Thursday, August 14, 2008

NFL Preview Show Extravaganza: New York Jets

We continue our look at the AFC East. We focus on the New York Brett Favr.....I uhh mean the New York Jets.

Yes, I said Favre, after all he's a Jet. Hey, it does beat being a Shark, I suppose. Favre gives the Jets an answer to their quarterback question. It also proves that if you can't choose between Kellen Clemens and Chad Pennington, just go with a 38-year-old quarterback.

Favre provides stability, if only temporary. There's much concern over the rest of the offense. The Jets offensive line was the fourth worst in the NFL with giving up sacks. They gave up 53 for the regular season. Running back Thomas Jones also had some issues. He ran for 1100 yards, but scored a career worst one touchdown. Jones averaged 3.6 yards per carry in 2007, his worst output since his rookie season in 2000.

Wide receiver Jericho Cotchery had his breakout year in 2007, catching 82 balls for 1130 yards. However, Cotchery scored only four total touchdowns for the season.

Favre will only take the team as far as this offense will go. Ultimately, this offense's success will depend on the offensive line. Can free agent acquisition Alan Faneca provide stability to the line, or will Favre get sacked more times than a bag of potatoes.

The Jets open up the 2008 season on the road when they face the Miami Dolphins, who now hold the rights to Chad Pennington. At home, the Jets will face Cincy, Arizona, Denver at St. Louis. On the road, the Jets will face Oakland, Tennessee and San Francisco.

Time for those burnin' questions (yearbook style):
  • How long will Favre last at quarterback: After the Patriots game (Probably later)

  • Number of times Favre gets sacked (assuming he goes the entire season): 41

  • Number of passing yards for Favre (assuming): 2900 yards

  • Number of touchdowns and interceptions for Favre: 19 and 15

  • Will Favre retire at the end of the season: Yes

  • Any more questions on Favre: Hell no!

  • Rushing yards for Thomas Jones: 1024

  • Leading receier for the Jets: Jericho Cotchery

  • New York Jets Fun Fact: Ken O'Brien is the all-time leader in getting sacked in Jets history. He has 338.

  • Coolest names (Top 3): Cotchery, D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Darrelle Revis

  • 80s song to best describe team: Don 't Do Me Like That- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

  • In 2008, the Jets will: Finish 6-10
That's all folks

Photo Credit: New York Daily News

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