Initial Reaction – That’s A Wrap Rex, Part Two!

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to another dumpster fire loss for the New York Jets

Unfortunately, I can basically just copy and paste my initial reaction article to the New York Jets game against the Buffalo Bills back in week 8. The Jets had a pathetic no show tonight against, losing 38-3. They were trounced from the opening snap to the final whistle, looking listless and unprepared. Rex Ryan is now 1-5 after a bye week, 2-13 after his last 15 wins, 14-19 against the AFC East, 16-30 in his last 46 games with 12 (12!) losses by 20 points or more, including three to these Bills. I thought he may make a final push to keep his job but I was wrong, Rex is done. He is what he is: Mike Smith with a worse record and a better personality. Tonight’s effort merited him being fired tomorrow, he won’t be but the performance merited it. 

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Initial Reaction – New York Jets Win A Game!

Initial reaction to the New York Jets 20-13 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers

The New York Jets ended their eight game losing streak today with an impressive 20-13 win over the favored Pittsburgh Steelers. It was basically bizarro world at MetLife Stadium as they forced four turnovers, including Jaiquawn Jarrett’s first two career interceptions, avoided any turnovers themselves and hit a huge play down the field in the passing game. They will now have two weeks to prepare for a road game in Buffalo and hopefully begin a strong end to their season. Without a doubt, there were plenty of bitter Steelers fans and people in #FireIdzik shirts leaving MetLife Stadium this afternoon. Let’s get into it…

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Initial Reaction – Eight In A Row, Jets Lose 24-10

Joe Caporoso on the New York Jets eight straight loss, 24-10 to the Kansas City Chiefs

As we are accustomed to writing on Sundays, the New York Jets lost today. This time it was 24-10 to the Kanas City Chiefs, their eighth straight loss. Rex Ryan is now 23-34 since the beginning of 2011 and has 23 losses by 10 points or more. The Jets were relatively competitive but it never really felt like they were in position to make a move to win the game. Generally, despite a few standout performances it was the same somewhat unprepared, poorly organized and undermanned at certain positions team we have seen all season. The Jets are very much in the mix for the top pick in the NFL Draft, as there aren’t any of signs of a turnaround on the way…

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Initial Reaction – That’s A Wrap, Rex

Joe Caporoso on the New York Jets 43-23 loss to the Buffalo Bills

The New York Jets lost in emphatically ugly fashion today at home to the Buffalo Bills, 43-23 despite having ten days to prepare and being three point favorites. Rex Ryan is now 43-45 overall as the team’s head coach, 15-28 in his last 43 games, with 11 losses by 20 points or more and 14-18 overall against the AFC East. The quarterbacking was an atrocity today, as Geno Smith and Mike Vick combined for six turnovers while the Jets again forced zero themselves. This was a one possession game at halftime but quickly devolved into another blowout. Let’s get into it…

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Initial Reaction – Blocked. Jets Lose Gut Punch Game To Pats

Joe Caporoso on the New York Jets 27-25 loss to the New England Patriots

The New York Jets lost in gut wrenching fashion to the New England Patriots tonight, 27-25. Nick Folk’s game winning 58 yard field goal attempt was blocked as time expired, sending their record to an embarrassing 1-6. For the fourth time this season, the Jets lost a one possession game and they now have six losses to teams with a combined record of 25-11. Yes, the Jets played well in a game they were 10.5 underdogs but ultimately a loss is still a loss and nobody gives a damn about moral victories when you are on a six game losing streak.

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Initial Reaction – Better But Not Good Enough, Jets Lose To Denver

Joe Caporoso on the Jets 31-17 loss to the Denver Broncos

The New York Jets were much more the team we saw week 1-4 today, than the disgrace we saw in San Diego last Sunday. They hung with the Denver Broncos until the final minutes, ultimately losing 31-17 (thanks to a late pick six for the cover). There were positives and progress in some areas but this remains a team staring down the barrel at 1-6 with a short week to prepare for New England. Nobody wants to hear about moral victories in October but with the playoffs a remote possibility, the Jets will be playing for plenty of moral victories in the coming months…so get used it. Many will look to pin today on an individual scapegoat, which is lazy. This was a team loss in a competitive game to a top three team in the NFL. 

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Initial Reaction – New York Jets Dumpster Fire

Joe Caporoso on the New York Jets 31-0 dumpster fire loss to the San Diego Chargers

The New York Jets put on a pathetic display of football today in San Diego, losing 31-0. Statistically, this game is borderline incomprehensible, as their two quarterbacks combined to go 13/32 for 60 yards, their defense allowed 439 total yards, including 162 rushing (to San Diego’s 4th string running back!) and didn’t cross the 50 yard line until garbage time in the 4th quarter. On to the disaster scene…

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Initial Reaction – Same Story, New York Jets Lose Third Straight

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets third straight loss, 24-17 to the Detroit Lions

Another week, another one possession loss to a NFC North team for the New York Jets. Multiple turnovers from Geno Smith. No turnovers forced by the Jets defense. Another long, game changing touchdown drive allowed when the game was tight. Another big play allowed in the passing game and more head scratching coaching decisions. Yes, it was more of the same for the Jets at MetLife today, as the team fell to 1-3 heading into their most difficult three game stretch on the schedule. Let’s get into it...

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Initial Reaction – New York Jets Stay Ugly, Lose In Primetime

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 27-19 loss to the Chicago Bears

The New York Jets took a disappointing step back tonight in primetime, losing to the Chicago Bears 27-19. We saw much of the same problems that plagued them through the first two weeks: turnovers, questionable coaching decisions and inconsistency throughout every position group. 1-2 isn’t a death blow to any team in the NFL but the Jets are flirting with a very dangerous situation if they can’t handle another NFC North team in 6 short days at MetLife Stadium. Let’s look at what went wrong tonight…

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Initial Reaction – New York Jets Choose The Painful Way, Lose 31-24

Joe Caporoso on the New York Jets 31-24 loss to the Green Bay Packers

On Friday, we picked the New York Jets to lose by six points in a hard fought game. They lost by seven points today in a hard fought game but they certainly picked the most painful way possible to do it. There is no shortage of scapegoats for the 31-24 defeat, in a game the Jets held both a 14-0 and 21-3 lead, so let’s dive into a frustrating Sunday afternoon at Lambeau…

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