I’ve never enjoyed losing but sometimes I don’t mind being wrong. Prior to the first NFL game this year I predicted the Jets record would be (at best) 5 – 11 for the regular season. I was bullish on the 49ers and the Vikings. I thought Tom Brady and the Patriots were cooked. After the second game of the season I wrote a Huffington Post piece demanding Rex Ryan be fired.
I forecast a score of Bills 20 Jets 17 for yesterday’s (September 22) game but the Jets won 27 – 20.
The 49ers are 1 – 2. The Vikings are 0 – 3.
Tom Brady’s swan song may be another Superbowl.
The jury is still out on Rex but pressure to deliver is forcing him to lead in a manner he may not prefer, but one that works better for the team.
Geno Smith is fun to watch. He’s mobile, can throw darts and is only going to get better. The Jets have a shot at a 9 – 7 season.
So far this unpredictable NFL season has delivered added excitement, better banter on television and unexpected humility to many who deserve it.