Jets veteran believes management has ‘quit on the season’
If the New York Jets players had their way, they would probably fire their front office and keep their head coach.
Earlier this week, a veteran Jets player reportedly told Kristian Dyer of Metro that the team feels management has “packed it in” now that they have gone back to Geno Smith over Michael Vick at quarterback.
“I don’t think any of us have quit in this [locker] room,” the player said. “But it seems like those above us, they’ve quit on this season. You can’t do that. Players need to make a living, get stuff on tape, play for that next year. But it seems like that isn’t important, that winning this year isn’t a big deal to them anymore. Like they’re already looking at 2015 and beyond. Maybe they felt that way earlier this year and stuff but I don’t know.”
With his team sitting at 2-10, Rex Ryan is a lame duck. However, the anonymous player told Metro that the Jets are still fighting for Ryan.
“Man, let me tell you something, Rex still has our hearts in his hands man,” the player said. “He still gets us fired up, he gets it. You can tell that he’s doing his best to put us in the best spot to win, but it feels like he’s fighting that battle alone.”
We don’t doubt that Rex cares. He looked like he was about to cry after the Jets lost to the Miami Dolphins last week. The problems in New York seem to be more about a lack of talent than a lack of effort.
The Jets have not been able to draft and develop a quarterback in years. Ryan is partially responsible for that, but ownership has done little to help.
H/T Eye on Football