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Jets 2014 7-Round Mock Draft With Video Highlights & Analysis Of Each Player; Jets Should Consider Trading Up For Darqueze Dennard In Round 1
With a whopping 12 draft picks, including six in the first four rounds, the New York Jets must find talented players to fill a number of key holes on the roster. How good or bad general manager John Idzik and head coach Rex Ryan fair in this draft will most likely be the determining factor between building a playoff team or a team that is left out of the postseason once again. Below we look at what the Jets should and possibly will do in this important NFL draft, which begins May 8.

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Jets Should Sign WR DeSean Jackson, But It's Not A Simple Decision, As We Break Down The Pro And Cons
It has become the biggest talking point for Jets fans everywhere since an anticipated but still surprising player hit the open market Friday afternoon - should the team sign wide receiver DeSean Jackson? After the Philadelphia Eagles released Jackson, the rumor mill started churning and the excitement of possibly adding a player still in his prime at a position of need has those that bleed Green and White salivating. But exploring the possibility of signing Jackson is anything but a given, with serious concerns about the player giving pause to NFL general managers and even the most-opportunistic fans around the league.

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Jets Quiet On Day 3 Of Free Agency, But Targets Remain On James Jones, Emmanuel Sanders, Michael Vick, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Brandon Pettigrew Heading To Day 4
The third day of NFL free agency was a quiet one for the New York Jets. General manager John Idzik didn't address the many needs the Jets have, including at cornerback, wide receiver and tight end. While the moves around the league have slowed down a bit, players are still flying off the board, and the Jets might be left with none of their additional needs being addressed before the draft.

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Jets Finally Make A Splash In Free Agency, Signing Wide Receiver Eric Decker And Right Tackle Breno Giacomini, Giving The Fan Base Something To Get Excited About
The New York Jets finally made a big splash at the end of free agency's second day, agreeing to deals with wide receiver Eric Decker and right tackle Breno Giacomini. Another target, cornerback Captain Munnerlyn, could be the next to join, as he is set to visit the Jets, along with the Vikings and Buccaneers.

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Jets Strike Out On First Day Of Free Agency, But There's Still Time To Make A Splash, With Targets Of Darrelle Revis, Michael Vick, Golden Tate, Offensive Line, Tight End
So, with almost $40 million to spend and a ton of holes to fill you would expect the New York Jets to be major players on the first day of free agency, right? Wrong. As soon as the 4 p.m. start of free agency hit, it was a rapid fire assault of offensive tackle after offensive tackle coming off the market with the Jets being left with nothing. Then it was time for the top defensive secondary players to start flying off the board. Vontae Davis, Alterraun Verner, Donte Whitner, TJ Ward, Jairus Byrd and Aqib Talib, all possible targets in a big area of need for the Jets, signed elsewhere. The Jets struck out again.

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Top Offensive Players New York Jets Should Target In Free Agency, Including Michael Vick, Golden Tate, Hakeem Nicks, Jon Asamoah, Brandon Pettigrew, Many More
On the eve of the start of free agency, here's our breakdown of the New York Jets' team needs and who they should be targeting. The Jets have a bunch of money to spend, around $40 million in cap space, so it should be an exciting time for the fans to see exactly how the general manager John Idzik and company will approach this free agency market. Here we list and analyze who the Jets' top targets should be, not necessarily the top overall free agent from each position.

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Top Defensive Players New York Jets Should Target In Free Agency, Including Alterraun Verner, Vontae Davis, Captain Munnerlyn, Jairus Byrd, Donte Whitner, TJ Ward, More
On the eve of the start of free agency, here's our breakdown of the New York Jets' team needs and who they should be targeting on defense. The Jets have a bunch of money to spend, around $40 million in cap space, so it should be an exciting time for the fans to see exactly how the general manager John Idzik and company will approach this free agency market. Here we list and analyze who the Jets' top targets should be, not necessarily the top overall free agent from each position.

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Antonio Cromartie Sure Sounds Like He Will Be Playing Elsewhere After Release From New York Jets, Now Alterraun Verner Becomes Bigger Target For Jets In Free Agency
There was no chance the New York Jets were going to bring cornerback Antonio Cromartie back next season at his current contract and price, but even without a reworked deal, the thought was if the price was right for both parties, which would be much lower than what Cromartie was going to make, the two sides would come to an agreement during free agency and bring the star corner back as the cornerstone of the defensive backfield. That, however, doesn't seem all that possible or likely anymore, based on three tweets sent out by Cromartie just minutes ago after his official release by the Jets.

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Jets Possible Wide Receiver Targets This Offseason, Including Emmanuel Sanders, Eric Decker, James Jones, Golden Tate & Through NFL Draft
Releasing Holmes is the first part to rebuilding the offense, but that is just one of the many moves that must be made by general manager John Idzik, who will be entering his second offseason. While the quarterback situation will get a lot of publicity, it's the wide receiver position that is in much dire need of an upgrade. Here's who the Jets could and should target in free agency and through the draft to give Geno Smith or another quarterback the tools to be successful.

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Jets Possible Quarterback Targets This Offseason, Plus Who Will Start Next Year, Including Michael Vick, Matt Schaub, Kirk Cousins, More
Still, Smith is going to be given every opportunity to win the starting job next season, no matter who the Jets bring in through free agency, trade or the NFL Draft. Of course, any possible quarterback the Jets bring in, and there should be one, will get an enormous amount of publicity and the battle, along with the controversy that comes with it, will be on. Here's who could start for the Jets at quarterback next season.

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Jets Pay Him Or Slay Him On Offense: We Decide Who Stays And Who Goes, Including Geno Smith, Mark Sanchez, Santonio Holmes, Many More
If the Jets are going to be successful next season, many questions are going to have to be answered on the offensive side of the ball. There has to be an influx of talent, whether through free agency or the NFL draft. But before we look to the outside, we'll take a look at the current roster and who should remain on the team and who should go, or as we like to call it, Pay Him or Slay Him. Here is our look at the offense. Read our take on the defensive side of the ball here.

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Jets Pay Him Or Slay Him Defense: We Decide Who Stays And Who Goes, Including Dee Milliner, Ed Reed, Antonio Cromartie, Many More
The Jets finished the 2013 season with an 8-8 record, a surprising result for many and good enough for owner Woody Johnson and general manager John Idzik to give coach Rex Ryan at least one more season to get the team back to the postseason. There is no doubt the Jets are a team on the rise, but that doesn't mean there aren't a ton of decisions to make on both offense and defense this offseason. But before those decisions start to become reality, we have our own opinions on the future of the franchise and who should remain on the team next season and who should go, or as we like to call it, Pay Him or Slay Him. We start with the key players on defense. Our breakdown of the offense is here.

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Geno Smith Makes His Case To Be Jets Starting Quarterback Next Season With Tremendous Finish
There was always two major decisions for the New York Jets' hierarchy to make when this regular season turned into the offseason. First, it was to determine the future of coach Rex Ryan. Next, it was whether or not Geno Smith had a future with the team as a starting quarterback. The first question has been answered, as owner Woody Johnson announced after the Jets defeated the Dolphins 20-7 in the season finale Sunday that Ryan would return as head coach. The second question is yet to be answered.

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Jets 20, Dolphins 7: Handing Out Game Balls After Jets End Season With Impressive Victory, Rex Ryan, Geno Smith, Dee Milliner, Bilal Powell, Sheldon Richardson, More
Sunday represented one of the most impressive games of the season for the Jets, dominating a Dolphins team that had the best chance to make the postseason. All the Dolphins needed to do was win and get either a loss by the Ravens or a win by the Chargers. The Ravens lost, but the Jets wouldn't allow Miami to even get close to pulling out the home win as solid favorites. The Jets' season ended Sunday afternoon, but they made sure to take out the Dolphins as well. We'll have plenty of coverage of the Jets season as a whole, but here we'll hand out our final Game Balls of the season after the 20-7 win over the Dolphins.

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Rex Ryan Will Return As Jets Coach Next Season, Just As He Should
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson announced after the team's victory over the Miami Dolphins in the season finale that head coach Rex Ryan would return in 2014. Ryan led a team many thought wouldn't win four games this season to an 8-8 record. The Jets finished the year with two straight wins, including a 20-7 victory over a Dolphins team that was playing for their postseason lives. Ryan will coach the Jets for his sixth season next year. It's the right call for this organization moving forward, especially considering the fans' outcry of support.

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Jets at Dolphins Preview: Jets Can Finish 8-8, Ruin Miami's Postseason Hopes With Victory On Road, Plus Latest On Coach Rex Ryan's Future
It's truly amazing a head coach in the NFL who is about to miss the postseason for the third straight season could have as much love and support from players and fans alike as Rex Ryan currently does. It's no secret Jets players want to play for Ryan, as they have made it clear the past week. But it's the Jets fans' loyalty to Ryan that is surprising, as coaches who don't make the playoffs are typically a target of hate, not love. For Jets fans, the end of this season has become more a battle of letting GM John Idzik know they want to keep Ryan as coach.

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Jets 24, Browns 13: Geno Smith, Jets Play Best Game In Weeks, Make Statement In Support Of Rex Ryan With Win, Handing Out Game Balls
The New York Jets came through with one of their most impressive victories of the season Sunday afternoon, beating the Cleveland Browns 24-13. Over the final 36:47 of the game, the Jets outscored the Browns 24-3 to put themselves in position to finish the season at .500 with a win next week against Miami. It was a day that saw Geno Smith and the offense have their best game since Week 7 against the Patriots. It had the defense playing with emotion and fire, holding the Browns to 283 yards and creating two turnovers. It was also a day to make a statement the team wants Rex Ryan to be the Jets coach next season.

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Rex Ryan Deserves To Be Back As Jets Head Coach Next Season, Now It's On John Idzik To Make Right Decision
It would be a huge mistake to get rid of Rex Ryan, but that decision is with Idzik now. There's been countless examples of new coaches failing in their new jobs, leaving the franchise worse off three years down the line even when coming in with big expectations. Ryan's a proven commodity, as everyone knows what they are getting. He's a motivator and a coach loved by his players.

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Browns at Jets Preview: With Playoff Chances Gone, Jets Focus On Finishing Strong As Futures Of Rex Ryan, Geno Smith Could Be Decided
For the third straight year, the Jets have failed to make the postseason. The Jets can still finish 8-8, which would save a losing season, but the true attention of the organization now turns to the future, including the status of head coach Rex Ryan, the decision regarding whether or not Geno Smith will be the team's starting quarterback going forward, and creating a plan of action to get better at every single position, except defensive line, over the next several months.

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Jets Eliminated From Playoff Contention After Justin Tucker's 61-Yard Field Goal, Late Interception Gives Ravens Victory Over Lions
For the second straight year, the New York Jets' season came to an end on Monday Night Football in Week 15. Last season, Mark Sanchez turned the ball over five times, including one each on the final three drives of the game, in a 14-10 loss to the Titans. This season, the Jets watched from their homes as Ravens kicker Justin Tucker kicked a 61-yard field goal and Baltimore held on to beat the Lions 18-16. The Jets were eliminated from postseason contention with the Baltimore victory. The Jets and Ravens could both finish the season with 8-8 records, but Baltimore wins the tiebreaker due to its head-to-head win a month ago. This will be the third straight season the Jets will miss the playoffs, the first time that has happened since the team missed the playoffs from 1992-1997.

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Panthers 30, Jets 20: Blocked Punt, Pick-Six Doom Jets' Chances At Pulling Upset In Carolina, Postseason Chances Are On Life Support
It took just another six plays for the Jets to completely lose whatever hope they had at winning the game, as Geno Smith threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown, putting the score out of reach. It was exactly how this entire season has gone for the Jets. They've come agonizingly close to becoming a playoff contender, only to have everything blow up in their face a short while later. The Jets made a huge impression on the league after beating the Saints earlier in the year, but answered that with three straight losses. The Jets still haven't won two straight games this year. It's been that kind of season.

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Jets at Panthers Preview: Jets Must Beat Panthers On Road To Keep Postseason Hopes Alive, Here's How They Can Pull Off Big Upset
For a team that has been more down than up, more terrible than good, it's almost impossible to believe with three games to go the New York Jets still have a shot at making the postseason. But the Jets do, and with three victories in their final three games, they actually have a great chance at making it in as a wild card. Here's our in-depth look into the must-win game for the Jets on the road in Carolina Sunday afternoon.

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Jets Have Realistic Shot At Final Wild Card Spot If They Can Win Final Three Games This Season, Breaking Down Race For Postseason
The New York Jets' victory over the Oakland Raiders Sunday kept their postseason hopes alive, but the climb to the final wild card spot isn't as simple as the one-game deficit might suggest. The Jets lose tiebreakers to both the Ravens and Dolphins, who are tied for the final spot with 7-6 records. The Ravens own the tiebreaker over the Dolphins as well, so they own the sixth playoff spot right now. The Jets, at 6-7, will almost certainly need to sweep the final three games on their schedule to even have a chance at making the playoffs. If they did sweep, the Jets would finish 9-7, but would still need a lot of help from teams beating the Ravens, Dolphins and Chargers, who are currently tied with the Jets at 6-7.

