BY NICK ST. DENIS
Offense just isn't the New York Jets' thing.
Sunday, New York's offensive line had no push in the run game and couldn't protect Mark Sanchez, and when it did, Sanchez either couldn't made a decent throw or saw his receivers, namely usually sure-handed tight end Dustin Keller, drop passes.
So despite a very good showing by the defense, the Jets couldn't create a nosebleed in a 28-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. And don't let that seven points fool you, the defense scored them.
Sanchez completed just nine of 21 passes for 124 yards. The Jets' offense was an alarming 2-for-11 on third down, and Sanchez and receiver/returner Jeremy Kerley lost fumbles, with Kerley's coming on a punt return. Also, Gang Green wasn't able to establish much of a rhythm on the ground and couldn't convert on a fourth-and-1 Shonn Greene run.
Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano again looked clueless.
With that, Jets coach Rex Ryan said Sanchez will remain the team's starting quarterback despite the inevitable week of calls for Tim Tebow to take over.
"If it's on one guy, it's easy to fix," Ryan said after the game, according to Kristian Dyer. "... Again, we're sticking with Mark."
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