Last week it was Jets’ defensive back Darrelle Revis out with an ACL tear, now it looks like Santonio Holmes will be out for a while. Today’s game against the 49ers saw Holmes injuring his foot right at the start of the fourth quarter. To add insult to injury Holmes gave up the ball before he was down and 49ers cornerback Carlos Rodgers picked up the ball and ran it in for a touchdown.
This is a huge blow to the Jets since Holmes and Revis are two of their star players on the team. Mark Sanchez looked confused and rattled against the tough 9ers defense. I will give him the benefit of the doubt since he was going against a rugged defense. After the game was out of hand you wonder why Coach Rex Ryan did not put in Tim Tebow to play some garbage time to get acclimated to the Jets offense. This is puzzling on many levels.
One why risk an injury to Sanchez especially with the luck they have been having with losing other players. Two the game was out of reach so why not put in Tebow to get some game time. You have to wonder if this Sanchez/Tebow experiment is more of a hindrance than a help. Is the psyche of Sanchez that fragile that if Tebow does well it would add pressure on Ryan to use Tebow more in the offense? The Jets are 2-2 with barely escaping the last week’s game against the Dolphins. We will have to see how the Jets react to the injuries and their lack of offense. The Jets have a tough game next weekend when they play the 4-0 Houston Texans.
On the flip side the 49ers looked like the team from weeks one and two. The offense started off slow, but after the half the 9ers got back on track with their signature punishing ground game. The defense and special teams produced turnovers and blocked punts to secure a victory. The 3-1 49ers will take on will take on the Bills next week.
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