Found August 26, 2013 on NY Sports 24/7:
Talk about “Rome is Burning”. New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan’s white-hot coaching seat just reached ‘scorcher’ level after his bonehead decision to play quarterback Mark Sanchez against rival NY Giants Saturday night. The only amiable way both the Jets and its fan base can come to a mendable conclusion is for the team to fire Ryan. Rex’s choice to insert the all-but-likely Week One starter in an essentially meaningless game is cause for termination. Even if Ryan promises to win all 16 regular season games – and somehow delivers –may not be enough to keep Rex on the prowl in the Big Apple or the Garden State. After rookie Geno Smith’s horrendous start against Big Blue – three picks and walking out the back of the end zone for a safety – the starting job was essentially locked up for Sanchez by halftime. That’s when Ryan pulled a quick one for the ages that even Sanchez, apparently, wasn’t prepared for: to play a few licks against the Giants. And boy did the Giants defense lick him. After all, Sanchez was playing behind his third-string offensive line, and Giants defensive players were trying to make their own team’s roster. Advantage Giants. Sanchez may breathe a sign of relief at this stage of 2013, as an MRI to his injured shoulder showed nothing more than a bruised joint to his throwing arm. The questions, however, linger far beyond Ryan’s decision to not only play Sanchez, but to leave him in this insignificant game. “That was my decision,” bristled Rex at reporters after the game. “It was my decision all the way.” There was more to Ryan’s postgame meltdown, where he explained to reporters that he inserted Sanchez – and left him in the game – because Mark gave the Jets the best chance to Win. A. Preseason. Game. “We’re here to win the game,” insisted Ryan. “Injuries are part of this sport.” Since when do people actually care about such an event? Apparently, Saturday was the first time this phenomenon occurred, and Rex stood there leading the charge. Only he was the only person there. Nobody cares about preseason football until someone gets hurt. The question, though, further goes for Ryan if he should be fired before the regular season begins for his egregious gaffe. The answer is he should not be fired before the regular season begins. He should be fired before the last preseason game is played Thursday night against Philadelphia. Of course if that happens the Jets would be throwing the towel in on this season, for a new head coach cannot make a team gel under a new system at this stage of the offseason. Or is that really so difficult? Essentially a new head coach can come in and begin this season as a building year and have this entire year for everyone on the team’s roster to prove why he belongs for the long haul starting next year. That Sanchez wasn’t named the starter before the Giants game proves how less-than-spectacular he’s been this preseason, and how much of a non-factor he’ll play in the Jets future plans. If Jets GM John Idzik fires Rex before Thursday night’s game, there’s a possibility that Gang Green won’t be set a couple of years back after all the smoke and dust settles in the Meadowlands. The Jets can both keep Rex as its lame duck coach and ride the season out, or the team can begin anew as everyone in New York knew it would.

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