The New York Jets were destroyed, 31-0, by the San Diego Chargers Sunday in a game that saw Rex Ryan replace Geno Smith with Michael Vick. After the ugliness ended, Ryan apologized to Jets fans and wondered aloud why anyone would be a Jets fan.
In short, things can’t get much worse.
But they can get more embarrassing, thanks to the news quarterback Geno Smith, who is completely oblivious to the existence of time zones.
Quarterback Geno Smith, who was benched at halftime, missed a team meeting on Saturday night, the team confirmed.
A team spokesman said it was an “honest mistake” and Smith got the times confused. It is possible the 3-hour time change may have been what confused Smith. According to a source, the Jets always meet at 8 p.m. on Saturday night. Since they stayed on East Coast time, the meeting was at 5 p.m. local time.
Smith arrived 5 to 10 minutes after the meeting ended, the spokesman said. He caught up on the missed information later that night with offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and quarterbacks coach David Lee. This was the first time Smith missed a meeting, according to the team. It is not clear whether Smith was disciplined.
Awesome. And perfectly understandable considering Smith’s job rarely requires cross-country travel. How could he possibly be expected to understand how those pesky time zones work?
God I love the Jets. They’re like a team financed by tabloid newspapers aimed at sensational coverage. No matter what happens, you just can’t look away.
[H/T: New York Post]