Here is the opening to my Tuesday column about Rex Ryan and Mark Sanchez:
I don’t like Rex Ryan.
He’s the loudmouth who coaches a football team over in Jersey. He coaches the Jets. Talks a good game. For years, he has won zilch. For what he did Saturday, he should get fired.
Quick summary: Jets playing the Giants. Big rivalry, hoo hah, except it was an exhibition game. Forget big rivalry. Jets were having a quarterback controversy. You know a thing or two about quarterback controversies.
It was veteran Mark Sanchez against rookie Geno Smith. Smith went first. He threw three picks. He also stepped out the rear of the end zone. Safety!
Not ready for prime time. Not ready for Broadway. Not even ready for Jersey, or as the cognoscenti say, “Joisey.”
Cue the loudmouth, self-promoting coach: With 11 minutes left in the fourth quarter, Ryan decided to put Sanchez in the game. Smith already had proved he can’t handle the NFL. Now, Sanchez was the Jets’ only option for starting quarterback, and Ryan put Sanchez in behind the scrubs. I don’t mean to offend the scrubs by calling them scrubs.
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