Rex Ryan used every gimmick in his arsenal to try to breathe some life into the his team's stagnant offense during the New York Jets' 23-17 loss to the undefeated Houston Texans on Monday night at MetLife Stadium.
Well, almost every gimmick.
Ryan went for two fourth downs in his own territory in the second quarter, including a fake punt. He called for a third-quarter onside kick and played a cornerback at wide receiver one week after testing out a running back at cornerback. He lined his starting quarterback up at wide receiver in the red zone.
However, Ryan -- be it a result of his stubbornness, his fear of change or simply a gross oversight in planning on his part -- has still yet to unleash the one surprise that might actually make a difference as his 2-3 team slides further into irrelevance.
He still hasn't given Tim Tebow a chance to lead the offense.
Now let's make one thing clear: I'm not advocating starting Tebow at quarterback over Mark Sanchez, who completed fewer tha...