In a season of disappointment, inconsistency and one weird event after another enveloping the Jets, Plaxico Burress, of all people, has been the one of the few members of this organization who has performed as advertised.
Rex Ryan may be $75,000 lighter in the wallet. But ask him about his floundering team’s future, and he’s all rainbows and lollipops.
The sun is setting on the Jets’ season. When it’s finally dead and buried, this franchise will need another course correction. A great place to start would be finding an offensive coordinator who can actually teach Mark Sanchez a thing or two.
The Jets won’t have much time to dwell on their loss to the Patriots. They have a short turnaround with a game at Denver against the unpredictable Tim Tebow on Thursday night, and some players thought that might be exactly what they need.
With everything to gain or lose, the Jets chose the latter. Last night wasn’t about tactics; it was about temerity. The Patriots wanted it more. Much more. There’s no other way to explain the score despite the disparity in talent.
Things just got real in a hurry. The situation is so different now, the Jets, left for dead in the division race three weeks ago, are now actually expected to win the AFC East. That, my friends, is no typo.
Be of good cheer, Santonio. The work will come. In the meantime, keep the pouts down and the wins up.
Not even Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum, mostly revered among fans, was safe from the straight talk of Jenkins.
LaDainian Tomlinson won’t say he has pointed to this game for 1 1/2 years. He won’t admit facing the San Diego Chargers on Sunday as a New York Jets running back stands out on his calendar.
Rex Ryan opened his mouth and got Chargers-Jets week off to a rousing start.
Brian Schottenheimer is trying to get the New York Jets’ offense back on track and keep the locker room from falling apart.
Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes said the team is heading into its game against the Dolphins with “a feeling of desperation.”
The Jets dumped Derrick Mason on the Texans and then claimed the move was spurred by Mason’s non-production and the team’s desire to get Jeremy Kerley seriously into the wide receiver mix.
Derrick Mason couldn’t shape up, so the Jets shipped him out.
Jets fans have never accepted Brian Schottenheimer as one of their own. And the reason is simple: Gang Green always seems to need a month to do what other teams often do in a minute.