August 11, 2015

Teammate Sucker Punches Geno Smith, Breaks His Jaw: New York Jets starting quarterback Geno Smith will miss 6-10 weeks after his jaw was broken this morning by a punch from reserve linebacker IK Enemkpali. Enemkpali, a sixth-round pick in 2014, was immediately released by the team. Coach Todd Bowles said the locker room altercation was "childish" and not football related. "You donít walk up to another man and punch him in the face," he said.

posted by rcade to football at 01:58 PM - 14 comments

"You don't walk up to another man and punch him in the face [on non-cursed teams]." I caught Trevor Matich pontificating on this on Sportscenter and it was like his oral examination for the seminary. If they ever make a sequel to Idiocracy, I think ESPN should be the state religion and Nick Saban our pope.

posted by yerfatma at 02:18 PM on August 11, 2015

So childish Antonio Cromartie bought him a birthday gift out of habit.

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:41 PM on August 11, 2015

Bring back Tebow to heal the team, bring Peace unto the Locker Room, and play a little QB as well.

posted by rumple at 03:09 PM on August 11, 2015

With fans like this, who needs Enemkpalis?

posted by beaverboard at 04:24 PM on August 11, 2015

This is maybe the most Jets story ever.

posted by Joey Michaels at 04:47 PM on August 11, 2015

Just when you think the Jets can't get any more Jets they out-Jets themselves. None more Jets?

posted by kokaku at 05:07 PM on August 11, 2015

In a related story, Jet fans take to the streets in celebration.

Jet fans hated Sanchez in his later years, hated Tebow and were merciless with Smith. God could quarterback this team and be despised.

posted by jjzucal at 05:29 PM on August 11, 2015

Neil O'Donnell has just taken out a restraining order on Bill Cowher retroactive to January 1996.

posted by beaverboard at 10:26 AM on August 12, 2015

Who knew that Geno's first interception of the season would come before the Jets even play a down?

I wonder if IK is in Rex's Rolodex

Since it was Rex and Co. that initially drafted him, I'm sure he'll get snapped up in short order.

posted by NerfballPro at 02:20 PM on August 12, 2015

beaverboard, you nailed it.

posted by NerfballPro at 05:54 PM on August 12, 2015

How much would it suck for Jets fans if IK is a standout for the Bills?

posted by rcade at 08:49 PM on August 12, 2015

If William Faulkner were alive and working as a sportswriter, he would be obsessed with the AFC East. There is no division more incestuous and filled with intrigue.

It's gotten to the point where if headline grabbers such as Revis, Jonathan Martin, or Welker leave the division, something seems horribly wrong and unnatural.

The "Real Housewives" producers need to do an AFC East reality show entitled "Exes and Oafs". While Parcells is still ambulatory.

posted by beaverboard at 07:36 AM on August 13, 2015

I'm blatantly stealing this from elsewhere :

"I think Rex is hoping Ik punches a Bills Quarterback, because that'll mean somebody found one."

posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:00 AM on August 13, 2015

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