It isn’t easy being a New York Jets fan. The highs and lows of a fanbase desperate for progress is playing out right in front of our eyes. As early as last Saturday, Jets Nation was loaded with excitement after the Jets thoroughly dominated the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football September 10 at Ford Field to win their first game of the season 48-17. The game saw rookie quarterback Sam Darnold throw for 198 yards and two touchdowns, leading to a ton of positive takes about his potential. But, since last Saturday, the Jets went down to the Dolphins at home, then blew a two touchdown lead in Cleveland Thursday to lose to the Browns 21-17. It was the Browns first win in 635 days. Almost as bad, the game saw the Browns’ first overall pick, quarterback Baker Mayfield, lead Cleveland to victory after replacing Tyrod Taylor in the second quarter. Mayfield’s performance essentially supplanted Darnold as the NFL’s most hyped quarterback. Of course, that can all change very quickly. Nevertheless, Jets fans are not in the same mindset as twelve days ago. For fun, let’s take a look at some Jets’ fans tweets from right after their Monday night win over the Lions, and compare them to tweets from after Thursday night’s loss.
Trip was soaking in all the press after the Lions game:
He also hit a few retweets:
Trip, on Thursday night:
The day after the Detroit win was a great day for Andy. The birds were chirping, and the Jets had put the rest of the conference on notice:
But, Thursday night:
Francisco was thinking playoffs after the first game:
However, after the third game:
Darnold was definitely impressive in Detroit.
Not so much against Baker and Cleveland.
The Jets performance against the Lions had Stack retweeting with glee:
Their performance against the Browns did not:
From laughing at the haters…
To full scale depression:
Here’s a guy, I don’t even think he’s a Jets fan. But he was on the bandwagon after they crushed the Lions:
He hopped off after last night:
(Top Photo: Screengrab via NFL Network)
Fred Segal is an attorney from West Palm Beach, FL. He operates the popular Freezing Cold Takes twitter account (@OldTakesExposed) which highlights, among other things, hilarious unprophetic and inaccurate takes and predictions.