2011 NFL Season: The New York Jets Are the NFL

Aidan MackieSenior Analyst ISeptember 5, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 08:  Head coach Rex Ryan and Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets talk on the field during warm ups against the Indianapolis Colts during their 2011 AFC wild card playoff game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 8, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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The New York Jets are the most talked about team in football, and have been since Rex Ryan's arrival in 2009. Radio stations, newspapers and sports shows across the country can not get enough of Gang Green. The team's brash and arrogant behavior is often backed up by their strong and dominant play, but many have claimed that the Jets have been lucky the past few seasons.

In a recent article, the writer claimed that the Jets have severe problem areas on their roster, as well as a shortage of talent. This statement is ridiculous, as New York possesses the best cornerback duo in the NFL in Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie, a feared linebacking corps in David Harris, Bart Scott and Calvin Pace, an explosive receiving corps in Santonio Holmes, Plaxico Burress and Dustin Keller, and a powerful offensive line, led by perennial Pro Bowlers D'Brickshaw Fergunson and Nick Mangold.

Gang Green boasts one of the most dynamic and talented rosters in football, and there is no denying it. The Jets have been two quarters away from the Super Bowl in consecutive seasons, while posting a 20-12 regular season record in two seasons under Rex Ryan.

Many believe that Mark Sanchez is a cause for concern, but these doubters fail to recognize Sanchez's outstanding poise in clutch situations. In six playoff games, the USC product has completed over 60 percent of his passes and has thrown nine touchdowns, compared to just three interceptions.

The national media's coverage of the Jets has been overblown, and the negative views of Gang Green is extensive. Many claim Rex Ryan and co. to be overrated, while completely overlooking two straight AFC Championship appearances. Fans and experts have turned the Jets into the Yankees of football, as they outrageously claim that the franchise is overrated, despite their terrific performance on the field.

New York has one of the most complete teams in football, and they are practically a lock for the postseason, despite the ongoing criticism. Let me leave you with this: The New York Jets are one of the best teams in football, and they will be for a while. If you do not like the Jets, then do not watch ESPN in January, as the Jets will be dominating their postseason coverage for the next five years.