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New York Jets rookie safety Calvin Pryor, a first-round draft pick, has been late for multiple meetings this season, a source said Monday -- the likely reason he was benched for the Jets' 20-13 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Earlier in the season, quarterback Geno Smith created national headlines for missing a team meeting on the eve of a game in San Diego. Smith went to a movie, lost track of time due to the different time zone and showed up a few minutes after the meeting ended. He wasn't benched.

In Pryor's case, it worked out brilliantly for the Jets. They started Jaiquawn Jarrett, and he responded with the best game of his career -- two interceptions, one sack and one fumble recovery.

Jarrett played every snap on defense. Pryor, who played 75 percent of the defensive snaps over the first nine games, didn't play at all on defense. He was limited to special teams in the win, which snapped an eight-game losing streak for the Jets (2-8).

After the game, coach Rex Ryan made a cryptic comment about the importance of showing up on time for meetings.

"We were trying to line up guys that we think deserve it, whether it's in the classroom, on the practice field, or in meetings, being on time for meetings," said Ryan, explaining why he decided to start Jarrett over Pryor. "[Jarrett] does a great job. He's dependable and has been playing well. Those are the reasons we do that. We thought we were going to play all of them, but it really never turned out [that way]. We just played the hot hand."

This has been a disappointing season for Pryor, the 18th overall pick. He has no interceptions, no forced fumbles, no fumble recoveries and only a half-sack.

Publicly, Ryan has been supportive of Pryor, noting recently he's had to play him out of position due to other issues in the secondary. Pryor is a natural strong safety, but he has played mostly a free-safety role. Pass coverage isn't his strength. The Jets drafted him because of his physical style of play near the line of scrimmage.

Pryor said he found out Friday that Jarrett was starting, adding that the decision came from secondary coach Tim McDonald, not Ryan. Pryor didn't elaborate, saying, "It was coach's decision."

The rookie remained upbeat.

"It's not about me," he said after the game. "I'm trying to enjoy this victory, I'm trying to enjoy the guys in this locker room. I'm happy for Jaiquawn Jarrett. He played an outstanding game. Only way I can learn from this is see what he did, learn from [my] mistakes and try to get better."

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Its not the first round misses, its the misses in the third, fourth round, seventh round. We really, really effed up on our WR drafting this year.

 

Yeah, this year's 3rd and 4th rounders would have had far more impact than getting our 1st rounders right over the past 6 years. 

 

Sigh.

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With the exception of Amaro, this draft class really couldn't be any worse.

Other than your husband being assassinated, how was the play mrs. Lincoln?

You cant except the outlier that doesnt support your preconceived position when judging a thing, draft couldve been worse without amaro, granted it was horrid but not our worst ever, sadly

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New York Jets rookie safety Calvin Pryor, a first-round draft pick, has been late for multiple meetings this season, a source said Monday -- the likely reason he was benched for the team's 20-13 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, Rich Cimini of

ESPN New York

reports.

Earlier in the season, quarterback Geno Smith created national headlines for missing a team meeting on the eve of a game in San Diego. Smith went to a movie, lost track of time because of the time zone change and showed up a few minutes after the meeting ended. He wasn't benched.

In Pryor's case, it worked out brilliantly for the Jets. They started Jaiquawn Jarrett, and he responded with the best game of his career -- two interceptions, one sack and one fumble recovery.

Jarrett played every snap on defense. Pryor, who played 75 percent of the defensive snaps over the first nine games, didn't play at all on defense. He was limited to special teams in the win, which snapped an eight-game losing streak for the Jets (2-8).

After the game, coach Rex Ryan made a cryptic comment about the importance of showing up on time for meetings.

"We were trying to line up guys that we think deserve it, whether it's in the classroom, on the practice field, or in meetings, being on time for meetings," Ryan said, explaining why he decided to start Jarrett over Pryor. "[Jarrett] does a great job. He's dependable and has been playing well. Those are the reasons we do that. We thought we were going to play all of them, but it really never turned out [that way]. We just played the hot hand."

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If you're gonna take a safety in the 1st round when you have bigger issues at corner, QB and WR, he had better be a good one.

Of course, Pryor is not. Because Idzik.

What a goodamn mess.

Fun Brooklyn-centric fact-Aboushi's school, Xaverian,and Jarrett's, Ft. Hamilton, are about 8 blocks apart on the same street. Those schools don't play each other (one's in the Catholic league, the other the PSAL), but they do scrimmage a few times every summer and until recently Xaverian played it's home games at Ft. Hamilton.

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the decision came from secondary coach Tim McDonald, not Ryan.
 

 

 

I've read a few stories now and not one person has even broached the possibility that maybe the head coach should have exerted some discipline earlier. This is the point we're at: we are to expect less than nothing from the coach as it relates to controlling the team. He doesn't get blame for losses. for penalties, for anything. Now the first round pick is blowing off meetings and it's the GM's fault because he's the parent in the building, I guess. What a ******* joke. Belichick sends Darrelle ******* Revis home for coming in late, but our head coach can't bring himself to reprimand a 2nd year QB or a rookie safety for the same thing. And people wonder why the team is a bunch of clowns.

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