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.