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Jets 37, Raiders 27: Jets Stay In Playoff Hunt As Geno Smith, Offense Finally Come Alive In Big Win Over Raiders, Handing Out Game Balls
The New York Jets accomplished their goal Sunday afternoon, beating the Oakland Raiders 37-27 as Geno Smith and the offense finally came alive. But the rest of the league didn't help the Jets out in their quest for the postseason. The Jets did stay within one game of the final wild card spot by improving to 6-7, and that was the most important thing. But the Dolphins beat the Steelers and the Ravens defeated the Vikings, both with unbelievable finishes, to stay one game ahead of the Jets at 7-6.

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Raiders At Jets Preview: Jets Need Victory To Stay Alive In Wild Card Hunt, While Geno Smith, Rex Ryan Could Lose Jobs With Loss At Home
The New York Jets are on the verge of the worst stretch of football in the Rex Ryan Era. The Jets have lost three straight games, each worse than the last, getting blown out by the Bills, Ravens and Dolphins. They have gone from playoff contenders at the bye week, with a 5-4 record after beating the Saints, to a team nobody is giving a chance to make the postseason. The mood around the Jets will either improve greatly or hit a new low with the outcome of Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders.

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Many To Blame After Jets Lose To Dolphins, Including Geno Smith, Matt Simms, Dee Milliner, Antonio Cromartie And Ed Reed, But It Starts At Top With GM John Idzik
What the heck happened to the New York Jets? Seriously, how in the world can a team go from beating one of the best teams in football, the New Orleans Saints, to not being able to score a touchdown against lesser competition? The Jets have become so bad so quickly it's impossible to watch them play and believe they have five wins on the season. It's just not possible. For the second straight game the Jets couldn't score a touchdown. For the third straight game, the Jets were blown out of the building. For the third straight game, the Jets were beaten by teams that are mediocre at best. Now, the team has gone from owning sole possession of the second wild card just three weeks ago to having little chance to make the postseason.

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Dolphins At Jets Preview: Jets Need A Victory At Home Over Miami To Remain In Position For Final Wild Card, Here's How They Can Do It
The Jets have gone from owning the second wild card spot two weeks in a row to being in a log-jam of 5-6 teams, with the team losing tiebreakers to almost everyone. Now the Jets are in must-win mode just to keep pace in the race for the final wild card spot Sunday at home against the Miami Dolphins. Mathematically, the Jets won't be eliminated with a loss, but there would be nearly impossible to qualify if they can't beat Miami and drop to 5-7. So, yes, the Jets have to win to remain alive in the playoff hunt.

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Ravens 19, Jets 3: Handing Out Game Falls To Geno Smith, Ed Reed, Dee Milliner, Antonio Cromartie, Offensive Line Plus Some Game Balls
The New York Jets' loss to the Baltimore Ravens Sunday was one of the most depressing of the season. The Jets, despite never being down by more than two touchdowns, gave fans zero hope they could win the game. The offense was inept, unable to even threaten to score a touchdown. The defense was beat deep twice in the game, a common problem this season, even with the addition of safety Ed Reed, who was supposed to stop that. The Jets simply had no shot. The Jets fell to 5-6 on the season after the 19-3 loss, but still remain tied in the hunt for the final wild card berth. With five games to go, the Jets need to turn things around in a hurry or they will be left out again when the postseason begins.

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Ravens 19, Jets 3: Jets Get Dose Of Reality, As Geno Smith, Secondary Are To Blame For Loss In Baltimore
The New York Jets were given a dose of reality in a loss to the Baltimore Ravens Sunday afternoon. Actually, they were given several doses, starting with the quarterback and going to the secondary and finally the team's playoff candidacy. The Jets are now 5-6 and will need a ton of help to move into the final wild card spot at the end of the season. But that's not even that important right now. The fact the Jets don't have a quarterback is. Geno Smith proved again he's not going to be a franchise passer. The biggest mistake the Jets could make after this season is to give Smith another chance. He doesn't deserve one. The best player on the Jets who played quarterback Sunday was Josh Cribbs. That's pathetic.

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Jets At Ravens Preview: Geno Smith, Jets Seek Bounce-Back Performance In Baltimore In Game With Playoff Implications, Here's How They Win
As has been the case this season, the play of Geno Smith will go a long way in determining what kind of chance the Jets have Sunday in Baltimore. He'll need plenty of help from his offensive line keeping the pressure off, to his receivers making plays, to a running game that needs to control the clock. On defense, the front seven must dominate the line of scrimmage and the secondary can't get beat deep. Winning the turnover battle would be another plus, but is something the Jets haven't be able to do with much success.

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Bills 37, Jets 14: Handing Out Game Falls To Geno Smith, Offensive Line, Antonio Cromartie, Dee Milliner, Stephen Hill, Rex Ryan After Terrible Loss To Bills Drops Jets To 5-5
The New York Jets made NFL history Sunday afternoon in a 37-14 loss to the Buffalo Bills, becoming the first team to alternate wins and losses each week through 10 games of a season. It's a piece of history the Jets don't want any part of, as it comes after a humiliating loss to the Bills that has epitomized this consistently inconsistent season. The Jets are now 5-5 and are guaranteed to be at least tied for the final wild card spot in the AFC. The division is all but lost now and the future doesn't look as good as it did around 1 p.m. Sunday. Geno Smith have proven he's not the answer at quarterback with another terrible performance. Nothing went right in Buffalo and those that wrote the Jets were contenders (us included) look foolish.

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Geno Smith Proves He's Not Jets Answer At Quarterback With Another Horrible Performance In Loss To Bills
It's fitting CBS was promoting the Texas A&M-LSU college football game during the Buffalo Bills destruction of the New York Jets Sunday afternoon. Watching Jets quarterback Geno Smith play so bad, so terrible, so horrendous, fans could only dream of having someone like Heisman trophy winner Johnny Manziel running the Jets offense next year. Nobody could have watched the Jets' 37-14 loss to Buffalo Sunday and still say Smith is a franchise quarterback. He's not. Yes, he's tricked everyone into believing he might be, by playing great when you least expect it. But the bad far outweighs the good, especially now.

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Jets At Bills Preview: If Jets Are Serious Playoff Contenders, They Must Beat Buffalo Sunday, We Break Down How The Jets Can Win
With the signing of safety Ed Reed this week, the New York Jets made it clear they believe they are a playoff team. Forget about building for the future, at this moment the focus is on this season and getting into the postseason. At 5-4, the Jets currently hold sole possession of the final wild card spot in the AFC, so the team was certainly on their way already. But now, the Jets go from a team with zero expectations, to one where they must make a run or this season will be considered a failure. Sunday's game in Buffalo is huge for a number of reasons.

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Jets Signing Of Ed Reed Proves They Are Ready To Contend This Season
The bigger reason to get excited if you're a Jets fan after the signing of Ed Reed is the fact the plan has changed. The Jets are setting themselves up now for a run to the postseason and beyond. Up to this point, John Idzik and the Jets have put together a plan for future success, not this season. It was never about results this year, except of course when it came to Rex Ryan's future. But with a 5-4 record and a current hold of the sixth and final playoff spot in the AFC, there's no reason not to put resources into this team right now.

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Jets' Victory Over Saints Makes Them Contenders In AFC, As Season Could Turn Into Something Special If Jets Find Consistency After Bye Week
Of course, the Jets need to find consistency. The win-one, lose-one pattern isn't going to get the Jets into the playoffs. The Jets now have three signature victories this season, the latest and biggest being Sunday against New Orleans. Following the first two, the Jets came out the next week and lost. If the Jets lose against the Bills in two weeks, everything this victory meant will be wiped out and the questions surrounding the team will float back up to the surface. The Jets and coach Rex Ryan have two weeks to make sure the team doesn't fall into the same trap again. But right now, after nine weeks, the Jets are contenders in the AFC.

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Jets 26, Saints 20: Jets Get Biggest Win Of Season, Handing Out Game Balls To Chris Ivory, Mo Wilkerson, Quinton Coples, Nick Folk, More
The New York Jets have had a couple of signature victories this season, against the Falcons and Patriots, but Sunday's win at home over the New Orleans Saints was by far the biggest of the year. The 6-1 Saints were supposed to roll over the Jets, as the defense wouldn't stand a chance against Drew Brees and company, especially following the 40-point loss to the Bengals the week prior. But a harassing defensive front, a pair of key interceptions and the running of Chris Ivory was more than enough for the Jets to beat the Saints Sunday, 26-20. The Jets improve to 5-4 on the season and head into the bye week in sole possession of the final wild card spot in the AFC playoffs. There's plenty of season left to be played, but for the Jets to be in that position at this point is certainly great news.

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Saints At Jets Preview: Geno Smith, Defense Must Be Great In Order To Beat Heavily-Favored Saints At Home, Here's How The Jets Can Win
The Jets can forget about that Bengals game, but they can't repeat it. The defense must play better and the offense has to get immensely better. As always, quarterback Geno Smith can't turn the ball over. If he does, the Jets will fall into third place in the AFC East. But if the Jets play clean football on offense, pressure the quarterback and cover on defense, and take advantage of every scoring chance they get, this just might become another signature win for the Jets. Here's a closer look at the matchup and what the Jets have to do to beat the Saints at home Sunday.

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Jets Analysis: Best Moments Of Jets Season At Midway Point, Including Jets' Victory Over Patriots, Geno Smith's Arrival, Lavonte Davis' Shove
The New York Jets have reached the midway point of the season and there already have been some amazing highs and tremendous lows. The season has been an up-and-down roller coaster, as the Jets have won games that shocked many (Atlanta and New England), lost to teams they shouldn't have (Pittsburgh) and have gotten embarrassed on the field twice (Tennessee and Cincinnati). It all equals a 4-4 record and second place standing in the AFC East, two games back of the New England Patriots. Here's a look back at the best moments of the first half of the season.

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Jets Analysis: Worst Moments Of Jets Season At Midway Point, Including Geno Smith's Turnovers, Winslow's Suspension & Sanchez's Injury
The New York Jets have reached the midway point of the season and there already have been some amazing highs and tremendous lows. The season has been an up-and-down roller coaster, as the Jets have won games that shocked many (Atlanta and New England), lost to teams they shouldn't have (Pittsburgh) and have gotten embarrassed on the field twice (Tennessee and Cincinnati). It all equals a 4-4 record and second place standing in the AFC East, two games back of the New England Patriots. Here's a look back at the worst moments of the first half of the season

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Bengals 49, Jets 9: Handing Out Game Falls To Dee Milliner, Antonio Cromartie, Geno Smith, Rex Ryan, More; Game Balls? Forget It
The New York Jets had the opportunity Sunday afternoon in Cincinnati to make a statement to the rest of the league they were not only a postseason contender, but one of the better teams in the NFL. In the end, the Jets made a statement all right, it just wasn't the one they were hoping for. The Jets were embarrassed and humiliated in so many ways during a 49-9 loss to the AFC North-leading Bengals Sunday that no one would ever consider them a playoff contender. NFL teams, even the worst ones, aren't supposed to lose by 40 points. Not surprisingly, there was nothing positive in a game that saw the Jets out of it by halftime. The offense was non-existent, the defense was pathetic and the special teams couldn't get the job done either.

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Jets Secondary, Namely Dee Milliner, Embarrassed In Blowout Loss To Bengals, Ruining All Momentum Gained From Beating New England
Not all losses are made the same, something the New York Jets found out Sunday night in Cincinnati. The Jets, out to prove they are indeed a playoff contender this season, ended up getting humiliated, embarrassed and any other adjective that can be used to describe the total annihilation by the Bengals. The Jets were out of the game before halftime and never had a chance against a Bengals team that picked the team apart on their way to a 49-9 victory, one of the worst losses of the Rex Ryan era. The problem is the Jets' defensive backfield, the terrible, horrible, embarrassingly bad secondary.

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Jets At Bengals Preview: Geno Smith, Jets Can Take Next Step In Postseason Quest With Road Victory Over Bengals, Here's How They Can Do It
The Jets haven't arrived, however, not by a longshot, as they have yet to put together back-to-back winning weeks this season. If that doesn't change, the Jets will finish 8-8 and miss the playoffs. Before the season, 8-8 might have been deemed a tremendous success, but not now. The Jets are just one game back of the division-leading Patriots, who sit at 5-2, and lead both the Dolphins and Bills in the AFC East. Last week's win over the Patriots may have been the signature victory this team needed, but it will all be washed away if the Jets can't at least play well against the Bengals Sunday. The Jets haven't just been on a win-lose pattern this season, they have been on a play great-play terrible pattern, which ruins any momentum that is gained from the previous week.

