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.
When talking about your history of being a fan of the Jets, many on the outside would joke there have been tons of embarrassing moments as a Jets fan.
That is not very realistic, and playing in the media capital of the world, the few big negative moments have been blown out of proportion.
Of course, if you are looking for a really obvious moment, one in the recent past generally pops up if you speak about an embarrassing moment.
That of course, is the “Butt Fumble”, orchestrated by Mark Sanchez and Brandon Moore. But really, that is a physical action of a really bad play. Did it suck? I think we know that after 48 weeks of it playing in a loop on ESPN. But was I embarrassed as a Jets fan? Not any more than the fact that my team was bad in 2012.
No, my most embarrassing moment came against the Patriots, but 5 years prior, with a different embattled quarterback, and a different devastating year. Continue reading
It is far from a shock that Mark Sanchez is not the popular pick at QB for the New York Jets.
But if a report in the New York Daily News is true, the Jets are ready to give Geno Smith the starting job – not for any exceptional game play, but with the mere accomplishment of not stumbling in his next preseason game. 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