Losers: New York Jets
There’s no way to lose worse than the 31-0 drubbing the New York Jets were handed by the San Diego Chargers – OH MY GOD WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU DOING AGAINST THE BUFFALO BILLS, JETS?
Yeah, that was ugly. It was ugly for a lot of reasons, not the least of which was the six turnovers by the quarterbacks. If you really thought about it, watching Michael Vick explode shouldn’t have registered more than a shrug. After all, this is the same guy who turned over balls on a regular basis in Philadelphia the last few years he was there.
It looks very much like the Jets don’t have an answer in Geno Smith either.
Most glaringly though, and not to be lost in all the offensive issues, is the horrible lack of help in the secondary. There has been a lot of murmuring already in the New York area about GM John Idzik not acquiring Darrelle Revis, Alterraun Verner or anyone else to help the secondary.
And now you see a team which allowed Kyle Orton to throw four touchdowns on them.
Overall the defense was very good, because for all the turnovers and great field position the Jets offense gave the Buffalo offense, the defense did a solid job of holding the Bills to a lot of field goals in the middle of the game.
But you can only do so much with a secondary bereft of talent.
For all the people who feel Rex Ryan should be fired for this season, a ton of blame also needs to be heaped on the general manager who was the only person on the east coast unable to see how shaky this secondary would be and how much that would hurt the defense.