Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow and most of the Jets starters didn’t play in this battle between backups and guys fighting for roster spots.
Welcome to “Backup Bowl 2012,” a matchup between an unreasonable facsimile of the Jets and an expected unreasonable facsimile of the Eagles.
Josh Brown hinted as much to his Twitter followers on Monday. “Best of luck to the 2012 Jets… Thanks for one of the most memorable camps in 10 yrs,” he tweeted. “GREAT GROUP OF GUYS!!”
The Jets lost 17-12 to the Panthers on Sunday night and are still without a preseason touchdown.
They’ve trained together, kicked a ton of footballs together and shared tips. Now, they’re in training camp with the New York Jets — and after the same gig.
With the Jets, I have to deal with schizophrenia. Keep expectations low. Don’t invest your passion this year. It has never been as easy as it sounds.
Getting back to Cortland could not have come at a better time for the Jets. They are trying to turn the page on the locker room turmoil of a year ago as they look to regain the chemistry and the magic that they had during the first two years of the Rex Ryan era.
Folk is returning for a third year with the Jets. “Glad to be back,” he tweeted Wednesday.
Mark Sanchez has built his own reputation for comebacks — but he couldn’t engineer another Thursday night.
Here’s a guarantee that I feel pretty good about: The Jets will not be AFC East Champions. There will be no changing of the guard. For the Jets to make the playoffs, they will have to go through their familiar route of getting a wild card spot.
If the “x” gets put next to “Jets” in the AFC standings come January, it will be because of some soul searching that was done at halftime of Sunday’s 27-21 win over the Chargers at MetLife Stadium.
After New York’s emotional comeback win Sunday night, a lot of people are bringing up the “L-word.” How do the Jets avoid a letdown?
The Jets’ thrilling comeback over the Cowboys in their 2011 season opener may be the strongest proof yet that they’re ready for a Super Bowl run.
Rex Ryan raised his arms and yelled as loud as he could. Then he shouted some more and smiled on the Jets sideline. This one was for New York.
Rex Ryan says kicker Nick Folk and punter T.J. Conley have won their respective training camp competitions and made the Jets’ roster.