With an inexcusable performance on Saturday against the Giants, the New York Jets find themselves needing help to make the playoffs this season.
So, who’s fault is it?
Is it the quarterback (Mark Sanchez) who seems to have trouble completing a pass?
Is it the offensive coordinator (Brian Schottenheimer) who has this same quarterback throw the ball 59 times without even considering a running play?
Is it the head coach (Rex Ryan) who refuses to admit that his team has serious holes (see: Eric Smith, Kyle Wilson, Pass rush) and continues to believe he can create the NFL’s best defense?
Who’s fault is it?
With the loss, the 8-7 Jets will now need a victory next week in Miami and losses by the Bengals (vs. Baltimore), Titans (vs. Texans) and either the Raiders (vs. Chargers) or Broncos (vs. Kansas City).
“Do we deserve to be in the postseason?” Santonio Holmes was asked. “If the gates open, we’ll walk right through them.”
“You hate having to watch other teams and see what happens, and hoping for certain teams to win. We had a chance to control our own destiny. Now we don’t. That’s never a good thing, but we’re mathematically still in it,” said Mark Sanchez.
Good luck, Jets. You really don’t deserve it.