The Jets said Wednesday they were considering reaching into their bag of tricks to try the old color-coded wristband approach with rookie quarterback Geno Smith, but a few hours later decided against it.
In a year where it appears the Giants have hit rock-bottom and the Jets look ready to slide off the map, Sanchez gets to sit back and bask in the realization that he had nothing to do with any of it.
Some Jets fans don’t just want to replace Geno Smith after a bad game in the fourth week of his rookie season, they want to replace him with a guy with even less experience. That’s just amazing logic.
He went the rehab route and didn’t get the results he wanted, so now Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has reportedly chosen to go under the knife.
There are good things happening right now as Smith is making progress, Powell has some chops as a running back and the defense is playing the way a Ryan defense is supposed to.
Smith replayed the mistakes in his head, pondering what he could have done different. There were forced throws and poor decisions in a frustrating fourth quarter that led to the Jets’ 13-10 loss to the Patriots last week.
Placing Sanchez on short-term injured reserve, means he will not be able to play for the next eight weeks.
Ryan, during a conference call Friday, says he never declared a winner and that Sanchez’s comments are simply “his opinion.”
The Jets never publicly declared a winner to their quarterback competition between Mark Sanchez and rookie Geno Smith. But Sanchez, who injured his right shoulder in the team’s third preseason game, said Thursday that the job was his.
Sanchez might be wise to rethink things. If he goes under the knife now, he is certain to avoid the lengthy cross-his-fingers-period.
Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez plans to continue to rehab his injured right shoulder, though season-ending surgery is still on the table, according to multiple reports.
Geno Smith was already focused on his next opponent a few hours after his first NFL victory. No time for the rookie quarterback to celebrate. Not with the Jets getting ready to play the Patriots at New England on Thursday night.
Rather than call it a “slugfest” or a “knockout,” yesterday’s game at MetLife was more of an awkward, pawing, plodding, headbutting affair.
After Mark Sanchez took a hard hit late in the Jets third pre-season game and landed on his right shoulder, initial reports were that he’d sustained a deep contusion, a bruise.
Rex Ryan and the Jets announced that rookie Geno Smith will get his second start when the team plays at New England on Thursday night.