The Jags are crappy enough to allow for a 13 for 20 128 yard 1 TD 1 INT lipsticking of the pig victory just enough to start Pick 6 again. There is nothing the be gained. This is a prelude to a housecleaning.
At this point a wise coach, one that cared more about his future with this franchise and with any other team in the future would at least see what McElroy can do. Ryan refusing to cut bait on Sanchez is going to end his career as a NFL head coach. Sanchez is a mistake. Playing him even one more down is throwing good money, no matter how effed up the 2013 cap is, after bad.
We all wondered why the Ravens hired John Harbaugh over Ryan, why he was passed over. Now we know why.He cannot see the big picture and he allows sentiment to cloud his decisions. Every time he babbles about "Sanchez gives us the best chance to win" or some other such tripe proves he's either delusional or an idiot. And I admit, desptie the weird stuff, Ryan is still a very smart defensive coach in many ways. But his personal loyalty to nonhackers is going to cost him this job and any others. An extreme example-Parcells and Bellicheat would put up with LT showing up for practice high and handcuffed in the back of a patrol car-as long as he was LT on Sunday. When you start extending leeway to players who don't produce you will breed more slacking.There's no cost to sucking.
And I suspect with the defense more discouragement. Thius may not be a great defense and it has some big holes. But when you ask it week after week to make up for 2 or 3 or 4 killer turnovers, they have to get down. There was a real electricity when McElroy took over. May be it would be fool's good. But even that would be better than watching this sheetheel make a mess again.
OK I have one for you, the Jets go, and win the next 4 games, and run the ball 40 times each game, and the QB never has to throw the ball more than 10-15 times like the Colts game, and the Cowboys actually come alive, and beat both Cincy, and Pitt the next 2 weeks, and the winner of the Cincy, Pitt game loses 1 more game (lets call the winner of this game the Bengals for playoff tie breaker purposes), now the Jets are tied for the last WC spot with both Cincy, and Pitt, Cincy holds tiebreaker on Pitt, and we hold tiebreaker on Cincy, so in this case the Jets would get the playoff birth.
In that wild, zany, very very very unlikely scenario happening, the Jets have to go into Denver to play Peyton Manning, and we will have to throw the ball to win, and I am also assuming you could get yourself even a little excited for a Jets playoff game, regardless of the truths you know. My question to you is of the 3 QB's on the Jets roster, which would you want to start, taking into account who would give you the best chance to win a game that the other team is going to score 24+ on you, and you will have to throw the ball early to try, and score to stay in the game, and not get down by 2+ scores making offense for any non elite QB miserable. Who is your choice in that scenario? I know I am taking Sanchez here, and I am doing that because I know he can get hot from time to time, and pass the ball well enough to win this game, would I expect him to? Hell No! But I also know there is no chance in hell that Tebow, or Mac could beat Manning in his own building in that type of game. Sanchez gives you like a 10% chance of winning that game, and I think Tebow, or Mac give you 0-5%.