The rollercoasting Jets should reverse their latest multi-game slide on Sunday, given that they’re hosting a Bills team with more recent casualties than a turkey farm. If the Jets struggle, it’ll be time to watch and wait for the possible benching of quarterback Mark Sanchez.
Jets coach Rex Ryan has said that Sanchez will be the quarterback as long as Ryan is the coach of the Jets. But Ryan once again has given first-team practice reps to Mark Brunell, a motivational tactic about which Ryan was perhaps too candid in his book, Play Like You Mean It.
In how many consecutive seasons can Rex simply give the backup some practice reps before Sanchez realizes that the shot across the bow is a malfunctioning pop gun? At some point, Ryan needs to yank Sanchez.
Perhaps the answer is more than two. Albert Breer of NFL Network reported moments ago on Gameday Morning that Sanchez responded by having an effective week of practice. Tune in at 1:00 p.m. ET to see if Sanchez is having an effective game — and to see what will happen if he isn’t.