So what are the chances that Rex Ryan paid off IK Enemkpali to break Geno Smith's jaw on his way out the door? Hell, I would. Geno Smith is basically the entire reason that Rex Ryan had to pack his bags and leave the comfort of North Jersey for the frozen tundra of Buffalo. Seriously, this is either poetic justice or the most elaborate display of collusion professional sports has ever seen. Rex adds the toughness, that he so desperate yearns for, in the form of the quarterback kryptonite that he, himself, drafted just one year ago. His division rival, and former employer, no longer has a starting quarterback (not that they really had one to begin with). The atmosphere surrounding the Jets, that Rex paid the ultimate price for enabling, is now more convoluted and controversial than it ever was under Ryan. It's like he sold his soul to Roger Goodell in return for the Jets to continuing shooting themselves in the foot, or more appropriately, punching themselves in the face.
I said yesterday that it's not fair to judge a player or coach based on their years spent in the Jets organization. That franchise is such a sink hole that it's a wonder that any player's reputation is capable of being reincarnated upon their departure. Low and behold, you give the Jets just two weeks of training camp under a new regime, and everyone is already to give the leader of the old regime a pass for the last 4 years of putrid football. Is it any wonder that Rex has been gone for like 6 months and he's already rolling 7's? Sure, actually football hasn't started yet, but things are looking up in Buffalo. Meanwhile, Todd Bowles has taken over in New York and their star defensive lineman already gets caught riding dirty while treating some desolate highway in Missouri like the Autobahn. Not only that, but we get our first case of a teammate intentionally injuring his own quarterback for an extended period of time. My gut reaction to the news of Geno's injury was that the player that hit him would never receive another NFL paycheck. You would think that after so much time sharing a state with Rex Ryan that I would have learned to never doubt his ability to do (well, mostly say) the unthinkable. The Jets and Rex Ryan were quite the couple, but if you are asking who won the breakup then it's a rhetorical question.
Hey Geno, don't sleep on the right...