Oct 27, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) fakes a pass to New York Jets wide receiver David Nelson (86) during the second half of the game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets Wide Receivers Have Geno’s Back…


Seth Walder of the New York Daily News released an article yesterday via their website that probably won’t get as much publicity as the ridiculous Dave & Buster-gate scandal. Why should it? It is only an article that highlights something positive regarding the New York Jets and their once cancerous locker room. Seth writes,

“We didn’t all walk up to him at once,” Nelson told the Daily News. “It was one of those things where we made a decision as a group that if you get a chance and see Geno today, let him know that we appreciate him and we know he’s capable of leading this team to the playoffs.”

This speaks volumes about the organization and the culture that is being established by John Idzik and Rex Ryan. As we celebrate the one year anniversary of Butt Fumble, we are forced to relive the memories of the ghosts of the 2012 season and the “circus” that was the New York Jets locker room. With the turncoats Pettine and McElroy gone, there haven’t been any leaks to Manish Mehta from “anonymous sources.” There hasn’t been any finger pointing this year and accountability measures seem to have been established for everyone in that locker room. Our players are rallying behind their rookie quarterback and individually letting him know that they got his back shows a level of maturity and leadership that was much needed. It seems that all the pieces are place and the foundation is set for us to move forward as a team. You could have all the talent in a locker room but having this type leadership and maturity is invaluable. To read the complete article from Seth Walder click here.

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  • Bennny K

    Good for the Rex, he may not be the smartest X and O coach but he sure pours his heart into the team. It’s good to see the players backing him and the organization up. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, Santonio.

    • Edwin Cuquito Camacho

      Absolutely. If there is one thing that Rex is great at it is getting the most out of his players. Whether its a vet whose a little long in the tooth or a rookie wet behind the ears he gets them ready for the game.

      • Paul Newbold

        I’d tend to lend more credit to Idzik. He’s come into a team in disarray, an “origination” in turmoil, and a circus media tent and turned things around quickly. He cleaned out the front office, limited the media circus’ access, and kept himself and his head coach out of the headlines. Leadership and accountability at the top makes for a much healthier environment. As far as Pettine, he’s a good coach, who chose to move on, it’s a business. McElroy, say what you want, but the kid always gave 100% every time they put him on the field. I say good luck to him, and thank them both for their time with this team.

  • hanknaples

    Edwin Camacho,

    I have to ask you. How are Mike Pettine and Greg McElroy turncoats? Where is your information or are you spewing your anger for the loss of these two former jets.
    Interested Jet

    • hanknaples

      Edwin Camacho,
      YOU SEE! I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THIS! Because people like you who have access to media to give the rest of the jets fans and readers something to think about that is not true! Slowly you are turning them against these two jets who did everything they could for this upside down organization.
      Interested Jet