It started as inconspicuous as it could.
“The offensively challenged New York Jets made their second trade in less than a week, acquiring well-traveled quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick on Wednesday from the Houston Texans,” is what Rich Cimini’s blog update stated.
‘Well-traveled’ is probably a nicer phrase than “journeyman” which is probably a friendlier phrase than “average” or “boring” or “never-was”, but here he was, Ryan Fitzpatrick, traded for a nondescript, conditional 7th round pick.
He wasn’t even the most exciting trade by the Jets in those 24 hours. An earlier trade of a 5th round pick to the Chicago Bears for the mercurial Brandon Marshall was seen as the real score of the offseason. A wide receiver with a host of events in his past, but also 5 seasons of 100 catch totals that would immediately benefit the Jets beleaguered roster of “offensive weapons”.
Fitzpatrick, a Harvard graduate, if you haven’t heard, was being brought in to “compete” with the potentially potential-laden, but trending towards bust, West Virginia-alum Geno Smith, for the Jets’ starting QB spot.
For months we speculated on time and potential and hope for the future. On Sunday, these three ideas come together finally.
Jets vs. Panthers: The realization of Geno Smith is here. Continue reading
Geno Smith has been terrible.
There’s not much of a desire to delve further into how bad he is for the 100th time this week (8 TD, 19 INT, and in general playing worse than any season of Mark Sanchez is enough said); so instead I’m going to see if this can all end positively – in a high Jets draft pick!
Here are a bunch of facts and ideas to help you decide which way this will end: Continue reading
The Cleveland Browns hit a milestone Wednesday. Not one most teams would be proud of.
Since their reemergence in 1999, the Browns have one playoff appearance in 15 seasons. They now have started 20 quarterbacks in the same amount of time. Continue reading
With the constant injuries at wide receiver for the New York Jets, there has been much talk about who they should bring in.
There is the option of the Cleveland Browns Josh Gordon. As the Browns looked like they were just going to start unloading (after the trade of second-year running back, Trent Richardson), many speculated what it would take to get the burgeoning star. For a guy who is one misstep from a year suspension, some felt like a 4th rounder tops would work. But then the Browns started playing well…
Some are still clamoring for the return of fan favorite, Braylon Edwards, something the Jets have resisted due to the lack of his special teams work.
So what can the Jets do? Jump in the time machine and get back Jerricho Cotchery. Continue reading
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
Breaking News: Former Eagles OC Marty Mornhinweg named Jets new offensive coordinator, but first, a list of all those candidates he beat out.
Last week we looked at all the possible General Managers the Jets could hire. That still has not been completed*,
but since the offensive coordinator position is also still up for grabs, here is a list of every rumored OC possibility the Jets may have considered.
So let’s see how many of these there were: Continue reading