“Don’t Get Him Shell-Shocked”July 5th, 2013
It’s rare than an annoying, overhyped New York Jets topic would have so much interest for Bucs fans. But the Bucs’ season-opener in two months is against Rex Ryan’s ugly club, so Joe is paying attention.
There’s loads of New York and national buzz these days about whether the Jets and their new west coast offense will start Mark Sanchez or rookie Geno Smith on opening day.
NFL Network attacked the topic this week, and both former Pro Bowl center Matt Birk and Brian Baldinger thought the Jets have to go with Sanchez. Birk implored the Jets to go easy on Smith, “Don’t get him shell-shocked,” Birk said, referring to demands of a Jets QB on and off the field.
Former Jets QB Ray Lucas and notorious Adam Schein have a different view in the SNY-TV video below. Lucas has no problem with Smith if he wins the job. Schein, a notorious Sanchez detractor, thinks the Jets’ new offense is perfect for Sanchez.
Joe would rather see Sanchez taking the snaps against the Bucs. Joe will take the known versus the unknown any day.