When the Jets were 5-4 and had the NFL world marveling at their resilience after beating the Saints, coach Rex Ryan had to avoid one word the rest of the way to stifle the calls for his job: regression.
We New York fans love our teams through thick and thin, and there are actually a few things that give us hope for a better 2014.
Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd seems to be out of answers after going with the end of his bench for much of the fourth quarter in Sunday’s loss.
Garnett was supposed to help change the Nets’ notoriously soft culture. It’s hard to do that five minutes at a time.
We have to understand that there’s still a long six weeks to go in this season. So I implore you–let’s wait until it all plays out before we make any more definitive judgments.
Jason Kidd has options. Now is the time to start using them instead of doing nothing and allowing this early derailment to cause a full-blown train wreck.
Unfortunately for Jason Kidd, he is under a finely-tuned microscope given his owner’s grand expectations.
It sounds blasphemous, considering all that Lopez brings to the table, but it might behoove Kidd to make Lopez the odd man out in certain games where his defensive liabilities exceed his offensive assets.
What makes sports so fascinating to watch? You can’t know for certain what will transpire.
The Nets talked big in advance of last night’s home opener versus the Heat, with several players unafraid to go on the record.
This year’s Nets team has the potential to be off the charts, with far superior depth to support a starting five that has accumulated 35 All Star appearances
This is not, nor was it expected to be, a playoff team. For those who cling to the belief that the Jets defense is worthy enough to keep them competitive in every game, think again.
I’m begging the Nets to make sure this issue is fixed this time before putting Williams out on the floor. And a little honesty wouldn’t hurt, either.
Now, everyone will be talking about the curious call in overtime that secured New York’s win over New England. But that doesn’t even happen without Ryan’s halftime adjustments.
As for Kidd’s Nets, the culture change is a work in progress. The talent is oozing from every corner of the roster, but team chemistry often doesn’t sync overnight, especially with so many new components.