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

Image: USA Today

Tim Tebow AND Mark Sanchez Behind Named #2 QBs Behind Greg McElroy

Tim Tebow AND Mark Sanchez Behind Named #2 QBs Behind Greg McElroyThe New York Jets’ quarterback situation, which has been slapstick all season, has officially degraded to the “killer joke” status once foretold by Monty Python’s Flying Circus. On the flip cards released to the media before the team’s game today at MetLife Stadium against the San Diego Chargers, Mark Sanchez AND Tim Tebow were each named as the #2 quarterbacks behind starter Greg McElroy.

‘Lost another game’

In the end, it didn’t matter. The Jets lost another game to fall to 6-9, and McElroy was sacked 11 times in the 27-17 defeat to the San Diego Chargers. Perhaps the Jets would have been better off if Tebow, who didn’t throw a pass, blocked as some sort of H-back hybrid. McElroy completed 14 of 24 passes for 185 yards and a pick, though he should be given some sort of award for making it through the entire game.

The only exciting pass play from the Jets came from the arm of receiver Jeremy Kerleyon one of the rare gimmick plays that actually worked out for offensive coordinator Tony Sparano all season. Early in the first quarter, Kerley completed a 42-yard pass to Clyde Gates.

‘Multiple trade rumors’

From a football perspective (as if that matters to this team at this point), the move seemed to have happened after running back Joe McKnight woke up with a migraine, leaving an active roster spot open.

Sanchez, benched by head coach Rex Ryan after throwing four picks in last Monday’s loss to the Tennessee Titans, has been the subject of multiple trade rumors, though his trade value at this point is limited, to put it kindly. Tebow, who has been used far more as a media lightning rod than as an actual football player, has reportedly requested his trade or release from the Jets, and could very well be a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ roster in 2013.

What do you think of Rex Ryan’s new strategy for the New York Jets? Will Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez still be there for the next game?

Source: Doug Farrar, Yahoo News

Image: Bleacher Report