For most people the Jets season was dead a few weeks ago when they started the season 1-5, I like to give teams the benefit of the doubt and not rule them dead until they've reached the point of no return, and the Jets certainly reached that point yesterday. Bryce Petty made his first NFL start almost two years after being drafted, Jet players clearly knew that they'd have given up on the season once that decision was made, but were they really expecting to make the playoffs at 3-6 with two games still to play against the Patriots. I respect the decision to go with Petty, being self aware, knowing this season was a bust, and looking towards the future was the right route to go with this Jets team. Eric Decker said something along the lines of it would send a bad message that were giving up on the season if they start Petty, well no duh they're giving up on the season, Fitzpatrick sucks, they can't even get Mo Wilkerson to come to a walk through practice, and you still honestly believe you have a chance, get the hell out of here with that BS. All the players are still collecting checks, so they better not give up, and if they do give up you now know the type of character that player has and the thinning of the herd for next season gets that much easier for you. So let's stop with the nonsense and get down to the realization that this move was the best move for the organization moving forward.
Petty played like a young quarterback that was tossed into the fire. He completed 19/32 of his passes for 163 yards, and he threw his first touchdown along with his first interception in this one. The Rams actually have a very good defense despite not being a very good football team, so that didn't make Petty's job any easier. The Jets run game was actually pretty effective though which I thought would help make things easier for Petty, but the play calling kind of made you scratch your head. The Jets threw the ball 32 times with a quarterback playing his first game and only ran the ball 25 times. The Jets were averaging 5.6 yards per carry, meanwhile Petty was averaging 5.1 yards per attempt, so why the Jets didn't lean a little heavier on the ran game especially in a game where they never trailed by much was a little bit of a head scratchier for me. Guess they wanted to see what Petty was made of, which in all honesty, isn't much. Let's be honest Jet fans, if they thought this Petty kid had something he would've been playing a long time ago, they played him for the sole fact of well we drafted him so let's at least give him a shot before we declare the project a failure. Jets continue to bust on all these project QB's, Hackenberg is going to be just another one to add to the list, and they drafted him in the second round, meanwhile Dak went in the fourth, and is killing it for Dallas.
Rams beat the Jets 9-6, in a disgusting, boring, no offense whatsoever game. The Rams were able to win for the second time this season without scoring a touchdown, pretty impressive actually, and although the Jets defense looked good against a horrible offense they were still outplayed by the Rams defense. Jets season is officially dead, they have no playoff hopes after falling to 3-7, and their future is looking gloomy since none of their 4 QB's can manage to play a decent game. The Jets continue to fail as a franchise because they can't find a guy who can throw the ball. On the bright side it looks like Romo will be out of Dallas after this year, so the Jets can sign old Tony Romo to come to New York, build up the hype, ultimately just to be another good quarterback that comes to NY at the end of his career and fails. Not to much optimism surrounding gang green these days as they continue to be a highly dysfunctional organization. Crazy how they don't just look at big brother aka the Giants and try to build their franchise like we built ours, I guess that's why we got 2 rings in the last 10 years, and they only got 1 in the last 50. Step it up Jets, your making New York look bad, can't always count on the Giants to carry the state on their back, well I guess you can since we've done it for the last 50 years.