Jets Announce 2010 Schedule

April 20th, 2010
 

QB Joe Flacco and his Baltimore Ravens will be visiting the new Jets stadium to open the 2010 NFL Season.

The NFL Schedule is out and the Jets will open the 2010 season in prime time at their new stadium on Monday Night Football September 13 against Rex Ryan’s former team, the Baltimore Ravens.

In fact, the Jets will play a team record five prime time games this coming season with added games against division the division rival Dolphins in Miami on Sunday Night Football on Sept 26, then a matchup against former Jets QB Brett Favre at a home Monday Night game October 3rd and two consecutive prime time games against the Bengals on Thanksgiving night at home and the next week against the hated Patriots December 6th in Foxboro.

The Jets end the season at home against the Bills on January 2nd.

Here’s the complete lineup.  

2010 New York Jets Schedule

Preseason

8/16    Monday        vs. NY Giants        8 p.m.     ESPN

8/21    Saturday       at Carolina            8 p.m.      WCBS

8/27    Friday            vs. Washington   7 p.m.       WCBS

9/2       Thursday        at Philadelphia   7:30 p.m.  WCBS

Regular Season

9/13   Monday   vs. Baltimore       7 p.m.   ESPN

9/19  Sunday      vs. New England  4.15 p.m.   CBS

9/26  Sunday      at Miami     8:20 p.m.    NBC

10/3  Sunday        at Buffalo   1 p.m.      CBS

10/11   Monday    vs. Minnesota    8:30 p.m.    ESPN

10/17  Sunday      at Denver      4:05 p.m.   CBS

10/24   BYE    

10/31 Sunday   vs. Green Bay  1 p.m.  FOX

11/7   Sunday  at Detroit   1 p.m.  CBS

11/14  Sunday  at Cleveland   1 p.m.   CBS

11/21  Sunday vs. Houston  1 p.m.    CBS

11/25  Thursday  vs. Cincinnati  8:20 p.m.    NFLN

12/6   Monday   at New England  8:30 p.m.   ESPN

12/12  Sunday   vs. Miami   TBA*    TBA*

12/19  Sunday   at Pittsburgh   TBA*    TBA*

12/26  Sunday   at Chicago   TBA*    TBA*

1/2   Sunday   vs. Buffalo   TBA*    TBA*

*Subject to NFL Flex Schedule

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Jets vs. Bengals: LIVE BLOG

January 3rd, 2010

Good evening Jets fans!

Welcome to a frigid Meadowlands. Temperature is in the low 20’s with a little breeze. It’s cold out there, Baby!! Jets are wearing home Greens with white pants. Bengals are in away whites with black pants.

Here are the inactives:

Jets:QB Kevin O’Connell, QB Eric Ainge (3rd QB), CB Donal Strickland, RB Chauncey Washington, LB Kenwin Cummings, OL Matt Slauson, WR David Clowney and LB Marques Murrell.

Bengals most notable is:RB Cedric Benson along with QB Jordan Palmer (3rd QB), RB Fui Vakapuna, S Chris Crocker, C Jonathan Luigs, TE JP Foschi, DE Robert Geathers and DT Domata Peko. RB Bernard scott will start for Benson. Also, look for a big dose of Larry Johnson.

8:01: Fireman Ed’s first J-E-T-S chant. The cheer is quite loud, considering the stadium is only around 1/3 full. Ed is wearing his usual #42 Bruce Harper jersey.

8:06:Interesting note: Reportedly, Chad Ochocinco vowed to change his name back to Johnson if CB Darrelle Revis shuts him down tonight. Not that there’s not enough drama already.

8:09:Here’s the latest playoff scenario. Ravens have clinched with their win against the Raiders. If the Jets win, they play the Bengals in Cincy next week and the Ravens play the Pats in New England. If the Jets lose, the Bengals will host the Ravens and the Texans will be the fifth seed and have to go to Foxboro to play the Pats.

