“He really is that good,” Woody Johnson said of Mark Sanchez. “I wouldn’t look at the numbers too seriously… A quarterback’s job, ultimately, is to win games.”
Rex Ryan says there’s “no question” that Mark Sanchez is the Jets’ starting quarterback. “We’re planning on having success,” he said.
They played hard and they played better, but they fell short against the Texans on Monday night at MetLife Stadium. They were fortunate that the 5-0 Texans didn’t play their best game, but the Jets couldn’t take advantage of the opportunities that were in front of them.
Antonio Cromartie is not Darrelle Revis. Let’s just make that perfectly clear. But for the first time in his two-plus-year tenure with the Jets he appears to want to be.
Five weeks into the season we have two unbeaten teams and one winless team. Drew Brees broke a 52-year-old record once thought to be unbreakable. Everybody is over .500 in the NFC West, and what is wrong with the Packers?
I’m not yet going to root for draft-spot-clinching losses after watching the Jets fall to Houston. But I can see it on the horizon.
Mark Sanchez finished 14 of 31 for 230 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions — but was done in by a few tipped passes.
Arian Foster ran for 152 yards and a touchdown, and the Texans stayed unbeaten by defeating the New York Jets for the first time in team history, hanging on for a 23-17 victory Monday night.
Jet fans — start worrying! Any way you break this game down, it figures to be another struggle for Gang Green.
Houston has put the rest of the AFC on notice with their smothering defense and balanced, high-scoring offense. The Jets? Well, that’s another story.
Well, with Revis out for the season with a torn knee ligament, it will be Cromartie’s job Monday night to cover Johnson.
The fissure between Johnson, Mike Tannenbaum and Rex Ryan is so pronounced that it has slid from sidebar to spotlight. Ryan somehow lost his native hubris and, along with his missing girth, he literally looks like a coaching carcass at the dais.
The Jets need something, and putting Tebow in the lineup would certainly change the chemistry. Perhaps one or two Tebow plays might alter things. It’s a long shot at best, but at least it’s an opportunity to regain hope.
What’s a bigger surprise through the first four weeks of this NFL season: the Cardinals at 4-0 or the Saints at 0-4? Maybe it’s the 3-1 Vikings.
While the Jets are standing by Mark Sanchez right now, perhaps their biggest potential playmaker – Tim Tebow – is mostly just standing by.