FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- A gloomy day in Florham Park after the Jets lost 28-7 in Seattle. The offense will face particular scrutiny after failing to produce a single point. Defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson was responsible for the Jets' lone touchdown after a turnover.
Now 3-6 and off to their worst start since 2007, the Jets are facing some of the most direct and harshest criticism since Rex Ryan took over as head coach and the team drafted quarterback Mark Sanchez.
Former Jets nose tackle Kris Jenkins, now an analyst on SNY, said the franchise had coddled Sanchez and that he needed to be "put out of his misery." ESPN commentator and former Jets offensive lineman Damien Woody questioned via Twitter what the Jets' offense did to improve during the bye week. And Joe Namath will weigh in at 6 p.m. today on 98.7 FM ESPN New York.
In an unusual move, the Jets will make Sanchez available to the media on a Monday. The quarterback usually only speaks on Wednesdays and post-game. Perhaps he wants to take responsibility at a time when coach Rex Ryan has said he will remain the starter despite a string of performances that have fans calling for his backup.
Certainly some are wondering whether Ryan’s faith in Sanchez may ultimately spell his end as the Jets head coach. That’s something Ryan will no doubt be asked about today.