Last night the Jets were officially eliminated from Playoff contention by Baltimore's win. This is the third straight year there will be no postseason for our favorite football team.
The last time that happened was a stretch from 1992 to 1997, the Same Old Jets teams. That stretch spanned four head coaches, Bruce Coslet, Pete Carroll, Rich Kotite, and Bill Parcells. It probably to some extent is a credit to the moderate level of success this organization has attained since the Parcells years. It also is a reminder of just how rough these last few years have been. Three years ago many Jets fans and NFL fans thought we were looking at a perennial contender as the team was on a second consecutive deep postseason run.
Here's hoping John Idzik, Woody Johnson, and whoever is on next year's coaching staff can get this turned around. The task is large, but there will be plenty of resources in cap space and Draft picks to build a new team.
Here's to better days ahead.