A fan who credits a Jets game with alerting her to what turned out to be breast cancer served as an honorary captain for the Jets’ game against the Pittsburgh Steelers this weekend.
Denver over Jacksonville may have been the clear-cut choice of many knockout pool players, but count me as one Jets fan who could see Sunday’s exasperating 19-6 home loss to Pittsburgh coming from a mile away.
For all that went wrong, some of Smith’s problems were the fault of the coaching staff. Rex Ryan and Marty Mornhinweg called a conservative game, so much so that they hamstrung the rookie from what he does best.
The good vibrations that recently surrounded Rex Ryan, Geno Smith and the New York Jets were shelved yesterday afternoon at MetLife Stadium, as the Steelers knocked Rexy’s Gang Green down a few pegs with a 19-6 win.
Rex Ryan feels the Jets must strive for consistency. “We’re striving for consistency and we’re not quite there. We have to get there in a hurry,” Ryan said.
Geno Smith was intercepted twice as the Jets lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers 19-6. Gang Green’s record now stands at 3-3.
The Jets are boosted ahead of Sunday’s matchup with the Steelers as cornerback Antonio Cromartie is active.
“It’s a Mike Tomlin-coached football team, so we know they’re going to be prepared,” Jets head coach Rex Ryan said. “They’re going to be hungry coming in here.”
Ask Cotchery if Sunday will serve as a homecoming of sorts when he and the rest of the Steelers play at the Meadowlands and Cotchery just shakes his head. “I’ve been adopted by the Steelers, man,” he says.
Al Dukes spread some joy around Friday morning in the Allstate Studio with a performance we won’t soon forget.
The Jets lost one of the best pass rushers, Antwan Barnes, to a season ending knee injury. Who will pick up the slack for Gang Green?
If you are one of those people who has Bill Cowher on a head coaching wish list, it might be time to move on to someone else.
Last week, I pegged the Jets as not ready for prime time. Hence the crow, which I’ll gladly chow down if it means I’ve just witnessed the turning point in the maturity of Gang Green.
Now, one major thread in that curtain is gone. L.C. Greenwood, he of the height and heft and six Pro Bowls and four rings, as central to the dynasty as anyone not named Joe Greene or Jack Lambert, died of natural causes.
The Hall-of-Fame quarterback and national television analyst said the league is disrespecting teams by scheduling them across the pond.