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Jets 30, Patriots 27 (OT): Handing Out Game Balls And Game Falls After Jets' Thrilling Victory Over Patriots, Including Allen, Kerley, Geno, Ivory
The New York Jets came up with the biggest victory of the season Sunday afternoon, topping the hated Patriots 30-27 in overtime. The Jets came back from an 11-point halftime deficit and survived Tom Brady and the Patriots getting the ball first in the extra period to improve to 4-3 on the season, just one game back of AFC East-leading New England. It was a statement win no doubt. There was a host of big-time performances in the win, from Jets quarterback Geno Smith scoring both throwing the ball and running with it, to Chris Ivory eclipsing 100 yards, to Jeremy Kerley turning into Wayne Chrebet on third down, to a defensive effort that is at a championship level right now.

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Jets 30, Patriots 27 (OT): Rex Ryan, Jets Flip Switch In Second Half, Save Season With Dramatic Victory Over Tom Brady, Patriots In Overtime
Of all the coaching decisions, play calls and speeches Rex Ryan has done during his tenure as the head coach of the New York Jets, it might have been his halftime speech to the team Sunday against the hated New England Patriots that stands alone as his greatest moment. The Jets were down 21-10 at the break in a game that was as must-win as it can get in Week 7 of the NFL season. New England was on the verge of blowing the Jets out of the building, yet again, and was getting the ball back to start the third quarter. The state of the Jets season was truly in the balance, as a loss would all but end their playoff chances, and could spell the end for Ryan as the team's head coach after the year. That's when Ryan came up with a halftime speech that challenged his players to step up and take charge of the game after a sub-par first half, which included a horrible pick-six thrown by Jets quarterback Geno Smith. It took just two plays for the Jets to make a statement that changed the course of the game and, perhaps, the entire season as well.

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Jets Vs. Patriots Preview: Jets Game Against Patriots Isn't Must-Win, But It's As Close As It Gets In Week 7
There's no such thing as a must-win game in Week 7 of the NFL season, but there are matchups that are pretty darn close. This week's matchup for the New York Jets is pretty darn close to must-win. Not only are the Jets playing the rival Patriots, but a victory would go a long way in setting the team up for a postseason run. A loss could put a serious dent in their playoff chances before reaching the halfway point of the season. Of course, as it seemingly always is with the Jets, it didn't have to be this way, as this game should have been for first place in the AFC East. But the Jets failed to take advantage of that huge opportunity by losing to the winless Steelers at home last week. That missed chance has turned this week's game from a battle for the division lead into one of mere survival.

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Steelers 19, Jets 6: Jets Take Another Giant Step Back After Offense Doesn't Show Up In Loss To Winless Steelers, Game Falls And Game Balls
This New York Jets team couldn't be more consistent this season. Consistently frustrating. Consistently depressing. Consistently bad when you expect them to be good and consistently good when you expect them to be bad. Sunday afternoon against the winless Pittsburgh Steelers, the Jets were at their consistent best, losing a game they should have won and looking terrible on offense in doing so. We've all seen this script before. The same exact situation went down in Weeks 3 and 4 this season, when the team was impressive in a victory over Buffalo and then were completely inept the following game in a blowout loss to Tennessee. Last week, the team had the best win of the season, a complete performance in beating double-digit favorite Atlanta on the road. The Jets answered what should have been a momentum-building, season-changing victory with yet another dud, losing 19-6 to the Steelers Sunday.

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Jets Vs Steelers Preview: If Jets Are For Real This Season, They Must Beat Winless Pittsburgh, Here's How They Can Do It, Starting With Defense
Now, Geno Smith gets to prove he can build off a tremendous performance instead of taking yet another step backward. Smith's game starts and ends with how well he protects the ball. If he doesn't turn it over, and he didn't for the first time last week, the Jets will at least have a shot to win every game they play this season. Smith played a near-perfect game last week and the Jets won. He doesn't have to be near-perfect Sunday against Pittsburgh, but he can't turn the ball over. If he doesn't, the Jets win.

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Jets 30, Falcons 28: Geno Smith Leads Jets To Season-Changing Victory In Atlanta, Plus Geno, Wilkerson, Richardson, More Get Game Balls
The New York Jets' 30-28 victory over the Atlanta Falcons Monday night is one of those wins that can set the tone for an entire season. If the Jets go on to make the playoffs this season, this victory on national television will be pointed back to as the one that started it all. It could also be the moment the team finally found the franchise quarterback they've been searching desperately for.

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Geno Smith's Near-Perfect Game In Beating Falcons Monday Night Could Be Start Of Something Big With Jets
Quarterback Geno Smith had to play a near-perfect game to lead the New York Jets to an upset victory over the heavily-favored Falcons Monday night in Atlanta. On the national stage, in a hostile environment, Smith not only came through with exactly that type performance, he proved he's a cold-blooded finisher, one capable of becoming the franchise quarterback the Jets have spent more than three decades searching for.

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Jets At Falcons Preview: Geno Smith Needs Mistake-Free Game, Jets Defense Must Force Turnovers To Beat Atlanta Falcons Monday Night
The New York Jets need the perfect storm to beat the heavily-favored Falcons on Monday night, and it all starts with the play of their quarterback. Geno Smith could use a marquee victory on his resume, and none would be bigger than doing it against a desperate team in need of a victory at home. Here's a closer look Jets-Falcons game in Atlanta.

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Titans 38, Jets 13: Geno Smith Gives Game Away As Jets Get Embarrassed In Tennessee Once Again In Big Loss
The New York Jets had the opportunity to take a giant step forward in their development as a playoff contender Sunday night against the Tennessee Titans. Win and they would be 3-1 at the quarter point of the season, putting themselves in great position to make a run at the postseason. Instead, the Jets put together one of the most embarrassing performances of the Rex Ryan era, losing 38-13. It was worse than last year's trip to Tennessee, which set in motion the switch from Mark Sanchez to Geno Smith.

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Jets At Titans Preview: If Geno Smith And Jets Are For Real This Season, They Must Beat Titans In Tennessee
The Jets need all the wins they can get before the tough stretch of the schedule begins next week, when the team plays at Atlanta, home against Pittsburgh and New England, on the road against Cincinnati and home for the Saints before the bye week. After the bye, the schedule gets a whole lot easier, making a postseason run very possible if the team can win games against mediocre teams. The Titans are one of those teams. Here's a closer look at the Jets big, early-season test in Tennessee.

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Jets 27, Bills 20: Despite Team-Record 20 Penalties, Geno Smith And The Jets Pick Up Impressive Victory
A lot will be made of the New York Jets committing 20 penalties for 168 yards, including an embarrassing stretch of four straight plays that resulted in a flag being thrown on a drive that allowed the Bills to tie the game at 20 in the fourth quarter. But this victory over Buffalo to get the Jets to 2-1 on the season is one of the more impressive victories in the Rex Ryan Era.

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Jets Vs. Bills Preview: Battle Of Rookie Quarterbacks As Jets Face Must-Win Game Against Buffalo
When the New York Jets host the Buffalo Bills in a late game Sunday afternoon, there will be a couple interesting subplots to the overall storyline of both teams needing a victory to stay out of last place in the AFC East. First, there is the obvious battle of rookie quarterbacks, with Geno Smith leading the Jets against E.J. Manuel and the Bills. Second, there is the behind-the-scenes defensive battle between Jets coach Rex Ryan and Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine. Put them all together and this is a must-win game for both teams in many different ways.

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Patriots 13, Jets 10: Three Geno Smith Interceptions, Dropped Passes And No Offense Waste Tremendous Defensive Effort In Jets' Loss To Pats
The New York Jets' defense put together a near-flawless game against Tom Brady and the Patriots Thursday night. The defensive unit held New England to 54 rushing yards, 185 yards passing and just 4-for-18 on third downs. They held Brady to 19-of-39 passing, a 48.7 completion percentage. Best of all, the Jets defense held the high-octane Patriots offense to only 13 points. All together, it should have been a recipe for a Jets victory on the road. But, alas, it wasn't to be.

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Jets At Patriots Preview: Jets Have To Pressure Tom Brady, Get Run Game Going To Upset New England On Road; Three Things To Watch, Predictions
Having just four days to get ready for a game with the New England Patriots is a recipe for disaster for the New York Jets. After all, the team is still breaking in a new and inexperienced quarterback, the offense as a whole needs a lot of work, and, oh yeah, they're playing the Patriots. But while there is never a good time to play their AFC East rivals, especially at home, Thursday's night matchup represents one of the few times the Jets will actually be catching a few breaks.

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Jets 18, Buccaneers 17: Geno Smith, Nick Folk Give Jets Unlikely Victory In Season-Opener; Handing Game Balls & Game Falls
Nick Folk came into the game with seven seconds on the clock and knocked home a 48-yard field goal to give the Jets an unbelievable 18-17 victory. It was an unreal change in fortune. It was also the kind of win that can propel a team to great things. This Jets team, which has been much-maligned heading into the new season, needed a momentum-builder like no other the league. And they go it.

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Jets Vs. Buccaneers Preview: Geno Smith Leads Jets Against Darrelle Revis & Buccaneers In Week 1
The Jets do need a host of things to break their way in order to prove most wrong this season. The biggest is the play of their new quarterback, West Virginia rookie Geno Smith. The Jets need him to play very well right from the start, which would not only mean Smith would be succeeding on the field, but the confidence in the offense would grow by the second. If Smith can't play the position, then the Jets have no shot. It all starts at MetLife Stadium Sunday afternoon against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Here's our preview for the season opener.

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Jets 24, Giants 21: Jets' 3 In Review, Including Quarterback Competition
The New York Jets defeated the New York Giants 24-21 in overtime Saturday night. But for what should have been an enjoyable win over their rivals, coach Rex Ryan was left defending his decision to play quarterback Mark Sanchez in the fourth quarter, a move that backfired when the should-be starter was forced to leave the game with a shoulder injury. So, for a game with a lot of positives, namely the defense showing glimpses of just how good they can be this season, the focus is again on a quarterback competition gone completely awry.

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Clueless Rex Ryan Proves He May Be In Over His Head As Head Coach By Botching Quarterback Situation
A lot of examples could be put forth about why Jets coach Rex Ryan hasn't done a good job coaching this team in his tenure, but for the most part, we believed he was still the right man for the job. For the first time, however, that all changed with his decision Saturday night. Ryan had no idea what he did by putting Sanchez in the game against the Giants. He didn't think anything was wrong, which is a scary thought for a head coach.

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Mark Sanchez Injures Shoulder As Jets Make Moronic Decision To Play Him In Fourth Quarter
It's official: The New York Jets have no idea what they are doing. Whether it was the idea of head coach Rex Ryan or if the directive came from general manager John Idzik, the decision to play Mark Sanchez in the fourth quarter behind a backup offensive line was completely moronic. Sanchez replaced Geno Smith in the game, even with the threat of putting a starting quarterback in harm's way. Well, harm found Sanchez when he was smashed in the shoulder after a completion.

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Jets Vs. Giants Preseason Preview: Three Things To Watch For Jets, Including Geno Smith Starting At QB
Leave it to the New York Jets to do things a little bit differently than the rest of the league. In the third preseason game Saturday night against the Giants, the Jets still don't have a starting quarterback, which is no way to go into the most important game before the real thing begins. It's completely backwards from how every other team in the NFL operates.

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Jets 37, Jaguars 13: Mark Sanchez Disappoints, Chris Ivory Debuts, Bilal Powell Shines And Braylon Battles
When a team puts together a 37-13 victory, even in the preseason, it should bring forth excitement and confidence. Beating a team by 24 points should be looked back on with nothing but great thoughts and a ton of positives. But that wasn't the case when the New York Jets beat the Jacksonville Jaguars by that score Saturday night in the second preseason game of the year. The Jets had more bad than good in their blowout victory.

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Mark Sanchez Blows Best Chance To Win Starting QB Job, Now It's Up To Geno Smith To Prove He's Ready
If anything was learned from watching the New York Jets beat the Jacksonville Jaguars Saturday night, it was quarterback Mark Sanchez refuses to make anything easy for himself. Sanchez had a golden opportunity to take what could have been an insurmountable lead in the quarterback competition between him and Geno Smith, as the rookie was forced to miss the game with an ankle injury. Instead, Sanchez proved again he is the most frustrating starting quarterback in the league right now.

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Jets Vs. Jaguars: Three Things To Watch As QB Competition Continues
The big news heading into the second preseason game for the New York Jets is the same it was last week and the same it was after Wayne Chrebet announced the Jets' selection of Geno Smith in the second round of the NFL Draft. It's all about the quarterback competition.

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Jets Pick Mark Sanchez To Start Preseason Game Against Jaguars
Considering New York Jets coach Rex Ryan called rookie Geno Smith "brutal" after practice Wednesday, it should come as no surprise the team has chosen Mark Sanchez to be the starting quarterback Saturday night against the Jaguars. It will be the second straight start of the preseason for Sanchez, who had an impressive week of practice, and leads the quarterback competition.

