There was a lot of trash talking between the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins leading up to Sunday’s game. Only the Dolphins would back up the talk as they defeated the Jets 30-9. Jets wide receiver Chaz Schilens called the loss “humiliating” but he is more upset with the chants of fans calling for backup quarterback Tim Tebow.
“That chant is BS… I think the fans are out of place,” Schilens said after the game, per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “They’re pissed. They have a right to be pissed.”
Schilens fully supports Mark Sanchez as the team’s starter, saying “Mark’s the QB.” Schilens also believes the Jets were hurt by poor play on the offensive line.
“He was under a lot of pressure, that’s all I have to say,” Schilens said, via Kimberley A. Martin of Newsday.
The Jets trailed 20-0 at halftime and were outscored ten to nine in the second half.
Sanchez was sacked four times and finished 28-for-54 with 283 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. His stat line is misleading as the majority of his stats came on two fourt quarter drives, including a touchdown to Schilens.
Why did the Jets never turn to Tebow in Sunday’s game?
“I just never thought it was the time to do it. Mark’s our QB,” Coach Rex Ryan said after the game.
Ryan still believes that Mark Sanchez gives them the best chance to win.
“He had his moments. He looked good, just like the rest of the team,” Ryan said. “There were moments the team played really well, and then there were other moments not so much, so I’d say he played pretty much like the rest.”
The Jets have lost four of their last five games.