Ed Reed hasn’t done much to help stop the deep ball

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When the Jets signed safety Ed Reed earlier this week, coach Rex Ryan said that he thought Reed’s presence would make teams think twice about throwing deep on the Jets defense.

The Bills didn’t get the memo. E.J. Manuel hit T.J. Graham and Marquise Goodwin on consecutive plays of 40 and 43 yards for a Bills touchdown that extended their lead to 27-7 in the third quarter. Graham beat Dee Milliner down the left sideline and got his feet down while reeling in Manuel’s throw. Goodwin torched Antonio Cromartie on the next play for Manuel’s second touchdown pass of the game.

The Jets took advantage of a blunder by Bills punter Brian Moorman in the third quarter to set up a Chris Ivory touchdown, but Geno Smith was intercepted for the second time on the day after Goodwin’s touchdown to set the Bills up in Jets territory once again.

The defense held this time, but Smith can’t keep handing the ball over if the Jets want to get back into this game.

UPDATE 3:26 p.m. ET: That didn’t take long. Bills safety Da’Norris Searcy picked off Smith on an attempted screen to Santonio Hokmes and returned the ball 32 yards for a touchdown. It’s now 34-7 Bills with 1:14 to go in the third.

UPDATE 3:41 p.m. ET: Matt Simms replaced Smith on the first Jets possession of the fourth quarter. Smith’s final line was an ugly 8-of-23 for 103 yards and three interceptions. Simms hit tight end Jeff Cumberland for a touchdown to cap his first drive to cut the Bills lead to 34-14.

5 responses to “Ed Reed hasn’t done much to help stop the deep ball

  1. Jets will be 5-5 and at Baltimore next week. Yeah, that won’t end well. New York is likely 8-8. No playoffs and a crappy draft pick. Nice.

    This should silence all the drunk Jets fans who were delirious when they eked out wins over the Patriots and Saints.

    J-E-T-S. JETS! JETS! JETS! Just Embrace The Sobriety!

  2. Benching Smith…

    Now that should work wonders for the young QB’s confidence.

    That’s right up there with taking a fragile young QB like Matt Sanchez and guaranteeing to all of New York that Sanchez would bring the first Super Bowl since before Man step foot on the Moon.

    Seems like Wrecks’ approach is to either oversell a QB’s talents and crush their confidence or just do it directly with Smith and bench him.

  3. Rex Ryan sucks as a coach…Ed Reed sucks as a football player! Now, if the GM doesn’t fire the coach after this week’s mess, then he should be gone too! Hell, hire Fireman Ed as the coach…it couldn’t get any worse than it already is. At 64 years old I can cover and tackle better than 22.

  4. Letting him continue to bury any hope his team has this sunday wont do his confidence any good either. Wrecks has to do what is best for team. Not Smith. That being said he shouldve pulled him a lot earlier. Seems to have woken something up in team.

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