Anyone expecting Jets coach Rex Ryan to erupt after Sunday’s loss to the Bills came away disappointed.
Despite a crushing 16-13 overtime loss at home to the Bills, Ryan calmly said he was still confident in his football team. (Right out of the old Parcells/Belichick handbook: build them up when they are down, hammer mistakes when they win.)
Ryan also said that he considered taking Mark Sanchez out during his five interception performance.
“I thought about pulling him,” Ryan said. “I still . . . I believe in him. I thought he bounced back. I thought he gives us the best chance to win and he’ll remain our quarterback.”
Sanchez threw his final interception during New York’s third overtime possession. The ensuing Bills drive set up Rian Lindell for a redemptive 47-yard game-winning field goal. Lindell previously missed a 46-yarder that would have won the game at the end of regulation.
We’ll give Sanchez credit for taking all the blame on his shoulders in his post-game press conference. His rough day overshadowed Thomas Jones’ 210 rushing yards, a Jets team record.
The Jets are now 1-2 in division play and seem a little shell shocked after losing three straight games after a 3-0 start.
Asked about one of his interceptions, Sanchez initially couldn’t keep them straight.
“I have to think about how many picks I had . . . that’s usually not good.”