The Jets are now 1-5. They lost to the Arizona Cardinals tonight in Glendale by a 28-3 margin.
Just a little over 5 minutes into the game, the Jets fell behind on another defensive breakdown resulting in a long touchdown. Unlike so many of the other big plays this team has allowed this season, this one was a long run, a 58 yard scamper by David Johnson. Arizona led for the rest of the game.
The defense again did not do the job. They allowed more scoring drives and did not sack Carson Palmer despite a heavy diet of blitzing.
As bad as the defense was, the offense was simply worse, netting only a field goal. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw a red zone interception. Fitzpatrick’s poor play finally earned him a seat on the bench. Geno Smith came in and promptly fumbled and then threw an interception on his only series.
Heading into this game, we knew the season was essentially over. This game didn’t change anything. The Jets have failed to weather the storm in their early season difficult schedule.
Now that the move has been made to Geno, the Jets should give him a few weeks working with the first team to see whether he can salvage something of his career with the team. It probably won’t work out, but there aren’t really any other options now.
Mourn below. We will have more to come later.