Last night I was getting ripped apart on my Twitter account for giving the Jets so much heat after the game. People were telling me to "jump off the bandwagon", "you're not a real fan", "you're pathetic", bla bla bla, etc. I for one, was extremely frustrated and pissed off during and after last nights game as I'm sure most of you were and I let the Jets have it in my profanity filled tirade tweets (not that any of the Jets actually follow me). But for a guy who spends more time blogging the Jets then on his college studies (pro-bono I might add), I felt like I deserved more then that performance last night. I felt like any Jets fan who drove to Foxborough to watch the game deserved more then that. And any Jets fan that has stuck by this team for as many years as you each have deserved better then last nights 43290 point blowout.
But after I cooled down a little bit, I realized it wasn't the end of the world. Yes, last nights game probably ended our chance at home field advantage and a first round bye, but we'll be okay. The Jets will still make the playoffs. And perhaps playing in the Wild Card Round is a blessing in disguise as the Jets are 9-0 this year with standard/shorter weeks rest, while they are an abysmal 0-3 with a bye/extended weeks rest.
But here lies the question, should we still be optimistic after last nights beat down? And the answer: I honestly don't know. I'm as big of a Jets homer as there is, but last night was miserable. If the Jets come out on Sunday and give it to the Dolphins and show some resilience, then yes we should be optimistic. If we lose, then I'll probably flip out and go on a similar twitter rant and blog my frustrations away. But until this Sunday, let's maintain our cautious optimism..