All right, so we're pretty sure we've found the Jets' quote of the year. This is the quote that the Jets have been building toward for about a year now, and the surprise is only that it's happening this early. We figured the Jets would have to be, like, 3-7 for this doozy. Anyway, let's hear it:
"We're 2-2, everyone thinks we suck," he said. "Who cares? Screw everyone. They think we suck, so … there are a lot of other teams that are 2-2, and they're called resurgent and 'Oh, they're so great.' It doesn't matter. We're going to play the game as well as we can."
Who cares? Screw everyone! Now that's a quote. We think that should probably be on the team bus at some point.
Anyway, Schilens is technically correct in that the Jets are 2-2, but that's going to end tonight against one of the best teams in the NFL. The Houston Texans are one of the two undefeated teams left in the NFL, and they've proven able to trounce teams with far fewer problems than the Jets have right now. Remember, the Jets were in serious trouble before Darrelle Revis and Santonio Holmes went down. Now the Jets are desperate, reeling and saying things like, "everything thinks we suck, screw everyone." And they're playing the best team in their conference.
Meanwhile the Jets now have to deny reports that there will be 10,000 empty seats tonight. And they get to do all this on national television.
The Jets might be able to stay in the game for a while if they can run the ball against the Texans' defense, which has a slight deficiency in that area so far. But the Jets haven't been able to run the ball all year. This is unlikely to be the time they start. Mark Sanchez is your quarterback for the Jets, but it's not going to be long now. The Jets' start has been a big story, but not as big as it could have been, because everything has been contained to the tri-state area. That'll end tonight. We'd recommend skipping "SportsCenter" tomorrow. Though you should have been doing that already anyway. Texans 35, Jets 9.