NY Jets fans optimistic heading into 2010 season

When it comes to the New York Jets it appears that the team has three types of fans and they are as follows:

1) The “Same Old Jets” fan- This is the fan that has been through it all with Gang Green and honestly believes that the team will not win a Super Bowl in their lifetime.  Any glimpse of misfortune brings out the quote “Same Old Jets” and a rant about all of the team’s mishaps in the past (fake spike game, Gastineau late hit, Mud Bowl, 6 turnovers in AFC Championship game etc).

2) The skeptical Jets fan- This is the fan that lives and dies with Gang Green and has a glimmer of hope that one day the Jets will get their second Super Bowl ring.  This fan is beaten and skeptical, but no where near as negative as the “Same Old Jets” fan.

3) The new age Jets fan- This is a fan that can care less about the Jets history and is more concerned with the current team and their prospects.  This person has embraced the Rex Ryan “Super Bowl” or bust mentality and believes that the Jets are building a strong foundation for years to come.

With the 2010 season set to kickoff for the Jets on Monday night I took a few minutes to speak with some diehard fans to get their predictions.  It appears that as of now the “Same Old Jets” fans have gone into hiding, as there is a ton of optimism heading into the new season.

William Henn

Jets 2010 Record: 11-5
If you think the Jets make the playoffs, how far do you have them going? Super Bowl Champions
Offensive MVP: Shonn Greene
Defensive MVP: Darrelle Revis (NFL Defensive MVP as well)

Kurt Doyle

Jets 2010 Record: 11-5
If you think the Jets make the playoffs, how far do you have them going? Super Bowl Champions
Offensive MVP: LaDainian Tomlinson
Defensive MVP: Darrelle Revis

Tony Ambrogio

Jets 2010 record: 11-5. A lot of tough games, but the matchups favor the Jets for the most part.
If you think the Jets make the playoffs, how far do you have them going?Jets will win the division, beat the Colts in Indy in the AFC Championship game, and win the Super Bowl against the Packers.
Offensive MVP: Shonn Greene. He will get Thomas Jones’ carries and do more with them (as long as he stays healthy).
Defensive MVP: David Harris. Revis had his huge year last year, now its Harris’ turn to cement himself as one of the best at his position.

As you can see these Jets fans are definitely drinking the Rex Ryan Kool-Aid and have high hopes for the 2010 season.  This is probably the first time since 1999 that I have heard Jets fans talk Super Bowl prior to the season starting.

As for my predictions, they are as follows:

Jets 2010 Record: 10-6
If you think the Jets make the playoffs, how far do you have them going? Loss in Divisional Round
Offensive MVP: LaDainian Tomlinson
Defensive MVP: David Harris


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