And those who don't like Fitzpatrick would note that last year, all the Jets had to do was win week 17 vs. Buffalo and they were in the playoffs.
And Buffalo, with nothing to play for (except Rex Ryan beating his old team) upset the Jets and kept them from the post-season. Fitz played poorly and the Jets lost. There are many that think that says it all about Fitz. Good enough to get you near the playoffs. Bad enough to keep you from getting in.
Maybe this year is different?
Yeah this has really been a great summer. Peyton went out a Champion and was cleared by the league of taking HGH/PED's, Tom was found guilty by the league and has to serve his 4 game suspension, and Andrew is getting healthy. I didn't like the fact we went 8-8 last season but stuff happens. It's rare that a team is Very Good to Great every season which we have been since the 2003 Season other than 2011 and last season. 1 bad season (2011) and 1 mediocre one (last season) in the last 13, I'll take that. We have been a threat to go far in the Playoffs in 11 of the past 13 seasons basically. Regarding the Patriots fanbase, they are like the maddest/whiniest bunch I have ever came across reading their comments on different Boards. You would think they would be the happiest bunch in the universe of sports winning 4 SB's since the 2001 Season and they practically go to the Final 4 every season which is unheard of but they complain about everything. Some people think our fanbase is never satisfied, we don't hold a candle to their fanbase regarding that.
Frank Gore -- most RBs would have been hurt mid-season last year or rushed for <700 yards with what he had -- he almost broke 1,000 with pretty much nothing... maybe I'm way off after watching T-Rich for a couple of years, but I think Gore was pretty darn good.
Nah Lance is plenty good enough. He led the league in triple doubles with 5 in 2013. He is inconsistent but I think that had to do with a mix of him being a bit out of shape and tiring at times and also the times that he was inconsistent he was often times not aggressive. Also you have to keep in mind the Pacers organization has made it clear that PG is going to get the majority of the touches and the offense goes through him...Lance got 56.2 touches a game in 2013 and on average he passed the ball on 40.3 of those times and averaged only 11.2 shots per game. Lance did/does have a me first attitude which certainly holds him back from reaching his full potential. But his full potential is much higher than just a roleplayer