Posted by JintsFan
Very true. If they were winning these games against top-flight teams, I'd have some respect for them. The thing is, they're barely coming through on teams that they probably won't see in January.
Personally, I think a lot of it has to do with the play of Mark Sanchez. He's just not mentally tough. Get pressure on him early, and it throws his game off. There was a period of time today where the Browns got good pressure on him several times, and it took him quite a while to regain his confidence. If you notice, when Sanchez plays well, the team as a whole look almost unbeatable. When he doesn't it gets ugly.
Another thing I noticed is that the Jets defense isn't nearly as intimidating as it was last year. They're tough, no doubt, but certainlly solveable.
We'll see the Jets in the playoffs, but I don't think they have what it takes to knock down the top teams like the Steelers, Giants, Colts, Saints (I won't say the Pats are a sho-in to beat the Jets yet for two reasons: 1) They beat us earlier in the season, so that gives some credence to the idea that the Jets could beat us in a rematch. 2). The Pats offense seems a bit out-of-sorts lately. If they beat the Steelers, that changes everything).