Drama never ends for Gang Green
It’s only going to get worse once the season starts and the games actually count. Once they start losing meaningful games, then the quarterback controversy will continue to be the talk of town, sports radio, newspapers, blogs, tweets, etc. While Mark Sanchez is slated to start week one against his former teammate Darrelle Revis and the Buccaneers, nobody expects him to last very long. Almost everyone is rooting for Sanchez to fail and for the Jets to go with Geno Smith behind center. Sanchez is deemed to be the most “ready” of the bunch, yet still continues to make rookie mistakes as he gets set to begin his 5th NFL season. This is a quarterback who has had more turnovers than touchdowns in three of his four seasons in the league. This is a player mostly known for a butt fumble. Let's be serious here. In his first two seasons, it was his defense that helped get Gang Green to back-to-back AFC Championship games. For some reason, the Jets felt that after his third season (where the team missed the playoffs), he deserved a huge $58 million contract extension. His head coach Rex Ryan continues to baby him into the starting role for some odd reason. For once, he has some competition knocking on his door, but unfortunately it’s no Tom Brady knocking.
Of course that brings me to Rex Ryan. The new skinny Rex has been here since Sanchez first arrived after the Jets traded up to draft him sixth overall. He guaranteed a Super Bowl and made bold statements that he never backed up. The controversy that has surrounded him has turned the Jets into a Ringling Barnum Bailey Circus. It seems to get worse as the press conferences go on. Last weekend following the Jets preseason win over the Giants, Rex started a tirade against Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, where he refused to answer a question then turned sideways and backwards to tell him he wasn’t going to answer. The head coach has lost complete control of his team and opening kickoff has not even arrived yet. Things will only get worse if Sanchez performs the way we all think he will and then he is set to make a quarterback decision. That’s a competition Rex has no clue how to handle nor does it seem like he cares about, after saying he wasn’t paying attention to it earlier in preseason. This guy is terrific with the defense. He is a defensive-minded coach who needs to step out of the spotlight. He can no longer handle the duties of head coach for a team in complete disarray.
For a team that won’t make the playoffs, it’s time to throw Geno into the fire. Rex Ryan’s love affair with Sanchez needs to end, because the snarky head coach’s tenure will be seeing its end after the 2013 season. If this team wants to see what the future holds and even attempt at filling seats at MetLife Stadium this season and beyond, things need to change. The only team at that stadium that runs its organization right is the New York Giants. It’s about time for the Jets to follow in the Giants footsteps. Time for GM John Idzik to begin a proper rebuilding process and get away from the past, because that is exactly what is haunting this team. It’s about time for the Jets to end the drama and run an organization with some class, not like a bunch of 12-year-old schoolgirls.