Sunday, November 2, 2014

Jets hit new low, ineptitude in defeat at Kansas City


There is not much left to say. There is not much left to recap. Everything that has needed to be said about the Jets has been said; their coaching staff and front office needs to go and it is now all about waiting until Woody Johnson comes out from underneath his rock to fire people between now and December 29 (the day after the season).

The Jets hit a new low Sunday in Kansas City. They were uncompetitive, listless and played like a team resigned to its fate as a 2-14 or worse 1-15 football team. The Kansas City Chiefs didn't have to break a sweat in this one, because the Jets played like they didn't care.

Kansas City took the opening drive of the game and rammed it down the Jets throats on a crisp 12 play 81 yard drive that ate six and a half minutes off the clock before Jammal Charles scored from one yard out to make it 7-0.

After Vick led an uninspiring three and out on New York's first possession, the Chiefs found the end zone once more when Anthony Fasano caught one of the most bizarre touchdowns ever, by making the catch while siting down on the turf. No Jet saw him, as the deflected pass landed in his hands. A surprised Fasno then stretched over the end zone line for the score.

14-0 Chiefs. Ball Game over. 1-8 here we come.

To be fair, Vick wasn't awful, but he wasn't great. He did complete 21 of 28 passes and get Percy Harvin, Eric Decker and Chris Johnson involved in the offense, something Geno Smith failed to do. But when you are 1-8, small platitudes mean nothing.

The once concern when it comes to Vick is his brittle nature, and the Jets saw that front and center on Sunday. In the fourth quarter during a failed attempt to score a touchdown to get back into the game, Vick was injured and replaced by Matt Simms. Simms hit a couple of nice passes, and Jets fans better get used to seeing the son of the former Giants quarterback.

If Vick can't stay healthy, and, if they can't trust Geno Smith at all, they might as well go with Simms for a few games. What else is left for them to do?

The Jets are 1-8 and now they are starting to play like it.

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