Found September 14, 2013 on Football and Futbol:
TEAMS: New York Jets
Ed Mullholand-US Presswire Late Saturday morning, ESPN’s Rich Cimini reported that the New York Jets have placed injured quarterback Mark Sanchez on short term injured reserve. Sanchez will be inactive until he becomes eligible to return during the team’s Bye week, Week 10 (2nd week of November). After a week of rampant rumors about how the Jets and Sanchez will handle the quarterback’s injury “situation,” this curious and outright confusing saga will be put to rest—at least until Week 10. This decision by the team allows rookie quarterback Geno Smith to continue starting without the potential distraction of the Sanchez saga. For the next seven games, Mark Sanchez will be nothing more than an inactive player, ineligible to dress for a game—all but certainly eliminating any stress or questions for Geno about being benched in favor of the veteran. Over the next seven games, Geno will have the opportunity to work through his rookie mistakes, build on his successes and solidify himself as the future of this team under center. However, if Geno fails to achieve the aforementioned, the quarterback who led this team to back-to-back AFC Championship games his first two seasons, before turning into a turnover machine the following two seasons, will be there to step in and replace him. Sanchez has been anything but shy about reminding people he actually won the QB competition before his shoulder injury. If the latter occurs, (Geno failing to adequately progress over the next seven games), expect the Jersey Circus to reach Tebow levels of absurdity. Commentators, (myself included), have stated that Sanchez should start over elsewhere with a clean slate in a lower pressure situation. But, Sanchez most likely doesn’t pay attention to NFL pre-game shows or FootballandFutbol, which is probably for the best. With the Jets being off Week 10, the first game of Sanchez’s eligibility will be a Week 11 divisional matchup in Buffalo, (or perhaps Toronto), against the Bills on November 17th. But for now Geno leads the team against those same Buffalo Bills on September 22nd at home. Check back for updates during the week at

Report: Dee Milliner may not get off the bench any time soon

According to Seth Walder of the New York Daily News,  Jets rookie cornerback Dee Milliner may not get back in the starting lineup anytime soon after being benched on Thursday night. Jets head coach Rex Ryan believes that Milliner’s progress as been stunted due to shoulder surgery back in March. “I don’t know. We’ll see,” Ryan said about his starting status. “The young...

Geno Smith lacks the support to win

If the New York Jets had a theme song for Thursday night, it would’ve been Snoop Dogg’s “Drop it like its Hot”. Geno Smith put together an uneven game at best in a 13 to 10 loss to the New England Patriots.The Jets defense did a great job holding Tom Brady in check most of the game as Mo Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson kept pressure on Brady. Take it with a grain of salt...

Jets’ D’Brickashaw Ferguson and Willie Colon ejected after scuffle

The New England Patriots sealed the deal in an ugly and wet win against the New York Jets Thursday with an Aqib Talib interception of rookie QB Geno Smith late in the 4th quarter. As he danced over to the sideline, Jets center Nick Mangold blatantly hurled his body at the back of Talib’s knees for a late hit out of bounds.

Sanchez placed on short-term IR

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has been placed on injured reserve-designated for return, meaning he will not be able to play for the next eight weeks. Sanchez injured his right shoulder in the team's third preseason game against the Giants. He has opted to try to rehabilitate the injury rather than have season-ending surgery. The team announced the move on Saturday. The exact...

Jets place Mark Sanchez on short-term injured reserve

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez will miss more than half of the regular season with the shoulder injury he suffered in the preseason. The Jets have announced that Sanchez has been placed on injured reserve designated for return. That means Sanchez can return to practice in six weeks and can return to the active roster in eight weeks. The Jets’ bye is Week 10 so the earliest Sanchez...

Mark Sanchez Placed On IR/Designated To Return List

The Jets have placed quarterback Mark Sanchez on the injured reserve/designated to return list. SOURCE: Albert Breer, NFL.comFantasy Spin:That makes him eligible to return in Week 12. Sanchez has been battling shoulder issues. With Sanchez set to become a free agent after the season, it's possible that he's played his final game as a New York Jet.

Report: Jets Likely To Keep CB Dee Milliner On Bench

Just when you thought the Jets couldn’t get any more messier, the shadow of Darrelle Revis has crept back to the forefront. Whether you want to talk about it or not, Dee Milliner was drafted to replace Revis at cornerback.  The ninth pick in the draft got off to a slow start before he was even drafted, after he had to have shoulder surgery during the spring. Milliner got abused...

Multiple Doctors Advising Mark Sanchez to Skip Surgery

This Mark Sanchez drama about his shoulder injury has become a complete sideshow. Only a day after Mark Sanchez said that he won the starting QB job, reports have surfaced that there are multiple doctors advising that he skip the surgery and just rehab: Multiple doctors have told Mark Sanchez that he should NOT have shoulder surgery at this time, per sources. #nyj — Manish Mehta...

Patriots, Jets Fight Late in Game After Questionable Hit From New York’s Nick Mangold (Video)

The Patriots and Jets don’t like each other, and when you add a questionable hit to the mix, it might as well be gasoline on the fire. That’s what happened in the final seconds of Thursday night’s wet affair in Foxboro, after Geno Smith was intercepted by Aqib Talib to seal the New England win. As Talib carried the ball up the sideline, he waited a moment or two to finally...

Rex Ryan’s defense stymies shorthanded Pats

Week Two’s Thursday Night Game featured AFC East rivals, the New York Jets and the New England Patriots. The game is always a heated, highly competitive game that always sparks football fans’ interest. This year’s matchup lived up to the hype, turning out to be a nail-biter until the final seconds. Gang Green fell short, losing 13-10, but it was a great leap forward for the Jets.

Rex: Would be different if we caught football

BY NICK ST. DENISAt a glance, Geno Smith's Thursday night stat line was porous. Smith completed just 15 of 35 pass attempts for 214 yards and three interceptions -- all of which came in the fourth quarter.What isn't in the stat line are the drops. And there were a lot of them.“Obviously (Smith)’s numbers would look a lot different if we caught the football,” Jets coach...

Forecasting the future of Mark Sanchez

  From the moment that the New York Jets brain-trust drafted quarterback Geno Smith the in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, it was more than apparent that Smith was their new guy.The rookie was seemingly defeated in a quarterback competition that he had already won before he put on a green and white jersey. Incumbent Mark Sanchez lost the confidence of the front office last...

Will Nick Mangold get the Ndamukong Suh treatment after dirty hit?

Bucs vs. Bucs: Everyone Loses

Image c/o The Bucs’ first series of last week’s loss against the Jets was an unmitigated disaster. When QB Josh Freeman’s headset stopped working, he was forced to take a time out. Back on the field, the headset continued to malfunction amidst the crowd noise, and the Bucs were slapped with two delay of game penalties in a row. After a sack and a false start penalty...
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