With the Jets entering a bye week, it’s the perfect time to switch from quarterback Mark Sanchez to Tim Tebow.
With a night to process the team’s latest ugly loss, coach Rex Ryan disagrees.
Ryan reiterated on Monday that Sanchez will remain the starter. “Offensively, the problems aren’t one man,” Ryan said Monday, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “If it was one man, that would be easy to do. But it’s not on one person. Sometimes, we’re accurate with the football [and] we drop some passes. Sometimes, the pass might not have been as accurate as we wanted it to be. Then there’s times when our protection let us down.”
And there also are times when a team simply needs a change.
“At times, Mark looked pretty good,” Ryan said regarding Sanchez’s performance against the Dolphins. “When he had time to set his feet, he was fairly accurate with the football. We had some drops in there. Had that big drop [by Stephen Hill] in the end zone. I think Mark’s our guy. I don’t think there’s any doubt about that. I’m confident in Mark. We just got look at it as a whole. . . .
“If it was one guy, I think it’s easy to say we’d make that change. But I think Mark gives us the best chance to win. That’s how I feel. Can Tim be successful? Yeah, absolutely. We’ll look at that as well. But in my opinion, Mark as the starting quarterback gives my football team the best chance to win.”
Rodney Harrison and yours truly will take up this question during a special edition of Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network at 5:00 p.m. ET. Rodney has a strong opinion on it. As he usually does.