The 2012 season is spiraling out of control right before our very eyes for the New York Jets.
It began when they acquired Tim Tebow from the Denver Broncos in the off-season. Then there was the preseason, where they didn’t score a touchdown until the final game.
All seemed right after the 1st game, dominating the Buffalo Bills 48-28. Mark Sanchez looked good. The defense looked good. The Jets were on their way.
Then they had a terrible showing against the Steelers, escaped with a win against the Dolphins, and were ran out of their home stadium in an embarrassing loss to the 49ers.
If you look at the standings, they are 2-2 at the quarter pole and tied for 1st in the division. But nothing about this team says 1st place.
That’s because they have lost their best individual defender, Darrelle Revis and their best wide receiver, Santonio Holmes to season ending injuries in successive weeks. Compounded with the poor performances from Mark Sanchez with Tebow breathing down his neck, it seems that this is the first place team to be most pessimistic about in the NFL.
So where do the Jets go from here?
Do they keep displaying faith in Sanchez and go after a Terrell Owens, Chad Johnson, or Plaxico Burress and try to rejuvenate this offense? No. They signed Jason Hill this morning, eliminating the possiblity of any of them becoming a Jet.
It seems as if the best thing to do is to make the switch at QB and see what can come out of it. Sanchez is completing less than 50 percent of his passes, and throwing for less than 200 yards per game. That is not to say that Tebow can do much better, if at all. But Tebow does provide a passion that Sanchez seems to lack.
Rex Ryan may owe Mark Sanchez one more chance to get it right. But against Texans, all signs point to something brutal. The results may be the same, but the Jets need a jolt of energy in their season before it’s too late. It may need to be Tebow Time in The Big Apple full-time.