Originally Posted by JmercJETS
I have no issue with giving Rex Ryan more time. If Tanny is part of the package that's fine also, though of three changes I see Tanny being fired as most likely.
What drives me nuts is this commitment to Mark Sanchez. There's no reason for a GM and Coach to be this stuck on a player who is clearly far below average for his position. Especially when that position is the most important of all.
I get that his contract means he'll almost definitely be on the roster. But he should have no better a chance at starting than whoever else we sign or draft+McElroy or Tebow if they're still around. Ideally we draft a QB in the first three rounds and have him breathing down Mark's neck.
Before the final 3 games last year, and before all the injuries and a season that through the first 11 games has been a disappointment, injuries at WR, TE, and RB depth, the Tebow factor, the team struggling and now fans turning on the team, he was the franchise, and he was progressing in the right direction. His first two years were almost a cinderella story. A young QB, with bouts of inconsistency as they all have, but 4 playoff wins on the road, and 2 AFCCG's.
But then after 2010, his WR changed completely, gone were Edwards, Cotchery, Smith. Holmes most of this year, in come a rookie to draft pick and a bunch of complimentary players. Burress was a bust and a cancer, and a new offense.
Sanchez deserves one more year with a supporting cast around him, with talent around him. A legit WR unit, if Edwards is healthy, the return of Holmes next year, and maybe a legit playmaker at RB this off-season, either by way of the draft or FA, the offense needs help this off-season, and they need to do it for Sanchez. There are no QB's in the draft worth rebuilding for, and I think it's too early to give up on Sanchez.