This time around, it was Sanchez sticking up for his offensive coordinator, Brian Schottenheimer, the subject of vocal second-guessing by fans and analysts during New York's turbulent three-game free fall.
"That's an easy out for fans and critics but that's fine," Sanchez said during his weekly spot on ESPN Radio, via The Star-Ledger. "That's their job and they're supposed to have opinions and when you don't play well, people are going to let you know what they think and how they feel ... but I'm totally behind Brian .... and all the coaches and players are as well."
"I don't think that happened and I'm sure the team would have addressed it if it did," Sanchez said. "... I'm not buying it."
This week, Ryan is selling the idea that his 2009 Jets team went to the AFC Championship Game after surviving a pair of three-game losing streaks. That season included two losses to this week's opponent, the Miami Dolphins, who have beaten the Jets in three of their last four meetings but appear in significant disarray this time around.
Ryan was firing on all cylinders Monday in a Hulk Hogan-esque effort to pump up his team's drifting Q rating: "We're 2-3 right now. That's when you get stronger. That's when you come in together and you build that character. This is a resilient bunch, I'm telling you."
He's telling us, but he's been telling us these things for a long time.