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Five Things More Enjoyable Than The New York Jets-Ryan Fitzpatrick Saga

Watch The Fake-Spike Play On Repeat

Oh the pain.

As any fan of Gang Green knows, the 1994 season under the watch of Pete Carroll changed on a dime after Dan Marino visited The Meadowlands.

The Fins were 7-4 and the Jets 6-5 and thus this game was for first place in the AFC East.

Up 17-0 and then 24-21, New York was in firm control of the game. That was, until, Marino did his thing. He drove his team to the Jets 8-yard line with just 38 seconds remaining in the game.

Obviously, you know the rest.

Poor rookie Aaron Glenn was turned around by Miami wide receiver Mark Ingram after Marino classically destroyed the entire Jets defense with the fake spike, which would soon follow as a standard for every football playbook.

The Jets went on to lose that game and their last four games in finishing 6-10. It was Carroll’s only season as Jets head coach.

Through all the pain, however, watching this one clip of NFL history is more pleasurable than following the recent goings on between the Jets and free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.

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