The Jets will get a chance to extend their winning streak to three when they face the Oakland Raiders (6-4) at MetLife Stadium. The Raiders have a winning streak of their own, as they have won three in a row and are in the second place in the AFC West. So, after beating two pretty weak teams who had won three games combined, they Gang Green will have a real test on their hands.
The New York Jets will face an uphill battle this Sunday when they take on the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. The Cowboys (3-2) lost 2 games in a row, while the Gang Green are yet to win a single game this season. Losing another one this weekend will bring up memories of 1996, as the Jets have not had a 0-5 start since that disastrous 1-15 season.
Rookie Sam Darnold has watched the last two games, both losses, from the sidelines as 39-year-old Josh McCown has tried unsuccessfully to jumpstart a Jets' offense that refuses to launch. But the onus is not necessarily on McCown as New York's offense averaged a paltry 11 points per game in Darnold's last three appearances under center. The highly touted rookie has tossed a league-high 14 interceptions in just nine games and fans are beginning to wonder aloud whether the kid that conjured images of Joe Willy in Week 1 is rapidly morphing into Mark Sanchez 2.0.
Another week, another disgraceful performance, another loss and Todd Bowles still has his job. If the pathetic showing against the Bears two weeks ago was bad, Bowles and Co. took it to an even lower level of ineptitude against the Bills in Week 10. The Bills, dead last In the division, had nothing to lose and came out fighting. First possession – two plays, 75 yards, touchdown. The Jets, on the other hand, were probably already thinking of the upcoming bye week. Once again there was no fire, no adjustments, no real game plan. It was Same Old Jets, Todd Bowles flavor.
The New York Jets selected QB Sam Darnold from USC in the first round of 2018 NFL Draft. Rather unexpectedly, Darnold, who was considered as the top QB in the Draft by most experts, fell to the Gang Green after the Browns picked QB Baker Mayfield at #1 overall.
The New York Jets face an all-too-familiar situation ahead of the 2018 season. The team are once again in the market for a franchise quarterback. Todd Bowles' men passed up on the opportunity to draft a quarterback in the 2017 Draft, selecting defensive back Jamal Adams. That move yielded dividends as the former LSU Tigers man had an impressive rookie campaign. However, there would have been frustration watching Deshaun Watson thrive in his limited action with the Houston Texans, with the quarterback having been selected six picks after Adams.
The Mark Sanchez era ended today as the Gang Green finally parted ways with their first round bust whom they drafted at #5 overall in 2009. Former #1 overall, QB Michael Vick, was signed to a 1-year deal to compete with QB Geno Smith for the starting spot. Sanchez was due a $2M roster bonus on March 25, so the Jets had no choice but release him at this point. The Jets will save $8.3M against this year's cap, incurring $4.8M in "dead" money on the cap.
The New York Jets created even more cap space today, as they released WR Santonio Holmes. Holmes was going to make $10.75M this season and the Jets saved $8.25M by letting him go.
The New York Jets have released CB Antonio Cromartie who had a $5M roster bonus due in the coming days. This move gave the Gang Green an additional $9.5M of salary cap space, putting them around $31M under the cap. According to various sources, the Jets have already reached out to CB Alterraun Verner of the Tennessee Titans who will become a free agent next week.
While the run defense continues to be stifling, the New York Jets continue their inconsistency in the 2013 season with an ugly loss versus the Pittsburgh Steelers, a team who always seems to have the Jets number. It's generally accepted that when a defense holds the opposing offense to 19 points, they generally should be able to generate enough offense to overcome that margin and grab the victory.
It looks like we have indeed seen the last of QB Mark Sanchez in a New York Jets uniform. According to a report on ESPN.com, Sanchez underwent surgery late Tuesday to repair a torn labrum, effectively ending his season. This is also pretty much the end of Sanchez's career with the Jets, as he will count $13.1M against the salary cap next season. The Gang Green are expected to cut him before his $2M roster bonus kicks in next March.
QB Mark Sanchez does have a labral tear in his right shoulder that could require a season-ending surgery. Sanchez sought a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews who confirmed the earlier diagnosis on Wednesday. Sanchez could instead choose to rehab the shoulder in an effort to play at some point this season, but still likely would need surgery at the end of the year. He's expected to make this decision within a day or two.
WR Santonio Holmes is active for today's season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He's expected to play on a limited basis against former Jets CB Darrelle Revis. Last season Holmes missed 12 games with a foot injury and did not play in preseason.
Although most of us have expected it, the New York Jets made it official this morning - QB Geno Smith will start in the season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The last time the Gang Green started a rookie quarterback in Week 1 was 2009, when it was QB Mark Sanchez, whom Smith is replacing. Despite failing his final test in the preseason game against the Giants, Smith will start because Sanchez is unable to go due to the shoulder injury he suffered in the same game.
Following yesterday's practice session that Rex Ryan dubbed as "brutal" for rookie QB Geno Smith, it did not come as a surprise when earlier today the Jets announced QB Mark Sanchez as the starter for the second preseason game against the Jaguars. Despite playing at home, Sanchez might find himself in a hostile environment, as the fans mercilessly booed him late last season.
OG Brandon Moore, who spent his entire 10-year career with the New York Jets, has accounced that he's retiring from football one day after agreeing on a 1-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys. The Jets signed Moore in 2002 as an undrafted free agent. He spent that year on the practice squad and also played for the Scottish Claymores of NFL Europe. He then played in 3 games in 2003 and started in one before establishing himself as a starter in 2004.
Football is finally here, as the New York Jets took the field this morning for their first training camp practice. All eyes were, of course, on QB Mark Sanchez and rookie QB Geno Smith who began their battle for the starting quarterback position. Sanchez completed 8 of 11 passes and was sacked twice in team drills. Geno Smith went 4 of 7 with one sack. Smith looked good throwing long passes, showing impressive arm strength.
With training camp less than a week away, there has been a good amount of chatter about the most important position on the team: The quarterback position. In this article I will compare the college careers of Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith and break down who has the edge in this battle.
QB David Garrad's tenure with the New York Jets turned out to be a short one, as the quarterback reportedly called it quits today citing a knee injury. "Having to call it quits," Garrard wrote in a text to NFL.com's Adam Schein. "My knee is not holding up. Continuing to swell after practices." The team hasn't made an official announcement yet, but Garrard indicated to NFL.com's Jeff Darlington that it will come soon enough.
Jets fans received excellent news late Tuesday night, as the New York Jets announced that offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer will not return to the team for the 2012 season. According to team sources, the Gang Green have had former Dolphins coach Tony Sparano as their top choice to replace Schottenheimer in the event of a vacancy. The Jets are expected to announce Sparano's hiring Wednesday.
The New York Jets finally went offense in the second round, as they selected QB Geno Smith from West Virginia. Smith, 6'3", 218 lbs, has the size and ability to be a starter in the NFL. In his senior year Smith threw for 4,205 yards, completing 71.2% of his passes, 42 TD, 6 INT. He appeared to be a leading candidate for the Heisman Trophy during a red-hot start to 2012, but then ran into significant issues in blowout losses to Texas Tech and Kansas State.
So, it finally happened, the New York Jets released QB Tim Tebow on Monday morning. The move has been expected since the end of last season, but the selection of QB Geno Smith in the second round of this year's Draft pretty much forced the issue.
Christmas could be coming early this year for Jets fans, as according to ProFootballTalk, the New York Jets are in discussions to trade QB Mark Sanchez to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The first round bust signal caller could be part of the package that would also send CB Darrelle Revis to the Bucs in exchange for multiple draft picks.
In a rather expected move, the New York Jets signed QB David Garrard to create at least some competition for the starting QB job. Garrard, who hasn't played in the NFL since 2010 is expected to provide some competition to QB Mark Sanchez, who hasn't really been challenged since his rookie season. Garrard spent last preseason with the Miami Dolphins and nearly won their starting job before a freak knee injury off the field sidelined him for the rest of the year.
According to various sources, the New York Jets might sign QB David Garrard to create some competition for struggling QB Mark Sanchez. Garrard, 35, has 76 career starts but hasn't played since 2010. A longtime starter with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Garrard was released before the 2011 season and then opted to have a surgery to prepare for the 2012 season. In 2012 he signed a 1-year deal with the Miami Dolphins but was once again released before the start of regular season.