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Jets Vs. Lions, Three In Review: Looking Back At Our Points To Watch And How It Turned Out On Field
The New York Jets opened the preseason with a 26-17 loss to the Detroit Lions Friday night. There was a lot of bad, the worst being Mark Sanchez's interception that was returned for a touchdown, and even some good, with the highlight an 80-yard touchdown drive by Sanchez that ended with a 27-yard scoring pass to Jeff Cumberland. Here's a look at our Three Things To Watch from our Jets-Lions preview and how they panned out on the football field.

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Mark Sanchez Leads Geno Smith In Jets' Quarterback Competition After First Preseason Game
The first preseason game for the New York Jets Friday night couldn't have gotten off to a worse start. Embattled quarterback Mark Sanchez, on the first drive of the new season, threw an interception on a screen pass that was returned for a touchdown. It was exactly what Sanchez and the Jets didn't want to see. It made the few remaining Sanchez supporters jump ship before rookie Geno Smith even took a snap in a real game. The only good that came from it was it happened on the road. If that happened at home, Sanchez may not have even been allowed to go back on the field. But since it was in Detroit, Sanchez came back and played very well.

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Jets Vs. Lions: Three Things To Watch As Jets Take On Detroit In Preseason Opener, Including Sanchez Vs. Smith
The New York Jets open the preseason against the Detroit Lions Friday night and all eyes will be on the quarterback competition between Mark Sanchez and rookie Geno Smith. Jets coach Rex Ryan says the competition is even so far through camp, while offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg says Sanchez has earned the right to start the first game with his play early on, giving him an edge. Whether or not either is to be believed is another story, but the true test for both quarterbacks, the one that will end up determining the starter, begins for real in Detroit.

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Mark Sanchez Gets First Start For Jets Against Lions In Preseason Opener, But This Is Geno Smith's Job To Lose
Mark Sanchez starting against the Detroit Lions means little to nothing in the fierce competition between him and West Virginia rookie Geno Smith to see who will lead this team this year and possibly into the future. No amount of practice time or how good a player looks during scrimmages can take the place of actual game situations. Both will get their first true shot at proving if they belong as the starter against the Lions in Detroit.

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Jets Rookie QB Geno Smith Makes Wrong Choice In Skipping Out On Mark Sanchez's Jets West Camp
With news spreading that Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith won't be attending Mark Sanchez's Jets West camp, it's hard to envision a reason why the West Virginia product wouldn't go. Smith, perhaps more than any other big-name passer to come out of college in recent years, needs as much time practicing as anyone in the league. Especially when given the opportunity to practice with the same guys he's hoping to play with this coming season.

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Tim Tebow signs with New England Patriots, another way for Bill Belichick to stick it to Jets
There was two things everyone should have known about Tim Tebow's future career in the NFL. One, he was going to be part of a team by the time training camp rolled around. Two, you just knew the team he would be playing for would be the New England Patriots. Why? Because Patriots coach Bill Belichick hates the New York Jets, plain and simple, and he wants to rub everything in their collective face.

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Jets bring in Kellen Winslow for tryout during mini camp, an actual smart decision made by the team
This offseason for the Jets has been anything but successful, even though training camp is still weeks away. The signing of quarterback David Garrard went nowhere, as he had to retire because of injury. The signing of running back Mike Goodson has brought nothing but negative attention, as he was arrested and charged with gun and drug possession not long after being signed. That was on top of his already checkered past, something the Jets obviously didn't care about, or didn't bother to check out. But the Jets and new general manager John Idzik, off to a bad start in his new position, finally made a smart decision. The Jets are bringing tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. in for a tryout during mini camp.

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David Garrard to leave Jets due to injury, leaving Mark Sanchez vs Geno Smith in Jets QB competition
Before the New York Jets went ahead and drafted West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith in the second round of the NFL Draft last month, David Garrard, the former Jaguars passer, was the one who was given the best chance to unseat incumbent Mark Sanchez as the team's starter next season.

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Jets release QB Tim Tebow
The Tim Tebow era with the New York Jets is officially over. The Jets announced Monday they have released the quarterback, ending an unnecessary drama-filled year for both the player and team. Easily the worst move made by former general manager Mike Tannenbaum, who not surprisingly was fired after this past season, Tebow had no positive effect on the team. He actually was more negative than anything else, although it had nothing to do with Tebow himself, but rather the situation it created.

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Jets draft quarterback Geno Smith, guard Brian Winters in third, and trade for Saints RB Chris Ivory
The New York Jets made the biggest splash on Day 2 of the NFL Draft, selecting West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith with the 39th overall selection. We had a gut feeling the Jets would go with the Mountaineers quarterback earlier in the day, and general manager John Idzik and coach Rex Ryan made that a reality Friday.

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Jets hit with Dee Milliner pick, miss with Sheldon Richardson at No. 13, and we look ahead to Day 2
It took the New York Jets less than an hour to ruin any good will they developed with fans after picking Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner with the ninth pick of the first round. With their second pick, the Jets could have gone in any number of ways. But as is the case with this historically bad organization in the draft, the Jets went in the completely wrong direction. Again.

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2013 NFL Draft first round live results & analysis, Eric Fisher goes No. 1, Jets & Giants picks
The Chiefs have play-makers on offense, but they need someone to block QB Alex Smith's blind-spot, and Central Michigan's Eric Fisher will take over that role. Fisher comes from a mid-sized school, so this is a chance. But Chiefs start the Andy Reid Era off right with a player who should be there for at least a decade.

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NEW Jets 2013 7-round mock draft with video highlights of each player; Jets go Jones, Warmack in Round 1
Here is our updated New York Jets 2013 mock draft, where we break down the choices the Jets should make in the NFL Draft later this week. This new mock includes the draft pick the Jets acquired from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from the Darrelle Revis trade, No. 13 overall.

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Jets trade Darrelle Revis to Buccaneers, receive just two draft picks in embarrassingly bad deal
It's official. The New York Jets have traded Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Revis has already signed a six-year deal worth $96 million. Revis gets $16 million a year for each year of the deal, with no guaranteed money. The Jets, in return, get Tampa Bay's first round draft pick this year and either a third or fourth round pick next year. If Revis is on the Buccaneers on the third day of the 2014 league year, the Jets get a third rounder.

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Jets set to trade Darrelle Revis to Buccaneers, here's five reasons why Jets fans should be worried
The New York Jets are on the verge of trading their best player to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as cornerback Darrelle Revis could switch teams within the next 24 hours. The move should scream to all Jets fans the team is more concerned with money than winning. Here's five reasons why this trade is a horrible decision and fans should be worried about the team's direction.

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New York Jets 2013 schedule, with breakdowns and predictions
When breaking down the 2013 New York Jets schedule, I feel like doing two versions - one with Darrelle Revis on the roster and another without him. Let's face it, with Revis on the roster, the Jets have a legitimate chance at grabbing one of the final wild card spots. Without him, well, there won't be much hope for Gang Green. Still, for now anyway, Revis is a Jet, so we'll go into this hoping it stays that way.

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Jets 2013 seven-round mock draft with video highlights of each player; Jarvis Jones should be Jets' first pick
Here is our New York Jets 2013 mock draft, where we break down the choices the Jets should make in the NFL Draft later this month. We will do a second mock if/when the Jets decide to trade cornerback Darrelle Revis. But for now, this is the exact direction the Jets should go in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Jets sign linebacker Antwan Barnes
The New York Jets added another piece to a suddenly bare roster Monday afternoon, signing free agent linebacker Antwan Barnes. The former Chargers linebacker announced his decision on Twitter a few minutes ago. Barnes will be looked upon to contribute immediately.

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Jets sign Raiders RB Mike Goodson, here's what he brings to offense and where he fits in backfield
It took seemingly forever, but the New York Jets have finally made a splash in free agency. The Jets signed former Raiders running back Mike Goodson to a three-year deal Friday. Goodson gets $6.9 million. Goodson was one of three known targets of the Jets this offseason, joining linebacker Antwan Barnes (visiting) and wide receiver Brandon Gibson (left without a deal).

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Kevin Kolb playing QB for Jets might be only thing to turn depressing free agency period around (still sad)
The only true hope for some kind of positive vibes around the team is if the Arizona Cardinals decide to release quarterback Kevin Kolb, which would happen Friday afternoon. Kolb is due a $2 million roster bonus on Saturday, so if he isn't released by then, he should be back with the Cardinals. If he is released, and the price is right, Kolb could sign with the Jets.

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Yeremiah Bell signs with Cardinals as Jets lose yet another player
Another New York Jets player has decided to split town. Safety Yeremiah Bell has signed a contract with the Arizona Cardinals, where he will replace, interestingly enough, former Jets safety Kerry Rhodes. The Jets will now be without their top three safeties from last season, as LaRon Landry is likely to sign elsewhere soon and Eric Smith was released.

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Jets re-sign Lex Hillard, might lose Dustin Keller to Dolphins and Wes Welker leaves Patriots for Broncos
Here's some shocking news for all New York Jets fans out there waiting for something good to happen in free agency - the team has actually signed someone. Of course, don't get too excited, because the Jets simply inked one of their own players, fullback Lex Hillard.

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Shonn Greene signs with Titans as Jets continue to lose players
The New York Jets continue to lose players this free agency period. The latest is running back Shonn Greene, who has signed a contract with the Tennessee Titans. He will be the No. 2 back behind starter Chris Johnson. It gives Tennessee a tremendous 1-2 punch in the backfield.

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Jets possible starting quarterback targets Take II: Mark Sanchez is favorite, but what about Matt Flynn, Ryan Fitzpatrick and the rest
Two and a half months ago we went through the possible quarterbacks that could start for the New York Jets next season. Not surprisingly, a lot has changed between now and then. The biggest and most shocking development has been incumbent Mark Sanchez going from having virtually no shot at starting to being an almost guarantee to do just that next season.

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Jets lose Mike DeVito to Chiefs
The New York Jets have lost a player in free agency. Mike DeVito signed a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs on the first day of free agency Tuesday, leaving the Jets after six seasons. DeVito gets $12.6 million over three years with over $6 million guaranteed. That's an enormous payday for a serviceable player, something the Jets could never duplicate in their new, money-saving approach.

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Jets targeting Brandon Gibson, Mike Goodson in free agency, could Nnamdi Asomugha and Ryan Fitzpatrick be on their way?
NFL free agency has been all the rage since opening just over two hours ago and already several players have been on the move. So far, the Miami Dolphins appear to be the biggest winners, while the Baltimore Ravens have been losing players a fever pitch. As for the New York Jets, there hasn't been much news except for a pair of players coming in for visits. Here's a quick rundown of the players set to visit the Jets, and those that very well could garner interest in the minutes, hours and days ahead as the break-neck speed of free agency continues.

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Jets release Sione Po'uha as free agency is about to begin around NFL
As free agency is just hours away from opening for real around the NFL, the New York Jets continue to blow up the roster under new general manager John Idzik. Today, the team released nose tackle Sione Po'uha, a longtime starter who battled injuries last season.

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Jets release linebacker Bart Scott
Well, that didn't take long. After the New York Jets released Calvin Pace, Eric Smith, Jason Smith and Josh Baker Tuesday, it appeared the team would be done reshaping the roster for the day. But the one man who appeared to have survived the first wave, Bart Scott, ended up not getting the extra chance after all.

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Jets begin offseason of salary dumping, releasing Calvin Pace, Eric Smith, Jason Smith, Josh Baker
The New York Jets finally made a flurry of roster moves everyone has been expecting since the season ended. The Jets released linebacker Calvin Pace, offensive tackle Jason Smith, safety Eric Smith and tight end Josh Baker Tuesday afternoon. The moves save the Jets anywhere between $24 and $27 million, if you count the "dead money" in Pace's contract. The moves get the Jets within a million of next year's projected salary cap.

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Jets, teetering on edge of self-destruction, need to forget about trading Darrelle Revis and pay him
It's been a common belief throughout the football world, from the media to both the hardcore and casual fan. The problem with the New York Jets starts with the coach and ends with the talent-void of a roster put on the field. Rex Ryan, who will be heading into his fifth season as head coach of the Jets next year, and the circus that comes with him, will never bring a Super Bowl to the team, they say, because he's too much of a clown. The players on the roster, they say, just aren't very good either, and can't simply win.

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Patriots fall to 5-5 since Spygate, were 12-2 before; and, oh yeah, Mark Sanchez has more playoff wins than Tom Brady last four years
While New York Jets fans everywhere celebrate the Baltimore Ravens victory over the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship, here's even more ammunition in this never-ending rivalry. Before Spygate, where the Patriots were caught cheating by having cameras spying on opponents, New England was 12-2 in the postseason and won three Super Bowl championships. After Spygate, the Patriots are just 5-5 with zero Super Bowl titles.

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Hiring of Marty Mornhinweg as offensive coordinator shows Jets are finally moving in right direction
New York Jets coach Rex Ryan wasn't kidding when he said his so-called "ground and pound" offensive philosophy was dead in his much-delayed end-of-season press conference. The Jets not only ended their search for a new offensive coordinator Friday, with the hiring of Marty Mornhinweg but their three yards and a cloud of dust offense is history as well. The dinosaur-aged game plan the Jets ran on offense the past four years is finally dead, and all Jets fans can rejoice.