8:12:The Jets have handed out white “rally towels” to all fans tonight that read “Win and We’re In” . Based on the weather, rally “Snuggies” may have been more appropriate!

8:15: Flight crew doing their first routine on the 50 yd line. The crew is wearing their olive full body flight suits. I already miss the Santa outfits from the Atlanta game.

 

8:24:Player intros with pyrotechnics on the field oof the press box roof. Sounds like they are imploding the old stadium early from here.  Rally towels are in full effect.

8:25:Jets captains: Harris, Elllis, Scott, Ferguson anTJ. Bengals win toss. Defer.

 

8:32:  Kickoff returned by Brad Smith to the Bengals’ 28.

8:34:Jets make 1st down. Short pass to Cotchery.

8:36: Wildcat with Brad Smith: KEEPER for 56 yds to the Bengals 2.

8:37:Handoff to Jones..TD!Feely PAT. JETS 7 – BENGALS 0. 7 plays, 72 yds, time of drive 4:14.

8:38: Thomas Jones’ 13th TD of the year which ties his record from last year.

8:41:Feely kickoff  returned to jets 32.

8:42: With last run, Jets set a new franchise single season rushing record held since 1979.

8:43: Kerry Rhodes gets the start.

8:44:Long pass to Ochocinco downfield overthrown. 3& out for Bengals. Score:Revis 1 – Ochocinco 0.

8:45: Bengals punt. Jet get ball back on their own 24.

8:48:2nd &10 nice handoff to Shonn Greene for 15 yds.

8:50: 3rd & Short. QB sneak for FIRST DOWN! 1st& 10 on the 50.

8:53: Jets make another 1st down to the Bengals 39.

8:55: TJ runs on 3rd&6 for another 1st down to the Bengals 25.

8:58: Total yards, Jets 123 – Bengals 1.

9PM: 3rd down & long. Smith QB. Option to Greene. 1st DOWN to Bengals 13.

9: o2: 3rd & 1 on Cicny’s 4. Bengals call timeout.

9:02: Very impressed with Jets’ start. Blowing the Bengals off the ball on both sides. Just what you wanted to see here tonight. Sanchez looking confident in his passing.

9:03:Jones the ball carrier. Gain of 3. 1st& 10 on the Bengals 1. End of the 1st quarter. Jets 7 – Bengals 0. Couldn’t aske for a better start for Gang Green!!

9:08: 1st down no gain. 2nd down loss of 2. 3rd & goal on the 3. Jets timeout. Jets are 7 for 7 on 3rd down tonight. jets are really trying hard to help TJ break his own TD record.

9:09:Sanchez incomplete pass to Edwards. Feely attempts 24 yd FG. GOOD. Jets 10 – Bengals 0

9:13: Jets kickoff to Bengals 30.

9:15:3rd & long Cicny. Jets defense looking good. Jets showing blitz. Force Palmer to call a timeout.

9:19:Palmer 20yd pass to Ochocinco defended by Revis. INCOMPLETE. Ochocinco is finsihed off by a punishing hit by Rhodes. He’s slow to get up. Revis 2 – Ochocinco 0. What has gotten into Rhodes? He’s hitting like a stud again.

9:20:Cicny a bad 23 yd punt. Jets ball on thier own 49.

9:22:Sanchez bomb to Braylon to the end zone. Off his fingertips. Another pass by Edwards that could have been caught. Ball slightly underthrown but catchable. Very inconsistent as usual. Jets punt. Bengals ball on their own 15. BTW: Weatherford looks fine.

9:26:Ochocinco drops a very catchable ball across the middle that could have been a BIG gain. Revis 3 – Ochocinco 0

9:27:Revis draws an illegal contact penalty on Ochocinco. 1st down Bengals on the 21. Revis 3 – Ochocinco 1.

9:28:Our old friend Laveraues Coles catches his first pass for no gain. 3rd & long. Palmer incomplete on 3rd down. Bengals punting.

