New York Jets news, commentary and insider info from beat writer Kimberley A. Martin.
Geno Smith was relieved to hear his head coach hasn’t given up on him. But the rookie nevertheless knows something has to change.
“It was great to hear that from Rex,” said the rookie quarterback. “Judging by the way I’ve played over the past four games, there have been ups and downs and that’s understandable. But I think we have a chance to be a really good team.
“A lot falls on my...Read more »
Mike Munchak had a far different take than Rex Ryan on the Jets' multiple hits on Jake Locker Sunday.
While the Jets coach saw nothing "malicious" about Muhammad Wilkerson's initial hit on the Titans quarterback, Munchak vehemently disagreed, according to The Tennessean.
"He dropped his helmet into him and unloaded on him,” he said. “You’re supposed to pull back on him...Read more »
For Mike Goodson, playing football feels “like forever” ago.
After serving a four-game suspension for an offseason arrest on weapons and drugs charges, the running back is anxious to get back on the practice field and see live action in games.
Goodson said he isn’t yet sure what his role will be, “but whatever they’ve got, I’m ready for it,” he added.
The Jets – who signed him...Read more »
Rex Ryan confirmed Stephen Hill suffered a concussion in Sunday's loss to the Titans.
The second-year receiver -- who was injured on the second play of the game -- is currently undergoing the league-mandated concussion protocol.
It's too soon to tell if Hill will be medically cleared in time for the Jets Monday Night game in Atlanta.
On Smith’s first pass attempt of the game,...Read more »
After reviewing film of Sunday's 38-13 debacle in Nashville, Rex Ryan said he saw nothing wrong with Muhammad Wilkerson's hit on Jake Locker.
The Titans quarterback was carted off the field with a right hip injury in the third quarter after he was hit by both Wilkerson and Coples as he was attempting to throw a pass to Nate Washington. First, Wilkerson drilled Locker in the chest and...Read more »
Jets coach Rex Ryan spent four seasons stirring the pot to the point it bubbled over with criticism and chaos as his team’s fortunes went south the past two seasons. That continued throughout the training-camp quarterback controversy this summer between injured incumbent Mark Sanchez and rookie replacement Geno Smith.
But the Jets’ surprising 2-1 start combined with the Giants going into crisis...Read more »
Jets coach Rex Ryan on Friday declared running back Chris Ivory and cornerback Dee Milliner out of Sunday's game at Tennessee because they have been unable to practice with hamstring injuries. Backup tackle Oday Aboushi (knee) joined them, but Ryan said everyone else on the roster with an injury is probable.
Outside linebacker Quinton Coples (ankle) and wide receiver Santonio Holmes (foot)...Read more »
So how do you force a team with no turnovers to turn the ball over?
That’s what the Jets have been trying to figure out all week.
Jake Locker is one of only a handful of quarterbacks who haven’t yet thrown an interception. Not to mention, the Titans and the Kansas City Chiefs are the only two teams that haven’t yet turned the ball over this season.
The Jets, meanwhile, have coughed...Read more »
The growing pains will continue for quite some time, Marty Mornhinweg said.
But the Jets offensive coordinator believes Geno Smith will continue to take strides.
“Look, we’re going to go through some ups and downs here, so we understand that and he understands that,” Mornhinweg said Thursday. “He understands how important it is to take care of the ball and he understands the consequences...Read more »
After four years in the NFL, Kyle Wilson should know better.
Dennis Thurman admitted as much on Thursday. But the Jets defensive coordinator nevertheless used his cornerback’s meltdown last Sunday against the Bills as a teaching moment.
“It gives us an opportunity to pull our guys together and say, ‘Hey, we have to be poised and we have to be in control out there,’” Thurman said. “Certain...Read more »