The game was just as ugly as the score line. Three field goals were scored by a team that were led by a young QB who actually knows what he is doing. However, he seemed to let his nerves get the best of him earlier today as he threw a costly interception, which allowed the Bengals to score straightaway into the second half.
That’s right folks, Geno Smith showed us shades of Mark Sanchez, but this is no reason to give up on him as he still has a lot to learn in the NFL. He needs time to learn how to play consistent football and how to lead his team of both rookies and veterans to the success that they can achieve. Will it be easy? Absolutely not, but it can be done over time.
As for Rex Ryan, this guy is in his fifth year and is headed for the third straight season out of postseason contention. During his firs two years, he brought the Jets all the way to the AFC championship game only to lose on both occasions, once to the Indianapolis Colts then to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Those losses were expected, whereas their presence in those matches were not.
So we wonder: after that type of early success, how is he still in charge after two straight years of being horrible? Also, if he misses the postseason this season as expected, will he finally be replaced for the 2014 campaign?
Those questions and more should be answered come the end of December or the beginning of January.