New York Jets are in a lot of trouble after seven straight defeats have plunged Gang Green into chaos. And just to make things worse, on Sunday, former starting quarterback Mark Sanchez came up with an outstanding performance to help his Philadelphia Eagles to a crucial victory.
For the Jets, losing seven games in a row and then watching Sanchez perform well has to be such a terrible feeling, especially seeing as though the guy they replaced Sanchez with has now been benched for Michael Vick, who isn't a great deal better.
And thanks to Sanchez's career-revival in the Eagles' 31-21 win at the Houston Texans, the criticism of the Jets for their treatment of Sanchez has risen it's head again this week, with former New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe taking shots at the Jets' franchise.
The Jets pretty much let Sanchez take the blame for their failings during his last couple of seasons in New York, before shoddily putting him in the firing line to get hurt in pre-season. Bledsoe likened their treatment of the signal-caller to throwing a pretty young virgin into a volcano.
“Going to play quarterback for the Jets, it’s kind of like, you know when they used to take the pretty young virgin up to the edge of the volcano and then just throw them in?” Bledsoe told the New York Post. “That’s kind of what it is when you play quarterback for the Jets. It just feels bad."
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This is probably the most bizarre criticism of the Jets so far this season, but you can kind of understand where Bledsoe is coming from. And the former Pats' QB added that he's glad to see Sanchez battling hard again and proving that he's a solid NFL quarterback.
“Mark had to live with that for a long time. And people threw him under the bus like he was the whole reason for the demise of the Jets. … To see him be able to come on to the field in a good system, with good talent and perform well, I’m just really happy for him.”