Things were supposed to be a little easier than this, the inevitable gift to long-waiting Jets fans of a home playoff game was supposed to be wrapped up and under the Christmas tree by now.
At the very least, the Jets were not supposed to be yet again waiting anxiously for the third straight year to see if they can somehow sneak into the postseason with the right combination of other teams’ wins and losses.
Yet here we are, hoping the Rex and Company can win out, with the final three games being against three ominously uneasy opponents. When all of the endless opinions as to why the Jets season has progressed the way it has are calculated, the one and only true explanation is the one that all football teams of any level fail to reach expectations: The players who needed to perform just did not show up.
Here are five Jets who have yet to reach the level of production asked of them as a member of Gang Green.