Why Are the Giants and Jets Still Considered Underdogs?
While the Eagles have been a popular topic of conversation on the Philadelphia media in recent weeks, the next team to be discussed in this space is the team from New Jersey who has been a hot topic of discussion of late, the New York Jets. However, even though they are a team that has been discussed on many a media beat out of Philly, it still remains an odd choice to use as an example of a team that is not favored.
As you probably know, the Eagles are considered a favorite by the vast majority of their fans. Despite being a 3-8 team in the last 10 years, there are many people who think that Nick Foles has been a great coach, and has led them to make some very positive contributions to their team in just the past year.
The same can be said about the Jets, who are currently a 3-8 team, and have been since the 2014 offseason. However, the way the Jets are currently being viewed by most in the media has been that they are not doing well, and are not a good team. But it seems like that perception is being perpetuated by media members and fans who are far from being objective, but rather are rooting for the Jets in some way.
While it is not a common occurrence to have a small-market organization that has been struggling to win since the 1980’s, it is becoming more common because the NFL offseason is coming, as most teams will be trying to improve on something, and there could be some teams that look at the lack of success that the Jets have had in years past as reasons for how they lost their way. Or you could just think that the idea of the Jets being a team with a small-market fan base is not just because of how poor they have been for the last few years, but also because they have been on the outside looking in for so long.
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