If the Jets light up the MetLife Stadium scoreboard on Sept. 9, all will be forgotten. But if the offense struggles, you can bet the boo-birds will be out.
Welcome to “Backup Bowl 2012,” a matchup between an unreasonable facsimile of the Jets and an expected unreasonable facsimile of the Eagles.
Defensive end Quinton Coples has enjoyed rave reviews from Rex Ryan since the NFL draft. But after Sunday night’s preseason loss to the Carolina Panthers, Coples found himself in the Jets coach’s doghouse.
Heading into the 2012 season, it was assumed the Jets would be very good defensively. But I’m here to tell you what you probably already know: This unit could very well be a lot more than that.
Just a thought, but perhaps Rex’s starters should get a few plays against the Eagles’ backups on Thursday night in Philadelphia. Maybe then they’ll finally score a touchdown.
Although there’s no saying the Jets are going to make a run at a Super Bowl anytime soon, they’re still not going to be half as bad as Saturday night’s showing. At least you’d better hope not, or it’s going to be a long year.
Tim Tebow picked up some yards by running around a few times. Other than that, there wasn’t much in his Jets debut. Certainly nothing to spark any mania back in New York.
From Rex Ryan to Tim Tebow, the entire New York Jets organization is getting prepared and excited for next season.
With the Jets, I have to deal with schizophrenia. Keep expectations low. Don’t invest your passion this year. It has never been as easy as it sounds.
Getting back to Cortland could not have come at a better time for the Jets. They are trying to turn the page on the locker room turmoil of a year ago as they look to regain the chemistry and the magic that they had during the first two years of the Rex Ryan era.
Quinton Coples is expected to be a starter as a rookie on Rex Ryan’s defensive line after a standout career with the Tar Heels.
The New York Jets have signed seventh-round draft pick Antonio Allen, according to The New York Post. Allen, a strong safety out of the University of South Carolina, inked a four-year deal that includes a $45,896 signing bonus, the paper reported.
Mike DeVito doesn’t want to be seen as the first victim of big rookie defensive lineman Quinton Coples.
The Jets have restructured DeVito’s contract, reducing the veteran player’s salary this season after drafting Quinton Coples in the first round.
Quinton Coples has been held out of 11-on-11 team drills because of what the New York Jets defensive lineman says was “a coach’s decision.”