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.
The first and most obvious argument in favor of keeping Rex past 2013 lies in coming to grips with just how emphatically his team has defied "expert" analysts' expectations this season.
The Jets are a corrective to the spoiled brat, indulgent, I want it all now, mentality that is way too prevalent in our age. The Jets teach patience, perseverance and how to grapple with disappointment.
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.
Studying the Constitution and the country's foundational documents can be very helpful. But so can be focusing on America's contemporary passion: football.
I am constantly cheering against the Patriots. My dislike of the Patriots has grown to such an extent that I am willing to give up on my favorite division and conference as long as it means a Patriots' defeat. Our Congress seems to be behaving in a similar way.
Hatred and bias against the Jets will not go away anytime soon. The best way to deal with them is for the Jets to finally win another Super Bowl, thus allowing feelings of envy to have a firm basis in reality.
I really like Rex Ryan but he aspires to something he will never be -- a great head coach. Ryan is one of the best defensive coordinators in professional football but he will never find success running an NFL team.
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.
When the defending Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens take on Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos on Sept. 5th, it will mark 214 days since the last pro football game.
Football's status augurs well for the future international standing of America. This is because football teaches the significance of time management, the importance of teamwork and the imperative to cultivate mind and body.
I am a Palestinian-American with big ideas; dreams so big, they consist of becoming the next Hillary Clinton, Madeline Albright, or Condoleezza Rice. But I sometimes see a red sign in front of me that reads: STOP.
If the leadership lessons of Woody Johnson can help fix them same ol' Jets, one can only imagine what they could have done for the economy.
I'm proud to be walking for marriage with Garden State Equality. A wise man once helped me understand that even after you've been fighting for 30 years for your rights, you still don't let people trample on you.
Rob Gronkowski is, perhaps, one of the best tight ends to play the game and a likely hall of famer. Predictably, we have seen a lot of Rob this off-season, mostly featured in stories about his "off-the-field" antics.
Tim Tebow didn't create this circus, and his livelihood and professional career shouldn't be punished for it.