In this edition of Coffee with the New York Jets, the NFL Power Rankings are out as Gang Green is towards the bottom, five players to build upon for the future, and why Todd Bowles will more than likely be back in 2018.
The sting of Sunday’s loss to the New Orleans Saints is slowly going away as the New York Jets shift over to prepare for their final home game of the season. The Los Angeles Chargers will be coming to MetLife Stadium for a great Sunday of football on Christmas Eve.
It’s hard to say if the Jets can beat the Chargers to give a nice gift to fans that are actually in attendance but at the end of the day, they’ll continue to play competitively and do whatever it takes to leave this game victorious.
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NFL power rankings 2017, Week 16: Jets are (mostly) number 25 by John B (Gang Green Nation)
Nobody would have thought twice had the Jets laid down against the Saints, especially with Bryce Petty at quarterback. Instead, they were in the game most of the time. A late touchdown by Mark Ingram made the final score 31-19, but the game was a lot close throughout. That matters, especially when you realize that the players are still playing very hard for coach Todd Bowles.
The Jets are obviously towards the bottom of the majority of NFL Power Rankings across the internet but at the end of the day, have overachieved this season. They’re not good enough just yet to be a top-ten team but that’s the goal over the next few years. While some players have developed nicely, the Jets still need a lot of pieces to field a contender. Next offseason should be a big one for the Jets as they’ll have a lot of money to spend and a hungry team that’s young and ready to make some serious noise.
Five players to build upon for the future by Alan Schechter (Empire Writes Back)
He is becoming the player that really can start in the middle of this defense, along with Darron Lee, from now into the near future. Coming home again can work once in a while. Who knew?
The player that’s being referred to here is linebacker Demario Davis who is having one heck of a season with the Jets. He’s turning into a high-quality player that is worth keeping around for the future as it’s great to see him also developing into a leader on defense. This will undoubtedly help all the younger players around him since Davis is going to be a key part of defense over the next few years.
Jets boxed themselves into impossible corner with Todd Bowles by Mark Cannizzaro (New York Post)
This: The fact that Jets owner Woody Johnson boxed himself into a corner on Bowles’ future when he told reporters before this season that the coach would not be evaluated on wins and losses.
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The truth of the matter is, the football world labeled the Jets as the worst team in the NFL before the season even began. In essence, it gave the locker room a plethora of bulletin board material to be motivated to surpass these low expectations. The Jets have won five games so far this season and that in itself is a victory. There were a lot of highs and quite a few lows, but that is what the offseason is for to assess everything and continue to build a winner from the ground up. Bowles deserves to be back to continue leading this team since they are just a few pieces away from everything coming together and thanks to him, a ton of players have progressed nicely. Once they bolster their offensive line, add a few pass rushers, more offensive weapons, and of course, get a definitive answer at quarterback, they’ll be ready to make a serious push towards the playoffs. Until then, all one can do is be patient and trust the process.