@DrMamaRobbie) August 4, 2017

Thanks for your question, Robin! In my opinion, I see the Jets ending 2017 with five wins, possibly even fewer. With a tough schedule, no established franchise quarterback, and a defense that looks great on paper but will more than likely fail to meet expectations, this will be another long season.

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There will, however, be some bright spots here and there, especially the development of all the younger players on the team.

Keep an eye on the 2017 NFL Draft class as players like Jamal Adams, Marcus Maye, and even Elijah McGuire are all key players that should show glimpses of brilliance.

Coaching is another big reason why I have the Jets once again going 5-11 or worse only because a lot of it comes down to Todd Bowles.

Will he pull the plug on a struggling quarterback sooner than later, unlike last season? Can he do a better job at game management and making the right decisions during key moments of a football game? Will Bowles hold his players accountable on and off the field throughout the season?

Only time will tell but I just don’t see him changing his ways overnight. Unfortunately, this will be another classic season of the “same old Jets” in the grand scheme of things. Don’t get your hopes up as the Jets will more than likely be dead last in the AFC East for the second straight season in a row.

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