Found October 29, 2012 on
Turn On The Jets:
New York Jets
What an embarrassment. The Jets faced Miami with a chance to go 3-1 in the AFC East and head into the bye week at 4-4, having overcome major injuries in the process. In position to fight for a playoff road they battled so hard the past month to stay on a path towards. Instead, they honored the ultimate brave Jet Dennis Byrd, on the day of his jersey retirement ceremony, with a “Same Old Jets” performance. It was so ugly from top to bottom.
1 – The Jets Are Leaderless
The Jets entered an essential must win situation at home against a beatable team and didn’t show up. Period. They exit this putrid 30-9 loss with the undeniable truth that there are no leaders on this team. Not one player. Not one coach. The 3-5 Jets are now an unmanned drone, with no direction, and little ammunition to drop over any targeted destination.
Just when you thought that leadership could emerge out of Antonio Cromartie, he foolishly dislocates a finger on the first drive while getting a penalty for talking smack with Reggie Bush. Just when you thought that Rex Ryan had a feel for his team this year, he notes afterwards that his team practiced well leading up to Sunday. Which was why the brutal showing came as a shock to him.
Just when you believed Mark Sanchez, the only Jet with the ball in his hands making him capable of masking Jet deficiencies, was ready to take that step as a player others could follow, he becomes part of the problem again. High throws. Late throws. Turnovers. Poor body language. The Jets are leaderless. With the potential to do even more damage to themselves after the break, as Seattle’s 12th man awaits. Poised to ruin a Jet offense that can’t even stay organized at home.
Sundays’ untimely home disaster leaves the Jets on the brink of their own Hurricane Sandy: A perfect storm that may soon blow the doors off of a team no longer able to rally around the theme of damage control.
2 – Smack Talk, Hangovers, Dumpings, And Tebow Time
The Jets didn’t prepare for this huge contest quietly. The Rex and Woody Jets rarely do. This week however, the noise may have contributed to why the Jets best laid plans blew up in their face.
A – Smack Talk over The Reggie Bush saga – Ryan wanted a public apology from the Fish star RB over his Revis “karma” comments weeks back, but the request led instead to smack talk from Laron Landry and Aaron Maybin. This was followed by Dolphin C Mike Pouncey firing back and showing us how fired up the chatter was making Miami. How dumb. Stay quiet. Don’t fire up a team that is starting to believe in themselves. Way to not learn from the Giants disaster last Xmas fellas.
B – The Patriot Hangover - The Jets under Ryan always lay an egg after losing an emotionally hard fought battle with the Patriots. That’s why we aren’t surprised one bit about Sunday. What we don’t understand is how the Jets continue to put so much emotion into the outcome of two games a year, knowing that 9-10 wins usually equals a playoff spot, regardless of what happens against the Pats.
C – Eva and Mark
Eva Longoria broke up with Mark Sanchez this week. No relationship should affect a pro athlete on the playing field, but how do we know that this one didn’t throw 6 off somehow. The QB is the sensitive type so we wouldn’t be shocked if this situation played a small part in his being inaccurate and off timed on so many pass attempts.
D – Tebow Time Takes Time Away From The Jets
The Tim Tebow trade deadline talk, and controversy over how to use him more, were topics the coaches had to respond to way too often this past week. Who spends more time: opposing coaches prepping for Tebow, or Jets coaches justifying the acquisition of Tebow to the media?
3 – Knock Out The Starter And Get Torched By The Backup: Vintage Jet Style
Remember the early 90′s Jets who knocked out fleet footed Eagles star QB Randall Cunningham while up 21-0, only to get beat by backup Bubby Brister? Then maybe YOU were one of those long time diehards secretly excited that Dolphins starter Ryan Tannehill was dinged up just enough to force backup Matt Moore into action from the get go.
What a shame it then was to watch Moore better in sync with his receivers than the Jets STARTING QB was with his. Sometimes it seems that it’s only the Jets who make household names out of clipboard carriers.
Moore didn’t exactly light up Met Life stadium with huge numbers or even need to engineer a comeback. The Dolphins were prepared right from the kickoff. Yet he made big throws on third downs, and deep completions demonstrating how in control at least one QB was yesterday. Even though you wanted to believe that the Jets “elite” defense would be able to rattle a backup with the season on the line.
4 – Sanchez or Tebow?
Its bye week time. Expect the Jets QB debate to dominate the papers. Here’s our take.
Mark Sanchez has not shown that he cant be counted on week in week out to elevate himself into being the difference, for a depleted Jets roster run by a coaching staff that lacks clarity. Losses should not be pinned all on him, but since 6 is the only one who has the ball half the game, we can understand any curiosity at this point about what Tim Tebow could add from an inspirational standpoint. We have some newfound wonder on the subject now ourselves.
Tebow lacks accuracy and consistency throwing the ball but you know what? So does Mark Sanchez too much of the time. Tebow has been known to raise an entire team’s play, even if his own performances are pedestrian statistically.
The Jets need a leader. They already have an inaccurate passer. At this point we are open to anything and as always, nothing would surprise us.
Final note: The tempo of the offense was so poor yesterday, we wonder what the Hets practice during the week. They clearly don’t work on the screen game. Passes are tipped constantly and spacing is awful when they try. The route timing between QB and receiver on basic patterns is too shaky too often as well. To not be able to play faster down a handful of scores in week 8 on top of it all?
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Mike Pouncey #51 of the Miami Dolphins and Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Jets greet each other after the game yesterday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.The Miami Dolphins defeated the New York Jets 30-9. The Tebow sideshow has ruined the Jets year. Either you play the guy, or ship him to Antarctica..-TO
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The Miami Dolphins (4-3) beat the New York Jets (3-5) 30-9, today at MetLife Stadium from East Rutherford, NJ.
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