9:30: Another horrible punt by Bengals P Kevin Huber. Jets get it back at Bengals 47.

9:31: Gotta love the way the Jets defense has played.  Solid first half.

9:34:Nice quick slant to Cotchery for 14. 1st&10 on Bengaks 31.

9:35: Brad Smith tearing it up! Lined up at QB with the fake option keeper for a 31 yd TD run! Jets 17 – Bengals o.

9:40:Bengals get it back. Another long pass to Ochocinco defended by Revis and Revis covers like a blanket, Incomplete. Also incompete on 4th down. Bengals punting. Revis 4- Ochoicinco 1.

9:41: Jets get it back on their own 41. 5:21 left in the half.

9:43:Jets moving the ball with a 10 yd completion to Cotchery and a 6 yd run by Greene. Ball on Bengals 40 with 3:49 left in half.

9:48: 2 min warning. Jets’ 2nd &8 on Bengals 28.

9:52:Jets move down the field and cap a scoring drive with a 5 yard TD pass from Sanchez to Braylon Edwards. Jets 24 – Bengals 0. 10 plays, 51 yards with a time of possesion 5:01.  A happy Meadowlands crowd for sure!!!

9:55:Bengals get ball back. Palmers first pass PICKED!by Dwight Lowery brought back toi the Bengals 15. 1st&10 with :20 left in the half.

9:59:Loss of 5 yards on 3 plays. Feely lines up for FG with :02 left. 39 YD attempt, GOOD! Jets 27 – Bengals 0. Halftime.

10PM:Halftime ceremony honoring the best players since Jets moved to NJ. A lot of my favorites here. Klecko, Kenny OBrien, Al Toon,  Marty Lyons, Bruce Harper, Curtis Martin, Chrebet and VINNY!

Jets honor best players since they moved to the Meadowlands in 1984

10:24: Sorry, took a short break. 2nd half starts with a Bengals 3 and out. Jets get ball back and are moving to the Bengals 22 where Feely is attempting a FG. 40 yd FG GOOD! Jets 30 – Bengals 0. Playoffs look imminent.

10:26: First Bengals highlight: Long kickiff return by Bernard Scott to the Jets 42. Palmer out at QB, JT O’Sullivan in.

10:31: Bengals go for it on 4th & 3. Larry Johnson breaks off a 23 yd run to the Jets 12. 1st&10 Bengals.

10:35: Cincy imploding with penalties bringing them back to the 25. 3rd & 22.

10:37: Incomplete with an intentional grounding penalty. Bengals forced to punt. jets get it back on their own 10.

10:39: LB David Harris out with a foot injury. More info as I get it.

10:39: Jets will play Bengals again next week in Cincy as the Saturday 4:30 PM game if this indeed finishes with Jets winning.

10:47: Jets don’t advance the ball punt back to Bengals. Coles with a nice catch down the sidelines. Bengals have the ball 3rd and 5 on the Jets 14. End of the 3rd Quarter. Jets fans playoff dreams just 15 mins away!

10:52: SACK by Jim Leonhard, OSullivan fumbled then picked up by Rhodes. Run back to the Bengals 26. 1st&10 Jets.

10:53: How the heck did Rhodes get caught on that runback?

10:54: 4th &1 for the Jets. Handoff to Jones.  Inches short, Bengals ball.

10:55: Jets are challenging the spot. After further review…1ST DOWN JETS at the Bengals 15.

11:00: They are going to do everything they can to help TJ break his own TD record. 1st down inside the 5.

11:03: TD Thomas Jones. He breaks his own record of 13 TD’s in a season. Jets 37 – Bengals 0.

11:13: Bengals get ball back. Don’t advance, Punt. Jets ball on their own 1. Clemens now in for Sanchez at QB.

11:18: 3:44 left. Jets trying to run out the clock.

