This is called overreaction week in the NFL. People assume what happens in Week 1 will automatically happen for the rest of the season. Let's take a look at some of the things people might be saying after Week 1 for the Jets.
Darrelle Revis is washed up: Overreaction
Yes, it is a terrible start to the season for Revis. There is no way around it. With that said, this was the cornerback who allowed the lowest percentages of passes in the league last year to be completed against him. Can we see him play more than one game before we start writing the obituary for his career?
Revis Island is over: Not an Overreaction
A.J. Green dominated Revis. This comes after big games DeAndre Hopkins and Sammie Watkins had against Revis a year ago. The days where the Jets can simply leave Revis one on one against the top receivers in the league is over. Revis still brings skills to the table, but the Jets are going to need to stop acting like it is 2010.
Quincy Enunwa is going to be a star this season: Overreaction
It was a great start to the season for Enunwa. Let's not go crazy after one game, though. He only had 22 catches in two seasons entering that game. We need to see more.
Leonard Williams is going to be a star this season: Not an Overreaction
There is a reason so many observers said Williams was the best pure talent in the 2015 Draft. He was a plus starter last year as a 21 year old who still didn't really know what he was doing. After an offseason of development, he was virtually unblockable in the first game of his second season. Don't be surprised to see that continue.
Steve McLendon is going to be a big upgrade as a pass rusher: Overreaction
Again, this was a tremendous start for McLendon. You have to be intrigued as to how he fits the system, and how that can help him grow his game. This still is a player who had five sacks in six seasons entering that game. Let's see a little more before we go overboard.
The Jets aren't going to miss Breno Giacomini much: Not an overreaction
The right tackle platoon held up reasonably well in the opener. At the very least, there was no noticeable decline. Part of it is that Giacomini just doesn't bring a ton to the table.
The Jets should bring in kickers to compete with Nick Folk: Overreaction
I'm not a big Folk guy. He was one of the biggest culprits in this loss with a couple of inexcusable misses. With that said, it isn't like meltdowns like this are common. Folk did recover to hit some kicks after his brutal start. We need to see another game like this before Folk becomes too big of a liability to keep.
The Jets should let some of their other corners compete with Marcus Williams for a starting job: Not an overreaction
Williams has not shown anything going back to the preseason to suggest he is more than a good dime back. He has a knack for making plays, which comes in handy when he is up against less skilled number four receivers. It isn't so pretty against even low level starters like Brandon LaFell. Both his cover skills and his tackling skills can become liabilities.
The season is over: Overreaction
As we discussed earlier, the Jets did not convert their five game Week 1 winning streak into a single Playoff berth. The last time they made the Playoffs was also the last time they lost the season opener.
The Jets are in big trouble if they lose to the Bills: Not an overreaction
Starting 0-1 can be overcome. Overcoming 0-2 is much more difficult. Just over 10% of teams starting 0-2 make the Playoffs. It doesn't get any easier. Week 3 brings a trip to one of the toughest road venues in the league, Kansas City.