Preseason Lowdown : New York Jets

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What’s the story? 

The Jets are like that friend who keeps dating that guy and continuously makes terrible decisions because she can’t seem to pull the plug even though the relationship clearly isn’t working. That’s the Jets to a tee. They fired general manager Mike Tannenbaum but kept (maligned) head coach Rex Ryan. They brought in rookie quarterback Geno Smith and kept current (maligned) starter Mark Sanchez. They parted ways with some of their best and longest-tenured players: Darrelle Revis, Bart Scott, LaRon Landry, Dustin Keller, Shonn Greene – and, salt in the wound, – arch-rival Patriots picked up the one person who could have made the most impact on the team as a whole, Tim Tebow.

Leader and commander:

Next question? Because no one’s really sure about this one. But apparently a sense of teamwork is in the air, so there’s that.

New kid on the block:

Geno Smith, rookie quarterback taken in the second round out of West Virginia. Had David Garrard not been forced into early retirement via injuries Smith probably would have been his backup. However, as it stands, Geno is trying to beat out incumbent QB Mark Sanchez for the starting spot.

Last year was…

…two words: Butt Fumble.

Survey says:

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. The Jets are trying the co-quarterback thing again, this time with Sanchez and Smith, at least for the time being. That, in a nutshell, epitomizes all that is the Jets. And might point to the reason why they are literally at rock bottom, ranked 32nd in the league in the preseason power rankings. Ouch.

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