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Aug 27, 2008

The Jets made some noise this offseason with the acquisition of Alan Faneca, Damien Woody, and Tony Richardson.  They also drafted Vernon Gholston.  Finally, they upgraded at QB as well.  You may have heard about it.

I initially thought the Jets main focus was going to be on the ground attack when they added Faneca and Woody to a line that already had D’Brickshaw Ferguson and Nick Mangold.  Obviously the addition of Brett Favre to the mix means they will be a balanced attack.  You can’t key on shutting down the run because Favre will make you pay.  If you try and stop the pass, Thomas Jones and company will make you pay on the ground.  It’s amazing how much easier life is when you have an offense that can stretch the field.

Defensively is where I worry.  The addition of Kris Jenkins, Calvin Pace, and Gholston should help.  How much so is the question.  Fortunately for them they get to face Miami and Buffalo twice each.  That should offset the challenge of playing New England twice.  They have looked good in the preseason, but we all know that isn’t exactly a good representation of how they will fare when the season gets underway. 

I don’t think the Jets will make the Patriots sweat out the division title, but I do think they have what it takes to win a Wild Card berth.  With Favre at the helm, a playoff victory isn’t out of the question.  I don’t see them winning more than one playoff game though.

Fantasy-wise there are some nice options here.  Obviously Brett Favre is worth having on your roster.  I’m not sure I would trust him as my starter, even in a 12 team league, but he’s showed last year he’s still capable of winning some fantasy games.  I think both starting receivers will be decent plays as well.  I liken Jerricho Cotchery to Greg Jennings (deep threat) and Laveranues Coles to Donald Driver (possession WR).  Therefore, I expect better fantasy numbers out of Cotchery.  I like Thomas Jones as well.   He should be able to produce 1400+ total yards and even crack the endzone a half-dozen times.  I also like Dustin Keller as a sleeper Tight End.  NYJ Defense will be worth using when the matchup is right.  Even Mike Nugent could end up being a solid fantasy starter.

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9 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Larry Novak
    August 27th, 2008 at 4:05 pm #

    I am pretty much with you here.
    FYI,,I am a Jet fan, So I am hoping maybe that they can be that unexpected team like The Patriots of 2001 or the Giants
    of 2007, Hey I can dream, Can’t I?

    I don’t suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it.

  2. LestersLegends
    August 27th, 2008 at 7:21 pm #

    Hey, anything is possible.

  3. Stan "MadMan"
    August 27th, 2008 at 10:24 pm #

    Even if the Jets blow chunks.. they have created such a marketing frenzy with the signing of ole whats his face that their profits will go through the roof. Great LL.

  4. LestersLegends
    August 27th, 2008 at 10:31 pm #

    Great point MadMan.

  5. Larry Novak
    August 28th, 2008 at 12:12 pm #

    As far as profits go, Any of these teams with new staduims will have a much larger revenue stream, The Luxury Box revenue does not get shared with the rest of the NFL along with the PSLs
    Oh by the way, did you see that the Jets will not have PSLs on any of the upper Bowl Seats in the New staduim.

  6. LestersLegends
    August 28th, 2008 at 12:15 pm #

    Larry – Interesting

  7. Alison
    September 18th, 2008 at 7:52 am #

    The New York Jets , as a professional team of NFL, is one of the major teams that have fans all around the world. It’s quite normal if New York Jets are so pricy because such worth any price. It doesn’t matter if we pay a respected amount of money for Jets tickets because we satisfy our eagerness to watch good games and more than that, when we get New York Jets ticket , It’s because we love this team. Thus, New York Jets tickets prices will never be a problem for a real fan of the team.

  8. Larry Novak
    September 18th, 2008 at 7:40 pm #

    I am not sure about that Allison. for the guy who makes about $35,000 to $50,000 a year with a kid or two and living anywhere in the NY area never were able to afford more than 1 game a year. I think even that will not be possible now, to any of the NY teams now.
    It will be just corporations and their clients who just go to be seen with other High Rollers and don’t give a darn about the team,
    I heard someone. i think it was Max Kellerman of 1050 ESPN (New York) saying that teams really do not want season ticket holders who go to all the games, because after the 1st couple of games they just go to the game and maybe buy a little food. If you have Guests of Corporations come in, they will buy memorbilia to bring home to the kids and that that way the team will make alot more money.

  9. LestersLegends
    September 18th, 2008 at 8:42 pm #

    Larry – Isn’t that sad.

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