EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – It isn’t a good sign for the New York Jets that by their second preseason game, fans have already mailed in the season.
Well, at least one fan who expressed his desire to get his 2013 investment back.
Forgive this Jets fan for turning his Darrelle Revis jersey into something a bit more apropos considering what could well be a rebuilding year for the Jets. Revis, traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in April, was a fan favorite and considered the best player in franchise history since Joe Namath. A little masking tape, and that "Revis" on the back became "Refund."
Yes, the Jets won on Saturday night against Jacksonville, but the 37-13 score line doesn’t begin to describe the question marks that emerged (and truthfully, only the Jets can win a blowout in preseason and come away with so many glaring issues).
Quarterback Mark Sanchez, after a strong first quarter, reverted back to last year’s form as he threw a red zone interception on the game’s third series. Then he showed poor clock awareness at the end of the first half, negating any chance at a field goal by failing to throw the ball away as the play broke down. The first half ended on that play and the Jets were unable to attempt a field goal.
And the Jets defense was so bad that Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert looked like an All-Pro with a 13-for-16 effort for 165 yards and a touchdown. This was a Jets defense, mind you, that was supposed to carry the team. Not good.
Revis, who is working back from last year's season-ending knee injury, should be set for Tampa Bay's Week 1 game at the Jets. That fan might just want to change the back of his shirt to read “Retreat” by the time the season is done. It might be another long one for the Jets.
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Kristian R. Dyer contributes to Yahoo! Sports and covers the Jets for Metro New York and is on Twitter @KristianRDyer