In 2012, the word "circus" was often used to describe the New York Jets. The Tim Tebow introductory press conference, the ESPN studio show set up in Cortland for a week during training camp, that Mark Sanchez Thanksgiving-night fumble that was given a now-infamous nickname -- it was one oddity after another.
Though they're certainly something, the 2013 New York Jets are by no means a circus.
It starts with the head coach and it's as if the ringmaster has turned in his keys to the carnival in exchange for a suit, a tie and a cubicle. Long gone is the Rex Ryan of old. Gone are the bold Super Bowl guarantees, gone is the take-on-all-comers bravado, and sadly, long, long gone are the money quotes from previous years.
During his Q&A session with reporters following Monday's practice, Ryan tip-toed around Mark Sanchez's injury status, didn't reveal any further information on who the Week 1 starting quarterback will be, and danced around a rather straight-forward question about what...