I don’t mean to sound like the Grim Reaper, but out of respect and personal admiration for Rex Ryan, Jets fans need to temper the optimism that has gone out of control. We live in a fast food environment. I get the sense that Jets fans are being blinded by the unusual success of last year’s rookie QBs Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco.
Based on these two examples, I also know that anything is possible and there are nice pieces in place but here’s the case working against the notion of immediate success.
Exhibit I: The Jets are likely to start a rookie QB who only has 16 collegiate starts under his belt. I believe in time, Sanchez will be a good player in this league.
Exhibit II: Offensively you have Pro Bowl RB Thomas Jones and the electrifying Leon Washington. However, teams will stack the line of scrimmage and dare Sanchez or Kellen Clemens to throw to … who exactly?
Exhibit III: Making the switch to the Ravens’ style of organized chaos will not be overnight. Add the four-game suspension of LB Calvin Pace and the “D” could be off to a slow start.
Exhibit IV: LB Bart Scott is a talented football player but does he have the incredibly high football IQ of Ray Lewis? Scott gives a great soundbite but can he communicate on the fly and change the “D” as Sugar Ray has done so successfully over his Hall of Fame career?
What say you?
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