Found November 05, 2012 on
Turn On The Jets:
Since the Jets last left us with an abysmal showing against the Fish, Hurricane Sandy ripped through the region. By the time of Sunday’s kickoff we may even have a new Commander in Chief. So much can change in a few week’s time. In the NFL, fourteen days is an eternity. Given the opportunity to reflect during the bye week, here is where we stand on the state of the Jets.
Sandy Was A Tale Of Two Cities
So much for living breathing and eating football. How about just living, eating and breathing?
It goes without saying that being downtown near evacuation zone A during the storm was rough. No power, no heat, and dwindling supplies being sold by depleted stores was the scene right afterwards. We heard the Con Ed explosion. It happened just blocks away. Midway through the post Sandy fallout, my girlfriend and I were fortunate enough to have a place to stay up near Central Park West. What a different world.
Life was business as usual uptown. There were streets lit up unlike below 40th st and the new neighborhood “NoPo,” meaning no power. People going to and from work. Supermarkets were stocked. A stark difference from the images we began to see of places downtown and ravaged areas like New Dorp, on televised news reports.
Being across the street from Central Park, we watched the NYC Marathon drama unfold firsthand. Generators and media tents set up for Sunday, then packed up after Mayor Bloomberg called the race odd on Friday.
The experience of seeing both NYC worlds was an unforgettable one. After so much time focusing on the Jets and their forgettable first half, the perspective on the things in life that really count, was sorely needed. We wish all the storm ravaged regions and families a speedy recovery. Our thoughts are with you and more donations from our end will be on the way in the coming weeks.
The QB Nonsense
Chalk our hardened view this week of the Jets QB drama up to last week’s historic disruption caused by Sandy, but enough is enough. The Jets have to use Tim Tebow and quit being afraid of his upside.
If the effects of Tebow engineering a TD drive rattle Sanchez’s confidence, too bad. The Jets have to score now, win now, and find leadership now. If #6 can’t step up out of the role of some three point shooting role player, let someone else try. We need a general running this operation. It’s no longer about who makes what throws more consistently. It’s about a QB commanding respect and getting others to follow. We have had it.
The young Seahawks are fast, strong, energetic, and hell to deal with at home. If the Jets plan to bring their sorry attitude from the Miami drubbing out West with them, we have a suggestion before they do.
Stay at home and save yourself a second straight embarrassment.
After Sundays results, only the Colts and Steelers are at a wildcard leading 5-3. The Dolphins, who the Jets still could end up winning a divisional tie breaker against, are 4-4. The Chargers, who will face the Jets in December, are also 4-4. Being a paltry 3-5 (along with Buffalo, Oakland and Cincinnati) never looked so good.
The Jets have the opportunity to put the first eight games behind them and somehow STILL reach their goals.
The question is, what have the coaches learned about their current personnel in the past eight days and what do they plan on doing about it? We will soon find out. No excuses allowed.
After all, alot of people locally right now have it alot worse and are standing tall despite the extreme conditions. The undermanned Jets would be wise to seek a little professional inspiration from them.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Rex Ryan and the New York Jets did not play this past weekend. That has not kept him or his team out of the news, however, as Ryan rarely remains silent for more than a day or so at a time. he just can’t help himself. But after another disappointing start to the 2012 NFL season that has resulted in a 3-5 start, Ryan admits that his Jets are not really in playoff contention in what...
Have you seen the standings in the AFC at the halfway point of the season? Even the most pessimistic New York Jets fan can’t proclaim their season over yet, particularly when taking the team’s schedule into consideration.
There is no question the next three games are going to be difficult. The Jets are rightfully 6.5 point underdogs this week and will be underdogs the following...
New York Jets coach Rex Ryan has earned the dubious title as the National Football League's most overrated coach, according to a Sporting News poll. The poll consisted of 103 anonymous responses from 27 teams. Ryan received 35 votes, followed by New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who had 16. Philadelphia Eagles Andy Reid was third with nine votes. "His coaching...
Despite all the huffing and puffing from their loud-mouthed head coach, the foundation of this Jets team was built on straw and stick instead of brick. This team was never built to win. They were built to be entertaining, sell tickets, and sweep headlines, but not contend for championships. Awful decision making, no relevant draft picks since the Mangini era, bad personnel moves...
Once you go black, you never go back T
Rumor has it that Tim Tebow is voting for Barack Obama for a second term. Our source out of Jacksonville where Tebow has been spending his bye week says ” Tim has been going back and fourth with his own team trying to figure out wether to go public with this announcement. Personally I don’t care who Tebow votes for, but would def like to...
Florham Park, N.J. - Before we delve into the Jets and their bye week along let me say on behalf of everyone here at Jetsinsider.com we'd like to offer our sincere condolences to everyone who was affected by Hurricane Sandy. I myself just got my power back last night, I live in north Jersey 15 minutes from the Jets facilities and we were fortunate enough to only get hit by wind...
Sporting News recently conducted a poll of 103 NFL players from 27 different teams on a variety of topics including the NFL's most overrated head coach. The results aren't surprising.
Rex Ryan won the dubious honor of being selected as the NFL's most overrated head coach with 35 votes, topping Bill Belichick by 19 votes. Andy Reid came in a distant third with just...
The New York Jets have been a Jekyll and Hyde team so far in 2012. While the Green and White sit at a dismal record of 3-5, they've shown flashes of brilliance and promise despite a disappointing campaign.
To no one’s surprise (except maybe Andy Reid’s), New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan was named the most overrated head coach in the NFL. The Sporting News conducted a mid-season survey of 103 current NFL players from 27 teams and Rex topped the list.
The rest of the list breaks down as follows:
Rex Ryan, Jets (35 votes)
Bill Belichick, Patriots (16 votes)
Andy Reid, Eagles (9...
Reads like Bart Scott wrote that one.
That adorably blunt detail and many others pertaining to how the Senators scout are contained in this two-part series Garrioch had over the weekend, embedding on the road with Pierre Dorion. The highlight for my money is the inclusion of Dorion's scouting report on Karlsson from the '08 U-18's in Kazan, Russia (a portion...