Smith admitted he was frustrated to learn he was no longer the Jets’ starting quarterback. But he wasn’t surprised. He also didn’t have much of a reaction: “I just went on with my day.”
Ryan said that the decision “isn’t any long-term deal or whatever,” but adds that it is “the right decision for this time.”
Seven straight losses. The remainder of the season is meaningless. Why even debate the merits of who is the better quarterback between Geno Smith and Michael Vick?
New York loses their seventh game in a row as Gang Green falls apart on both sides of the football.
Whether it was Geno Smith or Michael Vick, it really didn’t matter much on a mistake-filled day for the Jets. “Let me tell you,” coach Rex Ryan said, “I’m getting sick and tired of the losing.”
Understand that by all rights, Rex Ryan has eight more games to go in his Jets coaching career. The only question is whether he chooses execution or suicide.
When it comes to the Jets, one can always expect it to get worse. And yesterday provided another example in that line of thinking.
Percy Harvin says the Jets won’t be making him available to the media until later in the week, when he’s sure to face a whole new round of questions about his departure from Seattle.
There seem to be two types of Jets fans. The long-suffering fan who toils in tired desperation, the Joe & Evan, “Oh, the pain!” gang. They plod down the decades in quiet resignation. The there is Fan Guy, the disgrace that calls Twitter home.
The Jets’ backup QB was stunningly critical when he acknowledged he wasn’t prepared to play last Sunday. The comments drew the ire of fans and the media — and kudos from his head coach.
“Maybe I didn’t prepare or I wasn’t prepared,” the 34-year-old said. “But I’ll tell you what: It won’t happen again.”
Despite statistics that show the Jets are just horrible, Rex Ryan made a strong case Wednesday that denial ain’t just a river in Egypt.
Smith is in a rut, on and off the field. But he’s getting another chance to hold on to his starting job, and knows that if he doesn’t improve quickly, he could end up back on the sideline — maybe for good.
The Jets are appalling. The Jets are lost. The Jets are losers.
The coach is blaming himself, the QB situation is a mess and the defense suddenly can’t stop anyone. The Jets are 1-4, on a four-game skid and facing a season on the verge of spiraling out of control.