11:25: Final score Jets 37-Bengals 0. Rex gets a gatorade shower. See you in Cincy. Game time Saturday at 4:30 on NBC.

11:30: Nice touch…a lot of the Jets players including the Coach have come back on the field to thank the fans. Sanchez is running the perimeter of the field and high fiving the fans. Is the Jets curse broken? Sure looks like it. New decade, new era…New Jets. Good night everyone.

Clowney: A rogue twitter hacker?? Really?!?!

November 24th, 2009

Just when you thought the season couldn’t get any worse, another twitter incident unfolds centered on the one Jets player who has previously gotten into hot water via the tweet, WR David Clowney.  

Nice catch, Mr. August. Perhaps David Clowney should spend less time on the internet and more time at practice. (JetsInsider.com Photo)

Nice catch, Mr. August. Perhaps David Clowney should spend less time on the internet and more time at practice. (JetsInsider.com Photo)

Clowney, reportedly told a fan to “kill himself” in a private message on twitter after the fan criticized the team’s play following a post-Patriots game Clowney tweet.  The fan then proceeded to take  a screenshot of Clowney’s note and it was posted on the internet by our friends at The Jets Blog

What followed is enough to make any Jets fan sick. A coverup that would make Richard Nixon proud.

Here’s the timeline:

Early Monday Morning: Clowney tweets “Even [through our] tough times there are SOME Jet fans that still support us and show us Love. Thank you.”

Shortly After: A user named AlexL responds to Clowney’s tweet: “Quit worrying about fans. Boo hoo fans arent happy when this team talks super bowl and performs like [redacted]. Go win [a]nd shut up”

Still Monday Morning: Clowney sends AlexL a private message telling him to “Kill yourself dude”

AlexL then contacts the Jets Blog and tells his story. Blog publisher Brian Bassett asks AlexL to take a screen shot of the message andsend it to him which he does. Bassett then posts the incident on his blog.  Bassett also contacts the Jets who have no comment at present but say they will look into it.

Monday evening: A mysteriously a chain of expletive laden tweets start to infiltrate Clowney’s twitter page one after another. Soon after that, the Jets release a statement on twitter and facebook saying that Clowney’s account has been hacked by a “rogue tweeter”!!!

David Clowney and the NY Jets, do you think we are stupid?

Here’s my opinion of how this went down, and I’ll start by saying only Clowney knows if it’s true. However, if it is, Clowney should be cut loose and someone at the Jets should be fired if they helped cover it up.

-Clowney made the comment to the fan privately, never thinking the fan would screenshot the comment.

-He gets a call from the Jets this afternoon and after his earlier Twitter incident where he was de-activated for a week by Head Coach Rex Ryan for making comments about his playing time, Clowney panics and tells the Jets his account must have been hacked.

-He then goes back on twitter and proceeds to add all of those inappropriate tweets to support his story.

-The Jets either buy Clowney’s BS or somehow are involved in  the coverup and try to extinguish the fire by announcing tonight the “rogue tweeter”.

In the end, all involved must take Jets fans for fools if they think we are to believe such garbage. Another embarrassment to a usual snakebitten NY Jets season.

No matter what the truth is, the drama Clowney brings to this team is no where worth the menial production he brings to the table. Time to punt this fool. It’s not that there isn’t enough going on in Florham that the Jets need more distractions like this. You can count that the aftermath of this incident will carry over for several days if not more.

Coach Ryan….you have a perfect person to make an example of. Time to trim the fat and make players accountable for their actions.  

Go tweet on someone elses team, Mr. August.

Wednesday Morning Practice Notes

October 28th, 2009

Braved the elements this morning and made the 2 hour trek up Rt 80 to Florham. Practice is in the field house today and here’s a few observations from the time we were allowed to watch.

