Facing a 1-5 hole six games into the 2016 NFL season, Mike Maccagnan and the New York Jets need one serious makeover.
The two certainties all New York Jets fans face during their often miserable lives are quite simple to explain, yet hold very real meaning.
The first is the fact that life never comes at you with a sense of easiness. Instead of knowing what you’ll be getting each September, you’re thrown a curveball far too often.
The second and far more important certainty is that your franchise will, eventually, get to the very desperate point of no return.
It may happen every season, as seen during the late stages of the Bruce Coslet era and full version of the Rich Kotite party time. It may happen over periods of half decades, such as the late 1970s. It may just happen once every several years like we’ve seen during the Eric Mangini, Rex Ryan, and Todd Bowles eras.
Despite when it happens, it will, indeed, always happen. Despite the talent, potential, and expectations at any given point of an era, your team, the New York Jets, will eventually hit rock bottom instead of keeping an even keel about them.
At this point during the 2016 season, sitting at 1-5, it’s that very special time again — the time for which the Jets organization has hit rock bottom.
With every rock bottom, comes rebuilding. Or, at the very least, one serious remodel.
Here’s Elite Sports NY’s five-step plan to fix the New York Jets: