Ryan wrong to risk Sanchez in romp

Rex puts QB in harm's way to get passes to Plax in garbage time? Dumb move, coach

Updated: September 20, 2011, 12:06 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The game was already over, long over, early in the fourth quarter when Mark Sanchez was asked to drop back and pass. The New York Jets held a 26-point lead over the Jacksonville Jaguars, a team that had a better chance of winning the American League East than it did of staging a comeback.

Rex Ryan put his franchise quarterback in harm's way, anyway. The one player the Jets cannot replace, the one whose extended absence would end the season on the spot, the one who ...

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