Monthly Archives: September 2013

Geno Smith Will Have To Prove He Is The Jets Franchise Quarterback Sooner Rather Than Later

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Sam Bradford, Tim Tebow, Jimmy Clausen, Colt McCoy, Michael Kafka, John Skelton, Jonathan Crompton, Rusty Smith, Dan LeFevour, Joe Webb, Tony Pike, Levi Brown, Sean Canfield, Zac Robinson.

Teddy Bridgewater, Marcus Mariota, Brett Hundley, Tajh Boyd, Johnny Manziel, A.J. McCarron, Stephen Morris, Aaron Murray, David Fales, Derek Carr, Braxton Miller.

The first list is every Quarterback taken in the 2010 NFL Draft.  The second list is every Quarterback listed in projections to go in just the first two rounds of the 2014 Draft.

Looking at those names alone, it is clear why Geno Smith’s time to show he is the Jets franchise QB may be running out. Continue reading

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Butt Fumble Redux: Geno Smith Goes For The “Behind The Butt Fumble” in the Jets Loss To The Titans

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Sequels are rarely better than the original.  Geno Smith made sure the Jets had a chance to find that out today against the Tennessee Titans, when he tried to do Mark Sanchez one better on last year’s worst play, the Butt Fumble. Continue reading

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Henderson Alvarez Completes a No-Hitter on Walk-Off Wild Pitch

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Henderson Alvarez threw the 5th no-hitter in Miami Marlins history, Sunday.  It will go down as one of the strangest in MLB history.

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Mariano Rivera’s Final Yankee Stadium Appearance Ends With Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte Taking Him Out Of The Game

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Mariano Rivera, the greatest closer in the history of Major League Baseball, and now, the pitcher with the lowest ERA as well, left the mound one last time Thursday, and he was not alone.

Long time teammates and two of the “Core Four”, Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte came out to make the pitching change with one out left in the 9th and helped the Yankee Stadium crowd say goodbye to a legend. Continue reading

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Geno Smith Might Be Improving, But His Jets Supporting Cast Definitely Has Already

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Geno Smith had a rebound game against the Bills in Week 3, passing for 331 yards on 55.2% throwing, with three total touchdowns and two interceptions.

It is a marked improvement over Geno Smith’s three interception 4th quarter against the Patriots the previous week, but we will have to see more to know if that is improvement, or the difference between playing home or away.

What we do know?  The pieces around Geno Smith have improved drastically. Continue reading

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Yankees’ Andy Pettitte Announces His Retirement

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For the second time, Andy Pettitte has decided to call it a career, at a Friday press conference announcing his retirement.

He will retire as the all-time leader in postseason wins (19), along with a firm place as one of the greatest starting pitchers in the long history of the New York Yankees. Continue reading

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Colts Acquire RB Trent Richardson from the Browns for a 2014 1st Round Pick

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In a shocking development sure to send waves through the NFL, the Indianapolis Colts have traded for former 1st round pick Trent Richardson.

In return, the Cleveland Browns, sure to be aiming for the #1 pick overall in next year’s draft anyway, have received the Colts’ 1st round pick in 2014. Continue reading

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Year of Geno: Can the Jets’ Smith Rise To New Expectations and Beat The Archrival New England Patriots?

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As we learned last night, it is truly over for Mark Sanchez in New York.  He likely has a labrum injury, which will probably require surgery, ending his season and almost assuring he has played his last game in a Jets uniform.

The Jets and their fans will now look to Geno Smith, the possible future of the franchise, to live up to his predecessor’s accomplishments and out-do them.  The first chance he has is to not only beat the Patriots his first time out, but do it in New England.

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Bucs’ Lavonte David’s Horrendous Penalty Helps Geno Smith and the Jets Win In A Miracle Comeback

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Geno Smith completed his first career comeback to lead the New York Jets to an 18-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

It would not have been possible without the brutal penalty the Bucs’ Lavonte David committed with under seven seconds remaining.

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New York Jets 2013 Season Preview: It’s Going To Get Worse Before It Gets Better

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The Jets enter the 2013 in a weird place.  It is both a known rebuilding year and a make or break year for head coach Rex Ryan.

A weird premise for a new general manager to enter the picture, start a rebuild of a team, and keep the previous regime’s coach, but that was the decision Woody Johnson and his new GM made.  So Ryan enters this year as a lame duck coach, with no clear-cut way of knowing what standard he has to set to keep his job.

As for what we do know – lets take a short look at the personnel before this season begins and then take a guess at how this season will go. Continue reading

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