With five straight losses and a short week coming up, the Jets are spiraling out of control. Next up: the archrival Patriots in Foxboro.
Raise your hand if you think you can make any sense of this. I’m not sure if the Jets’ defense is good, misunderstood, falsely accused or just one big enigma.
“Shut up,” Richardson said. “If that’s the case, produce a child who can come and make it to the NFL and let’s see what he’s got. Other than that, just shut up. We’ve got coaches to do that.”
New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg took full blame for the timeout call that negated a tying touchdown against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
Sure, it’s just one loss. But to try to take positives from Sunday’s disaster at Lambeau Field would really expose a disturbing case of denial. The Jets beat themselves and there’s just no way to spin it.
For a moment, it seemed as if the Jets had tied the Packers. Touchdown — Jeremy Kerley with about 5 minutes left to the game. One problem…
The Jets respect Aaron Rodgers, but they’re not about to go cower in a corner. Stopping the Green Bay Packers’ all-world quarterback will be the focal point of Gang Green’s approach Sunday when they travel to Lambeau Field looking to go 2-0.
Despite beating the Raiders by 10 points last season, the Jets said they came away from the game feeling like they only completed half of their mission. That’s because Oakland ran all over their stout and prideful defense.
“Got some kinks to work out,” Richardson said. “You can notice that stuff, little stuff like that. It’s to the point where he don’t trust his offensive line that much, ’cause he’s watching the rush.”
Smith is brimming with confidence, and with that comes increased respect in the locker room. The bottom line, though, is the success — or failure — of Rex Ryan’s team could depend on Smith’s performance this season.
The 24-year-old might be the Jets’ most valuable player. A first alternate for the Pro Bowl last year, he heads into his fourth season with even higher expectations.
A little over a month since Sam announced his desire to become the first openly gay NFL player, he lifted 225 pounds 19 times, ran the 40-yard dash in an unofficial time of 4.69 seconds and jumped 30 inches.
“I lived with Michael Sam,” Richardson said. “Regular guy, has his own sexuality. Didn’t take nothing from him. He was a great teammate, a great person. Everything you wanted out of him, you got out of him.”
Peyton Manning has won his fifth Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award in a landslide.
Jets DE Sheldon Richardson was named the NFL Defensive Rookie Of The Year. Richardson received 23 votes; Kiko Alonso, a second-round choice (46th overall), got 19 votes.