This was a Rich Kotite type of a season, punctuated by mistakes, turnovers, missed opportunities and, above all, losses. Will the Jets fly again? There is some reason for hope, but a lot of patience will be required first.
The Seattle Seahawks are the defending world champions and owners of a 9-4 record. They have seen firsthand the distinct challenges of what it takes to repeat, and why the NFL hasn't seen a back-to-back champ since New England a decade ago. Just one month ago, the team seemed in total disarray -- unable to establish a consistent aerial attack with and without the traded Percy Harvin and unable to generate the same defensive dominance from a year ago.
Sanchez, who had 17 multi-interception games in four years as the Jets starter, was not exactly known for hanging onto the ball, but was much better at controlling the game and giving the defense something to worry about... at least more than Smith.
The Rex Ryan era ended this Sunday after the miserable 43-23 loss to the Buffalo Bills at Met Life Stadium. Whether the once brash, Super-Bowl pledging, "ain't here to kiss Bill Belichick's rings" coach is put out of his misery now or at season's end ultimately make little difference.
Geno Smith got his shot and he missed. Actually, let me correct myself: Geno Smith got his shot and he missed wildly.
As the NFL pre-season is about to commence, one thing is inevitable: the national and local media will be unable to resist the temptation of calling the Jets a circus. There's one problem with this stereotype: It has nothing to do with reality.
The animosity of the home crowd toward Smith was so intense Sunday that one could almost forget the vitriol once dedicated to the Jets' previous embattled quarterback, Mark Sanchez.
It is worth keeping in mind, though, that after every catastrophic phase, after every setback, both Greece and the NY Jets have managed to survive, recover and, on occasion, prosper. Both Greeks and Gang Green nation are nothing but truly resilient.
The New York Jets have just announced a Mark Sanchez jersey buyback sale that launches Thursday night. This, finally, is the kind of positive publicity the New York Jets are rewarding their long suffering fans with.
A Harris poll shows that the NFL popularity is at an all time high. 59 percent of the population says they follow pro football. The other 41 percent follow the Browns.
I realize that New York City is a tough town to play in because it is the media capital or the world and all that, but does it have to be that way? Can compassion and optimism at least be considered?
The New York Daily News reports that the Jets will try to trade quarterback Mark Sanchez after the season.
The nationally televised humiliation of Tim Tebow by the New York Jets started from day one.
The Jets show Mark Sanchez the bench as Greg McElroy will start Sunday against San Diego.
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