New York Jets’ Matt Simms on Ryan Spadola

Aug 17, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Matt Simms (5) drops back to pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the fourth quarter of a preseason game at MetLife Stadium. The Jets defeated the Jaguars 37-13. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

During training camp, some have observed that the best arm of any of the quarterbacks belongs to Matt Simms. Heck, maybe the team would be best off by forgetting about Geno and Mark, and letting Matt Simms play. It will never happen, it’s just a thought, but I digress…..

Simms and Ryan Spadola had a nice connection going last night, connecting on a 70 yard pass that set up the game-winning field goal, and a 22 yard TD pass in the fourth quarter to put the Jets ahead. Simms talked about both of those plays last night, the first one being the fourth quarter TD:

Technically I wasn’t really supposed to throw that, but Ryan did a great job catching in the back window like that. That was one of those things, it was either going to be a great throw or a really bad decision. So, I’m happy it worked out well.

And here is Matt on the play that set up the game winner:

That play, just a scramble drill. Run out of the pocket and make something happen. Luckily I put enough juice on the ball for Spadola to come back and catch it. He did a great job coming back and making a great play after the catch as well.

I love the confidence that Simms has in Spadola. It’s great to have a guy that you can just heave it down the field to, and feel good about the chances of the ball being caught. The fact that Spadola caught a TD pass on a play where Simms shouldn’t have thrown the football, shows an ability to adjust to help the quarterback. It’s the same with the OT play. WR’s need to be able to come back to the ball and help a scrambling QB. Spadola does that, and that is why he should make this football team.

Topics: Matt Simms, New York Jets, Ryan Spadola

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  • JT

    Hasn’t anybody noticed that McElroy and Simms are the best qbs we have. I don’t understand how they don’t see what everyone else sees. Another note, Spadola looks great so that means that he will get cut on the final cut and the Patriots will pick him up. Losers now and forever. They make me sick.

    • Frank Antonelli

      Trolls like you need to be banned for life.

  • Paul Newbold

    Spadola looked good again. I surely hope they keep him over Edwards if it comes to a choice between the two on the 53 man roster. Simms? Surely you jest? He has the arm strength, but the knock on him is his accuracy and consistency. We surely don’t need more of that!!! After last night’s game, the Jets will be drafting a new QB in the first round. Geno will be thrown to the hounds, the NY media will make a huge deal of every mistake! Not saying Geno is not the future, but with this group of QB’s they need to at least look elsewhere for a back up if he succeeds. Sanchez will most likely be gone next year, either McElroy or Simms will be cut this year. Neither of them at this point, is a quality back up. The Jet’s saga at QB continues! Good luck Geno!!

    • TheJetPress

      I don’t necessarily jest about Simms. I mean, maybe he is no good, but is it a stretch to think that one of Phil Simms’ kids is a talented player?

      • Paul Newbold

        Simms may just start this season. If Mark is out for the season and McElroy is cut, that leaves Simms as the back up. He may be Phil’s son, but that doesn’t equate into a NFL caliber starter. Too many siblings have proven that over the years! I hope Geno can step it up and quick..otherwise its going to be a very long season!

        • TheJetPress

          Oh I know it’s not a guarantee, I am just saying it’s possible that he could be good.

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