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Jags hold 3-0 lead as Jets offense continues to destruct

Jason Babin, Mark Sanchez AP

Last week’s Jets-Cardinals game set offensive football back about 60 years.

This week’s Jets-Jaguars matchup isn’t quite that bad, but it isn’t going to be the subject of any glowing documentaries on the NFL Network either. The Jaguars lead 3-0 after holding the Jets to 94 yards and forcing two turnovers in the first half of Sunday’s game. The first turnover was a strip sack by Jason Babin after be blew past Jets left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson and ripped the ball from Mark Sanchez. Sanchez didn’t have much chance on the play but he didn’t protect the ball all that well, which is why that’s now 45 turnovers for the Jets quarterback since the start of last season.

The Jags were able to turn that turnover into a Josh Scobee field goal, but they couldn’t cash in when Jeremy Kerley fumbled after a catch later in the second quarter. The Jags saw another scoring chance go up in smoke when Garrett McIntyre hit Chad Henne as he threw on third down in the red zone on the first possession of the game. The ball floated into linebacker Bart Scott’s hands for an interception.

Tim Tebow has not been part of the Jets’ “attack” to this point and he’s the only option should the team decide to make a change from Sanchez again this week. They’ve shown no desire to do that this season, but they need to do something if they want to actually wind up making last week’s game against Arizona seem like a high point.

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5 Responses to “Jags hold 3-0 lead as Jets offense continues to destruct”
  1. y5nthon5a says: Dec 9, 2012 2:35 PM

    Rex Ryan has tried to light every possible fire under Mark Sanchez’s butt to get him to play harder since he drafted him. Yet he’s only gotten worse. I think it’s time to realize that Sanchez is not a starting NFL QB, regardless of the situation he’s in. Some people would say he could become good if he had a good supporting cast, but I disagree. The best thing he could become is a poor man’s Alex Smith. And we see that he got replaced in San Francisco.

    McElroy may not show a lot of potential, but you can’t get much worse than Sanchez has looked. And Tebow — We’ve seen what he can do. I don’t understand why the Jets don’t just ride him out the rest of the season. And this is coming from a guy who really dislikes Tebow.

  2. fissels says: Dec 9, 2012 2:36 PM

    Where’s Browning Nagle when you need him?

  3. macmanud says: Dec 9, 2012 2:37 PM

    Just as well Rex went with the Sanchize to give them the best chance to win. They would have negative points otherwise presumably.

  4. trippymane says: Dec 9, 2012 2:51 PM

    Poor man’s Alex Smith? There like the same thing lol. Not a jets fan or sanchez fan but put sanchez with harbaugh and the 49ers nd you’d get good production from him. He has no running game or receivers and a revisless D and a defensive minded coach, where Alex Smith has a former qb. Let’s see what a Smith does with that.

  5. billsfan1 says: Dec 9, 2012 2:56 PM

    Does Sanchez have a year of eligibility left at USC? Perhaps Carroll knew what he was talking about when he told him not to go early

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