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Why Will the Jets be a Target?

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July 28, 2012; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) looks on during training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-US PRESSWIRE
July 28, 2012; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) looks on during training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-US PRESSWIRE

I have been hearing for a while now that all the coverage the Jets are getting will make them a big target once the season comes around. I have a good question, why? This was maybe true when we were coming out of 2 AFC Championships, and guaranteeing everything under the sun. What I don't understand is how anything that has happened in the last year or so would warrant extra attention.

Even our former right tackle, Damien Woody, is getting in on the "bulls-eye" talk.

I wonder w/ the exposure the Jets are getting, will they get the proverbial 'bullseye' from teams #nyj

Did anyone say the Saints were going to have a bulls-eye on their back after all the coverage they got for "Bountygate?" No! This is because it was negative coverage. Why would anyone want to target them for getting negative coverage? Of course, teams might want to target them for the bounties themselves, but not for the coverage.

This is a run down of all the horrible things that have happened to this team. After a lot of hype, we go 8-8, and miss the playoffs for the 1st time in the Rex era. We go into the offseason with our locker room in "disarray." The Jets then make the most controversial trade for a long time, and everyone in the football world laughed at us. Every five seconds, some "pundit" on ESPN or NFL Network is saying we have a QB controversy, and are doomed to fail. Every time a a Jets player says anything, there is a negative spin on it. Where on this laundry list of negativity is there something worth giving us a "bulls-eye?"