It's been a few days now since Tebowmania hit the gang green, and I find myself going back and forth on whether this is the craziest decision ever made by the front office (I await someone a little longer in the tooth to put me right on that) or a stroke of genius that somehow pushes Sanchez onto the next level, while adding a formidable dimension to the offense that was glaringly predictable to all last time out.
We all have our varying opinions on the gang green, covering every aspect on and off the field, and in-between the obvious insults thrown back and forth valid points and insights are made that have you thinking, hmmm putting it like that, just maybe you have a point, but we keep our hardened stance, prevail in our stubbornness, why? (I'm guilty of it myself at times). We all want the team to achieve the same goal, reach the promise land, dance in a joyous celebration, exchanging high fives and hug complete strangers as the ticker tape falls from the sky.
What will the Tebowing of the team do? Well for one, Wayne Hunters name is not linked to as many insults (mark me down for being guilty of that one) and team needs, some (not all) have foolishly forgotten about that, RT, WR, OLB, S and possibly a RB? I believe these will be addressed, how and with who... that I can only speculate on, but one thing I do know...it won't please everyone. You simply cannot write off or rubber stamp a teams Super Bowl chances in March...it's crazy.
I've spent the majority of the past few days reading into the various opinions of the whole Tebow affect, and the way I choose to look at is everyone is expecting some sort of implosion of the dressing room. Upon the addition of Tebow to the Jets the odds of winning the Super Bowl rose from 20/1 to 25/1 how is that even possible, when in theory we upgraded our back-up QB from the Jurassic age to modern day. The media is already attempting to drive a wedge between Sanchez and Tebow with extensive back page headlines and cartoon/images of everything symbolic to the city of NYC tebowing. The facts that we're deemed underdogs excites me, look at what we achieved during Rex's first two season at the helm. Unfortunately with success comes pressure and expectancy, and I hate to say this, people jumping on the band wagon, and boy do they jump back off quick when things go a little south.
Last year was tough but under Rex we've not had a losing record, (the Jets have never made the playoffs 3 years straight in their history) we put ourselves up there to be pushed down, I said it before in previous posts, last year we were some teams Super Bowl game, they were hell bent on shutting up the Jets, trying to put us back in a place where they think we belong. In an odd way this is the highest compliment you can be paid, as well as the usual teams you'd expect to be in the running for the Super Bowl, they now have to contend with us, we are a genuine threat and we let everyone know that we are, we've not come quietly into the fold.
I'm not saying we all join hands and accept that no one is wrong, can't have an opinion and that everything will be fine, because as we known all to well, life as a Jets fan is tough, (hence the phrase 'same old Jets') I know its been an eternity since Super Bowl III and teams appear to be making more progress than we are. Look at the possibilities embrace the bigger picture, yeah it's easier said than done. I've probably contradicted myself a few times within this blog, I know the failings and frailties of the team as well as I know the Super stars, the ones that fly under the radar never putting a foot wrong once in the green the white, I'm just a fan wanting like you the best for us.
New coaches, fresh ideas, new team mates, possibly even new idols will be born this upcoming year, we have have the draft to come, training camp and preseason, all in all exciting times lie ahead.
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