Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported Thursday that Jets players doubted Sparano's play-calling abilities from early on. According to Mehta, players told him Sparano lacked "creativity and flexibility" in his play-calling with a distinct lack of imagination and innovation.
Anybody who viewed the Jets for more than a quarter of play witnessed an offense stuck in the mud. New York went into the season singing songs of the ground and pound and a maturing Mark Sanchez. The addition of Tim Tebow brought the media rushing out to Jets training camp, where we were treated to miniseries-length broadcasts. Men in green hovering over the summer grasses. All of it ultimately meaningless.
This is the same team that found a way to extinguish Tebowmania just months after it ruled the nation. No small feat, and only one aspect of the unraveling of this year's New York Jets.