• Jets turn to Matt Simms

    Summary of 6 articles · Updated Dec 1, 2013
    With the Jets down 6-0 to the Dolphins after a half that saw them pick up just 39 yards, Ryan made the move to Matt Simms to start the second half. The coaches approached Simms after halftime began. That was before Smith watched the second half with his hands in his pockets, watched Simms lead the Jets to 3 points but 3 more than Smith produced. Should he author the kind of performance that made his father an icon at the stadium that used to stand next door to MetLife Stadium, Simms will probably hold onto the job a little bit longer. The Jets have some decisions to make. The Jets were awful in the first half against the rival Dolphins, managing just 39 total yards and two first downs. That decision will have long-lasting ramifications, on a season that has spiraled out of control, with playoff hopes all but extinguished; on the job security of Rex Ryan, who has overseen a three-game losing streak for the third consecutive year; and on the development of Smith, who less than two months ago was hailed as the budding savior of an ascending team.
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