Chaz Schilens upset with Jets fans for Tim Tebow chants during ‘humiliating’ loss
New York Jets wide receiver Chaz Schilens admits the team’s 30-9 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday was “humiliating,” but he’s upset with the fans who began chanting for Tim Tebow to replace Mark Sanchez at quarterback.
“That chant is BS… I think the fans are out of place,” Schilens said after the game, per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “They’re pissed. They have a right to be pissed.”
Schilens backed Sanchez as the team’s starter, saying “Mark’s the QB.” He also seemed to pin some of the blame on the Jets offensive line.
“He was under a lot of pressure, that’s all I have to say,” Schilens said, via Kimberley A. Martin of Newsday.
The Jets hardly had anything going on Sunday. They were down 20-0 at halftime and 27-3 after three quarters. Sanchez was sacked four times and finished 28/54 for 283 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. Most of his stats came on two fourth quarter drives, including one that culminated in a touchdown pass to Schilens.
Did the team getting blown out lead head coach Rex Ryan to consider pulling Sanchez for Tebow?
“I just never thought it was the time to do it. Mark’s our QB,” Ryan said.
The Jets may have many offensive skill players injured, but maybe they need to consider going to Tebow. After losing 4 of their last 5 to go 3-5 on the season, how much worse could things get with Tebow at quarterback? Perhaps it’s time to find out.