Jets head coach Rex Ryan is still undecided as to whether Mark Sanchez will start, but it does sound pretty clear that Sanchez will not be playing the whole game.
Ryan is fighting the dilemma of keeping his young signal caller sharp going into the playoffs by playing him and sitting him to rest a sore throwing shoulder.
“With our quarterback in particular, he’s rolling pretty good lately,” Ryan said. “I want him to make sure he has his routine in place, but also don’t want him to get hurt. There’s a fine line. We’re working through it. I’m kind of leaning on him playing. How much he plays I’m not sure. I told our guys to make sure they’re ready to be focused on they’re going to play. But clearly, there will be some guys that are nicked and things that won’t play.”
When asked if Sanchez is 100 percent Ryan admitted that his QB is not the picture of health.
“I wouldn’t say that,” he said. “He’s kinda beat up, just like he was last week at this time. He’ll be limited in practice this week. As the week went on last week he was great. It’s two weeks in a row that he’s finished (the game), that he’s played every snap. He’s been zipping the ball pretty good. But clearly if we think he’s not at or near 100 percent he won’t play. But I think there’s a good chance he will be.”
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