Only two NFL teams have gone 0-16 in history since the regular-season expansion to 16 games in 1978: the Detroit Lions in 2008 and the Cleveland Browns in 2017.
It looks like the 2020 Jets (0-9) are making a run to join them.
Yet here are some assurances fans should keep in mind: No team gives up, even due to injuries, smack talk or other adversities and not on the field. And no coach guides a team towards losing to gain the top draft spot, although some have suggested the Jets do the same with Adam Gassay.
At least the scene that anyone has is Hugh Jackson, who was Brown’s head coach during his 0–16 season.
“I had the best coaching job ever,” he emphasized in a telephone interview on Thursday.
Jackson had to keep his team focused, ready and excited every week, every season with the hope of a win. That year, Brown was the youngest team in the league.
“We can see that we needed to get better talent to provide our players with a chance to win,” said Jackson, who holds a record of 3-36-1 in his two and half seasons with the Browns in October 2018 Was fired with. “But we are going by the grace of God, and trust in our players and ourselves as coaches.”
The Jets, after shedding some older players, are relying heavily on the crooks, and Gesse states that the team is to coach younger players for years to come.
The Gats are 7-18-0 with the Jets, and he can’t be around for long if things don’t get better.
Mathematically, the jets have off course not For playoffs. But there is a good chance that they will acquire Clemson’s dynamic quarterback, Trevor LawrenceWith No. 1 next spring, assuming that he enters the 2021 NFL draft and the Jets are getting worse than the Jacksonville Jaguars, who were 1-8 in their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
Gesse and his players insisted that they are not operating tanks. “Nobody has talked about it,” Gesse told reporters Wednesday.
On Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers, who will make their fourth start at quarterback for the Flex Jets while Sam Darnold continues to recover from a shoulder injury. The timeline of Darnold’s return is blurred; Many fans and Twitter users have wondered if he will be out of the job by draft time.
“I have social media, I’ve seen a few things,” Darnold told reporters last month.
However, bestowing on Darnold, it would mean the Jets had already failed to convert a highly drafted quarterback into an NFL success. He was the No. 3 pick in 2018, the same year Brown used the No. 1 spot – the fruit of his 0–16 season – to take on quarterback Baker Mayfield, who is often credited with helping. Take the franchise towards respect. In his NFL debut in Week 3 of the 2018 season, Mayfield helped Brown finish his winning streak by defeating the Jets. Cleveland went 7-8-1 in its cheat year and 6-10 last year.
Throughout his time with the Browns, Jackson reminded players that nothing was over until the final whistle of the last game. Which, to some extent, could not come fast enough.
“People are not made to lose, especially when you are a leader,” he said. “To continue your best, you have to keep those feelings away from the players, your family, office and even yourself.”
It can be difficult to boost morale in the face of steady losses and tremors by fans. in one “All things coveredIn the podcast episode last week, safety Jamal Adams said that he had been depressed for his three seasons with the Jets due to consecutive defeats. After a 7-9 record last season and differences between Adams and the front office, he was traded to the Seattle Seahawk this year.
Many of the current Jets have said that they are hopeful of ending their losing streak.
“We just want to go there and win, we don’t care about the draft,” Mekhi Becton told reporters on Wednesday.
“Football is a game of love, so I can never be sad,” linebacker Jordan Jenkins said Thursday.
Entering a four-week stretch of teams facing the Jets, who currently have at least a 60 percent chance Reach the playoffs.
Regardless, Jackson said that through a difficult season the road can take many directions. Since 2017, he has built a base that aims to fight human trafficking, helped manage a tequila company and created an organization called Clavell Stranger 2 Changers, Which helps bring together people of different backgrounds for community projects.
Jackson said he still hopes to regain his expertise in football, noting that he often assimilates memories of the smell of grass from the field.
Greg Williams, the Jets’ defensive coordinator, was on Jackson’s side as Brown’s defensive coordinator from January 2017 until he was appointed interim head coach in October 2018.
Gacy brought Williams in January 2019 and he coached Jets defense in seventh place All in the NFL last season despite a 7-9 record. This season, Defense is ranked 28th More in league Crime is at the bottom.
“I have been one of the reasons I have been a coach in the league for a long time because I have been a mentor: a life coach and a football coach,” Williams told reporters Friday. “And I like this challenge, to start with young people in this way.”
When you’re a jet, looking for the bright side seems a prerequisite. And on Friday Williams was no exception, stating: “We had one of the best practices since living here in two years.”