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With the NFL season officially underway, and the first Sunday of the year upon us, teams across the league will finally be able to see where all the hard work they put in will take them. The playoffs? A division title? The Super Bowl, maybe? Anything can happen on any given Sunday, right? Unfortunately, for some other squads, hopes aren't always so high.

For some franchises, the season is basically over before it even begins. This is especially the case when you're the team starting a rookie quarterback; guided by a head coach burning up on the hot seat; and have managed to make headlines in all the wrong ways for the better part of the last 3 years. Yeah, you guessed it, we're talking about the New York Jets.

Ever since the 2011 season, when Mark Sanchez's shine officially began to wear off, and Rex Ryan could no longer back up his braggadocio, things have been bleak over at MetLife Stadium. The team is in disarray, leadership is shoddy, and the general direction of the franchise seems unclear. Of course, this is hardly anything new for the Jets. In their 40-plus year history, almost nothing has come easy for this oft-troubled franchise. Plagued by terrible draft picks, and even worse head coaches, the team has long distinguished itself as one of the laughingstocks of the league. And to give you an idea of just how bad it's been, we put together a Lengthy History of New York Jets Fails. Anyone else remember Ken O'Brien? Or how about Rich Kotite? As they say: it ain't easy being green.

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