Rex Ryan: C
One has to wonder if Greg McElroy was active, would he have been in the game. The point is moot, and it's not likely that Ryan will answer that hypothetical. Some fans will say that he should have turned to Tebow and that he couldn't do much worse than Mark Sanchez. But by now, everyone knows that isn't happening.
While the head coach ultimately has to take responsibility for the team's loss, the fault of the offense's shortcomings falls on Sanchez and Tony Sparano.
Ryan's defense did very well, and he once again confused the heck out of a young quarterback. So if you want to blame him for the team's offensive performance, credit has to be given to the defense, which is firmly in the top 10 in the NFL.
There were no questionable game-management issues that fell on him, and his team continued its trend of being one of the least-penalized teams in the NFL, drawing just four flags against them all night.
Tony Sparano: F
This was the kind of stuff that got Brian Schottenheimer fired.
Sparano showed no game awareness whatsoever, dialing up intermediate pass plays on a windy day when Sanchez was as off as he's ever been and with an offensive line that couldn't protect him.
It all started to fall apart half way through the third quarter. The Jets got the ball with 9:54 left, and Sparano called for five passes on the six plays of the drive.
Then with 11:45 left in the game, Sparano called three straight passes into the wind on a three-and-out drive.
With 8:44 left, the Jets got the ball at their own 23-yard line. Shonn Greene had two rushes for 11 yards as the line began to give him big holes to run through.
So what does Sparano do on the subsequent first down? Call for a weak-armed quarterback to throw a bomb into the wind to a receiver with a bad hamstring who has been here for less than a week.
Talk about having no awareness of your personnel.
As if those sins weren't enough, there was also the complete mishandling of Tebow.
It appears that the Jets had predetermined that Tebow was going to be given a full series to see what he can do. Whether that was Ryan's decision or Sparano's will likely never be known.
But Sparano should have had the awareness to recognize that Sanchez was actually playing decently at the time and scrapped the idea.
The only other time Tebow saw the field was right after Sanchez completed two of his nicer passes of the evening.
This was as clueless a performance by any coordinator at a clutch time as the Jets have had, and that's saying a lot considering some of the coaches the Jets had calling plays for them at times.