The New York Jets are getting ready for the first game of the season at home against the Cincinnati Bengals. This game is important for the franchise and what they can possibly be throughout the season.
As a team, they made improvements on offense adding Matt Forte to the backfield. He’s replacing Chris Ivory, who had a great season last year. The team now shifts from running to passing formations, using short throws and screens depending on the feel of the game. They have the best one-two combination in Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker. Quarterback is Ryan Fitzpatrick, and said he’ll absolutely play his best since it’s a win-now team.
For the defense, on paper it can be the best in the NFL. The front seven combined with Darrelle Revis and the secondary should cause major headaches for opposing quarterbacks. Hopefully Muhammad Wilkerson stays healthy as he is one of the best defensive ends this franchise has seen. Very curious to see what coach Todd Bowles does with the defense as they face top quarterbacks for the first six weeks.
Put all of that into a bowl and they need to address a couple of questions: how great can they be? Will the team start out slow as it usually does, which hurts in the end? Can they beat these tough NFL teams to make the postseason? How effective will Ryan Fitzpatrick be?
Bowles and the coaching staff will be tested to see if they have a chance on making the playoffs.