Smith threw three interceptions and fumbled the ball once, posting a passer rating of 10.1. The turnovers were bad enough, but he showed an inability to throw against a flawed Buffalo secondary, completing 35 percent of his passes. However, it wasn’t entirely the rookie quarterback’s fault, with the Jets’ pass Cheap NBA Jerseys From USA protection being woeful and allowing him to be sacked four times.
The team turned to Matt Simms to close out the game. He has responded quickly, completing his first three passes and a throwing a 13-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Cumberland.
It remains to be seen whether the Jets make a switch on a more permanent basis. The team is pushing for a wild card spot, and Smith remains a major liability with 16 interceptions and eight touchdowns this season.
NFL referees have been part-time workers for a long time, but that could change starting in the 2017 season. The current CBA allows referees to be full-time workers, but the big sticking point is that they’d have to leave the NFL Referees Association and become employees of the league office. There’s also the issue of pay cuts and loss of benefits that referees receive in their union.
Under the current proposal, referees will be “gradually phased in” to a program, but what that entails exactly is something of a mystery. Regardless, full-time officials are on the table this year after being discussed on and off in the recent past.
And now they are very badly hurt. Last week, Leonard Marshall and Tony Dorsett and other retired NFL players were diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy — the trauma-induced brain injury previously diagnosed in dozens of NFL players, always after death — after undergoing tests at UCLA. Marshall and Dorsett are alive and functioning, if also bowed under the heavy weight that retired NFL players disproportionately bear — they suffer in body and mind, they forget things, forget their own selves. Overwhelming depressions Cheap NFL Jerseys Paypal crash over them and stay.