Two days after naming the new GM and hiring Marty Mornhinweg to lead the offense, the Jets brought in former Bills QB coach David Lee to coach the Gang Green's quarterbacks. Lee was also a quarterbacks coach in Miami under recently fired Tony Sparano. The Jets are replacing Matt Cavanaugh, who has been with the team since 2009, the only QB coach QB Mark Sanchez had since being drafted. This is quite an interesting hire, considering that QB Tim Tebow is supposed to be on his way out and Lee is known as one of the pioneers of the Wildcat offense.
it didn't take long for former Jets special team coach, Mike Westhoff, who plans to become a television analyst, to jump start his future career with an interview about his former employers. Westhoff described the whole Tim Tebow situation as an "absolute mess" while speaking with Miami's WQAM Radio. Tebow, who was supposedly acquired to run the Wildcat offense, turned out to be a huge distraction for the Gang Green and one of many reasons why the team finished the season 6-10.
The New York Jets finally did what everyone had pretty much expected them to do, as they fired offensive coordinator Tony Sparano after just one year on the job. Sparano was brought in to replace Brian Schottenheimer but it didn't take long for everyone to realize that the Sparano experiment was a failure. Sparano, whose offense ranked 30th in the league, never found a way to use QB Tim Tebow whom the Jets supposedly acquired to run the wildcat.
We've known this for a few days but now it's official - the New York Jets have fired GM Mike Tannenbaum earlier today and will immediately start looking for his replacement. Head coach Rex Ryan will stay, according to Jets' owner Woody Johnson. Ryan has two years and approximately $6M remaining on his contract.
Well, the good thing is it's finally over, the Jets' horrible season that is. The Gang Green lost to the Buffalo Bills, 28-9, to finish the season 6-10, their first losing season under Rex Ryan. Once again QB Mark Sanchez, who started in place of injured QB Greg McElroy, struggled immensely, throwing his signature pick six and also losing a fumble.
In a rather surprising twist of events, the New York Jets have announced that QB Mark Sanchez will start on Sunday in the season finale against the Buffalo Bills. QB Greg McElroy, who started last week against the San Diego Chargers and was supposed to start against Buffalo, reportedly suffered a concussion. The team discovered McElroy's condition earlier today after he experienced severe headaches while lifting weights. McElroy was sacked 11 times and suffered an abdominal injury in the loss against San Diego.
Well, just when you thought it could not get any worse, just when you thought it could not get any uglier, the Same Old Jets found a new way to embarrass themselves on the national stage. Rex Ryan's team had to win the remaining three games and get some help from other teams to earn a playoff berth, which they never deserved to begin with, but last night's abysmal showing ended all hopes they might have had to make it to the postseason.
The New York Jets made it two in a row on Sunday, as they rushed for over 160 yards on the way to a 17-10 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars. This was exactly what the Jets needed to take pressure off struggling QB Mark Sanchez. Sanchez once again committed a turnover when he fumbled in the first half, but that's pretty much where his mistakes ended. He was 12 of 19 for 111 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT. The Gang Green really didn't need more from him, as RB Shonn Greene and RB Bilal Powell ran for 78 and 77 yards respectively and each scored a touchdown.
The struggling New York Jets needed a spark and they got it when Rex Ryan finally did what he should have done weeks ago, as he benched QB Mark Sanchez and replaced him with QB Greg McElroy. The move paid off instantly when McElroy led the Gang Green to the game winning score on the first possession of his NFL career. He didn't put up impressive numbers, finishing the game 5 of 7 for 29 yards, 1 TD, but his arrival reenergized the seemingly lifeless team and put the fans back into the game.
The New York Jets showed some signs of life un Sunday, as they earned a road win against the St. Louis Rams, 27-13. Just when most experts and fans, myself included, had written them off, QB Mark Sanchez and Co. finally played a mistake free game. Granted, it was against the lowly Rams, but considering the team's disarray just a week ago, this was definitely a step in the right direction.
So much for the talk about coming off bye week with a different mindset and still making the playoffs - the Jets suffered another blowout loss in Seattle, as the offense once again failed to score any points. For the third time this season the Gang Green lost by 21 points or more and dropped to 3-6, following a 3-3 start.
The New York Jets quarterbacks, Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow, finished first and second in the NFL's most overrated players poll conducted by the Sports Illustrated among 180 league players. Tebow was a runaway winner with 34% of the vote, while Sanchez shared the second place with Dallas' QB Tony Romo - both received 8% of the vote. Rounding out the top five in the overrated poll were Philadelphia's QB Michael Vick (4%), and Baltimore's LB Ray Lewis (3%).
The Jets tried their best, they almost did it, but their effort just wasn't enough to overcome the New England Patriots. The Gang Green had a 3-point lead with two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, but first the defense allowed the Pats to tie the game and take it to overtime, and then QB Mark Sanchez fumbled the game away in the extra period.
NT Kenrick Ellis (knee), NT Sione Po'uha (low back), RB Bilal Powell (shoulder) and S Eric Smith (knee) are all listed as doubtful for the upcoming game against the New England Patriots. Although it's pretty certain that Powell won't suit up on Sunday. WR Clyde Gates (shoulder), C Nick Mangold (ankle), and RB Joe McKnight (ankle) are listed as questionable. Despite being listed as questionable, McKnight missed practice again on Friday and his status will be a game time decision. S LaRon Landry (heel), who missed Thursday's practice, returned to full participation Friday and was listed as probable.
RB Shonn Greene ran for 161 yards and 3 touchdowns, QB Mark Sanchez played a mistake free game, as the New York Jets routed the Indianapolis Colts, 35-9, and moved back up to .500. The defense came to play as well, creating four turnovers and limiting the Colts to just 27% on third downs and only 41 rushing yards. These seemed like the throwback Jets' of Rex Ryan's first two seasons in New York - a powerful running attack with a serviceable quarterback whose job was to make plays from time to time and avoid mistakes.
In the end the New York Jets pulled out an overtime win in Miami, 23-20, unfortunately that was the only positive they could take out of this game. Both defense and offense struggled tremendously throughout the contest and to make things even worse - the Gang Green lost CB Darrelle Revis, arguably their best player, for the season with a torn ACL.
On the day when the New York Jets retired Curtis Martin's #28, the Gang Green's offense scored four touchdowns, erasing all memories of the poor preseason where they managed to score just one in four games. Special teams and defense scored as well, as the Jets utterly destroyed the Buffalo Bills, 48-28, setting a new season opener scoring record.
The annual Battle of New York wasn't much of a contest, as the New York Giants routed Rex Ryan's Jets, 26-3. For the second week in a row the Jets struggled on offense, managing to score just three points. It's only preseason but there are quite a few alarming signs that better be fixed sooner than later, or we might be looking at a 6-8 win season at best.
Rookie DE Quinton Coples had an impressive debut against the Cincinnati Bengals on Friday night, registering a sack, five tackles, forcing a fumble and knocking down a pass. The offense, however, managed to gain only 173 total yards, as the Jets dropped the preseason opener, 17-6.
The New York Jets just could not stay quiet throughout the entire free agency and they did finally make a splash today by trading for Denver's QB Tim Tebow, who became expendable after the Broncos signed Peyton Manning. The Jets will send their 4th and 6th round picks to Denver in exchange for the services of Tim Tebow, who beat the Gang Green last season with a stunning last minute drive, and Denver's 7th round pick.
NFL Free Agency will start today at 4PM ET with about 600 free agents hitting the open market. The New York Jets currently have around $14M of salary cap space, following the contract restructures of QB Mark Sanchez and OT D’Brickashaw Ferguson, and quite a few needs that have to be filled this offseason.
The Peyton Manning sweepstakes are over for the New York Jets, as the team gave QB Mark Sanchez a 3-year $40.5M contract extension, keeping him under contract through 2016. The deal includes $20.5M in guarantees for 2012, bringing his total over five years to $58.25M, according to sources. He can make an additional $10M in escalators.
Mark Sanchez stinks. There are no two ways around it. He stunk up the entire 2011 NFL regular season, and nobody can tell me any different.
Before the 2011 Jets ride off into the sunset, with their oversized hero Coach Ryan vaulted high on their shoulder — the same coach who will ironically claim to carry the team’s future on his own shoulders —allow me to speak for all of the wounded he has left on the field.
This was another must win, although the Jets would not have made the playoffs anyway if they had won, but for the third straight week the Gang Green simply forgot to show up, losing to Miami, 19-17. As the final seconds of the Jets' disappointing season were ticking off the clock, WR Santonio Holmes was sitting on the bench after being taken out of the game by the Jets' coaching staff. This was a fitting end to this disastrous season that started with Super Bowl promises and ended with a 3-game losing streak and reported locker room turmoil afterwards.
There’s a lot of blame to go around for the offense’s woes this season. Mark Sanchez is usually more than willing to accept responsibility and the blame for these issues. But how much of the blame should be placed on Mark?
