Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:41 AM
Honestly, this is one of those damned if you do, damned if you don't moves. If Sanchez doesn't go in there, Rex is blamed for not giving him as many reps as possible, or messing with Sanchez's confidence. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
Yeah, this is pretty much an impossible spot for Rex, it really is. I think we all know that the Jets would love for Smith to be the guy, but they want Sanchez to be ready too, in case Smith isn't quite ready, but they also want to be able to replace Sanchez with Smith as soon as Sanchez falters. They seem to want to be prepared for every possible scenario, without really committing to anything. I think Rex's head is spinning right now, and I think as a head coach that has seen some of his power stripped, I think he's being put in the position of looking like the bad guy.
I'm not saying Rex hasn't made his share of mistakes, but he's in a terrible spot right now...he's about to enter his fifth year, and probably loses his job after the season if he doesn't win some games. If he bites the bullet and commits to Smith, who clearly looks like he needs work, the Jets are very likely to have a rough year, and Rex will get canned. But the organization doesn't seem like it's willing to offer Sanchez much in the way of confidence and/or support, so how is Rex supposed to win with him? It's feeling more and more like the Jets should've just shown Rex and Sanchez the door.
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