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Jets Pay Him Or Slay Him on Offense: We decide who stays and who goes, including Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Shonn Greene, Dustin Keller, more
With a disappointing, and downright embarrassing, 6-10 season in the books for the New York Jets, it's time to take a close look at the roster and determine who should stay and who needs to go. Or, better yet, who the Jets should pay and who they should slay. We start with the key players on a pitiful offense.

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Jets Pay Him Or Slay Him Defense: We decide who stays and who goes, including Darrelle Revis, Bart Scott, Kyle Wilson, Calvin Pace, more
With a disappointing, and downright embarrassing, 6-10 season in the books for the New York Jets, it's time to take a close look at the roster and determine who should stay and who needs to go. Or, better yet, who the Jets should pay and who they should slay. We start with the key players on a defense that played well at times, but inconsistent overall.

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Jets possible quarterback targets this offseason, including Matt Flynn, Michael Vick, Alex Smith and more
There are several questions the New York Jets must answer this offseason, but the biggest has to be who will be the starting quarterback next year. It's the most difficult position to fill in the NFL, but thanks to the complete meltdown by current starter Mark Sanchez, the Jets are in the market once again for a franchise-caliber quarterback. Here's who the Jets could start at quarterback next season.

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What Jets should do with Rex Ryan, Mike Tannenbaum, Tony Sparano & Mike Pettine this offseason
The New York Jets are finished with this disaster of a season, losing their finale with yet another embarrassing performance, this time a 28-9 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Starting very soon, heads are going to roll within the organization, starting with those making the decisions, both in personnel matters and those on the field. That is what happens when a team fails in as big a way as the Jets did this season. But before that, we'll break down exactly what the Jets should do.

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New York Sports' Top 12 Storylines Of 2012: Jets circus, Tim Tebow, Alex Rodriguez, Champion Giants, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, More
As the ball is getting closer and closer to being dropped in Times Square, it's only fitting to look back on the year that was, especially in sports. There was no shortage of storylines making the back pages and lead spots on websites covering the sports world this year, with the good, bad and ugly carving their way into the history books. Of course, with sports, it's all about stats and lists, and we have a great one to end this crazy year in the Big Apple. GameDay names the 12 best New York sports storylines from 2012. Make sure to comment on our list and come up with your own in the comments section below.

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Mark Sanchez will start season finale against Buffalo, another shocking development in season full of them
Anyone who has followed the New York Jets quarterback situation this year wouldn't be surprised in the least that anything could and would happen that defies the laws of probability. But this item might be the one that breaks the rule, because I don't believe anyone would have expected this - Mark Sanchez will start Sunday's season finale against Buffalo.

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Chargers 27, Jets 17: Game Balls (Kerley, Wilkerson, Coples) and Game Falls (Tebow asking out, McElroy, Sparano)
The New York Jets 27-17 loss to the San Diego Chargers was as close to unwatchable as a game gets. The Jets had already been eliminated from postseason contention with their embarrassing loss to the Tennessee Titans on Monday night, and their starting quarterback was a seventh-rounder who has no chance to be a franchise player in the league, despite what some might tell you. Plus, there was the conflicting emotions of wanting the team to win, while at the same time realizing a loss would be better in the long run. And, of course, to make matters worse, the Cincinnati Bengals ended up beating the Pittsburgh Steelers, meaning if the Jets had won out, they would have needed just a Bengals loss to the Baltimore Ravens to make the playoffs. But that's exactly what this franchise is about, isn't it?

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Jets bench Mark Sanchez for Greg McElroy
Jets coach Rex Ryan made the expected decision to bench starting quarterback Mark Sanchez Tuesday, but he's not turning to backup Tim Tebow, instead opting for Greg McElroy to take over. The former Alabama star should be the starting quarterback for the next two games. After that, nobody knows.

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Titans 14, Jets 10: Worst of the worst from Jets season-ending loss to Tennessee (Sanchez, coaching, more)
Of all the bad losses this season. Of all the embarrassing moments this season. Of all the drama, controversy, stupidity and flat-out incompetence by the front office this season. The Monday night loss to the Tennessee Titans that eliminated the New York Jets from the postseason was the worst of them all. Nothing could top a fumbled snap on first down, 25 yards away from pulling off an unlikely victory and continuing an even more unlikely, but entirely possible, run to the postseason.

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Mark Sanchez will never start at quarterback for the Jets again
After the Tennessee Titans ran out the clock on the Jets season Monday night, there was a moment caught on camera at midfield that spoke volumes about where this Jets team and season has gone. Coach Rex Ryan was walking one way and quarterback Mark Sanchez was walking the other, heading directly in each other's direction. Ryan sidestepped Sanchez without saying a word and continued on his path. The head coach and quarterback that were always linked together, with Ryan saying time and time again Sanchez would always be his franchise passer, now couldn't even look at each other.

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Jets eliminated from postseason contention in most excruciatingly painful, but expected, way possible
Monday night against the Tennessee Titans, one of the worst teams in the AFC, the Jets could turn this horrible season into the most unlikely run to the postseason possibly ever with a victory on the road. The Jets had everything to play for. The Titans had nothing to play for. There was no way the Jets were going to lose this game. Heck, there was no way the Jets were going to lose the two games that follow either, right? But, of course, that didn't happen.

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Jets finally bring back Braylon Edwards, who should help Sanchez immediately in quest for postseason
We've been practically begging the New York Jets to bring back wide receiver Braylon Edwards for months here on the website. Actually, we've been telling anyone who bothered to read our stories the Jets should have chosen to sign Edwards instead of Santonio Holmes two years ago. Now, finally, the Jets have listened.

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Jets postseason chances improve greatly after near-perfect Sunday
It was a near-perfect Sunday for the New York Jets, as they not only defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars to improve to 6-7 this season, but watched their postseason chances improve dramatically as well. The once-thought impossible opportunity of qualifying for the final wild card position in the AFC became more real after two other games went the Jets way in Week 14. Now, believe it or not, the Jets have a downright realistic shot at making the postseason this year.

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Jets 17, Jaguars 10: Game Balls (defense, Harris, Greene, Powell) and Game Falls (Let Sanchez throw the ball)
It was anything but pretty, but the New York Jets extended their season by at least one more week with a 17-10 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Not only did the Jets improve to 6-7 on the season, but their playoff chances actually improved greatly after Sunday's early games, giving renewed hope to a franchise that couldn't have been lower just one week ago. The win also means the quarterback controversy surrounding the team will be an afterthought leading up to Monday night against Tennessee. It makes for one great week and a lot to look forward to next Sunday as the Jets continue their unlikely climb to a possible postseason berth. For now, it's Game Balls and Game Falls for Jets 17, Jaguars 10.

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Jets stick with Mark Sanchez as starting quarterback against Jaguars
It shouldn't come as a surprise the Jets are sticking with Mark Sanchez as the team's starting quarterback. Like it or not, he's the best quarterback on the roster. By far. Tim Tebow and Greg McElroy are nowhere near the talent level, or maybe potential is the right term, of Sanchez. Of course, Sanchez hasn't played up to his potential, especially this season, and has opened up a quarterback controversy nobody wants.

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Jets 7, Cardinals 6: Game Balls (McElroy, Greene, Wilkerson, more) and Game Falls (Sanchez, more) from Jets win
The New York Jets won a game Sunday afternoon against the Arizona Cardinals, but it felt more like a loss than anything else. The Jets have virtually no shot at making the playoffs, after both the Colts and Steelers won games they shouldn't have. They have no starting quarterback on the roster, as Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow and Greg McElroy are all backups now, at best. And while nearly every single fan wanted Rex Ryan to bench Sanchez, and it was the correct move, it signified the Jets must reset the franchise back to square one. The Jets won, but the entire franchise will look completely different in a few months. There's still time, however, to breakdown the best and worst of the afternoon, as we hand out our Game Balls and Game Falls after Jets 7, Cardinals 6.

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Jets playoff chances are close to impossible, but there is slight hope
If you're wondering just how impossible the Jets playoff chances are, we have the answers right here. The first thing that must happen for the postseason dream to become a reality is the Jets to run the table and finish the season with a 9-7 record. They did their part today, beating the Cardinals, but wins must follow against Jacksonville, Tennessee, San Diego and Buffalo.

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Jets bench Mark Sanchez, changing future of franchise this season and years to come, especially now with postseason berth a near impossibility
It was just about the worst offensive performance by two teams in a long, long time, but the Jets came out on top with a 7-6 victory over the Arizona Cardinals Sunday that extends their season for at least one week. Even though the Jets managed just one touchdown drive in a game no one would like to live through again, it will go down as a franchise-shaping afternoon.

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Patriots 49, Jets 19: Breaking down the worst (Sanchez, Ryan, Scott, many more) and best (a stretch)
After letting the embarrassing loss to the New England Patriots Thanksgiving night sink in, it's become a little easier to break down who did the worst and even who played well in the 49-19 loss that all but ended the Jets season. It starts where it always does in a loss - with quarterback Mark Sanchez and his untimely, and almost inexplicable, turnovers. But Sanchez wasn't the only one who embarrassed himself on this night, as the entire team became a late-night comedy that had the entire world laughing. Excepts Jets fans. Will the Same Old Jets ever die? It sure doesn't appear that way.

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Jets' embarrassing loss to Patriots could force a complete change in the franchise as it stands today
The only thought that came to mind watching the New York Jets' 49-19 loss to the New England Patriots Thursday night was it's over. Not just this season, because it's going to be nearly impossible for the Jets to make the postseason with a 4-7 record. But the Jets as we know them today will no longer exist. Watching the Jets embarrass themselves on national television on Thanksgiving it became clear this team will be headed in a completely different direction sooner than later.

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Jets 27, Rams 13: Game Balls (Sanchez, Wilkerson, Powell, more) and Game Falls (Hill, Tebow) after big victory
The Jets saved their season with a dominating 27-13 win over the St. Louis Rams on the road Sunday. Quarterback Mark Sanchez quieted his critics for at least one week with an impressive performance. The defense came up big again, creating pressure on quarterback Sam Bradford and causing three turnovers. Now, if only the special teams can get their act together, the Jets might be on to something. Then again, it's just one week and one win to get the team to 4-6. But this was a must-win game for a desperate team, and the Jets got the job done, opening the door to a possible run at a postseason berth.

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Jets keep playoff hopes alive with impressive victory over Rams, we break down chances
One game won't cure everything that ails the New York Jets, but the biggest thing it does is keep this season alive. A loss to the Rams on the road would have effectively ended any postseason hopes the team may have had. But the dominating, 27-13, win over St. Louis has the Jets in solid position to make another run at a playoff berth. The Jets are 4-6 after the win in St. Louis, which is nothing to trumpet, but with a schedule as weak as any team in the league, there is renewed hope this season isn't as lost as everyone made it out to be last week.

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Seahawks 28, Jets 7: Game Balls (defense) and Game Falls (Sanchez, Keller, Kerley, Sparano, Tebow)
This New York Jets season just keeps getting worse, as they were pegged with another embarrassing loss, this time a 28-7 setback against the Seattle Seahawks. The Jets are now 3-6, their worst start to a season since 2007. The offense, and quarterback Mark Sanchez, were completely inept, scoring zero points. The special teams had another disastrous moment, a fumble that tuned the momentum of the game in Seattle's favor. And the defense, which played its best ball of the season for three quarters, wore down in the fourth and couldn't stop the Seahawks offense. Still, the Jets carry on, as coach Rex Ryan said after the loss the team is sticking with Sanchez as the starting quarterback.

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Jets analysis at the bye week: Best moments of the Jets' season at midway point
The Moment: The Jets offense came into this Week 1 matchup against Buffalo as the laughingstock of the league. The starting offense went the entire preseason without scoring a touchdown, and looked anemic in doing so as well. All signs pointed to an offense that wouldn't be able to move the ball against a supposedly improved Buffalo defense. Well, the Jets came out and had their best offensive performance in years, routing the Bills to the tune of 48 points.

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Jets analysis at the bye week: Worst moments of the Jets' season at midway point
The Moment: When star cornerback Darrelle Revis went down with an injury in Week 3 against the Dolphins, it appeared to be a serious injury, but the team and their fans held out hope it turned out to be something minor. After all, Revis isn't just the best player on the Jets, he's the best defensive player in all of football. But an MRI the following Monday morning delivered the worst possible news - Revis had torn the ACL in his right knee and would need season-ending surgery.

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Dolphins 30, Jets 9: Game Falls (Sanchez, Sparano, Wilson, more) & Game Balls (Greene, Keller)
Forget about the loss to the San Francisco 49ers earlier this season, this defeat at the hands of the Miami Dolphins was the most humiliating of the year for the New York Jets. Needing a victory against a sub-par team within the division, the Jets came out and looked clueless on offense, got burned by big pass plays on defense and the special teams unit was a disaster. It all added up to an embarrassing 30-9 loss to the Dolphins Sunday afternoon. The Jets enter their bye week at 3-5 and on the brink of another lost season.

