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.
Just how sophisticated should our game plan be for Yom Kippur? ...
Geno Smith got his shot and he missed. Actually, let me correct myself: Geno Smith got his shot and he missed wildly.
That shiny first date newness of Week 1 has worn off and it's time to settle in for the long grind of the season. But here's the thing, it's still too early to really know what kind of talent these teams have.
NY Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan has been called many things. Churchillian isn't one of them. It should. The similarities with the former British Prime Minister are almost uncanny.
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.
With strong arms typically used to score touchdowns, Nelson picked up the young boy and just held him. With the young boy in his arms, a fire began burning in Nelson's heart that sparked an idea in his mind.
Having served his time, is Michael Vick entitled to resume his profession? I'd say yes. Are people entitled to protest him and his animal abuse past? Also yes. But what about the bigger question: Does an uber-violent sport attract or even cultivate violence?
Originally printed in New York Post On Friday, the New York Jets signed Michael Vick to a one-year contract worth $5 million. His return on that inv...
The die is cast. Rex Ryan will remain the coach of the New York Jets. Owner Woody Johnson made the right call. After all, this was a team that traded ...
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.