|Mark Sanchez had no answers Sunday. (AP photo)|
Forget about the loss to the San Francisco 49ers earlier this season, this defeat at the hands of the Miami Dolphins was the most humiliating of the year for the New York Jets. Needing a victory against a sub-par team within the division, the Jets came out and looked clueless on offense, got burned by big pass plays on defense and the special teams unit was a disaster. It all added up to an embarrassing 30-9 loss to the Dolphins Sunday afternoon. The Jets enter their bye week at 3-5 and on the brink of another lost season.
Mark Sanchez: If the Jets are going to make a change at quarterback, it will happen within 24 hours. Heading into the bye week, the team will have two weeks to prepare the offense with a new quarterback. The reason it's even a possibility is because the starter, Sanchez, was about as bad as he's ever been against the Dolphins. Instead of using last week's performance against New England as motivation (and he played very well for the majority of the game), Sanchez was back to his indecisive self. He held the ball too long, he missed open receivers and he couldn't lead his team to victory in a game the Jets absolutely had to have. Sanchez was 28-for-54 for 283 yards with a touchdown, interception and fumble lost. He was sacked four times. Most of his throws were nowhere near the intended receiver. The worst part of Sanchez's game Sunday was his lack of urgency. The Jets were down big, 27-3 with just under nine minutes to play in the third quarter, yet Sanchez was never aggressive in rushing his team to the line of scrimmage. On one drive in the fourth quarter, Sanchez took the shotgun snap with one second on the play clock. That's inexcusable. I can almost excuse poor play, but I'll never excuse poor game management. Sanchez was terrible in every aspect of his job Sunday and he may pay the ultimate price for it, as he could have started for the last time in the NFL. I wouldn't bet on it, though, because Tim Tebow just isn't the answer.