This wasn't just another must win game with a playoff berth on the line, but another must win game against the cross-town rivals, the New York Giants, whose season also depended on the outcome of this contest. All the hype, pressure, trashtalking, big expectations in what was probably the biggest, most anticipated game of the season - they lost it, just like many Jets teams before them. These were the Same Old Jets all over again. The Same Old Jets that comfortably led two AFC Championship Games, among many other must-wins, only to find another way to lose.
Some people wonder where the SOJ (Same ol’ Jets) mantra comes from. Well, unfortunately you don’t have to look much further than last week’s abysmal performance. This was their latest display of putrid football when they needed to play their best. We have seen the Jets bounce back from this mess before. We’ve also seen them completely fall apart. What the end of the 2011 season will look like is anyone’s guess. Here’s a look at some other recent Week 15 collapses.
In what was another game of high hopes and expectations, another must win, the New York Jets laid yet another egg, getting thoroughly embarrassed by the Philadelphia Eagles, 45-19. Just like in Week 3, or just like in Week 9, when the Gang Green had to win to make a statement and take over the first place in the division, they just came out flat and got totally outclassed. This time the division lead wasn't on the line, as the Jets had lost any realistic hope for the division title a while ago, but the Gang Green could have solidified their Wild Card claims with a win in Philly, but it just wasn't to be.
QB Mark Sanchez threw a couple of touchdown passes and ran for another two, as the New York Jets easily cruised past the Kansas City Chiefs, 37-10. It was the Gang Green's third win in a row but it might have come with a rather high price tag. S Jim Leonhard reportedly has a torn ligament in his right knee and will miss the remainder of the season. On the positive side, besides the win, the Jets now control their own playoff destiny, as Cincinnati, Oakland and Tennessee all lost today.
RB Shonn Greene's three touchdown runs and QB Mark Sanchez's 4th quarter touchdown pass to WR Santonio Holmes propelled the Jets past the Washington Redskins and one step closer to making the playoffs. It wasn't pretty though as the game was rather even throughout the first three quarters. The Jets took the lead in the final quarter on a 30-yard TD pass from Sanchez to Holmes. Then, three plays later, LB Aaron Maybin sacked the quarterback forcing a fumble that was recovered on Washington's 9-yard line. Two plays later Greene scored his second touchdown of the game, sealing the deal.
Rookie NT Kenrick Ellis will start in place of injured DT Mike DeVito who will miss Sunday's game due to a knee injury he suffered last week against the Buffalo Bills. Rookie WR Jeremy Kerley will be back in action returning punts and playing in the slot receiver position. RB LaDainian Tomlinson will be back as well and could also see his role expanded. OL Vlad Ducasse (knee), who was limited in Wednesday and Thursday practice sessions, was a full participant in this morning's session and is listed as "probable."
QB Mark Sanchez threw a career-high four touchdown passes, including the winning score to WR Santonio Holmes, as he overcame his second quarter interception and led the Gang Green to a 28-24 comeback win against the Buffalo Bills. Sanchez might have been erratic at times, throwing into double and triple coverage, but when the game was on the line, he pulled himself together and orchestrated a 12-play game-winning drive that went for 77 yards. This was surely a morale booster for the Jets' signal caller that hopefully will help the Gang Green turn this season around, as they pretty much have to win all of their remaining games.
After wins against the Dolphins, Chargers and Bills the Jets were on the verge of taking over the AFC East. However, instead of taking over the AFC East the Jets turned out two lackluster performances in a row bringing them to 5-5 and on the verge of missing the playoffs for the first time since 2008. In order to avoid missing the playoffs this season the Jets will need to embark on an extraordinary run to close out the 2011 season.
RB LaDainian Tomlinson and WR Jeremy Kerley both missed an entire week of practice and are listed as questionable for tomorrow's game against the Buffalo Bills. Although Rex Ryan stated that he considered listing Tomlinson as "doubtful", as it looks rather unlikely that he will play tomorrow. Kerley will be a game-time decision. Tomlinson suffered his injury late in the Patriots game. He did not make the trip to Denver for last week's game.
Well, this game looked like a sure win on paper, but in a typical "same old Jets" fashion the Gang Green imploded losing for the second time in five days and putting their playoff hopes in serious doubt. Just five days ago everyone was talking about taking over the AFC East and having a home playoff game. Now, the question is whether this Jets team makes the playoffs at all or it's time to rebuild again.
We've been through this many times before, we've believed in this many times before and the Jets have failed just like this many times before. They did it again last night when in a must win game against the hated Patriots, they just failed to perform up to the level needed to be competitive. In the game that was expected to result in the shift of power in the AFC East, the crowned champ simply demolished the contender. Contrary to last week, when the Gang Green performed admirably against the Bills in every aspect of the game, this time they made crucial mistakes everywhere they could - offense, defense and special teams.
If this was a sign of the things to come, then sky is the limit for this Jets team, as they finally played a complete game on offense, defense and special teams. Going into the game against the Bills as 2.5-point underdogs, the Gang Green left their opponents absolutely no chances, totally dominating the contest from start to finish. The Bills, who had one of the best offensive units in the league, were limited to under 300 total yards and under 100 yards on the ground.
This was another must win for the Gang Green and they delivered again, overcoming an 11-point deficit and rediscovering their running game en route to a 27-21 win against the San Diego Chargers. WR Plaxico Burress also rediscovered his touchdown catching abilities, scoring three times for the second time in his career. RB Shonn Greene finally ran for over 100 yards and the defense finally looked like it should have all season.
DE Mike DeVito will be a game-time decision tomorrow after he suffered a knee injury in Thursday practice session. DeVito is listed as "questionable" on the final injury report along with C Nick Mangold, who limited in Friday's session. The Gang Green have two players listed as "out" - WR Logan Payne (wrist) and CB Isaiah Trufant (hamstring). Payne, who missed every game this season, was finally placed on the injured reserve and replaced by DT Martin Tevaseu on the 53-man roster.
Not many teams throw at CB Darrelle Revis, but the Miami Dolphins were stupid enough last night to do so on quite a few occasions. They paid the price, as Revis intercepted two passes and returned one of them 100 yards for a touchdown that turned out to be the game winner. Revis' pick six was crucial as it turned a potential 10-0 in favor of Miami into a 7-3 Jets' lead. It also completely changed the momentum in the first quarter when it seemed like the Dolphins were completely dominating the game on both sides of the football.
The New York Jets have four players listed as "out" on the final injury report for tonight's game against the Miami Dolphins. While WR Logan Payne has been out since the start of the season, CB Donald Strickland, CB Isaiah Trufant and DE Ropati Pitoitua all suffered injuries in the last game against New England. Both Trufant and Pitoitua, who registered his first career sack against the Pats, missed the entire week of practice. C Nick Mangold missed practice on Thursday and Friday, but did participate on Saturday on a limited basis. He's listed as "questionable."
Just like a week ago, despite playing pretty poorly, the Jets still had a chance at the end. Just like a week ago, the Gang Green blew it. This time, however, it wasn't QB Mark Sanchez who gave this chance away. It was Rex Ryan's heralded defense that simply could not make a stop when they had to. They didn't even have to stop Tom Brady and New England's high-powered passing attack, as the Patriots just kept running, easily gaining 5-6 yards on almost every carry. The Ravens did exactly the same in the final quarter a week ago and they were as successful. Can't stop a nose bleed, Bart Scott?
For the second week in a row C Nick Mangold is listed as "questionable" on the final injury report. This time, however, Rex Ryan said that Mangold's questionable status is just a formality and he's expected to suit up against the New England Patriots. LB Calvin Pace was limited in practice but is listed as "probable" and expected to play as well.
Well, it didn't take long. Three days after the debacle against the Baltimore Ravens where QB Mark Sanchez was just 11 of 35 for 119 yards, 1 INT and 3 lost fumbles, an ESPN study showed that Sanchez's performance was the worst one for a quarterback in recent history. "Over 46 plays, Sanchez rated an 0.6, the worst of any quarterback involved in 40 or more plays in a game over the last four seasons. There were more than 900 such games over this stretch."
150 total yards, 7 first downs, 3 lost fumbles (2 returned for touchdowns), 1 interception returned for a touchdown - these are the stats put up by the Jets' offense last night in Baltimore. The only positive is that it probably cannot get any worse than that, although you never know when it comes to the New York Jets.
Everyone knew that the Raiders had a powerful running attack, going into today's game, but hardly anyone could have predicted that Oakland would run for 234 yards en route to a 34-24 win against Rex Ryan's Jets. 234 rushing yards was the highest the Gang Green ever allowed under head coach Rex Ryan.
As it was expected, C Nick Mangold will miss Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders due to the ankle injury he suffered against the Jaguars. WR Logan Payne (wrist) and OL Rob Turner (ankle) are out as well. Undrafted rookie C Colin Baxter will start in place of Mangold.
