New York Jets Have Much To Be Thankful For

By Harrison Turkheimer
Rex and John
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I wanted to let the New York Jets loss against the Baltimore Ravens marinate, rather than overreact like everyone in the media has and say that Geno Smith is not the answer, or that this team is really a bust.

I don’t even want to discuss it. I believe that the media and fans alike need to take a long hard look in the mirror and remember that these New York Jets were no. 32 in the Power Rankings at the start of the season. There are zero true weapons on this team and there were no expectations.

I am a Geno supporter, so I will start with him. I am thankful to have him with the Jets, despite the added anguish. Thank you Geno for the little progress you have shown, the potential you possess and most importantly, getting rid of the Butt Fumble.

Coach Rex Ryan. I am thankful for your bravado. Coming into an organization that was thought of as the little brother to the New York Giants for so long, Rex came in with a loud mouth. Granted, he has put his foot in his mouth plenty (pun intended), but this season has been a humbling experience after last year’s circus.

This team was supposed to be nothing — perhaps even borderline Jacksonville Jaguars bad. Coach Ryan has made it at least a compelling story (pending the overall outcome).

I can say I’m thankful for the wideouts, but why? They have shown nothing. The running back-by-committee has been the driving force of this offense, but the killer of my fantasy team. The O–line showing signs of life is an understatement. You are only as strong as your weakest link.

This defense is really what I can say I am thankful for. After losing Mike Pettin, Rex took back the reins of this squad. From Big Snacks to Beast Mo, this team has shown that they can still be a force. Whether Ed Reed is a boom or bust remains to be seen, and we all know how tired we are of Kyle Wilson‘s dumb plays, but this defense has gotten the Jets victories vs. the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints.

With five games left, it’ll be interesting to see how the rest of the season goes.


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