You can add former New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath to the growing list of people upset with Rex Ryan’s decision to play Mark Sanchez in the fourth quarter of a preseason game. Sanchez, as you’re probably well aware, was injured during that quarter due to a hit from Marvin Austin of the New York Giants and is now listed as day to day. (But hey, the Jets won the game! That’s good, right?)
Namath voiced his criticism in an interview with the NFL network:
You do not put your quarterback in there in that situation, not the guy that is probably going to be your starter, behind a makeshift offensive line in a preseason game. Come on. There was no rhyme or reasoning to that (ESPN).
Oh man, Joe Namath is making sense/coherent arguments? What is this world coming to?!
This whole miniature controversy wouldn’t even have developed had Geno Smith played well, but the rookie out of West Virginia struggled mightily against the Giants, throwing three interceptions.
It kinda makes you wish Tebow was available, doesn’t it?