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New York Jets news, commentary and insider info from beat writer Kimberley A. Martin.
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 »
On Thursday, coach Rex Ryan said quarterback Geno Smith’s numbers and the outcome of a 13-10 loss at New England might look a lot different had Jets receivers not dropped six passes. When the attention shifted to the receivers on Friday – particularly Clyde Gates, who had three drops – Ryan gave Gates a vote of confidence heading into Sunday’s game against Buffalo.
“Every receiver has drops,”...Read more »
On Thursday, linebacker, defensive lineman Quinton Coples took a cautious approach to queries about his physical status after undergoing an ankle procedure in the preseason. But after completing his first full week of practice with the Jets since the surgery on Friday, head coach Rex Ryan pronounced Coples "probable" and then added, "He's playing."
Ryan said Coples...Read more »
Rex Ryan had made the mistake of looking too far ahead – and it cost him and his players.
Despite repeated questions Monday about the organization’s refusal to fully throw its support behind rookie Geno Smith, Ryan maintains it’s better to take the week-to-week approach when it comes to the Jets’ starting quarterback.
“I think you get in trouble when you put dates on things instead of...Read more »
Jeremy Kerley didn’t hesitate.
Despite sporting a red non-contact jersey just a little while earlier, the Jets slot receiver declared Tuesday he was ready to face the Buffalo Bills.
“A-1,” said Kerley, who suffered a concussion in Week 1 after being hit by Bucs safety Mark Barron.
He also said he began to feel better a few days after “getting out of the fog a little bit.”
But...Read more »
From the moment Rex Ryan joined the Jets and identified Patriots coach Bill Belichick as Public Enemy No. 1, tension between the two AFC East rivals was ratcheted up to new emotional heights. Ryan hasn’t kissed Belichick’s Super Bowl rings, as he swore he wouldn’t, but neither has he knocked the Patriots off their perch as division champs the past four seasons.
But Ryan and the Jets will always...Read more »
During Tuesday night's "Total Access" on NFL Network, former Jet LaDainian Tomlinson said Rex Ryan once joked before a Patriots game that he was going to set the tone by hitting Bill Belichick when both coaches met at midfield.
"Rex is a master motivator, and it was going to be a big game, a heated rivalry game," Tomlinson, now a NFLN analyst said. "Rex got in front...Read more »
Rex Ryan opened Monday's presser with his favorite accessory: another film study session for the media.
This time, the Jets coach highlighted Demario Davis (who "saved the game for us," Ryan said, referring to the second-year linebacker's late-game tackle on Vincent Jackson) and Antwan Barnes' "unselfishness" in coverage.
The Jets coach took the blame for the defensive...Read more »
Rex Ryan confirmed the obvious Monday: Rookie Geno Smith will start Thursday night’s game against the Patriots.
Despite an uneven performance in Sunday’s regular-season opener against the Bucs, the rookie quarterback impressed with his poise and his field vision. But truth be told, the Jets have no other choice but to start Smith.
Mark Sanchez – their fifth-year quarterback who competed...Read more »
Joe Namath sounded off on the Jets' decision to insert Mark Sanchez in the fourth quarter of Saturday night's MetLife Bowl against the Giants.
"You do not put your quarterback in there in that situation, not the guy that is probably going to be your starter behind a makeshift offensive line in a preseason game," the Jets Hall of Famer said Tuesday during an interview on "The...Read more »