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Monday, 8 December 2014

New York Jets Defeated in Overtime: 3 Things We Learned

The New York Jets limped into Minneapolis to play the Minnesota Vikings.  They emerged from the game looking a little less pathetic. 

Here are three things we learned from the game:

No quit

For those who thought the Jets would pack it in, present company included, the Jets were not part of that group.  The Jets played and played hard. 

For those who watched the first play of the game and thought all was lost, present company included, Geno Smith recovered.   Well, he didn't throw another interception.

We learned: There is no quit in the Jets.  And for that Gang Green Nation should be proud.

Geno Smith quarterback of the future?

While there was no quit, Smith failed to distinguish himself as the quarterback of the future.  First play of the game Smith threw an interception for a pick six.

Smith led the Jets into the red zone five times only to have the offense settle for four field goals. 

On the first possession of overtime Smith moved the Jets into Vikings territory.  Unfortunately, it ended in a punt.

Smith finished the game completing 18 of 29 passes for 254 yards.  He had one touchdown and one interception. 

Smith looked better this week than last.  But would you bet your future on this quarterback?

We learned: Smith can be good.  But good isn't enough.  He needs to be better.

Rex Ryan

"There are no medals for trying.  You're supposed to try.  You're supposed to care."---Bill Parcels

And especially for NFL coaches, you're supposed to win.  Ryan hasn't been doing that for a long time. 

We learned:  Saying goodbye isn't really that hard to do. 

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