Injuries to guard Kyle Long and wide receivers Cam Meredith and Kevin White have crippled the offense. The Bears also were gouged by the Buccaneers in their first game without inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman, who has joined Meredith and White on injured reserve with a torn pectoral muscle.
Rookie running back Tarik Cohen has added a dynamic presence on offense and, despite his muff vs. Tampa Bay, punt returns.
Head coach Todd Bowles and general manager Mike Maccagnan. The Jets have combined to win five of their past 19 games under their watch with scant hope for an immediate turnaround in sight. Jets ownership has every reason to doubt whether this duo can ever get it right.
Southern Cal quarterback Sam Darnold displays all the earmarks of being the No. 1 selection in the Class of 2018 should he decide to turn pro as expected.
As sad as is this is to write, Jets fans should be hoping for the losing to continue so the club can be assured of getting a franchise quarterback around whom to build.
King thought somebody must be playing a joke on him. But Smith cleared some stuff off his passenger seat, and King hopped in while Smith dug out a Sharpie. He signed the back of the jersey and mugged for pictures with King.
When a couple of Smith’s teammates were told about the encounter this past week, they thought the exchange was cool — up until the part about letting a random fan into the car.
People who know Smith say there’s an innocence about him, an unbreakable faith in people, God and himself. And as King climbed out of the SUV, Smith actually thanked him.