Good morning, Gang Green Gangsters! Here are your post gameday New York Jets links...
Rich Cimini writes that playing Mark Sanchez was "possibly the worst coaching move since Marty Mornhinweg won an overtime toss and elected to kick off." He also writes that "the Jets took an $8.25 million player and put him in harm's way, for no good reason." They also gave him $8.25 million for no good reason.
Steve Serby makes it sound like all Rex Ryan wanted was the Snoopy Trophy. We joke about wanting to win that around here, but is he seriously contending that that was all the motive for wanting to compete last night? A fifth-year quarterback shouldn't even be in that position where he could lose his job to a guy who hasn't started even a preseason game.
Bob Glauber was also critical of Ryan's decision. Unlike some, he is able to make his point without exaggerating.
Dennis Waszak is another one who doesn't make it all about himself. He writes that Rex will be even more on the spot if Mark's injury is serious. Even more? Yes, with the rest of the spoiled, petulant bunch of writers, you better believe it.
Manish Mehta thought that his endless questioning of Rex turned into an "embarrassing scene for a coach who should be embarrassed" after he became "stubborn and refused to answer" a reporter who became stubborn and refused to stop asking. He argues that Ryan is trying to please John Idzik, who by the way, doesn't know what he's doing because he signed David Garrard who ended up retiring.
In actual football news, Antonio Cromartie and Sheldon Richardson were banged up.
Sheldon was very impressive last night. If you don't know what he can do, you might end up Shel-shocked.
Kristian Dyer notes that Damon Harrison had a good game. Let's go eat some snacks! I was very pleased with how the defensive line played without Kenrick Ellis and Quinton Coples. I believe they can indeed be elite.
Jane McManus notes that Stephen Hill needed an x-ray on his wrist. You gotta stay even, Stephen. You don't hit a guy with a helmet on.
Michael J. Fensom talked to some Jets players regarding what happened to Sanchez.
I can't find Mike Sielski's reports. He is probably still memorizing his media bridges article for his comedy act.
Well, that's all the links I'll share for now. Everybody's got their own opinions and everybody wants to pile on. I still haven't seen any write up on how well Ryan Spadola played, despite the interception. I also don't know why we seemed to have seen more Kellen Winslow than Jeff Cumberland. I have to re-watch the game but I didn't see a lot of multiple tight end sets.
Anyways, rest easy Gang Green Gangsters! New England may soon cut Tim Tebow and we can have him save our season again!