I'm not a massive fan of annoymous sources, but when someone is willing to give you quotes as good as this one, it's your responsibility to publish it. Kristian Dyer is one of the most respected beat reporters the Jets have, so when he publishes something like this, you know its worth paying attention to.
One veteran said this to the Metro yesterday:
We've packed it in, waived the white flag, whatever you want to call it," one Jets player told Metro by phone on Tuesday afternoon. "It wasn't a good sign, not at all. They gave [Geno] how many chances over the past year? He does badly, gets benched and starts the next week. Mike has one bad game in three starts and he's put down for the rest of the year. Doesn't make sense. You've got guys busting their [butts] this year, fighting for jobs, and you want to win. You want to win but it seems like they've got something about the future and only the future now. With Michael, you know what you're getting, he's done it all. Been in every situation. If he starts this season, I'm not saying we're perfect but we win a few more games. Maybe we're in the playoff mix, I dunno. But you bench him, well, the older guys I talk to weren't that happy. We're not anti-Geno, the kid does it right and tries, but we want to win. He needs to improve, ya know?
It doesn't get any more damaging than this. It's obvious that the players seem to have lost faith in Geno and as a result the coaching staff and front office for sticking with him. I urge you to head on over to the Metro to read the rest of the quote. If this is to be believed, the Jets have waived the white flag and don't care all that much what happens the rest of the way. It's strange the player confirms the desire to win now in the same sentence he says they've given up.
J-E-T-S. Just end the season! For years I hated that joke at the expense of the Jets, but now I actually agree with it.