New York Jets Fans, Time for an Attitude Adjustment!
The sky seems to be falling around the Jets in recent days. The Darrelle Revis situation is yet to be resolved and news come out that the team's leading pass-rusher will, for the second consecutive season, miss time at the beginning of the year—this time for approximately five weeks.
Mark Sanchez has been erratic to say the least for the better part of training camp. Annointed backup Mark Brunnell has been even worse. Another complaint is that Kellen Clemens is being treated unfairly because he is relegated to No. 3 and been asked to restructure his contract.
There is always drama in Jet-land.
You see, Jets fans are always waiting for the other shoe to drop. Most of them believe that Revis will never get signed and that the defense will take a major hit without Pace. Jason Taylor is done. Nick Folk has missed a big kick already, and Rex Ryan is too boisterous. Oh, and don't forget, Vernon Gholston is a bust.
While the NFL season is just 16 games long, it is still a marathon. You cannot overreact in August. Players get hurt, they go through rough spots, and you need quality depth and timely good play to put a good season together.
The injury to Pace is a blow to the defense. However, Jason Taylor is ready to fill the shoes. He will simply need to be involved in more snaps. The opportunity also opens the door for Gholston. It will be interesting to see how he reacts the first few weeks of the season.
Revis and the Jets appear to be talking, according to AOL Fanhouse, but if a deal isn't done, it is an opportunity for Kyle Wilson to show what he can do.
Nick Folk is the kicker for now. His powerful leg will be a major asset on kickoffs and maybe he can re-kindle his Pro Bowl ability.
Sanchez has indeed struggled, but he is a young quarterback and can learn from these mistakes while the games don't count.
The point of all of this is that instead of worrying and always thinking the worst, look for the opportunities each obstacle presents. No team has ever cake-walked through a season and won the championship.
If this is truly a team that is championship caliber, they will be able to handle this early season adversity. If they needed everything to break perfectly this season, then a Super Bowl probably was not in the cards for 2010.
Come on Jets fans, new attitude!
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