Originally written on Turn On The Jets  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Anyone who has witnessed the Jets play over their first eleven games can attest to the fact that Mark Sanchez lacks a quality supporting cast and knows that Rex Ryan has tried in vain to talk up, and coach up an undermanned team. If the Jets tank at any point during the final stretch of five winnable games though, Ryan must acknowledge that part of the problem this season has been at quarterback by sitting Mark Sanchez. For an entire series. A game. a stretch of games. Otherwise the head coach will become tied to the season long failures of the signal caller, by not even admitting that the problem behind center needs fixing too. GM Mike Tannebaum will have alot of answering to do in the weeks to come for leaving the Jets with a mediocre and unproven receiving corps aside from Santonio Holmes, and a feature back in Shonn Greene. A power plodder who lacks the attributes needed to break off big runs and accrue big time yardage on a weekly basis. Veteran back and receivers were available prior to training camp but passed over in favor of players like Stephen Hill. A rookie whose penchant for the dropsies should have surprised nobody in the Jets front office, considering that he had just career 46 catches at Georgia Tech. Sanchez has had a hard time finding anyone to throw to since Santonio Holmes went out during the blowout loss at home to the 49ers in week 4. Hill can’t hang onto the ball, Chaz Schilens is, well, Chaz Schilens, and while Jeremy Kerley has developed some and Dustin Keller is back after a long hamstring injury, it’s been slim pickins for the fourth year QB, who has exuded the body language at times, that his subpar corps doesn’t always run the right route. Ryan nonetheless observed what he had on the offensive side of the ball in the preseason and still noted that this team was one with “the most talent since I’ve been here.” Ryan willingly brought archaic run play coordinator Tony Sparano in to fix the ground game, and Tim Tebow in to be a fill in the cracks playmaker. Neither have panned out. Which brings us to Sanchez. The third main character offense besides Sparano and Tebow that Ryan is tied to in this 4-7 season. One that could nosedive at the drop of a hat. If Sanchez struggles down the stretch, during any winnable game that could be saved by changing the energy at QB1, Ryan should pull the trigger. Making a call to the bullpen for Tim “The Terrible Broken Ribbed” Tebow, or even the heady but unproven Greg McElroy. Take your pick. Win or lose, a switch during this hypothetical scenario would at least note that the head coach has duly noted the play of the starter is unacceptable, because all we have heard from Ryan this year has been that Sanchez gives the Jets “the best chance to win.” As he sidesteps the heavy questions about Sanchez’s key role during losses. Should it go down the way it has too often in 2012 from Sanchez, with the red zone intereceptions, and sloppy pocket presence, then Rex should cover his you know what and remind both the fans and the owner, that he still sees the road clearly from his driver’s seat. Not doing so would only tie him even more to the failures that keep happening in the pocket.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Bucs believed to be going for Marcus Mariota with No. 1 pick

Report: Wrigley Field renovation causing massive rat problem

Rex Ryan praises Patriots, calls Deflategate 'unfortunate'

Brady hopes Peyton Manning comes back next season

Report: Thibodeau’s relationship with Bulls 'beyond repair'

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Joe Montana pins blame for Deflategate on Tom Brady

NFLPA boss: No Deflategate interviews until after SB

Blandino: Deflategate no sting; PSI in footballs not logged in

Aaron Hernandez’s DNA found on bullet casing, joint near body

Thomas upset he was tested for PEDs over health statement

Marshawn’s press conference to end all press conferences

WATCH: Katy Perry cracks Deflategate, Marshawn jokes

Devon and Leah Still write a book for kids fighting cancer

Five potential heroes of Super Bowl XLIX

WATCH: Timberwolves throw shade at Kevin Love in promo

Tom Izzo: 'The Twitter' may have affected team's confidence

Measles outbreak hits Arizona days before Super Bowl

Proposed pace-of-play rule changes, by the numbers

Super Bowl XLIX should smash TV viewership record yet again

NFL, officials, Carroll disagree on ineligible player rules

Seattle business rolling 12,000 joints for Super Bowl

How Yardbarker got Marshawn Lynch to open up back in 2008

Super Bowl records that won't fall anytime soon

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Five potential Super Bowl XLIX heroes

Rex Ryan downplays Deflategate

Brady hopes Manning comes back

The worst Super Bowl commercials of all-time

SB anthem, halftime performers through the years

Super Bowl should smash TV records

Super Bowl records unlikely to fall

15 amazing Super Bowl XLIX stats

Teammate: Manziel not a joke

Ten most underrated SB performances

Knicks ‘in play’ for Kevin Durant?

Ex-QB: Everyone deflates footballs

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.