The New York Jets' defense came out on a mission this afternoon, after a shaky performance last week against the Cowboys, as they intercepted four passes and limited Jacksonville to just 203 total yards (112 rushing and 91 passing). The Gang Green crushed the Jaguars, 32-3, but lost All-Pro C Nick Mangold who suffered an ankle injury in the first quarter. Mangold is scheduled to have an MRI tomorrow, but it looks like he will miss a few weeks. Rookie OL Colin Baxter replaced Mangold and performed pretty well.
This was definitely a season opener to remember, as the New York Jets snatched an improbable 27-24 win against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night after trailing by 14 points in the final quarter. First, WR Plaxico Burress, who had zero catches in the first half, caught a 26-yard touchdown pass from QB Mark Sanchez, cutting Dallas' lead to 7. Then, RB Joe McKnight blocked a punt that was taken back for a touchdown by СB Isaiah Trufant, tying the game. Finally, PK Nick Folk, a former Cowboy, booted a 50-yard field goal to win the game for New York on such an emotional day that marked the 10th Anniversary of 9/11.
QB Mark Sanchez completed only 8 of his 16 passes for a total of 64 yards, 1 TD, but big plays on defense and special team were all that the Jets needed to defeat their crosstown rivals and win the inaugural Metlife Bowl, 17-3. CB Antonio Cromartie's 68-yard kickoff return to the GIants' 35-yard line gave the struggling Jets offense an excellent field position late in the second quarter. Six plays later Sanchez connected with WR Santonio Holmes on a 17-yard TD pass, which was Sanchez' longest completion of the night. This turned out to be the game winning score, as the Gang Green took a 7-3 lead.
WR Plaxico Burress took the field for the first time in 3 years and instantly silenced his doubters tonight. Gang Green's risky free agent acquisition started opposite of WR Santonio Holmes and caught 3 passes for 66 yards, including a 26-yard touchdown pass from QB Mark Sanchez in the final minute of the first half. The Jets went to Burress right from the start, as Sanchez connected with him on the first play from scrimmage for 20 yards.
The New York Jets opened preseason in Houston last night, losing to the Texans, 20-16. The first team offense was on the field for only two series, while the starting defense played for the entire first quarter. QB Mark Sanchez, who did not have WR Plaxico Burress to throw to, completed 6 of 7 passes for 43 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT. WR Santonio Holmes caught both passes thrown to him for a total of 17 yards. Recently signed WR Derrick Mason seemed to have already blended into the offense - 3 receptions for 21 yards. RB Shonn Greene had 5 carries for 32 yards, including a 19-yard run.
According to an AP report, hard-hitting S James Ihedigbo, who mostly played on special teams and is currently a free agent, will not be back with the Jets this season. Ihedigbo has been with the Jets since 2007, when they signed him as an undrafted free agent. He was a key contributor as a backup in Rex Ryan's secondary, setting a career high with 3.0 sacks last season, and was second on the Jets with 27 special teams tackles.
The New York Jets conducted their first open practice session on Tuesday, drawing a crowd of almost 3,000 people. Because of the post lockout rules the players did not have pads on, while all recent free agent signings did not participate in the drills at all. This meant that both starting wide receivers, WR Santonio Holmes and WR Plaxico Burress, were out. Burress spent quite some time talking to Tom Moore, who was recently signed as a consultant. Holmes, on the other hand, seemed pretty bored most of the time. WR Jerricho Cotchery did not suit up either, as he's still recovering from last season't injury.
The New York Jets released two quarterbacks earlier this morning - QB Mark Brunell and QB Kevin O'Connell. O'Connell was scheduled to make $480K this year. Brunell was due to make $1.25M this season. Brunell is expected to be signed back once the situation with CB Nnamdi Asomugha is resolved. By cutting Brunell now the Gang Green will save about $250K.
According to various sources, the New York Jets came to an agreement Wednesday morning with WR Santonio Holmes, who was their #1 free agent priority. The deal is reportedly for 5 years but Holmes won't officially sign until Friday, which is the first day of free agent signings.
On Wednesday head coach Rex Ryan, QB Mark Sanchez, WR Santonio Holmes and CB Darrelle Revis spoke to the media about the AFC Championship Game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
OT Damien Woody, who had arthroscopic knee surgery in December and missed the last three games of regular season, has been placed on injured reserve. Woody suffered an Achilles injury and will undergo surgery Wednesday afternoon, according to head coach Rex Ryan. OT Wayne Hunter started in place of Woody and did a pretty good job. He's also expected to start on Sunday against the Patriots.
C Nick Mangold, OT D'Brickashaw Ferguson and CB Darrelle Revis were voted to the 2011 Pro Bowl. Mangold and Revis were selected as starters, while Ferguson is a backup. This is the third straight Pro Bowl selection for both Mangold and Revis. It's the second straight for Ferguson, who was originally an alternate in 2010 but added to the roster later.
QB Mark Sanchez's excellent performance against the Miami Dolphins did not go unnoticed, as the second year pro is among the finalists for this week's FedEx Air Player of the Week. Sanchez completed 15 of 28 passes for 256 yards and three touchdowns in the Jets' 31-23 win over the Dolphins, propelling them into the first place in AFC East.
With the idea of staying on the team, quarterback Kellen Clemens agreed to a salary reduction and will remain as a backup for Mark Sanchez this season, something to consider if you are a football betting fan, especially if Sanchez gets hit or something.
Over 10,000 fans gathered at Hofstra University earlier today to watch the Jets in their only appearance at their former practice home. Although the Gang Green players did not have their pads on, the fans still got to see some tackling, as a seemingly drunken fan ran onto the field and got taken down by security guards.
Having lost all faith in QB Kellen Clemens' ability to be a solid backup to QB Mark Sanchez, the New York Jets signed QB Mark Brunell, a 39-year veteran who spent his best years with the Jaguars and the Redskins. Last two seasons Brunell served as Drew Brees' backup with the Saints where he won the Super Bowl last year.
The New York Jets concluded their mini camp today with a practice at the New Meadowlands Stadium. Around 12,000 fans reportedly attended this morning's session, which exceeds 7,000 that attended the Giants' practice earlier this week. NT Kris Jenkins, who missed most of last season due to injury, and disgruntled CB Darrelle Revis both participated in the practice session. Although Jenkins appeared to be held off in all contact drills, he did spend some time entertaining the fans.
Jets QB Mark Sanchez threw some passes today, the first day of organized team activities, as he participated in in drills on a limited basis. The Jets confirmed that Sanchez threw some passes in 7-on-7 drills and participated in individual drills, but was not part of team drills in the first on-field session of the offseason.
RB LaDainian Tomlinson, who was signed this offseason and thought to be veteran insurance behind second-year player RB Shonn Greene, told ESPN Radio in Dallas he's prepared to compete for the starting job. "They didn't put a label on me at all. They didn't say 'You know what? You're going to be a backup.' They said, 'No, you're going to prove what you can do on the football field,' and that's all I can ask."
According to various sources, QB Mark Sanchez is expected to miss most or all of the Jets' OTAS and minicamps following knee surgery. Sanchez had surgery February 17 to strengthen a patella tendon injury he suffered in college and reaggravated last season. The Jets' final game was January 24. "Insiders tell ESPN.com that some folks, including a few who draw paychecks from the team, wished the former first-rounder had undergone surgery much earlier," the report says.
It's now official - the New York Jets will be featured on this year's installment of HBO's Hard Knocks reality television series. The series follows a select NFL team through its training camp and provides an in-depth perspective of the team's preparation for the upcoming season. This year's documentary will consist of 5 episodes.
QB Mark Sanchez has decided to have surgery on his left knee and is expected to be ready for training camp. The Jets said earlier today that the operation will happen in the next few weeks. The surgery, believed to be arthroscopic in nature, will strengthen the patella-stabilizing ligament. Jets orthopedist Ken Montgomery will perform the surgery. Sanchez originally injured his left knee while playing at USC.
Well, this one hurts, especially considering that at one point the Jets were up by 11 but ended up losing 17-30 and shut out in the second half. QB Mark Sanchez probably played the best game of his NFL career - 17 of 30 for 257 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT. The loss of RB Shonn Greene surely hurt the Jets, as did the loss of CB Donald Strickland and the blatant roughing the passer non-call, but let's face it the Colts were just the better team today...
The New York Jets listed 8 players as "probable" for the AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts. Although DE Shaun Ellis, who has a broken hand, is more "questionable" than "probable" for this game. Ellis will give it a go but he has trouble grabbing and if he feels he's hurting the team, he'll take himself out.
