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Rex Ryan’s sticking with Mark Sanchez

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It was an ugly, ugly day for the Jets offense on Sunday, but it wasn’t ugly enough to convince Rex Ryan to make a change at quarterback.

Ryan said from the podium of his postgame press conference that Sanchez will remain the team’s starting quarterback because he gives the team the best chance to win. Sanchez didn’t do much to give the Jets a chance to win in the 30-9 loss to the Dolphins, completing 28-of-54 passes for 283 yards to go with a touchdown, interception and lost fumble. That touchdown came in the fourth quarter when the Jets were already down 27-3 and his earlier play was studded with the kind of inaccuracy and inability to make plays under pressure that have popped up in half his starts this season.

All of that comes with Tim Tebow standing on the sideline and doing very little offensively other than standing on the sideline. Ryan isn’t switching to Tebow during the coming bye week and he said after the game that he never thought about benching his quarterback.

“I just never thought it was the time to do it. Mark’s our quarterback,” Ryan said.

Ryan’s sticking with Sanchez after another poor game. His job security could wind up being seriously impacted by that loyalty.

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  1. top5pin says: Oct 28, 2012 4:56 PM

    Sanchez sucks but Tebow isn’t the answer.

  2. vegaskid21 says: Oct 28, 2012 4:57 PM

    For the love of Christ, trade Tebow already. Some people would actually like to see him play.

  3. therealzeitgeist says: Oct 28, 2012 4:59 PM

    Dirty Sanchez works his inept magic, Rex Ryan elects to have another foot-long lard sandwich. Sorry Mets, er…Jets fans.

  4. rodge1 says: Oct 28, 2012 5:00 PM

    Time to clean house with extra bleach.

  5. ghjjf says: Oct 28, 2012 5:01 PM

    That’s great news for every team on the Jests schedule.

  6. patriots123456 says: Oct 28, 2012 5:02 PM

    So the “Carnival Barker” is staying with Sanchez. LOL

    The Dolphins are a lot better than people give them credit for.

  7. nickcast3431 says: Oct 28, 2012 5:04 PM

    I just don’t get it. Mark Sanchez was ATROCIOUS today. At times, it looked like he was looking to be taken out. He was extremely inaccurate and had no pocket awareness at all.

    But here is Rex again saying he is sticking with Sanchez. If Rex truly believes Sanchez is the answer for them at QB, now and into the future, then he should be fired. He is blinded to how bad Sanchez is because all he remembers is winning games with him 2 years ago. He is clearly not living in the “now”.

    At this point, any other coach would consider giving Tebow a shot. Yes, he is inaccurate, but if anything else, he is exciting. The Jets could definitely use a little excitement and it is clear to everyone but Rex Ryan that Sanchez is done as a starter.

  8. fusstr8tedfinfan says: Oct 28, 2012 5:04 PM

    Funny how Sparano’s horrible Jets offense looks a lot like Miami’s old Offense.

  9. claymatthewshairplugs says: Oct 28, 2012 5:07 PM

    This team is a train wreck. Sanchez is absolute garbage. As mcuh as I hate TEbow, they should just give the guy a shot. What do they have to lose?

  10. jakeblues68 says: Oct 28, 2012 5:07 PM

    The only way I would enjoy this meltdown more was if Tebow was the starting QB.

  11. jimthebuilder27 says: Oct 28, 2012 5:08 PM

    Rex just can’t accept reality. He also won’t be able to accept when he gets fired.

    Still ain’t won nothing yet Rex! NOTHING!

  12. sclazo says: Oct 28, 2012 5:12 PM

    Why did they trade for Tebow again after increasing Sanchez’s salary? After he was butt hurt when the jets failed in their pursuit of Peyton Manning.

  13. willcoop62 says: Oct 28, 2012 5:12 PM

    Someone is gonna get whacked during the bye week. My guess is the o-FFENSIVE coordinator!

  14. iggles20 says: Oct 28, 2012 5:14 PM

    As bad as Sanchez has played, he’s still way better than Tebow.

  15. numberoneinthehoodg says: Oct 28, 2012 5:15 PM

    Rex looked a little teary-eyed to me. Maybe he hit the bong before the press conference or he knows it’s hit the fan. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Sadly, I blame the GM more than the coach. This team is a mess.

