The Giants’ opener in Detroit next Monday night shouldn’t make or break their season. But Victor Cruz doesn’t see it that way.
Giants safety Antrel Rolle says running back David Wilson has only two options after his nightmarish season opener: “He can either get in the tank, or he can man up.” Rolle didn’t recommend, however, that Wilson blast his critics on Twitter.
A video is making the rounds of a football fan being a football fan. Except this particular Jets diehard is in elementary school — he’s just 7 years old, according to the clip posted to YouTube.
Most of the focus after New York’s Week 1 loss has been on second-year RB David Wilson, who was benched in the second half due to fumble-itis. Victor Cruz knows what he’s going through.
Former Giants center Shaun O’Hara took his displeasure to Twitter: “I think it’s total BS that @GovChristie is sitting next to Jerry Jones in his suite during a NYG game. Sellout. #JerseyStrong.”
“I’m never going to panic,” Smith said after beating Tampa Bay. “I’m never in panic mode. It’s a game. It’s something that I’ve been playing my entire life.”
New York started the game with turnovers on their first three drives, all in the first 6½ minutes. There were two INTs by Eli Manning, including his first pass. That’s not how you want to start a season.
Jets coach Rex Ryan was correct in his post-game comments — there’s no apology for winning an ugly game in the NFL. But he also must know that he was oh-so-close to getting run out of town only one game into his final contract year.
With rookie Geno Smith starting at quarterback, the Jets attempt to put their tumultuous preseason behind them when they welcome their former star cornerback Darrelle Revis and Tampa Bay to MetLife Stadium on Sunday.
Tampa Bay knows it is facing an inexperienced rookie Sunday, a guy who took all of 69 snaps in preseason games. It won’t be a big surprise to anyone in the stadium if the Buccaneers do all they can to try to rattle Geno Smith.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis thinks it’s pretty darn funny that Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith hasn’t studied him on tape.
With just five carries for 11 yards and no passing attempts, Tim Tebow didn’t do much on the field Sunday. But according to NFL.com’s weekly power rankings, the rising New York Jets are now the New York “Tebow.”
Rex Ryan disagrees with Bills defensive end Mario Williams’ claim that right tackle Austin Howard illegally used hands to the face to block him Sunday.
Bottom line, Scott did more harm than good with his little outburst. He made his team look foolish at 1-0, as if they needed any more bad press after a sometimes comical offseason.
Jets fans thought they could breathe a sigh of relief on Monday morning. Turns out the initial reports on Darrelle Revis were wrong.