Initial Reaction – New York Jets Embracing The Awfulness

The New York Jets continued to bottom out today with a 27-17 loss to the San Diego Chargers


It was a sad day at MetLife Stadium. The New York Jets have fully regressed to 2007, when December home games were filled with bitter, disinterested fans watching a bad football team play out the string.

Shockingly, a second year 7th round quarterback wasn’t the answer to all the Jets problems. Greg McElroy looked overwhelmed in his first NFL start, turning the ball over twice, taking unnecessary sacks and showing the lack of arm strength that will prevent him from being this team’s answer at quarterback. The rest of the team, with the exception of a handful of players, were truly awful and looked like a team ready to head home for the off-season. There is not a coach on the Jets offensive staff who deserves to be employed in the NFL next season and Rex Ryan’s beloved defense was pushed around by one of the league’s worst offenses.

The offensive line embarrassed themselves. Shonn Greene can’t crack 40 yards rushing unless he gets 20 carries. Eric Smith is still Eric Smith. The linebackers are slow. Kyle Wilson remains his terrible self (at least we didn’t see any finger wags today).

What else can you say? It needs to be blown up from top to bottom. If you have been paying attention, you knew this already.

How about a few positives? Quinton Coples recorded a sack in his third straight game, finishing with 1.5 on the day and now has a team leading 5.5 on the season. Muhammad Wilkerson also added in a sack and now has 5 on the year. The two of them and Kenrick Ellis form the core of an excellent young defensive line. Braylon Edwards has looked strong since returning and the Jets are going to be able to bring him back on a low cost contract and get a productive player. Outside of that? I guess Robert Malone has put together a good season of punting the ball.

One game left and then the rebuilding can commence!

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

  • Big Al

    Your proposed propaganda or wishful thinking through your statements leads me to believe u are totally delusional. There is no chance the Jets are going to BLOW anything up. This is NY.. fan base wont allow it,, 6 and 8 wont allow it… unless this team pulls in a 4 and 12,, which i believe will be next year, then, they will start over,, rex gets one more year to turn it around and sadly,, we will need to start ALL OVER AGAIN>>>

  • Nothing changes without The Accountant leaving.

  • joeydefiant

    I guess it wasnt all Sanchez’s fault. Whoever you put back there is going to be a mess. No one open. Inadequate blocking. And you expect a young 4th year #& in a new system to succeed? That is insane. If mac had any promise he will be ruined by the end of this year too.
    Best case scenario I see for next year is Sanchez, Mac, and someone like Matt Moore or Alex Smith competing for the QB spot in a open competition next training camp. Sparano and Tannebaum gone. Although in Sparanos defense can you judge the plays and poplay calling fairly with this level of talent?

  • Jay2

    Rex inherited a team with talent, got the team to two AFC championships and then destroyed the team with arrogance, incompetent coaches (especially the QB ruiner Cavenaweful…), no development, and no accountability. Marc is not the problem, neither was Tebow. Marc is a good QB drafted too high and Tebow is a commodity who added weight as instructed, came here on promises, and now even he has had enough. Rex is right, we do not have Brady on our team – but we also do not have a HEAD coach who is not a headcase.