  16. 69finfan says: Oct 28, 2012 5:18 PM

    That was some “Trinidad Moruga Scorpion” hot sauce put on them Jests today, 2,000,000 SHU’s strong. Bam!!!

  17. randomguy9999 says: Oct 28, 2012 5:22 PM

    Here’s where bad decisions to spend $4M on press hype come back to crush the Jets:

    Sanchez truly deserves a benching… problem is they don’t have an actual backup QB…. Tebow is an actual joke.

    Sanchez stays no matter what… not out of loyalty, but because he’s the only guy.

  18. annes22 says: Oct 28, 2012 5:22 PM

    Tony Sparano is a terrible offensive co-ordinator.
    He was hopeless with the Dolphins, that’s why he
    was fired, and nothing has changed. Tebow came in twice today, and that’s it?? What do you have him for?? To decorate the sidelines, I guess. Nice waste of money, when the whole team sucks. He couldn’t be worse.

  19. conormacleod says: Oct 28, 2012 5:23 PM

    Yet, somehow, the Jets will talk smack about their next opponent. Priceless.

  20. nflsucker says: Oct 28, 2012 5:23 PM

    Halfway into his first season, Tannehill is already better than Sanchez. The weird thing was that Matt Moore looked a lot better, too.

    Four seasons to develop, and it looks like this: Sanchez is wildly inconsistent, where receivers have to dig the ball almost off the turf or up high with acrobatic leaps, so even having a sub-fifty-percent completion average is a gift. The only less accurate QB in the league I can think of is Tebow.

  21. dbones750 says: Oct 28, 2012 5:24 PM

    Good, Rex. Stick with him as long as you want. The more you play him, the more we, the rest of the NFL, win ballgames.

    Sanch still looks like a rookie in the pocket. I’d rather have any other starting QB in the league. I don’t believe Tebow is the guy, but you got to give him a shot. Hey NYJ, hit the draftboards…

  22. dolphins512 says: Oct 28, 2012 5:27 PM

    I’m a Phins fan…and a huge Tebow fan (Florida Gator), however, he is not a better pure QB than Sanchez is. I wish he were…but he is not.

    What WOULD be effective, is to get these two on the field at the same time. When Tebow comes in currently, you know he is either a decoy or is going to run the option read he ran at Florida. Find a way to get him them in the backfield together and you will have a dual passing threat. That should help with their run game.

    As much as I enjoy the circus in NY, it is very obvious that both Ryan and Sporano have no idea how to use Tebow properly.

  23. cecilbower says: Oct 28, 2012 5:29 PM

    The team is a joke. Rex will be fired at the end of the season, if not sooner.

  24. garza0080 says: Oct 28, 2012 5:30 PM

    Fire Rex, quite on Sanchez and trade revis ! Rebuild get a pick for a broken revis! It’s obvious that Rex is not a championship head coach has no idea about the offensive side of the ball, stubborn and reminds me of singletary and Nolan as head coaches, good defensive minds but don’t know enough about offense! I hope that the jets owner sees this!

  25. bathroomben7 says: Oct 28, 2012 5:30 PM

    Something has to be going on behind the scenes that we don’t know about. Either Rex loves Sanchise to a fault or absolutely despises Tebow or something; it just doesn’t make sense that they would trade for him, and then not use him when the Sanchise is still struggling and is not going to get better.

  26. willcoop62 says: Oct 28, 2012 5:43 PM

    Tony Soprano (Sporano) will be sleeping with the fishes during the bye week! I’m sorry he already slept there, and they threw him back and the Jets took the bait.

  27. dolphins512 says: Oct 28, 2012 5:44 PM

    You know it is bad, when the Phins back up QB is better than the Jets starting QB.

  28. tfaulk says: Oct 28, 2012 5:45 PM

    Tebow didn’t just do nothing on the sideline. He also did nothing on the field as personal protector, allowing the blocked punt and defensive touchdown. Maybe they should be thinking about not using him on special teams, never mind as quarterback.

  29. exibitsman says: Oct 28, 2012 5:58 PM

    Rex has to go. this dude just stand there on the sidelines looking dumm azz hell.

  30. vontazemebro says: Oct 28, 2012 6:01 PM

    jets lost their super bowl last week. Today was their pro bowl.

