New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan has this important bulletin for fans who are worried that he might be making the wrong decisions at quarterback between incumbent Mark Sanchez and rookie Geno Smith: Ryan has yet to make a decision at quarterback.
And Ryan might not anytime soon, he says.
“When we feel good about it we’ll make that decision and we’ll see. But certainly we haven’t put a timetable on it, as far as naming a starting quarterback, but when we feel good about the decision as an organization, then we’ll make that decision,” Ryan said.
This is the point at which we'd like to remind the coach that his non-timetable should, in fact, demand some kind of decision by the time the Jets and Buccaneers square off on Sept. 8.
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A report from ESPNNewYork.com say that the Jets will essentially could have no choice but to go with Smith, seeing that Sanchez is still banged up with a shoulder injury. He currently is in the "day to day" category but might not be ready to go by next week, leaving Smith to start against the Bucs and former Jets corner Darrelle Revis.
Sanchez has been the more solid of the two, and watching Smith throw three picks and take a safety had to turn Ryan's stomach when thinking about the possibility of what might happen Opening Day.
"[Smith] started out like gangbusters and, obviously, he had the ankle injury, so that set him back," Ryan said. "[He] got the game in against the Giants. Obviously, it was a very up-and-down performance. He had a good week of practice. We'll see where he is from there."
What about Matt Simms? The statistically impressive quarterback was really good in the preseason, and he's almost certain to make the team as a No. 3. He won't start, though, having not worked with the first-team offense much at all in practice, or in the preseason games.