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D'Brickashaw Ferguson on the Pain of Missing Out

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Jets tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson penned a piece for Sports Illustrated on the pain of missing the Playoffs by a hair.

I decided I’d had enough after wild-card weekend. At that point, I wasn’t concerned with who won or lost the second round of the playoffs, so it didn’t really do much for me hearing that Pittsburgh lost or that Seattle, though amassing a respectable second-half comeback, fell short to Carolina. However, I was irritated when I heard that the New England Patriots won their contest against the Chiefs. I didn’t even attempt to watch their game, as I was indifferent to the outcome. Or so I thought. As soon as I turned on the television and flipped through the channels, I briefly saw Rob Gronkowski talking with the reporter after the game and I said to myself  "of course they won," shaking my head in frustration.

All we can do now is wait our turn. Next season can't come soon enough.

All the Jets can do is wait indeed. Sometimes the a painful premature end to a season can be a catalyst for a team to do greater things. Will it be that way with the Jets?