By Jordan Aaron
Every year, an award ceremony called the Golden Raspberry Awards takes place the week of the Academy Awards. But this ceremony does not celebrate the most glamorous, fantastic films of the years – but the absolute worst ones. Watching the Jets is just like the Golden Raspberries. It is the absolute worst thing you can watch in the NFL.
I’m going to start with offensive line. There was no offensive line. Besides their little trick plays where they would move with the running back, the line was nonexistent. Sanchez was getting sacked way to often. At first they looked good, but they could not contend for long.
Let’s move onto the defense that actually played great. With 5 turnovers – 5 TURNOVERS! – The defense held the Titans to 14 points, giving the Jets plenty of opportunities to come back and win the game. How could you lose a game when your defense can shut down an offense like they did on Monday night? One once said, “The best offense is a good defense.” Clearly, that guy did not have Mark Sanchez.
Mark Sanchez – my least favorite player in the NFL. Hey Rex, How bet we let Sanchez throw 4 more interceptions before you realize that he is not your best chance at winning? He looked ok in the beginning, before they gave Tebow a drive, but after that, he looked putrid. I saw far too many rookie mistakes from him. For example, he turns and looks to pass (I forget the receiver’s name), fakes the throw, attracting the attention of the safety.
Anybody who follows football knows that that makes for an easy interception, which it was. Luckily he lands on the two-yard line and 3 plays later the punter boots it 19 yards to his own 25. Clearly God was sending a gift to Tim Tebow to let him come in the game and get the win – I mean, with the win on the line, there is no way in hell that I would put Sanchez in for the drive, but Rex must have though a guy with 4 interceptions, a completion percentage under 50% and a bad decision making machine would win the game. Luckily for us, he did not exercise these unique skills – because he dropped a snap just in time turn the ball over and lose the game. So, why would Sanchez be used in the future?
Sanchez is the Oliver Perez of the Jets. He continually plays terribly, but know one on the Jets wants to get rid of him. He is an embarrassment. The amount of mistakes he makes are ginormous and it is growing old. I hope to see Mark Sanchez on the unemployment line come next year, but that probably won’t happen, given that Rex Ryan thinks Sanchez is their best chance at winning. So should the Jets fire everyone? Tony Sparano is not turning out to be the stellar replacement for Brian Schottenheimer that we hoped. Ryan is starting to fail at growing his team. Sanchez is a failure. Why should any of them be on the Jets next year?
It is time to rebuild. Enough of these clowns controlling New York. I would spare Rex Ryan if Mike Tannembaum would find some veterans who can teach the Jets to win. This should not be considered just the end of a playoff run, but also a wake up call for the Jets. Even if not a quarterback at the Tom Brady level, a starting quarterback, a captain, should be making plays when it counts, no questions asked. The final score was 14-10 Titans, and at no point were the Jets out of the game by more than a touchdown. It is unacceptable to turn the ball over at the 20-yard line. We need changes – now.