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Patriots defeat Jets: Game Falls (Sparano, Hill, Sanchez, more) and Game Balls (Kerley, Folk, more)
We're handing out Game Balls and Game Falls after the New York Jets suffered a depressing, 29-26 overtime defeat at the hands of the New England Patriots Sunday night. This was a game the Jets should and easily could have won, as they outplayed the Patriots most of the way. But kicking field goals instead of going for touchdowns, and an inexcusable fumble by quarterback Mark Sanchez in overtime has the Jets residing in third place in the AFC East with a 3-4 record.

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First place showdown in New England could determine how Jets' season plays out
The Jets actually decided to finally play ball for the first time since Week 1, rolling over the Colts last Sunday. The win sets up a first-place battle between the Jets and Patriots this week. Jets fans can tell you exactly how this matchup typically ends. When the Pats and Jets play after September, the game always ends with a New England rout. No matter the hype. No matter the personnel, the Pats win the game going away. But this year is different in so many ways. First, both teams are 3-3 on the season, with each looking great and terrible without much explanation for why. It sets up a completely different script for how games have gone in the past, and Jets fans have to be relishing in that fact.

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Jets defeat Colts: Game Balls (Greene, Cromartie, Sanchez, Tebow, more) and few Game Falls after win
We're handing out Game Balls and Game Falls after the New York Jets played their best game since the season opener, routing the improved Indianapolis Colts 35-9 Sunday. Mark Sanchez was productive, Shonn Greene had the best game of his career, the defense finally showed up and even Tim Tebow came up with a huge play. All in all, it was a performance the Jets absolutely needed.

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There is no quarterback controversy for Jets
The Tim Tebow argument as a starting quarterback makes so little sense it could only be played up by a controversy-obsessed media. Every Jets headline I see almost assuredly has something about Tebow or Mark Sanchez and the depth chart. More often than not it reads something like, "Sanchez still quarterback, Tebow waits." I think I've seen that headline each week starting in the preseason.

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Terrell Owens wants to play for Jets
Terrell Owens sure wants to join the Jets this season, or more likely any NFL team willing to take a shot on him, but we here at GameDay are on board with bringing him in to New York. After all, it can't hurt, can it? Sign him for the rest of the year, and if he steps out of line, cut him. He at least has to be better than Jason Hill.

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Texans defeat Jets: Game Balls (Cromartie, McKnight) and Game Falls (Sparano, Greene, Hill, Harris)
We're handing out Game Balls and Game Falls after the New York Jets were defeated by the Houston Texans 23-17 Monday night. Unlike the embarrassment of last week's loss to the 49ers, this game was simply depressing for fans, as the Jets could have easily won the game. From here, the team either uses this as motivation they can play with the best, or takes the opposite approach and continues a lost season. For now, we'll dissect the best and worst from Monday.

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Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum should be fired
It also makes me believe Mike Tannenbaum has no business being the team's general manager anymore. If he's merely a puppet, then there's no need to have him around. He's certainly not doing himself any favors looking completely lost in putting together a competitive roster.

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49ers Defeat Jets: Handing Out Game Falls (Sanchez, Wilson, Tannenbaum, More) And Game Balls (Cromartie)
We're handing out Game Balls and Game Falls after the New York Jets were thoroughly embarrassed by the San Francisco 49ers in a 34-0 loss. Mark Sanchez looked terrible. Santonio Holmes might be lost for an extended period. And the defense couldn't get off the field. It was another hard game to watch if you're a Jets fan, but plenty to dissect below.

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Santonio Holmes quits on Jets again, handing the 49ers a touchdown
But the most embarrassing moment came when wide receiver Santonio Holmes literary handed the ball to the 49ers for a touchdown return to put the Jets down 24-0 in the fourth quarter. Holmes caught a rare completion from Sanchez and went down to the ground without contact, grabbing his left knee. But instead of pinning the ball to his body, or simply laying on top of it, Holmes threw it up in the air, allowing San Francisco to pick it up and return it for a touchdown.

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Worst fears realized: Darrelle Revis tears ACL, will miss rest of regular season
One of the most heartbreaking moments for Jets fans came moments ago when coach Rex Ryan announced star cornerback Darrelle Revis has a torn ACL in his knee. He will have season-ending surgery in two or three weeks and hopefully will be ready to go next season.

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Jets Defeat Dolphins: Game Balls (Holmes, Landry, Revis, More) and Game Falls (Wilson, Tannenbaum)
We're handing out Game Balls and Game Falls after the New York Jets came through with a big victory over the Miami Dolphins, 23-20, in overtime Sunday. It was a terrible game to watch, as both teams struggled, but a win is a win and nobody can take it away from the Jets. But it does make for an interesting breakdown of what was a must-win game.

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Jets release Bryan Thomas; Dustin Keller won't play against Miami
The New York Jets released linebacker Bryan Thomas today and announced tight end Dustin Keller won't play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. The Keller news isn't surprising, but the Thomas news is. It does, however, appear to make sense in the fact the team signed an extra cornerback off the practice squad.

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Steelers Defeat Jets: We hand out Game Balls (very few) and Game Falls (Harris, Landry, Holmes, more)
We're handing out Game Balls and Game Falls after the Jets were thoroughly defeated by the Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-10, to fall to 1-1 on the year. The Jets scored a touchdown on their first possession of the game, a 90-yard drive ending with a Mark Sanchez to Santonio Holmes scoring pass, but that was the lone highlight of the game. The defense wasn't any better.

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Darrelle Revis, Dustin Keller, Bryan Thomas all ruled out for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh
Fans of the New York Jets, not to mention the team itself, got some devastating news moments ago when Rex Ryan said star cornerback Darrelle Revis won't play Sunday against the Steelers. Tight end Dustin Keller and linebacker Bryan Thomas also won't play in Pittsburgh.

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College GameDay Rewind Week 2: Rex Ryan regains control of Jets
So, who scored the most points in the NFL after all the Week 1 games came to an end? Of course, it was the New York Jets, the team who couldn't even sniff the goal line over the first three games of the preseason. Even for a die-hard fan, it was a surprising, almost shocking, turn of events to open the season.

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Jets defeat Bills: Handing out Game Balls (Sanchez, Landry, Hill, More) and Game Falls
The first Game Balls and Game Falls edition of the New York Jets season couldn't come with more enthusiasm. The Jets set a franchise record for points in a season opener during a 48-38 victory over the Buffalo Bills Sunday afternoon. And, remember, this was a Bills team many thought would rip the Jets apart. That didn't happen, thanks to a masterful performance by Mark Sanchez and a big-play defense that created four turnovers and scored a touchdown.
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Mark Sanchez, Tony Sparano spark offense in Jets big win over Buffalo
So much for the preseason. The New York Jets not only routed the Buffalo Bills Sunday afternoon, but the much-maligned starting offense, the one without a touchdown this preseason, scored the most points in team history in a season opener. The Jets put up 48 points against Buffalo, the highest total in the NFL to this point in Week 1, and it could have been even more. So, yeah, forget about the preseason.

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Jets trade benched tackle Wayne Hunter for Rams bust Jason Smith
In a somewhat surprising move, the New York Jets traded recently-benched right tackle Wayne Hunter to the St. Louis Rams tonight in exchange for former No. 2 overall pick Jason Smith. I'm not sure where this leaves new starting tackle Austin Howard, who was impressive against the Carolina Panthers Sunday night, but one would believe the Jets are going to give Smith the chance to start.

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Jets finally bench Wayne Hunter; Austin Howard is team's new starting right tackle
The Wayne Hunter Era is officially over with the New York Jets, as Rex Ryan said today Austin Howard will start at right tackle this Sunday night against the Carolina Panthers. While the move had to be done, this isn't as much as Howard shining during training camp or preseason, but rather Hunter being completely inept.

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Forget about it Jets fans, there's no reason to trade for Maurice Jones-Drew
That intense focus changed quickly, however, to an almost obsession with Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew. Jets fans, from everything I've seen, read and heard, want to put everything else on hold and trade for the disgruntled Jaguars rusher, no matter what.

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Jets have been embarrassingly bad on offense this preseason, but it's not as bad as it appears
The one thing I had to keep reminding myself during last night's Jets-Giants preseason game was it was simply an exhibition. It was a preseason game where nothing can be truly judged or harped on because it is meaningless. Win, lose ... look great, look bad ... it all doesn't matter.

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Five things to watch as the Jets open preseason against Bengals, including Tebow Time
The New York Jets open the preseason tonight against the Cincinnati Bengals and the obvious focus will be on backup quarterback Tim Tebow. He will play two quarters against Cincinnati, so Tebow will get plenty of the spotlight as the Jets return to the field for the first time since last year's debacle in Miami. Tebow is a big reason to watch tonight, maybe the biggest, but there are other storylines to follow as well. Here are the five biggest things to watch for tonight as Rex Ryan and company finally stop fighting each other and take their aggression out the opposition.

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Tim Tebow gives fans glimpse of what he can do with ball around goal line
I don't think it was any secret how the Jets were going to use backup quarterback Tim Tebow on offense, especially around the goal line. But that didn't take away the excitement when seeing it in on the field and not just drawn up in our mind's playbooks.

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Chaz Schilens should be motivated by Antonio Cromartie's comment, not slighted by it
The latest drama involves cornerback Antonio Cromartie calling himself the second best wide receiver on the team right now, behind Santonio Holmes. Cromartie said so on ESPN's First Take Tuesday. Wednesday, new wide receiver Chaz Schilens took exception to the comment, calling it a slight, and said he would address it on the football field.
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Jets trade for Panthers OT Jeff Otah, will compete with Wayne Hunter for starting job
Jeff Otah will compete with right tackle Wayne Hunter for the starting job this offseason. Otah was a first round pick in 2008, 19th overall, but has played in just 29 games in four seasons, missing time mainly because of knee injuries.

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Jets sign safety Yeremiah Bell
The Jets bolstered the safety position again this offseason, bringing aboard former Dolphins strong safety Yeremiah Bell today. He signed a one-year, $1.4 million deal. Right now, he will backup LaRon Landry at the strong spot. Eric Smith still is penciled in as the starter at free safety.

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Analyzing the entire 2012 New York Jets draft class
This was a critical draft for the New York Jets, with the jobs of general manager Mike Tannenbaum and coach Rex Ryan possibly on the line if another season goes awry. The Jets had many holes to fill over the draft's seven rounds and the choices in the first two of those are going to be expected to pay immediate dividends. Here's our thoughts on each of the selections.

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The New York Jets pulled a minor surprise tonight at the NFL draft, picking North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples with the 16th overall selection. They passed over Alabama linebacker Courtney Upshaw and South Carolina linebacker Melvin Ingram, both of which the team was linked to in the days leading up to the draft.


The New York Jets do what the New York Jets do at draft time, they traded up in second round and selected Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill. Fittingly, former Jets great Wesley Walker, a wide receiver himself, announced the pick at Radio City Music Hall Friday.

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Jets seven-round mock draft with video of major players
Here is a round-by-roundup mock draft of who the New York Jets should take in Thursday's NFL draft. The Jets have 10 picks this year, with their first round pick coming at No. 16. General manager Mike Tannenbaum has a habit of trading up in draft's past, but here's what the Jets will do if they stand pat, with video of the major players.

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Alabama RB Trent Richardson says Jets contacted him about his info
Alabama running back Trent Richardson said today at an event that the Jets have contacted him to make sure his contact information is up to date. The Jets could be just double-checking, in the unlikely event he has a dramatic fall, or they could have had their hand tipped as wanting to trade up in the draft.

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Jets open to bringing Braylon Edwards Back, Team Needs To Make It Happen
It's no secret that us here at GameDay want the Jets to bring back wide receiver Braylon Edwards. We wanted the team to sign him instead of Santonio Holmes last offseason, and this offseason we have pleaded with the team to bring back the deep threat on offense that clicked so well with quarterback Mark Sanchez.


The NFL announced the 2012 schedule tonight and here is the New York Jets breakdown. The team has three primetime games, including two Monday night matchups (vs. Houston and at Tennesee), a Thursday night showdown at home against the Patriots on Thanksgiving and, for now, a Sunday night game against the Chargers at home late in the year.


If you were still wondering what was going through Santonio Holmes' head during his late-game meltdown against the Miami Dolphins in last season's finale and its aftermath, well, you'll have to wait a little bit longer. During a conference call with the media, Holmes wouldn't talk about the incident, saying it was all in the past.

Perhaps no other football player had a bigger transformation last year than linebacker Aaron Maybin, likely saving his career. Maybin went from a first-round draft bust with the Buffalo Bills to a pass-rushing specialist with the New York Jets in just one year. Today, he's back in Jets camp with a new contract.


The strange New York Jets quarterback carousel went around again today when the team traded recently signed backup Drew Stanton to the Indianapolis Colts. Stanton was signed to be the primary backup to Mark Sanchez a week ago, but after the team traded for Tim Tebow, that spot was no longer his.


