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Storm clouds brewing after abysmal Jets first half

New York Jets quarterback Sanchez is sacked by Miami Dolphins Wilson in the first quarter during their NFL football game in East Rutherford Reuters

Sandy might be the second worst storm the Jets face this week.

The Dolphins lead 20-0 at the Meadowlands after a first half that saw everything go wrong for the Jets despite the fact that the Dolphins lost quarterback Ryan Tannehill early in the first quarter. The Jets have turned the ball over, had a punt blocked for a touchdown, had a field goal blocked and allowed three sacks to fall way behind a team that they need to beat to have any chance of playoff contention.

They don’t look anywhere close to such a thing. The crowd at MetLife Stadium is raging at the team, particularly an offense that has reverted to looking totally lost after two strong weeks in a row. Mark Sanchez is 10-of-19 for 109 yards and has had throws going all over the place in the first half.¬†They need to try something to spark a totally lifeless team that seems to have evacuated in spirit ahead of the end of the game. The Jets are on a bye after this game and leaving this performance on everyone’s minds for two weeks will make for a feeding frenzy around the team. It will take something special to avoid that.

At this point we are contractually required to remind you that Tebowmania got underway in the second half of a game against the Dolphins last season. There’s a chance that the Jets will see if it can happen twice after the offense do nothing in the first 30 minutes, but he’s touched the ball just once so far on Sunday.

Miami’s offense hasn’t been outstanding, but they’ve done enough to build on the early lead provided by the special teams. Matt Moore has thrown for 81 yards and the Reggie Bush/Daniel Thomas combo has run for 59 to give the defense more than enough time to rest up for their next backhanded slap to the Jets offense.

Unless something changes quickly, things are going to be ugly in the New York/New Jersey area in the next couple of days. And the fallen trees will only be the start of it.

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34 Responses to “Storm clouds brewing after abysmal Jets first half”
  1. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Oct 28, 2012 2:55 PM

    haha the jets r a mess..its like an crash waiting to happen but you cant keep your eyes off it.

  2. stanggtman says: Oct 28, 2012 2:57 PM

    Someone needs an explanation.

  3. jasonwitten0656 says: Oct 28, 2012 2:57 PM

    Going from almost beating Houston and New England to getting destroyed by a Tannehilless Miami….Awesome

  4. thetokyosandblaster says: Oct 28, 2012 2:59 PM

    This will start a new wave of finger pointing and unprofessionalism. I’m sure Reggie Bush is to blame for all the Jets problems.

  5. thebadguyswon says: Oct 28, 2012 3:00 PM

    Only Jets fans are surprised. Everyone else knew they sucked.

  6. kattykathy says: Oct 28, 2012 3:00 PM

    but have no fear. Rex will still claim that he is the best coach in football, and that the Y-E-T-S will still win the Super Bowl

  7. skoobyfl says: Oct 28, 2012 3:05 PM

    Rex just asks that they put their best foot forward.

  8. rudegger says: Oct 28, 2012 3:05 PM

    If you can’t prepare your team for a divisional game at home after a bye week, you shouldn’t be coaching in the NFL(Ryan).
    If you choose to trust Sanchez’s arm over running the ball in the red zone, you shouldn’t be coaching in the NFL (Sparano).

  9. jr507 says: Oct 28, 2012 3:05 PM

    the Jets suck. but how sad are these losers that stalk their articles? God help me if my life gets to the point where I troll other team’s articles looking to talk trash or insult their fans. Just pathetic human beings.

  10. finsphan says: Oct 28, 2012 3:06 PM

    Que the excuses

  11. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Oct 28, 2012 3:07 PM

    I NEVER pull for someone to fail (except the Cowboys), but I really do take some satisfaction seeing that blowhard Rex Ryan lose. He’s such a P.O.S. But boy can he talk and write checks he can’t cash. But no worries, he also says he’ll never be fired and will be the coach in NJ as long as he wants. Can I take the under on that?

  12. daubs17 says: Oct 28, 2012 3:08 PM

    Hilarious. I love it. Jets getting destroyed at home AGAIN. But guess what everyone?

    Fat Rex’s mouth will be spewing out a fire hose worth of garbage as will the rest of their players and fans post game.

  13. smackingfools says: Oct 28, 2012 3:10 PM

    I did see Laron Landry, he was in the screen on a special teams play. Hard to hurt Reggie when you only play special teams.

  14. beerbudsnbevo says: Oct 28, 2012 3:12 PM

    The slow moving train wreck is building momentum

  15. mancave001 says: Oct 28, 2012 3:12 PM

    Tebow time coming to a Jets game near you.

  16. tg1896 says: Oct 28, 2012 3:15 PM

    27-3 with 6:00 left in the third. This is SWEET! I wish nothing but the worst for the Big Blowhard and his Band of Buffoons.

  17. therealzeitgeist says: Oct 28, 2012 3:18 PM

    They got Tebow for a reason, and that’s probably to keep selling tickets for the circus when the actual season’s over. Which is just about any minute for the Jets.

  18. mazblast says: Oct 28, 2012 3:22 PM

    Just once I’d like to see the Jets be worth the amount of attention they get/create.

  19. j0esixpack says: Oct 28, 2012 3:27 PM

    At the risk of promptin Woody Johnson to actually take a look at his coach and replace him (PLEASE KEEP Wrecks!) let’s take a look at the tenure of the current head coach.