Justin Miller was back at practice today wearing #32 (JetsInsider.com Photo)

Justin Miller was back at practice today wearing #32 (JetsInsider.com Photo)

  • KR Justin Miller is back looking lean and fast. He seems to be fully recovered from the toe injury that hampered him while he was with the team. Curiously he is wearing #32 instead of 22 which is what he wore when he was here last. Fresh slate, fresh number I guess. We’ll get some Miller quotes from the lockerroom that we’ll post later.
  • WR’s  Jerricho Cotchery and Brad Smith were fully participating in individual drills and looked like they was moving without any pain. More info from Coach Ryan after his presser but it looks encouraging that both may be back this week.
  • CB Lito Sheppard was not active and was working with trainers on the sideline.
  • We received the Miami conference call itinerary for later today and scheduled is Coach Sparano and RB Ronnie Brown. Dissapointingly but I guess to no one’s surprise, LB Channing Crowder will not speak.
  • The Jets will again be wearing thier Titans throwbacks again this week. Road whites. Time to email the Jets and request the Richard Todd era kelly green Jets throwbacks. Enough with these Titans unis!
  • In wake of Weiner-Gate, the Jets announced that Mark Sanchez will donate 500 Hot Dogs to the Community Soup Kitchen of Morristown, NJ. He will also donate 500 Hamburgers. Hebrew National is also offering a free package of Hot Dogs to any person with a ticket stub to the Raiders game last week.  

Check back later for more Jets coverage!

JetsInsider.com Welcomes Jane McManus

October 27th, 2009

I am very pleased to announce that veteran sports writer Jane McManus will be joining JetsInsider.com this season as a feature columnist.

Most Jets fans are very familiar with the talented Jane from her time recently as the Jets beat writer for the Westchester Journal News. Her blog on the Journal News website was a daily must read as it covered all aspects of Gang Green as well as commentary with Jane’s unmistakable wit and humor.

JetsInsider.com is very please to welcome Jane McManus to our staff! (JetsInsider.com Photo)

JetsInsider.com is very please to welcome Jane McManus to our staff! (JetsInsider.com Photo)

Jane’s impressive resume besides the Journal News includes time at both the The Daily News and Newsday. In addition to the NFL she’s covered college sports and pro tennis.

For fun, Jane enjoys playing woman’s roller derby, running,  basketball and chasing her two girls, Jean and Charlotte.

Jane will be writing periodic feature articles and pre and post game commentary during the season. Please be sure to check back to JI often for Jane’s articles.

Welcome aboard, Jane!

Jets Acquire WR Edwards from Browns

October 7th, 2009

BREAKING NEWS

Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting and the team has confirmed that the Jets have acquired WR Braylon Edwards in a trade from the Browns this morning.

Details of the trade are are not yet known, but Schefter mentioned that LB Jason Trusnik, WR Chansi Stuckey and draft picks were included in the deal.

The Jets have reportedly acquired WR Braylon Edwards from the Browns.

The Jets WR corps got a big boost this morning with the acquisition of Braylon Edwards from the Browns. (JetsInsider.com Photo)

The talented Edwards (6′3″- 215 Lbs) has had a checkered past in Cleveland with several off-field incidents over the past few years including this past week where he was accused of assaulting a friend of NBA star LeBron James outside a Cleveland nightclub on Monday. He was not charged but the league is investigating.

During his five year career, Edwards has 238 catches for 3,697 yards and 28 touchdowns. He instantly gives the Jets a legitimate gamebreaker at WR.

Check back to JI often for more on this breaking story!

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Rex Ryan “BANGED”

October 1st, 2009

A very funny cartoon video from our friends at BangCartoon.com featuring Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan. Enjoy.

Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan featured in a very funny cartoon by our friends at bangcartoon.com

Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan featured in a very funny cartoon by our friends at bangcartoon.com (Photo courtesy of BangCartoon.com)

Thanks to our friend John Tayman at BangCartoon.com for the very funny video. Be sure to visit the site!

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Jets acquire former Pats QB O’Connell. Is Clemens on his way out?

