In recent weeks, the New York Jets have been called by many (including yours truly) a circus, with head coach Rex Ryan serving as the clueless, inept ringmaster. On behalf of writers everywhere, I'd like to apologize to everyone who works in a circus, particularly ringmasters, for this heinous insult.
The Jets are an embarrassment, and it starts with Ryan. His decision to insert presumed starting quarterback Mark Sanchez in the fourth quarter of a meaningless preseason game, only for Sanchez to get hurt, ranks among the most baffling and ridiculous decisions ever made.
Now, it looks as if the team belongs to rookie signal-caller Geno Smith, though believe it or not, that's actually the right move. Sanchez is done as a starting quarterback in this league, and everyone knows it. The team might as well turn the reins over to Smith now.
The problem for Smith? The roster is largely devoid of talent, specifically on offense. If the Jets' plan is to win every game 6-3, well, it still probably wouldn't happen, because the defense isn't that great either. Where is the pass rush going to come from?
In all likelihood, this is Ryan's last year as coach. While that's good news for Jets fans, the bad news is that they have to endure yet another miserable campaign. This team is one of the very worst in football.