The biggest question surrounding the New York Jets tonight has been answered, at least for now. Both general manager Mike Tannenbaum and new quarterback Tim Tebow said in separate conference calls Wednesday that Mark Sanchez is still the team's starting quarterback.


It's official. For real this time. The New York Jets have indeed traded for quarterback Tim Tebow, agreeing to send the Denver Broncos their fourth- and sixth-round draft picks for the cult hero and a seventh-round draft pick. The big news is that the Jets have agreed to pick up half of the $5 million owed to Tebow. That was the holdup on the original deal, which called for $5 million to be paid by the Jets to the Broncos.

The New York Jets didn't waste any time in pursuing of quarterback Tim Tebow, trading a fourth-round and sixth-round pick to the Denver Broncos for the cult hero Wednesday. It's a shocking move by an organization that has been patient this offseason, but obviously general manager Mike Tannenbaum and coach Rex Ryan thought Tebow will bring something special to the team this season.


With Peyton Manning just introduced as the next quarterback of the Denver Broncos, the football world will soon turn its attention back to Tim Tebow. This time, however, it's what team will try and pry him away from the Broncos. There's little chance the former Florida quarterback will return to Denver next year.


Finally, the New York Jets have made a splash in free agency this offseason. The team just agreed to a one-year deal with safety LaRon Landry. The signing was a must for the Jets, who need to shore up their defensive backfield, specifically the safety position.


Cornerback Antonio Cromartie just tweeted, "I guess I'm moving to FS" after word spread that free agent safety Reggie Nelson decided to rejoin the Cincinnati Bengals instead of signing with New York Jets Sunday night. Cromartie had been recruiting Nelson on his Twitter account for days now, so he's probably disappointed.


The New York Jets' quest to shore up their secondary took a big blow tonight as free agent safety Reggie Nelson re-signed with the Cincinnati Bengals, according to Adam Schefter. The Jets reportedly offered Nelson a contract after he met with the team this weekend, but it now appears that was merely used as leverage against his old team.

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Forget conventional wisdom, Jets must sign both Reggie Nelson and LaRon Landry
The New York Jets hosted free agent safety Reggie Nelson Saturday and today are expected to meet with another safety, LaRon Landry. Conventional wisdom says the Jets will attempt to sign just one of the two. But conventional wisdom doesn't win championships.


The New York Jets joined the free agency party today, signing quarterback Drew Stanton and wide receiver Chaz Schilens. Stanton, who comes over from the Detroit Lions, will be Mark Sanchez's backup. Schilens, who was signed away from the Oakland Raiders, is the early favorite to start opposite Santonio Holmes.


So, what do the New York Jets think about the Buffalo Bills signing defensive end Mario Williams to a huge deal today? Well, here's what Pro Bowl tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson tweeted today: "Congrats to Mario, now he has to face us twice a year. I like our odds. Go Jets!"

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Methodical pace might be boring, but could be key in Jets becoming contenders again
Unlike previous years, the New York Jets have been quiet this free agency period. Besides re-signing nose tackle Sione Pouha and linebacker Bryan Thomas, there hasn't been much to get excited about if you're a fan. But, if you look deep into the process, this slow, methodical pace could put the Jets back in the Super Bowl contender conversation.


The Jets today re-signed linebacker Bryan Thomas to a one-year deal. The deal happened just after free agency opened across the NFL at 4 p.m., where Thomas was a free agent for a brief time. Thomas is the longest-tenured current Jets player.


The Jets signed their biggest free agent Monday, inking nose tackle Sione Pouha to a three-year deal. The terms of the deal weren't announced. Pouha is a three-year starter for the Jets.


So, you thought the New York Jets would make a major play for Peyton Manning over the next few days? Well, forget about that. The Jets reached an agreement on a three-year contract extension with current starting quarterback Mark Sanchez late Friday night.


GameDay's Brad Carroll and Craig Carroll go back-and-forth in debating whether or not the New York Jets should make a play this offseason for future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning. The Colts announced today they will be releasing Manning, making him a free agent. Got a response or comment of your own on the debate? We want to read it in the comments section below.

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Jets restructure Ferguson's contract, still need more space this offseason
The New York Jets gained some much-needed salary cap space today by restructuring D'Brickashaw Ferguson's contract. The Jets will free up $7.5 million this season by handing out a $9 million signing bonus to the offensive tackle. That can be spread over the final six years of his current contract.


Every Jets fan had already come to the conclusion that, despite what many had wanted, wide receiver and ultimate troublemaker Santonio Holmes would be back next season. So it wasn't a surprise that Holmes is still on the roster today, even though it means paying him $15.25 in guaranteed money.


I may be reading too much into Bob Costas' interview with Archie and Olivia Manning during the NBC Super Bowl pregame show, but I believe Peyton Manning wants to play for the New York Jets. During the interview, Costas asked about Peyton and Eli Manning playing in the same city, stadium and market. Olivia said that both have talked about it and Eli joked that Peyton could stay in his spare bedroom.


Former New York Jets great Curtis Martin was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday. The news may have come a year too late, but that doesn't take away from this moment. Martin was one of the key figures in turning the fortunes of the Jets as a franchise around. He rushed for 14,101 yards, fourth best all-time and added 90 touchdowns during his 11-year career.


The New England Patriots-New York Giants Super Bowl matchup this coming Sunday is being hyped as one of the greatest battles in the game's long and storied history. It's the rematch. It's great offense against great offense. It's Tom Brady against Eli Manning. It's Tom Coughlin against Bill Belichick.


The New York Jets are well represented at the Pro Bowl in Hawaii, which will be played Sunday night on NBC. D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Darrelle Revis, Nick Mangold and Brandon Moore will all play. One of the few reasons to actually watch the game, for Jets fans anyway, would be if and when all three offensive linemen get in the game at the same time.


For New York Jets fans, there isn't much to be happy about right now. The hated New England Patriots are headed to the Super Bowl and the despised New York Giants are one-half away from doing the same. Things couldn't get much worse if you're all about the Green and White.


The most interesting storyline surrounding the St. Louis Rams hiring Brian Schottenheimer as their new offensive coordinator isn't that the embattled former Jets play caller got another job in the NFL so quickly, but the fact he will be able to exact revenge on the team he parted ways with.


As much as the Giants claim to own New York, especially when they are playing in an NFC divisional playoff game against the Green Bay Packers, this week proved otherwise. Here's the day-by-day breakdown of a week that should have belonged to the Giants, but had them regulated to secondary status.


Leave it to the New York Jets to completely take over the NFL playoffs in a year they aren't even part of them. First, late Tuesday night, offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer told the team he would not return next season. Then, around noon Wednesday, the Jets officially announced former Dolphins coach Tony Sparano would take over the position.


Here are the statements released by the New York Jets after the official hiring of Tony Sparano as offensive coordinator.


The Jets have officially announced the hiring of Tony Sparano as offensive coordinator. The former Miami Dolphins head coach replaces Brian Schottenheimer, who left the organization late Tuesday night. This will be Sparano's first job as a coordinator, although he did call the offensive plays for the Dallas Cowboys in 2006.


The day Jets fans have been hoping for, but never thought would actually happen, has finally become reality. The Jets announced Tuesday night that offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer won't return next season. Multiple media reports have the Jets hiring former Dolphins coach Tony Sparano as the new offensive coordinator. He reportedly will be introduced Wednesday.


The Jets didn't make the big splash fans wanted from Mike Tannenbaum and Rex Ryan at their just-ended press conference, saying they both expect offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer to return next season. However, he wasn't exactly given a ringing endorsement, and the decision on his future with the Jets could be put off until after he interviews with the Jacksonville Jaguars for their head coach opening.


A day after the Jets watched their season come to a close with yet another terrible loss, this time to the Dolphins, it's becoming more and more clear this team never had the chance to succeed. As more and more stories come out and comments are made, this season will be remembered for a complete failure in team chemistry.


Well, here's some good news if you're a Jets fan looking forward to next season already. The non-division schedule is on the easy side, with games against the AFC South and NFC West on the horizon. That, in theory, should be a huge positive for a team that will undergo big changes this offseason.


We're handing out game balls and game falls after the Jets saw their season come to an end after an embarrassing 19-17 defeat to the Miami Dolphins Sunday. The Jets end the year with an 8-8 record, far below the Super Bowl expectations the team had prior to the season.


A lot of blame has gone to the offense and quarterback Mark Sanchez for the Jets' failure to make the playoffs this season, but they weren't the only ones to come up small. The defense and the special teams each took a huge step back this season and were as much to blame for the failures as the offense.


If you take offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer out of the equation, the biggest target of criticism this season for the Jets has been quarterback Mark Sanchez. There is no doubt the third-year player has regressed this year. He also saved his worst for last, playing terribly against the Eagles, Giants and Dolphins, losing all three to turn a playoff season into an 8-8 debacle.

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One of the biggest mistakes the Jets made this season with putting the "C" on Santonio Holmes' chest. The Jets wide receiver was anything but a captain or leader this season and the ultimate example of that came in the final moments of the Jets' loss to the Dolphins Sunday.


If you're looking for a silver lining to the Jets embarrassing loss to the Miami Dolphins Sunday afternoon that gave them zero shot to make the playoffs, it's that offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer will most likely be fired in the coming days. After yet another terrible offensive performance in Miami to end the season, a change has to be made.


This New York Jets season was doomed to fail right from the start of the offseason. General manager Mike Tannenbaum and coach Rex Ryan did just about everything wrong before the season started, something we here on the website called out then, saying the team was worse than it has been the previous two seasons.


In about 24 hours the final chase for the remaining playoff berth in the AFC will be begin. The New York Jets, coming off a devastating loss to the New York Giants last Saturday, put themselves in a dire situation heading into the final week of the season. But, while it is going to take a minor miracle for the team to grab that final wild card spot at the end of the day, it's not an unrealistic dream.


We're handing out game balls and game falls after the Jets were dealt a humiliating defeat at the hands of the Giants, 29-14, Saturday night. The Jets fell to 8-7 with the loss and have fallen out of playoff position.


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Jets took a near fatal blow to their playoff chances with a devastating loss to the Giants Saturday afternoon, and while the postseason future may appear bleak, it's not completely out of the realm of possibility. In fact, each scenario could easily end in the Jets' favor.


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Make no mistake, this was a monumentally huge game for the New York Jets. As much as the Jets could have taken a huge step toward the postseason, and that is the ultimate goal, this game was all about breaking free from the other New York team once and for all.


GameDay's Brad Carroll and Steve Morton go back-and-forth in anticipation of the biggest Jets-Giants game in history Saturday night, where the winner will take a big step toward qualifying for the playoffs, while the loser most likely will not make the postseason at all. Got a response or comment of your own on the rivalry? We want to read it in the comments section below.


We're handing out game balls and game falls after the Jets were destroyed by the Philadelphia Eagles, 45-19, Sunday night. The Jets fell to 8-6 with the loss, but thanks to help from the Lions and Colts, they still currently own the sixth and final wild card playoff spot.


Never can I remember a time being so happy as a Jets fan with the team getting destroyed on the football field. In the fourth quarter the Jets were getting ripped by the Eagles 45-13. But here I was, with every Jets fan on the planet in the know, in pure elation. Why? Because the Detroit Lions came to the rescue.


Thanks to Bears running back Marion Barber, it wasn't a perfect Sunday for the New York Jets and their fans, but it was about as close as it can get. With the Jets victory over the Chiefs, and three other outcomes going their way, Gang Green now controls their own playoff destiny.


We're handing out game balls and game falls after the Jets played their best game of the season, at the perfect time, in beating the Kansas City Chiefs 37-10. The Jets improved to 8-5 and currently own the sixth and final wild card playoff spot, pending the Raiders and Broncos games later.


We're just hours away from the true start of Week 14 in the NFL and with the AFC's sixth and final wild card still up for grabs, here are the games the Jets and their fans need to keep an eye on.


The Jets took care of the most important part in their chase for the final wild card slot in the AFC playoffs, defeating the Washington Redskins to improve to 7-5 on the season. But there was a ton of other matchups where the Jets and their fans had a watchful eye on this Sunday.


We're handing out game balls and game falls after the Jets kept their drive to the postseason alive with a huge road victory over the Washington Redskins, 34-19. The Jets improved to 7-5 and are now tied with a host of other teams for the sixth and final wild card spot.


The biggest outcome for the Jets Sunday was, of course, their own. The thrilling 28-24 victory over the Bills keeps them alive in the AFC wild card hunt, which appears to be sixth-seed or bust this season. But aside from handling their own business, which included knocking the Bills out of the logjam of teams who entered the week at 5-5, things did not go in their favor in Week 12.


We're handing out game balls and game falls after the Jets saved their season with a exciting, nerve-racking victory over the Buffalo Bills, 28-24. The Jets are 6-5 and remain alive in the hunt for the sixth and final wild card spot.