  31. ragingsea says: Oct 28, 2012 6:02 PM

    I hope Rex Ryan likes spankings as much as he likes feet, because he sure got one today.

  32. patriotinvasion says: Oct 28, 2012 6:04 PM

    It’s sad to see the Jets Dynasty wither away. Well, at least NFL Films captured all of their Week 2 Super Bowl titles.

  33. kremis says: Oct 28, 2012 6:09 PM

    Why do nfl teams recycle offensive, defensive coaches? They stink one place and go to another and stink there! The nfl isn’t that hard to figure out. Without a qb you will never win a Super Bowl ( unless u are Trent Dilfer) the jets and about 20 other teams can not win a Super Bowl wih there current qb

  34. melikefootball says: Oct 28, 2012 6:10 PM

    Atleast we won’t have to watch any of the ESPN talk shows tomorrow…nothing buy Tebow stories.

  35. bcfalcon says: Oct 28, 2012 6:16 PM

    two words: Greg McElroy. Just saying!

  36. metalhead65 says: Oct 28, 2012 6:19 PM

    can somebody tell me why other than being a parcells guy why sporano is so highly thought of? he had a terrible offense in miami and now a even worse one with the jets. they knew what they were getting in Tebow and any smart coach would use the bye week to make the changes needed for him to take over and try do what he did in denver last year. it was not always pretty but he got the broncos to the playoffs and won. hate all you want but that team with the same players sucked untill Tebow took over.

  37. mogogo1 says: Oct 28, 2012 6:22 PM

    Sanchez is terrible but why have your terrible QB (on a day when he was horrible from the very first attempt) throw 54 passes? Green still averaged over 5 yards a carry today but got only 15 carries. Yeah, I get that they were behind all day, but given how Sanchez was playing, you can’t tell me that sticking with the running game and trying to work their way back into the game that way wouldn’t have better than series after series of Sanchez missing receivers.

  38. judalation says: Oct 28, 2012 6:25 PM

    I just hope the Jets draft EJ Manual from Florida state And use Sanchez to sell Hotdogs in the Bleachers…

  39. cxring says: Oct 28, 2012 7:04 PM

    I just got it: Tebow wasn’t brought in as a back-up, he was brought in as an excuse.

  40. alwaysr1ght says: Oct 28, 2012 7:31 PM

    Ryan sticking with the Titanic.

    Ryan’s sticking with Sanchez after another poor game. His job security could wind up being seriously impacted by that loyalty.

    Ryan said from the podium of his postgame press conference that Sanchez will remain the team’s starting quarterback because he gives the
    team the best chance to win. Sanchez didn’t do much to give the Jets a chance to win in the 30-9 loss to the Dolphins, completing 28-of-54
    passes for 283 yards to go with a touchdown, interception and lost fumble.

    That touchdown came in the fourth quarter when the Jets were already down 27-3 and his earlier play was studded with the kind of inaccuracy and inability to make plays under pressure that have popped up in half his starts this season.

  41. alwaysr1ght says: Oct 28, 2012 7:32 PM

    Ryan sticking with the Titanic. (Sanchez)

  42. alwaysr1ght says: Oct 28, 2012 7:32 PM

    Ryan sticking with the Titanic.

    Ryan’s sticking with Sanchez after another poor game. His job security could wind up being seriously impacted by that loyalty.

  43. tfaulk says: Oct 28, 2012 7:37 PM

    “Green still averaged over 5 yards a carry today but got only 15 carries. Yeah, I get that they were behind all day, but given how Sanchez was playing, you can’t tell me that sticking with the running game and trying to work their way back into the game that way wouldn’t have better than series after series of Sanchez missing receivers.”

    Did you watch the game? Green popped a lucky one for 36 yards. He otherwise had 14 carriers for 41 yards, or a 2.9 average.

  44. footballfreak8 says: Oct 28, 2012 8:05 PM

    Rex Ryan “We are going to win the superbowl. Mark Sanchize is going to be superbowl MVP”

  45. arrghmakeitstop says: Oct 28, 2012 8:35 PM

    Have you seen Sanchez’s feet? You can’t bench talent like that!

  46. pftcensorssuck says: Oct 28, 2012 9:08 PM

    Hey, you know what’s missing here ……????

