By Ryan Alfieri, Editor
Rarely in the NFL are seasons over by Week 4, especially when you are tied for first in the division with two wins under you belt. A few wins or losses in a row drastically change a team’s perception in a short period of time
However, after a 34-0 drubbing at the hands of the 49ers, this might be one of those times.
Mark Sanchez was absolutely awful. Granted, he did not have much help from his receivers, but he was missing them when they were open and was beyond ineffective. He threw for just 103 yards and an interception.
The “Ground and Pound” offense is non-existent. Neither Shonn Greene nor Bilal Powell are NFL runners.
Oh, and the defense gave up about 250 yards on the ground. Not exactly what Rex Ryan envisioned when he said that this was the best team he’s ever had.
With Santonio Holmes likely out for a stretch, there really is no feasible way the Jets can get a win next Monday night against the Texans, who are basically the 49ers with a better quarterback, receivers, running game, and defense.
This situation has the potential to get out of control quickly. Another egg by Sanchez will cause the Jets to be the biggest 2-3 disaster in the NFL. The onus is now on Rex to clean up the mess and get his team’s confidence back. A 34-0 drubbing can be killer for a team’s mentality, especially when there are questions swirling about their quarterback.
Starting Tim Tebow is not the answer. The answer is to get back to playing sound football they way they were used to under Rex Ryan. The kind of football that allowed them to overcome these kinds of losses, just like how they bounced back from losing 45-3 against the Patriots in 2010.
Is the season over? Not yet. But a few more missteps and Rex and the Jets will be praying for the season to end as soon as possible.