Can Rex And The Jets Get Off The Mat?

Can Rex and the Jets get off the mat in week 17?

I don’t know if this is truly the low point in the Rex Ryan era but it certainly feels like it. We all know change is coming this off-season, in some shape or form, but that is a discussion for another day. Right now, the question is how much pride will the Jets show this Sunday against their division rival Miami Dolphins?

First off, there is still a chance, an extremely low but not as low as some people make it out to be chance that the Jets can still get into the playoffs that should be motivation enough for this team. Second, they have embarrassed themselves the past two weeks, most notably last week. Their coach, quarterback, and entire offense is currently a punchline. Third, you don’t want to end the season losing to division rival like Miami.

Miami has been a better team than the Jets since their previous meeting. Matt Moore has been better than Mark Sanchez. Reggie Bush has been better than Shonn Greene. Brandon Marshall has been better than Santonio Holmes. Miami’s defense has been better than the Jets.

Can this team regain some type of confidence and play to their ability this week? Ryan said it best yesterday, the last thing you want to do is have everything fall in place and then not take care of your own business.

If Ryan doesn’t want that to occur he will be in every offensive meeting this week, making sure his team runs the ball 30-35 times this Sunday and he will find some way to generate a pass rush and slow Reggie Bush down on the edges.

This team has been embarrassed enough this season, by Baltimore, New England twice, Philadelphia, and now the Giants…they don’t need another one under their belt.

Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports