|Sanchez's best position, right here!|
The word ‘circus’ has been attributed to the 2012 New York Jets on at least 15,000 occasions. The description is accurate, sure, but it doesn’t nearly begin to describe what is happening this year in the green version of MetLife Stadium. It just…falls short – like calling Ron Artest odd. Of course he’s odd! Did you not see him charge into the seats in Detroit (DETROIT, OF ALL PLACES!) to assault a fan?! And ‘odd’ is all you can come up with?
Earlier this week, Rex announced that Mark Sanchez would once again be the starting QB, his 60th start in the last four seasons. Sanchez, of course, was pulled from last week’s game after completing just 10 of 21 passes and throwing three horrific INT’s en route to three scoreless quarters. Third stringer, Greg McElroy, was inserted and promptly led the Jets to their only score of the day, a 1 yard TD toss in the fourth that would give the Jets the 7 points they needed for the win.
“Sunk costs should not affect the rational decision-maker's best choice. However, until a decision-maker irreversibly commits resources, the prospective cost is an avoidable future cost and is properly included in any decision-making processes.
In this case, the Jets have “irreversibly committed resources.” The money has been spent and it cannot be recovered, thus it should have no affect on their future decisions. Yet, not only is it affecting the decision making, it’s the sole driver of the decision making. Woody Johnson, Mike Tannenbaum, and the other decision makers are stupidly allowing their past mistakes in regards to Sanchez walk them directly into future mistakes, thus crippling the franchise in the short term.