Jet fans are pointing fingers this morning. There are plenty of fingers needed. Some will say Mark Sanchez is to blame. He lacks consistency, makes bad decisions, and has never been close to being considered an elite NFL quarterback. Many of those pointing the finger at Sanchez will say that Tim Tebow has never been afforded the chance to succeed in a Jets uniform.
There are also those who blame Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum for putting together a team that lacks offensive start power. He brought the Tim Tebow circus to town. He pieced together an offensive line that couldn’t protect a quarterback if their lives depended on it. Woody Johnson has taken his share of criticism as well, by allowing Tannenbaum to remain with the team.
The coaching staff has taken a lot of heat. Head coach Rex Ryan has made a lot of us scratch our heads, while wondering what goes through his own during games. Offensive Coordinator Tony Sparano has taken a Helter Skelter approach to running an offense. Sanchez in rhythm, then substituted for Tebow to run the Wildcat, then back to Sanchez.
In my opinion, The New York Jets need a complete overhaul. From the General Manager all the way down to the starting quarterback. There is NO stability in the organization. The best move Mike Tannenbaum made all season long was signing Braylon Edwards last week. I understand the signing, but Mark Sanchez could have used a little help from the receiver position around week 3 of the 2012 season.
Coach Rex Ryan did a good job in his first few seasons. Two trips to the AFC Championship Game had Jet fans salivating. They could smell the Super Bowl, and Rex looked like the coach to lead them there. In the years since, the Jets have been a giant disappointment. Ryan’s unwillingness to abandon quarterback Mark Sanchez has been a major reason for the teams overall decline. Greg McElroy deserves the chance to show what he can do as a starter. Honestly, what do the Jets have to lose?
Sanchez is not a big time NFL quarterback, and he never will be. While he can at times (few and far between nowadays) manage a football game, his psyche of a child with no self esteem. He will never take the Jets where they want to go.
If owner Woody Johnson has any kind of brain function, he should start the dismantling process now. Let Tannenbaum go, and whomever is brought in to be the new GM should hand pick their own coaching staff. Start drafting smarter, make a few moves and bring in talent that can win. If Johnson refuses, we will probably see a sequel to this train wreck of the season. Not everyone wants to see change in New York, I am sure the Patriots are just fine with the Jets keeping the Keystone Cops together.