Here is my first and only crack at predicting the initial 53-man roster. I did my best to steer clear of similar lists from other writers, reporters and outlets. Without further adieu…
For the Jets to exceed somewhat low expectations this season, they need Santonio Holmes to return and do what he does best — provide not just the requisite statistics, but more of his signature moments.
At the beginning of camp, we dissected the offense under new coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. Now, we take a look at defense and special teams.
Who is gone? Who has arrived? Who is primed for a breakout season? Who might be on the chopping block? We’ll tackle all of that starting…NOW!
Idzik needs to have a short list of candidates to replace Ryan and his coaching staff. If you see six other teams hire their head coach before the Jets do next offseason, you’ll know Idzik is not prepared.
Smith has many issues, but footwork is the biggest. He is struggling to understand the mechanics, and that leads to overall sloppiness. He is not ready to play right now, and he’ll have to pick it up quite a bit if he is going to be able to contribute this year.
Holmes has been out since last September, when he broke his left foot. He spoke Wednesday about his long recovery and “learning to walk again.”
My guess is that the Jets took one look at Tebow during off-season workouts, then another in training camp, and then came to the decision that they made a horrible mistake.
Tebow said “it just happened” that he didn’t play in the package usually reserved for him, but multiple reports said he actually asked out of running the wildcat earlier in the week.
If you look at the big picture, Monday night’s loss — which mercifully eliminated the Jets from the AFC playoff race — was a good thing for the franchise. And the comic ineptitude made it even better.
Tim Tebow, whose role in the offense has been limited, fully participated in practice Wednesday despite a rib injury and is expected to play.
The Jets played a turnover-free game in St. Louis as they marched to a 27-13 victory over the Rams.
If the Jets don’t get to 3-3, it’s going to be hard to stay in the race for a playoff spot. Playoffs? Did I just say playoffs?
Why not go all in? Bring Terrell Owens into the circus. Ryan can wear a ringmaster outfit on the sidelines, something the Jets could market in advance of Halloween. Set up three small rings on the sideline. Owens could ride in on a white horse.
They played hard and they played better, but they fell short against the Texans on Monday night at MetLife Stadium. They were fortunate that the 5-0 Texans didn’t play their best game, but the Jets couldn’t take advantage of the opportunities that were in front of them.