If you read my blogs, you know I’m a through and through Mets and Jets fan. My family is from Queens, so it’s in my blood, and always will be. And over the years, the past 15 or so years that I’ve been an avid sports fan, I’ve grown almost numb to mediocrity and losing. And I can live with it. I can live without winning for two reasons: A.) because I’m used to it, and B.) because, at the end of the day, it’s only sports. But what I CANNOT STAND is stupidity, and that’s exactly what the Jets are. F*cking stupid.
Going into the season, the Jets and their veteran roster had playoff aspirations. They doubled down on those beliefs by signing Matt Forte, a 30-year-old running back who has carried the ball as much as anyone since 2008, with the hopes that he’d bring a steady presence to the offense. Oh, and he was steady alright… Steadily shit.
I am by no means an expert on football. Never played it, never studied it, I merely watch it. And even I could tell, wayyyyy back in August, that Bilal Powell, who the Jets already had in-house, was a more effective player than Matt Forte. However, the coaches, the guys whose livelihood it is to see & understand these things, couldn’t pull it off. They let Forte plod and limp his way to three-yard-gains all the way until December, until a knee tweak against the San Fransisco 49ers finally put him, and us, out of our misery.
Now, here’s where the Jets get mindwarpingly f*cking dumb. After getting an MRI this week, it was revealed that Matt Forte had a torn meniscus. HOWEVER, Forte says he thinks he’s had the tear all season.
This is next level stupidity for one of two reasons:
Reason #1: The Jets legitimately never knew Forte was injured, which is just straight up negligence because Forte has looked like shit all year.
Reason #2: The Jets have known he’s hurt, but left him in anyway, to either make the money they paid him worth it, or even worse, still think he’s a better player than Bilal Powell. Which he clearly, clearly isn’t.
In summary, this news is the epitome of the Jets 2016 season and the franchise as a whole. They’re either too oblivious, too stupid, or too stubborn.
(Am I a little biased because I want Bilal Powell to start this week so I can play him in my fantasy football semifinal? Sure. But does that make me wrong? Absolutely not.)