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New York Jets
As we do every Friday, The Xpert Eye takes a look at the passing and rushing matchups to identify those you should exploit as well as those you should avoid. As usual, don’t bench your studs because of the matchup; use these write-ups to make decisions between somewhat equally ranked starters.
With the exception of a few Wildcat plays here and there, Vick had yet to play any real football for the Jets before Sunday’s game against the Bills. The mobile ex-Falcon and ex-Eagle quarterback didn’t exactly play well, but apparently it was enough to edge out Smith as the starter heading into a game against the Kansas City Chiefs according to Rex Ryan.
If the New York media was expecting Jets general manager John Idzik to have anything enlightening to say about the team’s horrendous first half of the 2014 season, they were like everyone who has had to watch a Jets game this season: disappointed.
Yup, you read that right. Apparently, the former Seahawks receiving tandem got in an altercation before the Super Bowl that resulted in a black eye for Golden Tate.
One minute you’re rolling along, thinking Friday is just about over with — the next minute, BLAM, football-world shattering (or shaking, or at least vibrating) trade.
The Jets did a very Jets thing yesterday and called a timeout moments before Geno Smith threw a beautiful, game-tying touchdown pass against the Packers late in the fourth quarter. Should the referees have let that happen?
Welcome to “This Is Totally Your Year,” our overly optimistic preview of the 2014-15 NFL season for all 32 teams. We’ve broken down why every team — yes, even your team (and yes, even your team, Rams fans) — will win it all this year. We’ll also give some reasons for pessimism and even estimate an actual season prediction. Next up: The New York Jets.
So why didn’t he show up for the game? Is it the calf and leg injuries? Is he having second thoughts about playing football? Or is he having second thoughts about playing for a dysfunctional organization like the Jets?