DE Shaun Ellis and FB Tony Richardson missed today's practice due to injuries suffered last Sunday against the San Diego Chargers. Ellis has a broken hand but is expected to play against the Colts. Richardson has a rib injury and was held out for precautionary reasons. He should be ready for Sunday as well. RB Thomas Jones also sat out this practice session, just like in the previous few weeks.
They did it! Against all odds the New York Jets weathered the early storm to wear down the San Diego Chargers and win 17-14 on the road! The best defense in the NFL limited San Diego to only 4 of 13 on third downs and came up with two crucial interceptions to stop a potential scoring drive and then put the Jets in a scoring position.
According to ESPN.com, offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer declined the chance to interview for the Buffalo head coaching job this week or after the season. Schottenheimer has remarked throughout the season how much he enjoys working with new Jets head coach Rex Ryan, rookie QB Mark Sanchez, and how truly content he is with his current job as the offensive coordinator of the league's top-ranked running attack.
The New York Jets played basically a mistake free game, as they defeated the Cincinnati Bengals on the road, 24-14, and are through to the Divisional Playoffs. Both rookies, QB Mark Sanchez and RB Shonn Greene, played pivotal roles in this great win. Sanchez, battling both single degree wind chills and playoff pressure, performed admirably. He completed 12 of 15 passes for 182 yards, 1 TD and 0 INT. He became the first rookie quarterback who completed over 70% of his passes in a playoff game. Greene ran for 135 yards on 21 carries (6.4 yards per carry) and scored the first Jets' touchdown on a 39-yard run in the second quarter.
The New York Jets scored two touchdowns in the second quarter and have a 14-7 lead at halftime of their playoff contest against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Gang Green started the game rather shaky, allowing a long kickoff return deep in their territory. Cincinnati's two turnovers and two big plays from the Jets' offense turned the game around, as the Gang Green managed to overcome their early struggles.
MLB David Harris returned to practice this morning after missing Tuesday and Wednesday sessions. Harris, who suffered a sprained right ankle in last Sunday's game against the Bengals, worked with the first team and didn't show any signs of being hindered by the injury in the portion of practice open to the media. Although, the official injury report lists his participation in the session as limited.
The New York Jets are 30 minutes away from making the playoffs, as they lead 27-0 at halftime against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Jets have had the ball for almost 25 minutes and already gained 190 rushing yards against the defense that had been allowing less than 90 per game.
The Gang Green will see the Bengals again next Saturday, as they shut Cincinnati out tonight in what possibly was the last game played in the Giants Stadium. Many had predicted that the Jets would win, but not many thought that New York would simply annihilate the Bengals, 37-0.
The New York Jets beat the previously undefeated Indianapolis Colts to keep their playoff hopes alive, 29-15. The Jets now control their own destiny, as Baltimore, Miami and Jacksonville all lost earlier today. All the Gang Green have to do is defeat the Cincinnati Bengals in the regular season finale next Sunday.
Well, this was really nothing new for everyone who's been watching this team long enough. The same old Jets lost to the Atlanta Falcons, 7-10, after dominating basically the entire game. The so much heralded defense that kept Atlanta in check for almost four quarters gave up a touchdown drive right when it mattered the most. Just like they had given it up against Miami and Jacksonville earlier this season.
QB Mark Sanchez is listed as "probable" for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons and going to start. He will wear braces on his both knees.
Head coach Rex Ryan has finally announced that QB Mark Sanchez will start on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. Sanchez has practiced this entire week, so Rex's decision really comes as a no surprise. Sanchez will wear braces on his both knees.
QB Mark Sanchez practiced again with the first team this morning. He looked fine, showing no signs of the injury that sidelined him last week against Tampa Bay. Head coach Rex Ryan once again did not name Sanchez as the starter for Sunday's game against Atlanta but said that he was optimistic about the rookie's chances to return to the lineup.
QB Mark Sanchez was limited in practice this morning after missing last game with a knee injury. He split first team reps with QB Kellen Clemens who replaced him last Sunday against Tampa Bay. Head coach Rex Ryan said that he will name the starter for the game against the Atlanta Falcons later in the week. Although it's pretty obvious that Sanchez is going to start unless he reinjures his knee.
The New York Jets have declared CB Dwight Lowery, QB Kevin O'Connell, LB Kenwyn Cummings, QB Mark Sanchez, LB Marques Murrell, OL Robert Turner, DL Ropati Pitoitua, OT Ryan McKee inactive for Week 14. Kevin O'Connell is #3 emergency quarterback.
As we have known for a few days now, rookie QB Mark Sanchez will miss his Sunday's game against Tampa Bay due to a knee injury. Sanchez suffered a sprained PCL last Thursday against the Buffalo Bills. QB Kellen Clemens will start in Sanchez' place.
QB Kellen Clemens will start against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, as QB Mark Sanchez is unable to play due to his sprained right knee, head coach Rex Ryan announced today. Ryan added that he made the decision not to have Sanchez play after seeking the advice of team doctors.
Rookie QB Mark Sanchez spent today's practice session on a stationary bike, trying to rehab his injured knee. He suffered a slight tear in his posterior cruciate ligament last Thursday night against the Bills and has been rehabbing about 18 hours per day, according to head coach Rex Ryan. Another missed day of practice makes it quite doubtful that Sanchez will be able to suit up on Sunday. If Sanchez does play, he'll have a brace on both knees. He has been wearing a brace on his left knee since college.
According to various news sources, QB Mark Sanchez suffered a a sprained posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), and if he can handle the pain, he would be able to play December 13 at Tampa against the Buccaneers.
The New York Jets beat the Buffalo Bills in Toronto to keep their slim playoff hopes alive and get back to .500. QB Mark Sanchez left the game in the 3rd quarter with a knee injury and did not return. It was the defense, however, that won this game for the Gang Green. The Bills were limited to just 194 yards of total offense and only 71 passing yards. DE Shaun Ellis and CB Darrelle Revis came up with huge plays at the end of the fourth quarter to kill Buffalo's last hope to win this game.
QB Mark Sanchez will start again next week despite throwing 4 interceptions and losing a fumble in a 14-31 loss against the New England Patriots. Head coach Rex Ryan said that he had no plans on benching the rookie, as sitting on the bench will not help him improve. This was the second time this season when Sanchez turned the ball over 5 times in one game.
The Jets are trailing 24-7 at halftime after what was probably the worst half played by the Gang Green this season. The Jets have gained only 34 yards thus far, while New England has racked up 272 yards against Rex Ryan's heralded defensive unit. New York has only 2 first downs and QB Mark Sanchez has thrown an equal number of completed passes and interceptions - two apiece. The Jets rookie is 2 of 9 for 15 yards, 0 TD, 2 INT.
The New York Jets suffered another heartbreaking loss this afternoon, as they fell to the Jacksonville Jaguars on a last-second field goal, 22-24. The Gang Green had their chances to win this game, but ultimately just failed to make plays when they had to.
After al this talk about going to the playoffs despite starting the season 4-4 and today's game being a must win, the Jets defense simply forgot to show up this afternoon. They have already allowed 3 touchdowns and 250 yards against Jacksonville, proving once again that a lot of talking doesn't translate into results on the field.
LB Vernon Gholston will most likely not play on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars as he's missed his second straight practice today with a hamstring injury, which he suffered during Monday's walkthrough practice. Gholston, who was picked 6th overall in 2008, has been a major disappointment on the field. He is yet to register a sack in the NFL and has been a non-factor in limited action on defense and special teams this season despite starting in the position vacated by LB Calvin Pace who was suspended for the first four games of the season. WR Brad Smith (quadriceps) was very limited in practice, and he looks to be a long shot for Sunday.
If you've watched this team for as long as I have, you really should not be surprised at what happened yesterday in the Meadowlands. The Gang Green dominated their opponent, the Miami Dolphins, for almost the entire game, limited them to just 104 yards of total offense and still found a way to lose the game! Yes, those were the Same Old Jets that we got so used to seeing over all these painful years of amazing wins and shocking heartbreaking defeats. There was one thing though that we hadn't seen until yesterday - two back to back kickoff returns for touchdowns!
The same old Jets struck again this afternoon against the hated Miami Dolphins, losing a game where they gained almost four times more yards than their opponent. The Gang Green limited Miami to just 104 yards of total offense and only 10 first downs, yet they managed to find a way to lose in a typical Jets' fashion. This time it was special teams that allowed two back to back kickoff returns for touchdowns, basically giving the game to the Dolphins. After the game head coach Rex Ryan said that this Jets team can beat any team in the league and can also lose to any team in the league. It took him 8 weeks to realize what Jets fans have known for years!
