The Jets had finally found out who their quarterback was.
After a long, drawn out competition throughout training camp and the preseason, Geno Smith had finally fallen behind Mark Sanchez Saturday night against the Giants, letting the incumbent maintain control of the Jets job for now.
And then Rex Ryan threw everything into flux, including, quite possibly, his job. Continue reading
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Alex Rodriguez was verified on Twitter Monday and it didn’t take long for him to cause problems for the Yankees and their GM Brian Cashman.
The tweet in question was A-Rod updating Yankees fans on his injury recovery process, sending out the news that he was cleared for rehab games.
This contradicted Cashman’s own update on Monday, who said Rodriguez was just “getting closer.”
In response to A-Rod’s tweet today, Cashman had some harsh words in return. Continue reading
The New York Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 Tuesday night for their 2nd straight victory, sending their record back to .500 at 3-3. Henrik Lundqvist had perhaps his best performance of the 2013 season, only giving up a goal midway through the 3rd and the Blueshirts were boosted from goals by Michael Del Zotto and Ryan Callahan at MSG.
But it is the injury to Captain Cally that has everyone worried.
 A few different issues with the game process have been called out since Sunday that could have affected the result of the Jets-Patriots game. First there was the thought that Bill Belicheck had illegally thrown his challenge flag on the Aaron Hernandez goal line fumble. That was determined to be false, despite cheers from the crowd indicating he had thrown it.
Second was the questionable actions of the New England timekeeper. Barely any time was eclipsed from the start of Devin McCourty’s kick return to the moment he fumbled; the clock was conveniently stopped at 2:01, allowing the Patriots to have a mandatory timeout on their side. Again, the NFL came to the Patriots’ defense and ruled that everything was kosher.
Now yesterday, Grantland’s Bill Barnwell brings up the fact that on the game’s concluding play, Pats’ lineman Jermaine Cunningham fell at the line of scrimmage, then crawled towards Mark Sanchez and was “diving at his ankles…knocking him down.”
In consecutive weeks, the Jets have lost their two biggest playmakers: Darrelle Revis and Santonio Holmes.
While the NFL has proven that you can rally from a star player becoming injured, a second star going down on such a flawed team leads most to believe that this will not be happening for the Jets.
If we can all agree that the Jets will not be winning the Super Bowl this year, the best course of action for the Jets is to lose out and get as best of a draft pick as possible in the 2013 draft (hopefully with someone other than Tannenbaum making that pick). With that said, if the Jets are going to win more games this year, here are some Tebow-less ways they will have to adjust to make it possible.