So it seems that New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan still has not decided whether quarterback Mark Sanchez will be playing this Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. I think it depends on if his shoulder is really hurt or not. After Sunday’s game, Sanchez said he did not have a tear, but was a bit sore.
If the kid is hurt, no question he should sit. He may not have a good track record after long breaks, but a healthy Sanchez is better than a hurt Sanchez. No need to risk him getting sacked and making whatever injury he has worse.
If he is healthy, then I’d say play him at least a quarter, but at most a half. Let him get a score and stay hot and maybe raise his stats a bit, but after that just let Mark Brunell and other backups take over and lead them to a win over the Bills. Although the Jets can climb to the fifth seed in the AFC Playoffs, it’s not worth risking any injuries. The Jets are already banged up enough (Leonhard, Eric Smith, Ihedigbo, Pryce, Woody) and more guys seem to be going down each week. Give the guys a week or two to get healthy and ready for the playoffs. We know we’re going to need these guys to make a push.