It's halftime and the Jets are tied, 3-3, against the Miami Dolphins. QB Mark Sanchez has looked just horrible, missing open receivers and muffing a snap late in the second quarter. He's 8 of 16 for 54 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT. Would QB Kellen Clemens be a better option at this point? It just can't be worse. Sanchez also almost threw an interception, but WR Braylon Edwards was able to knock the pass down. Of course, benching Sanchez would greatly affect his confidence, but isn't winning games more important?
The Gang Green got back on track yesterday, as they shut out the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, 38-0. For the second week in a row the Jets ran for over 300 yards, becoming the first team to accomplish that in 35 years. Rookie RB Shonn Greene, who replaced injured RB Leon Washington, ran for 144 yards on 19 carries, 2 TDs and should be a candidate for the Offensive Rookie of the Week. RB Thomas Jones added 121 yards on 26 carries, 1 TD. QB Mark Sanchez rebounded after his awful performance last week against the Bills. He did not put up Peyton Manning-like numbers, but played a mistake free game, finishing 9 of 15 for 143 yards, 1 TD. Sanchez also scored a rushing touchdown in the first quarter.
For the second week in a row the New York Jets ran for over 300 yards, but this time with a totally different outcome. The Gang Green shut out the Oakland Raiders, 38-0, and improved to 4-3. RB Thomas Jones and RB Shonn Greene gained over 100 rushing yards apiece. Rookie Shonn Greene gained career-high 144 yards on 19 carries, 2 TDs, while Jones added 121 yards on 26 carries, 1 TD. QB Mark Sanchez rebounded after the awful performance last week, completing 9 of 15 passes for 143 yards, 1 TD. Sanchez also scored a rushing touchdown in the first quarter.
Head coach Rex Ryan has indicated that the Jets will try to simplify the offensive system for rookie QB Mark Sanchez who threw 5 interceptions in the loss against the Buffalo Bills. After winning the Rookie of the Week award in each of the first three weeks of regular season, Sanchez first threw 3 interceptions in Week 4 against the Saints and then followed with the total disaster last Sunday. He now leads the league with 10 interceptions.
QB Mark Sanchez is among the finalists for Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week honors for games played on Oct. 11-12, the NFL announced earlier today. In the game against the Miami Dolphins he completed 12 of 24 passes for 172 yards and one touchdown. The other four finalists are WR Austin Collie of the Indianapolis Colts, WR Jeremy Maclin of the Philadelphia Eagles, WR Hakeem Nicks of the New York Giants, and RB Knowshon Moreno of the Denver Broncos. Fans can vote for one of these five players on NFL.com/rookies beginning Tuesday at 9 a.m. ET and ending on Friday at noon ET to determine the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week. The winner will be announced Friday evening on NFL.com/rookies.
If last week in New Orleans it was QB Mark Sanchez' time to get back to earth, last night in Miami it was the heralded Jets' defense that lost the game for the Gang Green. The unit that many thought was among the league's elite got totally embarrassed by Miami's wildcat offense and 2nd year quarterback Chad Henne whom, as Rex Ryan put it after the game, the Jets' defense "made look like Dan Marino."
What an embarrassing loss! One of the most disgusting losses in recent memory... Just when we, Jets fans, began believing in Rex Ryan's defense, they produced a total stinker in Miami, losing 27-31 to the Dolphins. No, it wasn't QB Mark Sanchez making mistakes that cost us this game, it wasn't fumbles or interceptions, it was the heralded Jets' defense that, we thought, was one of the best in the league. Boy, were we wrong! This defense got manhandled by Miami's wildcat offense and their 2nd year quarterback with basically no pro experience.
The New York Jets took a 13-10 lead right before halftime as PK Jay Feely converted his 22nd field goal attempt in a row. Recently acquired WR Braylon Edwards scored the only Jet's touchdown - a 3-yard pass from QB Mark Sanchez.
The newest Jets' acquisition, WR Braylon Edwards, practiced with the Gang Green for the first time this morning. He wore a white #17 jersey and caught passes from rookie QB Mark Sanchez, as well as backups QB Erik Ainge and QB Kevin O'Connell. Edwards is expected to start opposite WR Jerricho Cotchery on Monday Night against the Miami Dolphins.
QB Mark Sanchez has been fined $5,000 for an illegal hit on LB Jonathan Vilma during Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints. Sanchez threw a pass that was intercepted by S Darren Sharper who returned it 99 yards for a touchdown. The Jets quarterback attempted to give chase and dived at the legs of Vilma, who was blocking for Sharper. Sanchez was flagged for a personal foul.
Mark Sanchez' remarkable rookie NFL campaign hit a big bump yesterday in New Orleans, as the Jets' rookie committed four costly turnovers, which resulted in 14 points for the home team. The Gang Green lost, 10-24, ending undefeated streaks for both Sanchez and head coach Rex Ryan, who lost his first game as an NFL head coach.
The three game winning streak ended this afternoon in New Orleans, as the Gang Green fell to the Saints, 10-24. QB Mark Sanchez' four turnovers, two of which resulted in 14 points for the Saints, were the difference in this hard fought contest where the final score did not really reflect how close the game really was.
The New York Jets are down 3-17 at halftime against the New Orleans Saints, as two mistakes by rookie QB Mark Sanchez resulted in 14 points for the Saints. First, Sanchez threw an interception that was returned 99 yards for a touchdown. Then, he had another attack of fumbelitis when he held onto the ball for too long in the Jets' end zone, was sacked and fumbled. This was Sanchez' fifth fumble this season, he has lost two of them.
The battle of unbeatens will unfold tomorrow afternoon in New Orleans, as the New York Jets (3-0) will take on the New Orleans Saints (3-0). Additionally, this will also be a matchup between arguably the best offense in the NFL and one of the best defensive units. The Jets have held opposing QBs to a 50.2 passer rating (2nd in the NFL) and a 47.9 completion percentage, best in the NFL. New Orleans QB Drew Brees leads the NFL with 118.1 passer rating and is second in the NFL in completion percentage (69.1). The Jets's defense that ranks 3rd in the NFL (256.0 yards/game) and second in points allowed (11.0 points/game) will face the Saints' offense that leads the NFL in total yards (438.0 yards/game) and scoring (40.0 points/game).
QB Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets is the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for games played on Sept. 27-28, the NFL has announced earlier today. Sanchez completed 17 of 30 for 171 yards and two touchdowns in the Jets' 24-17 win over Tennessee, becoming the first rookie quarterback to start and win his team's first three games of a season in the past 40 years. This is Sanchez' third Rookie of the Week honor in a row. He was also voted Offensive Rookie of the Month.
S Jim Leonhard returned to practice this morning after missing yesterday's session with a knee injury. CB Lito Sheppard (quad) and CB Donald Strickland (ankle), however, did not suit up at all. It's becoming more and more obvious that neither is going to play this Sunday against the Saints. CB Corey Ivy, a former Raven, was brought in for a tryout last week and will most likely be signed before Sunday's game. LB Larry Izzo and OL Wayne Hunter, both of whom missed yesterday's session as well, returned to practice this morning.
For the third week in a row QB Mark Sanchez has been nominated for Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week honors. He completed 17 of 30 passes for 171 yards and two touchdowns in the Jets' 24-17 win over Tennessee, becoming the first rookie quarterback to start and win his team's first three games of a season in the past 40 years. The other finalists are QB Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions, WR Percy Harvin of the Minnesota Vikings, RB Knowshon Moreno of the Denver Broncos and RB Donald Brown of the Indianapolis Colts.
The New York Jets defeated the Tennessee Titans, 24-17, and improved to 3-0, marking their best start since 2004 when the Gang Green began the season 5-0. Unlike in the previous two games, however, there were quite a few alarming signs that definitely should be addressed this week in preparation for the New Orleans Saints. While the Jets were clear winners against Houston and New England, let's be honest and admit that yesterday's game could have easily gone either way.
The New York Jets improved to 3-0 as they defeated the Tennessee Titans, 24-17, in what seemed like a roller coaster where the Gang Green made big plays when they needed them. The Jets are 3-0 for the first time since 2004 when they started the season 5-0 under head coach Herman Edwards.
The New York Jets will play their first AFL legacy game this season, as they take on the Tennessee Titans tomorrow in Giants Stadium. Both teams will be wearing their original AFL franchise uniforms of 1960. Tennessee leads regular season series between the teams, 21-16-1. Interestingly, the Titans of New York (the original name of the Jets) never beat the Houston Oilers (the original name of the Titans) - they lost all 6 games to the Oilers in 1960-1962.
For the second week in a row QB Mark Sanchez was named the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week. Sanchez completed 14 of 22 passes for 163 yards and one touchdown in the Jets' 16-9 win over the AFC East rival New England Patriots. He also won this award for his debut performance against the Houston Texans in Week 1.
