Jets now have to guard against overconfidence #asexpected

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Of all the issues people anticipated for the Jets this year, overconfidence didn’t make the big board.

But after winning their second straight game heading into this week’s trip to winless Cleveland, Jets coach Todd Bowles wants to make sure his team isn’t looking at the standings and noticing they’re tied with the Patriots (though a game behind the Bills, of course).

“We’ve got to clean up the little things and keep pushing forward and getting better,” Jets coach Todd Bowles said, via George Willis of the New York Post. “We’ve only won two games. We have nothing to get big-headed about. We’ve got a lot of work to do.”

While it’s far too soon to declare them good, the minimal impact of the players they got rid of combined with some unexpected results gives them something to be proud of. And they’re clearly using the widely held perception that they were going to be historically bad as motivation.

“We know how we started off and how we got to this point,” defensive end Leonard Williams said. “We know how the outside viewed us. That’s what has helped us push one another, and I think that’s going to continue.”

And even if they beat the Browns to improve to 3-2 (which is far from a sure thing), they will continue to receive conditional praise, since the other wins were over the Dolphins and Jaguars.

14 responses to “Jets now have to guard against overconfidence #asexpected

  1. If you watched the Jets-Jags game and the Jets-Dolphins game you learned that the Jets can beat a team that plays very poorly. And so can any other NFL team.
    When the Jets played the raiders they got crushed. When the Jets played the Bills they lost by a clear margin.

    The Jets were 5-11 last year. They have a soft schedule this year and their secondary has improved, though they lost some receivers. I can see the Jets going 6-10, but they are in no way a good team. They are a weak rebuilding team.

  2. As a Jets fan, I’m well aware of where this is heading… a 3-2 record, with hopes of an exciting match-up against a Patriots team that looks beatable in Week 6, only to witness a blowout of epic proportions, bringing the fan base back to reality. I hold out hope that they prove me wrong.

  3. robkeezy says:
    October 3, 2017 at 1:36 pm
    As a Jets fan, I’m well aware of where this is heading… a 3-2 record, with hopes of an exciting match-up against a Patriots team that looks beatable in Week 6, only to witness a blowout of epic proportions, bringing the fan base back to reality. I hold out hope that they prove me wrong.

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    Your fanbase is hilarious to watch. You have no QB of the future, Leaonard Williams looks nothing like a #6 overall pick heading into his 3rd year, Darrin Less is a bust, and you’re already overrating Jamal Adams who will probably be exposed by a real QB and offense at some point, blowing that analysis out of the water.

    Enjoy the delusions!

  4. @arclight1972
    I watched both the Jags and Fins games and outside of the first Jags offensive drive, the Jets dominated both games. It’s a bit of chicken and egg saying the teams just played poorly. The Jets asserted themselves physically in both games.
    Don’t forget this is a young team. Those first two games they didn’t play great, in a sense they were figuring things out.
    Don’t discount them going forward.
    I was on the board here in preseason explaining how everyone wasn’t viewing the right way.
    They are young, hungry and coachable. Bowles hired great new teachers.
    This is a team on the rise, not the decline as some have been thinking.

  5. arclight1972 says:
    October 3, 2017 at 1:30 pm
    If you watched the Jets-Jags game and the Jets-Dolphins game you learned that the Jets can beat a team that plays very poorly. And so can any other NFL team.
    When the Jets played the raiders they got crushed. When the Jets played the Bills they lost by a clear margin.

    The Jets were 5-11 last year. They have a soft schedule this year and their secondary has improved, though they lost some receivers. I can see the Jets going 6-10, but they are in no way a good team. They are a weak rebuilding team.

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    You’ve been rebuilding for almost 50 years. You just think you’re special being from NY so somehow, some way cutting corners and blowing 1st rd picks left and right, while buying up over-priced free agents is the recipe.

  6. averagjoe says:
    October 3, 2017 at 1:34 pm
    Jets and overconfidence: two words that don’t belong in the same sentence.

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    Except they do. You are seeing it on this thread right now. It’s comical every year. Get out the popcorn.

  7. All world #6 draft steal in 2015, has 16 tackles and that’s it for the Jets’ supposed juggernaut defense.

    lol

    Just like I predicted, he’d be doubled with Richardson gone, and he’d be invisible during the game.

  8. urmomsmyho says:

    October 3, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    @arclight1972
    I watched both the Jags and Fins games and outside of the first Jags offensive drive, the Jets dominated both games.

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    Dude…if the Jags had just an AVERAGE QB, that game wouldn’t have even been close.

  9. If the Jets are good at beating teams playing poorly, they should have no trouble with the Pats. Bill forgot about the D when he was playing 3d chess this year. We are an aging team with little young talent. Jets have many good young players and they’re D is so much better than ours its not even close. No team who finished first in points allowed ever made it to the playoffs. We are in trouble and our biggest idiot fan is on the Jet story trolling. Really? We’re 1-2 at home and the schedule gets allot tougher. I don’t hear anybody bragging on the James Harris pickup now. The Brady era is quickly coming to an end. Am I the only NE fan who see it? Talk about delusional.

  10. If you said before the season started that a quarter of the way through one NY team would be 2-2 and the other would be 0-4, everyone in the world would have said:

    “sounds about right.”

    But NOBODY would have pegged the Jets as the team with 2 wins.

  11. I love TyLaw flapping his gums over our #6 pick two years ago making money off his rookie contract…when his own 2-2 team just paid stupid money for McCourtey, Gilmour, Hightower, and David Harris (who doesn’t even play!).

    Shoulda just kept Ryan Logan…

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