For those who missed it, Greg Bishop answered readers’ questions (and a few rantings) about the Jets on Tuesday night.
I enjoyed this exchange:
Doc from Monticello: What has happened inside the clubhouse?
Greg Bishop: The Jets signed every member of last season’s Mets bullpen.
And then this question, “If the Jets were a tree, what kind of tree do you think they’d be?”
For the answer to that and all the others, go to this post.
Meanwhile …. We all know it’s better to be lucky than good, and we all know the Jets haven’t been either lately. But according to one statistical Web site, the Jets have been lucky to get even this far.
Advanced NFL Stats ran the numbers and concluded that the Jets were one of the luckiest teams in the league through Week 15.
In retrospect, this seems reasonable. The Jets were probably never as good as we thought they were — the road victories against the Titans and the Patriots seem to be outliers (maybe more like mirages).
So far this year, the luckiest teams are the Jets, Patriots, Titans, Bills, Broncos and Vikings. Basically, these teams have 2 or more wins more than their stats suggest they should have.
On the other side of the coin are the Packers, the Chargers, the Saints, and the Chiefs. Of particular interest are the Lions, who are on the verge of the first 0-16 season. Normally, a team with their stats would have won a game or two by now.
Looking back at 2007’s luckiest/unluckiest teams, one thing stood out as most remarkable. Last year Green Bay was the #1 luckiest team while the Jets were near the bottom at #31.
So the Packers were lucky last year and unlucky this year, and the Jets were unlucky last year and lucky this year? Does this have anything to do with Brett Favre?
Read the full entry , and good luck to all this holiday season.