The New York Jets injury report keeps filling up, as the team now has 14 players on the list. Both CB Lito Sheppard and CB Donald Strickland did not practice again this morning. Neither player has practiced this week at all. Strickland has been basically ruled out for Sunday's game against the Titans, while it looks like the availability of Sheppard will be a game time decision. Even if Sheppard plays, it's doubtful that he'll be able to start and play on most downs. CB Dwight Lowery, who started 10 games in his rookie season last year, would start and CB Drew Coleman would play the nickel.
Last Sunday QB Mark Sanchez became only the fourth quarterback in the past 40 years to win his first two starts of a season, and the second in as many years (QB Joe Flacco of Baltimore did it last season). With a win on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, Sanchez would become the first rookie quarterback to start and win his team’s first three games of a season.
MLB David Harris has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for games played on NFL Kickoff 2009 Weekend (September 10, 13-14). He registered a team-high 12 tackles, one sack and one pass defended in a 24-7 road win against the Houston Texans. Harris helped limit the Texans’ offense to 183 total yards (145 passing yards, 38 rushing yards), as the Jets' defense did not allow an offensive touchdown for the first time since November 9, 2008 against the St. Louis Rams. In his third year from Michigan, this is Harris’ first career Player of the Week Award. The last Jets linebacker to be named AFC Defensive Player of the Week was LB Eric Barton in 2004 (Week 15).
For the second week in a row QB Mark Sanchez is among the finalists for Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week award. He won the award last week with his brilliant debut performance against the Houston Texans. This week the other finalists are CB Bruce Johnson of the New York Giants, WR Percy Harvin of the Minnesota Vikings, WR Johnny Knox of the Chicago Bears, and LB Brian Cushing of the Houston Texans.
"I think so. Who do we have to beat?" was Rex Ryan's answer on ESPN 1050 when asked if the New York Jets were an elite team. The Jets are 2-0 after beating the New England Patriots on Sunday and suddenly on the radar of all media "experts", most of whom predicted the Gang Green to finish last in AFC East. Ryan did not stop there, however, as he added that the Jets won the Super Bowl in his dad's first year as a coach in New York, and so maybe the Gang Green just needed a Ryan on their coaching staff to return to Super Bowl glory.
CB Darrelle Revis, who shut down WR Andre Johnson and WR Randy Moss in consecutive weeks, is among Sunday's five most valuable players on Yahoo Sports. "He’s in my top three corners in the NFL", said former All Pro Deion Sanders, and added that "all who are listening and watching please take the Jets seriously."
The Jets' defense dominated for the second week in a row, as the Gang Green backed up their brash statements and defeated the New England Patriots, 16-9. The Jets also snapped an 8-game home losing streak against New England, stopped Tom Brady's game winning streak at 21 games, and extended their own streak of not allowing a touchdown to two games. The Gang Green are 2-0 for the first time since 2004 when they started the season 5-0 under head coach Herman Edwards.
Rex Ryan's heralded defense and rookie QB Mark Sanchez both made their debuts yesterday against the Houston Texans and both passed the first test. The new aggressive defense was able to completely shut down the Texans' offense that was ranked 3rd in the league last season. Mark Sanchez, meanwhile, did not play like a rookie at all. The 22-year old kid from USC showed great pocket awareness and composure. He was especially effective on third downs, and his ability to buy time with his feet is another thing that we haven't seen from a Jets quarterback in quite some time.
This was truly a game of two totally different halves, as the New York Jets' offense came out with a vengeance in the second half and scored 13 unanswered points. The Gang Green beat their archrival, 16-9, and moved into sole possession of the AFC East. They also finally snapped the 8-game losing streak to the Patriots in home games, which dated back to 2001.
This was a pretty rough half for rookie QB Mark Sanchez, as he was sacked and fumbled on the first play from scrimmage. The second possession wasn't any better - this time it was RB Leon Washington who fumbled the ball, giving the Patriots possession on the Jets' 17-yard line. Although replays showed that Washington was down before the ball came out, the officials ruled this a fumble.
Another chapter in the Jets vs. Patriots rivalry will be written tomorrow, as the Pats, who have won last 8 in the Meadowlands, come to take on the resurging Gang Green. This will be 98th regular season contest between these two original AFL teams. The Jets are ahead 49-47-1, but will go into this game as 3.5-point underdogs.
QB Mark Sanchez has won the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week award for Week 1 of regular season. He recorded the third most passing yards in NFL history for a rookie in Week One with 272 yards completing 18 of 31 passes with one touchdown and one interception for a passer rating of 84.3 in the Jets' 24 - 7 win over the Houston Texans. Sanchez led a Jets offense that gained a total 462 yards and controlled the ball for nearly 39 minutes.
QB Mark Sanchez and RB Thomas Jones are among the nominees for the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week and FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week awards respectively.
The Rex Ryan/Mark Sanchez era has begun with a stunning display on both defense and offense, as the Gang Green dominated the Houston Texans, 24-7. QB Mark Sanchez, who finished the game 18 of 31, 272 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, became the first Jets' rookie quarterback to win a game since Richard Todd did it in 1976. Rex Ryan's revamped defense played as advertised, limiting Houston to just 181 total yards.
The Jets defense looked exactly the way it had been advertised in the first half against the Houston Texans. Bart Scott and Co. completely dominated the 3rd best offense, limiting them to just 104 yards and 5 first downs. Constant pressure, gang tackling and aggressive playcalling seemed to catch the Texans off guard, as their offensive stars were almost completely shut down in the first half. All Pro WR Andre Johnson was limited to just one catch for 7 yards.
The New York Jets will open their season tomorrow when they take on the Houston Texans, a team that hasn't had a winning season in their seven years in the NFL. The Texans, however, finished 8-8 in both of the last two seasons and are projected to finally have a breakthrough season with a possible playoff berth. The Jets go into the game as 5-point underdogs, as they will face a formidable opponent who has won their last 3 home games and is 12-4 in home games over the last two seasons. Last season the Texans were ranked 3rd in total offense (4th in passing, 4th in rushing).
With less than 48 hours left until the season opener, the Jets currently have 6 players on their injured list. DE Mike DeVito is listed as questionable with a hamstring injury. He's been limited in practice the last two days. QB Kellen Clemens (elbow), RB Shonn Greene (ribs), LB Bryan Thomas (ankle), WR Wallace Wright (knee) are all listed as probable and have fully participated in practice sessions this week. TE Dustin Keller was added to the injury list with a toe problem, but practiced and should be ready to go on Sunday. Also, if you follow Keller's updates on twitter (or the feed we have on this website), he is going to the Yankee game tonight (if the rain stops) along with QB Mark Sanchez and S Kerry Rhodes. So, apparently his toe is not bothering him that much.
It now appears that former Jets' QB Brett Favre was advised to continue to play by the Jets despite a torn biceps in his throwing shoulder last season. Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum confirmed this morning that the team knew about Favre's condition and did not put him on the injury report, which is a clear violation of the league rules. In the past, teams have been fined anywhere between $10K to $25K for not reporting all injuries, but the amount of the fine depends on the violation, and could exceed that range. No team has ever lost a draft pick for violating the injury report guidelines.
The new era in the history of the New York Jets will begin on Sunday when rookie head coach Rex Ryan and rookie QB Mark Sanchez will lead the team against the Houston Texans. The Gang Green are 4.5 to 5 point underdogs, facing a team that's expected to make the playoffs for the first time in their history. Ryan is one of nine rookie head coaches this season. Mark Sanchez will become the first Jets rookie quarterback to start since Matt Robinson started on November 13, 1977 against the Seattle Seahawks. The New York Jets have gone 491 consecutive games without starting a rookie quarterback, the longest current streak in the NFL. Robinson started just one game in 1977 - a 20-23 loss to the Steelers where he went 7 of 19 for 80 yards, 1 TD, 3 INT.
The New York Jets defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in the final preseason game of the year, 38-27. The starters played only one series and while the offense impressed with a touchdown drive, the defense clearly struggled as they gave up six points. QB Mark Sanchez was a perfect 5 of 5 for 67 yards and a touchdown to WR Jerricho Cotchery. Keep in mind though that this was against a "vanilla" defense, which wasn't as aggressive as if this was a regular season game.
Head coach Rex Ryan got his first win last night against the New York Giants, as the Jets came from behind to defeat their cross-town rivals, 27-25. This was also the first game that QB Mark Sanchez played since being officially named the Jets' starting quarterback, and he played well. Sanchez looked better than in the first two games, as he showed plenty of poise, good decision making, ability to make tough throws and improvise on the fly. Sanchez went 13 of 20 for 149 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT.
