By KYLE HIRSHKIND
If you are a New York Jets fan, it is probably safe to say that you believe in luck and superstition, simply because that is usually the only thing the team is able to put your trust into. Each and every year, or so it seems, the Jets have relied on luck to get them over the edge of mediocrity, which hasn’t all worked too well.
The last time it did? 2009. And the Jets were in a VERY similar situation as they find themselves now:
While 2009 now seems like a distant memory, the small sliver of light portrayed from this should sit pretty in the back of any Jets fan’s head. While it is highly unlikely things unravel in the same sort of way, it is only right that the fans have hope.
What’s the difference between these two teams? Well, in hindsight, the 2009 Jets consisted of quite a talented roster despite their record heading into Week 12.
The Jets went with rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez, and were lucky to find some immediate success. Surrounding him were some talented receivers in Jerricho Cotchery and Braylon Edwards, with the addition of running back Thomas Jones. The pass protection and defensive secondary were also stout with players such as Nick Mangold, D’Brickashaw Ferguson, Darelle Revis, and Bart Scott leading the...