Who are the New York Jets?

Over the past 5 or so years I have found myself watching less and less of New York Jets football.  One reason is because of my interest in fantasy football but also the Jets higher ups did not ‘tickle my fanny’.  Wow that sounds a little creepy.  Mike Tannebaum was terrible for all the years he was general manager and John Idzik never had a shot with Rex Ryan as head coach but now I think the Jets are onto to something with Todd Bowles and Mike Maccagnan at the helm.  We are also seeing much less of Woody Johnson which in my mind is a good sign because it is usually hit or miss when owners get involved in the day to day aspects of their teams.  Couple of examples of good and bad are Daniel Snyder and the Washington Redskins, Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks, George Steinbrenner and the New York Yankees, Robert Kraft and the New England Patriots, Arthur Blank and the Atlanta Falcons, Jerry Buss and the Los Angeles Lakers, Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys, Mikhail Prokhorov and the Brooklyn Nets, James Dolan and the New York Knicks and Rangers, I could go on but I will spare you the boredom. But the point I’m trying to get at is that the Jets finally look like a playoff worthy football team.  Adding all-pro’s Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, Darrelle Revis, and Antonio Cromartie has proved to be worth the price through the first two weeks.  But more than the fact that they are all-pros is their image in the public sphere.  Marshall and Cromartie both started their careers with some issues off the field and since then have been able to turn their image around.  Decker and Revis have been true professionals since setting foot in the league and continue to uphold their image as some of the most respected athletes on the planet.  Being a pro athlete in New York you are expected to be perfect both on the field and off and this core group of players the Jets have leading their team have dealt with adversity in the past and have come together in New York to prove to the world that they are for real, or see it seems SO FAR.  If they can keep this up the back pages of the tabloids with be covered in green and the pressure and spotlight will be on them.  The question I have is can they keep winning?  If they can keep winning I think they will have no problem handling the pressure and spotlight.  Todd Bowles is calm, cool, and collected and he has shown so far that he can handle the New York media.  Handling the media well as a coach goes a long way with your players and you can see that it is starting to reflect in the Jets play on and off the field.

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