Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 5/16/13
The last four seasons in the Meadowlands have seen continued diminishing returns for Gang Green. Rex Ryan's arrival in New York was lauded by NFL fans and pundits alike, and it seemed as if the Jets were at long last, going to catch the Patriots in the AFC East on their way to New York's first Super Bowl appearance since Joe Namath led the team there following the 1968 season.  Yet a funny thing happened to the Jets on the way to their date with destiny, and after back to back AFC conference game appearances (and losses), the New York has receded back to the soft underbelly of the NFL, forced to slug it out with the Buffaloes and Oaklands, as opposed to locked in an epic struggle with the juggernauts of the NFL for league supremacy.  Much of the blame has fallen upon beleaguered quarterback Mark Sanchez, whom the Jets selected with the fifth overall pick of the 2009 NFL Draft. Sanchez came out of USC highly-touted, despite only starting one season, and his own coach saying that he w...
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