September 6th, 2009

In a very interesting move that could mean the end for Kellen Clemens as a Jet, the team traded for former Patriots QB Kevin O’Connell from the Lions who claimed him off waivers last week. The deal was confirmed by JI through multiple sources.  The team has also claimed two players off waivers from the Titans,  Punter A.J. Trapasso and TE Matthew Mulligan according to the Daily News.

The Jets had tried to claim the O’Connell when he was waived by New England but the Lions got him first due to having a worst record last season.  Details of the trade were not avialable.

The Jets have reportedly traded for former Patriots QB Kevin OConnell from the Lions.

The Jets now have four QB's on the roster after trading for former Patriots QB Kevin O'Connell from the Lions.

O’Connell (6′5″-225Lbs) , a third round pick for the Pats last season out of San Diego State fell out of favor with New England and surprisingly was released last week.

The move sends strong messages that the team will likely deal or release veteran Kellen Clemens, who lost the QB battle this camp to rookie Mark Sanchez. Third string QB Eric Ainge’s stock soared this summer as he had a great camp and pre-season which I would imagine in the Coaches minds makes Clemens expendable.

O’Connell was highly touted coming out of college as having the size and all of the tools to be a strong NFL QB prospect.  It will be interesting to see how he develops under Brian Schottenheimer and the Jets offense. You can also bet your bottom dollar that the coaches will grill him like a murder suspect in regards to the Pats offense with a matchup against New England coming up in week 2.

Trapasso was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Titans this April out of Ohio State.

Mulligan, who went to the University of Maine, was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Miami last year where he spent part of the year on their practice squad before being released in November of 2008. He was then picked up shortly afterwards by the Titans where he spent the remainder of the season on Tennessee’s practice squad and went through their camp this summer. Mulligan is know as more of a blocker than pass catcher.

The moves mean that the Jets will have to release three players which could end RB Danny Woodhead’s short tenure as a rostered NFL pro.  Incumbent punter Reggie Hodges will also likely be released.

UPDATE: 8PM

The Jets just sent out a press release confirming all of the above moves and also announced that they have picked up FB Jason Davis off waviers from the Bears. Davis, started as an undrafted FA with the Eagles in 2006 and played with both Oakland and Chicago last season.

As expected, the news was not good for a few long shots who made the final roster cuts yesterday and are out of a job today. RB Danny Woohead, the ”feel good” story of camp was cut, along with LB Brandon Renkart, T Mike Kraclic and P Reggie Hodges. Look for all of these players except Hodges to be signed to the practice squad if they clear waivers.

The speculation on Kellen Clemens future continues to be debated. However, GM Mike Tannenbaum made a statement earlier tonight that the Jets will keep 4 QB’s on the roster. He also said that the team was very high on and interested in O’Connell during last year’s draft.

Another possible explanation in acquiring O’Connell is that either Clemens or Eric Ainge have some type of injury that the team hasn’t announced and he was brought in as extra insurance. Most likely there will be much more on this situation in the days to come.  

Be sure to check back to JI often for more on these breaking stories!

Jets Announce Final Cuts

September 5th, 2009

UPDATED AT 4:20 PM

Check back with JetsInsider.com often today as we update news on player cuts and possible additions as the team trims it’s roster to 53 players.

In very Wayne Chrebet-like fashion, long shot RB Danny Woodhead has made the team. The Jets just announced their final cuts and the undrafted fireplug division II RB from Chadron State, who spent all of last season on IR after he blew out his knee in camp, has made the final 53.  

