EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ- Well, that was certainly much easier than anyone expected.
After a month of offensive struggles this preseason caused most of the football world to completely disregard the Jets offense (even many Jet fans had already abandoned ship, you know who you are), Mark Sanchez and his merry band of receivers came out and torched the Bills defense while Ryan Fitzpatrick, at times, looked like he was purposely trying to throw interceptions. If he was trying to throw picks, then he did a great job as he threw three on the day. Darrelle Revis, Kyle Wilson and Antonio Cromartie all got a pick and Cromartie took his back for six points as he somersaulted into the end zone.
The Jets elected to receive the opening kick and immediately started moving down field, then came what looked like disaster as Sanchez tossed out a ridiculously silly toss pass that made for an easy pick, by the Bills Bryan Scott, and you could literally feel the wind being sucked out of the stadium as the crowd grew silent with a dash of pure horror. But the defense stood strong as Fitzpatrick tried to test Revis early, but floated a pass in the air that allowed Revis to cut under Stevie Johnson for the easy pick. After that it was Sanchez’s turn to show his doubters just what type of quarterback he expects to be on a weekly basis. (more…)