SEAN L DURHAM
One word to sum up the Jets first 1/2 of the season; “UGH”…. A bunch of great plays from both sides of the ball with a vast array of utterly disgusting football Sandwhich somewhere in the middle. The Jets rank in the bottom half of pretty much every offensive category there is a category for in the NFL. Their defense, though faring better statistically than the offense, it’s not by much I assure you. The Jets are 3-5 and are somehow in a race with the Bills for the right to ultimately scrape gum off the bottom of the shoes of the remaining members of the AFC EAST.
And yet…..they’re still alive and in the “hunt”, and by “in the hunt”, I mean they’re wounded but not fatally but they’re leaving a blood soaked path that their next 3 opponents can use to track them and finish them off before Christmas.
The enigma that is Mark Sanchez is slowly but surely losing the entire fan base and what little support he had coming into the season. But, he can certainly thank GM Mike Tannenbaum and his reluctance to put a viable backup behind him last offseason as the reason he is yet to be benched, which means Sanchez is still this team’s best chance at a 2nd half run. Starting Tebow would be a fan appeasement move wrapped primarily around Woody Johnson’s fear of losing money and fans. Tim Tebow doesn’t give this Jets team a better chance at anything but becoming more of a joke than they already are and his replacing Sanchez would be a move just for the sake of making a move. The only hope for the Jets in the 2nd half of the season is for Sanchez to remember that his head doesn’t belong in his rear end, and instead, he steps up and leads this team. Impossible? Nope….improbable? Probably!