Re: Rex Ryan And The Jets
posted at 8/25/2013 6:48 PM EDT
Check out this article in the NY Daily News...which states that Rex Ryan's boneheaded decision to play QB Mark Sanchez in the dying minutes of a meaningless game could end up costing him his job:
Rex Ryan's decision to play Mark Sanchez in the fourth could cost him job. Ryan, apparently consumed with winning a trophy of a Peanuts' character , vaulted into the annals of dumb moves by putting Mark Sanchez into the fourth quarter of the Jets' meaningless preseason 24-21 overtime win over the Giants at MetLife Stadium. Sanchez promptly suffered a shoulder injury that clouds the Jets' quarterback situation.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, August 25, 2013, 1:47 AM
Rex Ryan's decision to play Mark Sanchez in the fourth quarter could ultimately cost him his job come January. Rex Ryan took ineptitude and incompetence to new heights with a boneheaded decision Saturday night that ultimately could seal his fate as the head coach of the Jets.
Ryan, apparently consumed with winning a trophy of a Peanuts character, vaulted into the annals of dumb moves by putting Mark Sanchez into the fourth quarter of the Jets’ meaningless preseason 24-21 overtime win over the Giants at MetLife Stadium. Sanchez promptly suffered a shoulder injury that clouds the Jets’ quarterback situation.
Ryan, whose transparent attempts to placate new general manager John Idzik for the past eight months have turned him into a sad shell of his former iconoclastic self, turned testy in his postgame press conference. When his predictable talking points were challenged, Ryan grew agitated.
He knows that he screwed up.
Ryan’s mismanagement may wind up being a fireable offense in January if Sanchez is out for an extended period of time. Sanchez underwent X-rays on Saturday night. He is scheduled for an MRI on Sunday.
“All week you’re talking about winning the game and competing,” Ryan said as if he were prepping for the Super Bowl. “It was my decision all the way.”
Earth to Rex: Winning the Snoopy Trophy is worthless.
Ryan’s decision was reckless, irresponsible and the latest example of a head coach who has made his fair share of botched in-game moves during his five-year tenure. Just ask Tim Tebow.
This one, however, put all the previous brutal calls to shame.
Mark Sanchez walks off the field with his shoulder wrapped up.
There was no logical reason to put Sanchez in the game.
It was even more maddening since Sanchez had essentially wrapped up the quarterback competition after Geno Smith’s three-interception implosion in the first half against the Giants.
It was apparent to everyone in North America that Smith simply isn’t ready to be the Week 1 starter. Sanchez was in line to start against the Buccaneers on Sept. 8.
Sanchez even appeared surprised when he was called into the game with 11 minutes left in the fourth quarter. He scrambled to find his helmet and went in. Rather than put in Matt Simms, Ryan turned to his presumptive Week 1 starter. Make sense? Of course not.
“Why compete? Period,” Ryan said. “We’re there to win.”
So, why wasn’t the first-team offensive line out there with Sanchez? Why was he asked to play behind the backup line made up of rookies and guys who may not make the roster?
What was there to gain?
Ryan, not surprisingly, had no concrete answer.
“Injuries are part of the game,” Ryan said. “You can get hurt in practice. Obviously it never worked out the way we wanted it to.”
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/mehta-reckless-rex-mark-play-sanchez-fourth-article-1.1436396#ixzz2d1XHdo2a