Where is the chemistry? We saw this happen last year when the Jets struggled at the end of the season and now it’s happening again.
Earlier in the week a number of players anonymously bashed Tim Tebow in a newspaper article. Coach Rex Ryan immediately came to the quarterback’s defense and said he was appalled that any of his players would talk badly about a teammate.
Tebow has been dealing with criticism his entire career, but it’s different when it comes from a teammate. He said he was a little hurt, but all he can do is try to shake it off.
The reality is that the New York Jets are 3-6 and Tebow has only thrown six passes the entire season. He’s nowhere near the top of the list for reasons why the Jets have a terrible record, yet he’s the one being criticized instead of Mark Sanchez.
At this point why not expand Tebow’s role and let him sling it down the field? The offense can’t get much worse than it has been in recent weeks.
This Sunday New York is playing a young upstart St. Louis Rams team. They have a great defensive line led by Chris Long and will be coming after whoever is lined up under center. If Sanchez gets sacked a couple times and can’t handle the pressure will Ryan bring in Tebow?
Meanwhile on the defensive side the Jets’ secondary needs to shut down the Rams’ receivers. Sam Bradford is finally getting in a groove and with his favorite target, Danny Amendola, back from an injury he seems even more comfortable in the pocket. The Jets’ pass rush has been missing all season so it’s gonna be on the defensive backs to come up with the big plays.
This is a must win for New York. No one in the organization is happy about where they are in the standings and if they can’t come up with a win who knows what will happen next week.
Final Score: Jets 16 Rams 13
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Written by Matt Brody