By:  Raymond “Big Play” Miller

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Editors Note:This article is first a response to a tweet where I asked for people to tell me their teams and I would give them a reason to be optimistic about 2013.  @tylermoore614 tweeted back The Jets.  I then wrote an article about it and it was less then flattering to the JETS so Big Play a noted Jets fan has now written a serious proclaimation of why the Jets will be “better than we think/thought”.  – Jason “Big J” Allen

Awful!

Circus!!

Writing Checks they can’t cash!!!

Butt Fumble!!!!

Embarrassment!!!!!

Those are the words used by most when talking about the Jets and most of those words are from OUR own fans.  However, everything is not as bad as it seems.  I’m not predicting a Super Bowl appearance, but I do believe the Jets can compete for a playoff spot.  Why or How?  Well it all starts with Double R!  No not the Ruff Ryder Crew, but Rex Ryan, who always seems as if he can’t win for losing in the New York media market.  Before I begin let me get one thing off my chest NY media yall say Sanchez sucks and is protected or babied by Rex (has his number tattooed on him) and then when Rex gets tough on Sanchez and puts the media called “sorry QB” in the 4th qtr of a preseason game and now everyone rips Rex?  I digress.  Here are the 5 reasons the Jets will be better than you think:

1.  RR happens to excel in turning the attention away from his team and putting himself in the spotlight; whether it be mocking the media or running with bulls in Spain.  This will keep the pressure and expectations low for the Jets to excel.  RR is not the greatest head coach but he’s a damn good defensive coach and before last seasons 6-10 record most seemed to be okay with a defensive oriented head coach, especially in a league being run by offense.

2.  RR’s back is against the wall and when your back is against the wall you do what you do best, YOU GO BACK TO SQUARE ONE!. The “they take a swipe at one of ours, we’ll take a swipe at two of there’s”, and the K.I.L.L (Keep It Likeable and Learnable) approach.

3.  There’s a plan on offense with Marty Mornhinweg implementing the west coast offense (in his previous 2 offensive coordinator jobs 49ers[’97-00] and Eagles[’06-’12] his offenses averaged 10th in ranking), yes the QBs still have to execute, but they’ll still be million times better than whatever Sparano was doing.  Also Holmes will be back and his skills in catching and route running shouldn’t be overlooked especially in a West Coast system.  The offensive line will be better with the experience OT Austin Howard got last year.  The running game will improve with the acquisition of RB Chris Ivory and development of RB Bilal Powell.

4.  Mo Wilkerson is a beast!  The whole Defense will be tough to deal with on Sundays and with D. Harris in the middle and Cro on the back end expect a top 10 ranking.  See reason #3 for why our Defense will be better.

5.  Lastly the Jets always do good when “so called” experts expect the worst, except for those Rich Kotite years (won 4 games in two season [3-13 ’95 and 1-15 ’96]).

These are the reasons why they Jets will be “Better Than You Think in 2013!”  Watch Gang Green take over!

Raymond "Big Play" Miller @bprunsportsmenm

Raymond “Big Play” Miller
@bprunsportsmenm

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