NFL betting anticipation for a huge season by the Jets is based on their surprise run of last year in which they stunned the NFL gambling world by making the AFC title game.
The Jets took a huge lead against the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC championship showdown before finally running out of steam as they attempted to win their third consecutive road playoff game and make the Super Bowl for the first time since the 1968 season when Joe Namath led them to a huge and epic upset win as 18 point dogs against the Colts.
New York made its run last year under the leadership of brash rookie head coach Rex Ryan, who just signed a contract extension. Ryan has not given out the typical “coach speak” about the Jets chances this year and is instead sticking his chest out and in essence telling everyone to “bring it on.”
Ryan recently signed the ESPN training camp tour bus with the phrase “soon to be champs.”
“I’ve got confidence to put it up there,” said Ryan. “I believe we’ll do it. So why wouldn’t we say it? Why wouldn’t we go for it?”
While Ryan and the Jets are big favorites with the NFL preseason odds there are still considerable concerns starting with second year quarterback Mark Sanchez, who was highly inconsistent as a rookie that went through on the job training last year.
Beyond that the Jets will lose the surprise element that was so helpful to them last year as handicappers and opponents did not always take the seriously.
This year as a favorite with the football odds the Jets will get everybody’s best shot and not catch anyone napping, but that does not at all deter Ryan from boasting.
“The first step is that if you don’t believe in yourself, your team darn sure won’t. I’m not apologizing,” said the defiant Ryan. “I just know what’s going to happen. My crystal ball, I’m seeing a Super Bowl trophy in there. I could be wrong. But that’s what I see.”
Ryan also doesn’t care if he offends anyone in NFL betting circles.
“I don’t care if people like it or whatever,” said Ryan. “Just shut up and win something.”