With hope fading fast, there isn't much that can be done to salvage the Jets' season now. The one thing that could have been tried is becoming more of a distraction than a spark for this team.
Why the Jets brought in quarterback Tim Tebow this offseason is a question that increasingly becomes more difficult to answer. They have used him sparingly in an offense that has struggled all season long.
The Jets rank 30th in total offense at 302.7 yards and 24th in scoring at 19.4 points per game. While there is a major deficiency in offensive talent on this team, it is obvious that Mark Sanchez isn't getting the job done under center.
Sanchez is having his worst season since his rookie season. Now in his fourth year in the NFL, we may have already seen the best out of the young quarterback.
In a city like New York—where the smallest of issues are magnified—this situation could get very ugly.
Even more baffling is the Jets' usage of Tebow, period. It seems as though this team is only installing him into certain offensive packages to appease the fact that they acquired him in the first place.
While he has value in various spots on the field, if Tebow is indeed the backup quarterback, he should be used as such.
That means if Sanchez is unable to play due to injury or if he is playing poorly, Tebow should become the starting quarterback for the Jets.
With Sanchez's regression becoming more apparent, Ryan dropped the ball on this one and should subsequently be dropped from his post as the Jets' head coach because of it.