The Jets entered last night's game against the Titans with slim playoff hopes. They needed to win their remaining two games, and needed a little help from a couple other teams. But they had a chance.
After Mark Sanchez threw 4 interceptions and completed less than half of his passes against the Titans, those playoff hopes disappeared altogether.
As he has been for pretty much this entire season, Sanchez was abysmal. He played about as badly as anyone could possibly play.
He only mustered 131 yards on 28 passing attempts, and threw multiple interceptions into strong coverage when there were better options available.
There's really no more excuses to be made for Sanchez. He's in his 4th season, and hasn't made any progress whatsoever. If anything, he has been progressively worse over the past two years.
He has shown glimpses of adequacy here and there, but it becomes clearer every day that the Jets need to find an answer elsewhere, and that Sanchez isn't the QB of the future.
What's the next move?
Should Rex Ryan be fired? Does GM Mike Tannenbaum have to go? Do the Jets need to blow it up and start fresh, only a few years removed from consecutive AFC Championship game appearances?
The insistence on sticking with Sanchez has set this franchise back a solid 5 years. They have no starting QB. They have no real backup.
Their one potentially capable quarterback is Greg McElroy. Inexplicably, the Jets never even tried to give him a legitimate opportunity to show what he can do, despite his solid play in his only real chance.
Something needs to be done with the Jets, and it needs to happen fast. Otherwise, this downward spiral will only continue.
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