For the second game in a row QB Mark Sanchez started slowly and then noticeably picked it up as the game progressed. Following a few empty possessions to start the half, Sanchez found his rhythm and led the Jets on a 62-yard drive that culminated in a 31-yard touchdown pass to WR Chansi Stuckey.
All eyes will be on QB Mark Sanchez tonight as he'll make his first start since being officially named the Jets' starting quarterback. Cross-town rivals, the New York Giants, will represent a formidable test for Sanchez, who struggled against the Ravens' starting defense on Monday. The Giants will be coming off a 17-3 loss to the Chicago Bears and will be obviously looking for some kind of redemption.
Despite QB Mark Sanchez' shaky performance on Monday against the Baltimore Ravens, it looks like head coach Rex Ryan is leaning towards naming him the starter. He's expected to start against the Giants on Saturday and play into the third quarter.
Another preseason game is in the bag, but the Jets' quarterback situation seems to be as inconclusive as it was before preseason even began. Both QB Mark Sanchez and QB Kellen Clemens struggled last night, both threw interceptions returned for touchdowns. Sanchez went 3 of 8 for 43 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT. Clemens was 5 of 10 for 60 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT.
Both QB Mark Sanchez and QB Kellen Clemens threw interceptions in the first half against the Baltimore Ravens. First, Sanchez found himself under pressure and forced a quick pass that was picked off and returned for a touchdown. Sanchez struggled for the most part of the first half, but did step up on his final drive, as he connected with RB Leon Washington for a 19-yard touchdown pass. Washington was outstanding in the first half - 48 yards on 8 carries, 35 yards on 2 receptions, 1TD.
The battle for the starting quarterback position will reach its peak tomorrow when the Jets take on head coach Rex Ryan's former team, the Baltimore Ravens. Ryan spent the past 10 years with the Ravens, including last year as the team’s assistant head coach and defensive coordinator.
Rookie QB Mark Sanchez had a good practice session this morning completing 7 of 14 passes with 2 touchdowns, both TDs to WR Brad Smith. QB Kellen Clemens took a step back, completing 4 of 7 with 2 interceptions. So, it looks like Sanchez is back on top again but the question is for how long, as both have been really inconsistent. The Monday Night game against the Ravens should help determine the starter.
Head coach Rex Ryan has backed off from his previous statement that he will choose the starting quarterback before preseason game against the New York Giants. Earlier today Ryan said that the quarterback competition was "almost status quo" and the decision would be made when "the timing is right."
Pro Bowl C Nick Mangold returned to practice this morning after missing one week with a knee injury. NT Kris Jenkins continued working on the stationary bike. OG Alan Faneca and OT Damien Woody were out as well.
DE Shaun Ellis has been suspended without pay for the season opener and fined $100,000 by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy. So, the Gang Green will be missing two starters due to suspensions when the season begins on September 13th. LB Calvin Pace will be serving a 4-game suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. DE Mike DeVito and LB Vernon Gholston are expected to replace Ellis and Pace in the starting lineup.
Rookie QB Mark Sanchez will be the starting quarterback against the Baltimore Ravens in the nationally televised game on Monday, August 24. The announcement was made earlier today by head coach Rex Ryan. This is going to be a real test for the rookie, as he'll be facing one of the best defensive units in the NFL.
The Rex Ryan era officially began last night when the New York Jets took on the Saint Louis Rams in the first preseason game of 2009. Despite losing the game 23-20, the Gang Green played well and showed us plenty to look forward to both on defense and offense. The defense looked much more aggressive than in recent years, utilizing various blitzes and schemes that were unleashed from the get go.
What an entrance by QB Mark Sanchez! On his first ever play in the NFL the high prized Jets' rookie connected on a 48-yard pass with WR David Clowney. Sanchez followed with a couple of nice completions to TE Dustin Keller and the Jets took an early 10-3 lead on a Thomas Jones' TD run.
Two former defensive coordinators will make their head coaching debuts tomorrow as Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo returns to Giants Stadium to face Rex Ryan's New York Jets. Rookie QB Mark Sanchez is also expected to make his much anticipated NFL debut. So, let's take a look at some of the upcoming position battles as well as just what players Jets' fans should be looking at closely...
Over six thousand fans came out to Hofstra University this evening to see the Jets' training camp practice session at their former facility. I am sure it would have been even more if not for the rain earlier and the overcast sky. Luckily, the weather did not spoil the Gang Green's one and only visit to Long Island this year.
QB Mark Sanchez and QB Kellen Clemens, who are competing for the starting quarterback position, will play only in the first half this Friday against the Saint Louis Rams. They will be line up behind the depleted offensive line that will be missing both C Nick Mangold and OT Damien Woody, both are out with injuries. C Rob Turner and OT Wayne Hunter will replace them in the lineup.
DE Shaun Ellis missed both Monday practice sessions because of knee and back problems. The injuries are not considered to be serious and Ellis should be ready for regular season, which will most likely start for him in Week 2 due to the possible one game suspension.
DE Shaun Ellis is expected to be suspended by the league for last year's incident with marijuana. On November 29th of 2008 the 10-year veteran was arrested in Morris County, NJ for possessing of less than 50 grams of marijuana, which is a disorderly person offense in New Jersey. Additionally, he was driving without insurance.
QB Mark Sanchez is running the starting offense this morning, while QB Kellen Clemens is with the second team. It sure looks like the rookie has impressed Jets' coaching stuff enough to push himself into the starting lineup.
The competition for the starting quarterback job continued last night, as the New York Jets held their annual Green & White scrimmage in front of 6,100 fans at SUNY Cortland. QB Mark Sanchez completed 9 of 16 passes for 70 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT. QB Kellen Clemens went 5 of 7 for 26 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT. In addition, 3 of Sanchez' passes were dropped.
While the battle between QB Mark Sanchez and QB Kellen Clemens is still going on, head coach Rex Ryan shed some light yesterday on when it could be over. Ryan said that the competition could be over before the preseason game against the New York Giants on August 29th. Neither quarterback has looked impressive thus far. Rookie Sanchez is obviously still learning the system, while experienced Clemens has been having an up and down training camp.
This morning TheGangGreen.com introduces a new series of articles called "Morning Stream", which will include Jets-related news from around the Internet blog sphere. Hopefully, I'll be able to keep this thing going on a regular basis and, as always, if you want to contribute in any way, please drop me a line.
QB Kellen Clemens came out swinging in this morning's practice session, as he tried to rebound from his abysmal performances of late. On the second play from scrimmage in 11-on-11 drills Clemens threw a perfect play action strike to TE Dustin Keller who was all alone on the left side of the field.
Not much has changed since the morning practice, as the Jets' offense continued to struggle in the afternoon session as well. QB Kellen Clemens opened 11-on-11 drills with a pass to WR Chansi Stuckey, which was picked off by CB Lito Sheppard. Clemens followed with three more passes to Stuckey, but completed only one of them.
If this was another boxing round between QB Kellen Clemens and QB Mark Sabchez, it would have been scored 10-8 (usual score if there's a knockdown) in favor of Sanchez. Clemens threw 3 interceptions this morning and raised even more doubts about his place on the team. Fourth year in the league and basically no progress gotta tell you something!
NT Kris Jenkins was injured on a running play, falling awkwarly and then limping off the field. It appeared that his left ankle was injured but he was able to put weight on in. Jenkins then spent some time on the trainers' table and left for the locker room. Without him in the lineup the struggling running attack instanlty came alive as RB Thomas Jones began easily penetrating through the defense.
The sun finally showed up in the afternoon as Gang Green took the field (no pads this time) for the second time today. There were also noticeably more fans, but still far from what I saw last summer at Hofstra. Nevertheless, the crowd did seem more lively and involved than they had been during the rainy morning session.
The New York Jets opened 2009 Training Camp this morning on the grounds of SUNY Cortland in Upstate New York. Despite the nasty rainy weather, hundreds of fans gathered to watch the first practice under the guidance of new head coach Rex Ryan.
The New York Jets have announced that they have signed third-round draft choice RB Shonn Greene. Greene, 5'11", 227 lbs, from Iowa was selected at #65 overall. In his final collegiate season, he set the school single-season record with 1,850 yards on 307 carries (6.0 yards/carry), and scored 20 TDs. The terms of Greene's contract were not disclosed.
The New York Jets have announced that they signed their first round draft pick QB Mark Sanchez to a 5-year deal. The contract is reportedly worth around $50M, which includes $28M in guaranteed money.
The New York Jets traded their #17 overall pick, their second round pick (#57 overall), DE Kenyon Coleman, S Abram Elam and QB Brett Ratliff for Cleveland Browns' #5 overall and selected QB Mark Sanchez from USC.