By BrooklynFans.com Reporter Billy “Fack Attack” Fackovec
We all learned Sunday that the Jets’ problems go far beyound the quarterback position.Greg McElroy’s’ first game under center didn’t go as planned as the Jets got creamed in the Meadowlands 27-17 by the San Diego Chargers.
The running game was quiet, but we learned the Jets had a fourth QB all along. Jeremy Kerley threw a 42-yard bomb to Clyde Gates, and also took over the Wildcat.
McElroy did not look terrible, but he wasn’t great. He completed 14 of 24 passes for 185 yards. The offenseive line didn’t help the young quarterback either, as he was sacked eleven times. Let’s all take a moment to think of that number. ELEVEN.
While we were all blinded by how bad Sanchez was doing through 15 weeks, we also got a chance to see how bad the O-Line is. There is no way you can defend Sanchez for his play, but the line did not give him any kind of help. They didn’t give McElroy a break either, and being sacked eleven times will leave you sore after a game.
If you didn’t see Tim Tebow on the field today, it was becasue he asked not to participate in any of the Wild-Cat plays.
McElroy may have played well enough to keep the starting job next week, but it may still be a tough call for Rex Ryan on who to start.
This team has become the biggest joke of the city, yes even more than the Mets. But at least the Mets are building to get better. The Jets are taking giant steps backwards with where they want to be.
They have Mark Sanchez, who is turning out to be not what the Jets had hoped for. There is Tim Tebow, who started this whole circus. Tebow already has one foot out the door, and on his way to Jacksonville. Then there is Greg McElroy, who has a game and a half underneath his belt, and people expect him to be the savior of the Jets.
Just to add insult to injury, reports have the Jets looking into Michael Vick. Now we all know Vick is better than all three quarterbacks the Jets have, but you’re almost asking for trouble when you go after him. The Jets have to get younger, not older. It doesn’t help that he has been very injury prone.
So now at 6-9 and one game remaining, what do you do? How does this team get people to tune in next Sunday? Quite frankly, at this point, I don’t think there is anything they can do.
We have heard the rally cries from Rex Ryan that this team will fight to the end, but the Jets have not shown much fight.
The Jets will end their miserable season next weekend against the Buffalo Bills.