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.
The conclusion is inescapable: The New York Jets are entering a new era: They are willing to spend big but wisely. Team weaknesses are not wished away but addressed. The general manager and the head coach are on the same page.
One of the many great things about living in New York City is the abundance of sports teams. In every major sport, New York has not one, but at least two professional teams -- a luxury not afforded to smaller cities like Cleveland or even more cosmopolitan ones like Boston.
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.
Atlanta handed New Orleans its fifth straight home loss with a 30-14 win in the Big Easy, which it has been for opposing road teams of late. The Falcons set up a winner takes all showdown with the Panthers next week and eliminated the Saints from playoff contention.
When the Colts trailed 21-7 in the third quarter; Indy had just an 11 percent chance of winning. Andrew Luck threw a one-yard touchdown pass to T.Y. Hilton with 32 seconds left to rally Indianapolis to a 25-24 victory.
The collective, will, wisdom and "ownership" of the Jets nation has now clearly spoken. It is yelling: "Fire John Idzik." Woody Johnson, hope you are listening.
The New York Jets avoided setting a franchise record for consecutive losses by defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-13 Sunday afternoon. Michael Vick threw two touchdowns and the Jets forced four turnovers in the win.
I'm very worried about being a New York Jets fan. I'm not talking about the usual nonsense of what it is to be a Jets fan but, the usual nonsense of being a complete pessimist the day after the draft.
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.