    Year 1: What should have been a 8-8 record wound up being 9-7, allowing the Jets to make the playoffs thanks to the Colts* lacking the balls to go for 16-0 and benching their starters.

    How would the Jets have done against the starters? 30-17 judging by their following playoff loss to the Colts. A mediocre 8-8 plus a gift from the Colts.

    Then we get into the “guaranteed” Super Bowl years – Rex apparently thought the best way to build the confidence of his young QB who came out of college early (who’s college coach didn’t think he was ready) was to guarantee a Super Bowl. Twice.

    Give credit on a 11-5 season then, but again, the pressure put on the QB to win the SB by the coach eventually caught up.

    Then, when most coaches would learn from their mistakes, Wrecks predicts another Super Bowl. That season results in another 8-8 finish, and even that helped by a “gift” of a win* handed to them in Game 1 by the Cowboys.

    Now we’re in 2012 – looking at 3-5 going into the bye for a projected 6-10 finish ensuring they remain tied with the Houston Oilers for AFC East titles. And let’s not forget this rocket scientist of a coach failing to figure out that vidoes posted to YouTube weren’t as private as he thought.

    To recap, after replacing the 9-7 Mangini, Rex has had what was really one good season in 4 years. The other seasons were effectively 8-8*, 6-10* and a projected 6-10 this season as of the bye.

    Yes – keep Wrecks Ryan by all means.

  20. thejotapee says: Oct 28, 2012 3:28 PM

    Joe Philbin should walk up to Rex Ryan and hand him a banana like Denzel Washington in Remember The Titans. Go Dolphins!

  21. fissels says: Oct 28, 2012 3:29 PM

    May as well give up on Sanchez. Give Tebow a shot , at least the team would have some leadership.

  22. ghjjf says: Oct 28, 2012 3:37 PM

    The Jests are who we thought they were!

  23. gingerkidboston2012 says: Oct 28, 2012 3:46 PM

    What makes this man made disaster that is the NYJ so awesome is all the trash talk that they were doing all week. They acted like they had this game in the bag! All this did was attract more attention to them and ultimately a really bad loss. So now everyone know that they can’t back up their talk. Again.

  24. thejuddstir says: Oct 28, 2012 3:51 PM

    Rex is out of hot sauce but it doesn’t stop him from spewing the b.s. Maybe Rex the mouth of the north should hire his bro Robbie the mouth of the south as his def. coordinator……..

  25. FinFan68 says: Oct 28, 2012 3:56 PM

    Give Miami credit. They are soundly beating the Jets in EVERY aspect of the game. The Dolphins are a much better team than they get credit for. It’s not about the Jets not executing; it’s about the Dolphins denying their execution. The officials have been sub-par again. Lots of uncalled stuff on both sides and quick whistles for no reason.

  26. taintedsaints2009 says: Oct 28, 2012 4:07 PM

    Poor babies on the east coast are going to get some rain. Stop the country!

  27. tommynatorii says: Oct 28, 2012 4:08 PM

    This is great to watch!! The jets have deserving this for a while.
    Karma sucks Rex!!
    Youo put your foot in your mouth, and now the shoe is on the other foot.
    Miami’s toe-tally kicking your butt!

  28. hatershavesadlives says: Oct 28, 2012 4:22 PM

    If there was ever a time for Rex to stop talking all that trash forever, the time is now.

  29. dolphins512 says: Oct 28, 2012 4:25 PM

    Great performance by my Phins. Especially pleased to see the job Matt Moore did in relief of Ryan Tannehill.

    I’m somewhat amazed, that after all the talk, the Jets didn’t bother to show up. They lacked focus and effort. That blow hard Laron Landry was a complete no show.

    Should be a fascinating media week for the circus that is the Jets.

  30. annes22 says: Oct 28, 2012 4:32 PM

    At least all the talking during the week, came back and hit the Jets. They were terrible today. Maybe they should “shut up” and just play.
    Rex Ryan what a shameful display and Tony Sparano you may be heading “out the door” again this year. That offense today was a joke, where was Tebow? He surely can do better than Sanchez. All he did was “pad” his figures at the end, he’s a horrible QB.

  31. monkeyhateclean says: Oct 28, 2012 4:36 PM

    Is there any NFL team more enjoyable to hate than the Jets? Arrogant, loudmouthed coach. Overhyped backup QB. Obnoxious, delusional fanbase.

    When the Jets are bad, NFL fans are happy.

  32. davidcl77 says: Oct 28, 2012 4:41 PM

    Blowhard coach who knows nothing about offense, and an OC who knows even less.
    Rotten qb, average running back, below average receivers, and rotten back ups.
    Management did nothing to bolster the offense in the off season except acquire Tebow, and they won’t let him play.
    Buffoons galore. Rex will be a defensive coordinator next year. I guarantee it. Serves his fat ass right. Soprano will be gone as well. Idiots!

  33. daubs17 says: Oct 28, 2012 4:48 PM

    I was watching middle 4th quarter, Jets down 27-3, waiting for the Dolphins to break a 20 or 30 yard gain and LaRon Landry to make the shoe string tackle and jump up flexing/dancing.

    Disappointing.

  34. straighcashhomey says: Oct 28, 2012 7:13 PM

    jr507- You mad Bro?

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