New York Jets Daily News Sadness

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As we all know, the media coverage for our New York Jets can be insufferable at times. Sure, there are plenty of very good beat writers and columnists who do a great job covering the team, but too often they get overshadowed by the pure garbage that gets printed, which is a shame.

Speaking of garbage, Gary Myers wrote a column today! It was a doozy too, in which he discussed the Jets “quarterback controversy” while making his case for Michael Vick being the starter. At least, I think that was his premise, because the whole thing was a sloppy mess that ran off the rails pretty quickly. So grab a drink, sit down, and let’s analyze this…

Here’s a link to the original column:

(The parts in bold are straight from the column. The rest is my commentary on what he wrote.)

Vick is 34 years old and he is not the Jets future. He also gets hurt too much and fumbles too much. 

This is the quarterback ol’ Gary is supporting here in this column, just so we’re clear.

Smith is 23 and has a chance to be the Jets quarterback for a long time if he can take big strides in his second season.

And this is the guy he thinks should be benched, for the record. 

Michael Vick gives the Jets a better chance to win this season.

You know, other than being too old, too injury-prone, and fumbling too much, according to Gary himself.

The quarterback results were predictable Thursday night in the thrilling 13-10 preseason-opening victory over the Colts

Really? It seemed to me like everyone was pretty curious to see how they’d both perform. But I guess I don’t know QB’s quite as well as Gary Myers does…

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Oh, right. Nevermind.

Smith looked like he’s improved from his rookie year, showing more confidence in the pocket and a better command at the line of scrimmage.

Again, this is the guy Gary thinks should be benched. Sure, Geno closed out his rookie year very strong and everyone agrees he looks way better now, but let’s stunt that growth and throw him on the bench.

Then Vick came in, and after receiving a nice ovation from the sparse crowd at MetLife Stadium, he had a couple of electric moments that brought back memories of when he was the most explosive player in the league.

Vick’s 15-yard run on 3rd and 9 was certainly very impressive, I agree with that. And while I think Vick played well, I’m not totally sure what the other “electric moments” were though.

He immediately moved the Jets 80 yards on 14 plays, running twice for a total of 19 yards and completing 3-of-5 passes for 17 yards

Hard to say he “immediately” moved 80 yards when it took 14 plays. Also, there’s curiously no mention of the TWO 15-yard penalties committed by the Colts to assist in the drive. 

On his second series, he had a pass batted down and took a sack.

Well, I’ve seen enough! Start that man!

Quarterback controversy?

Nope.

Not quite.

That’s what I said. What’s the point of all this?

Why?

Because there shouldn’t be?

Vick had his moments, but didn’t make up any ground on Smith and didn’t give the coaches any reason to divert from their plan of getting Smith ready to start the opener against the Raiders on Sept. 7.

Oh. So again, what the hell is the point of this column?

Vick may be 34 years old, he may get hurt too much and fumble too often

Yeah, you mentioned this already. It’s hard to believe that this is the guy Gary is supporting… you know, if there was a QB competition, which everyone seems to agree there isn’t and shouldn’t be.

If this was truly an open competition, which it is not…

See? Even Gary agrees!

…then Vick would win the job.

I’m so confused. 

He has been the ideal teammate so far.

This I agree with.

Idzik drafted Smith in the second round last year – his first draft as Jets GM – and he has a lot invested in Smith.

True.

He brought in Vick to be Smith’s mentor, to push him and be quality insurance, but he did not bring him in to compete for the starting job. He is not the Jets’ future.

I’m Gary Myers! Look at all these stupid words I’m writing contradicting myself over and over and making stupid points. I sure hope my editors don’t realize I’m mailing these in and stealing money at this point!

Smith is 23 and has a chance to be the Jets quarterback for a long time if he can take big strides in his second season.

But let’s not let him play, right?

If Smith struggles, it’s going to be so tempting for Ryan to turn things over to Vick. 

I guess so. But what if Geno just plays well instead? How about that?

He can be magical and can still play and be a winning QB in the NFL.

Magical? I thought you said he’s too old, too injury-prone, and in love with fumbles? MAGIC!

Smith’s psyche is also in play.

No it isn’t. 

Although Ryan says he never worries about his job security, the coaching business is all about survival and Ryan needs to win games now.

Yeah, that’s why he’s starting Smith.

Smith was on the field for just two drives and 11 plays. Nothing memorable.

How dare that loser not score 17 touchdowns in those 11 plays! 

Smith will get more reps next Saturday night against the Bengals and then the following week against the Giants.

Wow, really?! Ya don’t say. The team’s starting quarterback is going to get snaps? 

As long as he stays healthy and doesn’t fall apart in the next three weeks, the starting job belongs to him.

Soooo….we agree Geno is the starter then? This is all so stupid.

But if Smith struggles, I don’t think Ryan will hesitate to go to the bullpen and bring in the lefthander.

But it’s the wrong lefthander! If only the Jets listened to me eight years ago and drafted Leinart, we wouldn’t be having these controversies! 

And that’s the end. It seems like Gary Myers thinks Michael Vick should start, but not really, or maybe… or… well I’m not even too sure what the hell the point of this column was, to be honest. He says Vick gives the best chance to win, but then states all the reasons Vick shouldn’t start, then admits Geno should start and there’s no controversy, and ends it by saying Vick might come off the bench if Geno struggles? I guess that’s why Gary Myers gets paid the big bucks: to state obvious things everyone already knows.

If you like this kind of article poking fun at the folks who cover the Jets be sure to let us know in the comments or let me know on Twitter.

19 thoughts on “New York Jets Daily News Sadness

  1. I think the article couldn’t have made it clearer: Gary Myers writes his articles on his cell phone after smoking a fat doobie and downing a bottle of tequila. He also probably tries to text what he wrote to his editor, but presses the call button instead and just mumbles what he kind of wrote into the receiver for his poor editor to transcribe.

  2. Absolutely spot on. Myers is the worst of a bad bunch when it comes to trying to create controversies where none exist, and making it seem like the Jets’ staff should have their head examined for choosing the future (Smith) over the past (in the case of Vick, his past, not the team’s).

  3. Just don’t link to Myers’ article. The last thing we need is to encourage this guy with hits.

  4. Here is something to think about. Gary Myers gets to vote for the players that go to the football Hall of Fame

  5. Bashing the jets sells papers and if the jets try to fight back by not talking they get bashed worse. But continuosly pointing out the media’s obvious negative coverage might be all they can do, or jets fans can post articles like this…bravo

  6. This reads like a 3rd grade essay. You need to write 500 words, but you can only come up with 100. Rewrite those 100 words 5 times, success!

  7. You’re the man Mike. It’s about time someone ragged on these pathetic so called journalists. I mean if it’s not Myers than it’s Metta or Cimini. The non existent drama gets old and played out. It makes them look bad but clearly they don’t see it or care. Guess the worse the article the more hits they get and that’s all they care about.

  8. Jay, that’s exactly a spot on description of the column haha… just the same crap over and over

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  10. great job… time to take on those two other assclowns Mehta World Sleaze and “Dick” Cimini NEXT. They both deserve a beating also

  11. Hard to believe a writer with an I.Q over room temperature cant figure out 1- the jets have a lot invested in Geno Smith (like a #2 draft pick,plus a full 16 games as their starter) to not find out one way or the other if he is the guy to lead this franchise. 2, Vick may give the Jets the best alternative at that position since the Vinny/Chad days so yes he is a welcome addition as a back up.But we are never gonna find out if Geno is the guy if he sits on the bench.

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