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It gets worse before it gets better when rebuilding

JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 30: Blake Bortles #5 of the Jacksonville Jaguars drops back against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half at TIAA Bank Field on September 30, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 30: Blake Bortles #5 of the Jacksonville Jaguars drops back against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half at TIAA Bank Field on September 30, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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New York Jets fans need to remember that during the final stages of this rebuild, it gets worse before it gets better.

The New York Jets may have had a great first game against the quite underrated Detroit Lions, however, that obviously was one game that did not show just how long, grueling, upsetting, and stressful a whole season can be.

Jets fans, for the most part, are used to disappointing results year in and out and tend to believe that with one win they are a playoff-contending team. It’s quite easy to get excited and get your hopes up but that only means the disappointment is going to be knocking on the door in just some time.

While many have their own personal views thoughts and expectations of quarterback Sam Darnold, it’s easy to say that he knows he has some adjustments to make regarding his in-game decisions. It’s a growth process that the fans will probably never be satisfied at any rate that he may go at so he should focus on controlling what he can control.

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While he isn’t horrible, it’s clear that he’s young and has shown flashes of talent that made many Jets fans get too hopeful and that’s where they are wrong. Never set your expectations this high and especially so early in the season. Remember, it’s only been four games so far in the year.

Regardless of how good Darnold performed in that game against Matthew Stafford, it’s still a long, cruel, and cold season. One game will never define the season but at the end of the day, there is still a lot of football games left to be played.

The 2018 season will likely be a disappointing one when it comes to the final record but when it comes to rebuilding the right way, patience is key. As always, it takes time and fans understanding that the growing pains now are meant for a brighter and more consistent future.

This year is all about growth and seeing what are the missing pieces needed for the future. Obviously, the Jets need some serious help when it comes to their offense, particularly the offensive line, adding more playmakers, and having a playbook catered to Darnold’s strengths.

For now, it’s all about seeing what Darnold can and can’t handle. It’s all about seeing which players prove their worth in order to be kept for the future. It’s truly about being patient and trusting the process.

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It gets worse before it gets better, but as always, time heals all. Don’t worry Jets fans, there is a light at the end of the tunnel as the frustrations and anger of this season will be worth it when everything comes together and a competitive team is on the field week in, week out.

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