The New York Jets need to shut their pie holes.
The Jets (3-6) are terrible. This is an understood truth. They’ve scored one touchdown in their past two games, and that was in garbage time during their 30-9 loss to the Miami Dolphins. They’ve proved they’re all talk and no walk.
Before the Oct. 28 Miami-New York matchup, the Jets returned to their old ways of trash talking. The Dolphins responded on the field, dominating their hated rivals throughout the game, despite playing without their starting quarterback for three and a half quarters. It should have been a humbling experience for the Jets.
The Jets? Humble? Fuggetaboutit.
New York’s head coach, Rex Ryan, is the least likeable coach in the league. The team talks trash more than any other team. I’ve been surprised to hear so many Texans tell me they hate the Jets, even though their favorite teams are not Jets rivals. The team oozes characteristics any good-natured football fan could hate.
The worst part about their unlikeable attitude is they never learn. Last week, cornerback Antonio Cromartie told the media the Jets will make the playoffs. That’s great that he believes so fervently in his team, but don’t make promises you can’t keep. That’s just embarrassing.
New York is bad. They lost by a score of 28-7 on Sunday to the Seattle Seahawks, failing to score a point on offense. They even had a bye week the week before, giving them two full weeks to prepare for the Seahawks. Quarterback Mark Sanchez couldn’t play much worse, but Ryan refuses to bench him in favor of backup Tim Tebow. This must mean he believes the popular Tebow would put up statistics worse than Sanchez’s performance on Sunday: 41 percent of passes completed, 124 yards, zero touchdowns and an interception. He was also sacked three times for 31 yards lost.
Ryan could lose his job because of his stubborn faith in Sanchez, who has not lived up to expectations, his No. 5 selection in the 2009 NFL Draft or his $58 million contract.
The Jets are a mess. They’ve lost too many games and key players to remain as stubborn and annoyingly loud as they are. There are two acceptable instances for a team or player to talk trash: after a Super Bowl victory, and after the team beats a team who talked trash before the game.
The Dolphins and Jets don’t like each other. They are each other’s biggest rivals. Miami was more than happy to prove New York’s bark had no bite.
I’m looking forward to watching the drama sure to follow this debacle of a season for the New York Jest.