Game time: 1 p.m. ET, Sept. 8
The season hasn't started yet, and things already seem bleak for coach Rex Ryan and the New York Jets.
A familiar face is looking to make sure of it.
With rookie Geno Smith starting at quarterback, Ryan and the Jets attempt to put their tumultuous preseason behind them when they welcome their former star cornerback Darrelle Revis and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to MetLife Stadium on Sunday.
Missing the playoffs for the second year in a row in 2012 triggered changes for the Jets, including the hiring of general manager John Idzik and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.
Still, Ryan returns for a fifth season after leading New York to a 6-10 record last year, missing the playoffs again as the luster from reaching back-to-back AFC championship games in 2009 and '10 continues to fade.
Ryan didn't do himself or the Jets any favors, overseeing a quarterback competition that produced an injured Mark Sanchez and no clear winner. A dubious decisi...