“Fans are going to go, ‘if you don’t care, I’m not going to go’. That’s the risk you run when you go, ‘we’re going to rebuild’. You can’t rebuild anymore; if you announce you’re rebuilding you tell fans that they have permission to turn off from that team for a year.”
Amid one of the worst off-seasons in recent NFL history, where it seems the Jets cut a former All-Pro and add a current all-schmo every other day, Jason Smith thinks the Jets fans are simply going to refuse to attend the games.
After being lauded as the popular favorites to win the AFC East last year, Smith believes the rapid deteriorating hasn’t sat well for the title-hungry fan base that has watched their brethren in the Giants win four Super Bowls the last 30 years.