The New York Jets are on Monday Night Football tonight, September 22, 2014. It will mark the end of Week 3 of the 2014 NFL Season.
Here’s 5 reasons you should cheer for the New York Jets:
1. They’re from New York, America’s most famous city and financial capitol of the world.
Sorry Los Angeles and London. You should try to cheer for at least one of the teams from America’s largest city.
2. Rex Ryan
He survived a franchise quarterback mistake although his General Manager, Mike Tannebaum was not so lucky, replaced by John Idzik … Idzik previously worked for the Seahawks, Cardinals, and Buccaneers (he has a ring from their 2002 Championship). He took over the Jets GM job before the 2013 season.
Mark Sanchez wasn’t the answer for the franchise and they spent a second round draft choice on Geno Smith and signed Michael Vick as insurance. It’s the best a regime can do when their franchise quarterback does not work out. Normally in the NFL, this means the head coach didn’t work out either. Rex Ryan survived this because he’s a good coach and last season, they over achieved. Do you think Sheldon Richardson was a good pick in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft? This was their second pick of the first round this season, the pick they acquired from Tampa for Darrelle Revis.
And, he looks good. He’s lost a lot of weight and is living a healthier life style.
3. Michael Vick, Chris Johnson, and Eric Decker
They’re new additions to the Jets this season. Vick ran a dog fighting ring … served his time and paid his penalty … Chris Johnson once rushed for 2,000 yards but now he rushed for 2.8YPC. Eric Decker thrived because of Manning. These veterans have something to prove and with Ryan at the helm, they are going to give their all.
4. Aren’t we tired of New England winning the AFC East?
Since 2002, New England has won the division 11 times including the last 5 years straight. I love Tom Brady and Bill Belichick just as much as the next guy but maybe it’s time for a change.
5. Defense wins championships
Seattle showed the way in the new NFL. If Ryan can get his secondary healthy, we may be talking about the Jets as a playoff team.