Coffee with the New York Jets: Is team done with Geno Smith?


Grab an iced coffee and enjoy some great reading material on the New York Jets. In this edition, articles on if the Jets are moving away from Geno Smith, how Ryan Fitzpatrick did in his first preseason game with the team and a look at their 23-3 loss to the Detroit Lions. Enjoy!

Jets ready to move on from Geno Smith — and that’s no punch line by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"Fitzpatrick, 32, starting for his sixth team, never was anybody’s Next Big Thing. He’s certainly not that at this stage of his career, but he was “cool, calm and collected,” according to , who made his Jets coaching debut. Todd Bowles"

Todd Bowles: Ryan Fitzpatrick ‘really commanded the offense’ in limited play by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"Fitzpatrick completed two of three passes for 16 yards, orchestrating a 10-play, 41-yard drive that ended with a field goal. Bowles said he limited Fitzpatrick because he hadn’t had much time to work with the starters."

Jets Fall at Detroit 23-3: Eight Observations by Randy Lange (

"Fourth-round QB Bryce Petty didn’t have to wait long for his pro debut, taking the field with 5:30 left in the opening frame. He showed some rookie butterflies in completing two of five passes for 9 yards with one sack in the first half, then continued for the entire second half."

Jets’ QB fiasco put on backburner as defense gets trampled by Brian Costello (New York Post)

"The Jets started off on defense, trotting out their made-over secondary, led by cornerbacks and . Rookie defensive lineman started the game as the team prepares for ’s suspension to start the season. Darrelle Revis Antonio Cromartie Leonard Williams Sheldon Richardson"

Ryan Fitzpatrick’s First Start for Jets Is Brief, but He’s Happy by Joanne C. Gerstner (New York Times)

"Despite the quick stint, Fitzpatrick assessed his start as a success. Coach Todd Bowles said he had not considered playing Fitzpatrick longer because he wanted to give Petty experience."

Jets QB Geno Smith undergoes surgery for broken jaw by Seth Walder & Manish Mehta (New York Daily News)

"Smith is expected to miss 6-0 weeks as a result of the broken jaw he suffered at the hand of his then-teammate. Todd Bowles announced Tuesday that Smith would have to have surgery."

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