Many Jets fans want the team to lose the rest of its games so that it can select one of the two stud quarterbacks in next year’s draft. And while that could very well happen, veteran linebacker Calvin Pace doesn’t buy the logic.
Stories about dissension in the ranks when a team is enduring a terrible season are nothing new. But when it comes to the Jets, they are usually too juicy to sweep under the rug.
Forget that 43-23 loss to Buffalo four weeks ago. This Jets team, Rex Ryan insists, is nothing like that one.
The bravado was back, even if just for one happy postgame press conference. “For people that count this football team out, you do so at your own risk, at your own peril,” Ryan Ryan said Sunday.
The Jets suffered their sixth straight loss, the longest streak in Rex Ryan’s six seasons as coach, after taking a 19-17 lead with just under 9 minutes left in the third quarter.
Calvin Pace wondered aloud Tuesday about how the Jets could somehow get the quarterback-dominant Packers, Bears, Lions, Chargers, Broncos and Patriots in a row.
Every week, we’ll rank the best players in local sports history by uniform/jersey number, in sets of 10. So with that said, let’s start from the top. Here are 99-90.
The way the Jets are talking, you may want to start saving up for playoff tickets now. But Lombardi trophies aren’t won on the back pages.
The Jets have re-signed veteran linebacker Calvin Pace to a two-year deal, bringing back one of their sacks leaders from last season.
Following the Jets’ 20-7 victory over the Miami Dolphins, Jets owner Woody Johnson announced that head coach Rex Ryan will return in 2014.
According to an NFL executive, the Jets will likely opt to bring back Rex Ryan. Neither general manager John Idzik nor owner Woody Johnson have commented on the head coach’s job security.
If Rex Ryan knows what his future holds with the New York Jets, he’s not letting on. Ryan was loose and playful after the Jets’ final full practice Friday, appearing anything but a coach on the hot seat.
The Jets coach said this week he’s talked at length to his brother Rob, defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints, about stopping Cam Newton and the Panthers.
Rookie quarterback Geno Smith has struggled mightily lately, having completed 25 passes in his past three games. That’s 25 total — eight against New Orleans, eight at Buffalo and nine against Baltimore.
The Jets graduated Sunday. They beat a good Saints team, led by a good quarterback in Drew Brees, 26-20, through timely offense and fantastic defense.