No mention of Keller. Another loss that affected Sanchez.• Rex Ryan and Tony Sparano have come to be known for their creative genius in coaching circles, with Ryan consistently deploying a wide array of overload blitzes and Sparano being the first to introduce the "Wildcat" formation to the NFL in Miami. Both were on board with bringing wild card Tim Tebow to New York, in large part to keep defenses guessing how they will use him. In San Francisco’s 34-0 shutout victory, which easily could have been 41-0 had Colin Kaepernick not slid down on the Jets' 3 to avoid running up the score after a long run in the final two minutes, it was the proud sledgehammering Jim Harbaugh that outfoxed the opposition, sparking the offense by sprinkling in the option run by Kapernick. For the 49ers to climb the hill, they need more production from the quarterback position and are wise to be finding ways to get Kapernick much-needed experience, even if it’s not coming in traditional fashion.
• With WR Stephen Hill out and Santonio Holmes going down with a foot injury on the heels of last week’s loss of the NFL’s best coverman, Darrelle Revis, the Jets’ season is beginning to look hopeless. They are now 0-2 without Revis in the lineup, and their top offensive skill talent could be out for an extended period. As much as fans might be pointing their finger at QB Mark Sanchez, he was heavily handicapped Sunday without his two top receivers and an overmatched offensive line that did him no favors. No team has been hit harder by key injuries in the first quarter of the season, and it will be an uphill battle for the Jets to remain competitive the rest of the season. Good teams never use injuries as an excuse and find a way to lock and reload. Ryan and GM Mike Tannenbaum have their work cut out trying to resolve a lot of lingering issues.