According to Jay Glazer from Fox Sports, Kerry Rhodes is being benched this week and Eric Smith will start in his place. Via Twitter:
jets players tell me team is benching saftery kerry rhodes for eric smith this week.
On the web:
FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer reports that Jets players tell him the team is benching FS Kerry Rhodes in favor of Eric Smith.
While Rhodes was the starting free safety for the No. 4 pass defense in the first ten games, he hasn’t made a big play all year (no picks, zero forced fumbles, only five pass breakups). He signed a $33.5M extension two offseasons ago, but Rex Ryan is clearly trying to send a message. Ultimately, Rhodes’ benching shouldn’t stick. The Jets’ biggest problems are turnovers on offense and a passing “attack” that’s plummeted to 28th in the league. Nov. 25 – 1:30 am et
This move sends a pretty big statement. It will be interesting to see how it is received by them team. Tell us what you think here.