We've been here before. We've warned you not to read into this. Monitoring completion percentage on the practice field in June is a dangerous game, but here we are -- sucked back in. And the picture isn't pretty:
Practice ending: Putting it kindly, the defense dominated the offense. Not a good day for Sanchez (2 INTs) or Tebow. #Jets- Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) June 7, 2012
Tebow had troubles of his own, but poured water on any sense of conflict between the quarterbacks: "I think we just have a great relationship and I think we both want to get better as football players, as quarterbacks, and find a way to help this team win football games. That's what it's about."
Not on Thursday. Tebow and Sanchez started out 0-for-4 with a pair of sacks before Sanchez completed a pass to receiver Santonio Holmes. Both quarterbacks struggled on a day belonging to the defense:
Jets offense looks terrible today, overwhelmed by blitzing. Sparano in ornery mood. #Jets- Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) June 7, 2012
Rex Ryan found a way to spin the madness, telling reporters his defense has the look of a "special" group, saying it's the "deepest we've been."
Ryan, historically, isn't one to overstate the matter. We'll take his word on this.