Before Geno Smith effectively no-showed against the Chargers, he missed a team meeting on Saturday, writes Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. Sources say that Smith missed the pow-wow due to confusion over when it was taking place (Twitter link). The Jets hold their Saturday meetings at 5pm and Smith assumed that they were operating on West Coast time since they were in San Diego. People throughout the organization are not pleased with the sophomore quarterback right now (link) and it has been said that his actions are not befitting of a supposed leader. Of course, Smith isn’t the only one under fire in New York. More on Gang Green following yesterday’s debacle..
- Rex Ryan took 100% of the blame after the Jets’ meltdown yesterday, but the team is a mess because of their inept roster building and middling talent, opines Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. The Jets, he writes, need a franchise quarterback, at least two cornerbacks, two receivers, a pass rusher, and an interior offensive lineman or two.
- The Jets are all but done and Ryan will ultimately take the fall for the team’s woes, writes Mike Freeman of the Bleacher Report. Ryan losing his job is as sure a thing as there is in football right now and it’s not necessarily because he deserves it, but because it’s the order of things in the NFL.
- Part of the problem is the Jets don’t know who they want to be, and that became evident when Ryan declared after the game he’s sticking with Geno Smith at quarterback, writes Rich Cimini of ESPN.com. Still, while Vick could give them a better chance at winning now, their problems run much deeper than the quarterback position.
- It’s never too early to start thinking ahead. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota could be the Jets’ next QB if Smith continues to struggle, writes Steve Serby of the New York Post.