The New York Jets had a glorious opportunity against the Kansas City Chiefs to truly prove they were an all-around competitive team. Don’t worry everyone, once again failed to stand for something other than losing in situations like this.
Ah yes, those New York Jets. A team unlike any other that can get hopes up of fans and analysts alike and then have everything come crashing down to reality faster than a New York minute. By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the eight total turnovers committed by this team in Week 3. You probably had to double check your stats, or like me, clean your glasses to comprehend quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick actually throwing six interceptions.
The Jets got completely embarrassed in every way imaginable in their Week 3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The final score of 24-3 is a small indicator of just how bad this team performed. The game was much worse than the final score, the Jets were flat out terrible. Maybe they let their Week 2 win over the Buffalo Bills let them get too comfortable heading into this matchup. It’s as if they couldn’t believe what was unfolding as the game progressed.
Most concerning of all is how none of the players or heck, even the coaching staff, didn’t absolutely light a fire under those around them to at least stand for something worth mentioning throughout the game. Nobody was screaming in people’s faces, nobody was throwing helmets to the ground, this team from top to bottom looked completely defeated beyond salvation.
Where was the passion? Where was the anger of playing this bad to rally the troops? The Jets played such an embarrassing kind of football, they will undoubtedly be the talk of the week. Not just for how disgusting they played but for how this team once again failed to deliver when they had the momentum to make a statement.
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One can’t put the blame solely on Fitzpatrick even though he really set himself back with one of the worst performances ever seen by a Jets’ quarterback.
The coaching staff failed to make key adjustments or at the very least, gut-check everyone to assess the situation and get right back into this game.
Sometimes a timeout, a breather, trying something different could easily create a much-needed spark.
Offensive coordinator Chan Gailey, for someone who has a history of making players shine by catering to their strengths, called a game plan that was so terrible, it was shocking to see unfold.
At the end of the day, the Jets have now set themselves pretty far back just three weeks into the season. Sure, 1-2 isn’t the end of the world but when you look at the next slate of opponents coming up, this season could be over rather quickly if they keep playing this kind of pathetic football.
It’s back to the drawing board for a team that failed to get the job done when they had the opportunities to do so against the Chiefs.
The Chiefs clearly wanted this win much more than the Jets and it showed. Injuries are piling up for Gang Green, inconsistency is in the air, and all the strengths of the team simply did not execute to their potential. It’s only one game but maybe we were all praising this team a bit too early after last week.
Hopefully, the coaching staff whips this team into shape and holds everyone accountable this week. An inexcusable performance like this warrants all the criticism and laughter the Jets will get all week long until they try to redeem themselves. Good luck to the Jets though, they face a red-hot Seattle Seahawks team in Week 4 that will want to keep them down and out.