I'm not sure if this should count as a great day or a frustrating one for the New York Jets and their fans. With the Jets' playoff hopes severely dented after a humiliating defeat at the hands of the Denver Broncos Thursday night, Rex Ryan's crew needed a host of things to happen today to regain their place among the wild card possibilities.


Last week it was the AFC East that was thrown away after the Jets were embarrassed at home by the New England Patriots. This week it could be an AFC wild card spot that is thrown in the thrash after a bewildering defeat at the hands of the Denver Broncos.


We're handing out game balls and game falls after the Jets embarrassed themselves again Thursday night, falling to the Denver Broncos, 17-13. The Jets are 5-5 and put a serious dent in their hopes for a wild card spot in the AFC.


Immediately following a humiliating loss, it's easy to overreact and go to the extreme in any kind of analysis. There was no shortage of that Sunday night as the Jets were embarrassed by the New England Patriots in a battle for the AFC East, including right here. The biggest thing said and written was the Jets threw away their chance to win the division and will have to battle for the wild card from here on out.


We're handing out game balls and game falls after the Jets embarrassed themselves on Sunday Night Football, falling to the Patriots, 37-16. The Jets are 5-4 and all but threw away their chances of winning the AFC East this season.


We're handing out game balls and game falls after the Jets completely destroy the Buffalo Bills on the road, 27-11, Sunday afternoon. The Jets are 5-3 and could end the night in first place depending on the Giants-Patriots result.


We're handing out game balls and game falls after the Jets came up with their best victory of the season, a 27-21 win over the San Diego Chargers at home. The Jets are 4-3 heading into the bye week.


We're handing out game balls and game falls after the Jets saved their season Monday night with a 24-6 victory over the Miami Dolphins. After three straight losing editions, we finally get back to some positives.


Several outlets have confirmed the Jets traded wide receiver Derrick Mason to the Houston Texans for a seventh-round draft pick. Mason was benched in favor of rookie Jeremy Kerley against the Patriots Sunday, with coach Rex Ryan dismissing reports it was over him speaking poorly of the offensive game plan to the media. The only truth now is Mason is a former Jet.


After the Jets lost their third straight game Sunday against the Patriots it would be easy to say this team just isn't very good. It would be easy to say this team won't make the playoffs. That this team isn't even better than the Buffalo Bills in their own division.


We're handing out game balls and game falls after the Jets' 30-21 road loss to the New England Patriots Sunday night. This is the third straight losing edition, so we're starting with the negatives, which has become a common theme.


We're handing out game balls and game falls after the Jets' 34-17 road loss to the Baltimore Ravens Sunday night. This is the second straight losing edition, so we're starting with the negatives, and there's was a whole lot.


We're handing out game balls and game falls after the Jets' 34-24 road loss to the Oakland Raiders Sunday afternoon. Of course, this is the first losing edition, so we're starting with the negatives, and there's was a whole lot.


We're handing out game balls to the standouts of the Jets' 32-2 victory over the Jaguars at MetLife Stadium Sunday afternoon. Of course, it's not all good, so we'll point out the not-so-good players as well.


We're handing out game balls to the standouts of the Jets' 27-24 victory over the Cowboys at MetLife Stadium Sunday night. Of course, it's not all good, so we'll point out the not-so-good players as well.


True Jets fans have been hesitant to erase the term "Same Old Jets" from their vocabulary. The team has hurt their fans, in the worst ways possible, more than any franchise in the league. While the team was getting closer and closer to finally dismissing that term once and for all since Rex Ryan took control of the team, it was still under the surface.

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Jets go low-risk in signing Bills draft bust Aaron Maybin
Jets coach Rex Ryan said today the team has signed former Buffalo Bills draft bust Aaron Maybin. The former Penn State star, drafted 11th overall in the 2009 draft, has been a flameout in the NFL, recording zero career sacks. Maybin, who was drafted because of his pass rushing abilities, has run nearly the same course as former Jets first round draft pick bust Vernon Gholston.


New wide receiver Derrick Mason made his debut on the Jets practice field this afternoon. Mason said he has signed a two-year deal with the team. The Jets wide receiver core has taken a dramatic change from last year, with Santonio Holmes now flanked by Mason and Plaxico Burress. Braylon Edwards, Jerricho Cotchery and Brad Smith are all no longer with the team.


And now for the biggest shock of the offseason for the New York Jets. Shaun Ellis agreed to terms Sunday with, brace yourself fans, the New England Patriots. According to reports, if Ellis passes a physical today, the longtime defensive end will make Foxboro his new home next season.


Jets fans, and the organization itself, can breathe a big sigh of relief Saturday. Wide receiver Derrick Mason has agreed to join the Jets, and he confirmed it on Twitter (read his post below) a few minutes ago.


If the New York Jets want to fulfill Rex Ryan's now yearly prediction of a Super Bowl championship, there are a lot of things the team will have to see happen this season. Here is our preseason version of the top three keys to a championship-winning season for the Jets.


I don't know what was more shocking, the Jets releasing Jerricho Cotchery or the news that the longtime receiver and fan favorite may have actually wanted that to happen. It's so surreal that I don't know who to believe, even with coach Rex Ryan coming out and saying the latter was indeed true.


The Jets made it official Thursday, Jerricho Cotchery has been released after seven years with the team. "Everyone wants that dream scenario, where you can play on one team your whole career, but it doesn't happen too often," Cotchery said before his release, but seeing the writing on the wall.


The news just keeps getting worse for fans of the New York Jets. A day after the team offered an insultingly low contract to defensive end Shaun Ellis, a player that has been with the organization for 11 years, the Jets are set to release another fan favorite. Jerricho Cotchery, who literary gave up his body to help the team last year, is most likely going to be released.


Longtime Jets defensive end Shaun Ellis, a first-time free agent, has been on the back burner this offseason as Rex Ryan's crew has brought in several key players to fill out a roster that should contend for a Super Bowl this year. But it was seen as a mere formality that the team leader would return for his 12th season in Green and White.


Jets coach Rex Ryan commented today on the possibility of wide receiver Braylon Edwards returning to the team this season, and it appears to be a long shot. Ryan makes it pretty obvious the team isn't offering much in terms of years or salary, but the door is open for a return.

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David Harris worth every penny of new mega deal, plus Braylon Edwards may still be in plans
The New York Jets continued a crazy few days of spending Tuesday, coming to terms with inside linebacker David Harris on a brand new contract. Harris was the final member of the "Core 4" to sign a restructured deal with the Jets, following D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Nick Mangold and Darrelle Revis.


The Jets made a huge comeback this offseason, finishing off a wild week with a huge move that sets the team up for another playoff run this year. Cornerback Antonio Cromartie, a guy the Jets absolutely had to sign after losing out on Nnamdi Asomugha, signed with the Jets early Monday morning. He joins wide receivers Plaxico Burress and Santonio Holmes as the three big free agency signings for the Jets.


The Jets finally made a much-needed free agency move today, signing former Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress to a one-year deal worth a little more than $3 million. Burress is the big target the Jets desperately needed and now quarterback Mark Sanchez has his two outside weapons in Burress and Santonio Holmes. Holmes signed a $50 million deal earlier in the week.


If this was a year ago, without the free agent frenzy that is still in full effect in the NFL, the news of a first round draft pick signing would create huge headlines and buzz. But with so much going on, the news that Muhammad Wilkerson signed a contract with the Jets isn't earth-shaking. Still, it's a step in the right direction for the team.


I believe in Jets coach Rex Ryan. I believe in his ability to run a defensive game plan to perfection. I believe in his ability to get his players to perform at their best each and every game and each and every play. I believe in his motivational tactics. I believe in his bravado. Most of all, I believe he is the man that will finally bring the Jets a Super Bowl championship.


Several media reports (including ESPN) now have the Jets out of the Nnamdi Asomugha sweepstakes. What a crazy turn of events if it is indeed the Dallas Cowboys who sign Asomugha. Now, the Jets have to turn their attention, immediately, to signing Antonio Cromartie and Braylon Edwards. If they can get the latter done, this "loss" of Asomugha won't hurt at all. Time is ticking though.


So, when does the long decision-making process by Nnamdi Asomugha start to grate on Jets fans? It's now early Friday evening and still no word on where the prized free agent will sign. The Jets are considered the big favorites to ink the cornerback to what should be a huge deal, but with no contract agreed to, other teams are starting to jump into the race.


The Houston Texans, who we talked about on the new episode of Sports Page Online, which will debut later tonight, being the favorites for Nnamdi Asomugha because they had the most money to throw at the star cornerback have apparently dropped from the running. ESPN is reporting that the Texans have signed Bengals cornerback Johnathan Joseph to a five-year deal.


As the Jets appear to be moving in the right direction with free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, the Patriots have come back strong in their push to remain level with their AFC East rivals. First, the Patriots traded for disgruntled defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth and now they have added another volatile personality in Chad Ochocinco.


Jets coach Rex Ryan named quarterback Mark Sanchez one of his team captains today. “Clearly it is Mark Sanchez and it is his team,” Ryan said of Sanchez being the offensive captain. The team will also have a defensive and special teams captain. Sanchez will wear the "C" on his jersey.


This is from Braylon Edwards' Twitter feed: (Hopefully this doesn't come back and bite the Jets, who apparently have passed up Edwards for Holmes. In short, Edwards wanted to be a Jet, Holmes wanted the most money.)


The Jets signed wide receiver Santonio Holmes today to a $9 million per year contract over five years, so the the No. 1 target has been taken care of. Now, it comes down to cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, who will likely command more money than Holmes got in free agency.


Wayne Hunter will go down as the first free agent signing for the Jets in what should be a fast and furious period of signings, trades and releases in the NFL. Fortunately for Jets fans, this is only the opening act to what should be a series of main event signings in the coming days.

It's not the signing that Jets fans were hoping for, but it's big nonetheless. Wayne Hunter, the offensive lineman, has agreed to a four-year contract to stay in green and white his agent said Tuesday. Hunter will likely be the starting right tackle for the Jets next season. While it may mean that Damien Woody won't return to the Jets, hopefully the Jets don't throw away the idea of signing him. He was a rock at right tackle and is still a better option than Hunter, but we'll see how the week plays out.


We discussed it on Sports Page Online and if you put any trust in a report from ESPN, the Jets may have a realistic shot at signing free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha this super-quick offseason. Chris Mortenson said on the radio today that Asomugha would be interested in playing in New York because he wants to become an actor after he's done playing.


Former Jets defensive tackle Kris Jenkins retired from the NFL today. Jenkins, who had one of the best seasons for a Jets lineman, in 2008, missed most of the last two seasons because of knee injuries. He was a four-time Pro Bowler, including one with the Jets. The Jets released Jenkins in February.


At one point in the tumultuous history of the New York Jets, Chad Pennington was the team's savior. Pennington, who took over as Jets quarterback during the 2002 season after two years sitting behind Vinny Testaverde, was the player that would finally bring the Jets a Vince Lombardi trophy that many fans had become to believe was simply a pipe dream.


It's been more than 24 hours since the heartbreaker in Pittsburgh and, unfortunately, there is no end in sight for the emptiness that set in as soon as that third down pass by Steelers quarterback Ben Roesthlisberger was completed with under two minutes to go. It's still there and it probably won't go away until after the Super Bowl (a game I have zero interest in watching.)


Sunday night was one of the low points of my life, not just because the Jets lost to the Steelers, but because the Jets were the better team. If the Jets played half as good as they did in the first half as they did in the second, they would be playing in the Super Bowl.


I've always thought Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver was the most overrated player in the league. He's not a No. 1 receiver. He's not someone to rely on for big plays. He's just another receiver on the field. Well, just not in the way you might think, as there is also his reputation of being a dirty player, which is pretty obvious outside of Pittsburgh. But for some reason, he always gets a pass.


In the end, as I wrote right here on the website earlier in the week, the Jets were in Tom Brady's head. The Jets were in the Patriots' collective head. You saw it before the game (Wes Welker's lame and utterly embarrassing attempt at trash talk that got him benched early in the game) and during the game (with Brady looking like a confused rookie, unable to figure out what the defense was throwing at him.) It was obvious. And the result was this - Jets 28, Patriots 21.


Alright, my brother Glenn said my last blog post about the Jets playing in Pittsburgh was terrible, so hopefully I'll be able to bounce back with this entry breaking down the road trip to Pennsylvania. Now, I did say the post from Pittsburgh in the wee hours Monday morning was just the appetizer to this main course, so consider this the one that counts.


Thought I would give some quick thoughts from the hotel here in Pittsburgh following the Jets impressive victory over the Steelers Sunday night. I'll give a full report most likely Tuesday with all the happenings of the weekend here in the Steel City.


There's no better place to start than the beginning, so here we go. Walking to the stadium I was expecting the place to be lit up in green. But it was just the same big, grey building that everyone saw last year under construction. No big deal, but I was expecting something great on the outside. There were huge video screens that surrounded the stadium. After getting the customary pat-down at the gate, the space between the entrance and the actual stadium was huge.