Sunday, September 15, 2013

Tom Brady, Patriots hang on for sloppy win over Jets

According to the official Gillette Stadium game clock, the New York Jets lost their cool with 38 seconds remaining in a winnable battle they let slip away against a frustrated Tom Brady.Jets center Nick Mangold tackled New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib below the knees on the Patriots sideline following Geno Smith's third fourth-quarter interception in Thursday night's 13-10 loss to the vulnerable-looking 2-0 Patriots.Mangold's tackle ignited a wild melee that ended with left tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson and guard Willie Colon getting ejected."Mangold tried to make a tackle, he goes to try and take the guy, the guy turned his back, he went into the back of his legs – and it wasn't intentional,'' Jets coach Rex Ryan said. "He just tried to make a cut tackle. He went out of bounds. And then all heck broke loose apparently. And our team was the only one involved in it."Mangold was surprised Patriots coach Bill Belichick lit into him."I figured he would have had more poise than that,"Mangold said. "I find it hard to believe that we were the only ones who got ejected. We played a hard-fought game. But turnovers killed us.''That's because the 1-1 Jets truly lost it when Smith reverted to rookie form with his three-interception, fourth-quarter meltdown. It began with the first of two ill-advised throws intercepted by Talib.On third-and-5 from the New England 27-yard line with 11:22 remaining, his team trailing by the final margin, Smith had his Mark Sanchez red-zone implosion.Smith was flushed left by Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork,welcome to Coach Grade AAA Sunglasses,best service and low prices. then threw back across his body into a tight window with receiver Clyde Gates covered. Cornerback Kyle Arrington deflected Smith's pass and Talib intercepted it. That snuffed the Jets' best last chance to score either the go-ahead touchdown or tying field goal."I just made a decision that ultimately cost my team" Smith said."We came out, competed hard. But with the mistakes that were completely on me, we didn't get it done." 

The former West Virginia star finished 15 of 35 for 214 yards with a 27.6 passer rating."I don't like to look at this as a learning experience because I think I'm ready for this,"Smith said. "I know I'm ready for this. And I've got to take care of the ball. I've got to give us a chance to win.Nike Air Max''The Jets are starting over with Smith now that incumbent starter Mark Sanchez's dislocated throwing shoulder requires surgery. Sanchez declined to discuss his condition with reporters afterward.Though Sanchez said Thursday he will try to rehab his dislocated right shoulder, a person close to him told USA TODAY Sports that eventually Sanchez will need surgery on the shoulder, and it's likely to land him on season-ending injured reserve.Thursday night's game was there for the taking for New York. Rookie defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson heard disgust hissing from Brady after each dropped pass or missed scoring connection with his injury-depleted cast of pass catchers.cnbattachment With his receivers whittled by free agency and injuries to a group of unproven rookies, Brady longed for the trusted hands of Wes Welker, Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola. When wide open rookie receiver Aaron Dobson turned the wrong way in the end zone on what should have been a 12-yard, second-quarter touchdown,Sexy Lingerie FactoryBuy Dsquared Long Sleeve T-Shirts, Custom Fit Stripe Shirt and more. Brady clapped his hands to his helmet and screamed.

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