Life is meaningless…
At least for Jets fans. Just when the team had won a couple in a row and looked as if it has turned a corner, reality set in with a painful loss to the Vikings. The Jets hung in there for a long time and looked as if they actually had a chance, only to collapse in the second half. The defense played hard throughout, despite the absence of three starters in the secondary. By the end of the game, however, they were plainly exhausted from having been on the field so much.
The offense, however, was inept from start to finish. Our kid quarterback, Sam Darnold, threw three interceptions, which will kill you every time. He was turnover prone in college as well; that was the biggest black mark against him in the draft. Unless he can get that under control and stop throwing the ball to the other team, all the talk about him being the next Joe Namath may be way premature (though, to be fair, Broadway Joe threw quite a few INTs himself). He may not even be the next Chad Pennington (I still miss Chad, who is way underrated). The offensive playcalling was pretty questionable as well. Way too conservative.
And next week, the Bears await.
Meanwhile, I have the Giants game to “look forward to” tonight. Hoo boy. The G-Men look terrible.
This looks as if it is going to be another long, painful year.
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