Teams like the Patriots or 49ers just look leagues ahead of the Jets talent-wise, and if Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers are sitting home, what makes anyone think the Jets can find a quarterback next year capable of making a playoff run?
However, watching the playoffs should not be a depressing task for Jets fans.
In addition to rooting for the failure of enemies like Tom Brady and Manning, fans could take note of what makes a successful NFL playoff team in today's game.
It's obvious watching the playoff teams that the Jets need to completely overhaul their offense and need to find more playmakers on defense; however, all hope is not lost.
The Jets have a good core of stars, have a coach who has had playoff success and have a draft pick high enough to find players to make an immediate impact.
Although the Jets have been busy searching for a new general manager and for new candidates to fill the coaching staff, it would be smart if they observed the teams playing in the NFL playoffs in 2013 very closely.
This slideshow examines the lessons the Jets should have learned after the first two rounds.
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