EAST RUTHERFORD NJ - AUGUST 16: A New York Jets fan screams during the Jets' game against the New York Giants at New Meadowlands Stadium on August 16 2010 in East Rutherford New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
One of the greatest things about having a network where all teams are represented is that we get to come together and discuss each team and always be guaranteed a passionate opinion. Earlier this week the lead bloggers for all 32 NFL teams got together to put forward their pre-season ranking and offer an opinion on their team.
The average position for where the teams were ranked were calculated and the results published.
No great surprise that the Green Bay Packers topped the SB Nation power ranking receiving 21 of the 32 first placed votes (One of those came from yours truly) The Jets came in at a solid if unspectacular number 19 and I had this to say to the NFL community about the Jets in 2012-2013:
The Jets are going back to what they do best. Ground and Pound with solid defense. A lot will rest on Mark Sanchez's shoulders and the ability for the team to maintain chemistry. The Jets have improved the defense with the addition of Coples and Davis, who in my opinion will be playing half of Bart Scott's snaps by the end of the year. The addition of Landry and Bell to the secondary will give the Jets what they need.
On offense, it's a big contract year for Greene and Keller. Will Tim Tebow bring some dynamism to the team or will he be a distraction? Stephen Hill is an excellent pick-up who can stretch the field and create room underneath for Holmes and Keller. Wayne Hunter is a worry, but he is 'OK' in run blocking, if we can go back to ground and pound and the defense is as good as we expect. I fully expect us to be back in the post-season after a one year hiatus.
As far as the other AFC East teams are concerned, the Patriots held a familiar position of #2 on the ranking, the Bills surprisingly came in above the Jets at #17 and the Dolphins bottomed out at #27.