The New York Jets are now 5-7, and are as close as you can get to being mathematically eliminated from playoff contention after being 5-4 and in the second Wild Card spot just a few weeks ago. However, if you think this is bad, just look at rookie quarterback Geno Smith‘s stats since Week 9.
Since Week 9, Smith has failed to complete more than nine passes and 127 yards in a game, and has not thrown a single touchdown since Week 7, while throwing a total of eight interceptions. By the way, we are now entering into Week 14 of the NFL regular season; just adding more perspective on just how bad Smith has been.
I don’t know about you, but Smith is looking a lot like another Jets quarterback of recent memory, Mark Sanchez. Okay, so first Sanchez and now Smith. Both started in their rookie seasons, started off their careers well, but then dramatically regressed. You can’t blame the offensive coordinator, since Sanchez and Smith have had different ones. So, what is the constant here?
Oh, I know. It’s head coach Rex Ryan. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Ryan is a glorified defensive coordinator who is not fit to be a head coach. There usually is a reason why most coaches do not start a rookie quarterback, and Ryan has done this not once but twice in his now fifth season as the head coach of the Jets.
Ryan is a quarterback killer.
I would love to have him on my coaching staff, but only as a defensive coordinator. He has a great defensive mind for the game, but he neglects and is so bad on the offensive side of the football that he stunts the growth of rookie quarterbacks.
Once the Jets miss the playoffs for the third straight year this season, it is time to let Ryan go and hire an actual NFL head coach who can properly mold and teach a rookie quarterback, since I bet the Jets will draft another one for next season.
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