New York Jets Week 17: Earning Their Wings
Dec 28, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan greets wide receiverQuincy Enunwa
(82) prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports
The Jets ended their season today, and possibly marking the end of the Rex Ryan era. It most certainly ended the John Idzik era in Florham Park, NJ.
If it was the last one, the Jets went out with a bang, topping the Miami Dolphins by the score of 37-24, ending the Dolphins bid for a winning season.
This week, there were certainly game balls to give out to give out for the Jets. Let’s go ahead and see who earned their wings:
Dec 28, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets quarterbackGeno Smith
(7) throws a pass against the Miami Dolphins during the first half at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Other than a really ugly fumble where Geno Smith held the ball like he was delivering a pizza, Smith played probably his best game for the Jets. Smith was 20 for 25, 358 yards, and three touchdowns. More importantly, Smith did not make bad decisions with the football, not throwing a single interception.
Smith certainly made his case for having a chance to be the Jets quarterback in 2015.
Dec 28, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets wide receiverEric Decker
(87) makes a catch over Miami Dolphins cornerbackCortland Finnegan
(24) in the second quarter at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports
Eric Decker played by far his best game for the New York Jets. Put it on the fact that he had no injuries nagging, finally. Well, no injuries other than getting kicked in the midsection today. Decker posted 10 receptions for 221 yards and one touchdown, and looked very sharp.
Where was this connection for the Jets, all season long?
Dec 28, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets inside linebackerDavid Harris
(52) sacks Miami Dolphins quarterbackRyan Tannehill
(17) in the second half at Sun Life Stadium. The Jets defeated Miami 37-24. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports
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David Harris may have played his final game for the Jets, as he is a free agent. But, he went out with a bang. Harris posted nine tackles, seven of them solo, 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble.
We cannot say the Jets didn’t do it Rex’s way.