We apologize in advance: After the Miami Dolphins' stomping of the New York Jets 30-0 at MetLife Stadium, there's not going to be anything left to talk about, Jets-related, other than When Tim Tebow Takes Over. We know this was an exhausting topic before it was even really a topic, and your eyes have probably already glazed over before you even finished this sentence. But the Jets' season has now burst into flames, and this is all that remains. So ... sorry.
Talking about Tebow is a lot more fun than talking about special teams anyway, and boy, was that a disaster yesterday. The final tally: an onside kick lost, a blocked field goal, a blocked punt, and a second-half 57-yard kickoff return that helped the Dolphins put the game out of reach. Needless to say, the Jets are a team that has very little margin for error; when the special teams units make mistakes like that, they don't have a chance.
The loss left the team mostly discombobulated afterward.
“I’m blown away by it,” said [coach Rex] Ryan, whose team fell to last place in the AFC East ... “It’s a shock,” right guard Brandon Moore said. “Of course, you don’t expect a game to go like that.”
Yeah, it all went wrong, and of course it ended with chants for Tebow, as if that will fix anything. Mark Sanchez didn't play well — again — but you can't blame him for the loss: Not many quarterbacks in the NFL would have won that game. (This is particularly galling because the Dolphins were playing with their backup quarterback.)
But at this point, with the Jets at 3-5, what more is there to do? The Jets have been ravaged by injuries and have received shoddy quarterback play (and also can't run the ball ... and also can't catch the ball ... and also ... ). But there's no excuse to lose 30-9 at home to the Dolphins. Ryan, with the bye week coming up, is giving the Jets a full seven days off. It's fair to say they won't be missed.