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Sanchez falls victim to the inevitable

Rex Ryan had to bench his starting QB, but that wasn't the big surprise on Sunday

Updated: December 2, 2012, 10:57 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- At the lowest moment of his professional career, Mark Sanchez got the cold-shoulder treatment from his superiors. It was fitting, because they've ignored him for … oh, about nine months.

When he came to the sideline after his 10th straight scoreless possession Sunday, the New York Jets quarterback was informed by Tony Sparano that he was being replaced by Greg McElroy. That the news was delivered by the offensive coordinator, not the head coach, was bad ...

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