I still don't know why they didn't go balls to the wall to sign Manning. That team, with those WRs and that defense, with Peyton at the helm would be as close to an unstoppable force as this league has seen in nearly 20 years.
Glad it didn't happen though.
How far do you go for a guy who at the time you weren't sure was going to be the same guy as before?
Or still don't know will be able to make it through the season.
And don't know how he will be in the cold winter weather.
I'd rather have Smith for the season than an injured Manning.
I agree. Jets looked solid in all 3 phases...scored TDs on Offense, Defense and Special Teams...very complete. Gave up 2 or 3 big runs to Spiller on missed tackles but that stuff is easily correctable, and sacrificed some points in an effort to contain the clock not the scoring.
oh wait...you WERE talking about the Jets, weren't you?
Originally Posted by PatsFanTX
The Jets are an 8-8 team and made marginal improvements.
They also have a QB that has ranked in the bottom 3rd in completion percentage, YPA, QB rating and turnovers.
Jets are a 6-8 win team this year.
ESPN Total QBR - Week 1
1. Matt Ryan
2. Mark Sanchez
3. Peyton Manning
4. Robert Griffin III
5. Tom Brady
Honestly, of all the jets "haters" I respect Peter king the most. 90% of the media is scrambling trying to find some way to say they believed the jets had the potential to be a great team all off season while king just owns it and eats crow. Might be silly but I sort of admire that kind of honesty out of the scummy depths of ny/national sports media.