I feel like this is a good time to take a step back and look at the big picture. Yesterday's game was frustrating to be sure. A number of players failed to execute consistently. It was not the kind of effort anybody likes to see against a winless opponent. It was a bad game. Everybody has a right to be upset.
With that in mind, let me remind you of a few things. The Jets are 2-1. They are also undefeated in the conference. That is good after three games. If the Jets beat the Dolphins next week, they will head into their bye 3-1. That would be an excellent start to the season.
I saw a number of people say yesterday that you find out more about a team after a loss than a win. I think there is a lot of truth to that. There are things from yesterday that need to be corrected. If the team does not correct them next week or in the future, then we can get worried.
I know people don't want to hear this, but I will say it anyway. It isn't realistic to expect a full sixteen game season to go by without some games where the team simply does not play well. For me, a performance like that is a little easier to accept when the team is coming off a short week of preparation and sitting out two of its four best offensive players to get them healthy for the future than when the team is coming off a bye.
There is a fine line. It was a performance worthy of being upset over. Still, in the big picture, the Jets are off to a good start and for the first time in years seem to have a team with potential. I hope when the immediate sting of the loss wears off, some of the panic we have seen will subside. I have seen a few overreactions, and we have gotten a healthy portion of the old NFL fan go-to move, demanding a quarterback change the instant the starter struggles.
Relax. It was one game. As Todd Bowles might say, you can't get too high after the wins or too low after the losses.