Rex Ryan says Jets will stick with Sanchez

AP

You can set your clock to the beats of the 2012 Jets season.

The Jets go out and lose a game, usually with an offensive performance fit for a snuff film, and then Rex Ryan gets up in front of the media and tells them that Mark Sanchez remains the team’s starting quarterback. The Jets took care of the first half with a 28-7 loss in Seattle and Ryan took care of the second a few minutes later.

During his postgame press conference, Ryan said that he felt Sanchez gives the team their best chance to win. As such, Sanchez will remain the team’s starting quarterback after a 9-of-22, 124-yard performance that included a pair of turnovers. You wouldn’t expect Ryan to say something much different in the postgame scrum, certainly not after hearing him say it after most of the first eight games this season, but it’s harder to understand why Ryan feels that way.

At some point someone has to be accountable for how awful the Jets offense looks pretty much every week of the season. Sanchez isn’t the only problem, but he is the only player on the team who can be replaced by a player who started for a playoff team last season. Going to Tim Tebow probably wouldn’t save this Jets season, but how many times can you really watch the same results without at least trying something different?

If Ryan sticks to his word, the answer is at least 10 times for the Jets.

105 responses to “Rex Ryan says Jets will stick with Sanchez

  1. You know, everyone gives Wrecks credit for getting to 2 AFCC games his first two years. He did it with Mangini’s team. And yet everyone holds it against Belichick for WINNING 2 AFCC games. Wrecks also backed into the playoffs one year when the Colts lied down like dogs.

  2. Sanchez must have explicit photos of Ryan, because he is just plain terrible. Maybe they’ll draft Barkley, a weaker armed, less athletic Sanchez lol.

  3. I do not care one way or the other about the Jets. The question I have is exactly WHY did they bring TT to their team? They haven’t used him the entire year. It’s as if they put him on the team simply to sit him on the bench. Was this an order by the owner that Rex did not support perhaps? It doesn’t make sense.

  4. I didn’t think it’d be possible for the Jests season to actually get funnier. Footsie-Boy is woefully ill-equipped to run an NFL team. Like the rest of the Ryans, he comes into town, gets everyone all riled up with the tough talk, then demonstrates his limitations and lack of acumen each and every week while saying stupid meaningless things as if he knows what he’s talking about. Rex is a joke, the Jests need a top-to-bottom gutting.

  5. There has to be something going on their behind the scenes. Sanchez is the worst QB in the league not named Matt Cassel and has been playing at the same level for 4 years now. He’s not improving and there is no upside. Why not go to Tebow?

    Like I said something has to be going on we don’t know about, such as Rex playing games or playing favorites. Otherwise Tebow would’ve been in weeks ago.

  6. @grogansheroes – “You know, everyone gives Wrecks credit for getting to 2 AFCC games his first two years. He did it with Mangini’s team. And yet everyone holds it against Belichick for WINNING 2 AFCC games. Wrecks also backed into the playoffs one year when the Colts lied down like dogs.”

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    Typical Pats fan. Feels better about his own cheating coach because the Jets are still losers.

  7. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again; Ryan was great for the Jets when he first came to this franchise four years ago. He established a different mindset from what had been going on. But no longer. This team has progressively gotten worse. During the off season, first Tannenbaum then Ryan, then Sanchez must, must, must go.

  8. This is a playoff team!! The type that sits at home when the playoffs start! Rex is a joke! And how abt you jets fans saying it was shotty’s fault?!? He doing a better job in st louie then sparano doing in ny! Remember it was all shotty? Remember when shotty said if he only had a real qb to run his offense and it would work and all you jets fans bashed him defending junkchez? It wasnt sanchez it was his o-coordinator ahahhaha told you all for years its sanchez and only sanchez! Forget tebow put in greg mcelroy!!

  9. The NFL is a production business…there’s no such thing as loyalty…if Sanchez isn’t producing, bench him and give another player a chance to produce aka Tebow

  10. This is why some fans cheer injuries. It gets to the point where the only possibility of change is for the object of your frustration to get carted off the field.

  11. raiderapologist says:
    Nov 11, 2012 7:50 PM
    In related news, the Raiders are sticking with Carson Palmer.
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    All of a sudden, a 1st and a 2nd don’t look so bad for Palmer.

    Even with no running game at all to support him, he’s really playing well.

  12. You forgot to add the press conference quotes when a reporter asked Rex what his “fatal attraction” was with Sanchez.

    He asked Rex to justify why he believes in Sanchez loss after loss and Rex answers with the quote of the week …… “I believe it because I believe it.”

