Robby Anderson Talking About How Soul-Crushing It Is To Play For The New York Jets Is Depressing

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Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but the New York Jets had another repulsive season, with their 2-14 record marking the ninth season out of the last 10 that they franchise has failed to win more games than they’ve lost.

The losses are informed by a complete lack of organization direction, cycling through three different head coaches in the Trump presidency alone.

Robby Anderson was sentenced to begin the first four years of his career in the Meadowlands before a higher power exercised mercy and sent him to Carolina, who also suck, but far less.

In an interview with the Charlotte Observer, the 27-year-old undrafted receiver described how the New York Jets culture nearly crushed his soul.

“It was times when I was in New York that I honestly, I just didn’t, I felt like I was losing my love for football. It was days I wouldn’t even want to go to the building like I didn’t like feeling like that … there was just a lot of things. I just wasn’t genuinely happy there all the time.

And in Carolina, it just felt like a new breath of air for me and I just (felt) at a real peace, I felt comfortable. Like I actually liked Charlotte. I was excited to go to work every day and get better and just enjoy even though things weren’t always 100% how we would want them to be, but I still was happy being there and still enjoyed it.”

In his first season with the Panthers, Anderson secured a team-high 95 receptions and career-high 1,096 receiving yards.

Seahawks safety and former Jets sufferer Jamal Adams had a similar experience with cursed franchise. He said on the “All Things Covered” podcast in November:

“Bro, I fought depression in New York. And I’m man enough to say it. I came home after a tough loss and just sat in my room in the dark — no phone, no TV. [My dad] hated to see me like that. It killed my pops so much. … He was calling my agent at the time and saying, ‘Hey man, I don’t like seeing my son like this. I need him out of this situation.’ It took a toll on my life outside of football.”

If the Jets offered me a job, I’m not sure I’d take it. And I’m already miserable.

Fireman Ed, how do you do it bro?

[h/t New York Post]

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