Bill Belichick on "putting the tape on"
For all the bluster we hear, the fact remains that over the last 5 seasons, The jest ended up higher than us in the standings in 09-11 (although an argument can be made that the 09 team which couldnt beat winning teams, choked at home against Atlanta, wouldn't have finished any better than our 7-9 if not facing 2 teams that could care less about winning and pulled their starters). The Fins finished higher in the standings in '08, when unlike the jest, they actually won the division (when 3 teams went over .500), and this season. So the net result: over the last 5 years, the Jets were better than us a sum total of 1 season (and because of the travesty of '09 I'd even argue that result)
Over the last 5 seasons:
Jets: 3 better seasons than us
Fins: 2 better seasons than the Jest
"I worry about wins; I don't worry about meaningless fantasy #s"
(fine for RT17 but not when it comes to someone's HC and beloved QB)
I've come up with a new word.
Juncxtaposition = In composition, the art of placing verbal diarrhea side by side, leaving it up to the reader to establish connections and impose a meaning.
It's funny how you can pump up beating dead teams and no Brady in '08 then getting humiliated at home int he WC rd but you can bash the Jets for a qtr and a half of backups and winning 2 playoff games.