The New York Jets. The step-child to the New York Giants, are now having their own problems with players that think they're worth more money. The Jets were decent last year, they had a better record than my Giants, but when any team plays the weaker schedule, winning ten games isn't that big of a deal. The Saints made the playoffs playing the weak schedule in a horrible NFC. What is it about athletes that they think after ONE good year they are all-stars. Wait another year to prove yourself then start demanding higher pay. The Jets will have a harder schedule, playing teams that have a proven track record to be winners. First two games could prove to be murderous, N. England and Baltimore, way more impressive than last years two starting games, Tennessee and Buffalo. The two divisions that the Jets have to play, the NFC East and AFC East, aren't exactly easy, the Steelers are poised with Rothlisberger, Ravens should have done better in the playoffs, and Cinnci could bust out with their talent and as long as Johnny-law doesn't take too many players. As far as the NFC East, the Cowboys are decent, Eagles are always strong and my Giants aren't pushovers. Proof of the Jets weak schedule is in the books -- wins over Detroit, Tennessee, Houston, Oakland, and Green Bay? Not exactly contenders. And losses to Cleveland, getting blown out by Jacksonville, and a squeak out win to a not too strong Bears? Also not impressive.
This team is on the verge of imploding, like always, and all their "stars" will be asking why. In a weak division, with New England being the only dominant force, the Jets should have an easy time making second place again, but not making it to the playoffs. There are better teams in the AFC this year and the Jets won't have another chance to be dropped out of the First Round like last year. My prediction? The Giants will have a better record to take the battle for New York, and the Jets will be hurting after having to actually play teams with talent.