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A Rough Flight

By John Touhey

The Jets walked off the field Monday with plenty of questions that are as close to having answers as Mark Sanchez was to having a decent passer rating.

Why couldn’t the defense tackle if their paychecks depended on it? Rex Ryan claimed that this year’s defense was going to be the best we’ve seen under his tenure, but that wasn’t the case.

Ben Roethlisberger picked the Jets’ Revis-less secondary apart, proving that a top tier quarterback like Big Ben can drive the ball down the field effortlessly. For the casual football fan, Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall didn’t even play, nor did Troy Polumalu or James Harrison.

This game could have easily turned into a bigger spanking than it already was(and not the good kind of spanking). The young defense line of the Jets couldn’t bring Roethlisberger down and allowed him to extend plays and find open receivers.

Also, Tim Tebow moved the ball down the field, something Mark Sanchez failed to do aside from an early touchdown to Santonio Holmes. Sanchez completed 37% of his passes, Stephen Hill could not have been more invisible and there was absolutely zero running game.

If you watched the game these were obvious problems but what does this mean moving forward? Which Jets will be on the field in Miami and for the rest of the year?

These questions cannot yet be answered and only time will tell whether gang green is ready to play to their potential, whatever that may actually be. As for Tebow, well Skip Bayless thinks he should have been starting since week one, but unless Sanchez plays the way he did against the Bills he’ll be the one watching from the bench rather than Tebow.

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