It’s never dull around the Jets.
Just days before his 10-4 team tries to clinch a playoff spot in Chicago, Jets coach Rex Ryan finds himself dealing with injuries to quarterback Mark Sanchez and favored target Santonio Holmes. Much in keeping with the controversial nature of this season, a bunch of foot fetish videos on Deadspin.com that feature what could be a sound-alike Ryan and a look-alike to wife Michelle also hung over his head yesterday.
Ryan refused to comment on the videos, which the Daily News made front page news, saying repeatedly that it was a personal matter before a Jets PR person cut off that line of questions.
One of his more immediate problems also involves feet — specifically Holmes’. Turf toe kept the wide receiver out of practice yesterday, but Ryan said he should be able to face the Bears on Sunday.
“I expect him to play, but he wasn’t comfortable today,” Ryan said. “He was sore.”
So was Mark Sanchez, whose sore shoulder limited him to some soft-tossing and handoffs during the team segment. Sanchez underwent an MRI Tuesday that showed no structural damage, but the stiffness might limit him the rest of the week.
Ryan said Sanchez could play without practice, though it’s not an ideal situation for a young quarterback going into a must-win game.
“If he can’t play, we’ll just play Mark Brunell and Kellen (Clemens),” Ryan said. “But I’m 99 percent sure he’ll go.”