Discipline was issue for Rex Ryan, according to LeSean McCoy, Sammy Watkins
Jan 02 2017
The New York Jets (4-11) will close out their regular season with a home game against a Rex Ryan-less Buffalo Bills (7-8) team. Have thoughts on how the Bills and Jets are performing?
The win means the Jets will pick No. 6 in this spring's draft. Gillislee still had time to recover the ball but stopped himself and allowed the Jets' Doug Middleton to recover the ball for a Jets touchdown. Weird things always happen during these Week 17 without much on the line, but this is still mind-boggling.
Ryan Fitzpatrick started at quarterback in place of the injured Bryce Petty for what was likely his final game in a Jet uniform. Trying to be more aggressive in a game that was insignificant is understandable, but those decisions against a better team could have cost his team the game.
It was an anticlimactic finish to what could mark the end to the Jets careers of veterans like Fitzpatrick, Brandon Marshall, Darrelle Revis, David Harris and Nick Mangold - who was also out with an injury.
That's the first time I've seen a play like this. However that all depended on them losing to the Bills today.
On the other side of the ball, the Jets defense finally found a way to generate turnovers.
There's a possibility interim head coach Anthony Lynn could become the long-term solution, but the Bills front office will do their due diligence in the offseason. After Jonathan Williams fumbled at the Buffalo 32, Folk put a 36-yard field goal up and through for a 20-3 Jets advantage just before the third quarter expired. And he almost returned a late interception for a touchdown. But defensive breakdowns and Ryan Fitzpatrick's three fourth-quarter interception doomed the Jets' playoff hopes.