The Patriots may not be the dominant franchise that they once were, but at least they’re not a laughingstock. Love them or hate them, you still need to take them seriously and respect them as long as Bill Belichick is in charge.
The Jets, on the other hand, have become a walking punchline thanks to their constant ineptitude. Years of failure have conditioned fans to expect the worst from the franchise and merely roll their eyes or chuckle when it inevitably happens.
Sure enough, the Jets made fools of themselves once again on Thursday, proving once more that they just can’t seem to do anything right and also that they’re terrible hosts.
Jets-Buccaneers Joint Practice
The Jets are hosting the Buccaneers this week before their preseason matchup at MetLife Stadium on Saturday. Nowadays, it’s quite common for teams to hold multiple joint practices together before one of their preseason games, which New York and Tampa Bay agreed to do this week back in March.
After practicing together on Wednesday, however, the Jets were apparently no longer interested in another day of joint practice on Thursday, backing out of the initial agreement at the last minute. Fortunately for the Buccaneers, the Giants (who share MetLife with the Jets) let them use their practice field instead.
While it’s unclear why the Jets backed out of the practice or if they had a good reason to, they still look terrible either way. You can’t invite someone to spend the night at your house and then tell them at the last minute that there’s nowhere for them to stay.
The arrival of Aaron Rodgers was supposed to help make the Jets a more respectable franchise, but we’ve yet to see it. They’re apparently still rotten at their core, and you know you’re doing a bad job when you make the Giants look good by comparison.
Hopefully this motivates the Bucs to go out and smoke the Jets on Saturday. Tampa Bay is already a 3-point underdog at DraftKings Sportsbook, but now the Bucs will really have a chip on their shoulder.
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