    Logical.

  13. This team is a bunch of circus animals. Dirty Sanchez doesn’t deserve to put on the uniform. Rex Ryan and Sanchez are going to crash and burn together. As the guys on ESPN would say…..C’mon Man!

  14. This Jets team has no life anymore. Rex isn’t even enjoying it as much as he used to. The defense isn’t very good (partly to the absence of Revis), and Sanchez just isn’t the QB he was in the playoffs years ago. Seriously, putting Tebow in is probably the only option they have now.

  15. andrewproughcfe says:
    Nov 11, 2012 7:55 PM
    @grogansheroes – “You know, everyone gives Wrecks credit for getting to 2 AFCC games his first two years. He did it with Mangini’s team. And yet everyone holds it against Belichick for WINNING 2 AFCC games. Wrecks also backed into the playoffs one year when the Colts lied down like dogs.”

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    Typical Pats fan. Feels better about his own cheating coach because the Jets are still losers.
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    There isn’t one coach in the NFL that doesn’t cheat. If you don’t believe that, I’ve got a bridge to sell you.

  16. joetoronto says: Nov 11, 2012 8:05 PM

    All of a sudden, a 1st and a 2nd don’t look so bad for Palmer.
    Even with no running game at all to support him, he’s really playing well.
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    By far the best player on a bad team. His golden years are being wasted by bad coaching.

  17. I dont think Tebow is quite ready to run an NFL caliber offense….BUT
    the jets dont have an NFL caliber offense so WHY NOT?
    Tebow would probably win 4 of their last 8 and that’s more than i can say for Sanchez

  18. Tebow has been with three different NFL coaching staffs and all of them have come to the same conclusion – he stinks.

    McElroy is young and hungry. He’s a good kid and he’s a champion. He doesn’t cause problems and doesn’t shoot his mouth off for the media all the time. If anyone “deserves” a shot to play, its him.

  19. More proof that blowhard Rex is nothing more than Woody Johnson’s toadie. Woody is the one who had the bright idea to give loser Sanchez a contract extension and guarantee his ENTIRE salary for 2013 as well. And Rex doesn’t have the guts to cross the guy who signs his checks.

    Sorry, Jets fans…you’re stuck with him for another year. No way Woody pays him $13 million to play somewhere else.

  20. Mark Stankchez is not a starting QB in the NFL, he needs to be on the bench for the Browns. Tim Tebow isn’t either,but he is all they have this year.

  21. The patriots won’t win another Super Bowl with bellicheck because he can’t cheat with defensive film of the other team. Tom Brady is the only reason they’ve won. Bellicheck is supposed to be a defensive minded coach but his defense sucks. If it weren’t for Tom Brady and his weapons bellicheck would be just as awful as the jets. As a matter of fact put bellicheck on the jets and they’re probably 1-7… Once Tom Brady retires with his big fake bleached teeth the pats will suck for 20 years.

  22. The definition of insanity… I wonder how much longer the Jets will be content to continue being insane?

    I think the part that doesn’t make sense to me is that you gave up a pick to get Tebow… crow about him all through camp and preseason… then use him half a dozen times a game? Why bother with the trade then? Wouldn’t that pick have been more useful?

  23. This is just Rex being a dumb hard head. Clearly Sanchez has been playing discusting all season, I mean c’mon I can’t even remember any good highlights of him AT ALL this year… But it may be smart to keep playing him, that way you will get a top 5 pick next at least…

  24. Going to Tim Tebow probably wouldn’t save this Jets season, but how many times can you really watch the same results without at least trying something different?

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    Dang, a couple other posters beat me to it, but the definition of insanity is doing exactly the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Sanchez is a spoiled brat. Tebow was brought in to light a fire under Sanchez, but it hasn’t worked thanks to the not for long head coach of the Jets. It doesn’t help to entitle a spoiled brat. There is no fear for Sanchez to change his ways because the head coach tolerates everything he does.

  25. This shows how bad Tebow really. Sanchez is just horrible and they are still going to stick with him. Wow!!

  26. Tebow won a national championship in college and led the Broncos to the playoffs last year after they were given up for dead.

    I know it isn’t pretty…..but the guy is a winner. Give him the ball and let him try. The problem with Sanchez is they baby him. Bench him and see if that doesn’t improve his play.

  27. @grogansheroes says: “There isn’t one coach in the NFL that doesn’t cheat. If you don’t believe that, I’ve got a bridge to sell you.”

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    Yeah – I’m sure that’s what Belichick tells himself at night when he’s trying to sleep.

