Re: NY JETS GET OUT OF CAP JAIL FREE CARD
posted at 3/2/2011 12:20 PM EST
Also, keep in mind, the last 2 years as the Jets went 9-7 and 11-5, rocking the NFL world as they ascend into a dynasty, they were the healthiest team in the NFL in terms of man games lost.
So, that little known fact is another reason the Jets appeared better than they really are.
They dodged a ton of bullets in the health dept. This does not reflect their depth charts for that very reason.
But, closer inspection shows you they have too much money allocated in the wrong areas.
So, if you start adding up the math here a little, the chances of them going back to the AFC Title game and winning it, not only are falling by the day, it's incredibly unlikely NY will catch all the breaks they caught the last 2 years.
Add that in to the FA hell they are in right now, no 2nd rd draft pick, picking at the back end of the draft, Revis's situation next offseason along with David Harris's possible FA after 2011, and you are looking at a floundering organization who lost a gamble.
Jets fans are in denial and have been. If they had won the SB last year like they knew they had to in order to justify their approach.
Deep down, the owner, GM, coaching staff and players know this.
Their fans? Not so much, apparently.
It's very similar to what happened to Carolina when they started losing on their returns with the Jake Delhomme contract, not dealing Peppers for something knowing they coudn't pay him, overpaying other players who aren't as good as advertised, etc.
I agree the cap structure won't stray much from what it was last time in 2009, and you can almost bet the rate hikes will be more favorable to the owners this time around.
The players won the deal last time, I doubt they win it this time.
New Jets motto:
"Stupid is as stupid does"