Tannenbaum delivered a farewell address on Monday to the group of men he signed, traded for or drafted over the last seven years as the team’s GM. And he choked back tears as he read it.
In an otherwise forgettable season, the Jets did get some good news on Wednesday as it was learned that two of the members of their secondary were named to the Pro Bowl.
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.
Ryan’s swagger made for plenty of headlines during his first three seasons in New York. Now, it’s what the coach doesn’t say that raises some eyebrows.
It isn’t one moment or mantra or mistake that felled the Jets this year, or any of the last 43 years. There is a systemic sickness in them, and it’s hard to find a cure.
Where the Jets want to be is in the playoffs, something safety LaRon Landry swore — literally — is still attainable for Gang Green.
Rex Ryan is sticking with Mark Sanchez as the New York Jets’ starting quarterback, but added that the coaching staff will look at “everything” during the bye week because the team has “no wiggle room.”
The Jets retired Dennis Byrd’s number 90 on Sunday. The fans at MetLife Stadium gave the inspirational Byrd a standing ovation.
New York Jets backup running backs Joe McKnight and Bilal Powell did not participate in practice, and their availability for the team’s game on Sunday at New England is uncertain.
Jets tight end Dustin Keller and rookie wide receiver Stephen Hill are active for the team’s game against Indianapolis after missing a few weeks.
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?
The fissure between Johnson, Mike Tannenbaum and Rex Ryan is so pronounced that it has slid from sidebar to spotlight. Ryan somehow lost his native hubris and, along with his missing girth, he literally looks like a coaching carcass at the dais.
The Jets and Giants are like apples and oranges, cats and dogs — green and blue. But Jets center Nick Mangold and Giants safety Antrel Rolle found some common ground Tuesday morning: Mark Sanchez.
This week in Pittsburgh I expect the Jets to play well, but there’s no way that the Gang Green offense can duplicate what they did this past week. The Steelers’ defense will give them trouble.
There were plenty of people doubting Mark Sanchez. It’s just one game, but those naysayers might be having second thoughts now.