  28. Did anyone seriously think the Jets were going to beat the Seahawks? Sanchez gave the Jets their best chance to beat Seattle which was no chance. The Jets are simply not very good. Their past three drafts have been less than productive while during that time Carroll and Schneider have completely revamped the Seattle roster.

  29. Atleast if they played Tebow for the rest of the season, it would be interesting for everybody to see how he does and how the fans respond.

    There will be no mystery or suspense to the Jets season if they continue with Sanchez. I’m sure they have to know that he is not the long term solution, and at this point. they might as well play Tebow and give the fans a little fun.

    And to reiterate what others are saying on here, just why in the world did they bring in Tebow anyway if there was no plans of playing him even if your starter has certainly proven that he is the worst starter in the league? Very odd.

  30. Put in TEBOW… nothing to lose but a game.. How could Tim be any worse. It’s embarrassing watching this debacle of a supposed playoff/superbowl team lose and lose bad each year. Go Colts.

  31. Tebow is the better leader, the Jets have no identity, Tebow will fire everyone up on both sides of the ball.

    Sanchez does not give your team the best chance to win at this point in the season. He is not in the game at all, you can tell his head is somewhere else.

    The Jets need a LEADER, you have one of the best sitting there on the bench waiting to LEAD your team to wins. It’s not rocket science.

  32. I wish we could go back to post Week 4 when NYJ fans were clamoring about still being tied for 1st after getting annihilated at home by the 9ers.

    Any half wit football fan knew that against any somewhat decent NFL team the Jets were in trouble, never mind an elite team. The Jets strong defense the past few years has totally masked the absolute ineptness of the Jets offense, and now the Jets D is in the cellar in most defensive categories…..Good luck Jet fans. Had it not been for Miami’s coach calling a timeout, this team should be 2-7!

    Just a question of where you’ll be picking in the top 10 next spring.

  33. I don’t think much of Tebow as an NFL player, let alone as a QB. OTOH, given the results the Jets have been getting with their USC-typical “I lose, but I look good” QB, what the heck do they have to lose by trying Tebow?

    Ryan is being stubborn beyond acceptable limits. Tannenbaum should order a change at QB, and if Ryan refuses, fire him. If Tannenbaum refuse, Woody should fire him.

    Heck, give McElroy a shot. A slim chance of success (Tebow or McElroy) beats the madness of continuing to start a proven loser (Sanchez).

  34. Not a Jets fan at all however I’d be POed to hear the coach refuse to try to make improvements in their play regardless of how it affects Sanchez. He needs to grow up and get over the fact he’s playing like crap and doesn’t deserve to start.

  35. I can hear it now, “Favre to the Jets!” Doubt it, the Jets have threw in the towel after today. Sanchez has been given well more than enough chances to be the starting QB and he has failed miserably. Since the season is lost, why not play Tebow. Jets fans will watch simply because of the shock factor, they will want to see what happens with Tebow in. Granted Sanchez is a better passer marginally, Sanchez doesn’t have the athletic ability to play a role of both RB and QB like Tebow. With Tebow QBing, the defense has to be a little more on their toes due to Tebows running ability. Face it though Jets fans, either QB you put in the chamber will come out as a dud, just Tebow is more (dare I say it) watchable.

  36. John fox was saying the same thing about Kyle orton. “he gives us the best chance to win.” how can you say that when your team is 3-6, orton was 1-4. If you didn’t think the guy could help you win what the f you bring him in for.

  37. It’s like Rex does not want to put Tebow in, because he knows Tebow could do better… In turn make himself look bad for his continuing …. “The definition for insanity”

    Doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result, is going to be replaced with the term Sanchezing.

  38. “I don’t think much of Tebow as an NFL player, let alone as a QB. OTOH, given the results the Jets have been getting with their USC-typical “I lose, but I look good”

    How can you know anything about him. Barely a season played. Sanchez 5 seasons with same system and cannot hit 50%. Compare his treatment by media to Tebow’s. bizarre!

  39. As some others have said, this has less and less to do with Tebow’s abilities. This is Rex Ryan saving his job.

    If he puts Tebow in right now, he may actually win a few games. If he does that, this season looks like a waste and Ryan’s seat will get hotter.

    But if you ride Sanchez out and they lose, you can blame Sanchez and squeeze out one more year, possibly. But say what you want, Tebow looks like he can move the offense. If that happens, the owner may want to keep Tebow and fire everyone else.

