You … you with the bag on your head. … Everyone knows who you are … You are a fan of the Jets, and you are nervous, you are anxious, there is a pit in your stomach.
Just because you feel like your Jets will drop to 0-10 doesn’t mean you have to.
It’s the possibility that your boys might manage to upset the Chargers on Sunday.
It is a real possibility.
Chargers coach Anthony Lynn delivered the same message to his team who will hold you hostage for three agonizing hours on Sunday:
Beware of the Dog.
On the yellow brick road towards 0-16 and Trevor Lawrence (or 1-15 and Justin Fields), this is the biggest pothole.
The Chargers don’t know how to lose as well as the Jets, but make no mistake, they know how to lose. They are 2-7 and five losses have been five points or less.
What the Jets fan should be concerned about is the fight the Unexpected Losers put on against the Patriots.
You may want them to go from 0 to 16, but they don’t want to live the rest of their life with the ignominy of 0 to 16.
Any team that loses their first nine games of the season has nothing to lose, nothing to fear but to fear.
Any team that plays the team that has lost its first nine games of the season has everything to lose, and everything to fear, including fear itself.
What is undoubtedly worrying for Jets fans is whether the next week off will put an end to all that Jets momentum.
Then there’s the question of Joe Flacco – who looked like Joe Cool again for much of the Patriots’ game – launching missiles at the triumvirate of Breshad Perriman, Denzel Mims and Jamison Crowder in a Chargers high school that didn’t. intercepted only three passes and returned 18. touchdowns. Maybe they can all stay healthy in time for an advancing Sam Darnold (shoulder) to return next week against Tua Tagovailoa, but first.
The Jets fan will rely heavily on a vengeful Kalen Ballage and a decimated secondary who will be at the mercy of rookie phenomenon gunslinger Justin Herbert playing the pitch-and-catch with Keenan Allen, Mike Williams and Hunter Henry.
Then again, the Jets fan who is familiar with a sleeping Samson whose strength was exhausted when a Philistine cut his hair several years before Super Bowl III should have backed down in horror when Herbert showed up to his Wednesday’s press conference with most of his locks clipped. .
Herbert (19 TDs, six interceptions) was confused by the Dolphins’ amoeba defense last Sunday and hardly seemed eager to compete with the evil Gregg Williams when he said: “It’s a tough defense to face because you have to be prepared. for a lot of things. “
Well, when it comes to rookie quarterbacks against Williams in 2019, Gardner Minshew (three TD, zero INT) and Daniel Jones (four TD, zero INT) were prepared for a lot, even though Dwayne Haskins (two TD, an INT) was not.
To keep the Jets fan from losing hope, now would be a good time to remind them that for every Super Bowl III, there is a Buttfumble.
Keep the Faith: The return of Joey Bosa (4.5 sacks) after a concussion will help a struggling Chargers defense that is tied for 27th in takeaway.
And the Jets’ high school youth movement – Frank Gore was in high school when these puppies were born – will feature rookies Bryce Hall and Ashtyn Davis.
And guess who is playing the Jaguars 1-8? The Steelers 9-0!
For the Adam Gase Jets, this would be a great time to take a look at the scoreboard. Alas, they seem rather focused on chargers. Just because Williams loved the energy and communication in Friday practice doesn’t mean it will translate into play. But the movies don’t lie. The Chargers shouldn’t be the 8.5-point favorites over anyone.
Beware of the Dog.