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New York Jets Flight Connections 10/04/20

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Good morning, GGN! The Jets will give us something to care about again. They will be good again. They will make the playoffs again. I don’t know when, but probably sooner than we think in the midst of a tenth straight season without the playoffs. It is easy to forget now, but the current ownership does not have a history of complete ineptitude. No, the Johnsons have not delivered a Super Bowl, but for the first decade they delivered plenty to cheer about. The Jets made the playoffs in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2010. That’s six playoff berths in 10 years, including two runs to the AFC Championship game. In addition, every year during that stretch the Jets failed to make the playoffs, it was in large part because the starting quarterback suffered a major injury. Had the quarterbacks not gotten hurt, we could easily have been looking at 10 straight years of playoffs. That’s hardly the record of owners who are incapable of delivering a winner.

This isn’t to excuse the current dismal stretch the Jets find themselves in, or the decisions that have been made that got us here. It’s just a bit of a shift in perspective. All is not lost. The Jets can and probably will deliver a winner under the current owners, maybe a lot sooner than we think. One great draft, or two good drafts, and things will look completely different. Until then, hold on Jets fans. It likely won’t be pretty.

Here are your links to the Jets this glorious Sunday in October:

Mark Cannizzaro - Time for Jets to see what actually works and scrap the rest

Mike Vaccaro - Giants, Jets futility has reached a very sad place

Kristian Dyer - Why Christopher Johnson Can’t and Won’t Fire New York Jets Head Coach Adam Gase Yet

Seth Everett - Boomer Esiason Rips Into the New York Jets: ‘They’re Completely Undisciplined’

Olivia Landis - S Marcus Maye Says ‘Playing Smart’ Is the Key Turnaround on Defense

Ethan Greenberg - Jets Notebook | What Is the Injury Status of Sam Darnold and Mekhi Becton?

Randy Lange - Inside the Numbers: Pierre Desir’s ‘Bittersweet’ Night

Randy Lange - Pierre Desir on Jets’ Defense vs. Denver: ‘We Beat Ourselves’

Hunter Noll - The Jets actually won by losing to the Broncos on Thursday night

Jack Baer - The Jets’ handling of first-rounder Mekhi Becton is classic Jets

Rich Cimini - Jets Favored To Land #1 Pick

Spencer Aber - 2021 NFL Draft: Jets have high chances of landing No. 1 pick

Ethan Greenberg - Jets Claim RB Ty Johnson

Gary Phillips - New York Jets claim former Detroit Lions RB Ty Johnson

Justin Fried - NY Jets: Scouting newly-signed running back Ty Johnson

Tyler Calvaruso - Jets Rookie Power Rankings: The 2020 quarterly review

Tyler Calvaruso - Jets’ handling of Mekhi Becton’s injury leaves a bad taste — again

Sam Neumann - How does Sam Darnold compare to recent Jets QBs through 30 games?

Justin Fried - NY Jets: Top 3 takeaways from Week 4 loss to the Denver Broncos

Justin Fried - The NY Jets completely mishandled the Mekhi Becton situation

Here are your missed connections from yesterday.

Here’s the thread about nothing, why not stop by and say hello?

Enjoy the day everybody.

Poll

If the Jets get the #1 pick in the 2021 NFL draft, should they trade it or keep it?

This poll is closed

  • 49%
    Trade it
    (208 votes)
  • 37%
    Keep it
    (156 votes)
  • 6%
    Both
    (26 votes)
  • 0%
    Neither
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Fred
    (3 votes)
  • 1%
    13
    (5 votes)
  • 1%
    Allosaurus
    (8 votes)
  • 2%
    I refuse to participate in these stupid polls
    (12 votes)
419 votes total Vote Now