  40. If you want to know what being a Jets fan will be like if Rex pulls Sanchez and promotes Tebow, just ask us Steelers fans about the Kordell Stewart years.

    Excellent run threat, difficult to contain, makes poor decisions, inaccurate passer. One thing I’ll give Tebow over Stewart is his leadership, as Stewart was always shaky and had trouble settling down often.

    If you got an offense that is 100% geared to the run game, then this is your guy. Otherwise, time to visit all the top universities for spring.

  41. I am a jets fan and this is appalling… I don’t care if you think he gives you the best chance to win because he has been so terrible that something has to change. Even if tebow or McElroy are worse at least it shows US the PAYING FANS that you are trying everything. The games have been hard to watch. 9 of 22 with no points offensively coming off a bye is unacceptable. Bench sanchez or get fired please.

  42. How fragile is Sanchez’ psyche? He is simply not getting it done in any way and they won’t make a QB change because they don’t want to “ruin” a horrible QB? This team has no heart, limited talent and no leadership. Putting Tebow in fixes two of those problems instantly and at least gives the team a chance. Tebow is not a good NFL QB but he has heart and is a winner. He can find other ways to lead the team to victory. They may not win, but they aren’t winning right now either. They have to know they will be looking for a QB in the draft (or try the kid from ‘bama). Sticking with Sanchez right now is just a stubborn move that has nothing to do with winning football games.

    This is typical of Sparano also. He keeps trying the same failed formula and won’t change. Do they make a pill that cures delusion?

  43. Woody its time to step in. I am a season ticket holder in Florida as an owner you owe it to the fans to at least make a change. Its time to make a QB switch period.Rex is blind and you have to take control. You have to see what tebow can do…And draft a QB for future.. are you in control come on woody…fans will not continue. to come…make a move….

  44. I hear they have a waiver wire deal in the works for Brady Quinn who would provide a significant upgrade!

  45. Rex may stick with Sanchez but will the fans stick with Rex?

    I hope Woody is paying attention, your coach is very quickly getting to the point where there is no longer any confidence there.

    Where have you gone, Weeb Eubanks,
    JETS nation turns it’s lonely eyes to you.

  46. cuda1234 says:Nov 11, 2012 8:33 PM

    Tebow has been with three different NFL coaching staffs and all of them have come to the same conclusion – he stinks.
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    Yep – that was John Elway’s conclusion as he was dragged, kicking and screaming, into the playoffs.

  47. Tebow is an unconventional guy who everyone seems to love to pile onto because he doesn’t do all the regular things “they” think he has to to win. But he still goes out on gameday and competes and very often wins.

    His ability to run helps both the RBs and WRs, his work ethic and enthusiasm are infectious and he can convince his teammates that they can ALL play better TOGETHER.

    Remarkably, in the face of all his haters , all he has done is win.

    And most likely Jets ownership brought him in with a warning to Rex and GQ Marky to put up or get out. Woody Johnson may well be letting Rex pull enough rope to hang himself and his job, along with Sanchez- who i see as a career backup while Tebow gradually improves.

    If Woody J., Gives Tebow the right support system he might just do what he does- prove the haters wrong.

  48. This McElroy talk is comical. How many teams have a backup who went 8-5 with a playoff win as a starter last season?
    “McElroy is young and hungry. He’s a good kid and he’s a champion. He doesn’t cause problems and doesn’t shoot his mouth off for the media all the time. If anyone “deserves” a shot to play, its him.”
    –Tebow is also young and hungry, a better kid and a 2-time national champion who was a better college QB in every category than McElroy, who last time I looked hadn’t won an NFL game that counted. And when he didshoot his mouth off, it was to say something detrimental to the team, which Tebow would never do. McElroy was a 7th-rounder for a reason, and it’s not because he’s the next Tom Brady.

  49. Guys – ease up on Rex. The last thing we want to see is him getting fired.

    Jets fans may eventually come to want that, but for the rest of us its comedic gold.

  50. Bronco fan here. Glad to have Peyton but sorry TT had to leave. Peeps, follow the money. Mark has 13 million guarantee for next season. GM and HC prolly pushed hard for that contract. If TT is a better starter, everybody gets fired. It was easy for Fox to make a change, Orton wasn’t “his” guy. Elway will never admit it, but Tim screwed up his high draft pick plans. Hard to apologize 13 million times.

  51. Rex Ryan says “Jets will stick with Sanchez”

    the sportswriter is a little hard of hearing and what he rally said (and for once I agree with Jabba The Rex) is:

    Rex Ryan says “Jets will suck with Sanchez”

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