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Kerry Rhodes To Be Benched

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Jay Glazer moments ago twittered that after talking to Jets players today, it is understood that Kerry Rhodes will be benched in favour of Eric Smith this weekend to play the Panthers.

If this is indeed true, then it comes as no surprise. Rex said that he wanted a defence that was ready to intimidate, ready to make people fear lacing up. Rhodes replies with getting run over by Maroney and Welker.

If your not making plays, your coverage is sketchy and your getting run over by slot wide receivers, it's probably time for you to take a seat on the pine and let someone else do their thing.

I have never been a fan of Eric Smith, but if anything, he can knock someone into next week. Let's give him a chance to show what he can do, and I personally think that the defence will be better for this move.

Maybe, just maybe. This is the wake up call that Kerry requires, he has been absent from Twitter all week, I have not seen or heard him on any radio show or TV spots.

Rhodes has been a non factor for two years, last year many, myself included thought that it was Mangini's system, obviously that's not the case. He talks a good game but unfortunately that's where his contribution ends. He said he would be a playmaker this year, and he has yet to do anything.

Last week it was reported that on their off day 40 odd Jets players turned up at the facility, I would be very interested to know if Rhodes was one of them, If I were a betting man, I would guess not.