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Jets turn to Matt Simms

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Rex Ryan stuck with Geno Smith as the starter after a string of brutal performances, but patience ran out after the first half on Sunday.

With the Jets down 6-0 to the Dolphins after a half that saw them pick up just 39 yards, Ryan made the move to Matt Simms to start the second half. There was no immediate spark to the offense as the Jets punted after three plays to start the third quarter, but Simms will get more chances to move the team over the rest of the afternoon.

Should he author the kind of performance that made his father an icon at the stadium that used to stand next door to MetLife Stadium, Simms will probably hold onto the job a little bit longer. Even if he falls short of that standard, Simms could hold onto the job now that the Jets have admitted things are moving in the wrong direction with Smith.

That’s for after the game. For now, the Jets will try to scrounge up enough points to steal a game that’s still up for the taking.

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15 Responses to “Jets turn to Matt Simms”
  1. thepftpoet says: Dec 1, 2013 2:49 PM

    Jets & Packers are the circus of the NFL

  2. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 1, 2013 2:50 PM

    Rex Ryan is gone.

  3. jhorton83 says: Dec 1, 2013 2:50 PM

    Even if he looks like Chris Simms, that would still be an improvement over Geno Smith.

  4. ryann252013 says: Dec 1, 2013 2:59 PM

    Can we please just collapse so we can make this job look more attractive? Rex is gone we need a vet coach to fix this QB mess.

  5. thesteelskirt says: Dec 1, 2013 3:05 PM

    Yup Ryan is gone, the new GM will scapegoat him. At least Rex can get some time to update those foot fetish videos.

  6. jetfan74 says: Dec 1, 2013 3:10 PM

    The kid is just getting warmed up.

  7. ballwasher says: Dec 1, 2013 3:11 PM

    Geno could use a new coach. Good.

  8. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 1, 2013 3:14 PM

    “The new GM will scapegoat him”

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    Gimme A Break!!!

    Rex should have been gone with TannenBUM.

  9. kingbeej says: Dec 1, 2013 3:18 PM

    Failosaurus Rex

  10. steelersaregodsteam says: Dec 1, 2013 3:21 PM

    They’ll never get that 2nd round pick back.

  11. melikefootball says: Dec 1, 2013 3:37 PM

    Jets look much better now.

  12. ronaldmexico7 says: Dec 1, 2013 3:55 PM

    Typical West Virginia bust at quarterback. Maybe he shouldn’t have pouted when he didn’t get picked in the first. The Jets should pout that they didn’t wait until the 5th!

  13. commentcentral says: Dec 1, 2013 4:06 PM

    After watching this they should sign Tebow.

  14. bleedrangerblue says: Dec 1, 2013 4:27 PM

    Hmmmm I read all the comments. There is one thing I strongly disagree with. The Jets are not a circus anymore. We are a team that’s bad with no talent. The circus left…..

  15. gatorprof says: Dec 1, 2013 4:30 PM

    It is the curse of Tebow.

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