Geno Smith was not the sole or even the primary cause for the Jets' loss to the Raiders. But he is also not a franchise QB and certainly not the future for the Jets. There is now serious cause for concern about how the rest of the season will play out.
It's hard to believe this is the same team that lost ten games before their first win last season. The new and improved Raiders are now in contention in the AFC for the first time in twelve years.
The New York Jets were once again defeated by the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. This defeat really stings. But it is precisely at this low point that we should count our blessings and realize that after four long years, a playoff berth is eminently achievable, even likely.
Led by a bruising running back and veteran wide receiver, the Jets are seeing success they haven't seen in years. Here are some of the Jets heroes from the first quarter of the season.
It took a long trip to get it done, crossing over five time zones, but the New York Jets got it done. The Jets were clearly the more prepared team, getting out to a big lead early, and holding on to take down the Miami Dolphins 27-14.
The New York Jets came in flying high, but have come back down to Earth, falling on Sunday to the Philadelphia Eagles by the score of 24-17. The Eagles broke out to 24-0 lead and a late comeback fell short, as the team fell to 2-1.
The New York Jets return home on Sunday, flying high off of their 20-7 victory of the Indianapolis Colts. The Jets are feeling good with their season starting off at 2-0, and they play host to a reeling Philadelphia Eagles team that has begun the year at 0-2.
The New York Jets are flying high at 2-0, and looking forward to playing at home this weekend. Sunday, the Jets take on Chip Kelly's Philadelphia Eagles, who come into the game reeling at 0-2, trying to find their way with a big bunch of new pieces.
The New York Jets are flying out of the gate in 2015, making the hire of Todd Bowles look like the best hire the franchise has made since Bill Parcells.
Good news: Ahmed Zayat, owner of American Pharoah, announced that his horse would not be retired and would finish the season at the Breeder's Cup running in the Classic.
Inanimate objects are out to get me. I can deal with human beings, either by ignoring them or by telling them such dumb jokes that they ignore me. But machines have me baffled.
Geno Smith is not a leader. Period. It would have been simply inconceivable for a Peyton Manning or a Joe Namath or [enter here the name of any great QB] to be shown such disrespect and punched for an off the field reason by a teammate.
While the gridiron may allegedly flow with milk and honey, the supply of Jets fans who thought Geno Smith was capable of leading them to glory were few and far between, even before a teammate felt the need to ruin his grill piece.
Everyone has heard about the "Deflategate" situation ad nauseum. Punishment has been laid down, splitting the fans of the sport, Patriots fans vs. everyone else. In response to the fine levied to the Patriots, a fan started a "Go Fund Me" campaign to pay the team's $1 million bill.
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The overall impression is that the franchise is now in the hands of football savvy, mature, grownups. There are no signs of former GM John Idzik's catastrophic draft cluelessness. By all accounts, the NY Jets had a great draft this year that was universally praised.