September 16, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan looks on from the sidelines against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the third quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE
I'm still technically on leave from the site for the next few weeks so I'll let our capable writers here handle the official recap. I still would like to give you a quick take on where the Jets stand right now.
You are probably extremely frustrated. You saw fatal flaws with this team today. You can't understand what happened to the great team we saw last week. Guess what. The fans of 17 other teams feel that way with their teams at 1-1. By the end of the weekend, that number will be 19. That's over half the league. Every other team in the AFC East is feeling that way.
That's the nature of the NFL. Some weeks you look great. Others you look lousy. It's way too early to have a feel for what kind of season this is going to be. I saw a lot of people go way overboard after one good game last week against the Bills thinking this team is a juggernaut based on a short span of great football. Now some might go overboard in the other direction after today's loss. The truth is this Jets team is probably neither as good as it looked last week nor as bad as it did today.
It's a long season. If you want to say you are concerned by some things you have seen, and the Jets need to correct them, I will agree with you. But there is time to fix what is wrong, and there are still some good things we can take from the first two weeks.