    All those loud-mouthed NY Jets fans!!!!!!

    Where’s nyeffingjets today, or that bleedinggreen guy, or that dude jennings??????

    Why aren’t they on here talking about how great their Jets are, their 3-5 Jets who took a 30-9 PASTING by the freaking MIAMI DOLPHINS today!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Come on guys, let’s hear you talking up your next Super Bowl run!

  47. richmanfl says: Oct 28, 2012 9:19 PM

    I think ABC is taking a good look at the newest football player to be considered for Dancing With The Stars. After looking at Sanchez’s foot work today, he might actually WIN on DTWS, but sure as hell cannot win on a football field.

  48. tluke25 says: Oct 28, 2012 9:59 PM

    I’m starting to believe that the Jets traded for Tebow so that NO ONE could play him – because Rex’s postgame comments always hint that he believes Tebow could never be the answer.

    So, why would you trade for Tebow and keep him on the bench even after you’ve PROVEN to have the worst starting QB in the league? Maybe it stems from a bitterness in the last minute loss he whipped up against the Jets last season.

    Is Ryan a Tebow hater? Or was the acquisition of Tebow not his choice? The real story needs to come out.

  49. ishudbgm says: Oct 29, 2012 12:32 AM

    Mark Sanchize is a great QB, he just has a bad supporting cast. Sexy Rexy is doing a great job with what he has and Sporano is calling a great game. Clyde Gates proved the Fins foolish today with his amazing catches and his YAC. Mike Westoff is at least a good 10 years from retirement!!! The Jets just need to go back to the uniforms they wore during the Esiason days and make Tebow a fb/te/hb. Trust me im a Fins fan!!!

  50. monropoobah says: Oct 29, 2012 4:04 AM

    i’ve always thiught sanchez was better than people gave him credit for. here’s his fourth year and an opportunity to continue to follow eli’s career arc (though admittedly without the same high end). that’s not looking too likely now. (though i remember people talking about how eli would ‘never be able to do it’ at a later point in his fourth year than this.
    glad to see tebow playing sparely because i think you had to give sanchez a clear shot without him.
    but if that all comes to a close, let’s see what mcelroy can do. tebow is not a qb.

  51. alwaysr1ght says: Oct 29, 2012 9:21 PM

    I see 6-10 for the season…. @best….

    Week 10 Sun. Nov. 11 @ Seattle Seahawks

    Week 11 Sun. Nov. 18 @ St. Louis Rams

    Week 12 Thu. Nov. 22 vs. New England

    Week 13 Sun. Dec. 2 vs. Arizona Cardinals

    Week 14 Sun. Dec. 9 @ Jacksonville

    Week 15 Mon. Dec. 17 @ Tennessee Titans

    Week 16 Sun. Dec. 23 vs. San Diego

    Week 17 Sun. Dec. 30 @ Buffalo Bills

  52. alwaysr1ght says: Oct 29, 2012 9:29 PM

    Which teams will the Jets beat?

    Week 10 Sun. Nov. 11 @ Seattle Seahawks

    Week 11 Sun. Nov. 18 @ St. Louis Rams

    Week 12 Thu. Nov. 22 vs. New England

    Week 13 Sun. Dec. 2 vs. Arizona Cardinals

    Week 14 Sun. Dec. 9 @ Jacksonville

    Week 15 Mon. Dec. 17 @ Tennessee Titans

    Week 16 Sun. Dec. 23 vs. San Diego

    Week 17 Sun. Dec. 30 @ Buffalo Bills

  53. cuda1234 says: Oct 29, 2012 10:52 PM

    Didn’t the Jets get another punt blocked this week? IF Timmy can’t handle that job how in the world can anyone expect him to play qb?

  54. alwaysr1ght says: Oct 30, 2012 11:06 AM

    Is ryan trying to put the lights out on Tebow’s
    NFL career?

    It appears he’s putting the lights out on his own career instead.

    A backup coach can get you 3 out of 8 wins with high priced players and excuses.

  55. alwaysr1ght says: Oct 30, 2012 4:24 PM

    Ryan sticking with the Titanic (Sanchez).

    Gambling with the owners money again.

    Ryan’s sticking with Sanchez after another poor game. His job security could wind up being seriously impacted by that loyalty.

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