Here is the full list of players cut today:

  • TE Kareem Brown
  • CB Rashad Barksdale
  • FB Brock Christopher
  • S Emanuel Cook
  • K Parker Douglass
  • RB Anthony Kimble
  • DL Matt Kroul
  • T Nevin McCaskill
  • DE Zach Porter
  • DL Ty Steinkuhler
  • G Stanley Daniels
  • TE Jack Simmons
  • WR Marcus Henry
  • TE Kevin Brock
  • LB Kenwin Cummings
  • WR Aundrae Allison was moved to IR
  •  

    Jets Danny Woodhead’s NFL dreams became a reality today as the scrappy RB made the team. (JetsInsider.com Photo)

    Jets Danny Woodhead’s NFL dreams became a reality today as the scrappy RB made the team. (JetsInsider.com Photo)

    Surprise players kept include two Rutgers LB’s: One year LB Brandon Renkart who surprisingly beat out Cummings and not as much of a surprise, rookie Jamal Westerman who was undrafted and actually had a better camp than Vernon Gholston.

    Look for Gang Green to keep a very close eye on the waiver wire this afternoon and this evening as they search for help at  tight end, punter and possibly offensive line and wide receiver.  

    The Jets will likely bring back several of the players cut today for their practice squad of eight if they clear waivers.

    Be sure to keep a close eye on JI today as we will update this page as we get more news. Also, be sure to log on to our messageboard to interact with other Jets fans on this busy NFL day.

    Naming Sanchez the starter is a mistake

    August 26th, 2009

    Although it hasn’t yet officially been announced by Rex Ryan, multiple sources are reporting that rookie QB Mark Sanchez will be named the NY Jets starting QB for 2009.

    Bad move in my opinion.

    If Jets QB Mark Sanchez fails as the starter it could damage his long term confidence. (JetsInsider.com Photo)

    If Jets QB Mark Sanchez fails as the starter it could damage his long term confidence. (JetsInsider.com Photo)

    The battle at QB this August has hardly been overwhelming by either candidate as veteran Kellen Clemens has maybe played a little better than Sanchez. However, based on observing the rookie, he doesn’t nearly look ready to lead this team into the season and really, the risk of throwing him to the dogs could set him back if he fails.

    The Jets first four games are against very formidable opponents, all with very good defenses (Houston, New England, Tennessee and New Orleans) and it will a big task for the youngster to be successful against these teams. There will also be a lot of pressure on him as the Jets have been built to be a “win now” team based on the free agent money they have spent over the past two off-seasons. Granted, Ryan will likely scale down the offense with a big dose of Thomas Jones, Leon Washington and Shonn Green, but you know that the Jets’ opponents will focus on stopping the run in order to force Sanchez in to throwing situations. I’m thinking right now that Bill Belichick is licking his chops waiting for September 30th.

    The bottom line is that I think the smart move is to start Clemens. Although most who have read my opinions in the past know I am far from a Clemens fan, I think he gives the team the best chance to win to start the season. The upside is that if he is successful, the team will be in a good position for this season and it will also give more time for Sanchez to learn and develop. Not to mention, it will also give Clemens trade value after this season which undoubtedly will be his last in a Jets uniform. Naming Sanchez the starter now basically shatters any value for Clemens.

    If Clemens bombs and let’s say Ryan replaces him with Sanchez 4 or 5 games into the season, the rookie comes in with no pressure. If Sanchez bombs and is pulled for Clemens you have to be worried that it will damage his confidence. The names David Klingler, Andre Ware, Kyle Boller, Heath Shuler and David Carr all come to mind when thinking of high draft pick QB’s that were thrown into the fire too soon. Most of them never recovered.

    Veteran Jets QB Kellen Clemens is kicked to the curb again as Mark Sanchez will be the starter. (JetsInsider.com Photo)

    Veteran Jets QB Kellen Clemens is kicked to the curb again as Mark Sanchez will be the starter. (JetsInsider.com Photo)

    Granted, the stories last season of Atlanta’s Matt Ryan and Baltimore’s Joe Flacco instantly come to mind as arguments that starting rookies can work out. However, those stories were a bit of a fluke. If you look at the history of starting rookie QB’s most of these players and teams had rough years.

    Sanchez is without a doubt the future of this team for the next decade or more. Why throw him to the lions so soon when it’s not necessary and could potentially set him back.

    I just don’t see the logic.