Posted by Andy Benoit
For some reason, America has developed a particularly keen interest for whether Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez will rest his sore right shoulder or play in his team’s meaningless game against the Bills this Sunday. This interest probably derives from the fact that Rex Ryan spoke so bluntly about the issue almost immediately after learning that the Jets were in the playoffs.
Ryan initially said that Sanchez would rest. But then he said on Monday that because Sanchez had gotten in a groove the past two weeks, he’d play.
On Wednesday, Ryan said there was “no way” Sanchez will play all four quarters. "I haven’t decided he’s going to play 'X' amount of plays or if he’s going to play at all," Ryan said, according to Conor Orr of the New Jersey Star Ledger. "I’m leaning to think that maybe he’ll play some, but we’ll see."
Sanchez has been throwing with his left hand in warm ups and soft-tossing with his right. That is all precautionary. Sanchez, of course, is preparing this week as if he’s going to play. This is part of the reason it behooves Ryan to not decide on his quarterback’s status this early in the week.
In short, the news here is that there really isn’t any news. Ryan is still undecided about Sanchez. But we relay it anyway because, hey, it’s the Jets, and at least we know the quotes aren’t typical NFL nonsense.
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