Rex Ryan’s Mistake Leads To Mark Sanchez’s Injured Shoulder

Rex Ryan's Mistake Leads To Mark Sanchez's Injured ShoulderIn the annals of New York Jets misery, there are many chapters. The Dan Marino fake spike. The losing. The losing. And did I mention the losing? Plus, more recently, there was the butt fumble. Now, there is a new chapter: Rex Ryan’s sheer, unadulterated, blazing, magnanimous, dumbfounding, putrid, sheer moment of lunacy.

‘Meaningless game’

Mark Sanchez came into a meaningless game with 11 minutes to go. Geno Sanchez—sorry, Geno Smith—had tossed three interceptions and inexplicably stepped out of the end zone for a safety. Clearly, Sanchez had won the job. It was his. Geno Sanchez—sorry, Geno Smith—had pooped the bed. He was done as a potential starter.

What does Ryan do? He plays Sanchez against third-stringers when he doesn’t have to. He shouldn’t have. Sanchez, in typical Jets fashion, got obliterated, and he had to leave the game with an injured shoulder.

‘Isn’t ready for the NFL’

It doesn’t matter if Sanchez recovers or isn’t seriously injured (he was getting his shoulder examined after the game). The decision itself is almost a firing offense. Smith clearly demonstrated he isn’t ready for the NFL. He’s a rookie; that’s expected.

So Ryan sent his starting quarterback into a game that means nothing, knowing that Geno Sanchez can’t play a lick and that Greg McElroy is the only other option if Sanchez misses time.

Well, when do you think will the New York Jets’ losing streak end? And what sensational blunder will Rex Ryan commit next?

Source: Mike Freeman | Bleacher Report

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Tim Tebow To Sign With New England Patriots

Tim Tebow To Sign With New England PatriotsQuestions about Tim Tebow’s football future can fade away, at least for a while, as the polarizing quarterback will ink a deal with the New England Patriots, reports ESPN’s Ed Werder.

‘Overshadowed by the media hype’

There was no guarantee Tebow would be given another chance in the NFL after being released by the New York Jets this offseason. His 2012 season quickly morphed into a nightmare for both the team and himself, leaving the front office little choice but to let him go after they drafted signal-caller Geno Smith out of West Virginia.

The former Florida star’s limited production will always be overshadowed by the media hype that follows his every move. The distraction of his presence was something that every team had to seriously consider before pursuing him.

‘Drive to succeed’

Ultimately, Tebow does possess the ability to help a team win games. Probably not as a full-time starting quarterback due to a subpar completion rate (48 percent for his career), but instead by playing various roles on offense and special teams.

If there’s one thing that shouldn’t be questioned when it comes to Tebow, it’s his drive to succeed. He’s a good teammate and can help a team win if put in the right situation, which is the bottom line as to why he’s been given another shot. Both sides can only hope it goes exponentially better than his time with the Jets.

Do you think Tim Tebow will succeed this time with the New England Patriots? Will you be rooting for him then?

Source: Tim Daniels, Bleacher Report

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