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What's that smell off in the distance? Can you see the smoke rising?
It's the dumpster fire known as the New York Jets, and damn, is that inferno towering, and damn, does it stink.
The Jets are a disaster, having lost three consecutive games after a 5-4 start. Rookie quarterback Geno Smith looks totally lost on the field, and he's been pulled for Matt Simms in two of the past three games.
But it's worth noting that while Smith hasn't played well, there is close to zero talent around him. Seriously, take a look at the Jets depth chart. It's pathetic. The fact that Smith and coach Rex Ryan have navigated the team to five wins is an absolute miracle.
Ryan is rightly sticking with Smith for this week's clash against the Raiders, saying, "I believe in Geno. I think he has the tools to be a good quarterback in this league," per John Breech of CBSSports.com. What else is Ryan going to do? Start Matt Simms? Jets fans would probably rather see Phil Simms under center.
I believe Ryan has done enough to come back in 2014, and Smith should start the final four games and take his lumps. If general manager John Idzik and owner Woody Johnson stay the course with Ryan and Smith, it could reap major rewards moving forward once the offense actually possesses some talented players at the skill positions.
Next Game: vs. Oakland