With the bye upon us, and thus, the halfway point of the season for the Jets, there is going to be a lot of talk about this team. Specifically, what’s wrong with this team. Fans have begun the debate since the final gun of yesterday’s game. Why is Sanchez still the starter? What’s going on with Tebow? Is this team ever going to put a full game together? What’s with the playcalling? The debate goes on.
It’s all fair. The players, especially Mark Sanchez, are underperforming. The running game, for the most part, has not gotten off the ground all year. The Wildcat has been a non-factor, nearly invisible.
Just remember though, when pointing the finger, remember to keep these two guys in mind:
Rex Ryan and Mike Tannenbaum. Let’s start with Tannenbaum. We have all seen the problems with this guy. The team was 8-8 last year, and the roster really isn’t that different. If you are a team that is looking to make a Super Bowl run, as the Jets say they are, you have to have a talented, deep football team. Whether you like Sanchez or not, they have not fielded a great football team around him. He has fallen short, but you never hear about him getting the blame.
I love Rex Ryan, but he has to take some heat here as well. Whether he wanted Tim Tebow or not, he is stuck with him. Time and time again, there have been situations that Tebow has had proven success, but he doesn’t use him. Whether Sparano is doing the playcalling or not, Rex Ryan is responsible for this football team. He is not getting a consistent effort out of this team, and he is not getting any use for this “secret weapon” they acquired. Everyone was really quick to blame Brian Schottenheimer for the performance of the offense. When does the head coach begin to get the blame?
The time is now. For both of these guys.